Adult & Community

Our new Part-Time brochure is out!

Daytime, evening and weekend part-time courses are available for 19+ students, leisure, qualification, flexible learning and business training courses starting from January 2017.  View our new brochure.

Qualification courses

A levels, GCSEs and vocational qualifications are no longer just for young people.  Many adults are taking the positive step of working towards a new qualification, seeing it as a great way to improve career prospects and boost self-confidence. With the Advanced Learner Loan you can now study and pay later.  Most of our qualifications start in September and are available during the daytime, with some offered in the evening.  Shorter qualifications start throughout the year and feature in our part-time brochures.  Most daytime courses in our full-time prospectus are open to adults who are happy to study with 16-18 year old students.  Click here to view the our full-time courses, which start every September. Full-time course application form.

Study by Flexible Learning

We offer a number of courses via flexible learning.  For further information Click here

Professional and Business Training Courses

We hand-pick popular, successful and in-demand courses, many of which are 'open access' and have regular start dates. They are designed to help people be more effective at work or in a future career and include qualifications from professional bodies.

Leisure Courses

A full range of leisure courses are available that take place evenings or weekends. A great way to try a new experience, meet new and like-minded people and most importantly, have some fun! We've got something for all ages and interests. 

Higher Education or Access courses

A great affordable alternative to university for those who want to stay local.  We have a range of degree-level programmes that allow you to fit study around your work and family life.  For those looking to bridge the gap between your current qualifications and a degree, the Access Diploma could be right for you.

Part-time Course Tutors Always Wanted

Would you like to join our team of adult part-time leisure tutors?  If you have an area of expertise or an interesting hobby that you’d like to share with others, we’d love to hear from you.  From Burlesque Workshops to Plan Your Own Funeral, Tarot Cards to Life Drawing, where can you take us next?  You don’t need a teaching qualification, just a passion and commitment to share your knowledge.  Email: detailing the course you’d like to offer and relevant qualifications, if any.