Courses for Adults

There's never been a better time to be an adult student (aged 19+) at New College.

Whether you're seeking to begin or improve your career; gain qualifications you missed out on at school; secure those English and Maths GCSEs; study towards University; develop new skills and interests; or make new friends, we have a course for you!

In addition, the Government's National Skills Fund has announced new funding for adult learners for selected courses at Level 3 - offering you the opportunity to train and gain valuable skills to improve your job prospects - for free!

Leisure courses

Got spare time? Want to develop a new interest or hobby and make new friends? We have some fantastic courses available in the evenings or at weekends with great tutors sharing their knowledge and experiences. Join us and try something different! Have a browse through our selection and see if there’s something that suits you! Browse our full list of Leisure courses.

Distance Learning

If you’d like to gain new skills and knowledge or refresh existing practices but cannot fit in with current family and work commitments, a Distance Learning qualification could be the answer! Study online, at your own pace with great support from tutors. Achieve a flexible nationally recognised qualification to further your career. Browse our full list of Distance Learning courses.

Flexible Learning

Flexible learning allows students the freedom in how, when and where they learn. Don't let lifestyle hold you back from learning, take the chance to upskill and improve your career prospects with our range of courses from 2+ hours per week.

Browse our full list of Flexible Learning courses.

Qualification courses

Take your career to the next level and improve your chances of getting that next promotion. If you're fed up with your current job and want to re-train or change direction, studying one of our courses could be the best career investment you ever make and be the factor that puts you ahead of the competition.

Browse our list of Professional and CPD courses.

Browse our list of Employability courses.

Browse our list of Counselling courses.

Browse our list of Teaching and Assessing and Verifying courses.

Study now, pay later! For courses at Level 3 and above, use the Advanced Learner Loan to pay for them. GOV.UK - Advanced Learner Loan for further information.

Access to Higher Education Diploma

Looking to get back into education after a break from your studies? Bridge the gap between your current qualifications and a degree-level course or develop the skills and knowledge for a new career on an Access to Higher Education course. We also offer Distance Learning options.

Browse our full list of Access courses.

Adult Learning Centre

The ALC (located in Focalpoint, on the corner of Fleet Street and Fleming Way) runs regular Maths, English and IT courses all offered in a relaxed and friendly environment. The centre also offers a great choice of employability and Community Learning courses with a weekly Job Club that is open to all, with new courses being added all the time.

Browse the full list of courses available at the ALC.