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Courses for Adults


Welcome to our courses page! Here you can find courses available to those of you aged 19 and over. From unaccredited Continuing Professional Development courses to accredited Level 3 Further Education courses, and everything in between, we're here to help you on your learning journey. Enrolment is open! Scroll down to view our core areas.

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Community Learning


A wide variety of practical courses to help you gain the skills you need to find employment and to progress up the career ladder. Learn something new or something fun out of interest, or use these courses to begin your career change your career. These courses provide the vital skills you need for your CV. Our course offer changes termly, take advantage of these free courses whilst you can!

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Continuing Professional Development


Individual, short, free modules to gain the vital skills you need for your workplace or for your CV to help you find employment. Choose when and where you study, there's no need to attend classes. Each module is accessed online through our partner TQUK. We're there every step of the way to help you sign up, get online and get working. 

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Distance Learning


Free level 2 accredited courses to gain the vital skills you need for your workplace or for your CV to help you find employment. Choose when and where you study, there's no need to attend classes or change your work schedule. Each course is accessed online through our partner TQUK and can last up to 12 weeks. We're there every step of the way to help you sign up, get online and get working. 

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Family Learning


Free courses for parents, carers, grandparents and childminders to increase your ability to support your children's learning and development as well as to enhance your parenting/caring skills. Our courses also encourage families to work and learn together. Throughout the year we also hold seasonal and themed workshops. Workshops are open to families of all descriptions.

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Functional Skills, GCSEs and English for Speakers of Other Languages


Achieve a recognised Entry Level, Level 1 or Level 2 Functional Skills qualification in maths, English or ICT. Alternatively, gain a full GCSE maths and/or English qualification. English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) is a very basic English language course for those who do not have English as their first language.

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Further Education


Accredited Level 3 courses to help you improve your existing skills or gain new skills to help you with a change of career or an an alternative route into university. Discover how to tutor on our Education and Training course, how to assess work on our Training, Assessing and Quality Assurance course, or start your journey on becoming a Social Worker on the Access to Higher Education course. 

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Intensive Support


One of the only provisions of its kind in the country, Intensive Support works with families in the home (or another venue of choice) to provide a holistic approach to learning. Together we will look at the whole family and the support required to ensure learning needs are met for all family members. Intensive Support will open the door to further training and education with us or other organisations.

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Contact Us


Booking your place onto any of the courses listed above is essential. To book a place or for further information please contact a Learning & Skills Adviser:

Alternatively you can complete the online courses enquiry form below and we will get back to you.

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Online course enquiry form

If you are interested in any of our online courses please enquire here

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