Adult Learning

Adult Learning

Adult Learning Overview

Our Adult courses give you the opportunity to develop your skills, learn a new trade and boost your confidence.

Not only do our adult courses help boost your CV but they also help change your life!

You will find our full-time, part-time and short courses listed below.

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Available Adult Learning courses

AQA GCSE Biology

The course is organised into eight topics: Cell biology; Organisation; Infection and response; Bioenergetics; Homeostasis and response; Inheritance; Variation and Evolution and Ecology. The Biology content of the new specification covers many exciting and relevant topics including cloning, monoclonal antibodies,...

Association of Accounting Technician Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting

At this level you’ll start to develop your skills in double entry bookkeeping and gain a grasp of management and administrative processes. You will learn management accounting principles, how to use manual and computerised accounting systems and how to wo...

Association of Accounting Technicians Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting

This level introduces more complex accounting tasks, like preparing final accounts for sole traders and partnerships. You’ll also learn the basics of management accounting and deal with VAT. Financial spreadsheets and professional ethics are also covered. In the workplace mo...

Association of Accounting Technicians Level 4 Diploma in Accounting

You will learn how to draft financial statements for limited companies, perform complex management accounting tasks and develop your own management skills. Units are as follows: 4 Compulsory Units: Financial Statements, Budgeting,Decision and Control, Accounting Systems and Controls. 2 Optional Units:...

BSc (Hons) Civil Engineering (Progression Route)

This course has very strong links with industry and is delivered on a part-time, day release basis and are specifically aimed at students who are working within the industry and being sponsored in their studies by their employers. A number...

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering (Electronics)

This exciting and dynamic study programme provides the advanced theoretical knowledge which underpins the skills and understanding required for the electronic engineering industry, including product design, innovation and conception, and advanced engineering. The programme is assessed through a combination of...

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Forensic and Criminal Investigation

The Extended Diploma in Forensic and Criminal Investigation is highly rewarding and provides learners with the opportunity to continue their education through applied learning and who aim to progress to higher education courses. It encompasses all three science disciplines as...

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care

This study programme provides the underpinning knowledge and vocational skills needed to be effective in a wide range of health & social care settings. Units you will study include: Working in Health & Social Care, Human Lifespan Development, Anatomy &...

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Information Technology

The Extended Diploma in Information Technology consists of 13 units to be studied across 2 years. Amongst the subjects studied will be Information Technology Systems, Creating Systems to Manage Information, Using Social Media in Business, IT Project Management and Cyber security. You...

CACHE Level 2 Certificate in an Introduction to Early Years Education and Care (QCF)

The current programme includes three days per week in classes at College and two days per week in a childcare setting arranged by the College.There are 4 areas of learning: Introducing the role of the early year’s practitioner; legislation, fr...

CACHE Level 4 Early Years Advanced Practitioner (Part-time, or distance learning/ online)

This qualification will suit students aged 19 and over, and who are currently employed as an early years Level 3 practitioner, working with children from birth to 5 years of age. It would suit learners who are looking to develop leadership and specialist...

CACHE Level 4: PANCO (Part-time, or distance learning/online)

This unit qualification will suit students aged 19 and over, and who are currently employed as an early years Level 3 practitioner, working with children from birth to 5 years of age. It would suit learners who are looking to develop leadership and...

CACHE Level 4: SENCO (Part-time, or distance learning/ online)

This unit qualification will suit students aged 19 and over, and who are currently employed as an early years Level 3 practitioner, working with children from birth to 5 years of age. It would suit learners who are looking to develop leadership and...

CAVA Access to Higher Education - Science

The study programme is designed for those who wish to progress onto a degree programme and must be aged 19+ at the time of enrolment. This study programme includes 45 Level 3 credits. There are 9 credits in Chemistry, 12 credits in Biology and 6 credits...

CAVA Access to Higher Education - Social Science

The study programme is designed for those who wish to progress onto a degree programme and must be aged 19+ at the time of enrolment. This study programme includes 45 Level 3 credits. There are 18 credits in Psychology, 9 credits in Criminology, 12 credits in...

CAVA Access to Higher Education (Art & Design)

The study programme is designed for those who wish to progress onto a degree programme and you must be aged 19+ at the time of enrolment. The study programme includes 60 Level 3 credits which will be made up of: Introduction to Drawing,...

CAVA Access to Higher Education (Computing & Electronics)

The study programme is designed for those who wish to progress onto a degree programme and you must be aged 19+ at the time of enrolment. The study programme includes 60 Level 3 credits which will be made up of: Introduction to Higher...

CAVA HE Access Diploma Art and Design

The study programme is designed for those who wish to progress onto a degree programme and you must be aged 19+ at the time of enrolment. The study programme includes 60 Level 3 credits which will be made up of: Introduction to Drawing,...

Certificate in Education / Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) (Part-Time)

The Certificate in Education and Professional Graduate Certificate in Education are professional qualifications for people teaching in further education colleges, sixth form colleges, schools, adult education, prison education, higher education, and a wide range of other education and training settings....

Certificate in Hospitality and Catering Principles (Food Production and Cooking)

You will be taught a wide range of units that consist of the following: food safety, effective teamwork, preparation, cooking and finishing different foods and health, safety and security in the hospitality working environment. You will be awarded credits for...

Certificate in Human Resource Practice

The CIPD Certificate in HR Practice (CHRP) provides a firm foundation in all areas of HR, helping you to develop essential HR skills and giving you the confidence to be more effective at work by adding real value to your...

City & Guilds 6035 Level 2 Diploma in Plumbing

This programme follows on from level 1 Building Services Engineering and the Plumbing level 1 programme.It gives a more in depth technical picture of the plumbing industry. Topics are looked at in detail such as Cold Water, Hot Water and Central...

City & Guilds 6035 Level 3 Diploma in Plumbing

This programme follows on from the Plumbing level 2 6035 and gives a more in depth and technical picture of the industry. Topics are looked at in more detail and new topics such as gas are explored. The course has both theory...

City & Guilds Level 1 Diploma in an Introduction into the Hair & Beauty Sector

This study programme will enable you to develop skills in hair and beauty alongside English, math’s and work experience in local hair or beauty salons.You will additionally have weekly sessions to improve your employability skills and personal development wh...

City & Guilds Level 2 Certificate in Patisserie

This study programme is for you if you have a true love and passion for baking. You will work alongside our experienced chefs who will show you how to develop skills to perfect a range of Patisserie and Confectionery items...

City & Guilds Level 2 Technical Certificate in Beauty Therapy

This study programme is aimed at those wishing to pursue a career as a beauty therapist in the exciting and fast evolving world of beauty. It provides you with in-depth theoretical knowledge and practical experience across a variety of units...

City & Guilds Level 2 Technical Certificate in Food Preparation and Service

This study programme is for you if you want to learn chef skills in our fantastic kitchens alongside serving food and drink to our customer base in our excellent restaurant, known as Shelley’s. You will also experience our Granary ca...

City & Guilds Level 2 Technical Certificate in Hairdressing

This study programme will enable you to develop skills in hairdressing alongside English, math’s and work experience in local hairdressing salons. You will additionally have weekly sessions to improve your employability skills and personal development while at college. This co...

City & Guilds Level 2 Technical Certificate in Make-up Artistry

This study programme is aimed at those wishing to pursue a career as a make-up artist in the exciting and fast evolving world of make-up. It provides you with in-depth theoretical knowledge and practical experience across a variety of units...

City & Guilds Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Beauty and Spa

Are you a qualified level 2 Beauty Therapist and wish to develop your skills to open up some great opportunities for employment, both here and abroad? This programme is designed to enable you to build upon your current skills and provides...

City & Guilds Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Supervision in Food and Beverage Services

This is an exciting follow-on having developed practical skills at level 2 in the hospitality industry or for those who have an interest in training in supervisory skills in leading a restaurant team. You will develop a range of management techniques...

City & Guilds Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Women’s Hairdressing

This study programme will enable you to develop skills in hairdressing alongside English, math’s and work experience in local hairdressing salons. You will additionally have weekly sessions to improve your employability skills and personal development while at college. This st...

City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Patisserie

This study programme is for you if you have a true love and passion for baking. You will work alongside our experienced chefs who will show you how to develop skills to perfect a range of Patisserie and Confectionery items...

CSkills Awards Level 2 Diploma in Bricklaying

Learn the techniques used in modern building methods that will prepare you for working as a skilled bricklayer. These include solid wall construction, cavity wall construction and setting out masonry structures. All teaching will take place in our fully equipped...

CSkills Awards Level 2 Diploma in Carpentry & Joinery

Learn the techniques used in modern building methods that will prepare you for working as a skilled carpenter, including learning how to make a set of stairs and hang a variety of doors through the techniques used in roof work....

CSkills Awards Level 2 Diploma in Painting & Decorating

You will learn techniques used in modern building methods that will prepare you for working as a skilled painter and decorator. These include applying oil-based, eggshell and emulsion paints by brush and roller, wall and ceiling coverings, decorative finishes by...

Diploma in Human Resource Practice

The Foundation level Diploma in Human Resource Practice requires you to complete the certificate in Human Resources plus additional units to gain 37 credits overall. The opportunity to study for the Diploma will be discussed with all prospective students as part...

EAL Level 2 Diploma in Electrical Installation

This programme of study provides not only a recognised foundation for those looking to pursue an exciting career as an electrician within the building services sector, but also provides opportunities to develop valuable transferable skills allied to other industries. You...

EAL Level 2 Diploma in Fabrication and Welding Engineering Technology

Study Programme Content This study programme gives you a broad knowledge and understanding of welding and fabrication techniques used within the engineering sector. Carrying out practical activities in a realistic workshop environment, you will learn a range of welding and...

EAL Level 2 Diploma in Performing Engineering Operations

This study programme gives you a broad knowledge and understanding of general engineering techniques used within the engineering sector. Carrying out practical activities in a realistic workshop environment, you will learn a range of intermediate fitting, sheet-metal work and machine...

EAL Level 3 Diploma in Electrical Installation

The study programme provides training for students wishing to work as an Electrician. The programme offers the opportunity to carry out practical electrical installation tasks in the state of the art workshops led by highly experienced technical experts. Underpinning knowledge...

EAL Level 3 Diploma in Engineering Technologies

This study programme gives you a broad knowledge and understanding of general engineering techniques used within the engineering sector. Carrying out practical activities in a realistic workshop environment, you will learn a range of intermediate fitting, sheet-metal work and machine...

FdA Fashion Communication and Promotion

Taught by experienced professionals, this exciting and innovative course offers you a multi-disciplinary pathway into the fashion related industries. Whether you want to be a designer, marketer, strategist, stylist, promoter or even run your own business, this course builds a...

FdSc Civil Engineering

This course has very strong links with industry and is delivered on a part-time, day release basis and is specifically aimed at students who are working within the industry and being sponsored in their studies by their employers. A number...

Foundation Certificate in Human Resources Practice

This course provides a firm foundation in all areas of HR, helping you to develop essential HR skills and giving you the confidence to be more effective at work by adding real value to your HR function. Upon successful completion...

Functional Skills – Mathematics Level 1

Functional Skills qualifications are designed to develop the learner’s ability to represent situations using mathematics, including analysing calculations, solving problems using mathematics, and interpreting mathematics to explain situations. Level 1 is assessed in a single, external test, which is 1 hour an...

Functional Skills – Mathematics Level 2

Functional Skills qualifications are designed to develop the learner’s ability to represent situations using mathematics, including analysing calculations, solving problems using mathematics, and interpreting mathematics to explain situations. Level 2 is assessed in a single, external test, which is 1 hour an...

Functional Skills English Level 1

Functional Skills courses and qualifications provide you with the essential knowledge, skills and understanding of communication, which will enable you to operate confidently, effectively and independently in life and work. For Level 1 reading you will be developing your skills on...

Functional Skills English Level 1 at Suffolk New College – on the coast

Functional Skills courses and qualifications provide you with the essential knowledge, skills and understanding of communication, which will enable you to operate confidently, effectively and independently in life and work. For Level 1 reading you will be developing your skills on...

Functional Skills English Level 2

Functional Skills courses and qualifications provide you with the essential knowledge, skills and understanding of communication, which will enable you to operate confidently, effectively and independently in life and work. For Level 2 reading, you will be developing your skills on...

Functional Skills English Level 2 at Suffolk New College – on the coast

Functional Skills courses and qualifications provide you with the essential knowledge, skills and understanding of communication, which will enable you to operate confidently, effectively and independently in life and work. For Level 2 reading, you will be developing your skills on...

Functional Skills Mathematics Level 1 at Suffolk New College – on the coast

Functional Skills qualifications are designed to develop the learner’s ability to represent situations using mathematics, including analysing calculations, solving problems using mathematics, and interpreting mathematics to explain situations. Level 1 is assessed in a single, external test, which is 1 hour an...

Functional Skills Mathematics Level 2 at Suffolk New College – on the coast

Functional Skills qualifications are designed to develop the learner’s ability to represent situations using mathematics, including analysing calculations, solving problems using mathematics, and interpreting mathematics to explain situations. Level 2 is assessed in a single, external test, which is 1 hour an...

GCSE English

This course is designed to provide you with a sound understanding of English Language, and the ability to communicate effectively. The English Language GCSE assesses both reading and writing skills. This means you will be analysing everything from contemporary novels...

GCSE English Language Suffolk New College – on the coast

This course is designed to provide you with a sound understanding of English Language, and the ability to communicate effectively. The English Language GCSE assesses both reading and writing skills. This means you will be analysing everything from contemporary novels...

GCSE Mathematics

We challenge students to develop and refine their problem solving strategies and build the confidence and skills required to tackle unfamiliar challenges. The course prepares students to function mathematically in the world and provides a thorough grounding for further study...

GCSE Mathematics Suffolk New College – on the coast

We challenge students to develop and refine their problem solving strategies and build the confidence and skills required to tackle unfamiliar challenges. The course prepares students to function mathematically in the world and provides a thorough grounding for further study...

IMI Level 2 Certificate in Vehicle Accident Repair - Paint

This qualification covers the demands of today’s vehicle accident repair industry. It provides the essential skills and knowledge for technicians working on vehicles in vehicle body shops. You will study both the theory and practical aspects of the subject th...

IMI Level 2 Diploma in Vehicle Maintenance & Repair (Light Vehicle)

This qualification covers the demands of today’s motor vehicle maintenance repair industry. It provides the essential skills and knowledge for service technicians working on vehicles in garages and dealerships. You study both theory and practical aspects of the subject th...

Level 1 Award in Engineering Technologies

The main aim of the course is to teach individuals basic machining using a centre lathe..The following course units will be taught, and it will be free: - Introduction to Working in Engineering which involves an introduction to hand...

Level 1 Award in Introductory Welding Skills

This introductory welding course will provide a broad based introduction to the practices and processes within welding, and will help develop the personal skills and attributes that individuals need in order to build confidence in their ability to work, learn...

Level 2 Award in Cutting Mens Hair

Level 2 Award in Cutting Mens Hair Course Code: HHC12D0This qualification is about the precision cutting skills involved in barbering to achieve a variety of looks and neckline finishes for men using club cutting, scissors over comb, clippers over...

Level 2 Award in Dressing Hair

Level 2 Award in Dressing Hair Course Code: HHD12D0The Level 2 Award in Dressing Hair is a qualification that has been specifically designed to develop your practical skills in the creative art of dressing hair. You will learn a variety...

Level 2 Award in Make-Up

You will learn how to carry out a consultation to meet your clients’ needs and complete a skin analysis on them. You be able to make recommendations to your client in terms of their product selection and colours and as pa...

Level 2 Award in Manicure

You will learn how to carry out a consultation to meet your clients’ needs and be able to make recommendations to your client in terms of their hand and nail care. As part of preparing your working area you will le...

Level 2 Award in Nail Art (QCF)

Level 2 Award in Nail Art (QCF) Course Code: HBN12D0 The Level 2 Award in Nail Art is a qualification that has been specifically designed to develop your practical skills in; how to provide nail art. Underpinning this qualification you will...

Level 2 Award in Nail Technology

The award in is suited to those wishing to gain confidence in using a variety of techniques to create, maintain and safely remove nail enhancements. You will gain underpinning knowledge in general safety when using different tools including UV gel,...

Level 2 Bookkeeping (AAT)

Completing the course will involve the study of the following units: · Processing bookkeeping transactions · Control accounts, journals and the banking system You will attend college for 3.5 hours per week and study each unit in turn. A computerised exam will be sa...

Level 3 CACHE Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (QCF) (EYE)

This qualification is designed to build the knowledge and skills needed when working with children and young people at an unsupervised level in a diverse range of job roles within early learning and childcare. Subjects covered include child development (birth...

NCFE/ CACHE Level 3 Award in Preparing to Work in Home based Childcare.

This is a knowledge-only unit which assists with the development of policies and procedures that support registration and reflects current registration requirements of the relevant home country. It will enable the learner to develop basic business skills that they will...

Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma on Health & Social Care (Health Studies)

This study programme provides the underpinning knowledge and vocational skills needed to be effective in a wide range of health & social care settings. Units you will study include: Working in Health & Social Care, Human Lifespan Development, Anatomy &...

Pearson BTEC HNC in Computing

This stimulating course is ideal for students who want to progress on to a relevant undergraduate degree or higher apprenticeship in the IT industry. HNC in Computing provides students with a broad knowledge of computing in order to provide a...

Pearson BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business

This course aims to provide students with a qualification in order to enter a specialist area of employment or to progress onto Higher Education. You will study a range of units including exploring the business environment, developing a marketing campaign,...

Technical Certificate in Barbering - Level 2

This qualification covers all the core skills you will need to progress to further learning and training, or to enter the world of work within the barbering industry. You will study the following mandatory content: • Principles of hairdressing and barbering se...

Technical Diploma in Barbering - Level 3

This qualification covers a very wide range of skills and knowledge required for working in the barbering industry. These are compulsory areas: Cut hair using a combination of barbering techniques Design and create facial hair shapes Shaving services Barbering consultation...

Technical Diploma in Media Make-up Artistry (Level 3)

This qualification covers a very wide range of skills and knowledge required for working in the Media Make-up Artistry industry. These are compulsory areas: · Working in the film, TV and theatre industry · Create historical hair and make-up looks · Media make-up cre...

UAL Level 3 Extended Credit Diploma in Media

Working in the media industry requires you to be multi-skilled and be able to adapt to any situation. The Level 3 Extended Diploma in Media offers you a broad practical approach to many aspects of media production, including: Film & Television...

UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art & Design

This fast paced, dynamic and bespoke programme of study offers you the opportunity to explore, experience and develop your Art & Design potential through creative activities. Incorporated into all programmes’ of study are Drawing, Visual Studies supported by a Contextual St...

UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production and Technology (Games Design)

Whatever your passion is for games design, we offer you a broad practical approach to many aspects of games production that will include: 3D Modelling Animation for games Sound production Level design Concept art Games design theory If successful you...

UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Music Performance and Production (Technology Pathway)

Our team of expert composers, engineers, producers and technicians will give you a thorough grounding in areas such as: Using the latest computer technology to record music in the studio and during live performances Mixing and mastering tracks to a...

UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Photography (Art & Design)

This broad general art and design programme of study will challenge you to explore experience and develop your Photography and Art and Design potential through exciting and creative activities. These activities will allow you to develop your own sense of...