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

AAT Accounting (Level 4 Diploma)

You will learn how to draft financial statements for limited companies, perform complex management accounting tasks, and develop your own management skills. Tuesday's 1pm - 7.30pm. Units are as follows: 4 Compulsory Units: Financial Statements, Budgeting, Decision and Control, Accounting Systems...

AAT Foundation Award in Accounting Software (Online)

The AAT Foundation Award in Accounting Software provides an entry point for anyone wishing to start a career in accountancy or finance. It may also support career progression for those already in employment by formally recognising their skills in using...

AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting (Online and On Campus)

This AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) Foundation course is an entry-level accounting qualification, ideal for anyone who is seeking an introduction to basic accounting principles and skills. This flexible course is delivered in partnership with Mindful Education, and combines online...

AAT Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting (Online and On Campus)

This AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) advanced level course is a mid-level accounting qualification, ideal for anyone who is looking to advance their existing knowledge of accounting. This flexible course is delivered in partnership with Mindful Education, and combines online...

Art & Design (CAVA Access to Higher Education)

This course is based at our Ipswich campus. 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...

Biology (AQA GCSE)

This course is based at our Ipswich campus. 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...

Bookkeeping (AAT Level 2)

Completing the course will involve the study of the following units:‘Bookkeeping Transactions’ and ‘Bookkeeping controls' You will attend college for 2 hours per week and study each unit in turn. A computerised exam will be sat at the end of each u...

Business (CAVA Access to Higher Education)

This course is based at our Ipswich campus The study programme includes mandatory units in: MarketingPeople in organisations Management and Leadership Customer ServiceFinancial AwarenessBusiness Plans Start-up and GrowthThe Business Management pathway will also include: Understanding Business OrganisationsBusiness Awareness Business Plans-...

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....

Civil Engineering - Progression Route BSc (Hons)

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...

Civil Engineering (FdSc)

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...

Civil Engineering BA (Hons) [degree apprenticeship]

This Degree Apprenticeship programme is designed for those interested in working as designers, engineers or managers within the Civil Engineering and Construction industry and who are employed as apprentices by their employer. It provides a thorough grounding in the role...

Computing (CAVA Access to Higher Education) 19+

This course is based at our Ipswich campus. The study programme is designed for those who wish to progress onto a degree programme, and students must be aged 19+ at the time of enrolment. The study programme includes 60 Level 3 credits which...

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

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...

Early Years Practitioner (NCFE CACHE Level 2 Diploma)

This course is based at our Ipswich campus. This exciting employment-focused course allows its graduates to work in a childcare setting as assistant practitioners. The programme includes three days a week in classes at College and two days a week...

Early Years Senior Practitioner (NCFE CACHE Level 5)

This course can be studied as distance learning with tutor visits to your workplace, no college classes to attend. This qualification will suit students aged 19 and over, and who are currently employed as an early years Level 3 practitioner at a...

Early Years Workforce (NCFE/CACHE Level 3 Diploma)

This course is based at our Ipswich campus. 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...

Entry to the Health & Social Care Sector (19+)

This course is based at our Ipswich campus. Our Entry to Social Care course allows a bespoke pathway for those who are keen to work in the social care sector. The course is 1 day a week and will run from 9:30...

Floristry (Level 2 Award, Part Time) – Suffolk Rural (Otley) - January 2022 Start

This course is based at our Suffolk Rural (Otley) campus. This course is aimed at those with a keen interest in Floristry, who are considering employment in the Floristry industry. On this course you will have the opportunity to learn...

Floristry (Level 2 Certificate, Part Time) – Suffolk Rural (Otley)

This course is based at our Suffolk Rural (Otley) campus. Commercial floristry involves an understanding of the requirements of the Floristry industry. This includes an understanding of flower care, design and construction techniques, and the legal requirements of the industry....

Functional Skills – Mathematics Level 1

This course is based at our Ipswich campus. 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 wi...

Functional Skills – Mathematics Level 2

This course is based at our Ipswich campus. 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 wi...

Functional Skills English Level 1

This course is based at our Ipswich campus. The Level 1 Functional Skills in English equips learners with the fundamental applied skills needed to succeed in all aspects of life, work and learning, by developing reading, writing and spoken skills. The...

Functional Skills English Level 2

This course is based at our Ipswich campus. The level 2 Functional Skills English course is ideal for those looking to develop their knowledge, skills and confidence in relation to reading, understanding and summarising texts, writing and presenting information in a...

GCSE English

This course is based at our Ipswich campus. This course is designed to inspire and motivate you to develop a sound understanding of the English Language by assessing your reading and writing skills. It will support you in developing the...

GCSE Mathematics

This course is based at our Ipswich campus. 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...

Health - Supporting the Adult Nursing Team (T Level)

This course will provide you with an overview of Healthcare and is a great starting point for anyone interested in a career as a nurse or healthcare professional. The course will introduce you to working in the healthcare sector and...

Level 5 CIPD Associate Diploma in People Management

The CIPD Level 5 Diploma is designed for those who already have some experience in human resources and wish to build a career in people management. During this course, you will build a stronger understanding of how to manage and develop...

Nail Technology (Level 2 Award)

This unit is about applying, maintaining and removing nail enhancements, using a variety of systems such as UV gel, liquid and powder or wrap nail systems. You will also learn about health and safety, client care and hygiene practice for...

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

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...

Pearson BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Information Technology

This course is the equivalent of half an A-Level and is designed to give adult learners their initial steps into HE Education, and support those returning after a break in learning. It will also help learners develop their skills in...

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Information Technology

This course is the equivalent one A-Level and is designed to give adult learners their initial steps into HE Education, and support those returning after a break in learning. It will also help learners develop their skills in Social Media...

People Practice (CIPD Level 3 Foundation Certificate)

This course is based at our Ipswich campus. The CIPD Level 3 Foundation Certificate in People Practice is perfect for you if you’re ready to make your mark on the profession. It won’t just help you get started – it’ll give...

Preparing to Work in Home based Childcare Part-time, Distance learning/online (NCFE/ CACHE Level 3 Award)

This is a knowledge-only unit which assists with the development of policies and procedures that support registration as a ‘Child Minder’, and reflects current registration requirements within England. It will enable the learner to develop basic business skills that they will...

Science (CAVA Access to Higher Education)

This course is based at our Ipswich campus The study programme is designed for those who wish to progress onto a degree programme, and students must be aged 19+ at the time of enrolment. This study programme in total contains 60 credits, 45...

Science (Laboratory Sciences) (T Level)

A T Level is a composite technical study programme. A unique opportunity for young people aged 16+ to work with the college and an employer in the scientific industry allows them to gain relevant scientific knowledge, skills, and qualifications alongside employability...

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

This unit qualification will suit students aged 19 and over, 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...

Social Science (CAVA Access to Higher Education)

This course is based at our Ipswich campus. The study programme is designed for those who wish to progress onto a degree programme, and students must be aged 19+ at the time of enrolment. This study programme in total contains 60 credits, 45...

Swedish Massage (Level 3 Certificate)

The Level 3 Certificate in Swedish Massage is a vocational qualification that will prepare you for a career as a Swedish Massage therapist. This qualification is designed for learners aged 19 years or over and will support you to gain employment as...

Willow Basketry 20th November - 1 place remaining

In a fast changing world many of us want to reduce our reliance on plastics, have the satisfaction of making things ourselves, and work with natural, unprocessed materials which bring us closer to nature. Learning to make willow baskets fulfils...