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 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...

Accounting (AAT 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. Units are as follows: 4 Compulsory Units: Financial Statements, Budgeting, Decision and Control, Accounting Systems and Controls. 2 Optional Units:...

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...

Basis Foundation Award in Agronomy (Part Time) - Suffolk Rural (Otley)

This course takes place at our Suffolk Rural campus in Otley. This Basis Foundation course has a strong blend of both field-based sessions lead by industry specialists, and essential underpinning theory. Aimed at managers and key operators interested in improving...

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: · Processing bookkeeping transactions · Control accounts, journals, and the banking system You will attend college for 2 hours per week and study each unit in turn. A computerised exam will be sa...

BPEC Unvented Hot Water Systems (Part Time) - Suffolk Rural (Otley)

This course takes place at our Suffolk Rural campus in Otley. For competent plumbing operatives and heating engineers who already have a knowledge of hot & cold water systems and central heating systems. The course aim is to help plumbers...

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 Human Resource Practice

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

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 & Electronics (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. The study programme includes 60 Level 3 credits which...

Creative Interactive Media BA (Hons)

The BA (Hons) Creative Interactive Media will help develop your skills in design for the visual, audio and trans media sectors working across multiple platforms, supporting connectivity across the media technologies to develop and create products for the media and...

Cutting Men's Hair (Level 2 Award)

Level 2 Award in Cutting Mens Hair This 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 comb, thinning and freehand...

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...

English (CAVA Access to Higher Education)

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: English: Key Concepts,...

Floristry (Level 2 Certificate) - Suffolk Rural (Otley) (Evening)

This course is based at our Suffolk Rural (Otley) campus. Floristry is much more than just flower arranging. This course is aimed at those with a keen interest in the floristry industry and who are seeking employment in this area....

Forensic Investigation BSc (Hons)

In the ever-changing world in which the criminal justice system operates, the need for reliable collection and evaluation of evidence is vital. The integrity of the process from the crime scene to the courtroom can determine the outcome of criminal...

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 1 at Suffolk New College – on the coast (Leiston)

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

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...

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

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 (Leiston)

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 with a non-calculator and a calculator exam which wi...

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

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 with a non-calculator and a calculator exam which wi...

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 English Language Suffolk New College – on the coast (Leiston)

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

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...

GCSE Mathematics Suffolk New College – on the coast (Leiston)

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...

Home Based Childminder Suffolk New College - on the coast (Leiston)

This course is based at Suffolk New College - on the coast (Seaward Avenue, Leiston) 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...

Human Resource Practice (Diploma)

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

Introduction into the Hair & Beauty Sector (City & Guilds Level 1 Diploma)

This course is based at our Ipswich campus.This study programme will enable you to develop skills in hair and beauty alongside English, maths, and work experience in local hair or beauty salons. You will additionally have weekly sessions to...

Introductory Welding Skills (Level 1 Award)

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

Manicure (Level 2 Award)

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

Nail Art (Level 2 Award)

Level 2 Award in Nail Art (QCF) 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 develop a sound knowledge...

NPTC 0021-08 Aerial Cutting with a Chainsaw Using Free-fall Techniques (Part Time) - Suffolk Rural (Otley)

This course takes place at our Suffolk Rural campus in Otley, and multiple course dates are offered. Learn removal of single limb parts of tree canopy to the complete removal of trees, without the use of rigging equipment. This course...

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...

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...

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...