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

Accounting (AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate)

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...

Accounting (AAT Level 3 Advanced Diploma)

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...

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)

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,...

Art and Design (CAVA Access to Higher Education) - Part Time

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,...

Biology (AQA GCSE)

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,...

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 3.5 hours per week and study each unit in turn. A computerised exam will be sa...

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

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...

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...

Computing (Pearson BTEC HNC)

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...

Computing & Electronics (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: Introduction to Higher...

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...

Dressing Hair (Level 2 Award)

Level 2 Award in Dressing Hair The 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 of artistic techniques 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 Workforce (NCFE/CACHE Level 3 Diploma)

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...

Fashion Communication and Promotion (FdA)

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...

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

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 their reading, writing and spoken skills. The course comprises of three elements; reading, writing...

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

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 range of styles, and relaying information in a...

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 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 expertise that you need to communicate effectively, to...

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...

Home Based Childminder Suffolk New College - on the coast

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)

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...

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

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 improve your employability skills and personal development while...

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

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 in a childcare setting (arranged by the College),...

Introductory Welding Skills (Level 1 Award)

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...

Make-Up (Level 2 Award)

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...

Manicure (Level 2 Award)

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...

Nail Art (Level 2 Award)

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...

Nail Technology (Level 2 Award)

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,...

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)

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 in total contains 60 credits, 45 credits at Level 3 and graded Pass, Merit or Distinction...

SENCO Part-time, 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...

Social Science (CAVA Access to Higher Education)

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 in total contains 60 credits, 45 credits at Level 3 and graded Pass, Merit or Distinction...