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 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:...

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)

Due to the nature of our Online and On Campus courses, with key concepts being taught online through high-quality video lectures, students are able to continue their studies seamlessly during any college closure. ‘On Campus’ lessons are replaced by remote ‘virtua...

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

Due to the nature of our Online and On Campus courses, with key concepts being taught online through high-quality video lectures, students are able to continue their studies seamlessly during any college closure. ‘On Campus’ lessons are replaced by remote ‘virtua...

Aerial Cutting with a Chainsaw Using Free-fall Techniques (Short Course) - 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...

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: · 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...

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....

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...

Digital Skills for Life (Entry 1) Part-Time, distance learning/online

This is an online course This is a basic beginners course for adults who have no computer skills, which are important when looking for work, or working. It is an entry level qualification for ESOL students, and will help you...

Digital Skills for Life (Entry 2) Part-Time, distance learning/online

This is an online course. This is a basic introductory course for adults who have little computer skills, which are important when living in a new country or area. It is an entry level qualification for ESOL students, and will...

Digital Skills for Life (Entry 3) Part-Time, distance learning/online

This course is online. This is a basic beginners course for adults who have some computer skills, which are important when living in a new country or area. It is an entry level qualification for ESOL students, and will help...

Digital Skills for Work (Entry 1) Part-Time, distance learning/online

This course is online This is a basic beginners course for adults who have no computer skills, which are important when looking for work, or working. It is an entry level qualification for ESOL students, and will help you to...

Digital Skills for Work (Entry 2) Part-Time, distance learning/online

This is an online course. This is an introductory course for adults who have basic computer skills, which are important when looking for work, or working. It is an entry level qualification for ESOL students, and will help you to...

Digital Skills for Work (Entry 3) Part-Time, distance learning/online

This course is online This is an introductory course for adults who have some computer skills, which are important when looking for work, or working. It is an entry level qualification for ESOL students, and will help you develop your...

Digital Skills for Work (Level 1) Part-Time, distance learning/online

This course is online. This is a course for those who have the necessary digital skills that they wish to enhance their digital skills to perform better in their job or gain promotion. It is aimed at equipping learners to...

E-Safety (Entry 3 Award) Part-Time, distance learning/online

This is an on line course. This is an introductory course for those who have no experience of supporting young people or vulnerable groups to be safe online. It is an Entry qualification that will help you understand the basics...

E-Safety (Level 1 Award) Part-Time, distance learning/online

This is an online course. This course helps develop an understanding of E-Safety and how people use social media to engage with others and the dangers that this poses. It is aimed at those who have little experience of supporting...

E-Safety (Level 2 Award) Part-Time, distance learning/online

This course is online. This course supports developing a good understanding of E-Safety and of how people use social media to engage with others and the associated risks. It is aimed at those who have some experience of supporting young...

E-Safety (Level 3 Award) Part-Time, distance learning/online

This course is online. This is an advanced course aimed at parents/carers, organisation workforce and those working with young people and/or vulnerable groups. It is particularly relevant for those who have a basic understanding of E-Safety and the...

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...

Floristry (Level 2 Award-Short Course) - Suffolk Rural (Otley)

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. This is a three month day time course, one day...

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...

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 (Level 1)

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 to Welding Skills (Level 1 Award) (Short Course)

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...

Manicure (Level 2 Award) (Short Course)

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) (Short Course)

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...

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 Media for Job Prospecting (Level 1 Award) Part-Time, distance learning/online

This course is online. This qualification is aimed at those who need to develop skills in using social media to search for a job, wish to acquire an understanding of how social media can be used when searching for a...

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...