As well as our short leisure courses, we run a variety of other courses for adults to help you build the skills you need to get back into work or education.
Access to Higher Education
Want to go to university? Access courses are a great route onto a higher education course or straight into work. We run a range of Access courses in many areas - nursing, business, law, social sciences, fashion and more.
Find out more about Access courses.
Vocational and professional training
We offer full-time and part-time options with plenty of hands on and industry experience to keep the courses relevant to work - from MBAs to accountancy qualifications and from plumbing and access to nursing courses. You can study full-time or part-time to fit around current work and life commitments.
We work closely with industry partners and courses often include work placements, visits to businesses and group discussions to build your knowledge.
Our industry-standard facilities include:
Training kitchens, specialist pastry kitchen and commercial restaurant in our new Hospitality and Catering Academy
Professional tv, film and radio studios
Hair and beauty salons
Motorbike maintenance workshops
Musical instrument workshops
Mixing and recording studios
Newly equipped drama studios and performance theatres
Sports hall and fitness studios (available for extra-curricular fitness too)
English and maths courses
We run all kinds of English and maths courses for all ages and abilities including:
Each year we're home to hundreds of higher education students working towards a degree or higher national certificate (HNC) or higher national diploma (HND).
Usually, you complete your HNC in the first year, HND in the second year and then you can progress onto the second or final year of a degree with us or many universities.