You can choose from apprenticeships, degree courses, short leisure courses and training to get you back into employment. With full-time, part-time and work-based options on offer you are guaranteed to find the course for you. Please note: course fees on the website are only a guide due to changes in government funding throughout the year. Please contact us for the very latest information.
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Access courses are designed for people who have been out of education for some time. These courses provide you with a good foundation for studying at university level. Access courses ensure that you are confident and well prepared to go on to study a degree. The Access to Higher Education Diploma is widely recognised by universities and is a full level 3 qualification.
These courses give you the freedom to work from home. All work is submitted online and booklets are provided through the portal to support your learning. You can study one course in each area for free*. These courses are suitable for both employed workers who want to upskill in their current roles and unemployed people who want to learn new skills to help them gain a job.
*One free course available in each subject area, studying two courses in the same subject area will incur a cost.
Our work-based learning courses offer you the opportunity to increase your skills and knowledge whilst in full-time employment.
ESOL courses focus on the language you require to live and work in Britain. These skills include grammar, pronunciation, speaking and listening. The emphasis is on everyday cultural references and productive skills such as reading and writing to understand and deal with forms, emails, texts and advertisements.
EFL courses focus on improving grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and all four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking). At higher levels EFL training will also lay the foundations for the use of English in academic contexts. This is because many of our learners go on to study either in Britain or at other English-speaking countries all over the world. EFL courses prepare you for examinations that can be used in the UK and internationally.
IELTS (International English Language Testing System) This course is suitable if you wish to obtain or improve your IELTS score. This is now a requirement for most university courses, professional career paths, and visa applications. This course allows you to practise various aspects of the IELTS academic test (for UKVI) and improve your exam skills and strategies. You will study for six hours per week but the course can also be a component of a Full-Time EFL programme.
Whether you’re interested in improving your skills, starting a new hobby or taking that all-important first step towards a new career, our range of short part-time evening and weekend courses allow you to study at a time that’s convenient for you. We are now running exciting new short courses on Saturday mornings and weekday evenings in a whole host of interesting and useful subjects.
iLearn courses are a convenient and quick way of gaining industry-based qualifications in a wide range of subjects.
If you want to enrol on a course but are worried about paying the tuition fee, Advanced Learner Loans could be the answer.