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Adult Learn­ing

It’s nev­er too late to learn!

Whether you’re look­ing to learn some­thing new, upskill, return to edu­ca­tion, or train for a new career, we’re here to help.

You can choose from lots of cours­es that wel­come adults aged 19+, including:

  • Part-time and full-time voca­tion­al (career-focused) study
  • Online cours­es
  • Cours­es in the community
  • Access to High­er Edu­ca­tion cours­es and uni­ver­si­ty-lev­el study

We have many part-time and online cours­es start­ing through­out the year, not just in September.

Fund­ing is avail­able to sup­port eli­gi­ble adult stu­dents on many of our cours­es, and depend­ing on your cir­cum­stances and the course cho­sen, you could have your course fees waived*.

Choose from cours­es on cam­pus, in the com­mu­ni­ty or online. 

Browse our adult learn­ing options below to find the right fit for you.

*Please vis­it our fund­ing page to see if you are eli­gi­ble for sup­port on full-time or part-time cours­es with us.

Funded courses for over 19s

The government’s new National Skills Fund programme has created new opportunities for adults, aged 19 and over, to access funded full-time learning.

Part-time Vocational Learning

Retrain, or upskill in your current job, with one of these qualifications. Plus English and maths courses for your CV.

Online Learning

Advance your career by doing a course online at a time to suit you. Many are funded for adults aged 19+ looking to retrain or upskill.

Community Learning and Employability

Whatever your reasons for thinking about getting back in to education, we can support you every step of the way at Nottingham College.

ESOL for Adult Learners (English for Speakers of Other Languages)

Our ESOL courses will help you improve your English language skills to support you in your daily life.

Access to Higher Education

If you want to study for a university-level course but don’t have the necessary qualifications, then our Access to Higher Education (HE) courses could be a great choice for you!

Higher Education

If you are looking for a university level course, we have a wide range of part-time courses to choose from.

Financial Help for Adult Learners

Some students are able to have their full tuition fees and exam/registration costs waived.

How to Apply for a Part-time Course

For most part-time courses you'll need to complete an online application form before enrolling. Find out how to fill it in.

Get Creative with Art, Design and Fashion Courses

Get creative with short art, design and fashion courses.

More part-time courses

Part-time Catering and Hospitality courses

Take a look at our part-time Catering and Hospitality courses.

Part-time Sport courses

Take a look at our part-time Sport courses.

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Whether you’re looking to take your first steps towards an NHS Career, want to enter a caring profession or up-skill your existing qualifications, Nottingham College can help you get there!

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