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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.

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.

Funded courses for over 24s

The government’s new Lifetime Skills Guarantee programme has created new opportunities for adults, aged 24 and over, to access funded full-time learning.

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.

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