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Adult Learning

It’s never too late to learn!

Whether you’re pursuing a new hobby, boosting your career, or aiming for that GCSE you always wanted, we’ve got you covered with a host of new courses for adults aged 19

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.

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

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

You could study for free

Whether you’re looking to up-skill or re-train with one of our free courses for jobs or gain a qualification in maths or English, there are lots of ways you could study for free with us this year. Scroll down to find out more.

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Free Courses For Jobs

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

Skills Bootcamps

Skills Bootcamps are a flexible course of up to 16 weeks for adults aged 19 or over that are in work, self-employed, recently unemployed or returning to work after break.

Maths - Essential Skills

Our Functional Maths and English courses develop skills of a functional nature to allow students to feel more comfortable in handling everyday English and Maths situations.

English – Essential Skills (including ESOL)

If you are aged 19 and over and do not have a GCSE in English at grade C (or equivalent), you can study an English course for free.

Higher Education

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

Apprenticeship Vacancies

We offer a wide range of apprenticeships in many different sectors.

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!

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.

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.

Financial Help for Adult Learners

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

Funded Online Courses

Retrain or upskill with our online courses funded by the government.

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.

Considering a career in the caring profession?

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!