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3RD MAY 2023

Adult Learning Courses at Gloucestershire College

Your learning doesn’t need to stop. Acquiring new knowledge, skills, and competencies is a great way to enhance your personal and professional lives, so finding the right adult course can support lifelong learning and development. We've listed our range of adult courses below, there may even be something for you.

Your learning doesn’t need to stop. Acquiring new knowledge, skills, and competencies is a great way to enhance your personal and professional lives, so finding the right adult course can support lifelong learning and development. 

Whether you want to develop your career, make a change, or learn something just for fun, our adult course options allow you to achieve your goals. Perhaps you dream of becoming a photographer that you thought was unattainable, or maybe you're considering returning to education to discover new career opportunities. Whatever it is, an adult course doesn't have to be a huge commitment, but it can help achieve your desired future. 

We've listed our range of adult courses below, there may even be something for you

Online Courses 

With multiple commitments and a busy daily schedule, online courses offer a convenient way to learn and gain a recognised qualification. Taught through webinars, online courses, or video lectures delivered over the Internet, you can benefit from expert tuition, and dedicated support, without the need to travel to campus. 

Flexibility is a key advantage of online learning, allowing learners to access course materials and participate at their own pace and schedule, making it an ideal option for people looking to move careers or study around commitments. Therefore, you'll be free to study from anywhere, as long as you have a computer and internet connection. 

Gloucestershire College offers a variety of online courses with free 24/7 support in areas such as business, health and social care, well-being, accounting, and digital marketing. Find out more about our online courses below. 

Free Online Courses

Apprenticeships for Adults 

An apprenticeship is a training program that combines practical, on-the-job learning with classroom instruction. It offers individuals the opportunity to gain practical skills and knowledge in a specific industry while earning a wage. 

Adults often choose to do an apprenticeship when they're seeking a career change or looking to advance within their current role. Apprenticeships can be a more feasible option for those who may not have the financial resources to attend college or university full-time.  

For many aspiring adult apprentices, it's possible to complete an apprenticeship with your current employer, which can provide a clear pathway for career progression and skills development. 

At Gloucestershire College, we work with over 1,200 employers to provide bespoke support for you and your employer throughout the apprenticeship. 

Discover Apprenticeships for Adults

College for Adults 

College is not just for teenagers. We support thousands of adult learners in a range of courses every year who decide college is right for them. College allows learners to take advantage of our industry-standard facilities, support teams and expert lecturers with years in the industry. 

Did you know you can even study part-time? Many of our adult learners study part-time at college to fit in with their commitments and daily life. You may also be eligible for student funding, depending on your circumstances. 

Part Time Courses for Adults

Professional and Short Courses 

In today's fast-paced world, short courses provide an excellent opportunity for individuals to pursue their desired qualifications while managing other commitments. We offer AAT courses that can help you kick-start your accounting career, from entry-level to Level 4.  

Additionally, we have a variety of courses available, such as teacher training, counselling, access to higher education, and more, to support your personal and professional development. 

Professional Short Courses

Recreational Courses 

Just for fun courses are precisely what their name suggests. These recreational courses encompass a range of activities, including painting, language learning, photography, physical activity, craft, and more. By participating in these courses in small groups, you can explore new interests, acquire new skills, and engage in hobbies of your interests. 

Many individuals take up leisure courses to reduce stress, build social connections, and pursue hobbies that bring personal fulfilment. These courses also offer a welcome break from the demands of work and study, providing an opportunity to focus on personal interests and passions. Explore our leisure courses below. 

Explore Recreational Courses

JobSmart 

We are here to support you throughout all stages of your career journey. Our employability courses are designed to equip aspiring professionals with the latest knowledge and skills to ready you for work.

View Pre-Employment Courses