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About Adult Learners’ Week – 13-19 June 2015

Adult Learners’ Week is a national celebration of lifelong learning – the biggest in England. The Week is now in its 24th year and has inspired Adult Learners’ Week celebrations across the world.

We hope you will join us in celebrating adult learning and be inspired to consider how a return to education could help take your career in a positive direction.


New Part-Time Course Guide

We have just launched our new Part-Time Course Guide for 2015/16! View courses in a wide range of subjects from Sheep Husbandry and Treefelling to Business Management and First Aid.

Download our new Part-Time Course Guide →

Student Stories

Who better to hear from about what it is like to study as an adult than some of our adult learners?

ruth-holland-headshot-small Ruth Holland

BSc (Hons) Ecology and Conservation Management

Read about Ruth’s experience on her course →

barry-goodhew-headshot-small Barry Goodhew

BSc (Hons) Aquaculture and Fishery Management

Read about Barry’s experience on his course →

glenn-moores-headshot-small Glenn Moores

BSc (Hons) Conservation and Wildlife Management

Read about Glenn’s experience on his course →


24+ Advanced Learning Loans

Since August 2013, 24+ Advanced Learning Loans have been available to learners aged 24 and above to fund many Level 3 and 4 courses such as Diplomas, Extended Diplomas and Apprenticeships.

The loans will cover tuition fees and are paid back once the course is completed and you are earning more than £21,000 a year, so there is no upfront cost.

Find out more about 24+ Advanced Learning Loans →

Adult Apprenticeships

An Apprenticeship is a training programme designed to develop job-related skills, knowledge and competencies in a particular professional area.

We offer a fantastic choice of Apprenticeships in land-based industries as well as Apprenticeships in a wide variety of other professions through our sister campus at Andover College.

Apprenticeships are not just for young people – an Apprenticeship is a great development programme for upskilling and learning knowledge for a specific industry. It provides effective skills and training for adults without a degree level qualification and there is funding available regardless of your age.

Download our new Apprenticeships Guide for more information on why this could be the right path for you →

CACHE Level 3 Award in Home-based Childcare

Start a new career that fits around your family life! This recognised qualification allows you to develop the skills and knowledge you need to support the care and development of children and young people in a home-based setting, often working in a solo capacity. Covering the legislation and regulations governing home-based childcare, the course leads to a career that is transferable from the UK to abroad.

Find out more about CACHE Level 3 Award in Home-based Childcare →

Skills For Growth

We have joined with other local colleges to collaborate on a Skills for Growth project with the Solent Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) to offer a range of course units from our most popular technical programmes. These selected units are designed to develop specific top up skills for an already skilled, or partly skilled employee in the workforce.

With CMI units available for just £25 and welding units just £50 each, this is a great way to boost your skillset.

Find out more about Skills For Growth →

Digital Learning Design

These exciting new courses, delivered by one of the leading colleges in online learning – Sparsholt and Andover Colleges – will give you the skills and ability to design and produce eLearning materials.

You will develop the knowledge and competency to become a ‘digital learning designer’. You will learn a wide range of techniques, combining them within an exciting portfolio of evidence.

Find out more about Digital Learning Design →