We’ve got qualification, leisure and business courses for adults of all ages, no matter what your motivation or life stage. Whether you want to: improve your career; gain qualifications you missed out on at school; study towards University; develop new skills and interests; or make new friends, we have a course for you.
“I wanted to do a Japanese course because I was going to volunteer in Japan and wanted some basic knowledge of the language before I went. It has really helped with my everyday communication and I’m glad I did it.” – Zac is currently living and working in Japan
“I like the diversity that New College offers me and other students. The environment makes me feel welcomed and safe to learn and socialise. My teachers are amazing. They are very helpful with areas of my course which I don’t understand. I feel free and comfortable around them which motivates me to ask questions.”
“The teachers are helpful, knowledgeable, supportive and push you to be the best you can be. The facilities are amazing, including the library, which has a great selection of resources and computers. I’ve been offered a place at Oxford Brookes University to study Adult Nursing”.
“The course has helped me with deciding what I want to do and the career path that I want to take.”
Our Leisure Courses are offered to adults only, unfortunately.
Our Leisure Courses need a minimum number of people to enrol to make them financially viable to run. Sadly, if we don’t have enough interest, the course will have to be cancelled but you will receive a full refund. You can arrange to transfer your payment to another course though, if you wish.
We are reliant on Government advice with regard to re-opening the College for various activities. In the meantime, we are creating a programme of Online Leisure Courses. Please check out our website and New College Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn pages to view new courses as they are released.
Are there any criteria prospective New College Adult Learning Centre (ALC) students would need to meet?
All of our students must be aged 19 years or over before this academic year (31st August 2020 ) and they must have been resident within the UK/EU for 3 years or more (asylum seekers are 6 months or more in the UK).
We offer a number of courses that are free to all and many more that maybe free to individuals that meet certain eligibility criteria. These include courses such as Maths, English, ITC, CSCS and many more.
All courses vary in length depending on the level and subject. Courses start at various times throughout the year and can be either mornings, afternoons or evenings again depending on the subject and level.
Yes, you must work in HR or a similar environment. If you are not working within HR you will find it difficult to apply the knowledge gained in the classroom to a workplace situation. This then means you’ll find completing the assignments a challenge.
Can I join your Level 3 Counselling course if I’ve completed a L2 distance learning course in Counselling?
Unfortunately not. To join our Level 3 course you must have completed a Level 2 course, either with New College, or another training provider, which includes a significant amount of skills practice; it must also have the required number of appropriate learning outcomes and hours. The CPCAB Level 2 course is our preferred qualification however we’ll look at other qualifications on a case by case basis.
Yes, the distance learning courses are open to anyone who is aged 19 and over, who reside in England, are a UK or EEA citizen and have lived in the UK or EAA for at least three years.