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Access course student, Sarah, heads to Goldsmiths, University of London, for a BA in Social Work

Courses for Adults (19+)

Over 9,000 of our students are adults, so you'll be in good company 

If you want to re-train or improve your skills so you can get back into the job market, progress in your career, or simply learn something new just for the challenge, then you are in good company.

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Don't worry about the cost of study, click on the link above to find out more about the Advanced Learner Loans.

Returning to study? You'll be supported

Many of our adult students have not been in a workshop or classroom for many years but that's fine, we are here to support you.

It's why we've won a national award from the TES FE Award support for students 2014
Times Educational Supplement and been praised by Ofsted for our outstanding support for students. 

From beginner level to a post-graduate MBA

Our courses are flexible, designed to fit around your current commitments, with a wide choice of subjects and levels, including the ever-popular Access to Higher Education courses for adults who want to go to university but who do not have the required A Levels. 

From AAT accounting courses, to floristry, digital photography, DIY courses, there is so much for you to choose from.

European Social Fund

Please note that your course will be directly or indirectly part-financed by the European Union through European Social Fund helping develop employment by promoting employability, business spirit and equal opportunities, and investing in human resources. 

Quick links to help you find out more 

These links to take you straight the the courses where you can find out more.

Click here for a list of all our courses for adults 
Click here for our Higher Education Courses 

Courses for adults at Barking Learning Centre

BLCYou can also study Barking & Dagenham College courses at Barking Learning Centre (BLC) which is in the centre of Barking.

From Computing for Beginners to training as a Teaching Assistant, our courses are designed for adults who want to get into work, up-skill, or to train for a new career.

Click here for more information about courses at BLC

Management and HR: an approved centre

Chartered Inst of Personnel and Development Approved Centre


Whether you are about to embark on your first management role, or you are a seasoned comapny director looking for a post-graduate qualification, talk to us about our Chartered Management Institute (CMI) courses.

As an HR professional you can study for your CIPD Diploma at Level 3 and Level 5.


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