New Year New You – Make 2016 your year to shine!

Get your year off to a great start by investing in your future. Join one of our new courses this January and develop your skills and knowledge to open new doors and opportunities.

Our courses are offered at many levels and are suitable for:

  • School leavers still deciding on their choice of career; or those who have started a course but want to change direction
  • Adults looking to get the qualifications to get into university or improve their career
  • Professionals who want to invest in the next level of their career
  • Those returning to work – who need to refresh their skills and knowledge
  • Or anyone who would like to learn a new skill just for fun.

Funding is available for many courses – so there has never been a better time to invest in your future.


Pick your Course:

Access courses

Access to HE in Nursing
A pathway for anyone wishing to embark on a nursing / midwifery degree course.

Accounting and Bookkeeping

AAT Level 1
The Level 1 Award in Bookkeeping offers an introductory qualification in manual bookkeeping skills, in particular providing essential skills in single entry bookkeeping.

AAT Level 2 Fast Track
Whether you are planning a new career or changing direction, this course is a good introduction to the subject. It covers book- keeping, business and basic accountancy, including recording income and receipts, preparing ledger balances and initial trial balance. We regret that we can only offer this course to learners aged 19 years or older at the start of the course.

AAT Level 3 Fast Track
This course will suit you if you have some accounting experience. The units include maintenance of financial records and preparing accounts, recording cost information and preparing reports and returns.

IAB Award in Manual Bookkeeping Level 2
This course is suited to those who have little or no experience of finance, and who may be looking for a career change.


Earn while you learn
We offer a huge range of Apprenticeships, across all industries from Hair and Beauty to travel, retail and business. This gives you the chance to ‘earn while you learn’ and gain essential experience in your chosen sector.

Business, Management & Law

CILEX Level 6 Professional Higher Diplomas in Law & Practice
This is designed for those who either work in an HR support role and want to progress their career by developing their knowledge and skills at a higher level or aspire to work in HR and want to study a recognised undergraduate level qualification. Candidates are likely to have either a degree or a L3 CIPD qualification already.

CMI Level 3 Diploma in First Line Management/
The aim of the Diploma in First Line Management is to develop management methodology and ethos in those who are, or are about to become supervisors or first time managers, building upon their knowledge and experience. The programme is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute.

CMI Level 7 Extended Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership
This qualification is intended for the senior manager who has the authority and personal inspiration to translate organisational strategy into effective operational performance. It is equally valuable for the person who aspires to such a role, by helping them gain the knowledge and understanding necessary. We regret that we can only offer this course to learners aged 19 years or older at the start of the course.

CIPD Intermediate Certificate in HR Management
Set at undergraduate level, CIPD Intermediate qualifications are suitable for those looking to develop a career in HR management or development and want to study a recognised qualification


Award Introduction to Counselling Skills
This course will give you some insight into the nature of counselling work and help you to decide whether you want to proceed with further counselling skills training. All CPCAB’s qualifications enhance your emotional and social skills, and help you to understand yourself and your relationships more clearly.


Education & Teacher Training

Award in Education and Training
Formerly PTLLS this course is an introductory teaching qualification.

NCFE Certificate Supporting Teaching & Learning in School level 3
This course is great if you are planning to work or volunteer in an education setting and already have some experience.

NCFE Diploma Supporting Teaching & Learning in School Level 3
This course is ideal for you if you are a member of a school’s workforce who directly supports teaching and learning of pupils in primary, secondary or special schools in an area that requires specialist knowledge and skills.

Higher Level Teaching Assistant
This course prepares TAs for their assessment to gain Higher Level Teaching Assistant status.


And apply today – it really is that easy!