Whatever your aims or ambitions, we offer a range of part-time adult programmes that can help you progress your career, develop new skills or simply brush up on your maths and English.

Returning to education isn’t always easy and may mean a return to the classroom for you for the first time in years, but we’ll make sure you get the support you need – whether that’s personally, academically or financially.

Our programmes are designed with you in mind – to fit around your current family and work commitments. We want to make your learning journey as smooth as possible and will work with you to help you achieve your aims.

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Supporting you every step of the way

We understand that returning to education is a big step, but we want you to know we’re here to support you – whether that be personally, financially or academically.

Careers Clinics

Our Careers Service team can support you with all aspects of careers advice and guidance.

Fees and funding support

Getting the support you need financially to help you complete a programme can make a big difference. Think of it as investing in you and your future.

Free and part funded programmes

Depending on your circumstances and existing qualifications you may be able to access a free or part-funded programme thanks to two Government schemes.

Free Courses for Jobs

Free Courses for Jobs aims to help adults train and gain the valuable skills they need to improve their job prospects. To access a free or part-funded programme you must be aged 19 or over, not already hold a Level 3 qualification and be accepted onto an eligible programme.

West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) Funding

If you’re a resident in the WMCA, some programmes could also be fully-funded. You must be aged 19 or over on August 31 (in the year you plan to start your programme) and be a resident of the WMCA to be eligible. Funding is subject to an assessment based on your individual circumstances and acceptance onto an eligible programme.