We provide a diverse range of courses, both recreational and vocational. Tutors are selected for their knowledge as well as their ability to deal with a wide range of students. The atmosphere is friendly and relaxed and, as there are tests or exams in very few courses, students are able to learn a new skill at their own pace! Courses run from late September and they usually last ten weeks.

We hope that you will find something of interest on our courses page. If you are unsure about which course to choose we can provide you with advice and guidance to ensure you make the right decision, for further information please contact us.

First Class / Induction

At the beginning your course, one session will include enrolment information, initial assessments, together with an induction to the centre, safeguarding and your course.

Fees

There are different ways to enrol and pay for the courses that we offer:
Call into the centre during enrolment weeks and pay by cash, cheque or credit/debit card, you may use your credit/debit card to make a payment over the phone unless you are claiming a fee remission. All learners claiming fee remission should provide dated evidence of eligibility to the centre up enrolment.
New learners can enrol online but places cannot be validated until payment has been made. Fees must be paid in full at the time of enrolment (Payment plans can be discussed for BSL and Spanish Fees).
Exam fees, where applicable are not included in course fees but are payable separately upon registration of the exam.
Please note: Courses are subject to numbers; a minimum of ten learners are required.

Fee Remissions

75% fee remission applies for those who:

  • Receive Universal Credit which includes Job Seekers Allowance JSA, Employment Support Allowance ESA, Income Support,
  • Working Tax Credit, Housing Benefit and Child Tax Credit.
  • Receive Pension Credit.

Fee Refunds

There is no entitlement to an automatic refund of fees. However where the centre has cancelled a course and transfer to an alternative course is not possible a refund will be given. Refunds will be made by cheque and can take up to 7 days to process. Learners who choose to withdraw from a course are not entitled to a refund – In exceptional circumstances a part refund fee may be approved, from which an administrative charge will be made.

Please Note: Other courses may be available that have not been published as yet on this website, if there is a course you may be interested in please contact us at the centre for more information.