adult learning

14-16 years old

16-18 years old


Higher Education



Courses for adults - learning for fun, for work, for life.

Our part-time and evening courses for adults are ideal if you want to return to work or study, or learn something completely new. At West Thames College we have courses for all levels, so whether you are upskilling for your career, or you are complete beginner - join us and start your new chapter with us. If you are in work and want further training and a recognised qualification, talk to us about apprenticeships.

It's never too late...

West Thames College trains thousands of adults each year, and it could be you next. Become part of a vibrant and supportive community with teams available to help you with funding and financial support, as well as offering you careers guidance, if you are unsure of what course you want to study.

Courses include:
  • FREE courses for adults
  • English and Maths courses
  • English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
  • Access to Higher Education courses to prepare you for further study
  • Professional accountancy and computing
  • Beauty therapy, hairdressing and makeup
  • Motor vehicle maintenance
  • Construction
  • Teacher training.

Our lecturers are industry experts as well as being qualified teachers, who will give you the extra support and encouragement you need to succeed.

Some courses require a fee. We offer financial assistance and guidance on loans. See our financial support page.

Next steps:
  1. Choose the course which is right for you.
  2. Visit the college at an upcoming open day - see the visit us page for more information.
  3. Need help with fees? Speak to the Information Centre to arrange an interview with the student welfare and support adviser.
  4. Apply online. The enrolment process will depend on the course. The Information Centre will contact about the next steps in the application process. 


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