adult learning

14-16 years old

16-18 years old


Higher Education



  • Learning for fun, for work, for life.
  • 2020 Entry Part time, full time and evening courses for adults


Do you want to update your skills and improve your job prospects? Our part-time and evening courses are for adults who want to return to work or study. If you are in work and want more training and a recognised qualification, talk to us about apprenticeships.

Each year West Thames College trains thousands of adults. Courses include:

  • FREE courses to help you brush up on your maths or English
  • 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
  • Counselling
  • 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 – see the visit us page for the next open day.
  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 to let you know what to do next.


Advanced Learner Loan Eligible
West Thames College

One of the top 3 Colleges in London *

* Based on overall performance for students aged 16-18 across all levels in 2018-19

We're still accepting applications!

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Take a look at our range of Courses and Apply Now.
We also have a range of NEW Courses!

Haven't visited us yet? Register for one of our Open Days and explore our campus using our Virtual Tour.
Also, take a look at our West Thames College Nursery for your childcare needs.

Interested in Adult Courses? Explore our range of courses available throughout the year.

Aged 18-25 and unemployed? See if our Youth Hub is right for you!


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