Adult Learning

Rethink…your future

Exeter College’s wide range of professional and technical courses can help you go further in your career or start a completely new one.

We are passionate about helping you achieve your education goals and land your dream job! Our courses focus on skills that can be applied directly to the workplace or further study, giving you the knowledge to pursue a career in your chosen area.

Not sure where to start? Contact our Adult Advisers now with any questions you might have about adult learning with Exeter College. Email adultadvice@exe-coll.ac.uk or call 01392 400170.

We offer hundreds of funded places on qualifications starting this September

Funded places are available for you to retrain and upskill in construction, engineering, digital, healthcare, accountancy and business, hair and beauty, and personal training.
Click on one of our courses below to find out more and apply today.

Not sure where to start?

Contact our Adult Advisers now with any questions you might have about adult learning with Exeter College.
Email adultadvice@exe-coll.ac.uk, call 01392 400170 or book a 1:1 appointment.

Supportive staff

Achieve your goals with smaller class sizes and friendly tutors and lecturers dedicated to helping your achieve success.

High quality teaching and learning

Exeter College is Ofsted Outstanding and you will be supported in your studies by specialists in their field.

Focus on progression

Our professional courses have a clear line of sight to industry thanks to our strong links with employers.


Other Adult courses we offer

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University Level

We offer a range of degree level courses through partner universities but taught here in Exeter.

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English for Speakers of Other Languages

Do you want to improve your English Language skills?English courses (two semesters per year) are available at all levels from beginners to advanced, and there are dedicated short courses to help you prepare for international exams.

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GCSE Courses

We offer GCSEs to adults in English, Maths and Biology. This can be the perfect stepping stone to an Access course, or kick start the change in career you’ve always dreamed of. English and Maths are offered FREE to adults who don’t already have a C grade or above.

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Access to Higher Education

An Access course is a one year course for adult learners looking to progress to university level study. We offer a range of access courses that help you get to university.

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Leisure Courses

Want to do something new in the new year? Our leisure courses can be a great way to meet new people and learn new skills. With courses from foreign languages to Mexican cuisine, who knows what new skills you’ll learn.

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Teacher Training

Exeter College delivers a full range of teacher training and assessor training. The qualifications are mostly based on practice; this means that for most of the qualifications you need to already be working in the sector.

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