Adult Learning

We are passionate about helping adults to achieve their education goals, develop new skills or even land a dream job. Whenever you come to us in life, and no matter what your current qualifications are, we can help get you on the right learning path or into the career you want.

We have a wide variety of options to choose from. Our professional and technical adult 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. Adult Essential Skills courses can be the perfect way to open new doors and develop skills that are needed for success in work, learning and life. We also have a range of leisure courses to help you Find your Happy!

Not sure where to start? Contact our Adult Advice Hub now with any questions you might have about adult learning with Exeter College. Email, click here to book an appointment or call 01392 400170.

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What we offer for adults:

Professional courses

Looking to further your career? Look into our professional courses. From Accounting to Automotive, we may have the perfect course to help you progress in your career. Many of our courses have funded places available.

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. Click here to find out more.

Higher Technical Education

We offer a range of Higher Technical Education courses through partner universities and awarding bodies but taught here in Exeter. We are committed to providing high quality technical education that meets the needs of students, employers and industry. Click here to find out more.

Leisure courses

Discover a new hobby, spark creativity or learn new skills with a day or evening adult leisure course with Exeter College Community Learning. Join us to unwind and dedicate time doing something that helps you to Find Your Happy.

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. Click here to find out more.

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. Click here to find out more.

Adult Essential Skills

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. Click here to find out more.

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