Discover your future with our Adult Course Guide

If you’re an adult looking at your future career options then the Exeter College Adult Course Guide will give you the information and clarity you need to take your next steps in your chosen career. 

Whether you want to change jobs entirely or want to progress in your current sector, one of our part time adult courses could be the key you need to unlock your future.  

Adult courses with us are designed for direct application to the workplace and aim to give learners the confidence and qualifications to improve their prospects and achieve their professional goals.  

Inside the Adult Course Guide, you will find full information on the wide variety of courses available for adult learners, including entry requirements and eligibility for free GCSE courses in English and Maths if you haven’t achieved these qualifications before.  

Guidance is also available on funding and finance options – including information on Advanced Learner Loans that are only paid back when earning over a certain threshold (currently £26,575 per year). And Low-income concessions (anyone earning under £17,000 a year). Many adults are also eligible for Government-funded grants and bursaries to help with the costs of childcare or associated study costs; full eligibility information can be found inside the guide or on our finance page.  

What’s on offer for adults at Exeter College? 

  • Professional Courses. These are courses that provide training and skills-based knowledge in specific professional areas. These can be used to change career or improve prospects in a current role.  
  • English and Maths pre-GCSE and GCSE courses. These are free courses from Entry Level to Level 2, designed to help adults get these crucial qualifications for future career aspirations.  
  • Access to Higher Education. These courses help those without traditional formal qualifications or who might have been out of education for some time to have the skills and qualification to move on to degree level study. These are especially popular with adults who now want to progress on to study at university or are looking to retrain.  
  • Higher Education. Get degree-level qualifications with Exeter College with our Centre for University Level Studies. Students choose us for our smaller class sizes and commitment to helping you to achieve your personal goals throughout study. Our higher education provision is rated as ‘Gold’ in the Teaching Excellence Framework, putting us alongside some of the top universities in the country.  
  • Higher Apprenticeships. These courses involve part time study with us alongside a formal Apprenticeship with a company in industry.  

Request the Adult Course Guide today.  

Contact our specialist Adult Advisers on or 01392 400170 for a chat about your options. They can also guide you through the application process for joining a course or getting your funding sorted.