Adult Learners

Newbury College offers a wide range of courses for adults from essential skills (English and maths) and community learning courses to higher education, professional qualifications and business training.

You can choose between classroom-based courses led by an experienced tutor in one of our fully-equipped venues across West Berkshire, or learn from your own home or office with the support of a qualified assessor on our flexible Study Online programmes.

Refresh, Retrain, Reward

Professional and short business training courses can lead to an accredited qualification that may help you succeed in your career.

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your skills and qualifications or take them to the next level.

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for a new industry or role.

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yourself or your team with valuable online CPD.


  • Professional Courses


    Professional courses lead to an accredited qualification that may help you succeed in your chosen career. They range from Level 1 to degree level programmes. Some professional courses require membership of an institute or awarding body, which may require a membership fee. See also Higher Education and Study Online programmes to explore even more options for developing career focussed qualifications.

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  • Community Learning

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    Community Learning courses at Newbury College range from arts and crafts to languages and Microsoft Office skills. We have a huge choice of interesting subjects to help you develop a new hobby or learn a valuable skill.

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  • Future Options

    Future Options is a programme of essential skills for accessing and improving your employment prospects.

    Computer Skills

    Develop your confidence and skills using a computer. Learn how to use professional software such as Microsoft Office 365 and understand how to share and collaborate in the cloud.


    Enhance your abilities to read, write and communicate information. Understand how communication has changed and how it plays an important role within the modern workplace.


    Prepare for the next stage of your journey into meaningful employment or working your way up the ladder. Get support with CV writing and applications, as well as finding opportunities and preparing for interviews.

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  • Higher Education

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    Higher education qualifications are equivalent to one or two years at university and cost significantly less than university fees. Our high-quality Foundation Degree, HNC and HND courses provide you with the skills you need to succeed, whether you want to go on to further study at university or develop a career. We have links with some excellent universities including University of Reading, Southampton Solent and University of Buckingham.

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  • Study Online

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    Learn at your own pace in the comfort of your own home, in the office or anywhere you want. Study Online programmes are available in a wide range of subjects with many leading to recognised qualifications. These flexible qualifications are available throughout the year and whilst you are able to choose when you wish to study you still receive the support of a dedicated tutor on a one-to-one basis throughout your course.

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  • Business Training

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    At Newbury College we are skilled in developing training packages specifically for individual companies through our open and bespoke Management Workshop programmes and Legal Compliance courses.

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  • Essential Skills (English and Maths)

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    Essential Skills classes are a range of English and Maths courses that provide an opportunity to gain a nationally recognised qualification. There are five levels from beginner to GCSE, so there is a level for everyone. These courses are for anyone who wants to improve their skills, whether they are looking for entry to a higher level course or did not do as well as they could have at school.

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