Adult Learners

We offer a wide range of adult courses, from essential skills (English, maths and digital) and modern languages to higher education, professional qualifications and business training.

You can choose between classroom-based courses led by an experienced tutor, 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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  • Short Courses

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    We are excited to offer courses designed to ignite your passion and support your personal development.

    Our subjects focus on key areas that address local skills gaps, aid career progression and expand horizons.

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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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