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 digital and distance learning courses.

  • 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.

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  • Community Learning

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

    We also offer a fantastic selection of family learning activities for you and your little ones from spooky Halloween crafts to hand decorating Easter eggs.

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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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  • Digital and Distance Learning

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    Learn at your own pace in the comfort of your own home, in the office or anywhere you want. Digital and distance learning courses 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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