Adult Short Courses

We have a variety of new and exciting short courses starting in early 2022 available to anyone aged 19+.

We have a range of courses that you can study at different levels to help you get back into education to build on your experience, knowledge, learn new skills and achieve valuable qualifications.

For the course fees please see the relevant course information below.

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One of our current Adult Students, Collette (Richard Richards Photography)

Each course explains the learning type to help you select the best one for you. The four different learning types are:

Face to Face – In-person lessons will be delivered at either our Buxton or Leek campuses

Blended – A mixture of face to face lessons at either our Buxton or Leek campuses and through online lessons

Distanced Learning – You will have scheduled online lessons and be sent provisions such workbooks to complete

Online – You can complete your course online at your own pace in the comfort of your own home, view our online courses here

To learn more about what Level of study is suitable for you, visit here.

To learn more about our fees and financial support, visit here.

Available courses

Level 2 Principles in Digital Skills for Employment

  • Course type: Adults
  • Study Duration: 20 Weeks
  • Level: Level 2
  • Campus: Leek
  • Taught face to face on campus every Wednesday at 1.00 - 4.30pm
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Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement

  • Course type: Adults
  • Study Duration: 25 Weeks
  • Level: Level 3
  • Campus: Blended Learning
  • The course will be made up of face to face sessions, tutorials, and independent study, this is taught on Tuesdays between 5 - 7pm at out Buxton Campus
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Level 4 Certificate in Leading the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice

  • Course type: Adults
  • Study Duration: 25 Weeks
  • Level: Level 4
  • Campus: Blended Learning
  • The course will be made up of taught face to face sessions, tutorials, and independent study, this is taught on Tuesdays between 5 - 7pm at our Buxton Campus
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Level 3 Award in Bridal Hair

  • Course type: Adults
  • Study Duration: 6 Weeks
  • Level: Level 3
  • Campus: Buxton
  • Taught face to face at our Buxton Campus every Wednesday between 1.30 - 4.30pm
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Level 3 Award in Indian Head Massage

  • Course type: Adults
  • Study Duration: 12 weeks
  • Level: Level 3
  • Campus: Leek
  • Taught face to face at our Leek Campus every Monday between 9am - 12pm
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Level 2 Award in Manicure

  • Course type: Adults
  • Study Duration: 10 Weeks
  • Level: Level 2
  • Campus: Buxton
  • Taught face to face at our Buxton Campus every Thursday between 9.30am - 12.30pm
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Level 4 Award in hair colour correction (Unit route)

  • Course type: Adults
  • Study Duration: 10 Weeks
  • Level: Level 4
  • Campus: Buxton
  • Taught face to face at our Buxton Campus every Monday between 1.30 - 4.30pm
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Level 3 Award in Body Massage

  • Course type: Adults
  • Study Duration: 20 Weeks
  • Level: Level 3
  • Campus: Leek
  • Taught face to face at our Leek Campus every Monday between 1 - 4pm
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Certificate in Skills for Working in Health, Lifestyle and Science Industries

  • Course type: Adults
  • Study Duration: 17 Weeks
  • Campus: Buxton, Derby
  • Taught face to face at both our Buxton and Derby Campuses
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Level 2 Certificate In Creating A Business Start-Up

  • Course type: Adults
  • Study Duration: 17 Weeks
  • Level: Level 2
  • Campus: Blended Learning
  • Taught both on site and at our Buxton Campus every Tuesday between 5.30 - 8.30pm
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Level 3 Award in Education and Training

  • Study Duration: 20 Weeks
  • Level: Level 3
  • Campus: Blended Learning
  • Blended learning both off campus and at our Buxton Campus on Wednesdays between 1.30 - 4.30pm
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Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement

  • Course type: Adults
  • Study Duration: 25 Weeks
  • Level: Level 3
  • Campus: Blended Learning
  • Taught both online and at our Buxton Campus on Tuesdays between 5 - 7pm
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AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting

  • Course type: Adults
  • Study Duration: 36 Weeks
  • Level: Level 2
  • Campus: Distance Learning
  • Classes will be taught online on Fridays, time tbc
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AAT Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping

  • Course type: Adults
  • Study Duration: 18 Weeks
  • Level: Level 2
  • Campus: Distance Learning
  • Taught online on Fridays with times TBC
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Level 3 Certificate in Information, Advice or Guidance

  • Course type: Adults
  • Study Duration: 24 weeks
  • Level: Level 3
  • Campus: Blended Learning
  • Taught both online and face to face at our Leek Campus on Thursdays between 4:30 - 6:30pm
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Certificate in Skills for Working in Health, Lifestyle and Science Industries

  • Course type: Adults
  • Study Duration: 17 Weeks
  • Campus: Derby, Buxton
  • Delivered on campus
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