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Fully funded* short courses for adults aged 19 and over

February 11, 2022

Want to learn a new skill, try something new or change career?

Then our short courses are perfect for you.

Set in acres of stunning National Trust gardens, we offer the ideal spot to focus on your studies and future.

Most of our short courses last two days. Apply to stay over at our stunning campus. Our residential accommodation lets you focus on your studies and receive exceptional support throughout.

Join like-minded adults to study in a unique environment designed to ignite your passion for knowledge.

Fully funded places for eligible students*
• No entry requirements for many courses
Free parking and discounted bus service

Our new range of short courses includes:
Mental Health
Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care
Psychology of Criminal Behaviour
Prejudice and Stereotypes
Functional English and Maths
Adult Learning
Outdoor Forest courses
Peer Mentoring
Sustainable Living
Women in Leadership
Enterprise Skills

We are accepting applications now and places are limited. Apply early to avoid disappointment.

Visit our course page here to book or follow one of the above links. You can also telephone 01226 776000 to discuss with one of our team which courses you may be interested in.

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