Adult, Community & Leisure Learning
With our Adult, Community and Leisure Learning courses, West Suffolk College in your community is here to offer you excellence in teaching and learning, whether it is for fun, business or career enhancement. It could be that you want to learn a new language or even study toward a qualification that will help get you into a university course. With locations in Haverhill, Thetford, Sudbury, Stowmarket, Ipswich, Mildenhall, Newmarket and Bury St Edmunds, you can study with West Suffolk College close to home. With hundreds or courses to choose from, we're confident we'll have the perfect course for you.
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Why study with us?
As a leading provider of adult, community and leisure learning in the region, we make sure that our courses are of the highest quality and meet the needs of you, the community we serve.
All of our courses are designed to make sure that learners enjoy themselves while studying with us. Many people make lifelong friends, as well as providing a sense of accomplishment and/or a qualification.
If you want to enhance your future career prospects, we also offer a range of short courses designed to improve your employability from refreshing your CV and job application skills, to refining your interview technique.
Refreshing or developing your skills in English and maths can have a positive impact that can last a lifetime. We offer a wide range of English and maths qualifications, including:
• Maths made simple
• English made simple
• English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
• Functional Skills in English
• Functional Skills in Maths
• Functional Skills in ICT
• GCSE English and GCSE Maths
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Access to Higher Education Course Finder
Have you always dreamt of doing a degree or changing your career but thought it was too late? No matter how long it is since you left school, we can help you fulfil your dream, through our Access to Higher Education diplomas. You may even be able to get the Advanced Learner Loan if you're aged 19+.
Maths & English, ICT Functional Skills & GCSE Course Finder
We have a wide range of Maths, English and ICT Courses available at many locations in Suffolk and South Norfolk.
English, for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Course Finder
For those for whom English is not a first language, these courses are widely available at multiple locations across Suffolk and South Norfolk. The course tutors will always check what level of English you have already reached and suggest the course that will be most suitable for you. Your class will also include people who have a similar levels of English to you, and the teaching will be friendly, informal and fun.
This course is perfect for those who would like to improve their English and get an internationally recognised certificate, approved by the UK Border Agency and organisations across the world.
Teacher Training Course Finder
Interested in pursuing a career in teaching, utilising your skills to inspire young people and ensuring they have access to quality education? We offer a number of training opportunities at various locations.
Advanced Learner Loans
Aged 19 or over and considering a course? You may be eligible for a new loan to fund it and you will not have to pay it back until you're earning a certain amount. Find out more by about Advanced Learner Loans.