Adult Learners

Why Newbury College?

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.

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  • Career Progression

    Improve your career prospects.

  • Computer

    Take advantage of flexible learning options.

  • University

    Gain professional qualifications or progress to university.

  • Hobby

    Discover your creative side with a new hobby.

  • Skills

    Learn new skills and techniques.

  • Friends

    Meet new and interesting people.

Professional courses


  • AAT
  • CIEH
  • CIPD
  • CSCS
  • ILM
  • Pearson

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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Higher Education

Higher Education

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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Business Training

Business Training

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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Community Learning

Community Learning

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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Digital and Distance Learning

Distance Learning

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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Essential Skills (English and Maths)

Essential Skills

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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