Learning that’s right for you

Barton Peveril’s Adult Learning programme offers everything from business and vocational training to traditional adult education evening classes.

24+ Advanced Learning Loans

24+ Advanced Learning Loans are student loans similar to higher education loans, but for the further education sector.

Tuition fee loans are available for learners aged 24 and over, studying at Level 3 or Level 4. As a mature student you will be able apply for the loan, which is then paid directly to the College on your behalf.

Click to find out more about the loans, read FAQs and follow the learner journey.

What can I study?

Further details of courses are available on the course search page.  Popular options include

  • Access to Higher Education
  • Professional qualifications
  • Selected A Level and GCSE courses (September start only)
  • Leisure courses

Where and when?

The majority of courses take place at Barton Peveril. All are designed to meet individual study aims and provide high quality tuition in well-equipped environments. You can study part time or full time; during the day or in the evening.

Find out more

  • Call the Adult Learning Team on 023 8036 7225
  • Email us
  • Follow us on Twitter and share our news on the Adult Learning Facebook page
  • Come along to one of our Information Evenings
  • Pop into the Adult Learning Office on Monday, Thursday or Friday between 9am and 4pm or on Tuesday and Wednesday between 12.45pm and 9.15pm (during College holidays hours are 9am to 4pm daily)


The students are great to work with and respond to the efforts we invest in them.

Member of Staff

At a glance

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The Access to Higher Education Diploma course is an alternative path towards university entry designed for people who didn’t gain the traditional qualifications they needed while at school. The course requires you to complete a series of units assessed through essays, exams, presentations and a research project.

Barton Peveril offers Access courses in Nursing & Healthcare Professions, Social Work and Humanities with Social Sciences, validated by LASER, a QAA registered Access Validation Agency.Small Laser JPG

To apply you must have at least a grade C in GCSE Maths and English Language.  Access students benefit from

  • Advice and guidance in higher education applications
  • Individual support from a personal tutor
  • Invitations to visit universities
  • Access to computers, a well-stocked library and online resources.

Funding your studies

If you are aged 19-23 and it is your first time studying a Level 3 course, then the course will be fully funded by the Government.

If you are aged 19-23 and have already attained a Level 3 qualification, then the course will be co-funded by the Government and cost you £1,500.

If you are aged 24+, the cost is £3,000 but you would be eligible for a 24+ Advanced Learning Loan which will cover the cost of the course tuition fees, so you won’t have to pay any upfront costs. What’s more, if you complete a university degree, then your loan for the Access course will be written off.

Want to know more?

If you are not completely sure of what you wish to study at university and would like further support or clarification, then please book an appointment with one of our advisers who can talk through all your options available to you.