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.  Take a look at our latest brochure for details of courses starting throughout the year and a flavour of what will be on offer from September 2015.  Our next Information Evening is on Wednesday 21 January 2015, 6-8pm.

24+ Advanced Learning Loans

24+ Advanced Learning Loans are student loans similar to higher education loans, but for the further education sector. They were introduced for the academic year 2013-14.

Tuition fee loans will be available for learners aged 24 and over, studying at Level 3 or Level 4. As a mature student you will soon 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?

The majority of courses are listed in our Adult Learning brochure with further details available on the course search page.  Popular options include

  • Employability skills
  • Access to Higher Education
  • Childcare qualifications
  • IT training
  • Literacy and numeracy
  • Chemistry and other selected A Levels (September start only)

Many courses lead to NVQs and other qualifications. We also offer a wide range of work-based learning options, short courses and bespoke training programmes for business clients.

Where and when?

Courses take place at Barton Peveril and at community venues across a wide area. 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
  • Come along to one of our Information Evenings
  • Pop into the college during term time between 9.30am and 3.00pm


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

Member of Staff


Careers and Learning Advice

Did you know that you can get impartial advice on your next step in learning from our National Careers Service advisers?  This free advice service will help you make the right choices for adult learning, training and employment.

We can help you with:

  • Discussing career changes
  • Decisions about courses and funding
  • Coping with redundancy
  • Self-Employment
  • Voluntary Work
  • Workshops in Confidence Building, CV layout and Interview skills

To book a one hour appointment with an adviser or to join a two hour workshop, please call the Adult Learning Team on 023 80 367225 or email: