Applications for September 2016 are now open.

If you’re interested in an Access course, our next Information Evening is scheduled for Wednesday 15th June at 6pm. To book yourself a place, please contact us (see below).

Learning that’s right for you

What can I study?

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

  • Access to Higher Education (starting September 2016)
  • Selected A Level and GCSE courses (starting September 2016)
  • 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)

Barton Peveril’s Adult Learning programme offers a variety of courses from Access to Higher Education and vocational training to traditional adult education evening classes. The college reserves the right to amalgamate groups, change or cancel courses dependent on the number of students enrolled.


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At a glance

Small Access Logo JPEGThe 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. Click to view our courses for 2016 entry which are validated by LASER, a QAA registered Access Validation Agency.

If you’re thinking of becoming a teacher, a social worker or go on to study a range of humanities subjects at University, then Humanities with Social Sciences could be the course for you!

If you would like to progress into the field of nursing or midwifery, then we offer Nursing and Healthcare Professions as both full and part-time options.

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

Want to know more?

If you are not completely sure about 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 the options available to you, including Government funding and the Learning Loan.


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