Adult and Community Learning Courses
Explore a subject for pure enjoyment and interest without the pressure of exams and assessments. We've got over 250 courses for adults to choose from, all designed with your personal development in mind. Whatever your course you'll meet like-minded adults in a sociable but productive atmosphere.
Many of our previous students have learnt skills they can use at work too. You could update your IT skills during a computer course, work as a team in a language lesson, or find yourself doing a formal presentation at a speaking with confidence class. You might even join many of our previous students who've become self employed after studying start your own business with Hair and Beauty.
These courses are also a way to unwind and refocus after a busy day at work. Lose yourself in yoga, ballroom dancing or making music. Meet new people. And above all, have some fun.
Support while you're learning
We make sure you get the most out of your learning on other ways; our support services include careers advice, support for the hearing and visually impaired, help with childcare costs and counselling.
If you're on a substantial part-time programme you can also join the Students' Union and represent the views of students to the College governors and management.
We also have Skills for Life courses. These courses help improve your basic skills, numeracy and literacy, whether English is your first or second language.
In many cases you can study these qualifications intensively. This means you can move quickly on to higher levels, from Entry Level 1 to Level 1.
Our Communication Support Unit offers British Sign Language, lip reading and other skills for working with the hard of hearing through established courses. The Unit is also a Regional Centre of Excellence for the Hearing Impaired .
Small classes and a specialist team supported by care workers assist students with learning difficulties and disabilities. Our students develop skills as well as confidence with activities like cooking, art, pottery, literacy and computer based learning.
Facilities and services
You'll also get hands-on with our excellent facilities. Across our campuses we have art, photography and pottery studios, kitchen, fabric and metal craft workshops, as well as our Image hair and beauty salons.
You'll have access to computers too, all with up to date software including: Microsoft Word, Access, Excel and PowerPoint, Sage Payroll and Autocad 2D.
Many of our courses, about one third, are taught off-site, so check out the venues we use to find the nearest one to you.
These courses are generally short and intensive, usually about 10 or 15 weeks long, for two hours. It's a great way to get a taste for learning. Many of our students find it so rewarding they can't stay away and come back to carry on learning. Some have even done so well they've won nationally recognised awards or exhibited their work.
As you'd expect, to ensure high standards all of our courses are monitored by the College and independently by Harrow Council and OFSTED.
These courses are open to all, that's why they don't have entry qualifications. That said, you should still carefully read the course outline to make sure it's the right path for you.
You'll be able to enrol either in person or online, except for Skills for Life where you'll be asked to come in for an interview.
Savings to be made
You might be able to make a substantial saving on your course if you're entitled to a concession. Most discounts are aimed at benefit recipients but we also include first time learners too.
Find out more in the Community Learning Guide.