FREE* courses for Adults!
Looking for a new job and need to update your qualifications? Want to improve your skills for your current job? Seeking a promotion? Want a career change and need to enhance your skills?
Gain a recognised qualification plus support to help you get you where you want to be!
FREE* English and maths qualifications for Adults
Gain your English and maths qualifications - we offer functional skills at Level 1 and 2 and GCSEs. Click here for more information or get in touch for advice on the right level for you and how to enrol.
FREE* Level 2 Online Courses for Adults 19+ years old
Improve your skills and knowledge for job and career development with a fully online course. Study flexibly at a time and place that fits your commitments with opportunities available in a range of subjects. Click here to view the courses and apply.
FREE* Level 3 Courses for Adults 24+ years old
If you are over 24 years old and don't already have a Level 3 qualification, then you could be eligible for free tuition which could save you hundreds of ££s!
Free tuition is available on the courses below in a range of subjects and there are full-time and part-time options to choose from.
So, if you are thinking about retraining for a new job, learning a new skill or getting a qualification to help you progress in your career then come and talk to us!
If you want to study something different or you do not fulfil the eligibility criteria, get in touch as there may be other courses we can help with too.
- Certificate in the Principles of Special Educational Needs
- Certificate in Networking and Cybersecurity
- AAT Advanced Certificate in Bookkeeping
- AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting
- City & Guilds Advanced Technical Diploma in Plumbing
Find out more - have an informal chat with our advisors who can help you find the right course to suit you and also guide you on how to enrol.
🏢 - come into the college during our drop-in advice and enrolment days click www.harrow.ac.uk/enrol for dates and times
📞 - 01895 853333
(*Free tuition for eligible adults. ID and registration fees apply and you may have to pay for exam/materials costs.)
The Need for Flexibility
We offer blended learning courses in partnership with Mindful Education, providing a flexible study option, which is the perfect combination of online learning alongside regular lessons on campus.
Our range of Online and On Campus part-time professional courses offers the best of both worlds, requiring less time in college than traditional classroom-only courses, while providing all the benefits of being part of a group that meets regularly with a college tutor. Meaning you can choose how, when and where you want to study.
Click here to find out more about the benefits of blended learning
THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS
Online, you will study award-winning video lessons, which are available on demand, and can be viewed from your phone, tablet or computer – meaning you can choose how, when and where you want to study. Each lesson lasts for around 45 minutes and is accompanied by animations and motion graphics to bring concepts to life. Practice questions, downloadable lesson materials and interactive case studies help to enhance the learning experience further and learners should expect to spend between 3 and 6 hours studying independently online each week (depending on your level of study).
On campus, you benefit from regular classes with a college tutor – without having to commit to attending multiple evenings each week. Your tutor will review what you have learnt during your online lessons and will be on hand to provide guidance on progress and assessment. Regular discussion with classmates will help to reinforce key points while also providing the additional support and motivation that comes from being part of a group.
Funding Available to Help You with Course Costs
We can offer a range of funding and loans to help you cover the cost of your study:
Level 2 – our courses are part-funded, significantly reducing the cost
Level 3 – accounting courses are fully funded for eligible learners (those without a full Level 3 qualification)
Level 3 and Level 4 - Advanced Learner Loans are available and you will not have to pay anything back until you're earning over £26,575 a year.
Please ask a member of college staff for more information.
Note regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19): Due to the nature of our Online and On Campus courses, with key concepts being taught online through high-quality video lectures, students are able to continue their studies seamlessly with social distancing in place or if the college has to close. Regular ‘On Campus’ lessons are replaced by remote ‘virtual classroom’ sessions led by college tutors. This flexible approach can be easily adapted to suit government guidance and college policies.
Our Online and On Campus Courses
Keeping you Safe on Campus
Your safety is our priority and we remain with additional measures in place to ensure you are safe on campus. Don't worry we are making sure you still get the same high quality teaching and a great college experience.
- Automatic no touch hand sanitisers in Reception
- Temperature checks as you come into college
- Clear signage to encourage you to keep left and maintain your distance
- Enhanced regular cleaning across campus
- Hand sanitiser stations across campus
- Curriculum bubbles that are marked with colour coded signage
- Perspex screens in public face to face areas
- Face coverings to be worn* around all public areas on campus (you can also wear these in the classroom if you wish to).
The College's overarching Covid-19 Risk Assessment has been revised - please click here to read it.
Please remember, the government rules have been updated and from Tuesday 30 November it is also a legal requirement to wear a face covering* on public transport and also in shops.
*unless you are exempt.
Results for GCSE Maths and English Exams Sat in November 2020
If you sat your GCSE English and/or Maths exams in November 2020, the results are available on Thursday 14 January. They will be sent to by text on Thursday 14 January and we will also put a copy of your results in the post to you on the same day.
Please note: because of the current lockdown, you will not be able to collect your results in person which is why we are sending them to you by text, so please ensure we have your current mobile number.
If you need to update your mobile phone number, please contact your Attendance Coordinator.
w/c 15 June 2020
There are more details available here: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/awarding-vocational-and-technical-qualifications-this-summer
- Harrow College Student Services Support During Enforced College Closure
- UK Government and Ofqual updates on qualification assessment – these will be updated as new information is provided:
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/full-guidance-on-staying-at-home-and-away-from-others/full-guidance-on-staying-at-home-and-away-from-others-General Heath Guidance