Free Online Courses
We have lots of free, online independent study courses to choose from, at levels to suit all abilities. Now may be the perfect time to gain new skills and a nationally recognised qualification, studying from home at a time and pace to suit you.
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We are often asked the following questions by many of our adult learners ...
How do I choose the right course for me?
Our Student Guidance team can help you decide which course is your best choice; call us on 01704 392704 to speak to one of our friendly advisors. Many of our courses for adults require a short informal discussion with the course tutor to check the course is right for you and this also gives you the opportunity to ask any questions you may have.
Can I still work at the same time as studying?
We offer many courses in the day time or the evening that can be balanced with part-time or full-time work and many of our students work at the same time as studying with us.
Is there financial support for adult learners?
Depending on your circumstances we a have a range of financial support options available including funding for kit and uniforms, travel passes and childcare. The is also fee remission available on some courses and we can advise on Advanced Learner Loans. Funds are only available to eligible students and terms and conditions will apply. Contact our Student Information centre to find out more.
Will I be in the same class as the younger students?
Southport College offers many designated classes for adult learners in a wide range of subjects. However, depending on what subject and level you are studying you may be in classes with younger students. It is important to note though, that all of the students in those classes have chosen to be there and are keen to progress in that subject.
Can I park at the College?
The College car parks are available for staff only parking until 4pm on weekdays. After 4pm students are able to use the car parks in both Mornington Road and Church Street.
Can I get help with childcare?
Adult learners aged 20 and over with dependent children can apply for support with the cost of childcare. This fund is means tested and is allocated on a first come first served basis. Potential students can register their interest by visiting or contacting the Student Information Centre on 01704 392704.
Open Evening 23 May 2022
This is the our final open evening of the academic year and is the perfect way to discover all about us and find the right course for you. Whether you are an adult looking to re train or upskill, a school leaver looking for a 2022 course or year 9 or 10 student keen to plan early, you are all very welcome and we would be delighted to see you. There's free parking and complimentary refreshments too.
1st Inter Schools Skills Challenge is a Huge Success
On Friday March 25th, we invited 6 of our partner high schools on to the Southport College campus to compete in an inter schools skills challenge.