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Our latest course guide for Adult Learners is now available to download. Find out about:

  • What's on When
  • Learning for Pleasure
  • Courses for Retraining
  • English & Maths
  • Access to Higher Education
  • University Centre Courses
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Guiding Your Child Through Maths

Guiding Your Child Through Maths

Our free course will help you support your child with KS1 or KS2 maths. Held at our town centre campus from 09:30-12:30, one morning a week.

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AAT

AAT

Looking to study Accountancy or Finance? This January we have Level 1 and Level 2 AAT Accounting courses available.
So whether you want to just understand basic bookkeeping or progress with your AAT qaulifications, we’ve got a course for you.

New courses start this January so apply now and confirm your place.

Jan 2023 | Functional Skills

Jan 2023 | Functional Skills

English and Maths qualifications are some of the most desired by employers. We can help you achieve these for free, if you don't already have a Level 2, Grade C/4 or above.
Our classes starting in January are specifically designed for adults and our tutors are really supportive.
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Why choose Southport College?

When you enrol with us as an adult learner you’ll join other adult students at our bright modern campus in the heart of Southport. You’ll be able to take advantage of the excellent facilities and benefit from our experienced, supportive tutors.

With a range of short and more substantial courses, in designated classes for adult learners and offered in a wide range of subjects there is something for everyone.

You may also be able to obtain help with fees or qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to fund your studies.

Frequently Asked Questions

A few useful things our adults learners like to know...

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.

Once you have chosen your course, please apply on line. We will then be in touch by either phone or email to confirm your place and what to do next. Please note that our most popular courses do fill up fast.

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Some of our adult courses are completely free of charge and others have a cost attached. However, even if there is a cost showing, depending on your individual circumstances you may still be entitled to get your course for free. Please see our adult course guide or call us on 01704 392704 for more information.

Certain courses can be funded by an Adult Learner or Student Loan and our guidance team can advise you on this too.

Please note that for courses that are classed as full time, depending on your circumstances, we a have a range of financial support options available including funding for kit and uniforms, travel passes and childcare. Please ask for more details.

The College car parks are available for staff only until 4pm on weekdays. After 4pm students are able to use the car parks in both Mornington Road and Church Street on a first come first served basis. There are disabled parking bays for blue badge holders in both car parks.

Key Facts

Wide range of courses

Friendly and supportive tutors

Fantastic facilities

Fee remission and loans available

Support Through College as an Adult

Whether you need financial support, help with your studies or careers advice we are here for you..

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Fantastic Facilities

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Clouds Restaurant

Clouds Restaurant

At Clouds Restaurant, the public can come and enjoy a fine dining experience in stylish surroundings with panoramic views of Southport’s skyline.

Concept Salons

Concept Salons

Concept Salons offer a range of beauty, hairdressing and barbering treatments to both male and female clients of all ages.

Sports Hall & College Gym

Sports Hall & College Gym

Our Sports Hall is used for wide range of sports and other activities and we also have a well-equipped Fitness Suite packed with gym equipment, cardio machines and free weights for Southport College students to use free of charge.

Performing Arts Theatre

Performing Arts Theatre

Students perform in our 100+ seat theatre throughout the year and also make use of the rehearsal rooms, dance studio and recording studio.

Oasis Canteen & Coffee Bar

Oasis Canteen & Coffee Bar

Students can take time to sit and re-fuel in our canteen and coffee shop which has a wide range of meals, snacks and drinks.

Science Labs

Science Labs

Our recently expanded science laboratories are filled with specialist equipment which is used regularly by our Science and Forensic & Criminal Investigations students.

Creative Arts Studios

Creative Arts Studios

Students on our creative courses, such as Art, Games Design, Creative Media, Graphic Design and Photography have access to fantastic equipment and facilities, mac rooms, gallery space, studios, a darkroom and the latest specialist software.

Nursery Room

Nursery Room

Childcare students work with visiting toddlers and preschoolers in our nursery room.

Hospital Room

Hospital Room

Health & Social care students are able to benefit from working in our hospital ward simulation unit. This great facility gives our students hands on experience of using electronic beds and also includes pregnancy and ageing simulation suits to enable practice of specialist patient care and observation.

Crime Scene Room

Crime Scene Room

Students can practise their investigation skills in our specialist crime scene room.

Workshops

Workshops

Our bricklaying, electrical, engineering, motor vehicle, painting & decorating and plumbing & gas workshops are realistic working environments kitted out with the latest industry standard equipment.

Keeping up to date

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Open Evening 27 March 2023

Whether you're in Year 10 considering your options for 2024, a Year 11 who wants another look round or an adult looking for their perfect course, you're invited to come and explore our campus. Bring along your friends, parents and carers, everyone is welcome to meet our tutors, explore our fantastic facilities and there's no need to book.


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Rocky Horror Hair & Beauty Show

We are very excited to announce the theme for this year's Hair & Beauty show - Rocky Horror!



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