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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 27 March 2023
Whether you're in Year 10 considering your options for 2024, a Year 11 who wants another look round or and 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.
Adult Information and Application Evening
Come along and find out about our huge range of courses for adults. from part-time night classes to degree level courses, whether you want to retrain or learn for fun, there is something for everyone. You can apply on the night, there’s free parking and children are welcome too.
Free Beginner’s English Courses
By popular demand, we are proud to be offering an additional ‘English for Speakers of Other Languages’ (ESOL) course, this summer. It’s free to all and a fantastic way to help the Ukranian refugees and non-English speaking residents of Southport and the surrounding area learn basic English and integrate into the wonderful community we have here in Southport.