Retrain, Upskill and Learn for Pleasure

Find the course for you at Southport College

We offer many courses for learning new skills, developing careers or simply learning for fun.

GCSE & Functional Skills

GCSE & 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 are specifically designed for adults and our tutors are really supportive.
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English

Maths
Gas and Plumbing for you

Gas and Plumbing for you

Retrain as a Gas or Plumbing Engineer! Start in September 2022 from just 1 day per week. You'll Gain City and Guilds qualifications to turn your passion for DIY into skills for a career in the lucrative Plumbing and Gas industries. Learn how to install, maintain and repair plumbing and heating appliances and systems and become Gas Safe certified.

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AAT

AAT

Looking to study Accountancy or Finance? We offer a full range of AAT Accounting courses ranging from Level 1-4.
So whether you want to just understand basic bookkeeping or end up with a full AAT Diploma in Accountancy we’ve got a course for you.

New courses start in September so Apply now and confirm your place.

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.

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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.

Key Facts

Wide range of courses

Friendly and supportive tutors

Fantastic facilities

Fee remission and loans available

Everything you need to know

We are often asked the following questions by many of our adult learners ...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Support Through College as an Adult

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

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 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.


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Open Evening 14 November 2022

Come and see what makes Southport College a Centre of Technical Excellence and how choosing to study our T-Levels, Extended Diplomas, Apprenticeships and all our fantastic vocational courses can help you achieve your dreams and ambitions.


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