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Adult Education Admissions

Qualification courses – Access to Higher Education, GCSEs, ESOL, Digital Skills & AAT courses

Applications for academic courses 2024/25 are now open Apply here

Please telephone 0161 419 3620 for  enquiries.

Please refer to our pages on this website for further details.

Access to HE

Maths / English GCSE courses

Science GCSE

AAT courses

ESOL – please apply through Stockport ESOL Advice Service

 

Leisure, Fitness & Language courses

Enrolment for the summer term is now closed.

Enrolment for the autumn term will open at 9 a.m. on 1st August.

 

Please refer to our pages on this website for further details.

Telephone 0161 419 3620 or email: adulteducation@aquinas.ac.uk giving your full name contact details and also details of anything in particular you would like to know more about.

Advice and Initial assessments

Staff are always available for advice and guidance including during the summer enrolment period. Some courses require an initial assessment – you will be advised when you enquire and an appointment made for this.

How do I pay ?

If you are applying for a qualification course you will be invited to interview, upon completion of your interview you will take payment if applicable.

If you are applying for a leisure, fitness or language course you will be able to pay online – please ensure you have your debit/credit card ready to make your payment.

  • Due to the popularity of some courses, early enrolment is advisable and enrolments which are paid for in full are accepted in the order that they are received, until the course is full.

Student Support & Help with Fees

Academic Courses:

Aquinas College may be able to waive your tuition fees for certain academic courses if you are in receipt of an income related benefit (proof required).

Leisure courses:

You may be entitled to a reduction in leisure course fees if you are in receipt of certain benefits. You will need to provide proof of this at enrolment.  See Fees and Support page for a full list of benefits accepted for September 2024.

What happens if the course does not run? Generally, the reason would be that there are insufficient numbers enrolled. In this situation you would either be given a full refund of any monies paid.

Refunds – the college operates a no refund policy for part-attended courses.

How to contact us

For full information on any of the courses, please contact us, either by:

  • Telephone: 0161 419 3620
  • How can I enrol/pay?
    • How can I enrol/pay?

      • Telephone the reception desk/helpline (0161 419 3620). You can ask about about courses and get help to decide which one is right for you; you may of course already know which course you would like to do.
      • You can now enrol and pay online for our leisure courses via the link on this page.
      • You can enrol over the telephone for leisure/fitness/language courses (please enquire when you telephone to check for availability) – ensure you have your debit/credit card ready to make your payment and an enrolment pack will be sent to you.
      • Due to the popularity of some courses, early enrolment is advisable and enrolments which are paid for in full are accepted in the order that they are received, until the course is full.
  • Student Support & Help with Fees
    • Academic (examination courses):

      Aquinas College may be able to waive your tuition fees for certain courses (Go to the ‘ Support for Adult Education students’ link for a full list of benefits accepted for September-July 2023/24).  Evidence will need to be provided.

      Leisure courses:

      If you are in receipt of an income related benefit. You will need to provide proof of this at enrolment, with your payment book or an appropriate letter from the agency awarding you the benefit. (Go to the ‘ Support for Adult Education students’ link for a full list of benefits accepted for September-July 2023/24).

  • What happens if the course does not run?
    • Generally, the reason would be that there are insufficient numbers enrolled. In this situation you would either be given a full refund of any monies paid, or we may advise you of a local centre or college who offers a similar course.

      Refunds – the college operates a no refund policy for part-attended courses.

  • How to Contact Us
    • For full information on any of the courses, please contact us, either by:

      • Telephone: 0161 419 3620
      • Email: adulteducation@aquinas.ac.uk
      • If you are requesting a courses brochure, please give your postal address and details of the course you are interested in so that appropriate information can be posted to you.
      • Or call into the college where staff can go through any queries you may have about courses and fees etc.