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Adult Education

An introduction to Adult Education at Aquinas

Whether you have been attending courses at Aquinas College or it is your first time, you are all very welcome. We have a fantastic range of courses available and a state-of-the-art building in which to study. We provide courses for the local community and share our college and ethos with our adult learners. The college mission is at the heart of our provision and we pride ourselves on delivering a variety of courses delivered by enthusiastic and passionate teachers. Our learners return year-on-year and it is an inspiring place to learn a skill, achieve a qualification and make new friends.

We offer a variety of academic courses including AAT, GCSEs, Digital Skills, ESOL and the Access to Higher Education course. This includes education and training for adults who want to upskill, improve their employment chances and/or move into higher education. We have a unique selling point in that our courses run in the evening so that people can fit their studies around employment or family commitments. Beginning a course after a long period of time away from education can be very daunting but our friendly staff make the process much less stressful.

Becoming an Aquinas student is much more than simply choosing your next educational establishment or furthering your steps into a chosen career. It is becoming a member of our wider community and, as with most things in life, the more you put in the more you get out. Please use our website, together with our prospectus, to find out more about adult education at Aquinas.

Adult Education Academic Prospectus


Adult Education Academic Prospectus 2024-25 PDF Document

Adult Education Academic Prospectus 2024-25 - opens a PDF document

Information regarding Fees and Support for Academic Courses

Adult Education Entry Requirements

Adult Education Admissions page

Adult Education Leisure Brochure

Adult Education Leisure Brochure 2023-24 PDF Document

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Accessible version of the Adult Education Brochure 2023-24 – opens a PDF document

Leisure Courses – Dates and Fees

Online application available from:

1st August 2023 for autumn term (September to December)

7th December 2023 for spring term (January to March)

18th March 2024 for summer term (April to July)

Please check the course directory for the most up to date lesson times.

Can’t find anything you like? There may be other course available locally. Check out our Local providers page for more information.

Contact details

0161 419 3620
(Adult Education Helpline)

0161 483 3237 (option 3 – adult education)
(College switchboard)


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