Adult Part-time Courses

With our part-time courses for adults, you can develop a skill, further your career, or simply try something new. Awarded for outstanding care, education and guidance, our dedicated staff will make sure that your learning experience is enriching and enjoyable.

Variety

Whether you want to learn horse care or accounting, we have a wide selection of subjects available for study. Our part-time courses vary in length, from day classes and summer schools to year-long Diplomas, so there’s bound to be a course to suit your needs. We teach in many different venues across mid and west Cornwall, including village halls, community centres and even Trelissick Gardens.

Career development

If you’re looking to develop your professional skill set, we offer part-time courses and qualifications to help you achieve your career goals. From business, law and management to marketing, computing and science, our courses cover a wide range of industries. Short seminars and classes focus on specific areas in-depth, such as minute taking or pitching and presenting, allowing you to hone your skills. Our longer, comprehensive courses provide a wider understanding of a subject, at beginner, intermediate or advanced level.

View our professional development page here.

Leisure courses

Learning doesn’t have to be about the bottom line. Many of our courses are designed to teach you useful skills, allow you to engage with your community and, ultimately, be enjoyable. Reconnect with nature on A Day of Wild Crafts, learn a new language, or sharpen up your needles and get knitting. Our leisure courses are also a great way to get together with friends, or make new ones, and develop a hobby.

View our leisure courses page here.

Why choose us?

As one of the newest and most innovative colleges in Britain, we’ve been awarded Beacon Status for our excellent teaching standards. We’re ranked among the top ten UK colleges and became the first college in the UK to be awarded Designated Outstanding status by Ofsted in January 2007. Since then, our centres have been awarded matrix accreditation – a national quality standard for information, advice and guidance services for learning and work.

How to apply

You can apply online by selecting the course you want to study and then following the enrolment instructions. You can also download an enrolment form, fill it out and return it to us at either Truro or Penwith campus.

For more details, visit our how to apply page for part-time courses.

If you’ve got any questions, feel free to get in touch with the part-time admissions team.

Funding

Depending on the course you'd like to study and your personal circumstances, you may be eligible for funding.

Have a look at our funding page for more detail, or get in touch.