Adult Learning

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Adult Learning Courses for 2019

This is just a sample of the wide range of Adult Learning Courses that we can offer you, here at Macclesfield College.

For a more comprehensive list, including start and end dates and times and individual curriculum areas, visit the courses page or call us now on 01625 410000.

Pottery Workshop – MixedFull CostEnrol
AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting (Fast Track)VariousApply
C&G Level 1 Certificate for IT UsersVariousApply
Raspberry Pi – An Introduction to ProgrammingFull CostEnrol
C&G 18th Edition Wiring RegulationsFull CostEnrol
Maths SkillsVariousEnrol
Hot Stones MassageFull CostApply
Level 3 Certificate in Indian Head MassageA.L. Loan*Apply
VTCT Level 2 Award in Extension by Tip and Gel OverlayVariousApply
ESOL – ReadingVariousEnquire
ESOL – Speaking and ListeningVariousEnquire
ESOL – WritingVariousEnquire
IOSH Managing Safely CertificateFull CostEnrol
French ClassesFull CostEnrol
Spanish ClassesFull CostEnrol
HABC Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid and RequalificationFull CostEnrol
HABC Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (1 Day)Full CostEnrol
HABC Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (3 Days) and RequalificationFull CostEnrol
ABC Level 2 Award in Counselling ConceptsVariousApply
ABC Level 3 Certificate in Counselling SkillsA.L. Loan*Apply
BTEC Level 2 Cert in the Introduction to Professional Taxi and Private Hire DriverVariousApply
CACHE Level 2 Award in Food Safety for Childcare or Social CareVariousEnquire
CIPD Level 3 Diploma in Human Resource PracticeA.L. Loan*Apply
CIPD Level 3 Certificate in Human Resource PracticeA.L. Loan*Apply
CIPD Level 5 Certificate in Human Resource ManagementA.L. Loan*Apply
CIPD Level 5 Diploma in Human Resource ManagementA.L. Loan*Apply
HABC Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering and RequalificationVariousEnrol
HABC Level 2 Award in the Control of Substances Hazardous to HealthVariousEnrol
NCFE CACHE Level 2 Award in Awareness of DementiaVariousEnrol
NCFE Level 1 Award in Mental Health AwarenessVariousEnrol
Life SkillsVariousEnquire
Access to HE Diploma – Education (Online)A.L. Loan*Apply
Access to HE Diploma – Business and Management (Online)A.L. Loan*Apply
CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Supporting Teaching and Learning (Classroom Based)A.L. Loan*Apply
CACHE L3 Diploma Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools (Online)A.L. Loan*Apply

*Advanced Learning Loan

Enrolment Dates for 2019

Enrolment takes place on the following dates in 2019:

  • Tuesday 8th January 2019 (including professional qualifications)
  • Tuesday 5th February 2019
  • Tuesday 5th March 2019
  • Tuesday 2nd April 2019 (including professional qualifications)
  • Tuesday 7th May 2019

Enrolment time is between 5pm and 8pm on all of the dates above.

Be heard, be understood!

Here at Macclesfield College, we offer a range of speaking, listening and writing classes to help you to be heard and understood. Our excellent team of tutors will support and assist you, every step of the way!

If English is not your first language, then you will have the opportunity to study English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) in our highly successful and popular ESOL department. Here, you will be given the tools, techniques and self-confidence to improve your level of speaking, reading, writing, grammar and spelling.

We have courses from Pre-Entry Level up to Level 2 (see table below). Through our initial interview and short assessment process, we will ensure that the study programme for you is appropriate and individualised to best suit your aspirations for future study, training or employment.

ESOL CoursesDates & TimesDurationAvailability
Pre-Entry LevelCourses run throughout the year. Please enquire.VariousApply
Entry 1 to 3Courses run throughout the year. Please enquire.VariousApply
Entry Level 1Courses run throughout the year. Please enquire.VariousApply
Entry Level 2Courses run throughout the year. Please enquire.VariousApply

Student Loans

If you’re starting a course at Level 3 or above you may qualify for an Advanced Learning Loan.

These loans help you to pay the tuition fees charged by your College. Most learners aged 19 and over, studying at level 3 and above, will qualify for these new loans from the UK government. It’s easy to apply, your household income isn’t taken into account and there’s no credit check. You won’t have to pay anything back until your income is over £25,000 a year.

Do I qualify for an Advanced Learning Loan?

To qualify you must be:

  • Aged 19 or over on the first day of your course (there’s no upper age-limit)
  • Living in the UK on the first day of your course and have lived in the UK, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man for three years immediately before this.
  • Studying with a college or training organisation in England approved for public funding.
  • Enrolling on an eligible course at Level 3 and above which includes: Access to HE Diplomas, other Diplomas and Certificates.
  • If you are studying your first Level 3 qualification you may not need to apply for a Loan. Please ask for more information from Student Services.

Can I apply more than once for a loan?

Once you’ve completed your course, you’ll be eligible to apply for more Advanced Learning Loans (up to a total of four loans) to help you progress in your studies.


Simply call us today on 01625 410000, browse through our courses on our website or come and see us at our next Open Evening event, to meet and talk with our excellent Learner Support Team.