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Adult Learners

Our College has a rich and diverse student population and our vision is to provide a safe and inspiring learning environment for all learners of any age.

At Canterbury College, we encourage lifelong learning and can help you progress in your career or take a new direction. Adult learners studying full-time courses receive the same technical and vocational learning opportunities as our young people.

Short & part-time courses

For those over 19, we offer a range of short and part-time courses to help you gain new skills outside of normal College hours. Our courses focus on professional development and learning new skills.

Access to Higher Education

Access courses are nationally recognised programmes of study designed to support adults (19+) who have few qualifications or are changing career and don't have the relevant entry criteria, but who are aspiring to study at degree level.

Higher Education

Our higher education courses are equivalent to years 1, 2 and 3 of a degree. This means you can choose to top up to a degree or leave with a Level 4 qualification that is recognised in its own right.

Full Time Courses

Adult learners can study on our vocational full-time courses and receive the same technical and vocational learning opportunities as our young people.

Low income & unemployed

Some of our short and part-time courses may be free to those who are on a low income or are in receipt of an approved benefit.

Support Services

From advice and guidance to financial support, we have a range of services available to students to ensure that they can make the most of their time at the College.

Find out more about or courses

Speak to the team in the Student Information Centre