Course Levels and Qualifications


East Surrey College offers a range of courses for adults which are delivered across various venues throughout Surrey. These courses are grouped into two distinct categories:

Adult & Community Learning Courses
We offer a very wide range of leisure courses for informal adult learning across all areas of interest including arts & crafts, languages, fitness, hair and beauty, construction, engineering, IT and many more.

Generally learners are able to progress from beginner level to improvers, through intermediate to advanced or even proficiency level in some areas of study. There are particularly good progression routes in modern foreign languages with learners able to embark on the next level of study each year. Click on the link for for more information about the different levels courses available for Modern Foreign Languages and to help you choose the right level.

There is also the opportunity in some curriculum areas to move from a leisure course into an accredited course with a qualification attached e.g. Floristry, Gardening, Jewellery-Making, IT, Hair & Beauty etc.

We also work in partnership with the Worker’s Educational Association (WEA) to provide additional part-time leisure courses in the region. These are highlighted in the guide and your calls and forms for these courses will be forwarded to the WEA enrolment office.

To search for a particular area of interest click here or ring our Client Services Team on 01737 788444 for more specific advice.

Qualifications and Learning for Work
We are able to offer a wide range of part-time and full-time courses that lead to professional qualifications in a variety of subjects and sectors. Whether you are personally looking to acquire a new skill or qualification to further your career, or you are a local employer who wants to improve the productivity of your workforce, we are here to help you.

You may be looking to change career path or develop your existing job role and so wish to gain an industry related qualification. There is no requirement to work in a specific sector or role to do this.

We offer a wide range of courses for you to choose from, allowing you to gain a qualification in areas such as Construction, Beauty or Information & Communication Technology. We are continually reviewing and developing the range of courses that we offer in order to reflect the needs of the local community and employers.

These courses are assessed and a qualification will be awarded on successful completion. The qualifications on offer include:

  • GCSEs
  • Skills for Life
  • ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages)
  • NVQs
  • BTEC awards certificates and diplomas
  • Higher National Certificates 
  • Higher National Diplomas
  • Plus many other qualifications awarded by specific industry bodies

 

Available at a range of levels from Entry Level through to Level 5.  The qualification level that you choose to study at will depend on any previous qualifications that you have attained, or any training and experience that you have, as well as your long term ambitions and goals.

The only thing that remains is for you to decide which course is the right one for you.

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