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Centre for Lifelong Learning

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Homepage welcomeWhat if there was a place where you could return to study after many years? A place where you could discover new interests and meet new friends?

What if you could develop new skills and study for a professional qualification that will expand your career opportunities and open new doors?

Imagine a place where you could achieve new qualifications, a new confidence, a new you.

There is a place. Welcome to the Centre for Lifelong Learning.

Discover - lady in libraryAre you looking to learn something new? Hoping to make new friends through studying a common interest?

We offer a range of Short courses which you can study for pleasure, to gain an understanding of a new subject or as a taster for further study.

Our certificates are constantly refreshed and include topics in Creative Writing, English, History, Journalism, Psychology and Philosophy. Our short courses incorporate undergraduate and postgraduate level study and include accredited and non-accredited programmes.

Group studyingWould you like to develop your skills and expertise in order to progress your career or find a new career path? We offer a variety of professional development courses in Career Studies, Coaching, Counselling, Early Childhood and Initial Teacher Training as well as an MA in Social Work and PhDs.

We also offer a number of Short courses, 10-week accredited short courses, 10-week postgraduate level awards and 1-year undergraduate level certificates in subjects as varied as Business, Journalism and Psychology and Writing Fiction.

Graduate with daughterAre you looking to achieve a qualification and academic success in a welcoming environment supported by a team that has over 30 years' experience working with mature students? What if you haven’t got Access or A-levels or haven’t studied for some time? What if you want to start at a slower pace to make sure that study is for you and that you can fit it in with other work and family commitments?

The Centre for Lifelong Learning offers levels of study from access courses to prepare you for a degree through to PhD opportunities. Browse our course list to find something that’s right for you or visit our Undergraduate, Postgraduate or Short courses pages to discover what you can achieve with us. If you're not sure which is the right route for you, get in touch.

Study Routes

Gateway (Gateway to Higher Education and Gateway to Postgraduate Study)

Undergraduate programmes (foundation, 2+2, full-time and part-time degrees)

Postgraduate programmes (awards, certificates, diplomas, masters and PhDs)

Professional development (Career Studies, Coaching, Counselling, Early Childhood, Initial Teacher Training and Social Work)

Short courses (10-week courses, undergraduate certificates and postgraduate level courses)

Full course list (a complete list of all of the courses we offer)