What 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.
Welcome to the Centre for Lifelong Learning.
Are 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 courses are constantly refreshed and include creative writing, counselling, mindfulness, coaching and politics. Our short courses include accredited and non-accredited programmes.
Would 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.
Are 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.
Gateway (Gateway to Higher Education)
Full course list (a complete list of all of the courses we offer)