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Adult Learners & Part-Time


We fully support all adults who are looking to return to education, whether they’re looking for a change in career, an opportunity to upskill or just fancy a new hobby.

This is often a great solution for people who want to improve their skills while working, who want a specific qualification that will help them find a job or who want to study around other commitments.

At Doncaster College and University Centre, we offer a range of adult education courses across GCSEs, further education, vocational qualifications, higher education and industry-related short courses.  We welcome students of all ages and backgrounds and offer a supportive, inclusive environment for those returning to education.  

We also work with local employers to provide short courses and qualifications to upskill staff, including workplace training.

Whether the goal is career development, the desire to learn a new skill or to turn a hobby into a job, our adult education students develop the knowledge, skills and qualifications they need to meet and exceed their aspirations.

Courses to suit you

With over 300 courses across a vast range of subject areas, we have something for everyone.

Many of our courses are part-time, flexible, or distance delivered. Perfect to suit those who have busy lives and cannot attend via full-time study.

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Financial support

​​Unsure about what financial support is available? The Financial Support Team at Doncaster College are here to offer you guidance on the range of financial support that you may be eligible for.

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Courses for the unemployed

We also offer a range of short, free courses that are designed to get you back into work. You’ll develop skills that local and regional employers have highlighted as key for their businesses.

Course and skill areas include Customer Service, Retail, Computing, and lots more.

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Learn From Home courses

Our courses are for those aged over 19 years and fully funded if you are on qualifying benefits.

You have the flexibility to complete the course in your own time online or by completing our ready-to-use workbooks in the comfort of your own home. You’ll also have an assigned, qualified tutor who will support and guide you throughout your course.

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Life Changing Learning Opportunities for Adults

Our offer ranges from short courses right through to University degrees. These are available at:

  • Doncaster College
  • University Centre Doncaster
  • North Lindsey College
  • University Centre North Lincolnshire
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Inspire Salon

Run by our students, our hair and beauty salon offers a variety of treatments at fantastic prices.

Waterfront Restaurant & Cafe

Open for lunch and some evenings offering great food freshly prepared by our students.

Access to Microsoft Office 365

You’ll be able to download and install a free copy of Microsoft Office 365 to use throughout the duration of your course.

How to Apply

It’s easy to apply for a course here at Doncaster College!

Just browse our course areas, click through to the course that you’re interested in, and hit the apply link.

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