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Courses for Adults

Now’s the Time... Why wait another year to make a change? We have a range of courses starting in January 2023 and onwards, so take a look at what’s coming up in our Adult Course guide and take that next step with us, whether you are looking to upskill or do something for fun we have something for you.

Many FREE* and funded courses available.

Course Name Level Start Date Day(s) Duration Cost
Art, Design & Photography
Exploring Studio Photography 1 January Thursday 7 weeks Free*
Exploring Printmaking N/A January Thursday 7 weeks Free*
Introduction to Garment Making N/A January Thursday 7 weeks Free*
Business, Management & Leadership
Apprenticeship - Operations or Departmental Manager (CMI) 5 Various Wednesday 30 months Contact us
Computing & IT
Essential Digital Skills E1 January Flexible 50 hours Free*
Construction, Civil Engineering, & Building Services Engineering
DIY Carpentry Skills: Introductory and Extender Courses 1 Various Various 1 day Free*
DIY Plumbing Skills: Introductory and Extender Courses 1 Various Various 5 hours Free*
DIY Trowel Skills: Introductory and Extender Courses 1 Various Various 5 hours Free*
English & Maths
Adult English Classes E1 to L2 January Contact us 20 weeks Free*
Adult Maths Classes E1 to L2 January Contact us 20 weeks Free*
Engineering
Welding Coding Tests (BS4872, ASME IX, BS EN 9606) N/A Various Contact us 1 day Contact us
Welding Workshops (City & Guilds) 1, 2 January Contact us 10-20 weeks Contact us
Introduction to Control and Automation 2 Flexible Contact us 25 hours £300
Skills Bootcamp in the Principles of Carbon Capture and Storage 3 Flexible Contact us 50 hours Contact us
ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages)
ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) All Levels Various Various Contact us Free
Health & Wellbeing
Awareness of Mental Health Problems 2 Flexible Flexible 12-16 weeks Free*
Nutrition and Health 2 Flexible Flexible 8-12 weeks Free*
Understanding Behaviour that Challenges 2 Flexible Flexible 12-16 weeks Free*
Hospitality & Catering
Apprenticeship - Production Chef 2 Flexible Contact us 15 months Contact us
Sport, Exercise & Fitness
Diploma in Sports Massage 3 January Contact us 34 weeks £2,225
Teacher Training
Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools 2 Various Flexible 10-12 months £1,335
Specialist Supporting for Teaching and Learning 3 TBC Flexible 80 weeks Contact us
Apprenticeship - Learning and Skills Teacher 5 Flexible Contact us 24-27 months Contact us
Course Name Level Start Date Day(s) Duration Cost
Business, Management & Leadership
Principles of Team Leading 2 Flexible Flexible 17 weeks Contact us
Lean Organisation Management Techniques 2 Flexible Flexible 10 weeks Contact us
CMI Award in the Principles of Management and Leadership 3 Flexible Tuesday 6-8 weeks £250
CMI Certificate in the Principles of Management and Leadership 3 Flexible Tuesday 12-14 weeks £500
CMI Diploma in the Principles of Management and Leadership 3 Flexible Tuesday 1 year £1,500
CMI Award in Management and Leadership 5 Flexible Wednesday 6-8 weeks £321
CMI Certificate in Management and Leadership 5 Flexible Wednesday 12-14 weeks £642
CMI Diploma in Management and Leadership 5 Flexible Wednesday 1 year £1,925
Apprenticeship - Team Leader or Supervisor (CMI) 3 Various Tuesday 1 year Contact us
Business Support
Equality and Diversity 2 Flexible Contact us 8-12 weeks Free*
Information, Advice or Guidance 2 Flexible Contact us 8-12 weeks Free*
Principles of Business Administration 2 Flexible Contact us 12-16 weeks Free*
Childcare & Early Years
Awareness of Bullying in Children and Young People 2 Flexible Contact us 8-12 weeks Free*
Understand Children and Young Peoples Mental Health 2 Flexible Contact us 15 weeks Free*
Behaviour that Challenges in Children 2 Flexible Contact us 10 weeks Free*
Safeguarding, Prevent and British Values 2 Flexible Contact us 8-12 weeks Free*
Counselling
Award in Counselling Concepts 2 March Wednesday 10 weeks £390
Customer Service
Principles of Customer Service 2 Flexible Contact us 18 weeks Free*
Dental Nursing
Certificate in Dental Radiography Eq to 4 Various Contact us 6-8 months Contact us
Certificate in Oral Health Education Eq to 4 Various Contact us 6-8 months £900
Certificate in Orthodontic Nursing Eq to 5 Various Contact us 6-8 months £1,080
Health & Social Care
Principles of Dementia Care 2 Flexible Flexible 8-12 weeks Free*
Principles of End of Life Care 2 Flexible Flexible 8-12 weeks Free*
Principles of Working with Individuals with Learning Disabilities 2 Flexible Flexible 13 weeks Free*
Understanding the Safe Handling of Medication in Health and Social Care 2 Flexible Flexible 8-12 weeks Free*
Understanding Autism 2 Flexible Flexible 14 weeks Free*
Understanding the Care and Management of Diabetes 2 Flexible Flexible 9 weeks Free*
Health & Wellbeing
Awareness of Mental Health Problems 2 Flexible Flexible 12-16 weeks Free*
Nutrition and Health 2 Flexible Flexible 8-12 weeks Free*
Understanding Behaviour that Challenges 2 Flexible Flexible 12-16 weeks Free*
Course Name Level Start Date Day(s) Duration Cost
Business, Management & Leadership
ILM Diploma in Team Leading 2 Flexible Contact us 8 months £1,100
ILM Diploma in Management 3 Flexible Contact us 1 year £2,573
ILM (NVQ) Diploma in Management and Leadership 5 Flexible Contact us 18 months £3,120
Apprenticeship - Team Leader or Supervisor (CMI) 3 Various Tuesday 1 year Contact us
Apprenticeship - Operations or Departmental Manager (CMI) 5 Various Wednesday 30 months Contact us
Business Support
Professional Telephone Techniques N/A Flexible Contact us 3 hours Contact us
Diploma in Business Administration 2 Flexible Contact us 1 year £2,400
Diploma for the Business Administrator 3 Flexible Contact us 18 months £3,600
Apprenticeship - Business Administrator 3 Flexible Contact us 21 months Contact us
Childcare & Early Years
Apprenticeship - Children, Young People & Families Practitioner 4 Flexible Contact us 24 months Contact us
Apprenticeship - Early Years Practitioner 2 Flexible Contact us 15 months Contact us
Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner 3 Flexible Contact us 18 months £3,000
Construction, Civil Engineering, & Building Services Engineering
NVQ Diploma in Construction and Civil Engineering Operations (Construction) 1 Various Contact us 12 months £635
NVQ Diploma in Wood Occupations (Construction) 1 Various Contact us 12 months £995
NVQ Certificate in Construction & Civil Engineering Operations - General 2 Various Contact us 12 months £362
NVQ Diploma in Wood Occupations (Construction) - Site Carpentry 2 Various Contact us 12 months £635
NVQ Diploma in Trowel Occupations (Construction) 3 Various Contact us 15 months £5,421
NVQ Diploma in Wood Occupations (Construction) - Site Carpentry 3 Various Contact us 15 months £2,583
Customer Service
Apprenticeship - Customer Service Practitioner 2 Flexible Contact us 12-15 months Contact us
Diploma for Customer Service Practitioners 2 Flexible Contact us 12 months £2,400
Diploma for Customer Service Specialists 3 Flexible Contact us 15 months £3,600
Apprenticeship - Customer Service Specialist 3 Flexible Contact us 18 months Contact us
Dental Nursing
Apprenticeship - Dental Nurse (Integrated) 3 Various Contact us 18-21 months Contact us
Diploma in Dental Nursing 4238-03 3 Various Contact us 18 months Contact us
Certificate in Dental Radiography Eq to 4 Various Contact us 6-8 months Contact us
Certificate in Oral Health Education Eq to 4 Various Contact us 6-8 months £900
Certificate in Orthodontic Nursing Eq to 5 Various Contact us 6-8 months £1,080
Engineering
Apprenticeship - Food and Drink Process Operator 2 Flexible Contact us 18-24 months Contact us
Health
Diploma in Care 2 Flexible Contact us 12 months Contact us
Apprenticeship - Healthcare Support Worker 2 Contact us Contact us 13-18 months Contact us
Apprenticeship - Healthcare Science Assistant 2 Contact us Contact us 12-15 months Contact us
Apprenticeship - Adult Care Worker 2 Flexible Contact us 15 months Contact us
Apprenticeship - Lead Adult Care Worker 3 Flexible Contact us 21 months Contact us
Apprenticeship - Senior Healthcare Support Worker (Healthcare Support) 4 Flexible Contact us 18-24 months Contact us
Diploma in Healthcare 3 Flexible Contact us 24-30 months £3,600
Apprenticeship - Healthcare Science Associate 4 Flexible Contact us 24-27 months Contact us
Apprenticeship - Leader in Adult Care 5 Flexible Contact us 21 months Contact us
Horticulture
Apprenticeship - Horticulture Operative 2 TBA Interview Contact us 24 months Contact us
Hospitality & Catering
Apprenticeship - Commis Chef 2 Flexible Contact us 12 month Contact us
Apprenticeship - Production Chef 2 Flexible Contact us 15 months Contact us
Apprenticeship - Hospitality Team Member 2 Flexible Contact us 15 months Contact us
Apprenticeship - Chef De Partie 3 Flexible Contact us 21 months Contact us
Apprenticeship - Hospitality Supervisor 3 Flexible Contact us 15 months Contact us
Apprenticeship - Hospitality Manager/td> 4 Flexible Contact us 21 months Contact us
Teacher Training
Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools 2 Various Flexible 10-12 months £1,335
Specialist Supporting for Teaching and Learning 3 TBC Flexible 80 weeks Contact us
Apprenticeship - Teaching Assistant 3 Flexible Contact us 21 months Contact us
Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools 3 Various Contact us 12 months £2,670
Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools 3 Various Contact us 12-16 months £3,000
Qualifications in Assessment 3 Various Contact us 8-10 months Contact us
Qualifications for Quality Assurance 4 Various Contact us 10 months Contact us
Apprenticeship - Assessor/Coach 4 Flexible Contact us 15-18 months Contact us
Apprenticeship - Learning and Skills Teacher 5 Flexible Contact us 24-27 months Contact us

Fees are complicated and everyone’s circumstances are different. Fee concessions and the fee rate payable may be subject to your age, previous qualifications, the course you want to study and your residency status in the UK.

This means that in many cases, students don’t have to pay fees or can benefit from reduced fees due to their personal or financial situation.

If you find that you don’t qualify for financial support, please contact our Financial Support team on 01924 789304 or at student.finance@wakefield.ac.uk, who will be able to give you advice and support regarding your situation.

Course-Specific Charges
For some courses, you may be required to pay for course materials and/or additional individual fees to Examination Awarding Body organisations. You will be advised of these when you enrol.

Advanced Learner Loans
If you are aged 19+ and studying for a Level 3 or higher-level course, you can apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to help with the costs of your course. There are no upfront fees to pay, your repayments don’t start until the April after you complete or leave the course and your income is over a certain threshold.

Higher Education Student Loans
Whether you want to study a university course either full-time or part-time, you are entitled to some form of financial support.

Tuition fee loans are available from the Student Loans Company for most students – see www.gov.uk/government/organisations/student-loans-company or hwww.gov.uk/student-finance for more details about student finance options and to find out whether you would qualify for a loan.

Free* - many courses may be free based on location, level and prior qualifications. Lots of our students do not pay fees or have reduced fees, based on personal and financial circumstances.

Look around before you choose