Adult Education at Richard Taunton Sixth Form College

The Adult Education courses for 2013-14 are now full and lessons are underway. Therefore we regret that we cannot process any further applications.

If you would like to apply for 2014-15, applications will open towards the end of September 2013. Please see the Apply page for the latest information:

We offer three courses aimed specifically at Adults:

- GCSE Maths, currently on Monday evenings

- iGCSE English, also on Monday evening

- Access to HE Diploma (Healthcare), on Tuesday evenings and all day Wednesdays with some extra Saturday morning sessions


What is the Access course?

This is a one year course where students without level 3 (A Level) qualifications can achieve a diploma which is equivalent to 3 x A Levels and is accepted by universities.

What will I study?

In the first instance this course will be geared towards health and social care professions and will include units related to this area such as Anatomy and Physiology, Mental Health and Social Issues in Care. You will also be required to complete a unit in study skills and undertake a piece of research.

Who is the course for?

The course is for anyone who would like to progress to higher education in a health or social care related topic (such as nursing, social work, occupational therapy etc) but does not have the relevant qualifications. Ideally you should have already achieved GCSE Maths and English as these are prerequisite for admission to HE programmes.

What does the course entail?

You will need to attend for one full day a week from September 2013 until July 2014. There will also be the need to attend on occasional Saturday mornings. Assessment will be by course assignments (i.e. essays, reports and presentations) and by examination.

When does it start?

The course will start in September this year. Prior to this is a Pre-Access study course in June and July which is highly recommended to help you get back into the habit of studying.

What do I need to do next?

Call our admissions team on 023 80 514727 and leave your name and contact details. We will contact you early in the summer term (after Easter) to invite you to an information evening prior to the Pre-Access course.