Part-time Courses for Adults

The national job market is changing , and many employers are experiencing skills shortages in areas such as: English and maths, digital and IT, construction, engineering, health, science and the hospitality industries. We are working with employers to address this by providing our local communities with an opportunity to access FREE skills training.

Our courses could make the difference and give you that crucial advantage you need when it comes to applying for jobs!

If you are already in employment, our courses will broaden your skills and open up opportunities for progression or career change.

Call us on 01270 654654 for the Crewe Campus or 01244 656555 for the Ellesmere Port and Chester Campuses or search our course offer below.

*Occasionally, some learners may need to pay fees depending on the course and their circumstances.

How to apply

Search for your course online, complete an online enquiry and we will call you back to complete your enrolment and take payment.

Fee Information

Fees shown on part-time courses are the fees you can expect to pay if you are eligible for the reduced rate. Your eligibility for the reduced rate is dependent on your circumstances, please see below. There may also be additional fees due for course materials and course registration. You will be informed of what these are before you complete your enrolment. If you are eligible for reduced fees, you will need to provide evidence of this by emailing a scan to us or bringing copies into the College.

Your course may be FREE if you are:
• Aged 16-18 years
• Aged 19+ (subject to eligibility) and earning less than £18,525 per year studying on Level 1 or Level 2 courses
• Aged 19-23 years and studying for your first full Level 2 or full Level 3 qualification


If your employer has agreed to pay your fees, you will need written confirmation from your employer when you enrol.

Advanced Learner Loans

If you wish to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to pay for your course, you should request a learning and funding letter from our Bursary Team by emailing bursary@ccsw.ac.uk. This letter is required by the Student Loans Company to process your application.

National Skills Fund

The government has announced new funding for adult learners, offering you the opportunity to retrain, gaining in-demand skills, for FREE! 

Any adult aged 19 and over who wants to achieve their first full level 3 qualification, which is equivalent to an advanced technical certificate or diploma, or 2 full A levels, will be able to access hundreds of fully-funded courses. 

Courses will be available in a variety of lengths, to support adults to get the skills they need to boost their careers.

Want to know more? Discover our National Skills Fund offer here.

Part-time courses available:

Accounting (AAT)

Accounting AAT Foundation Certificate Level 2
• Monday, 12-Sep, 10am-3pm, 34 weeks, Chester
• Thursday, 15-Sep, 1pm-5pm, 35 weeks, Crewe

Accounting AAT/EQUAL Foundation Certificate Level 2
• Thursday, 21-Apr, 36 weeks, Chester
• Friday, 23-Sep, 36 weeks, Chester

Accounting AAT Advanced Diploma Level 3
• Monday, 12-Sep, 10am-3pm, 34 weeks, Chester
• Monday, 12-Sep, 1pm-5pm, 34 weeks, Crewe

Accounting AAT Professional Diploma Level 4
• Monday, 10-Jan 2023, 9am-1pm, 36 weeks, Crewe
• Wednesday, 02-Feb 2023, 10am-3pm, 51 weeks, Chester
• Thursday, 02-Feb 2023, 5pm-9pm, 20 weeks, Chester

Bookkeeping AAT Foundation Certificate Level 2
• Monday, 12-Sep, 10am-3pm, 13 weeks, Chester

Computing and IT

Essential Digital Skills EDEXCEL Entry 3
• Monday, 12-Sep, 9:30am-3pm, 5 weeks, Chester
• Tuesday, 13-Sep, 9:30am-3pm, 10 weeks, Crewe
• Wednesday, 14-Sep, 6pm-9pm, 10 weeks, Chester
• Thursday, 15-Sep, 6pm-9pm, 17 weeks, Crewe
• Monday, 14-Nov, 9:30am-3pm, 6 weeks, Chester
• Tuesday, 06-Dec, 9:30am-3pm, 10 weeks, Crewe
• Thursday, 02-Feb 2023, 6pm-9pm, 17 weeks, Crewe
• Tuesday, 21-Mar 2023, 9:30am-3pm, 10 weeks, Crewe

Digital Marketing TQUK Certificate (RQF) Level 2
• Wednesday, 14-Sep, 10 weeks, Chester
• Wednesday, 30-Nov, 10 weeks, Chester
• Wednesday, 01-Mar 2023, 10 weeks, Chester
• Tuesday, 06-Jun 2023, 6 weeks, Ellesmere Port

Essential Digital Skills EDEXCEL Level 1
• Monday, 12-Sep, 5 weeks, Chester
• Tuesday, 13-Sep, 9:30am-3pm, 10 weeks, Crewe
• Thursday, 15-Sep, 6pm-9pm, 10 weeks, Crewe
• Thursday, 15-Sep, 10 weeks, Chester
• Tuesday, 06-Dec, 9:30am-3pm, 10 weeks, Crewe
• Tuesday, 07-Feb 2023, 6pm-9pm, 17 weeks, Crewe
• Tuesday, 21-Mar 2023, 9:30am-3pm, 10 weeks, Crewe

Internet Safety for IT Users ASCENTIS Award Level 1
• Wednesday, 19-Oct, 1 week, Chester

IT User Skills Certificate BCS (ECDL Extra) Level 2
• Tuesday, 13-Sep, 12:30pm-3:30pm, 20 weeks, Crewe
• Tuesday, 2pm-5pm, 32 weeks, Chester

IT User Skills (ECDL Advanced) BCS (ITQ) Certificate Level 3
• Friday, 12-Sep, 12:30pm-4:30pm, 34 weeks, Chester

Understanding Coding NCFE Certificate Level 2
• Monday, 12-Sep, 34 weeks, Crewe
• Tuesday, 22-Nov, 9:30am-4:30pm, 10 weeks, Chester

Coding Practices NCFE (NSF) Certificate Level 3
• Tuesday, 21-Feb 2023, 9:30am-4:30pm, 13 weeks, Chester

Principles of Cyber Security NCFE Certificate Level 2
• Monday, 12-Sep, 34 weeks, Crewe
• Tuesday, 22-Nov, 10 weeks, Chester

Cyber Security Practices NCFE (NSF) Certificate Level 3
• Tuesday, 21-Feb 2023, 13 weeks, Chester
• Tuesday, 21-Feb 2023, 13 weeks, Crewe

Construction

2D Computer Aided Design (CAD) C&G Award Level 2
• Wednesday, 21-Sep, 6pm-9pm, 10 weeks, Crewe
• Thursday, 22-Sep, 6pm-9pm, 10 weeks, Ellesmere Port

Parametric Modelling (CAD) C&G Award Level 2
• Thursday, 02-Feb 2023, 6pm-9pm, 10 weeks, Ellesmere Port

Bricklaying C&G Diploma Level 3
• Thursday, 05-Sep, 9am-4:30pm, 36 weeks, Ellesmere Port

Construction Skills (Bricklaying) C&G Award Level 1
• Monday, 08-Nov, 6 weeks, Crewe

Construction Skills (Carpentry & Joinery) C&G Award Level 1
• Thursday, 30-Mar 2023, 8 weeks, Crewe

Construction Skills (Electrical) C&G Award Level 1
• Thursday, 19-May, 5pm-8pm, 6 weeks, Crewe

Construction Skills (Painting & Decorating) C&G Award Level 1
• Tuesday, 03-May, 6pm-9pm, 6 weeks, Ellesmere Port

Construction Skills (Plumbing) C&G Award Level 1
• Thursday, 27-Jan, 5pm-8pm, 10 weeks, Crewe

Painting and Decorating C&G Diploma Level 1
• Monday, 12-Sep, 9am-5pm, 36 weeks, Ellesmere Port

Painting and Decorating C&G Diploma Level 2
• Monday, 12-Sep, 9am-5pm, 36 weeks, Ellesmere Port

Plastering C&G Diploma Level 1
• Monday, 12-Sep, 9am-5pm, 32 weeks, Ellesmere Port

Plumbing Advanced Technical C&G Diploma Level 3
• Monday, 05-Sep, 36 weeks, Ellesmere Port

Engineering

Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Technical Knowledge) EDEXCEL BTEC Diploma Level 3
• Monday, 05-Sep, 36 weeks, Crewe
• Monday, 05-Sep, 36 weeks, Ellesmere Port

Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence) EAL Diploma Level 2
• Tuesday, 13-Sep, Crewe

Electrical and Electronic Engineering EDEXCEL BTEC National Diploma Level 3
• Monday, 05-Sep, 36 Weeks, Crewe
• Monday, 05-Sep, 36 weeks, Ellesmere Port

Engineering EDEXCEL BTEC National Diploma  Level 3
• Monday, 05-Sep, 36 weeks, Crewe
• Monday, 05-Sep, 36 weeks, Ellesmere Port

Manufacturing Engineering EDEXCEL BTEC National Diploma Level 3
• Monday, 05-Sep, 36 weeks, Ellesmere Port

Mechanical Engineering EDEXCEL BTEC National Diploma Level 3
• Monday, 05-Sep, 36 weeks, Ellesmere Port

Introductory Welding Skills: Metal Inert Gas (MIG), Manual Metal Arc (MMA) or Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) C&G Award Level 1 
• Monday, Flexible start dates, 9am-1pm, 10 weeks, Ellesmere Port Campus
• Wednesday, Flexible start dates, 1-4pm, 10 weeks, Ellesmere Port Campus
• Wednesday, Flexible start dates, 6-9pm, 10 weeks, Ellesmere Port Campus  

Welding Skills: Metal Inert Gas (MIG), Manual Metal Arc (MMA) or Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) C&G Award Level 2
• Monday, Flexible start dates, 9am-1pm, 17 weeks, Ellesmere Port Campus
• Wednesday, Flexible start dates, 1-4pm, 17 weeks, Ellesmere Port Campus
• Wednesday, Flexible start dates, 6-9pm, 17 weeks, Ellesmere Port Campus  

Advanced Welding Skills C&G Award Level 3
• Monday, Flexible start dates, 9am-1pm, 20 weeks, Ellesmere Port Campus
• Wednesday, Flexible start dates, 1-4pm, 20 weeks, Ellesmere Port Campus
• Wednesday, Flexible start dates, 6-9pm, 20 weeks, Ellesmere Port Campus

English and Maths

Our FREE* English and maths courses are ideal if you are wanting to improve your English and maths skills or gain a qualification.
English and maths not only give you the reading, writing and numeracy skills that you’ll need for everyday life, they can help you secure a place when studying on other courses and Apprenticeships, or applying for jobs. The courses run on various days and times throughout the week and you will be taught in friendly and relaxed classes. *Subject to eligibility.

Click here for more information.

Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy

Advanced Hairdressing Techniques C&G Diploma Level 4
• Thursday, 13-Sep, 26 weeks, Crewe
• Thursday, 13-Sep, 26 weeks, Ellesmere Port

Barbering C&G Certificate Level 2
• Wednesday, 14-Sep, 6pm-9pm, 34 weeks, Crewe
• Thursday, 15-Sep, 9:15am-3:15pm, 16 weeks, Ellesmere Port
• Thursday, 15-Sep, 6pm-9pm, 34 weeks, Ellesmere Port
• Thursday, 6pm-9pm, 17 weeks, Crewe

Barbering C&G Certificate Level 3
• Wednesday, 14-Sep, 6pm-9pm, 32 weeks, Ellesmere Port

Electric Filing for Nail Technology College Certificate Level 2
• Tuesday, 14-Jun, 6-9pm, 2 weeks, Ellesmere Port Campus
• Tuesday, 13-Jun 2023, 6pm-9pm, 2 weeks, Ellesmere Port       

Gel Polish College Certificate Level 2
• Thursday, 16-Jun, 6-9pm, 2 weeks, Crewe Campus
• Tuesday, 17-Jan 2023, 6pm-9pm, 2 weeks, Ellesmere Port
• Thursday, 19-Jan 2023, 6pm-9pm, 2 weeks, Crewe
• Thursday, 15-Jun 2023 2023 2023, 6pm-9pm, 2 weeks, Crewe

Make-up & Eye Treatments C&G Certificate Level 2
• Tuesday, 13-Sep, 6pm-9pm, 15 weeks, Crewe

Management Practice and Advanced Techniques in the Hair and Beauty Industry C&G Diploma (Theatrical Media Make-up) Level 4
• Monday, 12-Sep, 34 weeks, Ellesmere Port

Nail Technology C&G Certificate Level 2
• Tuesday, 13-Sep, 6pm-9pm, 15 weeks, Ellesmere Port
• Thursday, 15-Sep, 6pm-9pm, 15 weeks, Crewe
• Tuesday, 31-Jan 2023, 6pm-9pm, 15 weeks, Ellesmere Port

Nail Services NVQ C&G Diploma Level 3
• Wednesday, 14-Sep, 9am-8:30pm, 33 weeks, Ellesmere Port

Women’s Hairdressing C&G Certificate Level 2
• Tuesday, 13-Sep, 6pm-9pm, 34 weeks, Crewe

Women’s Hairdressing C&G Diploma Level 2
• Monday, 12-Sep, 9am-4pm, 33 weeks, Ellesmere Port

Women’s Hairdressing C&G Diploma Level 3
• Wednesday, 07-Sep, 9am-4pm, 35 weeks, Ellesmere Port   

Hospitality and Catering

General Bakery & Patisserie C&G Certificate Level 2
• Monday, 12-Sep, 9:15am-2:30pm, 10 weeks, Ellesmere Port
• Tuesday, 13-Sep, 6pm-9pm, 12 weeks, Crewe
• Thursday, 15-Sep, 6pm-9pm, 12 weeks, Ellesmere Port
• Friday, 20-Jan 2023, 9:30am-2:30pm, 10 weeks, Crewe
• Friday, 20-Jan 2023, 9:30am-2:30pm, 10 weeks, Ellesmere Port
• Tuesday, 24-Jan 2023, 6pm-9pm, 12 weeks, Crewe
• Thursday, 26-Jan 2023, 6pm-9pm, 12 weeks, Ellesmere Port

Introduction to Professional Cookery C&G Award Level 1
• Friday, 9-May 2022, 12pm-3pm, 4 weeks, Crewe
• Wednesday, 21-Sep, 9:15am-12:15pm, 5 weeks, Ellesmere Port
• Monday, 28-Nov, 9:30am-12:30pm, 5 weeks, Ellesmere Port
• Wednesday, 11-Jan 2023, 9:15am-12:15pm, 5 weeks, Ellesmere Port
• Monday, 24-Apr 2023, 9:30am-12:30pm, 5 weeks, Ellesmere Port

Human Resources (CIPD)

People Practice CIPD Foundation Certificate Level 3
• Wednesday, 14-Sep, 4:45pm-8:45pm, 34 weeks, Crewe
• Wednesday, 14-Sep, 4pm-9pm, 30 weeks, Chester

People Management Associate CIPD Diploma Level 5
• Tuesday, 13-Sep, 3:30pm-8:30pm, 30 weeks, Chester
• Wednesday, 14-Sep, 3:30pm-8:30pm, 34 weeks, Crewe

Strategic People Management CIPD Advanced Diploma Level 7
• Wednesday, 14-Sep, times, 30 weeks, Crewe
• Thursday, 15-Sep, 5pm-9pm, 30 weeks, Chester

Motor Vehicle

Electric & Hybrid Vehicle – Theory and Isolation IMI Award Level 3

The current Government agenda and commitment to alternative fuel technology is at the forefront of vehicle manufacturers design production. Technicians that do not hold the relevant qualifications will not be allowed to carry out the relevant servicing and maintenance of electric and hybrid vehicles. If want to be ahead of the latest advances in electric vehicle technology, then contact us and register your interest for our new EHTI course.

For further information please click here or call 01270 654654/01244 656555 or email info@ccsw.ac.uk

Skills in the Workplace

Our Skills in the Workplace courses are ideal if you work in health, caring and customer-facing professions or in team leading or supervisory positions. The majority of courses can be studied through online learning and lead to qualifications that are recognised by employers. They are designed to support you in performing your job role more effectively and may even help
you to gain a promotion! You may be eligible for FREE course fees depending on your circumstances or current earnings.

For further information please call 01244 656499 or email employers@ccsw.ac.uk

Sport, Fitness and Health

Exercise Referral YMCA Diploma Level 3
• Tuesday, 13-Sep, 32 weeks, Ellesmere Port

Fitness Instructing (Gym) ACTIVEIQ Certificate Level 2
• Tuesday, 23-Aug, 9am-4pm, 1 week, Crewe
• Monday, 05-Dec, 9am-4pm, 1 week, Ellesmere Port
• Tuesday, 06-Dec, 9am-4pm, 1 week, Crewe
• Monday, 23-Jan 2023, 9am-5pm, 1 week, Ellesmere Port

Gym Instructing and Personal Training ACTIVEIQ Diploma Level 3
• Wednesday, 07-Sep, 1pm-4pm, 18 weeks, Ellesmere Port
• Wednesday, 04-Jan 2023, 1pm-4pm, 18 weeks, Ellesmere Port

Gym Instruction and Personal Training (Practitioner) YMCA Diploma Level 3
• Monday-Friday, 9-May, 9am-5pm, 5 weeks, Crewe Campus
• Wednesday, 18-Jan 2023, 1pm-4pm, 18 weeks, Crewe
• Monday, 08-May 2023, 9am-5pm, 5 weeks, Crewe

Instructing Kettlebell Training Sessions YMCA Award Level 2
• Friday, 9am-4pm, 1 week, Crewe
• Friday, 9am-4pm, 1 week, Ellesmere Port

Instructing Suspended Movement Training Sessions YMCA Award Level 2
• Friday, 9am-4pm, 1 week, Crewe
• Friday, 9am-4pm, 1 week, Ellesmere Port
• Wednesday, 9am-4pm, 1 week, Ellesmere Port

Sports Massage Therapy ACTIVEIQ Diploma Level 3
• Friday, 09-Sep, 1pm-4pm, 34 weeks, Ellesmere Port

Sports Massage Therapy ACTIVEIQ Certificate Level 4
• Tuesday, 06-Sep, 3:15pm-5:15pm, 34 weeks, Ellesmere Port

Teacher Training

Education & Training C&G Award Level 3
• Tuesday, 27-Sep, 10:30am-2:30pm, 10 weeks, Crewe

Visual Arts

Creative Craft (Ceramics) NCFE Award Level 2
• Wednesday, 05-Oct, 6-8pm, 30 weeks, Chester

Creative Craft (Floristry) NCFE Award Level 2
• Wednesday, 05-Oct, 6-8pm, 30 weeks, Chester
• Wednesday, 05-Oct, 6-8pm, 30 weeks, Crewe

Photography NCFE Certificate Level 2
• Wednesday, 14-Sep, 6pm-9pm, 31 weeks, Chester
• Tuesday, 08-Nov, 6pm-9pm, 31 weeks, Crewe

Want to know more? 
Call 01270 654654 for the Crewe Campus or 01244 656555 for the Ellesmere Port and Chester Campuses, or email admissions@ccsw.ac.uk.