Part-time courses for Adults

Our courses are designed to be relevant in the workplace and to help you update your knowledge and enhance your skills. Many of our qualifications could be part-funded or even free, depending on your circumstances and existing qualifications. Your course could also be FREE* if you are in employment and earn less than £17.374.50 per year. Call us on 01270 654654 or 01244 656555 to see if you qualify for free or reduced fees.

Fee Information
Fees shown on part-time courses are full fees, where shown, however reduced fees may be available for some courses depending on your circumstances. 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 19+ (subject to eligibility) and earning less than £17,374.50 per year studying on Level 1 or Level 2 courses
  • Aged 16-18 years
  • 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. For further information, call 01270 654654/01244 656555 or email info@ccsw.ac.uk

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 Student Loans Company to process your application.

How to Enrol
To enrol on a course, please drop into one of our campuses between 9am-4pm until 24 September. Alternatively call 01270 654654 for the Crewe Campus or 01244 656555 for the Ellesmere Port Campus and speak to a member of our Admissions Team.

Stream Fast-track

The College, who recently announced a new five-year project ‘The Digital Hub – Stream’ which involves facilitating access to technology within the local community, has also designed a brand new fast-track course in Digital, Maths and English for adult learners to refresh their knowledge in these highly desired skill areas. 

This nine-week intensive course will develop your confidence in using these skills in everyday life. Upon completion, you will gain three widely-recognised qualifications that could support you back into employment, to progress in your current role or to go onto higher-level study. 

Digital

Entry Level – ECDL – Computer and Online Basics qualification is nationally-recognised. This course is an accessible computer and internet qualification for absolute beginners who have never used a computer or been online. The course covers:

  • Computer Basics – understanding the basic computer parts and terminology, and how to use the computer, keyboard and mouse
  • Introduction to the Desktop
  • Introduction to documents
  • The World Wide Web
  • Email

Maths

Functional Skills Maths is also a well-recognised and popular course, and our adult Functional Skills classes often fill up with people from a wide range of backgrounds, such as nurses, paramedics, and even airline staff. Again, we understand just how inaccessible maths can sometimes feel to people, so this course is designed to remove the confusion and fear that some people feel towards the subject that has perhaps built up since leaving education years before.

Functional Skills maths leaves behind complex equations from GCSE Maths, and instead we will teach you maths skills needed in everyday life, focusing far more on real life scenarios. For example, our Functional Skills maths learners are using their new maths skills to book holidays, find the best interest rates on bank accounts, and solve real-life issues that will help them in a myriad of ways. The course is assessed with one exam, that comprises calculator and non-calculator sections and, even on the paper, questions are accessible and relate to scenarios in life you’ll have come across many times before.

English

Our Functional Skills English course can be broken down into three elements: Reading, Writing, and Speaking and Listening. The course is designed to be far more ‘functional’ than other English courses on offer, and each element will help prepare you to use ‘English’ in a more professional manner.

On the reading element of the course, our tutors will show you how to read information effectively and how to use certain techniques to ensure you do not struggle over a long piece of information. Our writing element, instead of focusing on articles or stories you may have tried to write at school, will centre around writing emails or letters, using the correct formats, punctuation, and spellings. Finally, the speaking and listening element of the course will equip you with tips and tricks about how to have effective discussions and even speak in front of small groups without fear. All of our tutors are highly experienced in working with adults and completely understand the anxieties often felt by these learners. Not only will the course give you a widely-recognised qualification, but the confidence to read, write, and speak in everyday life.

Want to know more? Complete this short enquiry form and a member of our dedicated team will be in touch to discuss your next steps.

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.

Course Calendar

Day         Date      Times      Weeks  Campus

Accounting (AAT)

Accounting AAT Foundation Certificate Level 2

Mon13-Sep10am-3pm34Chester
Wed15-Sep5-9pm34Chester
Thu16-Sep1-5pm35Crewe

Accounting AAT/EQUAL Foundation Certificate Level 2

Fri24-Sep10-11am36Chester

Accounting AAT Advanced Diploma Level 3

Wed15-Sep10:15am-3:15pm34Chester
Thu16-Sep5-9pm34Chester

Bookkeeping AAT Foundation Certificate Level 2

Mon13-Sep10am-3pm13Chester

Construction

2D Computer Aided Design (CAD) C&G Award Level 2

Thu23-Sep6-9pm10Ellesmere Port

Parametric Modelling (CAD) Award – Level 2 – C&G

Wed02-Feb-226-9pm10Crewe
Thu03-Feb-226-9pm10Ellesmere Port

Painting and Decorating C&G Diploma Level 1

Mon13-Sep9am-5pm36Ellesmere Port

Painting and Decorating C&G Diploma Level 2

Mon13-Sep9am-5pm36Ellesmere Port

Plastering C&G Diploma Level 1

Mon13-Sep9am-5pm36Ellesmere Port

Site Carpentry C&G Diploma Level 3

Mon13-Sep9am-5pm35Ellesmere Port

Counselling and Education

Introduction to Counselling College Certificate Level 2

Thu24-Sep6:30-8:30pm10Crewe

Education & Training C&G Award Level 3

Tue28-Sep10:30am-2:30pm10Crewe

Fitness and Health

Instructing Group Indoor Cycling Sessions YMCA Level 2

Flexible start dates9am-4pm1Crewe£75
Flexible start dates9am-4pm1Ellesmere Port£75

Sports Massage Therapy Diploma – Level 3 – ACTIVEIQ

Fri10-Sep1-4pm34Ellesmere Port

Sports Massage Therapy Certificate – Level 4 – ACTIVEIQ

Tue07-Sep3:15-5:15pm34Ellesmere Port

Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy

Barbering C&G Certificate Level 2

Wed15-Sep6-9pm34Crewe
Thu16-Sep6-9pm34Ellesmere Port
Thu16-Sep9:15am-3:15pm16Ellesmere Port

Barbering C&G Certificate Level 3

Wed15-Sep6-9pm32Crewe
Wed15-Sep6-9pm32Ellesmere Port

Gel Polish College Certificate Level 2

Tue18-Jan-226-9pm2Ellesmere Port
Thu20-Jan-22TBC2Crewe
Thu16-Jun-22TBC2Crewe

Electric Filing for Nail Technology College Certificate Level 2

Tue14-Jun5:30-8:30pm32Ellesmere Port

Make-up & Eye Treatments C&G Certificate Level 2

Tue14-Sep6-9pm16Crewe
Wed15-Sep6-9pm16Ellesmere Port

Nail Services C&G NVQ Diploma Level 3

Wed15-Sep9am-8:30pm33Ellesmere Port

Nail Technology C&G Certificate Level 2

Tue14-Sep6-9pm15Ellesmere Port
Thu16-Sep6-9pm15Crewe

Women’s Hairdressing Certificate – Level 2 – C&G

Tue & Thu14-Sep6-9pm34Crewe

Women’s Hairdressing Diploma – Level 2 – C&G

Mon13-Sep9-4 plus one full day (flexible)35Ellesmere Port

Women’s Hairdressing Diploma – Level 3 – C&G

Wed08-Sep9-4 plus one full day (flexible)35Ellesmere Port

Hospitality and Catering

Human Resources (CIPD)

People Practice Foundation CIPD Certificate Level 3

Tue14-Sep4:30-8:30pm30Chester
Wed15-Sep4:45-8:45pm34Crewe

People Management CIPD Associate Diploma Level 5

Tue14-Sep3:30-8:30pm30Chester
Wed15-Sep3:30-8:30pm34Crewe

Strategic People Management CIPD Advanced Diploma Level 7

Wed15-SepTBC30Crewe
Wed15-SepTBC30Chester

IT

Essential Digital Skills EDEXCEL Entry 3

Mon13-Sep9:30am-3:30pm5Chester
Tue14-Sep9:30am-3:30pm5Crewe
Wed15-Sep6pm-9pm10Chester
Thu16-Sep6pm-9pm10Crewe

Essential Digital Skills EDEXCEL Level 1

Tue14-Sep9:30am-3:30pm5Crewe
Mon13-Sep6pm-9pm5Chester
Thu16-Sep6pm-9pm10Crewe
Thu16-Sep9:30am-3:30pm10Chester

IT User Skills (ECDL Extra) BCS Certificate Level 2

Tue21-Sep2-5pm34Chester
Thu23-Sep1-4pm34Crewe

Principles of Cyber Security NCFE Certificate Level 2

Tue23-NovTBC10Chester
Tue23-NovTBC10Crewe

Understanding Coding NCFE Certificate Level 2

Tue23-NovTBC10Chester
Tue23-NovTBC10Crewe

Visual Arts and Media

Digital Promotion for Business NCFE Certificate Level 2

Thu30-Sep6-9pm16Crewe

Photography NCFE Certificate Level 2

Tue14-Sep6-9pm31Crewe
Wed15-Sep6-9pm31Chester