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Colleges offering A Levels for adults seem to be very few and far between, but there definitely seems to be market for it. Access courses are great, but may not be ideal for everyone, so I thought it might be useful to put together a list of places offering post-19 A levels. Please add any other colleges that you know of.

The City of Liverpool College
http://www.liv-coll.ac.uk/mature-students-a127.html
Offers a good range of subjects, including sciences and languages. Also offers online AS level in Maths and Biology and GCSE physics.

Barton Peveril (Eastleigh, Hampshire)
http://www.barton-peveril.ac.uk/adult-courses/
Offers evening courses: Biology, Chemistry and Maths at AS and Biology and Maths at A2.

Hackney Community College
http://www.hackney.ac.uk/courses/wha...tudy/a-levels/
Their website says to call them if you are aged 20+ and wish to study A levels. Tel 020 7613 9123.

City of Westminster College
http://www.cwc.ac.uk/Courses/Pages/Section-ALM.aspx
Has the usual range of A level subjects, and the website states that they are suitable for adults as well as 16-18 year olds.

Farnborough College of Technology
https://www.farn-ct.ac.uk/subjects/a-levels
Offers part time A levels for adult learners.

Guildford College
http://www.guildford.ac.uk/Adults/Co...ltCourses.aspx
Has a limited range of A levels available for adults, including Maths, Accounting, and Law.

Strode College, Somerset
http://www.strode-college.ac.uk/adul...ning_courses/9
Accepts adults onto regular A level courses, but you will need to call admissions to discuss.

Croydon College
http://www.croydon.ac.uk/courses/sea...vels-and-gcses
Offers maths A level as an evening course.

Queen Marys College, Basingstoke
https://www.qmc.ac.uk/adult-education
A level subjects are open to adults (daytime courses). They also accept external candidates for exams.

West London College (Ealing & Hammersmith)
http://www.wlc.ac.uk/search_result.a...A-Levels&stu=O
Full time A level courses appear to be open to adults as well as 16-18 year olds.

Stratford-Upon-Avon College
http://www.stratford.ac.uk/a-levels/
Offer a number of part time (evening) A levels.

West Nottinghamshire College
http://www.wnc.ac.uk/Adults/
All full time courses are open to adults.

Varndean College (Brighton & Hove)
https://varndean.ac.uk/?q=adult_ed_gcse
Offers A levels in languages, as well as a variety of GCSE subjects.

Gloucestershire College
http://www.gloscol.ac.uk/
Offers a good range of A levels and accepts adults alongside 16-18 year olds.

South Gloucester and Stroud College
http://www.sgscol.ac.uk
Offers a full range of A levels, website explicitly states that advanced learner loans available for students aged 19+.
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(Original post by Schadenfreude65)
Colleges offering A Levels for adults seem to be very few and far between, but there definitely seems to be market for it. Access courses are great, but may not be ideal for everyone, so I thought it might be useful to put together a list of places offering post-19 A levels. Please add any other colleges that you know of.

The City of Liverpool College
http://www.liv-coll.ac.uk/mature-students-a127.html
Offers a good range of subjects, including sciences and languages. Also offers online AS level in Maths and Biology and GCSE physics.

Barton Peveril (Eastleigh, Hampshire)
http://www.barton-peveril.ac.uk/adult-courses/
Offers evening courses: Biology, Chemistry and Maths at AS and Biology and Maths at A2.

Hackney Community College
http://www.hackney.ac.uk/courses/wha...tudy/a-levels/
Their website says to call them if you are aged 20+ and wish to study A levels. Tel 020 7613 9123.

City of Westminster College
http://www.cwc.ac.uk/Courses/Pages/Section-ALM.aspx
Has the usual range of A level subjects, and the website states that they are suitable for adults as well as 16-18 year olds.

Farnborough College of Technology
https://www.farn-ct.ac.uk/subjects/a-levels
Offers part time A levels for adult learners.

Guildford College
http://www.guildford.ac.uk/Adults/Co...ltCourses.aspx
Has a limited range of A levels available for adults, including Maths, Accounting, and Law.

Strode College, Somerset
http://www.strode-college.ac.uk/adul...ning_courses/9
Accepts adults onto regular A level courses, but you will need to call admissions to discuss.

Croydon College
http://www.croydon.ac.uk/courses/sea...vels-and-gcses
Offers maths A level as an evening course.

Queen Marys College, Basingstoke
https://www.qmc.ac.uk/adult-education
A level subjects are open to adults (daytime courses). They also accept external candidates for exams.

West London College (Ealing & Hammersmith)
http://www.wlc.ac.uk/search_result.a...A-Levels&stu=O
Full time A level courses appear to be open to adults as well as 16-18 year olds.

Stratford-Upon-Avon College
http://www.stratford.ac.uk/a-levels/
Offer a number of part time (evening) A levels.

West Nottinghamshire College
http://www.wnc.ac.uk/Adults/
All full time courses are open to adults.

Varndean College (Brighton & Hove)
https://varndean.ac.uk/?q=adult_ed_gcse
Offers A levels in languages, as well as a variety of GCSE subjects.
Ohh thank you. This is helpful.
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MODS - this NEEDS to be a sticky!
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Gloucestershire College accepts students of any age
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There's a couple round me that offer the odd a-level (usually Biology) not sure if worth adding.

(Original post by Schadenfreude65)

The City of Liverpool College
http://www.liv-coll.ac.uk/mature-students-a127.html
Offers a good range of subjects, including sciences and languages. Also offers online AS level in Maths and Biology and GCSE physics.
Liverpool is so Cheap. Am I reading that correctly, £500 for the tuition and exam fees? Ive paid £400 for exams alone!

Most other places I've seen are about £750 per as-level
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I am pretty sure Croydon college used to offer A levels, what happened now?
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I like this thread.

there needs to be mature students or mature students to be.
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There's a couple round me that offer the odd a-level (usually Biology) not sure if worth adding.

Liverpool is so Cheap. Am I reading that correctly, £500 for the tuition and exam fees? Ive paid £400 for exams alone!

Most other places I've seen are about £750 per as-level
That does seem pretty good value. It's a shame there aren't more places like it around the country. Please do add your local colleges - even if they only offer Biology: it might be just what someone is looking for.

(Original post by Blackstarr)
I am pretty sure Croydon college used to offer A levels, what happened now?
Looks like maths is the only one on offer. It does seem a bit strange.

(Original post by AmeliaLost)
Gloucestershire College accepts students of any age
Thanks, i'll add it to the list.
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That does seem pretty good value. It's a shame there aren't more places like it around the country. Please do add your local colleges - even if they only offer Biology: it might be just what someone is looking for.



Looks like maths is the only one on offer. It does seem a bit strange.


Thanks, i'll add it to the list.
Yep, it definitely does.
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Does anyone know any colleges offering A levels snd GCSE for mature student's in Westmidlands area in or around Staffordshire and south chesire
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ithink in london the best place is west london college
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is there a college that offer 1 year intensive physics
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Hi there.

I've been working through this fairly extensive list:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...ges_in_England

I've found it much easier than searching through manually. The majority of colleges on this list don't have an upper age limit. The only downside is that they're organised by name rather than region.

is there a college that offer 1 year intensive physics
I've been looking for this myself. Let me know if you find one!
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(Original post by JoPearson89)
Hi there.

I've been working through this fairly extensive list:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...ges_in_England

I've found it much easier than searching through manually. The majority of colleges on this list don't have an upper age limit. The only downside is that they're organised by name rather than region.



I've been looking for this myself. Let me know if you find one!
http://www.barnetsouthgate.ac.uk/cou...y/all/a_levels
they do 1 year alevel pyhsics
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(Original post by Schadenfreude65)
Colleges offering A Levels for adults seem to be very few and far between, but there definitely seems to be market for it. Access courses are great, but may not be ideal for everyone, so I thought it might be useful to put together a list of places offering post-19 A levels. Please add any other colleges that you know of.

The City of Liverpool College
http://www.liv-coll.ac.uk/mature-students-a127.html
Offers a good range of subjects, including sciences and languages. Also offers online AS level in Maths and Biology and GCSE physics.

Barton Peveril (Eastleigh, Hampshire)
http://www.barton-peveril.ac.uk/adult-courses/
Offers evening courses: Biology, Chemistry and Maths at AS and Biology and Maths at A2.

Hackney Community College
http://www.hackney.ac.uk/courses/wha...tudy/a-levels/
Their website says to call them if you are aged 20+ and wish to study A levels. Tel 020 7613 9123.

City of Westminster College
http://www.cwc.ac.uk/Courses/Pages/Section-ALM.aspx
Has the usual range of A level subjects, and the website states that they are suitable for adults as well as 16-18 year olds.

Farnborough College of Technology
https://www.farn-ct.ac.uk/subjects/a-levels
Offers part time A levels for adult learners.

Guildford College
http://www.guildford.ac.uk/Adults/Co...ltCourses.aspx
Has a limited range of A levels available for adults, including Maths, Accounting, and Law.

Strode College, Somerset
http://www.strode-college.ac.uk/adul...ning_courses/9
Accepts adults onto regular A level courses, but you will need to call admissions to discuss.

Croydon College
http://www.croydon.ac.uk/courses/sea...vels-and-gcses
Offers maths A level as an evening course.

Queen Marys College, Basingstoke
https://www.qmc.ac.uk/adult-education
A level subjects are open to adults (daytime courses). They also accept external candidates for exams.

West London College (Ealing & Hammersmith)
http://www.wlc.ac.uk/search_result.a...A-Levels&stu=O
Full time A level courses appear to be open to adults as well as 16-18 year olds.

Stratford-Upon-Avon College
http://www.stratford.ac.uk/a-levels/
Offer a number of part time (evening) A levels.

West Nottinghamshire College
http://www.wnc.ac.uk/Adults/
All full time courses are open to adults.

Varndean College (Brighton & Hove)
https://varndean.ac.uk/?q=adult_ed_gcse
Offers A levels in languages, as well as a variety of GCSE subjects.

Gloucestershire College
http://www.gloscol.ac.uk/
Offers a good range of A levels and accepts adults alongside 16-18 year olds.
I'm 17, I was looking into Hackney Community College, I am looking to study Biology, Chemistry, Maths or Physics for A-level. I checked the website for specific entry requirements but all its says is "Specific Entry Requirements: • 5 GCSEs at grades A*- C including English and maths and (where relevant), the subject you wish to study" Does this mean I can study them for A-level. btw I have 9 A*-C grades.
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I'm 17, I was looking into Hackney Community College, I am looking to study Biology, Chemistry, Maths or Physics for A-level. I checked the website for specific entry requirements but all its says is "Specific Entry Requirements: • 5 GCSEs at grades A*- C including English and maths and (where relevant), the subject you wish to study" Does this mean I can study them for A-level. btw I have 9 A*-C grades.
It sounds like it. If you have the required GCSEs, there shouldn't be a problem, and as you are under 19, it shouldn't cost you anything as far as I know. Why not drop them an email, or phone them up?
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(Original post by Schadenfreude65)
It sounds like it. If you have the required GCSEs, there shouldn't be a problem, and as you are under 19, it shouldn't cost you anything as far as I know. Why not drop them an email, or phone them up?
Great, hopefully I get in. I really want to study those A-levels.
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Hi,

Do you know of a college in Manchester which offers A levels?
Thanx
(Original post by Schadenfreude65)
Colleges offering A Levels for adults seem to be very few and far between, but there definitely seems to be market for it. Access courses are great, but may not be ideal for everyone, so I thought it might be useful to put together a list of places offering post-19 A levels. Please add any other colleges that you know of.

The City of Liverpool College
http://www.liv-coll.ac.uk/mature-students-a127.html
Offers a good range of subjects, including sciences and languages. Also offers online AS level in Maths and Biology and GCSE physics.

Barton Peveril (Eastleigh, Hampshire)
http://www.barton-peveril.ac.uk/adult-courses/
Offers evening courses: Biology, Chemistry and Maths at AS and Biology and Maths at A2.

Hackney Community College
http://www.hackney.ac.uk/courses/wha...tudy/a-levels/
Their website says to call them if you are aged 20+ and wish to study A levels. Tel 020 7613 9123.

City of Westminster College
http://www.cwc.ac.uk/Courses/Pages/Section-ALM.aspx
Has the usual range of A level subjects, and the website states that they are suitable for adults as well as 16-18 year olds.

Farnborough College of Technology
https://www.farn-ct.ac.uk/subjects/a-levels
Offers part time A levels for adult learners.

Guildford College
http://www.guildford.ac.uk/Adults/Co...ltCourses.aspx
Has a limited range of A levels available for adults, including Maths, Accounting, and Law.

Strode College, Somerset
http://www.strode-college.ac.uk/adul...ning_courses/9
Accepts adults onto regular A level courses, but you will need to call admissions to discuss.

Croydon College
http://www.croydon.ac.uk/courses/sea...vels-and-gcses
Offers maths A level as an evening course.

Queen Marys College, Basingstoke
https://www.qmc.ac.uk/adult-education
A level subjects are open to adults (daytime courses). They also accept external candidates for exams.

West London College (Ealing & Hammersmith)
http://www.wlc.ac.uk/search_result.a...A-Levels&stu=O
Full time A level courses appear to be open to adults as well as 16-18 year olds.

Stratford-Upon-Avon College
http://www.stratford.ac.uk/a-levels/
Offer a number of part time (evening) A levels.

West Nottinghamshire College
http://www.wnc.ac.uk/Adults/
All full time courses are open to adults.

Varndean College (Brighton & Hove)
https://varndean.ac.uk/?q=adult_ed_gcse
Offers A levels in languages, as well as a variety of GCSE subjects.

Gloucestershire College
http://www.gloscol.ac.uk/
Offers a good range of A levels and accepts adults alongside 16-18 year olds.
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Hi,

Do you know of a college in Manchester which offers A levels?
Thanx
You could try Impact College: http://impactcollegeuk.com/
Their website isn't very informative tbh, but it seems to be a college for adults, and offers A levels, though whether it's just as an exam centre I'm not quite sure. Let us know if you find out.
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QMC Basingstoke is closest to me, but I'm interested in A Level maths and they have loads of different courses. How do I know which is most suitable for me?

I've put off my dreams in Physics for too long. I was good at maths and science and school, my ability was not what held me back, so I want to get there now I'm an adult with my head together. Question is though, *which* Maths A Level would be best?
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