Think College isn’t for you?
Whatever your reasons for thinking about furthering your education, you might be wondering – is College for me? Yes it is!
We have such a wide range of courses across diverse subject areas. Whatever your motivations for coming to study we will have something for you!
“I won’t fit in – College is full of young people” – Not true!
At Riverside College we have over 2,000 adult learners on a range of full and part time programmes. We have dedicated Adult Courses in all of our subject areas which ensures that you will be learning with like-minded mature students of all ages.
“I didn’t get any qualifications at school so I won’t be able to get on to any of the courses” – Not true!
At Riverside College we have courses at all levels and our adult tutors ensure courses are delivered in a supportive and friendly environment. We also have a dedicated programme called First Steps to Study which is designed for anyone who is coming in to education for the first time or after a long break, where our experienced tutors will work with you to develop your skills and confidence to get you ready for further study.
“I can’t afford it” – Not true!
The majority of our adult learners get their courses funded or are able to access learning loans. If you are unemployed and on state benefits you may be able to study for free. We also have a number of FREE courses, and we have a highly competitive bursary scheme for adult learners.
“I don’t have the time” – Not true!
Juggling work and / or family commitments can be a real challenge for adult students. At Riverside College we can support you to choose the right course for the amount of time you are able to dedicate to study. Where possible we timetable adult courses in school friendly times. We have a range of evening courses if you work during the day, and we can help you to access financial support for childcare if you are eligible.