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Adult Learners

If you’re aged 19 or over, and if you are looking to get a job, advance in your career, go to university, or start something new, we can help.

Overall, 94.2% of our students study for free at our colleges. We have many courses for adults that can help you achieve your goals – including Access to Higher Education diplomas, practical work-based courses (from Entry Level to Level 3), A Level Intensives, Higher Education (Level 4 and above), and apprenticeships.

Studying at college might seem daunting if you have been out of a classroom or workshop for a while. At Capital City College Group, we will do our best to support you through your course, whatever your situation. We offer a flexible approach to learning, and the Learner Experience team is on hand to provide help – from childcare to funding and financial support – so that you can complete your qualification.

We also know that the cost of studying can be a worry for adult students, so we offer all of our Entry-level to Level 2 courses for FREE, regardless of your age or income.

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All of our centres have classrooms and workshops with industry-recommended equipment and well-stocked libraries, social spaces, and cafes, creating a vibrant, sociable place to study alongside students of all ages and backgrounds.

Why not come to an open day and check out our facilities? If you already know what you’d like to study choose a course and apply now!

A Level Intensives

Our Intensive A Level programme allows you to complete a full A Level in a year. This is ideal if you have already completed a Level 3 qualification and wish to gain further UCAS points to study at university.

For applicants aged under 19, our two-year A Level programme will normally be recommended. However, applicants aged 18 and over will be considered if they have proven achievement at an advanced level and wish to study a subject that is new to them. 


We offer one of the largest ranges of Apprenticeship training across London. Apprenticeships allow individuals to earn while they learn, get new skills and knowledge whilst working, and progress within an organisation or career path.

You will gain valuable real-life workplace experience, plus additional training in soft skills relevant to your job and more industry-specific skills through our short courses.

At the end of the Apprenticeship, you will receive a certificate of completion. The Apprenticeship will give you the industry skills you need to progress in your chosen career; this could be through progression within the organisation where you have done the Apprenticeship, or you can apply for roles in your chosen field.

Access to Higher Education

Access to Higher Education courses is for adults who wish to return to education to prepare for higher education. Higher Education courses are those that are Level 4 or higher, including university degrees.

Access to Higher Education courses is designed to give you the knowledge, skills, and qualifications you need to enter a university or higher education institution. Learners who have studied with us have progressed to a number of prestigious universities to complete degrees in various subjects, including Medicine at St George’s, Pharmacy at Kings College London, and Mechanical Engineering at City University, amongst many others.

During an Access to Higher Education course, you gain the relevant academic subject knowledge needed for higher education study, as well as the opportunity to develop study skills to help you to succeed. You also develop practical skills in bespoke learning spaces. You are assessed through a range of methods, including assignments, exams, presentations, observation of practical work, and practical reports.

Higher Education

If you’re looking to study for a university-level qualification, you can save money by studying for your degree at college and benefit from our small classes, with a personal tutor to support your learning and progression.

We value the diversity, life experiences, and ambitions of our entire student family, and want to give those who live, study, and work in London the skills, insight, opportunity and drive to succeed in their careers.

Committed to helping London’s economy grow, we have strong relationships with local and international industry. We listen to employers, businesses and sector experts, and give you everything you need to meet – and exceed – expectations, and have designed our Higher Education courses with this in mind.

All of our Higher Education courses are career-focused, to help you get where you want to be at work, with many available to study as part-time and day-release options, to fit your schedule.

Choosing us for your Higher Education course means you’ll benefit from:

  • Over 100 years of experience
  • Exceptional training and qualifications for all
  • Career-focused degrees in Central London
  • Small classes and a personal tutor to support your learning and progression
  • Friendly, relaxed environment
  • Full-time and part-time/day release options

As well as vital skills and knowledge, our partnerships with employers offer you career-changing opportunities, including work experience and industry projects, guest lectures by renowned professionals, participation in industry events, competitions and field trips, and international networking.

Please note: If you are applying for tuition fees loans and maintenance loans through Student Finance England, you will need to use our legal name The WKCIC Group.
All learners studying a Higher Education course, regardless of the source of payment of fees, with CCCG need to sign and submit a copy of the HE Contract prior to completing enrolment. As a prospective student who is considering applying for a Higher Education course at a Capital City College Group college, you may wish to view our policies and reports, including the Student Protection Plan, Complaints Policy and Access and Participation Statement. Read our policies here.

Free Short Courses

If you’re not quite sure what you’d like to study or want to retrain for a new career, we run a large range of free, part-time short courses including courses at Level 3 and Level 4, where you can get a taste of a subject because you embark on a longer course.

Support and Wellbeing

Our Learner Experience team is here to support, encourage and help you thrive while studying with us. They provide quality advice and guidance and can also offer learning support to help you if you need extra help with English or Maths, if you have dyslexia, or if you have a disability or a learning difficulty.

Our qualified and experienced team has been awarded the Matrix quality standard for information advice and guidance services; this is a national quality standard for the effective delivery of information, advice, and guidance on learning and work.

As part of our support services, we:

  • Provide guidance on the application process
  • Guide you through course options and progression opportunities
  • Provide advice on finance and childcare support
  • Offer guidance on becoming entrepreneurs and developing enterprise initiatives
  • Assist you in seeking volunteering opportunities and setting up volunteering programmes
  • Organise a range of enrichment opportunities, including sports activities, national competitions, and curriculum events and activities
  • Enable you to get involved in student life through clubs and societies

Read more about support and wellbeing at our colleges here.

Advanced Learner Loans

Are you over 19? Do you want to return to study or get ahead at work? The Government’s Advanced Learner Loan could help pay for your tuition to study a course at Level 3 or above.

Whether you’re a parent returning to work, a job seeker looking to enhance your employment prospects, or you’re thinking about a career change, there’s a course for you. Don’t let the thought of tuition fees stand in your way of getting the qualifications you need.

For more information on Advanced Learner Loans and your eligibility, click here.

Course Fees and Financial Help

Our course fees and the financial help available will depend on your age, the course you are studying and your circumstances. Get financial support and guidance here.

Career Support and Work Experience

Our careers team offer a range of services, from helping you identify your strengths, interests, and goals, to helping craft a compelling CV and cover letter that effectively showcases your skills and experiences. As well as interview preparation, where you can receive tips on how to answer common interview questions, develop your personal brand, and present yourself confidently.

Staying updated on industry trends and networking strategies is essential, and career guidance can provide insights into these areas, helping you stay ahead in a competitive job market. Our career support and guidance will provide the tools and knowledge needed to make informed decisions and thrive in your chosen career path.

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