Adult, Part-time and Professional Courses

Returning to education? Or retraining for a new career? Join us at Farnborough College of Technology and you’ll get…

College work / life balance

We understand that many of our adult and part-time students have other commitments outside their studies. That’s why our courses have been structured with this in mind, with plenty of tutor support and advice available.

Welcoming environment

Whether you’ve taken a break from education or are looking to get qualified for a new career, our students are a variety of ages yet come together to help and support one another.

A small campus experience

Our small campus is full of plants, natural light, and new facilities that will help you feel good while studying.

Personalised support

Studying your course at a small institution means your teachers will know all your strengths and weaknesses, and give you valuable feedback and support to help you go further.

Adult Essential Skills

Would you like a qualification in Maths or English? If you do not have a GCSE or an ‘O’ Level you can work towards a City & Guilds equivalent. This can help you improve your everyday skills and increase your confidence.

Advanced Learner Loan

If you’re aged 19 or over and are starting a course at Level 3 to Level 6 you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan from the government, which can cover the costs of your tuition fees. Follow the link below or check your course for me details.

Returning to education: FAQs

It’s completely normally to feel a little nervous about returning to education. That’s why we’ve put together a page of our most frequently asked questions to help put your mind at ease, knowing your in safe hands.

Where is Farnborough College of Technology?

Plan your journey

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What do our students think?


Access to higher education

Our Access courses give you the opportunity to gain valuable knowledge, skills and a qualification before you begin your higher education studies or degree. An Access course is well suited to learners who may be returning to education or are looking at a new career path. Hear from some of our previous Access students what they thought of their course.

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Level 4 Accounting (ATT)

I really get on well with my teachers, and I like the way the classes are structured. The mix of theory and practical makes it more interesting and enjoyable. I come to UCF on Tuesdays and Thursdays after work. It’s funny because my son is currently studying his GSCEs so we are both revising together. 


Level 2 counselling skills

I love that I’m amongst like-minded people, mature learners finding a new purpose and following their passion to hopefully make a difference in other people’s lives. It’s like going back to school, acquiring new skills in an inspiring environment among fellow students who are eager to learn and enjoy the experience.


CIPD Level 5 Diploma in HRM

I have really enjoyed getting back into studying, however studying around a full-time job of course has it’s challenges. It is nice that the units are taught in weekly chunks, allowing the flexibility to complete assignments as and when you are able to.

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