ADULT COMMUNITY COLLEGE

St Vincent College is proud to serve its community and offer a wide range of vocational and community learning courses aimed at adults living in Gosport and the surrounding areas. 

Adult learners are welcomed into full-time, day, evening and online classes by students and tutors alike. Whether you would like to get back into education, retrain in a new vocation, improve your job prospects, or to simply try something new, we have a qualified and experienced team, who will support you to achieve your educational goals and aspirations.

Courses begin and run throughout the year, so it’s never too late to start your next chapter with us.

All vocational and community learning courses are now located in the north-side of our campus within the Adult Community College building overlooking Portsmouth Harbour.

 

We offer a variety of low cost community courses that are heavily subsidised to ensure they remain accessible for everyone. Funding is available to eligible students studying online or vocational qualifications. Full funding can be able available to students who are on a low wage or in receipt of means-tested benefit. For further details please contact acc@stvincent.ac.uk or call us on 02392 603 606.

Did you know that St Vincent College and Richard Taunton College (The Lighthouse Learning Trust) can fully fund and upskill any adult aged 19 and over, who are yet to achieve a full level 3 qualification or higher? What’s more, from April 2022, if your annual income is under £18,525 you can also access these qualifications completely free of charge. 

There has never been a better time to upskill, and we are proud to be part of the economic recovery and growth by delivering fully accredited and nationally recognised qualifications to our communities. We have knowledgeable, industry- competent staff on hand to upskill our adult community, enhance your career prospects and provide business support to increase sustainability by developing skilled workforces.

Upskilling qualifications available include:

  • Adult Care  
  • Assessing Vocational Achievement 
  • Counselling 
  • Early Years Educator 
  • Leadership & Management 
  • Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools 
  • Understanding Autism 
  • Understanding the Principles of Dementia Care

 Interested in our upskilling offer and achieving skills for life? 
Please email acc@stvincent.ac.uk or call 02392 603 606 

Are you a business looking to retrain or upskill your staff?
Please email
 lynseys@stvincent.ac.uk or call 02392 603 616

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VOCATIONAL LEARNING / WORK BASED LEARNING (NVQ)

Some of our qualifications offer classes, depending on the qualification and level undertaken. Learners will be interviewed prior to enrolment to ensure they are in the correct job role/have the appropriate work placement and/or that they have the appropriate experience. 

We have a variety of qualifications on offer; the occupational areas we deliver in are:

EARLY YEARS

VOCATIONAL LEARNING (NVQ)

These qualifications are aimed at learners who wish to become Early Years Practitioners and is designed for those who work or want to work in a Nursery or Pre-School setting or become a childminder.

Learners will learn, develop and practise the skills required for employment and/or career progression in the Early Years sector. The course will include the learning of: babies, toddlers and young children, from birth to 5 years and from conception to 7.

You will need to be working in an Early Years setting, employed or voluntary.

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EARLY YEARS COMMUNITY COURSES

Not quite ready to study a fully-accredited course? Why not try out our short taster courses which will introduce you to the fundamentals of child care. 

Upon completion you will have the option to progress onto a work-based NVQ and further enhance your knowlege and understanding within the child care sector. 

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EARLY YEARS ONLINE COURSES

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For more information on any of these courses please contact us by phone or email: 02392 603 606 / acc@stvincent.ac.uk

SUPPORTING TEACHING AND LEARNING IN SCHOOLS

VOCATIONAL LEARNING (NVQ)

The Support Teaching and Learning in Schools (STLS) qualifications are designed for anyone involved in or wanting to work within a school setting and would like to gain the necessary qualification to become a Teaching Assistant/ LSA. There are a suite of qualifications which measure the knowledge and skills required to meet the support needs of primary, secondary, college and special needs schools. 

Achieving one of the qualifications demonstrates an individual’s ability relating to pupil welfare, care, behaviour and learning. The qualifications are suitable for those already working as learning support staff in schools and colleges and also anyone who is looking to work in education. You will need to be working within a school or college setting: employed or voluntary 

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SUPPORTING TEACHING COMMUNITY COURSES

Not quite ready to study a fully-accredited course? Why not try out our short taster courses which will introduce you to the fundamentals of teaching and learning from reception age to secondary school education. 

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For more information on any of these courses please contact us by phone or email: 02392 603 606 / acc@stvincent.ac.uk

ADULT CARE

VOCATIONAL LEARNING (NVQ)

Would you like to develop your knowledge and understanding working in Health and Social Care or Childcare? 

These courses are a stepping stone to a career in the care industry with the opportunity to progress through each level whilst you work. You will also share experiences in study groups and meet new people. 

The Care qualifications are designed for anyone involved in or wanting to work within the Care industry and wanting to gain the necessary qualification to become a Carer. These qualifications are designed to equip learners with the skills and knowledge needed to care for others in a wide range of health or social care settings. You will need to be working within a care setting and be in an employed or voluntary position. You are required to work within a paid or voluntary position within this sector. 

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ADVICE AND GUIDANCE SUPPORT

VOCATIONAL LEARNING (NVQ)

The Information, Advice and Guidance qualifications are designed for those working with clients in organisations providing advice and guidance services, on a professional or voluntary basis. You could be working in careers guidance, for a trade union, in a school, in housing, human resources or in a Health & Social Care sector. 

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EDUCATION AND TRAINING

VOCATIONAL LEARNING (NVQ)

These qualifications are for those who work, or want to work as teachers/trainers in the further education and skills sector, including those who are not in a teaching role, or who have just started a teaching role, and include Award-size qualifications for those who want a short qualification to enable them to make career choices. 

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BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

VOCATIONAL LEARNING (NVQ)

Business and Administration qualifications for people who want to work, or already work in administrative support roles or would like to improve their administrative/supervisory skills. These qualifications are flexible and can be tailored to individual learners’ and employers’ needs – no matter what industry you are in. 

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BUSINESS COMMUNITY COURSES

Upon completion you will have the option to progress onto a work-based NVQ and further enhance your knowledge and understanding within the business and administration sector. 

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For more information on any of these courses please contact us by phone or email: 02392 603 606 / acc@stvincent.ac.uk

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BUSINESS ONLINE COURSES

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CUSTOMER SERVICE

VOCATIONAL LEARNING (NVQ)

The Customer Services qualification will give you a basic knowledge and understanding when dealing with customers in any environment. It will help those who wish to work or those already working in a customer facing role to learn about, adopt and maintain behaviours and language appropriate to the provision of good customer service. 

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CUSTOMER SERVICE COMMUNITY COURSES

Not quite ready to study a fully-accredited course? Why not try out our short taster courses which will introduce you to customer service.

SELECT COURSE FOR MORE INFORMATION

For more information on any of these courses please contact us by phone or email: 02392 603 606 / acc@stvincent.ac.uk

WORK SKILLS

Professional qualifications for both individuals and employers.

At St Vincent College, our experienced education professionals are ready to help you navigate the career path that lies ahead. Whether pursuing your passion for a dream job, looking for a fresh new direction or simply wanting to achieve qualifications to progress in the field you are already in, we have a wide range of opportunities for you to study online, remotely and in person.

WORK SKILLS

Professional qualifications for both individuals and employers.

At St Vincent College, our experienced education professionals are ready to help you navigate the career path that lies ahead. Whether pursuing your passion for a dream job, looking for a fresh new direction or simply wanting to achieve qualifications to progress in the field you are already in, we have a wide range of opportunities for you to study online, remotely and in person.

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SOCIAL SCIENCES COMMUNITY COURSES

we offer a range of social science-based courses that enable students to develop their knowledge and understanding of our world and their place within it.

No previous knowledge is necessary, just a willingness to learn and participate in a classroom setting.

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ACC Social Sciences 2022

For more information on any of these courses please contact us by phone or email: 02392 603 606 / acc@stvincent.ac.uk

FIRST AID COURSES

ACCREDITED

We offer a range of courses from introductory to accredited, delivered by our dedicated teaching team lead by Ex RN instructor Eddie Seaborne, MBE MSM. We can provide our First Aid courses in a number of ways. Most courses are delivered at St Vincent College; however, if you would like us to deliver this training at your workplace we can do so. 

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FIRST AID COMMUNITY COURSES

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For more information on any of these courses please contact us by phone or email: 02392 603 606 / acc@stvincent.ac.uk

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MATHS AND ENGLISH COMMUNITY COURSES

Would you like to enhance your current English or Mathematics skills? Whether this be to support your children with their home learning, give you the confidence to get back into education, or simply for a refresher, these introductionary courses cover the essentials. 

Upon completion you will have the option to progress to a fully accredited English or Maths Functional Skills, or GCSE course. 

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Mathematics

For more information on any of these courses please contact us by phone or email: 02392 603 606 / acc@stvincent.ac.uk

Health and Wellbeing
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HEALTH AND WELLBEING COMMUNITY COURSES

Would you like to understand ways you can boost your mental health, wellbeing and self-esteem? These courses are designed to equip you with the tools to do just that! 

Health, wellbeing, self-confidence and self-esteem are important to our everyday life. 

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For more information on any of these courses please contact us by phone or email: 02392 603 606 / acc@stvincent.ac.uk

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LANGUAGES COMMUNITY COURSES

The aim of these courses are to provide some basic language tips in a relaxed workshop setting. They are suitable for adults who want to learn some essential words in Spanish, French or Italian.

Each course will cover the basics on pronunciation and how to learn some important phrases. 

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Languages

For more information on any of these courses please contact us by phone or email: 02392 603 606 / acc@stvincent.ac.uk

Music
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GUITAR COMMUNITY COURSES

Have you ever wanted to learn guitar but don’t know where to start, or would you like to expand your knowledge of the guitar and range? These courses have you covered. 

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For more information on any of these courses please contact us by phone or email: 02392 603 606 / acc@stvincent.ac.uk

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ESOL ENGLISH COMMUNITY COURSES

Are you from a country that doesn’t speak English/is English your second language? Do you want to speak, understand, read and write better English? If your answers are ‘Yes’, then these could be the courses for you.

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ESOL English

For more information on any of these courses please contact us by phone or email: 02392 603 606 / acc@stvincent.ac.uk

Computers
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COMPUTER COMMUNITY COURSES

Do you feel that there is so much to learn about computers, tablets, the internet and computer processing suites? Would you like to improve your computer skills and enhance your knowledge and understanding of computer packages? These courses are designed to acquaint you with a whole array of platforms and topics. 

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For more information on any of these courses please contact us by phone or email: 02392 603 606 / acc@stvincent.ac.uk

For more information on any of these courses please contact us by phone or email: 02392 603 606 / acc@stvincent.ac.uk

HOW TO APPLY

By phone, with credit/debit card.

By post, with payment & application form.

In person, at the College Reception.

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By phone, with credit/debit card.

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By post, with payment & application form.

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In person, at the College Reception.

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Please phone us on 02392 603 606 or via email acc@stvincent.ac.uk

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