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Welcome to our virtual Festival of Learning Event

Festival of Learning is a week dedicated to HSDC's part time and adult provision, highlighting our fantastic courses.

Although we can't see you in person right now, we still want you to get the information you need to decide on the next steps for your future, so browse this page at your leisure, watching videos about our popular courses. And remember, if you have any questions, our team are on hand to answer your questions for a Q&A via WhatsApp now, up until Friday evening +44 7736 151768.

Hello from Donna

Donna Wilmshurst, our Director of Curriculum for part time provision at HSDC, would like to welcome you to our virtual event. Please do contact us on WhatsApp +44 7736 151768 if you have any questions at all.

English, Maths and ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages)

Thinking of improving your Maths and English? Want to progress within your career? We would like to introduce our part time English, Maths and ESOL classes.

Training, Assessment and Quality Assurance (TAQA)

Anna Zakotti is here to talk you through all things TAQA - Training, Assessment and Quality Assurance. Her presentation provides you with a basic overview of the courses available, units, prerequisites, and how and when the courses run.

Employability and Healthcare

Mary Jeffery, from our Adult Learning Team, talks you through our part time employability and healthcare courses. They are a great way to improve your career prospects, so why not watch her short video for more information.

Education and Training

This short presentation on Education and Training explains how you will be taught to develop your skills as a teacher. We also cover the units on the programme, entry requirements and assessments you will need to undertake.


Catering, Barbering and Beauty

Lois Neale, our Learning Manager for Catering, Barbering and Beauty, takes you on a tour around the facilities that are available, speaking to some other lecturers/teachers along the way. From the kitchens to our salons, you can see where you will be taught if you are interested in any of the courses.

Access to HE (Higher Education)

Joby Oram talks you through our Access to HE provision. He gives you a brief introduction to the courses on offer tailored to adult learners. From nursing and healthcare professions to social care and humanities, there are many options available to help you with your career aspirations. You can watch some videos from former Access students below:

Esther Silva

Chris Couch

AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians)

Our short video on AAT courses explains who AAT are, why you should study an AAT course and where AAT could take you. Our courses are open to everyone.

CIPS (Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply)

Working in Procurement and Supply? Would you like to get into the industry? Find out how our CIPS courses can help you get onto or further up the career ladder!

Early Years and Supporting Teaching and Learning

This video explains the different opportunities available in Early Years and Supporting Teaching and Learning. We show you the courses at our different campuses and how to apply. You can watch an additional video from the Course Lead and Teacher for these courses, Anna Thorn, here.

Principles of Management and Leadership

Kate Heaton is here to talk you through our CMI Management & Leadership Courses. These courses are aimed at current or aspiring leaders.


Have a question about our part time or adult learning courses? WhatsApp our friendly team now to get your questions answered.

 +44 7736 151768

Part Time Prospectus

Our new 2020/2021 part time prospectus has now launched! Click here to browse or download a copy. You will find links to find out more information about all of our courses within our prospectus.

Apply Today

Found the course for you? You can apply today. Head over to our part time application page to download an application form.

Thank you for joining us today and we hope to support you with your studies in the near future!