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Part Time Learning & Skills at Bath College


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It’s never too late to boost your skills, knowledge and employability. Our part time offerings are designed with adult learners in mind. Whatever your background or experience – whether you are looking to improve your career, changing careers, or returning to work we have study programmes to meet your learning needs


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Distance Learning & Highways

It’s never been easier to study remotely. Our distance learning and our Highways Engineering courses are studied online with feedback from an experienced assessor. The courses are flexible so as to fit into a busy schedule, or for learners who require a less intensive study programme. Open up the sections below to find out more about each offering, and to view our courses.


Distance Learning


Our online distance learning courses are ideal for learners who are either looking for employment or want to add new knowledge to enhance their professional skills in their current roles.

Learning is aimed at adults and takes place online, with marking and feedback from a knowledgeable and experienced assessor. Learners are awarded a nationally recognised certificate.

Learners can start and finish at any time of the year. Tuition fees are funded from the Adult Education Budget, meaning that learners are not charged a fee to enrol. There are no formal entry requirements, but national funding guidelines do apply.


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In partnership with Pearson Edexcel Bath College has developed a unique qualification in Highways Engineering. We have provided training to industry professionals across the UK and internationally for the last 30 years. It is recognised as the foremost qualification of it’s type in the UK.

There are no exams. Learners are assessed via written assignments and projects, which have been developed with input from experienced industry professionals. Learning and assessment takes place online using bespoke distance learning materials. The programme is designed to start at any time and be suitable for busy adult learners to study alongside work or other commitments.

Learners are allocated an assessor with industry experience to guide their studies, assess them and provide feedback on their work.

The overall diploma consists of two compulsory modules, two elective modules and a work-based study project. Completion of five modules results in being awarded the full level 4 Professional Diploma.


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Skills Bootcamps

Skills Bootcamps are flexible courses of up to 16 weeks, giving people the opportunity to build up sector-specific skills and fast track to an interview with a local employer. They are a part of the Government's Lifetime Skills Guarantee and Plan for Jobs initiatives. Use the buttons below to find out more about the different Skills Bootcamps we have on offer.



How to Find Us

Getting to the main City Centre Campus is easy. The City Centre Campus is in the heart of the city of Bath, only five minutes walk from the bus station and Bath Spa train station. Avon Street public car park is located next to the College’s main site. Our Somer Valley Campus is situated in Radstock and has free car parking on site.



More Information

You can get information about any course you are interested in from this website. You can also contact us for more information and advice through our Student Advice Centre on 01225 312191 or via If you are not sure which course would be right for you, we offer FREE Careers Advice to any adults 19+. Our advisers can help you search for a suitable course or other learning and training opportunities.


Funding & Fees

You can apply for funding to fund your part time studies at Bath College, use the button below to find out more about how funding works. You can also email our team with any funding questions.


Funding & Fees



Contact Us

If you have any questions about our Course provision, how funding works, or any other general queries, you can contact our friendly Part Time Qualifications team who will be able to answer your questions.