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Part Time Courses

Part Time Courses

Our part-time courses are suitable for a wide range of learners. Whether you’re looking to make yourself more employable or simply to meet new friends and gain a new skill. Whatever your aims, make this your year with Franklin College.

New for this year - If you earn less than £15,736.50 annual gross salary from employment you may be eligible for full payment of your course fees. Contact us for further details. Evidence via payslips required. This rule does not apply to Level 3 and above courses

AAT Access Award in Business Skills - 3 day course (9.30am-1pm)

The aim of this qualification is to cover basic core areas of working within a business environment. Focusing on fundamental finance and accounting skills and developing your professional business skills. The practical skills you will learn in this course will increase your employability, confidence and career prospects giving you the perfect platform to take the next step in your career or education.

Please email for more details or to register your interest.

£225 (Free for those on certain benefits) Learner fund available for those on low income.

Next course: 10th, 11th & 12th October 2018.

Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills

This qualification is aimed at learners who would like to develop the knowledge and skills needed to use counselling skills and engage in a helping interaction appropriately. Units are as follows:
• Introduction to counselling skills theories - In this unit learners will be introduced to the key elements of the main theoretical approaches to counselling.
• Using counselling skills - In this unit learners will have an opportunity to identify and practise a range of skills used when participating in a counselling skills interaction.
• Diversity and ethics in the use of counselling skills - In this unit, learners will be introduced to the concepts of diversity and ethics and their importance in the use of counselling skills.
• Counselling skills and personal development - In this unit learners will have an opportunity to reflect on their personal and future development and identify potential sources of support.

The course will be delivered through a blended learning approach. Students will attend all the classes over the duration of the course. You must be willing to participate in role play for developing your practical skill. A substantial amount of home-study is required.

Next course – Franklin College

Starts – Tuesday13th November 2018 - 6 taught sessions 4.30pm – 6pm and remainder distance learning.

Course fee - £150 - (free to those on JSA/ESA and certain other benefits, learning fund available to those on low income).

Level 1 Bookkeeping - 12 week course - Coming soon

Whether you are aiming to start a career in finance or accounts or even starting your own business this could be the course for you. Learn the basics of bookkeeping to get you started. There are lots of follow on courses to take your learning to the next level and help you land that dream job.

Please email for more details or to register your interest.

Next course – Franklin College

Starts – Tuesday 18th September 2018.  6-8pm

Course fee - £225 (Free for those on certain benefits) Learner fund available for those on low income.

Prepare for work with English and Maths
Make this the year to improve your English and Maths. Employers continually tell us that these are the basic skills lacking by a large number of people applying to them for work. Franklin College are helping local people secure employment with flexible training to enhance their skills
and improve their life chances.

Health and Social Care related courses
Our popular health related courses usually start in September. These fill up very quickly. If this is an area of work that interests you, please get in touch. There are many local job opportunities in this sector.

Childcare and Teaching Assistant courses
These usually run on an evening at Level 2 and Level 3. Our courses are mostly Cache accredited and often require a work placement.

AAT Accountancy and Business courses
These courses start throughout the year. There are many local opportunities for employment in this area for those with the right qualifications. Courses start at Level 1 and work upwards. 

GCSE courses
We run GCSEs in English and Maths. Key qualifications for employment and progression in education.

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If you have any queries about our courses, please do not hesitate to contact the Admissions Team. You can contact them on 01472 875 004 or email:

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Doing a 'Counselling' course with Franklin College in the evening was really fun, engaging and helped me in my career

Andrew Howden


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