Change your story

Whether you wish to continue your studies or to take those first steps back into learning after time away, our tutors have the passion and drive to make your learning a wonderful experience. We believe everyone has the potential to achieve! Have a look at our courses and talk to us if you need more information.

Do you want to go to University?

Learn more about our Access courses

Maths at PACA Adult Learning

We are still enrolling on to our Pre GCSE Maths courses until the end of April 2019.

What could you learn?


Drawing for all

This course is suitable for all levels. We believe

Get that Job in Customer Service

Working with Job Centre Plus we will be putting

Spanish Conversation – Term 3

During this course we will build on prior knowledge

Community Theatre

Have you ever daydreamed about putting on a show


This is a perfect course if you wish to

ESOL Entry 3 – Writing

The third term will give you the chance to

Creative Writing Advanced

This class gives more experienced writers the opportunity to

Access to Social Science

This course is essential for students wishing to move

Energizing Bootcamp

An ideal course for all those aiming to lose

Spanish Beginners – Term 3

The main aim of the course is to consolidate

English Foundation Skills Level 1/2

This course is designed to help you to develop
PACA Adult Learning Access to Higher Education courses in Brighton

Access to Higher Education

An Access course is a qualification that enables a person to become eligible to study at degree level. The course prepares those who would now like to go to University but for whatever reason, left school without the qualifications needed. The Access Diploma is recognised by the majority of UK universities and has no upper-age limitation. Access courses are typically one year long.

The Access pathway is suitable for those seeking Social Science related Higher Education, including degrees in Social Work, Teaching, Psychology, Sociology and Criminology, Law, Adult Nursing, Child Nursing, Paramedic Science, Midwifery, Operating Department Practice, Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy.

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Portslade Adult Learning is approved by AAT

Start your path to a new career in accounting

Are you looking to start a career in accounting or need to learn this skill for your business? Why don’t you start your career with us, students who study with us have achieved excellent results.

The AAT Accounting Qualification is universally respected and internationally recognised. Organisations such as Sainsbury’s, P&G, Morgan Stanley, the Ministry of Defence and many more continue to hire AAT qualified members for their knowledge, skills, diligence and enthusiasm, because AAT represents the highest standards of professionalism. In short, an AAT qualification is a route to some of the most in-demand skills in the world, and provides you with a professional status you can be proud of.

AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) award around 90% of all vocational qualifications in accounting, and are sponsored by the professional accounting bodies CIPFA, ICAEW, CIMA and ICAS.

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Listen to our vice principal’s interview on Radio Reverb

Teaching Assistant success

Teaching Assistants, Izabela Piankowska, Lorraine Scott and Sharon Southam, are celebrating success as the first in the South East to achieve the Level 4 Certificate for the Advanced Practitioner in Schools and Colleges. The learners at training provider PACA have been working hard over the past year to achieve the newly accredited qualification.

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