Author: Meghan Fenn

Coronavirus update 18th March, 2020

Dear PACA Adult Learning students, As you will have heard by now, all schools and colleges will be closed after Friday, so I confirm PACA Adult Learning will close our premises from Monday 23rd March, until we are allowed to open again. Your tutors have been talking to you about the likelihood of this, and […]

By Meghan Fenn | News

Coronavirus update 16th March, 2020

Government advice has changed, and so we would like to update you as far as we can at this point: PACA Adult Learning is open, however this is a fast moving situation and we expect that we will, in all likelihood, close temporarily in the near future, in line with schools across many parts of Europe […]

By Meghan Fenn | Uncategorized

Portslade undergraduate beats over 2000 adult learners to become Laser Learning Award Runner-Up

Laser Learning Awards (LASER) is an international awarding organisation regulated by Ofqual to offer qualifications.  LASER promotes widening participation, social inclusion, employer engagement and lifetime learning for all.  This Autumn, two adult learning students from PACA Adult Learning were shortlisted for its Outstanding Commitment to Study Access Prize and Lance Robinson has been announced as […]

By Meghan Fenn | Academic . Courses . News

Access to HE – A positive learning experience and inspirational story

Alexadria Best undertook our Access to Higher Education programme and graduated from Sussex University with a degree in Social Work. She is studying for her Masters in Criminal Law and Criminology and is currently teaching Counselling level 2 here at PACA Adult Learning.  Alexandria is happy to share her story to inspire others: “My early […]

By Meghan Fenn | Academic . Courses

Community Theatre – Let’s Get Creative!

Starting in January we’re excited to be bringing a brand new Community Theatre course to PACA Adult Learning, Portslade, called “Let’s Get Creative! Putting On a Show”. This course gives grown-ups the chance to become the lead role in a play, to learn how to develop a piece of theatre and learn from a current […]

By Meghan Fenn | Courses . News

Leading the way in adult education

Portslade Adult Learning, located at Chalky Road and Foredown Tower, Portslade, has set a new record for its academic results and appears to be leading the way in adult education. Across the 2017-18 academic year, the college achieved a 95.2% average student achievement rate, with 32 of its courses hitting the full 100%. Feedback figures […]

By Meghan Fenn | Academic . News

Boundary Road Closure

Dear everyone, We are a little sad to announce our site at 55 Boundary Road will be closing on July 27th, 2018. We are doing this so we can focus our activities at our main site at the fantastic PACA school on Chalky Road and the unique and wonderful Foredown Tower, both in the Mile […]

By Meghan Fenn | News

Home to top adult teaching talent

  Voted for by students, the AAT Awards recognise accountancy teachers from across the country and PACA Adult Learning tutor Paul Robbins was listed in this year’s final four. His second award nomination this year, it made him the first person ever to be shortlisted for both this and a PQ Magazine Award in the […]

By Meghan Fenn | News . Promotion

Dementia Action Week

We’re taking action during #DAW2018 and sharing this story about two friends asking for help to be less scared. It is written by Alison Plaumer, a senior lecturer on the Access to Higher Education course here at PACA Adult Learning. Alison is very keen to emphasise the importance of treating the person with Dementia holistically. […]

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Access to Higher Education courses

We are delighted to share some feedback from our Access to Higher Education students, one of whom is currently studying economics at the University of Bath, rated in the top 10% in the country.  “I received my first semester results a few weeks back and you’ll be pleased to know I achieved strong firsts within […]

By Meghan Fenn | Academic . Courses

Adult learning at Quayside Youth Centre

At the start of the academic year, we reached out into the west of the community, offering creative courses at Quayside Youth Centre in Southwick. We are pleased to report that courses are going very well. Quayside Youth Centre is a special location, a venue for all types of activities, events and parties serving local […]

By Meghan Fenn | Courses . News