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Nov
01

Advanced Qualification for Teaching Assistants in Schools and Colleges

We will be holding an information session for the L4 Advanced Qualification for Teaching Assistants in Schools and Colleges which will start in January 2018. The session will be at 7pm on Wednesday the 15th of November, in the Hub at PACA Chalky Road. For more information please email s.hart@paca.uk.com.

By Alex Windsor | News
Jun
28

Thanks to our Art Students!

PACA Adult Learning would like to thank our Art Be Creative students for their wonderful display of paintings. We’ve added some pictures below, but why not join the course and see the real thing?

By Alex Windsor | Uncategorized
May
25

FREE Taster Classes in June/July

As a way of celebrating our wonderful and diverse range of Adult Learning classes , we would like to offer you a FREE taster class in June/July. Perhaps you can try something new or just have another FREE class of a subject you are already studying with us! In any case, we suggest you call […]

By Alex Windsor | News
May
10

NEW Distance Learning Access to Health Studies and Social Care

PACA, in partnership with Health Champions Training, have a new flexible route for students to get to University! The course will have a mix of evening tutorials, Saturday workshops and online workbooks. It is suitable for students wishing to go to university to study a range of health and social care professions such as nursing, midwifery, occupational […]

By Alex Windsor | News
Apr
13

SALE – UNDERSTANDING DEMENTIA

We have a limited-time offer on our Understanding Dementia course. This course was £500 but the last few places are now reduced to £250 This offer is for this course only and is unlikely to be repeated. Don’t miss out, last few places so grab one now! Please e-mail: S.Hart@paca.uk.com or phone 01273 422632 to check for funding […]

By Alex Windsor | News

Book on to our Learn SEO workshop

Book on to our Learn SEO workshop Date: Tuesday July 25th Time: 10am to 1pm Location: Portslade Learning Centre, 55 Boundary Road, Portslade BN3 4EF This workshop is being held in conjunction with Shake It Up Creative and is for business owners who have websites and company employees who hold a marketing or IT role and […]

By Alex Windsor | Uncategorized
Apr
05

Looking for inspiration? Read this from one of our students on the power of studying at PACA

We were so pleased to receive this message from one of our students! Learning at PACA Adult Learning can really transform lives. This message was from a student who studied on our Photography Self Health course.  The following is published with permission of the student:

By Alex Windsor | News
Mar
09

Congratulations to Lisa Goodman

Everyone here at PACA Adult Learning would like to pass on their congratulations to Lisa Goodman, who has just been accepted at the University of Nottingham on a highly competitive course: BSc Humanistic Counselling Practice! Lisa has just passed the Access course. She started a few years ago at PACA doing mental health 1 and […]

By Alex Windsor | News
Mar
08

PACA Adult Learning is enrolling now for Access to University Courses

Access courses are a great way for Adults who perhaps didn’t achieve their academic potential first time or might not have what they think are the right qualifications such as A levels to make their dream of university a reality. Come and talk to us: we have many students – who never thought they could […]

By Alex Windsor | News
Mar
07

New Vacancy – Internal Quality Assessor (Creative and Digital Media)

PACA Adult Learning is looking for a part time sessional / ad-hoc Internal Quality Assessor in Creative and Digital Media. To get more information, please click here.

By Alex Windsor | News
Feb
27

Marketing and SEO Workshops

Fantastic FREE opportunity to get expert business advice to take your business to the next level with our partners Shake it Up Creative. Come along to Portslade Learning Centre, 55 Boundary Road. Free, drop-in help with websites, WordPress, design, marketing, search engine optimisation (SEO), copywriting, email campaigns, video editing and social media Hands-on help – don’t […]

By Alex Windsor | News
Feb
06

Half Term Reminder

We would like to remind all our students that half term is next week (13th February to 17th February). Please refer to your tutor regarding any work or extra classes over half term. We hope you have a great break!

By Alex Windsor | News
Jan
17

Upcoming FREE Self Health courses

In partnership with our partners in the city we are championing free access to courses for those with mild to moderate mental health challenges. All contact details below.

By Alex Windsor | Uncategorized
Jan
10

Are you good with children? Want a career working with Children?

Two Level 2 apprenticeship opportunities for people with the right focus, energy and commitment to excellence wanted at Home from Home Nursery in Worthing – full time positions.

By Alex Windsor | Uncategorized
Dec
07

PACA Ofsted Report Published

It is worth highlighting that PACA was recently inspected by Ofsted and is officially a “Good School”. Key findings included that students are “Happy, safe and make good progress” and that “teaching is delivered by enthusiastic specialists who know how to generate students’ enjoyment of their subjects” This is fabulous news for the local community […]

By akamr | News
Dec
01

Sale Extended!

Big News! Our Winter Sale has been extended until the 16th of December. £10 off selected courses, and £10 off if you enrol on two courses starting in January 2017. Call us on 01273 422632 to enrol now!

By Alex Windsor | News
Nov
22

Winter Sale

We are holding a winter sale! £10 off selected courses if you enrol before the 1st of December, and £10 off if you enrol on two courses starting in January 2017! Please see the poster below (click to enlarge) for more information, or call 01273 422632.

By Alex Windsor | News
Oct
28

Free Self Health Courses

‘Self Health’ is part of a government funded National Adult Education Mental Health Research Project. As part of this project we are delivering free courses in a range of subjects and measuring their impact on the mental wellbeing of those with mild to moderate mental health challenges. The partners in the Brighton & Hove Self Health […]

By Alex Windsor | News
Oct
18

Celebrating 25 years at Foredown Tower

PACA Adult Learning welcomed the Mayor of Brighton & Hove, councillor Peter West, to celebrate the wonderful contribution of Mike Feist, one of our army of passionately committed volunteers, to Foredown Tower. Over bubbly and finger foods we celebrated Mike’s 25 years of stewardship of our world class ‘Camera Obscura’ and general all-round commitment to […]

By Alex Windsor | News
Sep
28

Foredown Tower took part in the National Heritage Open Days

  Foredown Tower happily took part in the National Heritage Open Days. A steady stream of culturally-minded people visited the iconic building and enthused about the camera obscura demonstrations by our resident experts. You don’t have to wait till next September – Weather permitting, the camera is demonstrated every Tuesday and Thursday on the hour: […]

By akamr | News
Sep
21

PACA Awards Event at Sussex University

  A wonderful night at The University of Sussex at the PACA Awards event last night. Melissa Ryan, our former Access to Social Science Higher Education Diploma student, who is just about to embark on a Degree in Criminology at Brighton University, won PACA Adult Learner of the Year 2016. Melissa is a really inspirational […]

By akamr | News
Sep
07

Emily Jolley’s painting Biodiversity has been shortlisted for the Sunday times watercolour competition

  Great news! PACA Adult Learning art tutor Emily Jolley’s painting Biodiversity has been shortlisted for the Sunday times watercolour competition and will be showing in the Mall Gallery, London 19th – 24th September. The shortlisted works will be shown at the Mall Galleries, London from 19 – 24 September 2016, and will continue to […]

By akamr | News
Aug
31

We are looking for volunteers

We are looking for volunteers to become teaching assistants on a range of adult learning courses.  If you are interested and think you have the relevant skills, download the following application form and return it to us by email at  comed@paca.uk.com Learning Support Assistant Job Description Application Form Next training day is Monday 17th October 10-3pm

By akamr | News
Aug
31

PACA Adult Learning Open Evening

Do you want more? Do you want to change your future? Are you long overdue a change? Do you want something new? If you have answered yes to any of these questions then education and skills could be your way forward. Come to PACA Adult Learning’s Open Evening on Monday 12th September 6:00 PM – […]

By akamr | News
Jul
27

PACA Adult Learning Access to University graduation

    On 13th July 2016 we celebrated 100% achievement of our Access to University students at our annual graduation event with family, friends and a few glasses of prosecco! Vice Principal Nick Fenn said ” our results are outstanding, with 100% achieving and 100% having offers to progress to their first choice course at university. […]

By akamr | Academic . News
Jul
15

FREE Art Taster Session from PACA Adult Learning.

Friday 22nd July 10:00-13:00 at Foredown Tower. Find out more about the location HERE. Call 01273 422632 to enrol: there are limited spaces available! You bring the materials (oils, watercolour, charcoal – whatever medium!) and something to sit on if you wish – we provide our excellent tutor Emily Jolley to guide you. If the […]

By Alex Windsor | Uncategorized
Jun
09

New CPD for Legal Professionals

We are pleased to announce new one-day courses this August, designed for legal professionals: ‘Induction to DIY Dispute Resolution for the Workplace,’ ‘Cultural Awareness and Sensitivities in the Workplace,’ and ‘Ethical Dispute Resolution for the Workplace.’ Everyone who completes the participant workbook will receive a certificate for six CPD hours or a certificate of participation. To […]

By Alex Windsor | News
Jun
05

Our New Prospectus is Out Now

We are pleased to announce that our new prospectus for all of our courses in the 2016/17 academic year is now available. We are very excited to present our course offer, designed to give opportunities for our community to get the confidence and skills to help move forward in life. We have decided to put all […]

By akamr | News
Feb
25

Access to Higher Education

Would you like more information about our Access to Higher Education courses? Click here to view our new flyer! Access to Higher Education

By Alex Windsor | News
Jan
20

Find out about Ukulele

We run a range of Ukulele courses from beginners to advanced. Ukulele for Improvers is comming up in february, this course is for people who already have some ukulele skills and experience. The course builds upon the techniques developed in Ukulele for Beginners, but everything is a little more challenging (in a good way)! Read […]

By akamr | News
Jan
20

Learn how to use Social Media for your business

Cast the Net is an upcomming course which can help you to unlock the power of Social Media and increase Sales and Build Customer Loyalty. This is a practical workshop targetted at Start-Ups and Established Businesses. Read more here    

By akamr | News
Jan
20

Why not volunteer with us?

“A report suggests that four in five volunteers believe their volunteering activity has had a positive effect on their health. Research published today by Citizens Advice Bureau indicates that volunteering boosts self-esteem, employabilty and health – especially mental health. In order to celebrate Volunteer’s Week we asked readers to tell us about their experiences.” The […]

By akamr | News
Nov
12

Our New Spring Prospectus is Out Now

We are pleased to announce that our new prospectus for Spring 2016 is now available. If you’re interested in studying at PACA Adult Learning from January 2016 onwards, this is your essential guide to explore the courses we offer. Alternatively, if you’d like us to send you a copy of the new prospectus, simply email a request […]

By Alex Windsor | News
Sep
04

Upcoming Open Evening

Come to one of our open days to meet our staff and find out more about our range of courses from Art, Photography, English, Maths, Computing, Bookkeeping, Ukulele, Sewing and much more. Don’t miss our Open Evening on: Wednesay 9th September  17:30 – 20:30 Address: PACA, Chalky Road, Portslade, BN41 2WS  – Get directtions   […]

By akamr | Events . News
Jun
23

Foredown Tower will be closed to the public from 6th – 10th of July

Due to staff shortages Foredown Tower will be closed to the public from Monday the 6th of July to the Friday 10th of July. We apologise for any inconvenience it may cause.

By akamr | News . Uncategorized
Jun
01

From November 2015 SELTs only accepted for settlement and naturalisation

ESOL qualifications including ESOL Skills for Life qualifications will no longer be accepted for settlement and naturalisation

By akamr | News
May
21

Our Brand New Prospectus is Out Now

We are pleased to announce that our new prospectus for entry in 2015-2016 is now available.

By akamr | News
May
21

Access to Higher Education Events

Book your place on one of available open events to find out more about our access courses.

By akamr | Events . News
May
21

Dementia Awareness Week 2015

PACA Adult Learning is proud to support Dementia Awareness Week 2015. Our Dementia Care NCFE Level 2 Certificate is enrolling now for September.

By akamr | News
May
20

Jack McBrien receives a Certificate of Achievement

We are delighted that Jack McBrien has received a Certificate of Achievement in recognition of his commitment to learning.

By akamr | News
Apr
15

You Can Still Enrol for Summer courses

It’s not too late to enrol, we still have a few spaces left! Any questions regarding our new courses or enrolment, please get in touch with our admissions team on 01273 422 632

By akamr | News
Mar
05

Book your Place for Access to Higher Education Information Session.

If you are interested in attending, please fill in the following form. Alternatively ring 01273 415625 or 01273 422632 to book.

By akamr | Events
Feb
03

Find out about our brand new AAT vocational qualifications

We offer both Level 1 and Level 2 qualification.

The level 1 qualifications will enable you to gain an overview of the world of accounting and finance as well as developing the fundamental numeracy

By akamr | Courses . News
Feb
03

FREE Drop in for Computing Basics for Beginners

Do you want to learn how to use a computer or do you need to brush up your IT skills?

Come to our friendly and free drop in at Portslade Learning Centre.

By akamr | Events . News
Feb
03

Do you want to improve your English?

Whether you want to find a job, gain citizenship, or just talk with people around you, our ESOL courses will give you the reading, writing, speaking and listening skills you need.

By akamr | News . Promotion
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The majority of our courses are funded by the Skills Funding Agency, and this in turn may be used for match funding with the ESF (European Social Fund). Therefore your course may be funded by the ESF as well as the Skills Funding Agency.