Dear everyone, We are a little sad to announce our site at 55 Boundary Road will be closing on 31st July 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 […]
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 same […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
Any students who are considering applying for the Access to Social Science or Access to Health courses, the next information and interview session is on 7-3-2018 at 2pm. Please let us know if you would like to attend (see below). Interview Session Foredown Tower, Wednesday 7-3-2018, 14.00 14.00 Welcome and outline of the course: Michele […]
Any students who are considering applying for the Access to Social Science or Access to Health courses, the next information and interview session is on 10-01-2018 at 2pm. Please let us know if you would like to attend (see below). Interview Session Foredown Tower, Wednesday 10-01-2018, 14.00 14.00 Welcome and outline of the course: Michele […]
We would like to remind all our visitors that our offices will be closed from 21/12/17 until 2/1/18. There will be an early closure on Wednesday the 20th of December, also. Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year from everyone at PACA Adult Learning!
At PACA Adult Learning we love to hear news from our students, especially those stories of success. We’ve just gotten some great feedback from James, who studied with us in 2016 and is now in Higher Education. The theory and skills learnt on the Level 2 Helping Skills Course have been an invaluable resource. Not […]
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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?
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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:
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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!
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.
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.
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 […]
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!
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.
‘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 […]
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 […]
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: […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 email@example.com Learning Support Assistant Job Description Application Form Next training day is Monday 17th October 10-3pm
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 – […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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
“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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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