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Coronavirus update

by Nick Fenn -

Dear all,

I would like to update you all on Coronavirus.  

PACA and the Trust are working closely with and being guided by the Council and Public Health England on this. The Council have confirmed that Public Health England and the office of the Chief Medical Officer are clear in their advice that schools do not need to close.

I understand and appreciate the news will have caused concern and we will continue to work with the Council and on the medical advice from Public Health England to make sure we respond in the correct manner. The PACA campus will be open as usual and is keeping parents, adult learners and the community updated via the academy’s website.

Kind regards,


Nick Fenn
Principal Adult Learning

Why enrol now for January 2020? Read Ana's story

by Nick Fenn -

I am a 47 year old foreigner, and when I decided to do an English course I chose PACA Adult Learning  because someone recommended it to me.  I started my course very scared because I did not see myself able to learn new things at my age. I put in a great deal of effort, and with great desire I passed my English exams. However, with my growing confidence and self-belief, this was only the start of a transformational learning journey.


I saw an opportunity to build on this early success and change my career so I asked PACA Adult Learning for advice and it became clear that accounting would be a good fit for me and now after 2 years studying I am about to receive my bookkeeping license. I have also studied computing and now I am doing GCSE  Maths!


Best of all is that now I believe in me, my family believes in me I am proud of myself and I am no longer ashamed to have a conversation with people because of my personal growth and knowledge.  Studying has changed my life and part of my personality, I feel happy and more confident and eager to continue doing things.  It has not been easy. I have to work hard, but at PACA they support you with all of your challenges, with wonderful teachers who are very committed who helping you to progress. PACA even detected that I was dyslexic, they tested me and received  the extra help I needed to thrive. 


My experience has always been extremely positive and I would thoroughly recommend that if someone wants to do something like me to call PACA and start your own learning journey. They will advise you and support you, finding the best route forward for you. Take my word for it,  you will never regret it!






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