Courses and training

Having the right skills and qualifications is more important than ever in today’s competitive job market. At Activate Learning, we offer a range of professional programmes and qualifications to help you learn and develop specialist skills in specific areas.

If you’re looking to kick-start your career, upskill or get back into work we can help you make that step.

Programme areas are available on a full or part-time basis, across our colleges and campuses, so you can fit your studies around work and family commitments. Activate Learning’s strong industry links mean that we teach the skills employers need, and we offer extensive additional support to help you succeed!

  • Accountancy and bookkeeping 

    Accountancy and bookkeeping 

    Our AAT-certified courses can help you begin a successful career supporting businesses and professionals, or improve your existing skills and keep you ahead of the competition.

  • Business and enterprise

    Business and enterprise

    We have a wide range of courses to help you prepare for a diverse range of business-related careers

  • Care 


    These courses are right for you if you want to progress into a career in the NHS or other health-related organisations.

  • Counselling qualifications 

    Counselling qualifications 

    Learn the underpinning knowledge, skills and competencies to use counselling skills ethically and safely in a variety of contexts and roles.

  • Creative arts 

    Creative arts 

    Professional-level facilities with courses from industry-experienced artists and visiting experts.

  • Electrical installation 

    Electrical installation 

    Courses for those looking to enter the industry or gain certifications in electrical installation or updates to the wiring regulations.

  • Hairdressing and beauty therapy 

    Hairdressing and beauty therapy 

    With professional-level salons and partnerships with some of the biggest names in beauty products, our experienced tutors can help you get the most from one-day workshops or CPD courses.

  • HNC Construction

    HNC Construction

    Prepare your workforce for a range of technical, professional and management careers in the construction industry.

  • Human resource management 

    Human resource management 

    CIPD courses suitable for those who seek responsibility for implementing HR strategy and/or developing policy whether working as a consultant, generalist or specialist.

  • Law 


    We provide CILEx diplomas, professional higher diplomas and certificates in Applied Law

  • Sports coaching and fitness 

    Sports coaching and fitness 

    Get ahead of the competition and prepare yourself for a sports related career or progress to a degree in a sports related field. 

  • Teaching, education and training

    Teaching, education and training

    Get ready for the classroom with a range of courses from teaching assists to fully qualified teacher status, the possibilities are endless! 


Many of our subjects are taught in the classroom. However, our many curricula are also enriched with a variety of external trips and visits to college from employers and universities. 

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