South West College (SWC) is now enrolling for part-time courses commencing from September 2022. Over 30,000 students join a part-time course at SWC each year for a range of vocational, academic and leisure courses to pursue a career goal, for professional development or simply just for fun.

SWC offers an extensive range of courses at different levels and durations allowing you to fit study around, work, family and personal life. From Indian Head Massage to English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), from Introduction to Woodwork to Introduction to Programming, from Beginners Spanish to Essential Skills in Numeracy and Literacy, there is something for everyone.

The benefits of vocational education have helped many students get promoted, retrain in a new career, and get back into education if they feel they have missed out.

Payment plan

Courses over £200 can be paid in instalments. A 25% deposit is required before commencement of course and the required balance in 3 equal instalments.


For some vocational courses there is a 50 percent reduction for those aged 60 or over at time of enrolment. There is also a 50 percent reduction for those receiving pension credit, working tax credit, Income Support (or dependent spouse/partner); Income Based Jobseekers Allowance (or dependent spouse/partner); Income Based Employment Support Allowance, carers allowance, universal credit, those Aged 16 to 18 years of age on 1st July, Over 19 years of age on 1st July of the current academic year who are in full-time Further or Higher Education. We also offer a range of payment options and students can pay in instalments to help spread the cost of courses.

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Part-time courses