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Join an adult course in Seacroft
Studying at Deacon House could open your door to progression, better opportunities and personal growth. Based in Seacroft, our campus is an inclusive, considered space that lets you study at the pace that fits your life best. Part-time, flexible and online courses across employable industries are shaped by our two specialist schools who value employer-led, accessible education.
Deacon House is in an excellent location and is easily accessed by public transport, bike, foot and car.
Courses for adults
From vocational and essential skills, to leisure and practical applications, Deacon House has plenty of choices in courses.
Taught by our expert, open-minded tutors who have in-depth industry understanding, our courses allow you to refresh, develop and strengthen your skills, or build on the foundations of a hobby or passion.
As a student, you will also benefit from personalised learning and, if interested, career guidance (including Jobcentre Plus referrals) to maximise your qualification.
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Got questions? Drop in
We welcome visitors anytime during our opening hours - no appointment necessary. At Deacon House, you can chat with a friendly member of our team and ask questions about our adult courses.
Getting to Deacon House
Monday, Wednesday and Friday – 08:45 – 15:30
Tuesday and Thursday – 08:45 – 20:00
0113 284 6302
Courses at this campus
What sort of support is available for 19+ learners?
From childcare and digital access to financial aid, we have a range of support available for our 19+ students. We work closely with Ofsted-registered childcare providers to help our student parents with childcare costs and places.
For adults in hardship, additional financial support may be available (subject to availability); please enquire about this at enrolment. We also have print and electronic learning resources available to support your studies.
Our student welfare is incredibly important to us. Your tutor will be available to direct you to the appropriate guidance and support if you ever feel stressed or unwell. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions or concerns regarding your access to a course. We will do our best to help.
Where will I study?
Alongside our face-to-face classes, there are some opportunities to study online. We will discuss your learning needs and the best learning locations at your interview.
Can I study a Deacon House course at another campus?
No, courses at Deacon House will always run at Deacon House unless otherwise specified.
How long are the courses?
Each course varies, so please check your chosen course page. For courses in English and maths, study is usually 2.5hrs a week for up to 33 weeks.
Do you have evening classes?
Many of our courses have flexible classes, with classes being available in the morning, afternoon and evening. To confirm your class times and availability, please check with your course page or email us email@example.com
Do I take an exam?
Many of our courses have an exam as part of their assessment, alongside in-class work, vocational work or portfolios. However, this does not apply to all courses, particularly our vocational, hobby and short-term options. These may only require one or two forms of assessment instead.
If I need to take an exam, can I do it early?
You can’t change your exam date if you are taking a GCSE because these have fixed exam dates in May and June. However, Functional Skills exams can be taken early if your teacher thinks you are ready.
Do I have to pay for the courses?
Not all courses require a fee. For example, English and maths are free for learners over 19 until they have achieved a grade C or 4. As part of the Government-funded “Free Courses for Jobs” scheme, there is also a wide range of teaching, counselling, care, healthcare and other courses now free for adult learners. Additionally, if you receive certain benefits, reduced rates are available for some of our Leeds City Council-funded courses.
Is there help I can get with childcare and travel?
If you study more than five hours a week, are working and earn less than £19,305 per year*, you may be eligible for some support. You can find out more about this on our financial support for 19+ students page.
*Applies to West Yorkshire residents only, £18,525 for residents in other non devolved areas.
What equipment do I need?
You will need a device to access the internet for independent study. If this is something that you need support in accessing, please let us know. We can sometimes lend this to you, or you can use our on-campus digital suites at various locations.
Where can I find enrolment information?
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