Why study with us?

Our free adult learning programme is available to those aged 19+. We focus on 'in demand' skills to maximise your chances of employment.

Choose your own pathway

With modules on entrepreneurship, marketing, employability and more, you can choose from our catalogue of modules to suit your needs.

Focus on employability

Employability runs throughout our modules, so whether you're looking for a new job or to start your own business, we're here to support you.


Our adult learning programme offers rapid upskilling with most of our modules running on a two week schedule, so there's never long to wait to RESTART.

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Alison Patey


Alison has taught IT skills for over 25 years to groups of all ages. Being a late returner to education herself and gaining a degree in Computer Science in her mid-forties, Alison understands how daunting going back into education can be for the older student. She also knows what fun learning new things is and how much people grow in confidence when they find out that they know more than they thought!

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Carey Simpson

Lecturer in Digital Business Skills

Carey is an experienced Business Lecturer having delivered content on courses at St Brendan's Sixth Form College and Yeovil College with a specialism in Marketing and Management. Carey excels in working with diverse cohorts, understanding specific requirements and working with students to achieve academic and professional goals.

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David Kingston


David has worked with Bath College’s Adult Community Learning Team since 2012 as an ICT and maths tutor. He has supported a wonderfully diverse range of people within numerous locations around Bath and its environs.

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Anna Wheeler

Community Engagement Manager

Anna has run the Adult Community Learning Team at Bath College for the past 6 years providing a wide range of short courses to upskill adults across the region. Drawing on a team of highly skilled and supportive teaching staff, courses are designed to benefit those looking for work, change their career or to develop their potential.

What our participants say

Sally Bennett

RESTART participant

"After a period of being furloughed, I became unemployed in August 2020. I decided to use the time constructively, and am now in the process of setting up my own e-commerce venture. I’ve found RESTART invaluable in developing my knowledge and understanding of how to set up and run my own business."

Celia Middleton

RESTART participant

“The RESTART programme has helped me identify a new direction for my writing and given me the tools to progress effectively. The tutor support is beyond expectation.”

Victoria Walters

RESTART participant

"I completed the Entrepreneurship module and it has provided a great insight into the reality and demands of starting a business. After being made redundant due to Covid-19, the course has kept me positive and engaged, enabling me to connect with others with similar ambitions and giving structure to my week."


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