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Click here to a read about Learning Centres reopening from Tuesday 1 September

Our learning centres will be staffed from Tuesday 1st September 2020 in Bury St Edmunds (STEM Innovation Campus - IP33 3TB), Haverhill, Sudbury and Thetford.

If you would like to discuss courses in person, please contact us and arrange an appointment as access within the centres is limited to by appointment only.

Classes are due to start from Monday 14th September 2020.

Vocational Classes include English, maths, ESOL and a new range of digital skills courses.

We also have an array of leisure learning courses to choose from such as languages, photography, floristry, pottery and much more.

Applications can be made through our Adult Education website page.

For more detailed class information such as days and times or to book an appointment, please contact your local centre on:

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You learn something new every day… If only that cliché were true. It’s all too common for life to get in the way of learning – but with a bit of determination and the support of like-minded people you can take on something new, old, different, challenging, or even strange…an introduction to therapeutic play, anyone?

 Bury St Edmunds






Everything you learn adds something new to you

The rewards of continuing education are immediate and long lasting. Whether you want to take a qualification, learn a new skill or develop an untapped talent, there’s always something to be gained from the experience.

West Suffolk College provides high quality courses throughout Suffolk at centres close to you. There are hundreds of subjects to choose from, for employment, education or enjoyment.


From alternative health to watercolour painting the creative school has the widest variety, giving you plenty of choice in subjects and offering introductory to advanced level instruction.

Business finance

Part time AAT Book-keeping and accounting qualifications available throughout Suffolk.


Beginners Russian, Spanish and sign language augment enduringly popular French and Italian lessons.

Maths and English

Improving key skills can have a big lifelong impact; from beginners to GCSE.


If you fancy mastering computing concepts and programming or even if you just want to know more about your iPad, you’ll find the help and guidance you need at centres all over Suffolk.

How to find out more

How do I enrol on a Leisure Learning course?

  • Enrol Online

    Click on your chosen subject area under 'Find a Course' or in the course finders. Browse through the courses and click 'Enrol' or 'Apply'. 

  • Enrol by phone

    Please call the West Suffolk College centre where you would like to join a course. Contact details can be found by clicking on the location of each centre above.

  • In person

    Please drop into any of our locations, where you can discuss your requirements with our knowledgeable and friendly staff, there is no need to book an appointment.

  • How to pay

    We accept the following methods of payment: cheques made payable to West Suffolk College, Card payments (we accept most types of card, excluding American Express and Diners card) or cash if enrolling in person. If your employer/sponsor has agreed to pay your fees, please be aware that you will be liable for payment of the course fees if your employer/sponsor fails to provide payment upon receipt of invoice.

  • Fee Concessions

    Fee concessions are available on some of the courses that we provide (excludes any exam or registration fees). If you are in receipt of any of the following state benefits: Income Support (IS), Jobseekers Allowance (JSA), Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) and Universal Credit, please note that you will need to provide evidence of the benefit you receive.

  • Class size and refunds

    Popular courses fill up quickly, so book early to avoid being disappointed.

    Refunds will be paid in full when a class is closed at the discretion of the College. Course closure is unfortunately sometime necessary due to lack of student enrolments or unforeseen circumstance. Occasionally, the start of the course may be delayed by up to two weeks to ensure further students to sign up. If courses have to be closed, students will be informed as soon as possible, refunded the full tuition fee, and given guidance on other courses.

    Learners will not be entitled to a refund of fees if they choose to withdraw after enrolment.

  • If there is severe weather

    In severe weather, the College will make a decision to determine if it is safe for our learners to attend courses. If any of our courses are cancelled we would advise you to go to our website or Twitter feed for further information. Alternatively, listen to BBC Radio Suffolk (104.6FM) or call the location where your course was due to take place.

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