Welcome to Higher and Adult Education at Ashton Sixth Form College

Each year, we welcome hundreds of learners on a range of part time and full time adult and university courses, whether you are looking to further your qualifications, re-train or simply want to learn a new skill.

Important information regarding coronavirus

Dear student,

As from Friday, our adult and higher education courses move to home learning and staff will teach and support you using online communication. Please contact your teacher about how your learning will be managed during college closure. College will be closed after Friday until further notice but your learning will be supported remotely.

You will be supported through a number of different platforms for example:

  • Canvas
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Email and telephone
  • WhatsApp
  • MathsWatch

Please contact your teacher via email about next steps if you have not heard from them by the end of Friday. 

We are unable to advise on exams at this time but will update you when we can.

Placements and observations in practice will not take place, please discuss this with your teacher. 

If you do not know your teacher's email address, please contact our student support line which remains open even during college closure: 01616668215 or AdultEd@asfc.ac.uk

Keep an eye on the college website and social media channels for updates 

Best wishes,

Jo Fletcher-Saxon 

Important information regarding future events (16/03/20)

We have taken the difficult decision to cancel the plans for our Celebration and Awards Evening on 16th June and two scheduled Information and Enrolment events - 21st April and 23rd June.  At this point in time, the College is cancelling all evening events until further notice with the exception of class teaching.  The college remains open at present for teaching.

Any changes to plans for the Information and Enrolment events will be announced on the college website and shared on our social media channels.

We are still offering information and enrolment opportunities on a more personalised basis. Please contact Admissions in the first instance on 0161 6668215 or email AdultEd@asfc.ac.uk

"Adult students returning to education develop their confidence and self belief" (Ofsted, 2020)

View our 2019/2020 Course Guide here.

Click here to read our creative project ‘Having a Voice’.  This is the culmination of a collaborative creative project between our Foundation Art students in Higher Education, our A level students and our Creative Writing group in Adult Education. The project is to mark the 100th anniversary of The Representation of the People Act 1918 which extended voting rights to some women. The project is named “Having a Voice”. We are so impressed by the students’ contributions to this project and we hope you are too and that you enjoy absorbing yourself in “Having a Voice”.