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Welcome to Sutton College of Learning for Adults - SCOLA


About us

SCOLA was formed in 1972 when the local council decided to unite adult learning provision in the Borough under one umbrella. The result was the specialist college building in St Nicholas Way with its excellent facilities, together with 7 other main Centres and numerous halls and community venues in the Borough. Originally named Sutton College of Liberal Arts, the College changed its name to Sutton College of Learning for Adults in 2001 and is one of very few Adult and Community Learning services in the country to have its own purpose-built centre. There are over 1000 courses to choose from, and in addition to these, we also work closely with community groups, taking classes to people where they cannot get to us. e.g. in Hospitals and Day-Centres, and directly working with local neighbourhoods and communities. The philosophy behind the success of the College rests on the belief that learning is for life. We believe that new skills can be learned at any age, and students can progress and develop in their chosen subject to a high level of competency, whatever their reasons for studying. At least a third of the programme leads to a qualification and the College offers opportunities with over 50 exam boards. Students who do not take exams demonstrate their skills and value their learning in many other ways. Arts and Craft students frequently exhibit and sell their work, while Music and Dance students often make public performances. More than 12,000 individual learners enjoyed classes with us last year – we hope you will find something of interest in our programme and look forward to you joining us.

How to apply

If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Sutton College of Learning for Adults - SCOLA directly.

Last updated date: 12 December 2016
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