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PEARL – Part-time Education for Adults Returning to Learn

A website with clear information, advice and support to guide learners through a range of educational opportunities from short, free, online courses through to higher level learning.


Use the ‘Advise me’ tool to get personalised advice on the best options for you.

Browse through the inspirational case studies to see what you too could achieve.

Get all the information you need to get started.

6 new free online courses

Interactive and fun to do courses, each one consists of approximately 15 hours of learning, but can be studied in shorter chunks of time. Learners can collect online badges as they complete each section of a course. These digital badges can be shared with employers and displayed on social media sites. The courses are:

  • Supporting children’s development
  • Introducing practical healthcare
  • Caring for adults
  • Taking part in the voluntary sector
  • Planning a better future
  • Starting your small business

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“I thoroughly enjoyed the course and would recommend it.”

PEARL learner

“The course was easy to follow and flowed well, the mixture of written, visual and audio was useful.”

PEARL learner