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Mature students often worry they don’t have the required qualifications to gain entry onto one of our courses. UCLan welcomes all adult learners and take into consideration your previous skills and experience instead of the normal entry requirements.

Accreditation of Prior Learning

For students with a sufficient level of past learning from experience level or qualifications we offer an Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) scheme. This enables you to receive recognition and formal credit for learning acquired in the past, through formal study and also work and other life experiences.

Part-time and Evening Study

We know adult learners may have to combine their studies with full-time work commitments. To make the process as easy as possible, UCLan allows local students the opportunity to study at their nearest college. Our partner colleges provide part-time course where you will study alongside full-time students. An increasing number of courses are now also being offered as evening classes.


UCLan offers a high quality, professionally run pre-school centre. There are places for up to 70 children aged six months to seven years. You can call the pre-school centre on +44 (0)1772 892597.

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  • We have a significant number of part-time and full-time students over 21. Whether you want a better job or to study a subject you love we can cater for your needs.

    We offer help and advice to make sure your return to study goes as smoothly as possible. If you are interested in returning to education, please call +44 (0)1772 892400 for advice.

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