Boost skills and careers with a part-time course at CRC

Part-time courses at Cambridge Regional College include something for everyone, from DIY and creative leisure classes to career-boosting training and professional qualifications.

Evening class students share the same great facilities as the college’s full-time students, and the inspirational classes have prompted career changes as well as great hobbies – particularly in art.

Professional and management courses at CRC are also very popular, with specialist accounting and HR qualifications much in demand. The college’s part-time level 3 courses in construction provide a great route into a career in the booming sector.

Its award-winning staff include jewellery design lecturer Rebecca Ilett, shortlisted for the John Ruskin Prize 2017 with her concept jewellery piece ‘Spinning Straw to Gold’, which is currently on exhibition at the Museum of Sheffield.

For the practically-inclined, basic bricklaying, plumbing and plastering courses could save money and provide a great feeling of satisfaction of a job well done when it comes to putting the skills learned into practice.

The college’s CELTA courses – Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults – are increasingly popular, with students going on to jobs across the world, as well as in Cambridge. Local language schools are a big part of the Cambridge economy and CELTA is a highly regarded qualification, which can be studied online or in the classroom at CRC.

CRC’s CELTA students keep in long-term touch through Facebook, posting job opportunities and sharing information and advice. And the feedback on the course is excellent. It can even lead to a completely new career – recent inquiries include people in their 50s looking for a change.

One of the college’s key messages is ‘great careers start here’ – and its accredited part-time training can launch careers and increase skills for better job prospects. This year, courses include a 10-week course in bridal hair, a City & Guilds qualification in bench joinery, an 18-week diploma in beauty therapy, and an 18-week Personal Trainer Certificate course.

For more information on all part-time courses click here.

For more information, please contact Lynn O’Shea, Cambridge Regional College Press Officer, on 01223 418773 or email

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