Adult Learning

We are passionate about learning and believe everyone can enjoy building new skills throughout their lifetime; we offer a number of exciting short courses (distance learning), qualifications and Apprenticeships that can challenge you and help advance your career.

Whether you are looking to complete qualifications in your existing post or ready for a career change contact us to see what options are waiting for you. Whilst our offering is constantly changing, here are some of the common areas in which we support learners and employers:

  • AAT & ACCA Accountancy qualifications
  • Careers in Education
  • Careers in Health Care
  • Careers in Health and Social Care

We are keen to support local businesses and can help you find additional courses to suit the specific needs of your workforce. Please contact us to discuss any training and development requirements of your company and receive advice on current trends and legislation.

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Health and Care

Achieve your Level 2 Care Diploma or Level 3 Adult Care Diploma with Huish or try one of our online short courses to achieve a qualification to support your personal development.

Free Short Courses (Distance Learning)

Gain a Level 2 qualification from your own home with our free distance learning courses. The courses typically take 12-16 weeks to complete but you can learn at a pace to suit you and will be supported throughout by your Assessor.

These qualifications are primarily aimed at those working in Health & Social Care environments but may suit various others including those working in education.

For the majority of these courses you must be 19 years + and have lived in the EU for 3 years.

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If you are currently employed or looking to work in a nursery, school, college (or any other educational environment) we have a variety of options for you.

You could boost your CV by building your expertise on a specific topic area with one of our free short courses. Alternatively we offer Apprenticeships to help you acquire the skills you need to inspire and nurture others. We also offer qualifications that you can complete during employment through part-time classes.

Courses include (but are not limited to):

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ACCA Gold Approved learning partner logoAccountancy (AAT and ACCA)

We are ACCA’s only Gold Approved Learning partner in Somerset recognising the quality of the course we provide and our pass rates.

If you are looking to commence a career or are already employed in Accountancy then an AAT or ACCA qualification might be what you are searching for. These qualifications can be studied alongside employment or as part of an Apprenticeship.

The courses we offer include:

For more information about careers in Accountancy email

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I just wanted to say thank you to you all for getting me my qualification. I’m very happy with where I’ve got to and feel like I’ve learnt so much in the past few years. If I do another course I wouldn’t hesitate to use Richard Huish.


Assistant Accountant Apprentice

I’d like to thank the college and all at the Accountancy team who’ve helped me develop my skills over the past few years. The contact delivery has been brilliant and at a pace that I’ve found very enjoyable and suited to myself. I’m not naturally academic but the topics have been taught in a way that I’ve been able to grasp.

My new job will embrace areas of accountancy that I haven’t yet been able to practice but have been taught during the course and I’m grateful for the knowledge that I can now take into my new role. I am thankful for the college helping me get this far.


ACCA qualification

Why Choose Huish?

Success: We pride ourselves on results that are consistently above national benchmarks and our reputation continues to grow as a provider of high quality education and training.

Community links: We have built up strong links with businesses in the local community to enhance your qualifications and establish work placements.

Finance: By choosing to study locally you will avoid travel and accommodation costs associated with University. Plus, our online courses are free to learners!

Flexibility: Our courses are designed to be suitable for working professionals with a variety of teaching and support options used across our qualifications. We aim to make it possible for you to gain qualifications whilst in employment.

Our team: Our teaching staff have many years of experience working in their fields and lessons are taught in small groups so you can access personalised attention, ask questions and build rapport with your Tutor. Tutors are also available for support and problem solving on a drop-in basis.

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