Top five courses for adults this Christmas

Trafford College has released its top five courses for grown-ups this Christmas, with many that are free and available to study at home. 

Whether you’re looking for self-improvement or to make career gains, the courses could be the signal the start of a New Year and new you as we finally shut the door on 2020. 

Classes are available at local community centres as well as in College, with several taking place around working hours to suit even the busiest of schedules. 

1.    Best for family mediation – Counselling  

We all know what it’s like in the run-up to Christmas with families falling in and out. Government guidance states only three households can get together, but how do you let the others down? What about those living on their own or in need at this time of year? The College’s range of counselling courses from its Adult Guide could give you a head start or help you through a new career. 

2.    Best for skilling up at work – Digital Skills  

With eight out of every ten jobs now asking for digital skills, the start of 2021 could be the perfect time to level up your use of technology. Get ahead in your chosen career or look for a new job with this free six-week Distance Learning Course designed to develop your digital literacy skills.  

3.    Best for looking after yourself – Wellbeing  

Want to know how you best to look after yourself and others, either at home, within the community or in the workplace? Workshops are available on how to give wellbeing a boost through the College’s community learning team by contacting This would make a great Christmas gift. 

4.    Best for teaching the kids – Online Family Learning 

Free Online Family Learning courses available to study at home, offer parents and carers support in teaching children maths, English or IT. There’s even a course about how best to budget – and you don’t have to spend a penny to learn how to do it.  

5.    Best for changing lives – Health and Social Care  

Whether you’re looking for a career change or to further your knowledge about people with learning difficulties, children or seniors in society, Trafford College’s Distance Learning Guide has 15 free courses available to study remotely. 

Trafford College’s Distance Learning Courses are all free of charge as well as many Community Courses. For a full list of what is available, please visit Trafford College’s website at and visit Distance Learning and the Adult Guide for details.