Adults can also study for a qualification, including GCSEs, A Levels, vocational Diplomas and Higher Education qualifications such as Degrees, Foundation Degrees, HNDs and HNCs.

English and Maths

We teach GCSE English and Maths and we also offer Functional Skills qualifications for adults who want to develop the skills they need for everyday life, such as reading, writing and maths. These qualifications can also boost your CV or help you move on to further study. We also offer English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). Find these courses in the course search.

A Levels and vocational qualifications

In addition to the courses for adults listed in this brochure you can apply to study the courses we provide for school leavers aged 16-18, but you will need to contact our Admissions team to discuss the possibility of joining these courses. We deliver a wide range of A Levels as well as excellent vocational qualifications. You can find more information about these courses in the school leavers section of this website or in our prospectus for school leavers.

In Partnership with Plymouth University

In Partnership with Plymouth University

Higher Education 

Adults can study a range of university level programmes at Strode, including a BA (Hons) Degree, Foundation DegreesHigher National Diplomas (HND), Higher National Certificates (HNC)higher level professional qualifications and Higher Apprenticeships.

We also offer pre-degree courses for those who would like to study at a higher level in the future, but have not gained the relevant qualifications. Our Degrees and Foundation Degrees are accredited by Plymouth University. Our HNDs and HNCs are accredited by Pearson.



Course levels

All qualification-based courses are categorised into levels; they progress from Entry Level to Level 6. When you apply to join a course we will discuss your prior qualifications and their level to make sure you are eligible for the course you have chosen and we will also check what fees you will need to pay. Find out more about course levels. 

Working with Business

We also offer a range of adult training and support for businesses.


We deliver a wide range of Apprenticeship training for people aged 16 and over.