Welcome to Hillcroft

Thank you for your interest in studying with us.

We're a little bit different from other Colleges because we specialise in intensive, residential education designed specifically for women aged 19 plus.

We're a small College where the friendly staff team really understands the needs of women learners and provides a wide range of wrap-around support to help you focus on achieving your potential

Hillcroft has recently been immortalised into the history of ITV's Downton Abbey in episode 4 series 6. Actress Samantha Bond playing Lady Rosamund Painswick talks of her trusteeship to Lady Edith Crawley, played by Laura Carmichael at the then new College for women, Hillcroft in 1920.

Hillcroft continues it work to empower women to better their lives.

Start your own learning journey today - we look forward to welcoming you.

Open Days take place every Thursday 10am to 1pm

Contact: 02083992688 or email enquires@hillcroft.ac.uk.

2016 Hillcroft Courses


Hillcroft College, South Bank Surbiton, SurreyKT6 6DF United Kingdom

Starting Points 4

A three day course to assess your skills, introduce you to Hillcroft and help you plan your learning.
Course runs from April 8, 2016 to April 10, 2016

Hillcroft College, South Bank Surbiton, SurreyKT6 6DF United Kingdom

Starting Points 5

A three day course to assess your skills, introduce you to Hillcroft and help you plan your learning.
Course runs from May 20, 2016 to May 22, 2016

Hillcroft College, South Bank Surbiton, SurreyKT6 6DF United Kingdom

Dyslexia / Dyspraxia 5: Loving Words

Learn how to enjoy words, and expand your vocabulary.
Course runs from March 4, 2016 to March 6, 2016

Hillcroft College, South Bank Surbiton, SurreyKT6 6DF United Kingdom

Dyslexia / Dyspraxia 6: Understanding Dyslexia & Dyspraxia

If you have dyslexia -dyspraxia you will learn differently from others. Find out how you learn and explore your challenges and your talents
Course runs from April 15, 2016 to April 16, 2016

Hillcroft College, South Bank Surbiton, SurreyKT6 6DF United Kingdom

Dyslexia / Dyspraxia 7: Reading

Would you like to improve your reading? This course will help you to discover strategies for reading for pleasure, study or work.
Course runs from May 13, 2016 to May 15, 2016

Hillcroft College, South Bank Surbiton, SurreyKT6 6DF United Kingdom

Dyslexia / Dyspraxia 8: Writing and Spelling

Unlock the creativity that comes with Dyslexia and Dyspraxia and learn some spelling strategies
Course runs from June 3, 2016 to June 5, 2016

Hillcroft College, South Bank Surbiton, SurreyKT6 6DF United Kingdom

Dyslexia / Dyspraxia 9: Creativity

Discover and extend your creativity in art, crafts writing or lateral thinking - surprise yourself!
Course runs from June 17, 2016 to June 19, 2016

Hillcroft College, South Bank Surbiton, SurreyKT6 6DF United Kingdom

Dyslexia / Dyspraxia 10: Dyslexia / Dyspraxia & Maths

How to understand and remember key techniques in Maths
Course runs from July 1, 2016 to July 3, 2016

Hillcroft College, South Bank Surbiton, SurreyKT6 6DF United Kingdom

Supporting Your Dyslexic / Dyspraxic Child

This course is for mothers and their children who are, or may be, dyslexic or dyspraxic. Find effective ways to support your child to maintain their confidence and achieve their full potential.
Course runs from May 31, 2016 to June 3, 2016

Hillcroft College, South Bank Surbiton, SurreyKT6 6DF United Kingdom

ESOL: Preparation for Study

This 7 part course will help your to develop your reading & writing skills. It will cover grammar, punctuation and spellings. You will increase your vocabulary and improve your computer skills. To support your studies between each part you can use our Learning Resources Centre and our online resources from home.
Course runs from Jan. 18, 2016 to March 22, 2016

Hillcroft College, South Bank Surbiton, SurreyKT6 6DF United Kingdom

ESOL: Preparation for Work

This course has 7 parts and you will need to attend for 2 days every other week. To support your studies between each part you can use our Learning Resource Centre and our online resources from home.
Course runs from April 11, 2016 to June 14, 2016

Hillcroft College, South Bank Surbiton, SurreyKT6 6DF United Kingdom

ESOL: English through Art

This course will bring out your creative side. The class activities will include discussions, pair and group work, a presentation, a photographic project and a visit to London.
Course runs from May 31, 2016 to June 3, 2016

Hillcroft College, South Bank Surbiton, SurreyKT6 6DF United Kingdom

ESOL Summer School

This course will focus on developing your speaking & listening skills.
Course runs from July 22, 2016 to July 29, 2016

Hillcroft College, South Bank Surbiton, SurreyKT6 6DF United Kingdom

Future Proof - English and Maths

10 week part-time course to improve your English and Maths.
Course runs from Jan. 13, 2016 to March 24, 2016

Hillcroft College, South Bank Surbiton, SurreyKT6 6DF United Kingdom

English: Spelling, Grammar & Punctuation 2

A three day course to improve key skills in English.
Course runs from Feb. 26, 2016 to Feb. 28, 2016

Hillcroft College, South Bank Surbiton, SurreyKT6 6DF United Kingdom

English: Creative Readers 2

A 3 day course to improve English reading skills.
Course runs from March 11, 2016 to March 13, 2016

Hillcroft College, South Bank Surbiton, SurreyKT6 6DF United Kingdom

English: Winning Writers

A 3 day course to improve English writing skills.
Course runs from April 22, 2016 to April 24, 2016

Hillcroft College, South Bank Surbiton, SurreyKT6 6DF United Kingdom

English: Powerful Presenters 2

A 3 day course to improve English speaking and listening skills.
Course runs from May 6, 2016 to May 8, 2016

Hillcroft College, South Bank Surbiton, SurreyKT6 6DF United Kingdom

English: Functional Readers 2

A 3 day course to improve English reading skills.
Course runs from May 20, 2016 to May 22, 2016

Hillcroft College, South Bank Surbiton, SurreyKT6 6DF United Kingdom

English: Writing for Organisers 2

A 3 day course to improve English writing skills.
Course runs from June 3, 2016 to June 5, 2016

Hillcroft College, South Bank Surbiton, SurreyKT6 6DF United Kingdom

English: Revolutionary Readers 2

A 3 day course to improve English reading skills.
Course runs from June 17, 2016 to June 19, 2016

Hillcroft College, South Bank Surbiton, SurreyKT6 6DF United Kingdom

English: Ideas & Language 2

A 3 day course to improve English writing skills.
Course runs from July 1, 2016 to July 3, 2016

Hillcroft College, South Bank Surbiton, SurreyKT6 6DF United Kingdom

Maths: Fraction Fitness 2

A 3 day course to improve fractional number skills in Maths.
Course runs from March 4, 2016 to March 6, 2016

Hillcroft College, South Bank Surbiton, SurreyKT6 6DF United Kingdom

Maths: Measuring Success 2

A three day course to develop your measuring skills for Maths.
Course runs from March 18, 2016 to March 20, 2016

Hillcroft College, South Bank Surbiton, SurreyKT6 6DF United Kingdom

Maths: Data Delights

A 3 day course to improve statistics skills in Maths.
Course runs from April 15, 2016 to April 17, 2016

Hillcroft College, South Bank Surbiton, SurreyKT6 6DF United Kingdom

Maths: Measuring Health 2

A 3 day course to improve measurement skills in Maths, with a health focus.
Course runs from April 29, 2016 to May 1, 2016

Hillcroft College, South Bank Surbiton, SurreyKT6 6DF United Kingdom

Maths: Time and Money 2

A 3 day course to improve practical Maths skills with money and time.
Course runs from May 13, 2016 to May 15, 2016

Hillcroft College, South Bank Surbiton, SurreyKT6 6DF United Kingdom

Maths: To Infinity and Beyond 2

A three day course to improve your number and statistics skills in Maths.
Course runs from June 10, 2016 to June 12, 2016

Hillcroft College, South Bank Surbiton, SurreyKT6 6DF United Kingdom

Maths: Beyond Average 2

A 3 day course to improve statistics skills in Maths.
Course runs from June 24, 2016 to June 26, 2016

Hillcroft College, South Bank Surbiton, SurreyKT6 6DF United Kingdom

The Next Level - English and Maths

10 week part-time course to improve your English and Maths.
Course runs from April 13, 2016 to June 24, 2016

Hillcroft College, South Bank Surbiton, SurreyKT6 6DF United Kingdom

Introduction to Confidence Building

This is a short course in which you can explore issues that may inhibit your personal growth and find strategies for dealing with them.
Course runs from Jan. 22, 2016 to April 24, 2016

Hillcroft College, South Bank Surbiton, SurreyKT6 6DF United Kingdom

Introduction to Confidence Building

This is a short course in which you can explore issues that may inhibit your personal growth and find strategies for dealing with them.
Course runs from April 15, 2016 to April 17, 2016

Hillcroft College, South Bank Surbiton, SurreyKT6 6DF United Kingdom

Mindfulness and Meditation

This is a short course in which you can explore issues that may inhibit your personal growth and find strategies for dealing with them.
Course runs from June 3, 2016 to June 5, 2016

Hillcroft College, South Bank Surbiton, SurreyKT6 6DF United Kingdom

Improving Productivity Using IT - Level 1

Using the skills, knowledge and techniques gained on the following courses: Word Processing Software level 1 Presentation Software Level 1 Spreadsheet Software Level 1 You will work independently to complete an assignment over the duration of the weekend.
Course runs from March 18, 2016 to March 20, 2016

Hillcroft College, South Bank Surbiton, SurreyKT6 6DF United Kingdom

Improving Productivity Using IT - Level 2

Using Word, Excel & PowerPoint at level 2, you will complete a mini project.
Course runs from May 31, 2016 to June 3, 2016

Hillcroft College, South Bank Surbiton, SurreyKT6 6DF United Kingdom

Presentation Software - Level 1

Using Microsoft PowerPoint 2013, you will further develop the skills, knowledge and techniques gained at level 1 to produce more advanced presentations.
Course runs from Feb. 26, 2016 to Feb. 28, 2016

Hillcroft College, South Bank Surbiton, SurreyKT6 6DF United Kingdom

Presentation Software - Level 2

Using Microsoft PowerPoint 2013, you will further develop the skills, knowledge and techniques gained at level 1 to produce more advanced presentations.
Course runs from April 15, 2016 to April 24, 2016

Hillcroft College, South Bank Surbiton, SurreyKT6 6DF United Kingdom

Spreadsheets Software - Level 1

Using Microsoft Excel 2013, gain the skills, knowledge and techniques required to produce numerical documents and produce charts.
Course runs from March 11, 2016 to March 13, 2016

Hillcroft College, South Bank Surbiton, SurreyKT6 6DF United Kingdom

Spreadsheets Software - Level 2

Using Microsoft PowerPoint 2013, you will further develop the skills, knowledge and techniques gained at level 1 to produce more advanced numerical documents.
Course runs from May 6, 2016 to May 15, 2016

Hillcroft College, South Bank Surbiton, SurreyKT6 6DF United Kingdom

Website Software - Level 1

This is an introductory course to web design. Gain the skills and knowledge required to plan and create your own website.
Course runs from June 20, 2016 to June 24, 2016

Hillcroft College, South Bank Surbiton, SurreyKT6 6DF United Kingdom

Word Processing - Level 1

Using Microsoft Word 2013, gain the skills, knowledge and techniques required to produce text documents.
Course runs from Feb. 5, 2016 to Feb. 7, 2016

Hillcroft College, South Bank Surbiton, SurreyKT6 6DF United Kingdom

Word Processing Software - Level 2

Using Microsoft Word 2013, you will further develop the skills, knowledge and techniques gained at level 1 to produce more advanced text documents.
Course runs from April 5, 2016 to April 8, 2016

Hillcroft College, South Bank Surbiton, SurreyKT6 6DF United Kingdom

Digital Filmmaking - Documentary

For women who want to learn how to make a short documentary.
Course runs from June 13, 2016 to June 17, 2016

Hillcroft College, South Bank Surbiton, SurreyKT6 6DF United Kingdom

Introduction to Digital Filmmaking

This is an introduction to filmmaking.
Course runs from April 8, 2016 to April 10, 2016

Hillcroft College, South Bank Surbiton, SurreyKT6 6DF United Kingdom

Digital Storytelling

Do you have a story you’d like to tell? This course offers women the chance to create a personal story using a variety of resources.
Course runs from March 4, 2016 to March 6, 2016

Hillcroft College, South Bank Surbiton, SurreyKT6 6DF United Kingdom

Digital Photography & Photoshop - Level 1

Further develop the photography skills gained on the Introduction to Digital Photography course.
Course runs from Feb. 12, 2016 to Feb. 14, 2016

Hillcroft College, South Bank Surbiton, SurreyKT6 6DF United Kingdom

Access to HE (Humanities & Social Sciences)

The Access to HE diploma is a full level 3 programme for learners who do not have a full level 3 such as A levels or BTEC ND or who have not been in education for a number of years and wish to gain entry to University. This course will provide you with a good grounding in a range of academic subjects and enable you to have flexibility in your university choices. The main subjects are: English literature; psychology; history; sociology.
Course runs from Sept. 14, 2015 to June 29, 2016

Hillcroft College, South Bank Surbiton, SurreyKT6 6DF United Kingdom

Access to HE (Health & Human Sciences)

The Access to HE diploma is a full level 3 programme for learners who do not have a full level 3 such as A levels or BTEC ND or who have not been in education for a number of years and wish to gain entry to University. This course will provide you with a good grounding in a range of health and science subjects and enable you to have flexibility in your university choices. The main subjects are: integrated science (biochemistry and biology), human science (physiology) and health, nutrition and psychology units.
Course runs from Sept. 16, 2015 to July 1, 2016

Hillcroft College, South Bank Surbiton, SurreyKT6 6DF United Kingdom

Pre Access (Group A - Mon-Wed)

If university is your goal and you do not yet meet the entry requirement for the Access to HE Diploma then this Pre-Access course is for you.
Course runs from Sept. 21, 2015 to March 23, 2016

Hillcroft College, South Bank Surbiton, SurreyKT6 6DF United Kingdom

Pre Access (Group B - Wed-Fri)

If university is your goal and you do not yet meet the entry requirement for the Access to HE Diploma then this Pre-Access course is for you.
Course runs from Sept. 23, 2015 to March 25, 2016

Hillcroft College, South Bank Surbiton, SurreyKT6 6DF United Kingdom

GCSE English

GCSE English currently offered as an additionality to the Pre-Access course only, not as a standalone course. If however you would like to study GCSE English at Hillcroft we would like to hear from you! Please register your interest with us by contacting us by one of these methods: enquiry@hillcroft.ac.uk 020 8399 2688
Course runs from Sept. 21, 2015 to June 10, 2016

Hillcroft College, South Bank Surbiton, SurreyKT6 6DF United Kingdom

GCSE Maths

GCSE Maths currently offered as an additionality to the Pre-Access course only, not as a standalone course. If however you would like to study GCSE Maths at Hillcroft we would like to hear from you! Please register your interest with us by contacting us by one of these methods: enquiry@hillcroft.ac.uk 020 8399 2688
Course runs from Sept. 21, 2015 to June 10, 2016

Hillcroft College, South Bank Surbiton, SurreyKT6 6DF United Kingdom

Functional Skills English - Pre-Access

This course is only available as an additionality to Pre Access.
Course runs from Sept. 21, 2015 to March 25, 2016

Hillcroft College, South Bank Surbiton, SurreyKT6 6DF United Kingdom

Functional Skills English - Access

The aim of this course is to provide an additional opportunity for Access learners to upgrade their English skills to L2.
Course runs from Nov. 20, 2015 to June 29, 2016

Hillcroft College, South Bank Surbiton, SurreyKT6 6DF United Kingdom

Functional Skills Maths - Pre-Access

This course is only available as an additionality to Pre Access.
Course runs from Sept. 21, 2015 to March 25, 2016

Hillcroft College, South Bank Surbiton, SurreyKT6 6DF United Kingdom

Functional Skills Maths - Access

The aim of this course is to provide an additional opportunity for Access learners to upgrade their Maths skills to L2.
Course runs from Nov. 11, 2015 to June 29, 2016

Hillcroft College, South Bank Surbiton, SurreyKT6 6DF United Kingdom

Level 3 Diploma in Massage Therapy

This course intends to introduce to the practical skills and knowledge involved in massage therapy. The course will furnish you with the skills needed to work in the industry as a massage therapist. You will learn about the different types of massage, health and safety and hygiene among other essential knowledge. You will work on clients to become confident with the skills learnt.
Course runs from Oct. 26, 2015 to June 20, 2016

Hillcroft College, South Bank Surbiton, SurreyKT6 6DF United Kingdom

Level 3 Diploma in Massage Therapy

This course intends to introduce the practical skills and knowledge involved in massage therapy. The course will furnish you with the skills needed to work in the industry as a massage therapist. You will learn about different types of massage, health, safety and hygiene plus other essential knowledge. You will work on clients to become confident with the skills learnt.
Course runs from Feb. 15, 2016 to July 29, 2016

Hillcroft College, South Bank Surbiton, SurreyKT6 6DF United Kingdom

Introduction to Massage Therapy - 5 - 7 Feb 2016

Find out if Massage Therapy is the course for you. An introduction to some basic massage movements and related theory
Course runs from Feb. 5, 2016 to Feb. 7, 2016

Course Levels

The courses at Hillcroft are taught by adults, for adults.

This means that you will be treated with respect and courtesy throughout your stay no matter how long you are here.

The length of our courses vary from a weekend, 4 week days or 3-6 months so you can choose the course that suites you best.

We specialise in helping adults learn, including courses for women with dyslexia and learning difficulties.

Click on the categories above to take a look at our latest upcoming courses.



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