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"Peter Symonds is a vibrant and positive place to study, maximising students’ academic potential and ensuring that students’ talents are nurtured."


AHED is the Adult and Higher Education division of Peter Symonds College. We offer a diverse selection of courses to suit all levels of learners, from introductory courses right through to degrees, providing students with clear progression routes within their chosen subject area. Peter Symonds College is rated Outstanding by Ofsted and our Higher Education programmes are UK Quality Assured by the QAA following our successful review in 2015. In 2018 AHED was praised by Office for Students and given the Teaching Excellence Framework Silver Award.'
In March 2008 the College was graded "outstanding" by Ofsted. At the end of the visit the inspectors commented that they had never participated in an inspection with such outstanding findings.
Below are just a few of the reasons why you should study with us:
Exceptional Support:

'We take great care to offer and provide support to all students to ensure that they have every opportunity to successfully achieve their chosen qualification. We have a dedicated Study Support department, who will provide the support required in order to meet your needs. The Student Support Manager and course tutors are also available to provide you with additional help, guidance and advice.'

Counting in Ones:
We are committed to helping each individual student achieve their goals. We are here to acknowledge you aspirations, assist you in your application and celebrate your achievements. We will provide constructive feedback, be available for discussions on your assignments and your progress and identify areas for improvements.
Excellent Facilities:
We have classrooms equipped to the standard one would expect from a higher education establishment. We can also offer parking facilities, on a first come first served basis and have our very own coffee shop, providing you with a selection of beverages and highly sort after cake.
Experienced and Committed Staff:
AHED staff are all well qualified and many of them continue to be practitioners in their own field of expertise. This means that their skills and experience remain current and that they can supplement their teaching with real life examples. Some staff are also engaged in research within their field of professional practice.
A Commitment to Student Progression:
The curriculum at AHED has been developed to enable students to progress from introductory courses right through to full honours degrees. The staff aim to equip all students with the skills and knowledge to enable them to progress to the next level of qualification..
Student Support and Advice:
We have a dedicated team to offer Information, Advice and Guidance to all students on a range of topics for example we are able to assist students in identifying the best way of funding their course.

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Peter Symonds College Adult & Higher Education Division (AHED) is based on Stoney Lane, Winchester (about a mile from the Sixth Form College). Winchester was once the capital of England and is a vibrant and bustling city. Rich with history, ancient architecture and, of course, one truly spectacular cathedral, it has a huge amount to offer. This culturally rich medieval city is surrounded by idyllic Hampshire villages and the fabulous rolling countryside of the South Downs National Park. It also offers a stream of seasonal and cultural events such as the Hat Fair, where the town comes alive with street performers and music and fun and the spectacular Christmas market and ice rink.

We are situated within walking distance to Winchester train station (approx. 25 miniutes - 1.2 miles) and there are good bus transport links locally, including a park and ride scheme.

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Open days

We host a number of Open Events throughout the year, enabling students to have a look around the campus and meet course tutors. Our 2019 Open Events are:

  • Wednesday 27th March 4.30-7pm
  • Wednesday 12th June 4.30-7pm
  • Monday 1st July 4.30-7pm
  • Tuesday 3rd September 4-7pm
  • Wednesday 4th September 2-5pm
  • Tuesday 10th September 4-7pm

Contact details

Stoney Lane,
SO22 6DR
01962 886166
01962 889540