School of Access Community Learning

The community is your campus. As well as offering programs on both the Lansdowne and Interurban campuses, the School of Access offers courses at several off-campus locations around Victoria.

Learn in a welcoming environment

Community Learning Partnerships (CLP)

Feeling unsure about returning to school? Community Learning Partnerships (CLP), a department of the School of Access, takes education to community-based sites to make it easier to begin or return to learning.

Students learn in a comfortable environment with other adults who share similar backgrounds and get help from friendly and compassionate Camosun instructors and staff. CLP can be a starting point in getting ready to transfer to on-campus college programs.

  • CLP offers Academic Upgrading and College Preparatory courses in English and math
  • CLP offers online, blended, and in-person courses including:
    • ENGL 022, ENGL 023, ENGL 024, ENGL 025, ENGL 033, ENGL 050, ENGL 070, ENGL 092, ENGL 094 and  ENGL 095
    • MATH 021, MATH 022, MATH 023, MATH 024, MATH 025, MATH 026, MATH 052, MATH 053, MATH 072, and MATH 073

Learn in an Indigenous community

We work with the Saanich Adult Education Centre and Victoria Native Friendship Centre in providing a culturally friendly and supportive learning environment. CLP also partners with Eyēʔ Sqȃ’lewen, Centre for Indigenous Education & Community Connections in supporting Indigenous student success with tutoring, advising, counselling, and referrals.

Natsamaht Indigenous place and Totem pole on campus

Learn in your own community

We work with local agencies to provide educational opportunities for their clients within the familiar community environment

Local AgencyDescription

Bridges for Women Society
Two locations: Victoria and Westshore | 250-385-7410

Who we serve: Self-identified women, non-binary people, and two-spirit people who identify with the women's community. We provide trauma-informed counselling and healing-focused pre-employment programs

What we offer

  • ENGL 023 to ENGL 095 
  • MATH 021 to MATH 026 (Victoria only)
Island Community Mental Health
Victoria West | 250-389-1211

Who we serve: Adults aged 19 and over, with services designed to promote hope and recovery and offer people the career and education support needed to achieve success in life.

What we offer

  • ENGL 023 to ENGL 095
  • MATH 021 to MATH 073

Saanich Adult Education Centre - WSANEC School Board

Tsartlip First Nation near Brentwood
Contact: Erica Potvin | 778-476-7141

Who we serve: Members of WSÁNEĆ (Pauquachin, Tsartlip, Tsawout, Tseycum), as well as other Indigenous peoples

What we offer

Victoria Native Friendship Centre
Tillicum area of Victoria | 

Who we serve: Indigenous people living off-reserve in the Greater Victoria area as well as residents from First Nations communities in southern Vancouver Island

What we offer

  • ENGL 023 to ENGL 094
  • MATH 021 to MATH 073