About Hillcroft Women's Education

Hillcroft Women's Education is a vibrant and innovative residential education programme for women aged 19+ in the Kingston and Surbiton area. Set in three acres of secluded woodland gardens, and only three minutes’ walk from Surbiton station (which is 15–20 minutes from Waterloo, Central London), RHACC's Hillcroft campus is the ideal setting for you to focus on your future.  

There are lots of exciting courses on offer for women aged 19+ who wish to improve:

  • job opportunities
  • help children with homework
  • gain confidence
  • grow self-esteem
  • improve life choices

No formal entry qualifications are required to start many of the courses.

Frequently Asked Questions:

There is a small enrolment fee of £20 for most courses with the exception of Skills for Life (Numeracy, Literacy) which is free. Enrolment fees should be paid when you submit your application form to secure your place on the course. Many students may be able to receive special bursaries to childcare provision and travel costs if they meet the eligibility criteria. If you don’t meet the criteria we have several affordable options available to you.

Women aged 19 or over who have been resident in the UK for the last 3 years. To qualify for a bursary you must have settled status, have been in the UK for the last 3 years and have not attended an Institution for Higher Education or completed a degree in the UK, EU or overseas.

Tuition fees are free for those on means-tested benefits. You may need to take out a loan to enrol on a Level 3 course unless you are under the age of 25 and have not previously studied at Level 3 (qualifications like A Levels). Women who have been granted refugee status can also be eligible. 

RHACC provides childcare through offsite Ofsted registered childminders (ages 3 months to 11 years). Please contact us to discuss your childcare requirements.