About Hillcroft Women's Education

Hillcroft Women's Education is a vibrant and innovative 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:

Most courses have a fee, details of which are shown on the course page on the website and in the course guide. There are also concessions available for eligible learners who meet the funding and residency eligibility criteria. The concession entitles someone to study the course for free.  Women who have been granted refugee status can also be eligible. 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). An enrolment administrator will discuss your individual circumstances with you and will confirm if a fee or concession is applicable to you.

Bursary support is also available for eligible learners with a total gross annual household income under £35,000. The support can assist towards costs such as childcare, course materials and public transport.  See our bursary pages for further details of the support available here

Women aged 19 or over who have been resident in the UK for the last 3 years and/or who have permission to remain in the UK for 12 months from the start of course (dependent on learner postcode).

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