Three students drawing storyboard

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 and Sidney.

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, math and computer studies
  • CLP offers online courses, including:
    • MATH 052, MATH 053, MATH 072 and MATH 073.
    • ENGL 050, ENGL 070, ENGL 092

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.

Beacon Community Services
9860 Third St. Sidney, BC
Contact:   Jennifer Freeman
jfreeman@beaconcs.ca  | 250-655-5311

What we offer

  • COMP 030 and COMP 040
  • Math and English Upgrading TBA

Bridges for Women Society
Two locations: Victoria and Westshore
info@bfws.ca | 250-385-7410

Who we serve: Women with histories of trauma and abuse

What we offer

  • COMP 030 and COMP 040
  • ENGL 023 to ENGL 092 Offerings may vary
  • MATH 021 to MATH 026 Victoria only
Island Community Mental Health
Victoria West
info@icmha.ca | 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

  • COMP 030 and COMP 040
  • ENGL 022 to ENGL 094
  • MATH 023 to MATH 026
Saanich Adult Education Centre
Tsartlip First Nation near Brentwood
Contact: Wendy McDonald
CLPinfo@camosun.ca | 250-544-2192

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
Contact: Wendy McDonald
CLPinfo@camosun.ca | 250-544-2192

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 021 to ENGL 094
  • MATH 021 to MATH 026