About Us

Welcome to Buckinghamshire Adult Learning

At Buckinghamshire Adult Learning we provide inclusive learning opportunities to promote wellbeing and inspire people living or working in Buckinghamshire to achieve their potential.

With over 1,500 courses to choose from there is something to suit everyone, from all ages, walks of life and abilities. Whether you’re a beginner or want to improve your skills, gain a long desired qualification or just fancy trying a new hobby we’ve got a course for you.

We are the main provider of part-time learning opportunities for adults in Buckinghamshire, graded ‘good’ by Ofsted in November 2015. A broad programme of taught courses, workshops and online learning is delivered from almost 140 locations across the county including dedicated Adult Learning centres, schools, community and employer premises.

We provide courses for individuals in all aspects of life, work and leisure. This includes literacy, numeracy, English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), creative studies, ICT, health and fitness, languages, home improvements and gardening. Courses are available daytime, evening and weekends for most of the year.

If you are not sure which is the right course or level for you, or if you have any questions about our courses, come and talk to us face to face at a centre near you or call us on 01296 382403.

See our Learner Gallery here.

You can also take a look at our Inspection Results and Exam Results here: 

Inspection Results
Exam Results

Adult learners

Bespoke Courses

We can organise and tailor a short course to suit your needs which would allow you to learn in a relaxed and fun way with family and friends.

If you have at least five participants and we have one of our qualified specialist tutors available; a short one day Saturday workshop can be arranged for you at one of our Adult Learning Centres.

Maybe you would like to learn how to make a piece of silver jewellery, give a relaxing back massage, make a seasonal floral display or door wreath, learn how to draw and paint or learn the fundamentals of The Alexander Technique, the world is your oyster!

For a five hour workshop each person would pay a minimum of £43.

For more information please contact Cathy Colsell at ccolsell@bucksccgov.uk or call her on 07730 672402.

Feedback from bespoke course, Floristry – Spring and Summer Flowers

What a fabulous way to spend a day!  Our tutor knew so much about her subject and had a warm and welcoming manner, putting everyone instantly at ease. To do a creative course with a group of friends was both informative and entertaining – we gained new skills and a shared experience which we look back on with many happy memories.
Jane, Chalfont St Giles


Apprentices Spaghetti Tower
Bucks Apprentices celebrate National Apprenticeship Week

Apprentices at Buckinghamshire County Council attended a team building away day at Green Park, Aston Clinton, to celebrate National Apprenticeship week 2018 (5-9 March). They spent the morning completing team building activities involving a mixture of creative, team working, problem solving and communication skills. Our apprentices were also tasked with completing a challenge to design […]

Tutor presented with award from the Lord Mayor of London

Upholstery tutor, David James, who has been teaching classes for Buckinghamshire Adult Learning for over 25 years,was presented with a Master Craftsman Award in February by the Lord Mayor of London at the Worshipful Company of Upholders. David was nominated by Philip Wellesley-Davies, who is the Chairman of the Guild of Traditional Upholsterers, of which […]

Try It Week offered to learners in March 2018

Try It Week is back! This year, we have decided to offer learners the chance to try a number of courses for free in March instead of June 2018. The week will run from Monday 5 to Friday 9 March and you will have the opportunity to try a number of courses including languages, creative […]