About Buckinghamshire Adult Learning

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

Find out more about us by watching our Learner Induction

If English is not your first language and you would like to read a simplified version of the Learner Induction, please click below:

ESOL Learner Induction

Read our 2017-2018 Annual Report here.

Read our 2017-2018 Self-Assessment Report here.

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

From learner to member of staff. Find out how Cee-on did it!

NEWS

Buckinghamshire Adult Learning launch Supported Internships

We are pleased to announce that we have introduced a Supported Internships scheme, in partnership with Stony Dean School, Amersham, Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust and Adviza. The Buckinghamshire Adult Learning Supported Internship is a partnership venture which prepares young people with disabilities for competitive employment. The first Supported Internship was set up in partnership with De […]

Try It, Love It, Learn It week – 4-8 March 2019

We are again holding our Try It, Love It, Learn It week where you can try an existing adult learning class for FREE. Enrolments open on Monday 4 – Friday 15 February and will be listed on https://www.adultlearningbcc.ac.uk/about-us/tryit/ during these dates. Call 01296 383582 to book your place once you’ve chosen which course you’d like to try. Available […]

Sign a Christmas song

On Wednesday 12 December, our British Sign Language tutor Marie Biswell brought together current and past learners to sign the Shakin’ Stevens’ Christmas song, “Merry Christmas Everyone”. Marie turned 30 in November and decided to celebrate by setting herself 30 challenges in a year to raise money for Sense Holidays and A Different World Festival […]