Learning for Personal Development - Buckinghamshire Adult Learning

Learning for Personal Development

Learning for Personal Development

Art & Photography

Our art courses cover a wide variety of media and techniques including drawing for beginners or exploring acrylics, through to advanced painting for individual projects. We have photography courses for beginners, improvers and creative techniques.

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Cookery & Cake Decorating

We offer a variety of cookery courses including Thai, Dishes from Around the World and Ways to Cook Fish, and popular cake decorating courses such as Novelty and Celebration Cakes.

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Creative Writing

We have a dynamic programme of creative writing courses ranging from Find Your Writing Voice to Writing and Illustrating Children’s Books.

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Floristry & Flower Arranging

You will learn the basic rules and techniques of floristry and you can also create flower arrangements for special events such as weddings and Christmas

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Health,  Dance, Fitness and Complementary Therapies

Improve your health and wellbeing by staying active. We offer Stay Fit classes, Pilates, Yoga and Tai Chi. We also offer Body Massage and Meditation.

Home Improvements & Gardening

Learn how to redecorate your home using the latest interior design techniques or develop a planting design for your garden.

Information & Communications Technology (ICT)

Our ICT courses enable you to improve your skills for work or learn basic computer skills.

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Jewellery Making

Learn how to make silver jewellery using a range of metalworking techniques and other materials such as stones or beads.

Languages & Lip-Reading

We teach a range of foreign languages from beginner to advanced level, including French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Deaf Awareness and British Sign Language.


We offer music courses such as Guitar (for all levels).

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Pottery & Ceramics

Our popular pottery courses will give you a working knowledge in all aspects of the potter’s craft from slab building, moulding, coiling, pinching, modelling and throwing. We also offer Advanced Ceramics and Raku courses.


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Sewing & Textiles

Our sewing and textiles courses range from Hand Embroidery and Patchwork to Sewing and Garment Making.

Special Interest

We offer a range of special interest topics, such as Bridge.

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Stained Glass & Other Crafts

Our Stained Glass and Fused Glass courses give you the opportunity to gain knowledge and experience of a wide range of glass techniques and design.

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Learn and improve your skills in practical upholstery using your own furniture projects.