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 2019. 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

Annual Report 2018-2019

Annual Report 2018-2019 front cover

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 cathy.colsell@buckinghamshire.gov.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

English and maths GCSE

Our fast-track English and maths GCSE courses will be starting again this September from our centres in Aylesbury and High Wycombe. If you are interested in joining an English or maths GCSE course, you will need to first complete an ARE YOU READY FOR GCSE? assessment. This will be made up of online tasks and, […]

Advert to promote English Summer School 2020
English Summer School | 3-28 August 2020

If you need to achieve a Functional Skills Level 1 or Level 2 this summer, then our intensive course could be just what you’re looking for. Find out more here

Summer School Programme 2020 advert
Coming Soon | August Summer Schools

Visit our website on Thursday 9 July when we will launch our programme of Summer Schools for August 2020. We have a wide range of online and face-to-face classes in a variety of subjects including: Creative Writing, Drawing and Painting, First Aid, French, Gardening, Italian, Pottery, Pilates, Sign Language, Stained and Fused Glass, Yoga and […]