Welcome to Buckinghamshire Adult Learning
A broad programme of over 1,500 part-time courses and workshops, delivered from 140 locations across Buckinghamshire, means we have something to suit everyone. Courses range from one-day to one-year and we cover beginner through to advanced levels, offering daytime and evening flexibility.
Our tutors are dedicated and passionate about their subjects. Classes allow you to develop your skills, knowledge and confidence in an environment where both tutors and learners offer support and encouragement.
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Learner on an Interior Design course
I am currently enrolled on the Interior Design for Beginners course on Tuesday mornings at Beaconsfield and run by Emily Moore. Firstly, thanks to all concerned for facilitating the continued face-to-face learning during the pandemic. It has made a huge difference to be able to learn and interact with both Emily and my fellow students. Secondly, I am enjoying the course so much that I have just signed up for the next stage intermediate course in 2021. Emily is an inspirational tutor and I go away from the weekly lessons with an abundance of information, notes and actions which keep me learning.
Learner on an art course
The course I am on is varied and the teacher makes it very interesting. I come to improve my art and to enjoy the company of like minded people.
Learner studying at Amersham ALC
I like learning new things, having a project to work towards. The camaraderie of a class of like minded people and being taught by wonderful tutors. I like the variety of courses, different subjects and length of courses. From weekend to 10 week courses and excellent value for money.
Learner on an Adult and Child Silver Jewellery Making course
On Saturday my 16.5 year old daughter and I attended a silversmithing workshop at Chesham. It was such a lovely day! We learned so much and had such a brilliant day. We really didn’t know what to expect. We were both SO happy with our experience and the rings we made. We would both LOVE to do more with the tutor. She is a great teacher, completely unflappable, patient and very well informed. Money well spent!
Thank you x
Learner on a Positive Pathways course
The whole set up at Bucks Adult Learning is superb. The relaxed atmosphere and the helpfulness of the staff and all the course tutors/assistants all helps towards an excellent learning environment.
Learner on a Stained and Fused Glass course
A hands-on practical course which allows you to learn techniques involved in stained and fused glass. Thoroughly enjoyable – with knowledgeable tutor and good company of other students.
Learner on a bespoke Floristry course
What a fabulous way to spend a day! Our tutor, Gill Booker, 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 with happy memories.
Learner on Watercolour course
The course was very good indeed. The tutor spent considerable time with each learner, not only guiding them, but referring to artists with specific styles where relevant and showing them relevant pictures to motivate them. I had become a little disenchanted with my own artwork and I have returned to my own projects with increased interest and new knowledge. Finally, what a treat to study at such a venue as Waddesdon Manor.
Learner on Advanced Painting course
A huge learning experience, putting into practice all learnt techniques of painting. A very supportive enthusiastic tutor and a very cohesive class. A highlight of my week!
Learner on a Pilates course
LOVE LOVE LOVE Signed up for next term and cannot wait to get started again. Great value for money and have learnt so much. Thank you.
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Congratulations to all our learners who received some fantastic GCSE maths and English results today. 83% received 9-4 grades in maths (13% of these gained 9-7 grades) 80% received 9-4 grades in English (10% of these gained 9-7 grades) Sam was really happy with her grade 6 in English as she’s planning to go into […]
Join our Knit & Stitch Weekend (3 – 4th September 2022) – a range of courses to indulge your love of knitting, crochet, sewing or patchwork & quilting. Workshops include: Saturday 3 September Aran Knitting Crochet Basic Granny Squares Exploring Decorative Embellishments for Garments Using Ribbon, Lace and Other Trims Giant Clamshell Quilt Workshop Machine […]