Information, Advice and Guidance - Buckinghamshire Adult Learning

Information, Advice and Guidance

Information, Advice and Guidance

At Adult Learning we are committed to providing you with high quality information and advice about learning opportunities with us. We will also signpost you to other agencies like the National Careers Service, which offers free guidance to adults relating to learning and work.

Are you thinking of enrolling on one of our courses?

For each course we provide a Course Information Sheet (CIS) to help you pick the right course for you. The CIS will tell you if you need any skills, experience or qualifications to join the course or if it is for complete beginners. It will also give you details of what you can expect to learn and if you need to bring anything with you to your first class.

To access a CIS online, click on Courses. Once you have found a course that you are interested in, you will see the course information displayed on the screen. If you don’t find all the information you need, please phone us on 01296 382403 and our staff will answer your questions or put you in touch with our curriculum specialists for further information or advice.

Health and wellbeing support

For help and support with your health and wellbeing, please contact Live Well, Stay Well Bucks for advice

Not sure which course to pick? Why don't you...

Have a look through our brochure which provides introductions to the different subject areas that we offer.

Phone us on 01296 382403 or email studentenquiries@buckinghamshire.gov.uk
We are here to provide you with free and impartial information and advice about learning opportunities that may suit you.

If you would like to improve your English or Maths, phone us on 01494 475975 or 01296 398957. We ask you to come and meet us before starting a course as this helps us make sure that the course is right for you.

Changes to funding for learners living in Greater London Authority

From 1 August, 2019, there are changes to how we are funded. Nine areas in England will control their own funding. In Buckinghamshire, the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) will continue to manage our funding. This means we need to bid for funding to be able to offer learning to residents who live outside of Buckinghamshire.

Our main objective is to provide adult education to residents of Buckinghamshire. We do have a small number of learners who live outside of the county and attend our courses. The Greater London Authority (GLA) has said this number is too low for us to bid for funding from them.

This means that residents in the GLA area are not eligible for concessions for courses in Buckinghamshire. You are still very welcome to enrol but you will have to pay the full fee. If you would like to discuss further, please contact our customer services team on 01296 382403.

If you would like to use funding through the GLA, they will be able to provide information on Adult Learning providers in your local area.

Contact details are; Telephone 020 7983 4000  Website: https://www.london.gov.uk

Try out some courses free…

  • In March and November each year we run a ‘Try It, Love it, Learn it’ week, which gives you the chance to come along to an existing class and try it for free. This offer is available on a range of art and craft, language, fitness, health and leisure courses and is advertised well in advance on the homepage of the website.
  • If you would like to join a language class, book a place on a free ‘find your level’ session that runs each September. For more information, phone 01296 382403.

Other learning providers for adults in Buckinghamshire

If we don’t offer what you are looking for you can find out more information about education in Buckinghamshire.

Adviza
For guidance to help you make decisions about learning and work visit the Adviza website which supports young people and adults and provides information on behalf of the National Careers Service in Buckinghamshire. They can also be contacted on phone 0118 402 7050 or email info@adviza.org.uk

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