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.
What We Do
We offer a wide range of courses, including
- Structured accredited courses in English, Maths, English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), Digital Skills and Apprenticeships.
- Short, non-accredited courses in employability skills including online job search and interview preparation
- Confidence building courses aimed at people who have been out of work for a long time
Our dedicated Tutors and Learning Support Assistants provide a personalised learning journey for every student that is challenging, varied and fun. Provision is responsive to need and new courses are added throughout the year.
Learners receive one-to-one pre-course information and advice to establish their support needs. Learning Support Assistants support learners in class where required. At the end of courses, Learners receive one-to-one information and assistance to help them plan their next steps e.g. to get a qualification or volunteering experience. We also work closely with Building Futures to promote their one-to-one mentoring service to our learners.
Support accessing mental health support is also provided, and learners are supported to access courses in a way that best meets their mental health needs (e.g. regular breaks, small groups).
Our courses help learners to not only enhance their employability opportunities and but also acquire skills which allow them to gain independence and have a positive impact on everyday life such as communication, decision making and problem-solving skills. They also provide an opportunity to engage with and participate in the community, maintain physical and mental well-being, and gain the confidence to make friends and develop social skills.
We can offer extra support for those learners who request it. We also have a specialist Curriculum area for Adults with Learning Disabilities and Difficulties with a wide range of provision designed to meet their needs. https://www.adultlearningbc.ac.uk/adults-with-learning-disabilities/
We also offer a Learner Support Fund for travel and childcare costs (conditions apply). Please also see https://www.adultlearningbc.ac.uk/learning-support/
NEW! Flexible Online Learning. These are free, distance learning courses in vocational subjects that lead to Level 1 or Level 2 qualifications. You access these from home by working independently through an online workbook. https://www.adultlearningbc.ac.uk/flexible-learning/
Who We Can Help
Eligibility criteria vary according to the course in question. There may be fees for some courses depending on the learner's personal circumstances.
Our English and Maths courses are for adults who do not already have A*- C or 9-4 grade at GCSE.
If English is not your first language please ask about our ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) courses https://www.adultlearningbc.ac.uk/english-for-speakers-of-other-languages-esol/.
Please see our website for more information on all our English and Maths courses https://www.adultlearningbc.ac.uk/english-maths/
and Digital Skills courses. https://www.adultlearningbc.ac.uk/digital-skills/
Find out more at: https://www.adultlearningbc.ac.uk