Adult learning programmes

We aim to engage adults aged 19 and over with flexible programmes of learning (which may or may not involve a qualification) to help them build confidence, develop skills and enhance their employability prospects and overall wellbeing.

Typical programmes of learning include:

  • Learning in local communities
  • Functional skills
  • Traineeships.

Learning in local communities

These informal, non-regulated courses hope to widen participation and support you to progress, bringing together people from all backgrounds, cultures and income groups. They aim to:

  • Improve confidence and willingness to engage
  • Expand and develop skills
  • Improve digital and communication skills
  • Enhance health and social wellbeing
  • Improve employment prospects.

Course categories are:

  • Health and wellbeing
  • Jobseekers
  • Digital

See our full list of available courses.

Functional Skills

Qualifications are available in English and Maths from Entry Level 1 through to Level 2.

Anyone who would like to gain a qualification in English or Maths, including parents wishing to improve their own skills to help their children with their school work, would benefit from this course.


Traineeships provide unemployed young people, aged 16 to 24, with the skills and experience to progress into an apprenticeship or sustainable work. The core offer includes the following mandatory elements:

  • Work-preparation training
  • Work-placement
  • English and Maths.

Our Partners

  • Elysium training
  • Fir Tree CIC
  • GK training
  • NGTC Limited
  • NW Skills Academy
  • The Music Project
  • Transport Training Academy.

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