Buckinghamshire Adult Learning

Buckinghamshire Adult Learning


Thank you to all the staff at BAL. Your kindness and support was my lifeline during the pandemic. I am looking forward to continue my studies, as well as being a "study buddy". Whenever I walk into a centre in Aylesbury, or get into a online meeting or classroom, I feel I am at home, enveloped in love, care and warmth. The manner in which everyone took up the challenges posed during lockdown and even now was phenomenal, the amount of hard work and creative ideas that went into reaching out to learners and keeping us all engaged, preparing us for new challenges as we resume a new "normal"; is excellent. 💓💓💓
Lots of #fun to be had at Family Centres across #wycombe and #marlow over the #summer #ThingsToDoWithKids #thingstodo #activities #youngpeople
Find out more at https://familyinfo.buckinghamshire.gov.uk/
Here's our new website with a brand new look and feel and the latest info for families and young people. Designed to make it easier to find what you need familyinfo.buckinghamshire.gov.uk/
I need to know is my art class happening online today?
37612 working the Chiltern Main Line Route Leaner on Tuesday 13th October 2020.
Thanks for improving my life and skills on so many levels.
Are students able to collect their results on the 20th August ? Thanks
Is anyone doing floristry - I don't have the meeting code but am all paid up!
How are you spending your time while you #StayHome?

Finally getting round to those home DIY projects? 🔨
Reading or re-reading your favourite books? 📚
Baking banana bread? 🍌
Relaxing? 😴

Try something new with Buckinghamshire Adult Learning’s online courses starting at the end of April! Take a look to find out more 👇
Member Event: Join Buckinghamshire Adult Learning next Thursday for a business breakfast meeting to find out how you can grow your existing talent with #apprenticeship funding.

Date: 6/02/2020 | Location: Aylesbury | More info here: https://bbf.uk.com/event/business-breakfast-meeting-grow-your-talent-with-apprenticeships #NAW2020
Last year's Elgiva Open Day was such a success we are doing it again this year! With story-telling, face-painting, costume try on, backstage theatre tours, art workshops, tai chi, drumming... it's a packed Saturday and it's all FREE! 10am-2pm - just turn up. (Workshops, &c, booked on a first come, first served basis on the day.)

Thrilled to have the support of Buckinghamshire Adult Learning, Sargent and Plester School of Dance, Amersham Music Centre, Chiltern Film Society, The Theatre Shed, Matt J Kirby, Pete Hawkes, Chesham Museum, Amersham Museum, Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity, Dreamflight, New Pantomime Productions, Hartbeats, Maggie Monk School of Dancing, Harmonys School of Dance & Performing Arts, Panda Players, Chesham Theatre Company, Chiltern Music Therapy, Lucia Caruso & Zoe Sole. Phew!
Hope you had a fabulous #Christmas 2019 and wishing you a happy, healthy and prosporous New Year #2020 The January / February issue of Amersham & Chalfonts Together will be out on delivery over the next few days. Look out for it! Thank you to my contributors, feature writers and wonderful advertisers and the front cover from Daniel Atkinson Photography Howdens Origin Pools Limited N Gillie decorating services @Living Water Plumbing Services @Home Counties Loft Ladders Thorpe House School Amersham School Buckinghamshire Adult Learning Tims Dairy Chilterns AONB Laura MacDonald Nutrition Castle Glass & Windows Ltd Your Doctor @Your Doctor Scannappeal Chalfont Oven Cleaning Healthright_Chesham ABK Decorations Ltd Kings Road Garage Abbeyfield - Gerrards Cross Society - The Wyke Paul Upward Photography Chalfont St Peter Benn’s Flooring Ltd Shaded Interiors Chalfont St Peter Community Centre Chalfont St Peter Tennis Club Spice Restaurant N Gillie decorating services Back to life cleaning services Financial Management Leigh Duncan Solicitors Dr Challoners Grammar School (DCGS) GX Fun Run Countrywide Pianos HearWeGo Pipers Corner School Amersham Rotate- a flexible way to make a differenceStoke Park Chalfont St Peter Community Library

We offer a wide range of part-time courses for adults. From one-day to one-year courses, beginners to advanced, daytime and evening at over 85 venues

Buckinghamshire Adult Learning aims to ensure that everyone who wants to learn is able to and that no one is excluded on the grounds of disability, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation or culture. We welcome learners with disabilities and will do our best to ensure that appropriate support is available.

Operating as usual

Timeline photos 29/03/2022

Get your garden ready for the spring and gain an introduction to horticulture on our three-week Practical Gardening course starting on Wednesday 6 April at Missenden Abbey.
Enrol today at https://www.adultlearningbc.ac.uk/courses/practical-gardening-f3ga26ahot22122/

Floristry – Easter Wreath Making Workshop - St Mary's Centre, Haddenham 29/03/2022

Floristry – Easter Wreath Making Workshop - St Mary's Centre, Haddenham

Come and be inspired to create you own beautiful Easter Wreath in our upcoming workshop at St Mary's Centre in Haddenham.

Click the link below for further details

Floristry – Easter Wreath Making Workshop - St Mary's Centre, Haddenham What will I learn? This workshop aims to inspire you to create your own Easter decoration. The tutor will share lots of ideas, skills and techniques with you. During the workshop you will:• Create a beautiful Easter wreath ready to hang on your front door or use as a table centre.• Gain skills i...

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Here are some of the beautiful creations from our Acrylic Paint Pouring Workshop last Saturday. The next workshop is on Saturday 30 April at Highcrest Adult Learning Centre, High Wycombe. Search for the course code J6AR52AAM on our website.


Congratulations to our art tutor Varvara Neiman who has been selected as a finalist in the Love Slough Fine Arts Contest. The Grand Final takes place on Thursday 31 March at 6.15pm. Good luck Varvara!
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We were delighted to teach a craft course especially for the The Princes Centre in !
Learners had fun learning new skills and sharing their creations with their friends.
Please get in touch if you would like us to run a course or workshop for your group. Visit www.adultlearningbc.ac.uk/community-engagement


We have launched a series of park walks as part of the Active Communities programme in Wycombe and Aylesbury. These nine special park walks come in different shapes and sizes to encourage all residents to add a little more movement to their lives.
Let’s keep Bucks healthy simply by walking – you can find out more here https://crowd.in/5Uyk8D


During January & February we've been working with
@buckinghamshireadultlearning. We're looking forward to teaching lots more workshops for our local communities during the Spring and Summer Term.

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Earth Hour UK, Saturday 26 March 8:30pm - 9:30 pm

Switch off the lights and read The Owl Who was Afraid of the Dark- by Jill Tomlinson : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OxQHs_o72BM with your child. Small actions make a big impact to the health of our planet and save you money!

If you would like to know how you can support your child's love of reading? Come and join a free Family Learning Story workshop https://www.adultlearningbc.ac.uk/course-search-list/?_sf_s=story%20workshops&_sft_product_cat=family-learning&_sfm_enrolmentenddate=24032022+31122050. For more information contact Wendy on 07768 044813.

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Spring is here! Would you like to learn how to Grow your own Fruit and Vegetables? If you do, then why not join our One-day Workshop at Denham Village School. For more information click on the link below or call 10296-382403.

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Looking for something different to do on a Saturday? Why not enrol on one of our fantastic one-day workshops at the Evreham Adult Learning Centre! From Digital Photography to Indian Head Massage, come and learn something new! For more information please call 01296-382403 or click on the link below!

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We look forward to seeing you there.

Coming up at Aylesbury Vineyard Church is the Aylesbury Job Fair on Thursday 7th of April!
Lots of great businesses are on board to help those who are job hunting including The Army, Buckinghamshire College Group, Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service and many more! The event will run from 10am – 2pm. There’s no need to book, just come along on the day.


Buckinghamshire Adult Learning

It's Re-enrolment fortnight! Enrol now for your Term 3 course starting after Easter. You can enrol via our website, call 01296 382403 or speak to a member of staff in one of our centres.

Buckinghamshire Adult Learning We offer a wide range of part-time courses for adults. From one-day to one-year courses, beginners to advanced, daytime and evening at over 85 venues

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We're supporting .
Learn more about neurodiversity on one of our accredited online distance learning courses including Understanding Autism and Special Educational Needs and Disability.

👉Find out more at https://www.adultlearningbc.ac.uk/distance-learning/

We aim to give our learners the support they need when they learn with us. If you have a disability or learning difficulty and may need extra support, please let us know.


Come and join our FREE two-hour Thinking about Volunteering online workshop on Monday 21st March to discover the advantages of volunteering, reflect on what skills you have and how they match the skills you need to work as a volunteer. Look at where to find volunteer opportunities and what are the next steps in your journey.

Booking is essential, please visit our website to enrol https://www.adultlearningbc.ac.uk/courses/thinking-about-volunteering-oxfl0023e2b2122/ or for more information please contact Shani on 07867 831433.

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Come and learn something new! Why not enrol on one of our Beginners and Improvers Pottery courses at the Evreham Adult Learning Centre in Iver! For more information click on the link below or call our friendly team on 01296-382403!

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I am looking to recruit a Sessional Pottery Tutor to teach at The Evreham Adult Learning Centre! Please take a read and if you are interested please contact me Amanda at [email protected]hamshire.gov.uk or call on 07590-454353
Thank you
Amanda Finnegan

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Spaces available on our Learn How to Grow your Own Fruit and Veg One Day Workshop on Saturday 2 April 2022 at Denham Village School. Simply click on the link below or call our friendly team on 01296-382403!


Gain an introduction to on one of our workshops or courses coming up this summer.

Business Support Apprentice - Find an apprenticeship 14/03/2022

Business Support Apprentice - Find an apprenticeship

Buckinghamshire Council are recruiting for three Business Support apprenticeships based in Aylesbury and Amersham. Apply via the links below.

Business Support Apprentice - Find an apprenticeship We’ve introduced a new way to find and apply for an apprenticeship in England.


We offer lots of free courses to help you get a better job. Visit www.adultlearningbc.ac.uk to find out more.

is helping everyone have the chance to gain the skills they need to get the job they want – whatever stage of life. Find the right course for you at gov.uk/skillsforlife and take to a better job.


We have more spaces available on our Develop your child's early reading by creating storysacks on Tuesday or Wednesday mornings. Our team will provide you with knowledge and confidence to best support your child's love of reading. At the end of the course you will GET A FREE BOOK to share with our child.

For more information contact our friendly team Wendy (Early Years) 07768 044813 or Kathryn (Schools) 07770 641997. To enrol on one of our courses please visit our website https://www.adultlearningbc.ac.uk/course-search-list/?_sft_product_cat=family-learning&_sfm_enrolmentenddate=27012021+31122050

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These fantastic photos are from activities learners did at home after reading Little Red Riding Hood. Making learning fun through creating puppets, painting and role play.

Find out how Family Learning can help you understand how to best support your child throughout their Early Years and at school. Please contact our friendly team Wendy (Early Years) 07768 044813 and Kathryn (Schools) 07770 641997. To enrol on a course, please visit our website https://www.adultlearningbc.ac.uk/course-search-list/?_sft_product_cat=family-learning&_sfm_enrolmentenddate=27012021+31122050


We're proud to work with Social Prescribers in .
They refer residents to free courses that help with their confidence, resilience and general wellbeing such as:

♨️Stress Management
👍Confidence through Effective Communication
👩Wellbeing for Women
💻Digital Skills
✅Employability Skills
🔣English and maths
🎨Creative subjects such as art, sewing, creative writing, woodwork and many more!

Visit www.adultlearningbc.ac.uk/community-engagement to find out more.


Join our Essential Sewing Machine Techniques workshop at Evreham ALC, Iver. Our experience tutor will help build your confidence to progress your skills and create your own garment or craft at home.

Simply click on the link https://www.adultlearningbc.ac.uk/courses/essentialsewing-machine-techniques-workshop-b6tx39aamt22122/ or call our friendly team on 01296-382403.

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Learn how to Grow your Own Fruit and Veg and much more on our One Day Workshop Saturday 2 April 2022 at Denham Village School! Simply click on the link below for more information and to enrol!

Timeline photos 09/03/2022

It's National Careers Week

Contact us to find out how you can further your career with workshops, and , and and courses.

National Careers Week 2022.


Join the biggest celebration of UK 🇬🇧

Digital Photography - Capturing the Gardens in Spring - Stable Courtyard - Waddesdon Manor 08/03/2022

Digital Photography - Capturing the Gardens in Spring - Stable Courtyard - Waddesdon Manor

Still time to enrol on our Spring Photography workshop at the beautiful Waddesdon Manor. Click the link below for further details and to enrol

Digital Photography - Capturing the Gardens in Spring - Stable Courtyard - Waddesdon Manor What will I learn? This course aims to develop on learners’ existing skills. The main aim of the workshop is for the tutor to work with you individually and as a group to create interesting compositions and to understand how to use your cameras settings and equipment to enhance and improve your ph...

Photos from Buckinghamshire Adult Learning's post 08/03/2022

It’s International Women’s Day.
Do you know an inspirational woman who deserves a treat?
We'd like to recognise all the special women in Adult Learning.
Tag them in this post and we'll pick one person to send them a treat.

Photos from Buckinghamshire Adult Learning's post 04/03/2022

Congratulations to all of our Family Learning learners who completed workshops and courses in the first half of the spring term. It's also great to see many of you have already re-enrolled on your next course this half-term. We are happy to share comments from some of our learners.

If you are interested finding out about Family Learning and how we can help you support your child's learning at home, gain access to valuable resources to create fun and practical activities and receive a FREE book in our Creating Story Sacks course. For more information, please contact Kathryn on 07770 641997 or Wendy on 07768 044813. To enrol on a course visit our website https://www.adultlearningbc.ac.uk/course-search-list/?_sf_s=creating%20story%20sacks&_sft_product_cat=family-learning&_sfm_enrolmentenddate=03032022+31122050

World Book Day: Using numbers to make a story - Maths on Toast 03/03/2022

World Book Day: Using numbers to make a story - Maths on Toast

Read this article on how stories can help maths learning.

World Book Day: Using numbers to make a story - Maths on Toast Using storytelling to relate to maths is a sensible accessible way of introducing mathematical thought – in this case, numbers.

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Education, Part-time courses



Walton Street Offices
HP20 1UY

General information

Buckinghamshire Adult Learning provides a wide range of part-time courses for skills development and learning for personal development.

Subjects include:

Creative studies and Home improvements
Community learning
English and Maths
English for speakers of other languages
Family learning
Foreign languages
Foundation learning
Health and Fitness
Complementary Therapies
Work skills

We also provide training solutions for businesses and offer a range of Apprenticeships.

Buckinghamshire Adult Learning is part of Buckinghamshire County Council www.buckscc.gov.uk

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm

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