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 to be had at Family Centres across and over the
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 ?

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 funding.

Date: 6/02/2020 | Location: Aylesbury | More info here: https://bbf.uk.com/event/business-breakfast-meeting-grow-your-talent-with-apprenticeships
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 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 Water Plumbing Services Counties Loft Ladders Thorpe House School Amersham School Buckinghamshire Adult Learning Tims Dairy Chilterns AONB Laura MacDonald Nutrition Castle Glass & Windows Ltd Your Doctor 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 t

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


Take a look at the beautiful 'Pod' made by learner Gillian Stimpson this term in our Pottery Studio at The Evreham Adult Learning Centre.
2023 brings an exciting and wider variety of Pottery courses! From learning as a complete beginner to throwing (Free Tasters!) and hand building. If you are interested please click on the link below for more information or call our friendly team on 01296-382403!


£30 food vouchers for families for the Christmas holidays,
if your child is eligible for Free School Meals, early years’ pupil premium or a 2-year-old funded free education place. These will be issued through schools, if you haven’t received yours, please get in touch with them in the first instance
If you don’t qualify there is still support available for those in real hardship– find out more by visiting Helping Hand https://crowd.in/hmWuZM


Last week, the sneaked into the last Learning for All Cookery and Healthy Living lesson and helped himself to some Christmas party food.

Have you spotted him at any of our centres yet?


The is having a snow day today but who can he have a snowball fight with?



Our classes will still be going ahead in centres today, Monday 12 December, unless your tutor has been in touch to inform you that they will move online or be cancelled.

Photos from Buckinghamshire Adult Learning's post 09/12/2022

Holidays can be an overwhelming time for you and your family. Here are some ideas to help nurture your wellbeing this winter! Rather than the 12 days of Christmas - the 12 days of POSITIVITY!https://mentallyhealthyschools.org.uk/media/2292/12-days-of-positivity.pdf

For more information about Family Learning wellbeing workshops 👇👇👇 visit our website https://adultlearningbc.ac.uk/course-search-list/?_sf_s=Yrs%207&_sft_product_cat=family-learning&_sfm_enrolmentenddate=05122022+31122050.


👩‍🏫 Do you want to teach in Further Education?

If you’re looking to teach in Further Education or deliver training in the workplace, the Level 3 Award in Education and Training is ideal for you.

Course starts 20 January 2023

Course cost:

💷 £350 for External candidates

💷 £225 for Buckinghamshire Council employees

(can be paid in 3 instalments)

Please contact Tessa Murray on 07814 305138 or email [email protected]

Photos from Jude Karnon Jewellery's post 08/12/2022

Photos from Jude Karnon Jewellery's post


Buckinghamshire Libraries: vison and strategy survey


Our tutor Liz is getting in the Christmas spirit and joining in with the

See if you can spot her at one of our centres today in her full costume.

Photos from Buckinghamshire Adult Learning's post 07/12/2022

Start your new year off with an exciting, fresh skill! From courses to workshops, plenty of things are coming up soon. If you’d like to learn more, please contact our friendly enrolment team at 01296 382403 or please click the link to our website below


🧵 Meet Linda

After retirement I sat down and thought about what I now had time for. I had sewn as a teenager, but a lot had changed. Jersey fabric, twin needles, overlockers. Where do you start? Plus, I wanted to make and wear clothes in fabrics of my choice, styles that suited me, and most importantly fitted me.

I contacted my local Beaconsfield Adult Learning Centre, and the rest is history. My first project was a tunic dress, where I learnt to sew with jersey, and to adjust a commercial pattern to fit me. Then followed a jumpsuit, dresses, trousers, denim jacket and my latest project a Chanel jacket. 🧥

It has been one step at a time over several years, but with Christine, our tutor, I was able to set myself learning goals, overcome them and have clothes of my choice, style and colouring to wear at the end.

Have you been inspired by Linda’s story? Learn how to make your own clothes on one of our sewing courses.

Enrol on the next sewing course at Beaconsfield via the link below:

Alternatively you can call our enrolment team on 01296 382403.


FREE electric blanket safety checks at High Wycombe Library. Old or damaged electric blankets pose a risk for fire. Bring your blanket to the library to see how safe it is on Friday 16th of December from 10am - 12pm or 1pm - 3pm. More information on the poster below. - SH

ITVX launches world-first British Sign Language channel 07/12/2022

ITVX launches world-first British Sign Language channel

ITVX launches world-first British Sign Language channel   When ITVX officially launches on 8 December, Deaf viewers will have access to what is a worldwide streaming first – a British Sign Language channel, solely featuring signed programming, which will include a range of shows like the Emmerdale and Coronation Street omnibus episodes, Cilla, Alan Ca...


The elf has been seen hanging around with this bear, but which centre do you think he's at?

Photos from Buckinghamshire Adult Learning's post 06/12/2022

🎄 Look at the beautiful Christmas decorations that residents Fairhive Independent Housing have been making on our Christmas craft workshops.

During the bespoke two-hour workshops, they made tree decorations, gift tags and cards.

What homemade Christmas gifts and decorations do you make every year?

If you would like us to run a similar workshop for your local group then please contact Debbie Garwood: 07770 802497, [email protected]


The stopped for a chat with one of our course coordinators and asked if she could help him with his English. Do you know who she is?


The was joined by his friend at one of our cooking classes. What do you think they were making?


All that DIY has made elf thirsty. Do you know where this drinks machine is?

Multiply - Buckinghamshire Adult Learning 03/12/2022

Multiply - Buckinghamshire Adult Learning

Multiply - Buckinghamshire Adult Learning Findingit tricky? If you’d like to improve your numeracy skills, and you do notalready have a maths GCSE at level 4 / C or equivalent, you can take a freecourse with Buckinghamshire Adult Learning. New skills can lead to better jobs at every stage of life.Unlock your potential.

The first five years of a child's life are the most crucial – so why do we consistently underestimate their importance? 02/12/2022

The first five years of a child's life are the most crucial – so why do we consistently underestimate their importance?

Discover how Buckinghamshire Family Learning can help you support your child's early years development through play. Come and join one of our new courses starting in January.

We also have workshops and courses aimed at Reception to Year 9. Visit our website for more information.


The first five years of a child's life are the most crucial – so why do we consistently underestimate their importance? It takes a village to raise a child, and the Princess of Wales wants the nation to share that responsibility for the common good


Where do you think the elf is today?

He's been helping put up some exciting new equipment at one of our centres.


Are you struggling to manage your household budget?

Join one of our FREE five-week courses starting in January in Aylesbury, High Wycombe and Chesham.

To find out more contact Christina on 07977155937 or email us at [email protected]


🎄Can you spot our naughty elf on the shelf?
He'll be moving around our classes this month.
If you see him or can identify where he is in the photo, put a comment in the post and you could win a prize!

Photos from Buckinghamshire Adult Learning's post 30/11/2022

🍎 Rare Apple Trees saved at Missenden Walled Garden Charity

In Autumn 2021, our gardening tutor Lindsay Engers was asked by the Missenden Walled Garden, if he could graft and replant two cultivars of endangered apple trees in their orchard.

👩‍🌾 Lindsay and learners on the gardening course that meet there once a week, gathered bud wood in February from both trees.

The separately labelled twigs were then taken to the rare fruit supplier in Ludgershall near Brill.

This autumn, three of each tree were collected and taken back to the Walled Garden for planting.

Lindsay says, “We think one of the trees is Newton Wonder, the other may be Peasegood Nonsuch but we will wait and see when they crop in 5 years’ time!”

Lindsay's next gardening course at Missenden Walled Garden starts on Wednesday 11 January. Click here to book your place https://adultlearningbc.ac.uk/courses/practical-gardening-walled-garden-missenden-abbey-f3ga31aaot22223/


The University of Buckingham has kindly donated these stationery packs for our Ukrainian refugees and asylum seekers to use in their ESOL classes.

Here is Professor Patricia Covarubbia with the gift bags.

We're presenting them to our learners next Friday.


Have you spotted the white flag flying at our offices? Buckinghamshire Swan Envoy and CEO of Women's Aid Aylesbury, April Benson raised the White Ribbon UK flag to show our commitment to ending violence against women and girls. Find out how you can help us end violence www.buckinghamshire.gov.uk/end-violence


AAT Accountancy Courses Starting in January 2023 📈
Are you looking to start a new career in Finance?
Or do you want to improve your accountancy skills for your current job role?
Study either Level 2 or Level 3 with Buckinghamshire Adult Learning
Contact us on [email protected]

Photos from Buckinghamshire Adult Learning's post 25/11/2022

Come and join a Family Learning workshop in December. Meet Wendy✨ and Sarah ‍🌟, members of our Early Years team, and have fun discovering what Family Learning is about.

Booking is essential, please visit our website to enrol. Choose from 👇👇👇


Ви українець у Бакінгемширі і шукаєте підтримки у працевлаштуванні? Відвідайте наш безкоштовний захід - четвер 24 листопада 2022 року, 14:30 - 16:00.

💛 Знайдіть інформацію для тих, хто прибуває в Бакінгемшир, про те, як знайти роботу
💙 Отримайте консультацію щодо резюме та співбесіди
💛 Дізнайтеся, яку підтримку можуть запропонувати наші служби
💙 Знайомтеся з людьми, які проходять через той самий процес, що й ви
💛 Доступні перекладачі

Знайдіть нас за адресою:
Aylesbury Vineyard Church
Gatehouse Close
HP19 8DN

Щоб взяти участь, зареєструйтеся тут 👉 https://crowd.in/io9gZz


Are you a Ukrainian in Buckinghamshire and looking for employment support? Attend our free event - Thursday 24th November 2022, 2:30 – 4:00 pm.

💛 Find information for those arriving in Buckinghamshire on how to find work
💙 Get advice on CVs and interviews
💛 Find out what support our services can offer
💙 Meet people going through the same process as you
💛 Translators available

Find us at:
Aylesbury Vineyard Church
Gatehouse Close
HP19 8DN

To attend, register here 👉 https://crowd.in/VuRltr



Groping and unwelcome touching of a sexual nature is the most commonly experienced form of sexual assault. This is not ok.

If you are experiencing or have experienced harassment, get advice and support here: https://crowd.in/TwzREQ


Christmas is a time to get together and celebrate with family and friends but beware of a dangerous threat lurking in our communities. Loan sharks are in full force this time of year. Learn how to spot them and protect loved ones from falling into their clutches
👉 www.stoploansharks.co.uk
Stop Loan Sharks England


Apprentice Teaching Assistant vacancy at Haddenham Community Infant School.

Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship Available
🟢Haddenham Community Infant School are looking for a new Apprentice Teaching Assistant
🔵Start date of January 2023
For more information and to apply, please see the link below:


🌟 Save 10% off courses and workshops* in 2023. 🌟

Book between Monday 21 and 28 November to claim your discount.


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