Adult courses: Skills & Learning



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English, maths, computing and science

We offer free classes in English and Maths for those who do not already have a grade 4 (grade C) and above. We also offer low priced courses in English for speakers of other languages as well as a range of computing courses. 

Please phone 01202 262300 for more information.

Vocational courses, personal development and business training

Whether you can commit to a class every week, or would prefer to access online distance learning, we have a range of courses to suit your needs.

Our Hairdressing and Barbering Academy and our Beauty and Complementary Therapies Academy can give you the skills required to work as a professional hairdresser, barber or beauty therapist.

We also offer Supporting Teaching and Learning courses to those who wish to work as a teaching assistant or an extensive range of teaching, training, assessing and quality assurance courses.

Our Health and Social Care courses are available in a range of options. Study for your diploma in care or take our free Support Work Introduction course in one of our centres. We also have a range of courses available through our distance learning programme.

We are committed to offering a range of effective staff training solutions to develop the skills of your workforce including apprenticeships and business training:

Our Train-&-Grow courses provide training solutions, for people and organisations, that help improve business performance and competitiveness in the global market.

Management training and qualifications – please contact our customer service team for more information on 01202 262300.

Apprenticeship training – apprenticeships are a great way to grow your business and develop a workforce for the future.

We offer a range of apprenticeship training programmes, in addition to other training packages for your staff, in the following sectors:

  • customer service
  • business and administration
  • health and social care
  • team leading
  • management
  • supporting teaching and learning in schools
  • hairdressing

We are also developing new programmes to support the Apprenticeship Standards so please talk to us about how we can support your business.

Learning for leisure, health and wellbeing

We offer non-qualification courses in a range of subject areas from arts and crafts to general interest, food and languages. We also offer Living well courses aimed at those who may experience mild to moderate mental health issues, AgeWell for those over 60 and living alone and Everyday Skills, which is specially designed for adults who have a mild to moderate learning difficulty. 


We are the largest provider of free Job Clubs in Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole. These drop in sessions will help you on your road to work. We also offer a range of employability courses where you can pick-and-mix the right package of learning for you.

Page last updated: 27 August 2019
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Adult courses: Skills & Learning