Welcome to Adult Community Learning
Bath College Adult Community Learning provides a wide range of courses intended for those who want to improve their chances to find work, support their families or live independently. From art to IT, we have a selection to suit nearly every need and interest.
Our courses are free of charge for people who:
- Are not currently in work and/or on benefits, and looking for new skills, ideas and advice
- Want to gain skills that will help with volunteering, improving confidence and working within their home and community
- Are earning less than £18,525 if a resident of B&NES or £17,004 if outside of the area
- Have been a resident in the UK for 3 or more years
English, maths and IT skills (EDSQ) initial assessments and classes are offered free of charge to anyone who has not already obtained a grade C at GCSE in these subjects. Please get in touch to arrange a convenient time and location for these, our contact details are at the bottom of this page. Please note: we will need to see proof of your right to remain in this country before we can enrol you onto a course
We try to make our courses accessible to as many people as possible, so they are taught in small groups by friendly tutors not only in our main campuses in Bath and Radstock but also in many other community hubs. If you require help with transportation, equipment or childcare costs, please let us know and we may be able to help.
The Prince’s Trust Team Programme is a 12-week-course for young people who are not in employment, education or training between the ages of 16-25. The course is free, and you won’t lose any benefits you may be claiming. Furthermore, any public transports costs incurred by attending the course will be refunded back to you at the end of each week.
Our friendly and supportive Team Leaders will guide you through each phase of the programme as you develop new skills. The programme includes an action-packed residential, a work placement, challenging community-based projects of your team’s choosing and an end-of-team presentation to celebrate your achievements.
More support to improve your employment skills
Future Bright is a confidential service, bespoke to your needs and aspirations in life and in work. Find your fulfilling career and discover the rewards it brings. Joining Future Bright is as easy as 1, 2, 3:
1 - Sign Up
Call or e-mail us and we’ll be in touch to check that you’re eligible and sign you up.
2 - Make a Plan
Meet with your Career Progression Coach to create an action plan to suit your goals and needs.
3 - Succeed together
Work through the plan, keeping an eye on the prize. Your Coach will be with you every step of the way.
You need to be:
- resident in Bristol, South Gloucestershire or Bath and North East Somerset;
- aged 19 and over;
- receiving one or more of the following in-work benefits: JSA, ESA, Universal Credit, Working Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit, Housing Benefit, Income Support or means-tested Council Tax Reduction.
Contact us now. We’d love to talk to you about how the service can support you.
Achieve in B&NES
If you're a resident of Bath & North East Somerset you can find our courses through Achieve in B&NES, use the button below to access the Achieve website and find out more:
If you have any questions about course provision, to find out if you are eligible or there is anything else that you would like to talk to us about you can reach us below:
Adult Community Learning
Bath College - Somer Valley Campus
South Hill Park
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