Community Engagement - Buckinghamshire Adult Learning

Community Engagement

Community Engagement

We offer free courses and workshops to help you start to learn new skills, be more confident, meet new people, become a volunteer, get a qualification or get a job.*

Please do not worry about coming back to learning as an adult. We understand that adults learn differently to children and our classes are small and very supportive. Even if you did not enjoy school, we are sure that you will enjoy learning now!

Contact us to find out what we offer in your area or come to one of our weekly “Digital Drop-ins”.

You do not need any qualifications to enrol on our courses. Please let us know if you have a disability that might affect your learning so that we can help you.

adult learners making notes in a classroom

Our Courses

Foundation Digital Skills

Starts from Thursday 18th April | 9.30am – 12pm
Quarrendon ALC, Holman Street, Aylesbury HP19 9LJ

To further information please contact: Debbie Garwood: 07770 802497

Email: cldevteam@buckinghamshire.gov.uk

Beginners Digital Skills

10 Week Basic Digital Skills Class
Wednesday 13 Sep | 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Millbrook Adult Learning Centre, Mill End Road, High Wycombe. HP12 4BA

Places are limited.

Email cldevteam@buckinghamshire.gov.uk or call 07827 986448 for details and to reserve a space.

Computer Confidence

Starts from Wednesday 17th April | 9.30am – 12pm
Quarrendon ALC, Holman Street, Aylesbury HP19 9LJ

To further information please contact: Debbie Garwood: 07770 802497 or James Keen 07827 986448

Email: cldevteam@buckinghamshire.gov.uk

Get Digitally Connected

Starts from Monday 15 January | 9.30am – 11.30am
Quarrendon ALC, Holman Street, Aylesbury HP19 9LJ

To further information please contact: Debbie Garwood: 07770 802497

Email: cldevteam@buckinghamshire.gov.uk

New Horizons - Improve your English, maths and digital skills

Starts from Tuesday 12 September| 9.30-12 noon
Millbrook ALC, Mill End Road, High Wycombe HP12 4BA

To further information please contact: James Keen 07827 986448

Email: cldevteam@buckinghamshire.gov.uk

Digital Drop-ins - Aylesbury, High Wycombe and Chesham

Are you struggling to use a computer? Or would you just like to use our computers and free wifi?

Come along to one of our free, weekly digital drop-in sessions in Aylesbury, High Wycombe and Chesham

Term-time Only

Mondays | 10am – 12pm

Chesham ALC, Chiltern Hills Academy, Chartridge Lane, Chesham HP5 2RG

Tuesdays | 10 am – 12pm

Quarrendon ALC, Holman Street, Aylesbury HP19 9LJ

Wednesdays | 10am – 12pm
Millbrook ALC, Mill End Road, High Wycombe HP12 4BA

Use our computers or bring your own device. Support is available if you need it.

For further information please contact: Debbie Garwood: 07770 802497 or cldevteam@buckinghamshire.gov.uk

English For Health and Wellbeing

Join our friendly class to help improve your English.
You will learn speaking and listening skills for Health through Wellbeing activities and conversation.
This course is being run in partnership with Public Health.

Tuesday 9 January – Tuesday 26 March | 12:15pm to 2:15pm
Castlefield Community Centre, Rutland Avenue, High Wycombe HP12 3LL

Wednesday 10 January – Wednesday 27 March | 12:30pm to 2:30pm
White Hill Centre, White Hill, Chesham HP5 1A

Thursday 11 January – Thursday 28 March | 12:30pm to 14:30pm
Elmhurst Adult Learning Centre, Dunsham Lane, Aylesbury HP20 2DB

Spaces are limited, so book to reserve your place.
by contacting Shabana on 07977 611576, cldevteam@buckinghamshire.gov.uk
Support with travel is available.

*Funded for targeted adults 19 years or over who meet UK residency requirements and who otherwise might not be able to afford to attend adult learning courses, including those on low incomes, job seekers, and others referred by community partner organizations.

Stretch, Tone and Relax

Thursdays, 22 February – 21 March | 9.00am – 10.00am
Church of the Good Shepherd

Spaces are limited, so book to reserve your place by contacting Shabana on 07977 611576, cldevteam@buckinghamshire.gov.uk

 

*Funded for targeted adults 19 years or over who meet UK residency requirements and who otherwise might not be able to afford to attend adult learning courses, including those on low incomes, job seekers, and others referred by community partner organizations.

Employability Courses

Buckinghamshire Adult Learning work in partnership with the Department of Work and Pensions to deliver Sector-based Work Academy Programmes.

These intensive courses aim to give jobseekers the skills and confidence to apply for jobs in specific industries such as Hospitality, the Civil Service, Rail, Adult Social Care and roles in Business Administration across different sectors.

Introduction to Business Administration

Free online course

Monday 12th February 10am – 3pm
Tuesday 13th February 10am – 3pm
Wednesday 14th February 10am – 3pm

Introduction to Customer Service

Free online course

Tuesday 2nd April 10am – 3pm
Wednesday 3rd April 10am – 3pm
Thursday 4th April 10am – 3pm

Find out more about employability courses here.

Preparing for Work

*FREE Courses to help you get ready for work and build your confidence

Preparing for Work

Thursday 7 March – 28 March | 9.30am – 12pm
Millbrook Adult Learning Centre, Mill End Road, High Wycombe HP12 4BA

A four-week course to help you prepare for work, including:

Get Connected, Get Selected

Thursday 22 February – 28 March | 12.30pm – 3pm
Millbrook Adult Learning Centre, Mill End Road, High Wycombe HP12 4BA

To find out more please contact: Debbie Garwood: 07770 802497 or cldevteam@buckinghamshire.gov.uk

Everyday First Aid Workshop

Learn practical tips on how to deal with choking, bleeding, burns, CPR and other minor injuries with this free* course.

Friday 23rd February | 9.30am – 12 noon
Elmhurst Adult Learning Centre, Dunsham Lane. Aylesbury. HP20 2DB

To book a place and find out more please contact

Debbie Garwood: 07770 802497 or cldevteam@buckinghamshire.gov.uk

*Funded for targeted adults 19 years or over who meet UK residency requirements and who otherwise might not be able to afford to attend adult learning courses, including those on low incomes, job seekers, and others referred by community partner organisations.

Please note the course can only run if at least six people attend.

Multiply - improve your confidence in maths

New FREE maths workshops across Buckinghamshire

  • Do you struggle with understanding the numbers on your bills?
  • Do you lose track of adding up when you’re out shopping?
  • Do you find it hard to work out the best discounts and deals for your money?

We are here to help you understand how we use maths in our everyday lives.

 

Multiply – Buckinghamshire Adult Learning (adultlearningbc.ac.uk)

*Courses are funded for adults aged 19 years or over at 1/8/23 who have at least 3 years residency in the UK/EU. Funding for these courses is targeted to support people who otherwise might not be able to afford to attend adult learning courses, including those with qualifications below Level 2 or no qualifications, those on low incomes, jobseekers and others referred by community partner organisations. 

Who are we?

Shabana Farooq
Community Engagement Coordinator

Call or text: 07977611576

cldevteam@buckinghamshire.gov.uk

Debbie Garwood
Community Engagement Officer
Aylesbury and Wycombe

Call or text: 07770 802497

cldevteam@buckinghamshire.gov.uk

Stacey Jackson
Community Engagement Officer
Chesham and Wycombe

Call or text: 07817 053763

cldevteam@buckinghamshire.gov.uk

What our learners say

I found the short course on getting to know my digital devices very interesting and helpful, it has helped me browse the internet on my phone and tablet confidently ensuring I stay safe online.

 

I am very grateful for all your help on the digital skills course at Chesham. At the start I didn’t know how to turn on the computer and I have now improved, am more confident and work independently.

 

Its amazing how much you need maths in your cooking. I have gained more confidence and have experimented more at home, I also have learned more tips on flavouring, this has been such a revelation.  I would love to do another course in the future.

 

I am thoroughly enjoying all the courses and would recommend everyone to see if there is a course for them. It is a great social place where you can go and learn new skills. Everyone is friendly and helpful

Next Steps

We talk to you about what you want to do next – maybe you would like advice on getting a qualification in maths, English or digital skills or a vocational qualification from our wide range of Distance Learning courses. Or maybe you would like to talk to a careers advisor about volunteering or job opportunities.

Click on these links for further information on English, maths and Digital Skills courses.

Take a look at the Multiply page for free number workshops.

Information on Building Futures and Skill Up Bucks

Information on the National Careers Service

Routes to Work

Face to face support for jobseekers in Chesham, Aylesbury and High Wycombe.

Fairhive Community Hub

Every Tuesday at the Vineyard Church, Aylesbury.

You don’t need to be a Fairhive resident to come to the Hub for advice and support.

Careers Springboard

A free job club for Managers, Professionals and Graduates actively seeking work.

Careers Springboard is a registered charity which offers help and support during your job search. We provide free employment support services for people living in the Chilterns, South Buckinghamshire and surrounding areas, but also welcome people from further afield.