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Learning for adults and families

What is learning for adults and families?

Learning in the local community has changed the lives of many adults across the borough - you could be one of them!

There are many different part-time courses, workshops and other classes available including arts and crafts, music, health, fitness and sport, family learning, photography and digital media.

You could also improve your reading, writing and maths, learn how to use a computer, speak a new language, gain a qualification or learn new skills to help you get into work.

Who are the classes/courses for?

We run courses for both adults and families – no formal qualifications are needed.

Where are classes/courses held?

Courses are held across the borough in neighbourhood learning centres, libraries, schools, colleges and other community venues during the day, evening or weekend. All our centres are listed on our online directory of classes and courses, just click on the drop down button next to 'all centres'.

How do I book a class/course?

Visit our online directory of classes and courses for detailed information about courses and to book daytime and evening courses.

You can also view the ACL brochure.

You can also book a course by visiting the centre where the course is running or by calling the centre to reserve your place and complete the enrolment form when you start. Contact details are available on the online directory of classes and courses in the details section for each course.

The minimum age of registration is 19 years.

For more information contact Adult and Community Learning on 01384 818143.

How much does a class/course cost?

Fees charged for adult learning courses vary – fees for individual courses are included in the course details in our ACL brochure or our online directory of classes and courses.


If you are in receipt of any of the benefits listed below 75% of the fees are discounted.  For example, a course costing £50 will cost you £12.50p. 

  • Universal credit
  • Job Seekers Allowance (JSA)
  • Employment Support Allowance (ESA)
  • Income Support
  • Working Tax Credit
  • Housing Benefit
  • Child Tax Credit
  • Pension Credit.

Courses are free to those taking part in Family Maths, Family Language and Family English or adult maths and English courses below level 2.

The centre where you enrol can give you more information about fees payable.

How can I pay?

Payment is by cash or cheque. Debit cards are accepted in some centres - please check the payment arrangements at your centre.

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For all general enquiries please contact Adult and Community Learning on 01384 818143

You can also use the online feedback form to request further information or submit your comments.

or you can write to –

Adult and Community Learning 
Priory Hall Training Centre 
Priory Road, Dudley DY1 4EU

See our key contacts list for more contact details and e-mail addresses.

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Your comments and feedback are important to us, please let us know if the service you have received from us has met your needs and if not, how we may improve it. You can contact us using the online feedback form.

Disability Access

Our courses are held at a variety of venues across the borough. To find out about access or to discuss any particular needs you may have please contact Adult and Community Learning on 01384 818143.


An open and supportive culture promotes the safety and well being of all members of the organisation. Safeguarding aims to promote the welfare of both learners and staff.

For more information or to discuss any concerns about safeguarding issues, such as bullying or abuse, please talk to your course tutor or contact one of our safeguarding officers listed below.

Dawn Griffiths - 07799 070 671
Hasu Patel - 07827 836 897
Glen Ostins - 07824 598 894
Janet Lavelle - 07920 235 077
Mejanur Rohman - 07799 070 638

:: Dudley Safeguarding website

What's New

Visit our what's new page for the latest news from Adult and Community Learning.

Useful links

The following links are to organisations that provide adult learning in the Dudley borough.