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Due to essential maintenance of Dudley Council's payments system, payments made online and via Callpay (Automated Telephone Payments), are likely to be disrupted between 11:00 and 15:00 hours on Sunday 12th July.  We apologise for any inconvenience.
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LATEST NEWS UPDATE We have suspended all our face to face classes at this time. However, we are offering many classes through online learning. For more information please see our ‘ACL Online courses’ and 'ACL Online learning' flyers below.

We are also offering an employability support package for residents and businesses and one to one support for those seeking long or short term employment or volunteering. Please call us on 01384 812373 for more details.

Our adult and community learning team are here to help with the following support:

  • Job and careers information, advice and guidance
  • Support to set up and manage a Universal Credit account
  • Help with completing online jobs applications/registrations
  • Job matching service
  • Setting up an email account for online job applications
  • Help compiling your CV and covering letters
  • Interview techniques
  • Advice on appropriate training and learning courses
  • Help to achieve work experience and new skills

Contact the team for more information:

Barbara Carr - 01384 812373 or Claire Dukes - 01384 813781 / 07814 997571

Contact us online through the form link at the bottom of the page.

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Further information

Courses on offer

There are a whole host of courses on offer, from arts and crafts to dance, computers, health and fitness, counselling, languages and ESOL (English for speakers of other languages).

We also have a team of people dedicated to helping you get the skills needed to find a job. Whether its your first job or getting back into work we can help you to: 

  • search for a job
  • write your CV / application
  • improve your interview skills
  • find the right course for you

So many options to learn a new skill, meet people, gain a qualification, further your career, or to learn new skills to support yourself, family or others. 

Find out about our full range of courses available

If you are looking for a job and would like some advice please contact one of the following:
Barbara Carr
Email: barbara.carr@dudley.gov.uk
Mobile: 07976864849
Work: 01384812373
Claire Dukes
Email: claire.dukes@dudley.gov.uk
Mob: 07814997571
Work: 01384813781

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 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 in the details section for each course.

The minimum age of registration is 19 years.

Visit our online course directory to book a course.

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 brochure and online directory.

Discounts

You may be entitled to a free or a discounted course if you meet residency requirements and are in receipt of certain means-tested benefits. Some courses are also free or discounted if you are unemployed and looking for work and the course is targeted to provide a work related outcome.

English and maths courses are free if you do not already have a GCSE grade A-C in these subjects.

To receive a concession you must provide proof of entitlement and bring proof of identity at enrolment. This includes:
• national insurance number
• proof of identity (with current address)
• proof of benefit (if applicable)
• up to date proof of UK residency
• proof of annual household income

Please contact the learning centre where the course is run for more information.

Accessibility

We have specialist support services including support for adults with learning disabilities and mental health issues.  We can provide:

  • Practical help for learners with a disability
  • Specialist equipment, e.g. ICT software, adjustable desks
  • Information and advice about what to do next
  • Information supplied in alternative formats and languages

To find out about access or to discuss any particular needs you may have please contact us or the relevant centre.

Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)

The ACL Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) has been developed to enhance the quality of teaching and learning for our learners and staff team.

Neighbourhood Learning Centres

Brierley Hill NLC
Hill Street, Brierley Hill DY5 2UE
01384 812371
Opening times:  Monday – Thursday 8.30am – 5pm.  Friday 8.30am – 4.30pm

Dudley Wood NLC
Off Pavilion Gardens, Dudley Wood Road, Dudley DY2 0DB
01384 816471
Opening times:  Monday – Thursday 9am – 5pm.  Friday 9am – 4.30pm

Castle & Priory NLC
Limes Road, Dudley DY1 4AQ
01384 812337
Opening times:  Monday – Friday 9am – 4.30pm

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  • For further information please contact your local neighbourhood learning centre:

    Castle & Priory NLC: 01384 812337
    Brierley Hill NLC: 01384 812371
    Dudley Wood NLC: 01384 816471