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

Each year over 5,000 people choose to learn with us.  We have a wide range of part-time courses, workshops and classes on offer 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, or even gain a qualification to help you get into work.

Learning can inspire, improve confidence and change lives

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 you can also self-register in the employability section of the Virtual Learning Environment.

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.

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.


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.


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)

If you are already registered or a tutor you can go straight to our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE):

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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