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Adult and Community Learning - What's New

For details of our latest courses and workshops please visit our online directory Dudley Adult and Community Learning Courses or view the ACL prospectus 2019 below.


On show at the Red House Glass Cone  as part of the International Festival of Glass

Work ……
its history and heritage in the Dudley borough

Dudley adult learners have been learning about the different occupations carried out by the people who have lived and worked in the Dudley borough during its rich industrial past.
Learners have painted images onto glass to celebrate the history and heritage of these workers for the International Festival of Glass.

Summer exhibition  at Artspace Dudley, 4 Birdcage Walk Dudley DY2 7AE
5 August - 19 August.
An exhibition of art and craft from learners who have taken part in drawing and painting courses with Dudley Adult and Community Learning at Brierley Hill and Dudley Wood Neighbourhood Learning Centres, Lye Community Centre and Brook Primary School.
The show includes:
glass painting on the theme of Dudley’s industrial heritage
modern Art
land and seascape paintings
Exhibitors and the general public are invited to the launch event at Artspace on Monday 5 August between 6pm and 8 pm
The exhibition is open until Monday 19 August.
Some of the artwork will be on sale after the exhibition.

The Journey …
….. of creative personal development at Artspace Dudley, 4 Birdcage Walk Dudley DY2 7AE

An exhibition showcasing the work of 21 learners who have taken part in Creative Personal Development courses using art work as a vehicle for self-discovery.
Launch event Tuesday 27 August 5pm – 7pm

Public viewings: 
Wednesday  28 August  10.30am – 12.30pm
Thursday  29 August  10.30am – 12.30pm
Friday   30 August  10.30am – 12pm
Monday   2 September  10am  – 12pm

For more information about courses please call Adult and Community Learning on 01384 818141.

Employability and work

Employability is not just CVs, application forms and interview techniques – it’s also about a person’s health and well-being, confidence and motivation. For more information and courses see Employability and work below.


A new free course for people who are unemployed and looking for work, or in work but looking for new opportunities.
For more information please see the Inspire flyer below or contact Claire Dukes on 01384 813781 or email:

Living and work - a course for adults with learning disabilities

On this course you will learn skills to help you in your daily life. You will also gain credits towards a qualification.

The course is held on Thursdays, 10.30am to 3pm (with 30 minutes for lunch).

To complete the course you must attend all of the sessions.

To join the course you must:
• be over 19 years old
• have basic reading and writing skills
• be able to attend for 2 days a week for 20 weeks
• take part in group activities
• be in receipt of benefits

If you meet all the above please call Adult and Community Learning on 01384 816496 for more information and how to enrol.


In line with the funding rules of the Skills Funding Agency we are required to publish the actual level of funding paid and retained for each of our sub-contractors in 2016/17. The following table shows this information for delivery of Community Learning provision within the Dudley Borough.

Sub-contractors' funding 2016/17.

Course information