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Adult and Community Learning

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. 

Download our Brochure below for a 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.

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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 online directory of classes and courses.

Discounts

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 and Adult Maths and English courses below level 2.

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

Disability Access

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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Dudley MBC Training

We provide a range of courses leading to Ofqual regulated and nationally recognised qualifications for people working in a variety of sectors including; health and social care, manufacturing and catering. Find out more about our training.

What's new

What's new for the latest information about courses and workshops.

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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