Adult Learning

Funded by the Skills Funding Agency

Calderdale Adult Learning (CAL) provides a wide range of learning opportunities if you want to learn for personal interest and wellbeing or to gain skills for a job and to help with your career progression. There are also a range of courses aimed at families learning together. Note that you must be aged 19 or over (on 1 August 2015) to enrol on any of the courses.

We also work in partnership with over 60 organisations, including schools, local community, businesses and voluntary bodies. Through these partnerships we aim to provide education and training that will meet the needs and interests of the residents of Calderdale and to reach those who can benefit from it the most.

We've moved!

We are now based at Heath (formerly Heath Training and Development Centre), Free School Lane, Halifax.

The new 2015/16 courses include new and exciting courses using our brand new facilities, see Courses.

2015/16 courses and discounts

Course details for 2015/16 are now available online. It includes many new courses which take advantage of the new facilities we have at Heath. These include a purpose built cookery room, IT suite, art and holistic therapies rooms.

Most courses will include a 20% discount if you enrol early, throughout 2015/16, see How to enrol.

What you need to know

Details of how to enrol on courses can be found in How to enrol. All other details can be found in What you need to know, including:

If you would like more information or advice, or you would like this information in another format (e.g. Braille, large print, audio type) contact us

CAL Update Newsletter

For regular updates, including learning opportunities and events, special offers and the latest news, sign up to receive our CAL newsletter.

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Matrix Standard of Quality

Calderdale Adult Learning Service is pleased to announce its success in achieving the Matrix Standard in May 2014. The Matrix Standard is a quality framework for the effective delivery of information, advice and guidance (IAG) on learning and work.

Family Learning

Family learning provides opportunities for families, in the widest sense, to learn together. These take place in partnership with schools, children's centres and local community learning centres. All Family Learning courses are free! Select Family Learning on the Courses search to see the full range available.  For more information, contact the Learning Support team.

Workplace courses

In addition to the workplace courses listed, we can also deliver high quality bespoke or accredited training at your workplace or at one of our local centres at a time to suit you. Contact the Learning Support team for more details.


Tutor vacancies are advertised during early Spring term. To find out about tutor vacancies, visit Council jobs, or contact the Learning Support team for an informal chat.

If you have a skill or subject you would like to teach in the adult learning community, we run the Level 3 Award in Education and Training. This is an introductory course for those wishing to teach in the adult learning sector. See the Courses listing for more information.

Last Updated: 09/09/2015