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 2014) 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.


"Introduce a friend" offer

When you introduce someone new to the CAL service, you will both receive a 50% discount on course fees when you enrol on a course during the Summer term. The offer is available on any of our Art and Craft, IT and Languages courses, in addition to our courses for adults with learning difficulties, where places are available. You don't have to enrol on the same course as your friend to get the discount. This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Please telephone us to register for the half price offer!

We want to make learning rewarding for all learners. For 2014-15, there is no increase in our hourly rate for tuition fees, and some fees are reduced. You can get a 10% discount for booking early, try a course in the summer for half price, or even attend a course for free! For full details on these offers, 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 Admin 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 Admin team for more details.


Tutor vacancies are advertised during early Spring term. To find out about tutor vacancies, visit Council jobs, or contact the Admin 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: 01/05/2015