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 in January, February or March. 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
- term dates
- the full Calderdale Adult Learning course guide for 2014-15
- the Learner Handbook
- which level to choose
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.
Learner Satisfaction Survey 2014/15
All learners currently attending a course with Calderdale Adult Learning service have the opportunity to take part in a national online survey conducted by the Skills Funding Agency (SFA). The SFA fund most of the courses we offer and they are interested in finding out what you think of us and the service we provide. Please take part in this survey – it helps to ensure we can continue to run classes in the future. If not enough learners take part, we may lose some of our valuable funding and have to reduce the amount of courses we can run for you. The survey is very short and should only take a few minutes to complete.
Before you start, you need to make sure you have access to the following information:
- The code number for Calderdale Adult Learning is 10001094
- Your personal learner number (or ULN) – ask your tutor for this if you do not have it
- Make sure you know the level of the course you are studying, e.g. Entry level, Level 1, Level 2 or Level 3
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 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.
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.
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.