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Adult Learning

We have been rated 'Good' by Ofsted - read our latest inspection report: Calderdale Adult Learning Report. Or see below for a brief summary.

Summary of key findings:

  • Staff provide strong pastoral and academic support so that learners who are often isolated and disadvantaged can engage in education.
  • Learners develop good personal, social and employability skills and grow in confidence.
  • The quality of initial advice and careers guidance is good. Learners develop clear and realistic plans for their future.
  • Non-accredited programmes engage learners in interesting and purposeful activities that make a positive difference to their health and adult lives. Programmes support the strengthening of communities through reducing social isolation.

This is your year to make changes. It's your turn to enrich your life, venture into new areas, learn something new and open doors for future opportunities!

Calderdale Adult Learning (CAL) offer a wide range of learning activities and courses, with more subject choice than ever before. As well as a varied programme of evening classes, CAL offer classes during the day, so you can fit your learning around your lifestyle.

PDFAdult Learning - Learner Handbook [PDF 1629KB]

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"My course and tutor are excellent, I'm enjoying every aspect of it! I've made lots of progress already and I'm excited about my future prospects."


Come along to our Open Day event on Saturday 1 September 2018 from 10am to 1pm to see our excellent facilities, get the latest information on our 2018/19 courses, and to meet the tutors.  There will be lots to see and do on the day, from Italian cookery demos to trying out a language and art/craft activities.  Everyone is welcome – bring a friend or the family too.  We’d love to meet you.  Leap into your bigger, brighter future with Calderdale Adult Learning.  Believe and Achieve!

Select one of the following course categories, or use our full course search.

calderdale adult learning brochure

Calderdale Adult Learning brochure

Within the pages of the new Calderdale Adult Learning brochure, you will find out how to: improve your career prospects, gain new qualifications, reap the benefits of volunteering, take up new hobbies and much more.

PDFAdult learning programme, autumn 2018 [PDF 878KB]

PDFAdult learning course brochure 2018/19 [PDF 1596KB]

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