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Free Adult Community Learning Courses from Bath College

The Bath College Adult Community Learning has lots of exciting courses. They've got their old favourites - the core of their curriculum - starting up again as well as some exciting new additions.

Below we've shared their latest update on courses available, as well as eligibility criteria.

Adult Community Learning Eligibility: All of our courses are free to anyone over the age of 19 who is not currently in work or who is earning less than £18,525 per year. You must also be a resident of B&NES and have been resident in the UK for 3 or more years. If relevant, proof of settlement status will be required. To take part in one of our online courses, the learner will require an internet connection with a suitable device for video and audio, preferably a laptop. To request information about a course, or to go on the waiting list for anything we may have coming up, please email

Adult Community Learning Courses

Advantage and the Prince's Trust

Supporting the young adults in our community, the Princes Trust Programme is due to start again this month in it's new home at the Bath City Football Club.

It's a great opportunity for young people aged 19-25, so if you know somebody who is NEET and would like a new challenge, please email Ben.

Essential Digital Skills Qualification

The EDSQ covers the basics of: Using Devices and Handling Information, Creating and Editing, Communication, Transacting and Being Safe and Responsible Online.

It is a nationally recognised qualification and we are one of the first colleges currently delivering. Learners will be invited to take part in an initial assessment so that we can place them into a class which is a suitable level for their abilities. To book an initial assessment, please email and let us know the preferred location (Bath, Radstock or Twerton) and your preferred time of day (AM, PM, Evening).

Websites for Beginners

This course is a new addition to our curriculum which we are really excited about! Taking website creation right back to basics for even the most apprehensive of beginners, our tutor will guide learners through design, marketing and all of the other elements involved in launching your very own website.

This course is running on Tuesdays at our City Centre Campus, 15:00-17:00 from the 21st of September until the 7th of December. Email acl to enrol or refer!

Introduction to Animal Care

Our popular Introduction to Animal Care is starting on the 4th of October at the delightful Bath City Farm. If you're supporting somebody who has an interest in being outside and a career in animal care is a possibility, this is a great introduction. Goats, chickens, pigs....come and make some new friends and learn some new skills while enjoying the gorgeous views and fresh air!

To enrol or refer, please email

Vocational Skills Course

We have three of our Vocational Courses coming up in September, all running at our Somer Valley Campus in Radstock. Choose from Stone Masonry, Woodwork or Plumbing....or join all three! All courses are "Introductions to" and are suitable for beginners. No equipment is needed apart from work boots.

Email referrals or questions to

English and Maths Functional Skills

We run our English and Maths vocational skills in Twerton and Radstock througout the year.

To take part, a learner simply needs to take an initial assessment with our tutor to make sure that they are placed in a class at the correct level for their learning.

If you would like to refer anybody, please email Marcelle and she will be in touch with you soon!

Be Your Own Boss

The benefits of being your own boss are endless, however many people know that they want to work for themselves, but are not sure where to start.

This course will provide mentor style support including creating a business plan, marketing and looking at whether ideas have a place and longevity.

This course will be taking place online on Wednesday mornings from 09:30-13:00 from the 15th of September until the 20th of October. A suitable device and internet connection will be required. Contact ACL to enrol or use this link.

Health and Social Care Workskills

This introductory course covers all of the nationally recognised Care Certificate Standards of which knowledge is required to work within this sector.

We provide hands on training in First Aid and other practical skills as well as inviting in speakers to give tasters of the various areas of Health and Social care, some of which may not have been considered as a career option.

The course is popular and learners will progress to further training in accredited courses or employment. To enrol, email acl or use this link.

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