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Bristol Adult Learning

Adult Learning is part of Bristol City Council’s Employment, Skills and Learning Team.

We offer a wide range of paid-for day, evening and weekend classes.  We are open to everyone who is keen to learn and our courses are delivered by skilled and experienced tutors.

Courses offer the chance to develop skills…

  • for personal development – allowing you to explore an interest, skill or hobby,
  • for work – to develop specialist skills you can use in business,
  • and as a rewarding social experience, as a way of meeting people, sharing and enjoying learning.

We have over 2,400 enrolments on more than 400 courses covering over 130 different subjects each year.

We offer courses, including languages, arts, crafts, computer skills and practical skills like cookery and gardening.

 

Where the courses take place

Most of our courses are at our main base, Stoke Lodge in Stoke Bishop, with some additional courses at the St Pauls Learning and Family Centre.

Find and book a course

All courses are listed and can be booked online at the Bristol Courses website.

You can also book onto a course by phoning the office or coming to Stoke Lodge in person.

What courses cost

Costs vary depending on how long courses last and what the format is, for example one evening a week for several weeks, a single day or several consecutive days.

If you receive income-related benefits like Universal Credit you can apply for a reduced fee.

Adult Learning gift vouchers

You can buy vouchers towards course fees from £10 upwards. Contact us for more details.

 

 

Jenny Wilkes

Team Leader

Jenny Wilkes

Team Leader

Lead & support to set up, market and run, income generating courses for the public. Managing the Stoke Lodge centre inc. building maintenance, H&S. Lead on data reporting and LearnerTrack for Community and Adult Learning. Role also includes marketing Adult

Stoke Lodge & The Park

Louise Weller

Development Worker

Louise Weller

Development Worker

Manage the Recruitment and Training of Volunteers at Stoke Lodge Adult Learning Centre. Responsible for increasing Venue Hire income at Stoke Lodge Adult Learning Centre. Organise CPD opportunities for Adult Learning Tutors

Maria Chidgey

Administrative Assistant

Maria Chidgey

Administrative Assistant

Enrolling Learners onto the course that is suitable for them, Banking, Ordering Stationary. paying invoices through ABW

Stoke Lodge

Marlis Mulder

Development Worker

Marlis Mulder

Development Worker

The main aspects of my current work, amongst many other ones, are: Set up and manage a range of app. 300 different courses that offer a balanced curriculum based on learner interest and business demand. Managing app. 32 tutors in

Stoke Lodge

  • In The Loop – Nov 2018

    Hello everyone we are really pleased to see so many of you joining us for classes this autumn term. Our term has kicked off really well with many familiar faces returning and some new faces we are delighted to welcome too. Upcoming Courses We have some lovely courses still to come this term including… Festive […]

  • In The Loop – Sept 2018

    Hello everyone and warm welcome back to the autumn term at Adult Learning. I hope you all enjoyed our glorious summer and are looking forward to re-joining us here at Stoke Lodge for continued courses or something completely new! Cookery classes in Stoke Lodge kitchen We have some new and exciting cookery courses coming up at […]

Courses

  • for personal development – allowing you to explore an interest, skill or hobby,
  • for work – to develop specialist skills you can use in business,
  • and as a rewarding social experience, as a way of meeting people, sharing and enjoying learning.

Work with us

We are always on the lookout for new courses and ideas. We welcome expressions of interest from adult learning teachers who are passionate about their subject and interested in sharing and inspiring others to learn.

Venue hire

If you are looking for a venue for a meeting, conference, event or party you can rent multiple or individual rooms at our Stoke Lodge Centre. Stoke Lodge is a stunning listed building in Stoke Bishop with plenty of free parking, and leafy green gardens complete with squirrels.