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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 3,000 enrolments on around 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.

 

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.

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.

Course costs vary, if you receive income-related benefits like Universal Credit you can apply for a reduced fee.

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

  • Watercolour for Absolute Beginners

    This short course is perfect to get you started with watercolour painting. Each week you will learn new techniques such as wet on wet, stippling, splattering, washes and much more. Experiment with colour mixing and learn which paints, brushes, paper and sponges you need. For absolute beginners. Wednesdays 6.30pm to 9pm For 5 weeks starting […]

  • Dress Making and Textiles

    Construct a garment of your choice using a commercial pattern and a range of sewing techniques and skills. You will be introduced to the art of pattern reading. This course is suitable for beginners and those with sewing skills they want to develop. Mondays 6.30pm to 9pm For 8 weeks starting 13 May enrol here […]

Private Bookings and Bespoke Activities

Many of our courses can be adapted for bespoke bookings such as team building, parties or celebrations.

We can offer bunting and garter making for hen parties, cookery and creative birthdays or baby showers.

Contact us to design your perfect celebration.

Corporate Training and Team Building

We can offer corporate training and qualifications such as Customer Care, First Aid, Food Safety and ICT both on site at Stoke Lodge and in your workplace.

Or if you are looking for something different for team building why not try a cooking challenge or team painting activity.  Contact us to find out more.

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.