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The Community Learning Team is part of the Bristol City Council’s Employment, Skills and Learning team. We set up courses for people with few or no qualifications, and for adults who are unemployed and experience multiple barriers to learning and work. We run a wide range of courses in a large number of venues across Bristol.

Last year we offered over 400 courses in 150 different venues to 2000 residents. Over 60% of learners progressed to further learning, volunteering and work.

We work hand in hand with children’s centres, schools and many community and voluntary organisations, as well as statutory providers to engage learners and provide a quality learning experience. We have recently been awarded a good Ofsted rating

Elke Hein

Adult & Community Learning Manager

Elke Hein

Adult & Community Learning Manager

I manage adult and community learning through a team of team leaders. My particular responsibilities include setting the direction and targets for the team, working with our Community Learning sub-contractors in South Gloucestershire and North Somerset, leading on quality improvement

James Bruton

Team Lead - Digital Learning

James Bruton

Team Lead - Digital Learning

I manage most of our IT systems within ESL, advertise our courses online, maintain our IT equipment and, most importantly try to improve our digital inclusion through training and guidance.

Angela Marshall

Team Leader - Community learning

Angela Marshall

Team Leader - Community learning

I manage development workers, setting and monitoring their targets and budgets. Team meetings, monthly 1-1s with all my team. I support course development and the curriculum offer, including accreditation, lesson observation, internal moderation, recruitment; approval of POs and invoices.

Suzanne Beard

Team Leader - Quality

Suzanne Beard

Team Leader - Quality

I lead on improving quality in documentation, self assessment, quality assurance in teaching and learning and providing training and support to tutors

Kerry Liddell

Operations officer

Kerry Liddell

Operations officer

Administrative support to Adult and Community Learning Team, including day-to-day supervision and support of Business Administrative Assistants. I oversee and monitor data and reporting to the Skills Funding Agency, logging of quality monitoring and processing of funding. Lead on HR,

Suzanne Gaffney

Development Worker

Suzanne Gaffney

Development Worker

Plan, develop and organise with partners, local community learning in North West Bristol – to meet the needs of local people. Our target group – adults with few or no qualifications and or with barriers to gaining employment. We aim

Edwina Provansal

Development worker

Edwina Provansal

Development worker

I run a wide range of courses for all the residents of Central & East. I focus on First & second language speakers, Healthy eating, Health & Social Care courses. I have recently organised the Syrian Resettlement programme in partnership

Scott Denby

Business support administrator

Scott Denby

Business support administrator

I do all things admin – data entry, answer the phone, update planners, print documents, scan documents, track down information, etc. I also do the occasional bit of finance on the side. I will help in various other areas when

Julie St Jean Dick

Development worker

Julie St Jean Dick

Development worker

Set up courses in south Bristol for NEET learners. Liaise with key stakeholders to develop programmes. Attend events and meetings to market and publicise provision. Arrange bookings with venues and negotiate with tutors. Support and manage designated

Magda Ostrowska

Business Support Assistant

Magda Ostrowska

Business Support Assistant

My main role is finance support for development workers in North Bristol and processing orders and payment for Community Learning.

Jane Carr

Finance Assistant

Jane Carr

Finance Assistant

Placing orders to tutors, crèches, venues, ordering materials for courses. Maintenance of petty cash fund. Checking & payment of invoices. Liaising with development workers & managers to maintain accurate records of costs for courses. Chasing to get all invoices in

Richard Davies

Development Worker

Richard Davies

Development Worker

coordinate community learning courses for adults in north Bristol, this involves partnership working, research and planning, communication and marketing

Helen Richards

Development Worker

Helen Richards

Development Worker

coordinate community learning courses for adults, this involves partnership working, research and planning, communication and marketing

Lucy Fieldhouse

Development Worker

Lucy Fieldhouse

Development Worker

coordinate community learning courses for adults, this involves partnership working, research and planning, communication and marketing

James Fellows

Core Tutor - English

James Fellows

Core Tutor - English

I teach literacy (reading and writing), developing materials and Schemes of Work

Shani Smith

Development worker

Shani Smith

Development worker

Plan, develop and organise with partners, local community learning – to meet the needs of local people. Our target group – adults with few or no qualifications and or with barriers to gaining employment. We aim to provide progression opportunities

Helen Spiller

Administrative assistant

Helen Spiller

Administrative assistant

Admin Assistant working for the Development Workers. Making up course packs, entering learner data accurately on Learnertrack. Lead on Learnertrack around errors and training. General admin tasks, answering the telephone, sign-posting, meeting and greeting, entering timesheets for tutors,

We help

We are part of Bristol City Council’s Employment Skills and Learning Team and learners who are returning to work benefit from the support the team provides.

Wide offer

We are lucky to have a fantastic team of tutors who deliver a wide range of courses from first aid to community arts, family learning to employability courses, and English, maths and IT. Many of our tutors work for us as they want to give something back to the community

Across Bristol

We set up courses where our learners are and work from many venues across the city.