50% off 2021 Spring Calderdale Adult Learning Courses

As we know, many people have sadly lost their jobs during the pandemic, or understandably may be struggling to stay motivated. Learning something new is a great way to build skills and confidence, find something to focus on and have fun.

Looking after our mental health and emotional wellbeing is more important now than ever. Learning is one of the ‘five ways to wellbeing’ and can help us to boost our self-esteem, build a sense of purpose and connect with others.

Calderdale Adult Learning has launched its spring 2021 course programme, which will focus on digital skills, emotional health and wellbeing and employment skills to help people who are looking for a new job or want to retrain.

Learners can gain important qualifications in subjects like English, maths and employability, and develop new skills in areas such as digital, cookery, arts and beauty. There are daytime and evening classes, and a variety of courses for adults with learning disabilities.

We’re currently offering a 50% discount for everyone who enrolls on one of our spring courses. English and maths courses are free for everybody and many of our courses are offered free to those in receipt of JSA/ESA or on a low income.

Face-to-face adult learning at Heath Campus in Halifax and in community venues is currently on hold to protect learners and staff from COVID-19. However, courses and group learning activities are being delivered online in their usual vibrant and inspiring way, and staff are continuing to provide support throughout the learning journey.

The Council is working hard to ensure buildings are COVID-secure when they can safely reopen.

You can visit our website to view the range of courses on offer and enroll for spring 2021.

I wish you all the best on behalf of the CAL team and we look forward to welcoming new and returning learners in the new year.

Start the New Year with Calderdale Adult Learning

New year is a time when people make a new start, so how about enrolling on a course and doing something you’ve always wanted to do but never made time for.

Whether it’s cooking, sewing, maths, languages or even a relaxation course, there is something for everyone so click here to see what courses are on offer. Courses are very competitively priced and some are even FREE – book early and to get 20% off!

Adult Learning is now based at Heat Campus in Halifax – go and see these great facilities.

For further information visit www.calderdale.gov.uk/adultlearning or call 01422 392820

Sure Start courses throughout April

sure start north and eastThroughout April there are a number of courses available for you to get involved in at various Sure Start centres within North Halifax.

From Baby Yoga to Creative Cooking and other fun things, why not get involved and book onto a course today

surestart course tableTo book a place or for more information on one of the courses in the table above please call Sure Start Children’s Centres North Halifax Partnership on 01422 251090 or alternatively book online and view future courses at surestartchildrencentresnhp.org.uk

Courses for adults – Workers’ Educational Association

WEA LogoWould you like to learn the Spanish language?

Maybe you have been thinking about writing your very first novel but unsure where to start or just in need of inspiration…

Well think no more, as this coming Spring from January to April 2015 there will be a number of adult courses which you can take part in, from learning Spanish and Novel writing to art, poetry, singing and dance. No matter what your interests there’s a good chance you will find a course to suit you.

If you would like to take a look at some of the courses on offer, you will find details of each one including cost, duration and booking details by viewing the Spring Term Course brochure here.

FREE Adult Learning at Ryburn Valley High School

rvh courseRyburn Valley High School is offering the chance for adults over the age of 19 years to take part in FREE evening workshops or various courses over a duration of 8 weeks.


Computers For Beginners – Learn how to use your computer. Basic advice and tutoring on how to create documents, use email and access the internet.

Social Media as A Marketing Tool – Step by step basic advice to get the best out of Facebook, Twitter and other social networking applications as a marketing tool for your business or to promote your group/charity etc.

Website Design For Beginners – Create your own personal website, promote your business or market your product.

Photography For Beginners – Learn how to use your camera! Create beautiful and interesting photographs and manipulate those images using Photoshop.

Educational Computer Driving License (ECDL) – 3 modules which can be taken individually or as a complete course. If all modules are completed successfully, the resulting qualification is equivalent to a GCSE.

Each training session is FREE of charge.

A registration fee of £25 is payable if you wish to take the ECDL optional online tests, + a fee of £6.50 per test.

To book a place on one of these courses, or for more information, please contact Karen Allen on 01422 832070 or email V@ryburn.calderdale.sch.uk

‘Start Your Own Business!’ – May ‘Drop-in’ Advice Sessions

Can’t find a job? Have you ever considered starting your own business but don’t know where to start or who to contact?

Free, no nonsense advice on becoming self-employed/starting your own business from Calderdale Council’s Business Support Team. Please call in at a local information session for a chat and pick up some useful information and factsheets. It could be the chance of a new start for you!

May Drop-in Sessions in Halifax North and East:

  • King Cross Library on Monday 12 May, 1.30pm – 2.15pm
  • Beechwood Road Library, Illingworth on Monday 19 May, 1.30pm – 2.45pm
  • Calderdale Adult Learning Service, Horton House, HX1 1PU  on Wednesday 21 May, 10am – 11.15am

For further details or if you are unable to attend a session and would like to arrange a free 1-to-1 advice meeting, please contact eric.binns@calderdale.gov.uk or tel: 01422 392222.