Courses for adults (19+) with a learning disability

Calderdale Adult Learning offer a range of courses for adults (19+) with learning disabilties this Autumn.

If you would like further details of the courses you can find the full brochure Adult learning | Calderdale Council.

If you can think of other ways we can work together please get in touch.

For more information contact Andrea Wallman, Curriculum Coordinator Learning Disabilities on 01422 392828

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New opportunities for a brighter future with Calderdale Adult Learning

The new Calderdale Adult Learning (CAL) prospectus is landing on the doorsteps of every household in Calderdale, with a new curriculum full of exciting, affordable courses to inspire and help people towards the jobs and lives they want.

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, CAL has worked hard to introduce an innovative mix of COVID-safe learning methods. Whilst socially distanced face-to-face lessons are now available at CAL’s Heath Campus, many courses are available to access from learners’ own homes with CAL successfully using Google Classroom software to bring lessons to learners.

The new prospectus includes a rich range of interesting courses, many discounted by 50% or free. CAL want to help everyone in the borough access the learning they need to enrich their lives and improve job prospects. There’s a course for everyone, from developing an interest, improving maths, English and job search skills, to professional training for the workplace.

CAL’s Community and Family Learning has a vibrant range of sociable, welcoming classes, helping people to better wellbeing with opportunities to meet others. In addition, Skills for Adults with Learning Disabilities offers learning opportunities in everything from digital employability, photography and preparation for volunteering, to work improving confidence and skills.

Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Strategy, Cllr Jane Scullion, said:

“The last year has been challenging for everyone and our adult learners have shown such resilience and an impressive commitment to their learning journey. As we approach the registration period for 2021/22 courses, we’re looking forward to welcoming even more learners to CAL and have a range of courses and different learning options to suit everyone.

“As well as face-to-face courses, we’re pleased to also be able to include online learning in this year’s prospectus, to ensure that everyone can access the learning they want in a way that’s right for them.

“Many of us have reassessed our priorities over the past 12 months and I’d encourage anyone looking to develop their skills or look for a new challenge to browse the courses on offer. Many are free or discounted and our experienced tutors are ready to welcome you and support you to reach your goals.”

CAL continues to receive amazing feedback about its courses. Existing learner Bex, said: “I’m on an exciting journey. I was born and diagnosed with cerebral palsy. The CAL courses at Heath are a massive part of the network which allows me to achieve.”

Retired learner, Katherine has been learning Italian for three years at CAL and is now at advanced level. She said: “It’s a great place to make new friends, have a brilliant learning experience and feel welcomed. I’m glad to be able to keep learning the language I love.”

Learners have also welcomed the opportunities to access courses in a number of different ways and full support is offered for those unsure about online options.

Marcus Gregg, CAL Maths Tutor, says of the online learning, “Last year’s feedback from learners has been really positive. Full [free] training is given at the start of each course and you don’t need IT skills to use it.”

To find out more about Calderdale Adult Learning, or to view the brochure online, visit:

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 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

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