Learn, upskill and retrain with Calderdale Adult Learning


The latest Calderdale Adult Learning (CAL) prospectus for 2022/23, packed full of exciting, affordable courses to inspire and help people towards the jobs and lives they want, is on its way to every household across Calderdale to ensure everyone can easily find out about the many opportunities offered at CAL.

There is an exciting range of courses at all levels starting this September.

Find out more here :


WOW : Weeks Of Wellbeing from Calderdale Adult Learning

Weeks of Wellbeing, or WOW for short, is a two week long wellbeing event to tie in with the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee starting June 6th to June 18th.

The event brings to you taster classes focused around art as a means to improve wellbeing and includes sessions of arts and crafts, recycling basics, first aid skills, a taster in Portuguese, health, wellbeing and mindfulness among others. Some courses have a small charge, some are free.

Download the full WOW course schedule here

To enrol please email cyps.cal@calderdale.gov.uk or call 01422 392820

As part of the WOW event, Calderdale Adult Learning are hosting the
Jubilee Art competition open to all Calderdale residents aged 19 and over.

The competition closes on the 6th June and there are some exciting prizes up for grabs, including high street vouchers and a hamper of premium art supplies.

If you have any questions or would like to know more, please do not hesitate to get in touch – we can be reached at this email address (cyps.cal@calderdale.gov.uk) or by phone on (01422) 392 820.

More information on the Calderdale Adult Learning Facebook page

Calderdale Adult Learning provide a variety of courses for over 18s looking to learn new skills, meet new people, and try out new hobbies.

Calderdale Adult Learning, Unit 4 Heath Campus, Free School Ln, Halifax HX1 2PS

Platinum Jubilee Art Competition deadline June 6th

To celebrate how art can boost wellbeing, Calderdale Adult Learning are holding an art competition based around the theme of ‘Platinum Jubilee.’

Prizes include art supplies, shopping vouchers and CAL course discounts.

Please email a photograph of your artwork to cal.artcomp@calderdale.gov.uk with your name, postcode and telephone number.

If you are unable to access email please call 01422 392820 to arrange another option.

Entry open to all Calderdale residents.

Competition closes 6th June

Competition Prizes in detail

Calderdale Adult Learning International Women’s Day events March 7, 8, 11

To celebrate International Women’s Day, Calderdale Adult Learning are running some courses in a women only environment.

Light refreshments will be available for the participants.

Download the course brochure here


For more information on the courses or to enrol contact us on

01422 392820
or email us at


Dental Hygiene session for people with Learning Difficulties

You are invited to a short session around Dental Hygiene for people with learning disabilities.

Come and learn how to keep your teeth clean and avoid dental treatment.

The session takes place on

Wednesday 16rh February from 10.30am – 12.00pm at

Calderdale Adult Learning

To book and for further information contact

info@leadthewaycalderdale.org or 0300 012 0146

Online LAB Confidence, Communication and Teamwork course

We have all faced uncertain situations this year. This is a time for re – assessment: take 2 weeks to ‘re-boot’, develop confidence for online learning, for any group or potentially challenging situation such as interviews.

Calderdale Adult Learning has teamed up with award -winning Proper Job Theatre Company again to offer the LAB Project Online. For those who want to start making that first move back to training or work, the online LAB Confidence, Communication and Teamwork course may be ideal. LAB Online uses drama and media communication techniques to develop confident communication skills for interviews and work – online and off.

LAB Online – 21  January – 4 February

Class Hours – 10 am – 1pm

Venue: Online

This 2 week online course offers a nationally recognised qualification in Communication and Team work for Further Learning and Employment.

For enquiries or to book a registration appointment please contact Phoebe. Phoebe@properjob.org.uk  Mobile:  07716638757

To see the Proper Job leaflet, click here.

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

Download course Easy Read document here