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Adult Learning Courses

Adult Learning and Into Work training seeks to provide an excellent learning experience to all citizens of Cardiff.

In order to maintain the quality of our provision we reserve the right to cancel or amend courses where necessary especially when insufficient enrolments mean that the course is no longer viable. In such circumstances and where possible alternative provision will be offered.

In accordance with the Welsh Language standards, Adult Community Learning and Into Work training also offer their education courses in Welsh. Enrolment forms asks learners whether they wish to take the course in Welsh, and the responses are recorded on our management system.

In 2017/18, 20 individuals requested their courses in Welsh; of these, only 2 of the 20 were on the same course. Therefore, we were unable to deliver the course in Welsh as this did not reach the minimum cohort required to deliver a training course. Furthermore, in term 1 of academic year 2018/19 20 individuals requested their courses in Welsh; of these, only 2 of the 20 were on the same course.

The Council supports learners to undertake their courses in Welsh and English, and should there be sufficient demand in the future, we will provide any ACL ‘education course/training.

    Learning for Life

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    Welcome to the Learning for Life programme for 2018-19 run by Cardiff Adult and Community Learning (ACL). This brochure is packed with exciting courses from Crafts to Computers and so much more, all to give you inspiration for learning this year.

    Our courses are suitable for learners age 16 and above as part of Cardiff Council’s Commitment to providing education opportunities for all.

    Courses are available in many venues across Cardiff, check out the listings inside for more details. Many courses fill up quickly so enrol early to secure your place, and make this year your year to try something new.


    Learning for Work

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    The Adult Community Learning Service offer a range of flexible learning opportunities that are designed to support individuals to take their first steps back into learning and to assist them to progress to further learning, training or employment. 


    These Welsh Government funded courses are offered free to learners and include a range of IT courses as well as courses that assist with the development of skills for those looking for work in childcare, hospitality or retail. 


    Individuals aged 16 years and above who are eligible to enrol on these courses include:


    • those who are not currently in education, training or employment and are in receipt of state benefits or support (excluding state retirement pension)
    • those aged 50 plus who are not in full-time employment.

      It is not possible for you to enrol online for these courses, so please come along to one of our enrolment events where you will have the opportunity to discuss which course is right for you.

      Due to the requirements for completing the accreditation, we regret that learners will no longer be able to enrol two weeks after the start of a course. Exceptions are only possible with the approval of the programme manager​.

      If you want to enrol on one of these courses but you do not meet the eligibility criteria then you can enrol by paying the appropriate fee. Please contact Severn Road for details on 029 2087 2030 or email


      Learning for Adults with Additional Needs


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      We aim to make our courses accessible to all. Every effort will be made to make reasonable adjustments, to enable you to access the learning programme of your choice. Please contact our help line on 02920 872030 to discuss your learning needs.

      If you do have a disability or mental health problem, take a look at the ICT, Basic Skills and Confidence building courses in the separate Dice (Disability Inclusion in Community Education) brochure for disabled learners. These courses are specifically designed for people with either mental health issues, physical impairment and / or acquired brain injuries, who feel unable, at this point, to enrol on general Learning for Life courses.

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