English or Maths holding you back? Need to boost your employment prospects?

Lancashire Adult Learning offer short, flexible FREE Functional Skills Maths and English courses online and across Lancashire at a wide range of venues, which will help you develop skills for life, work or if you are looking for employment. There are two programmes available, to include:

NEW Online Fast Track Programme
Upgrade your skills in just 12 weeks and from the comfort of your own home! (available for Level 1 and 2 programmes)*

Community Learning
Courses delivered in a range of venues across Lancashire (available for Entry to Level 2 programmes)

Whichever programme you choose there will be a range of resources, tutorials and 1:1 support available to help you along the way.

*For all our online courses you will require access to a PC or laptop and internet. Places on the fast track programme are limited and subject to eligibility. You will not have already achieved a Level 2 qualification in these areas.

*Assessment required.

 

GCSE Maths or English

Require essential GCSE qualifications in Maths or English to progress? Please visit this link:
https://portal.mis.nelsongroup.ac.uk/Page/U_FSAssessmentHome?UIOList=1&InterviewID=0&ExtraS=NA
 

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AAT Level 1 Award in Bookkeeping


This course is designed for learners seeking the skills and knowledge needed to work in the world of business particularly the accountancy sector. It provides learners with the underpinning knowledge that is required by employees to work in a range of different environments which require bookkeeping. You may choose that you want to work for an organisation, or become a self-employed bookkeeper onc...
Accrington & Rossendale College
TUE 16/04/2024
17:30 to 20:30
12 weeks
£149.00
14 Places Remaining
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Access to HE Diploma (Health and Social Care)


The Access to Higher Education (HE) Diploma is a Level 3 qualification that prepares 19+ students who are returning to education or who left school without the qualifications needed to progress to university. This Access to HE Diploma (Health and Social Care) consists of 60 credits of which 30 credits are in Biology. This allows you to progress on to health related as well as various science rel...
Accrington & Rossendale College
Sep 2023
£3384.00
20+ Places Remaining
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Access to HE Diploma - routes into Social Science


The Access to Higher Education (HE) Diploma is a Level 3 qualification that prepares 19+ students who are returning to education or who left school without the qualifications needed to progress to university. This Access to HE Diploma is ideal for those who want to progress on to a degree or other higher education programmes in a wide variety of subject areas.
Accrington & Rossendale College
Sep 2023
£3384.00
9 Places Remaining
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Barbering L2


Accrington & Rossendale College
MULTIPLE 18/09/2023
17:30 to 21:30
18 weeks
£550.00
9 Places Remaining
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Basic Life Saving Skills


This free online course will provide learners with the knowledge and basic lifesaving skills needed to effectively assess and treat someone who is not breathing. The skills will include how to deliver cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on an adult, child and baby and how to access and use a defibrillator.
Online
MON 13/05/2024
09:30 to 12:30
1 weeks
FREE to Lancashire Residents
Few Places Remaining
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Kay St Baptist Church
MON 10/06/2024
12:30 to 15:30
1 weeks
FREE to Lancashire Residents
14 Places Remaining
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Connect & Keep Learning: Lancashire - Angel Meadow: Social History of the Industrial Revolution


Focusing on an area of Manchester known as Angel Meadow; which once considered to be the worst slum in Europe, learners will explore social conditions for working people; their work, entertainment, homes, education, immigration and employment that affected their lives. Using timelines, maps, pictures and personal accounts, learners will investigate the time. Learners will also reflect on the bene...
Online
TUE 11/06/2024
13:30 to 16:00
1 weeks
FREE to Lancashire Residents
20+ Places Remaining
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Connect & Keep Learning: The Duchy of Lancashire 1185-1500


Learners will be introduced to the unique history of Lancashire as a Royal Duchy and County Palatinate. Focusing on the creation of the County, its early royal connections and the creation of the Duchy as a royal duchy and county palatinate. Historical disputes, it’s demise and revival are all fascinating aspects of this historical period. Learners will also reflect on the benefits ‘connecti...
Online
TUE 04/06/2024
09:30 to 12:00
1 weeks
FREE to Lancashire Residents
20+ Places Remaining
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Construction Multiskills


An introduction to the key health and safety elements of the construction industry. and the chance to develop basic skills in a range of trade areas, including: - Carpentry - Brick work - Painting and decorating
Accrington & Rossendale College
WED 27/09/2023
17:30 to 20:30
12 weeks
£249.00
20+ Places Remaining
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Accrington & Rossendale College
WED 17/04/2024
17:30 to 20:30
10 weeks
£249.00
15 Places Remaining
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Dementia Awareness and Embracing Memories


This session is intended to provide a basic understanding of dementia, how to support people with dementia and how objects can be used to trigger memories. It is suitable for members of staff, the public or volunteers who work in a care setting or for people who care for a person with dementia. It may also be suitable for someone with early stage dementia who can independently express goals and...
Online
MON 13/05/2024
10:00 to 12:00
1 weeks
FREE to Lancashire Residents
20+ Places Remaining
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Developing further Carpentry and Joinery Skills


This course will help you further develop your carpentry and joinery skills as well as give you an overview of the construction industry and employment opportunities within it. The vast majority of the programme will be aimed at developing your practical skills and technical knowledge.
Accrington & Rossendale College
WED 18/01/2023
18:00 to 21:00
10 weeks
£199.00
6 Places Remaining
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English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)


The main purpose of this course is to provide students with the opportunity to cover all four skills in English: speaking, listening, reading and writing. The course will allow you to progress onto your chosen courses within College. Learning is through classroom based activities, enterprise projects and access to all vocational areas within College. Students who progress onto E3 ESOL will be able...
Accrington & Rossendale College
02/09/2024
to
1 Year
FREE
20+ Places Remaining
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First Steps in Book Illustration - Share a Story Week


As part of this wonderful Share a Story Week, we are offering you a chance to come and explore some book illustration – no previous experience necessary. Inspired by Charlie Mackesy, famous for The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse, you will explore various illustrating techniques. Including sketching in pen, exploring fingerprint creatures and adding ink/coffee to add tone/texture to images....
Online
THU 09/05/2024
09:30 to 12:00
1 weeks
FREE to Lancashire Residents
20+ Places Remaining
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THU 23/05/2024
18:00 to 20:30
1 weeks
FREE to Lancashire Residents
20+ Places Remaining
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GCSE English (evening) - Free to UK resident for 3 years and don't have a GCSE at Grade 4/C


Accrington & Rossendale College
MON 04/09/2023
18:00 to 21:00
32 weeks
£425.00
10 Places Remaining
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GCSE Maths (Eve) - Free to all UK residents with no grade 4/C


Accrington & Rossendale College
TUE 04/09/2023
18:00 to 21:00
34 weeks
£425.00
Few Places Remaining
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Health & Safety in Construction Programme (Includes CITB Test and CSCS Card)


This course is aimed at individuals who require a CSCS labouring card to get a job within the Construction Industry but don't currently have the required qualifications. This course is in preparation for three assessments. On successful completion of the course you will gain two accredited certificates. • AIM Awards Suite of Vocational Pathways Qualifications (AIMVOCs) in Construction and ...
Waterside Centre Accrington
MULTIPLE 09/04/2024
09:30 to 15:15
1 weeks
£95.00
6 Places Remaining
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Waterside Centre Accrington
TUE 16/04/2024
09:30 to 15:15
1 weeks
£95.00
Few Places Remaining
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Waterside Centre Accrington
MULTIPLE 30/04/2024
09:30 to 15:15
1 weeks
£95.00
7 Places Remaining
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Waterside Centre Accrington
MULTIPLE 11/06/2024
09:30 to 15:15
1 weeks
£95.00
12 Places Remaining
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Waterside Centre Accrington
MULTIPLE 25/06/2024
09:30 to 15:15
1 weeks
£95.00
12 Places Remaining
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Waterside Centre Accrington
MULTIPLE 16/07/2024
09:30 to 15:15
1 weeks
£95.00
12 Places Remaining
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Introduction to Bricklaying


You will gain an introduction to key elements of the trade including hand skills, use and care of tools, working safely and making basic structures. You will then be able to apply this to your own projects.
Accrington & Rossendale College
WED 05/10/2022
17:30 to 21:00
8 weeks
£295.00
20+ Places Remaining
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Accrington & Rossendale College
WED 18/01/2023
18:00 to 21:00
10 weeks
£199.00
12 Places Remaining
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Introduction to Chair Based Exercise & Falls Prevention


This course is suitable for all levels of fitness. All exercises are chair based and designed to be low impact and low weight bearing, to ease pressure on joints and bones. This course will also develop learner's confidence when performing daily activities and recreational tasks. Alongside the practical elements of the course, learners will be introduced to the physical activity guidelines for adu...
West End Community Centre
MON 15/04/2024
09:30 to 11:30
2 weeks
FREE to Lancashire Residents
Few Places Remaining
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West End Community Centre
TUE 14/05/2024
10:00 to 12:00
2 weeks
FREE to Lancashire Residents
14 Places Remaining
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Online
MON 20/05/2024
10:00 to 12:00
1 weeks
FREE to Lancashire Residents
12 Places Remaining
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Coal Clough Library
FRI 21/06/2024
13:30 to 15:30
2 weeks
FREE to Lancashire Residents
Few Places Remaining
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Introduction to Joinery Skills


You will gain an introduction to key elements of the trade including hand skills, use and care of tools, working safely and making basic structures. You will then be able to apply this to your own projects.
Accrington & Rossendale College
WED 18/01/2023
18:00 to 21:00
10 weeks
£199.00
12 Places Remaining
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Introduction to Painting and Decorating


You will gain an introduction to key elements of the trade including hand skills, use and care of tools, working safely and various decorating techniques. You will then be able to apply this to your own projects.
Accrington & Rossendale College
WED 18/01/2023
18:00 to 21:00
10 weeks
£199.00
12 Places Remaining
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Introduction to Plastering


You will gain an introduction to key elements of the trade including hand skills, use and care of tools, working safely and develop beginner plastering skills. You will then be able to apply this to your own projects.
Accrington & Rossendale College
WED 17/01/2024
18:00 to 21:00
10 weeks
£249.00
14 Places Remaining
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Accrington & Rossendale College
WED 17/04/2024
17:30 to 20:30
10 weeks
£249.00
18 Places Remaining
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Introduction to Vehicle Maintenance and Repair


Accrington & Rossendale College
WED 17/01/2024
18:00 to 21:00
10 weeks
£249.00
15 Places Remaining
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Lancashire Lifesavers


Lancashire Adult Learning (LAL) are working in partnership with North West Ambulance Service, BBC Radio Lancashire and Lancashire County Council to provide free training as part of the #LancashireLifesaver Campaign. Their aim is to train as many people as possible in essential lifesaving skills across the county. This free online session with LAL will provide learners with the knowledge and skills...
Accrington & Rossendale College
MON 15/04/2024
13:30 to 16:30
1 weeks
FREE to Lancashire Residents
12 Places Remaining
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Online
MON 22/04/2024
18:00 to 20:30
1 weeks
FREE to Lancashire Residents
20+ Places Remaining
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Online
FRI 28/06/2024
09:30 to 12:30
1 weeks
FREE to Lancashire Residents
19 Places Remaining
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Level 1 Award in Alcohol Awareness (EQUAL)


This programme is for learners who want to develop their understanding of Dementia and learn how best to support individuals affected by it. The course covers positive communication techniques and person-centred approaches that consider individual needs. Learners will explore how to provide professional and personal attention during the illness when individuals may be experiencing symptoms like co...
Online
02/09/2024
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1 Year
£TBC
20+ Places Remaining
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Level 2 Award in Head Massage


This 8 week programme will help you develop practical skills in providing the relaxing and stress relieving treatment of head massage.
Accrington & Rossendale College
MON 26/02/2024
17:30 to 20:30
8 weeks
£75.00
Few Places Remaining
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Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Safeguarding and Prevent


Lancashire Adult Learning
02/09/2024
to
1 Year
£TBC
20+ Places Remaining
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Level 2 Counselling Pathway (daytime and evening classes available)


Lancashire Adult Learning
09/09/2024
18:00 to 21:00
20 weeks
£TBC
20+ Places Remaining
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Lancashire Adult Learning
13/09/2024
09:30 to 15:30
13 weeks
£TBC
20+ Places Remaining
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Level 2 Essential Study Skills in Health and Social Science Professions


Lancashire Adult Learning
02/09/2024
to
1 Year
£TBC
20+ Places Remaining
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Level 2 Healthcare Pathway - Common Health Conditions


Lancashire Adult Learning
02/09/2024
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1 Year
£TBC
20+ Places Remaining
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Level 2 Mental Health Pathway (CYP) - Children and Young People's Mental Health


Lancashire Adult Learning
02/09/2024
to
1 Year
£TBC
20+ Places Remaining
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Level 2 Mental Health Pathway - Mental Health Awareness


Lancashire Adult Learning
02/09/2024
to
1 Year
£TBC
20+ Places Remaining
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Level 2 SEN Pathway - Certificate in Understanding Autism


Lancashire Adult Learning
02/09/2024
to
1 Year
£TBC
20+ Places Remaining
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Level 2 Substance Misuse Pathway


Lancashire Adult Learning
02/09/2024
to
1 Year
£TBC
20+ Places Remaining
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Level 3 Certificate in Understanding Autism


Lancashire Adult Learning
02/09/2024
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1 Year
£TBC
20+ Places Remaining
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Level 3 Diploma in Counselling Skills (daytime and evening classes available)


Accrington & Rossendale College
09/09/2024
18:00 to 21:00
37 weeks
£TBC
20+ Places Remaining
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Accrington & Rossendale College
09/09/2024
13:30 to 16:30
37 weeks
£TBC
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Level 3 Diploma in Engineering Technology


This Level 3 course is carried out online, over 15 weeks. Sessions for March 2023 are Wednesday and Thursday 9:30am - 3:30pm During the 15 weeks, you will undertake both theory lessons and practicals, online. There are 2 practical track days and a Drug, Alcohol and Medical Screening that you will need to attend. These are noted on your timetable. You will be provided with Approved Personal Protec...
Online
WED 06/03/2024
17:30 to 20:30
12 weeks
£5421.00
20+ Places Remaining
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Online Introduction to Deaf Awareness and BSL


In this online stand-alone session, you will be introduced to deaf awareness and British Sign Language (BSL). You will look at day to day life and the barriers the deaf community have in communicating with the hearing world. This session will give you an insight of the dos and don’ts and tips to support those with a loss of hearing, whether with individuals who were born deaf or whose who have h...
Online
TUE 07/05/2024
10:00 to 11:30
1 weeks
FREE to Lancashire Residents
20+ Places Remaining
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Online
WED 08/05/2024
18:00 to 19:30
1 weeks
FREE to Lancashire Residents
20+ Places Remaining
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Railway Maintenance Diploma


During the course, you'll learn the fundamentals of rail track maintenance that you need to obtain a successful career on the rail. The course will introduce you to the typical operations and allow you to develop an extensive skill set to carry out various roles within the Rail Industry. You must book onto an Information and Advice Session prior to starting the course. Also Included in The Cour...
Shout Connect Meeting Rooms Preston
MULTIPLE 26/02/2024
09:30 to 16:00
6 weeks
£1995.00
13 Places Remaining
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Lancashire Adult Learning
MULTIPLE 02/04/2024
09:30 to 16:00
6 weeks
£1995.00
16 Places Remaining
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Shout Connect Meeting Rooms Preston
MULTIPLE 15/04/2024
09:30 to 16:00
6 weeks
£1995.00
12 Places Remaining
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Lancashire Adult Learning
MULTIPLE 20/05/2024
09:30 to 16:00
6 weeks
£1995.00
17 Places Remaining
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Shout Connect Meeting Rooms Preston
MULTIPLE 03/06/2024
09:30 to 16:00
6 weeks
£1995.00
20+ Places Remaining
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Share a Story Month - What's my Story


For this special month, We are offering you the opportunity to unleash your creative side and develop your own story. You will learn the principles of writing memoir and biography. You will learn how to develop ideas and be given the tools to write a part of your story. You will then have the opportunity to share your story with the group and look at ways for you to continue sharing with loved one...
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THU 16/05/2024
09:30 to 12:00
2 weeks
FREE to Lancashire Residents
20+ Places Remaining
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Spanish Intermediate


The aim of the course is to enable students to speak and understand the language. Students will learn the language and demonstrate their knowledge through a variety of activities: role-play, pair work, listening and reading comprehension exercises and discussion around key vocabulary.
Online
TUE 16/04/2024
13:00 to 15:30
10 weeks
£107.50
Few Places Remaining
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Online
FRI 19/04/2024
09:30 to 12:00
10 weeks
£107.50
6 Places Remaining
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