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Welcome to Adult Community Learning


Bath College Adult Community Learning provides a wide range of courses intended for those who want to improve their chances to find work, support their families or live independently. From art to IT, we have a selection to suit nearly every need and interest.


Our courses are free of charge for people who:

  • Are not currently in work and/or on benefits, and looking for new skills, ideas and advice
  • Want to gain skills that will help with volunteering, improving confidence and working within their home and community
  • Are earning less than £18,525 if a resident of B&NES or £17,004 if outside of the area
  • Have been a resident in the UK for 3 or more years


English, maths and IT skills (EDSQ) initial assessments and classes are offered free of charge to anyone who has not already obtained a grade C at GCSE in these subjects. Please get in touch to arrange a convenient time and location for these, our contact details are at the bottom of this page. Please note: we will need to see proof of your right to remain in this country before we can enrol you onto a course

We try to make our courses accessible to as many people as possible, so they are taught in small groups by friendly tutors not only in our main campuses in Bath and Radstock but also in many other community hubs. If you require help with transportation, equipment or childcare costs, please let us know and we may be able to help.




Princes Trust

The Prince’s Trust Team Programme is a 12-week-course for young people who are not in employment, education or training between the ages of 16-25. The course is free, and you won’t lose any benefits you may be claiming. Furthermore, any public transports costs incurred by attending the course will be refunded back to you at the end of each week.

Our friendly and supportive Team Leaders will guide you through each phase of the programme as you develop new skills. The programme includes an action-packed residential, a work placement, challenging community-based projects of your team’s choosing and an end-of-team presentation to celebrate your achievements.


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Free Career Coaching available to more residents

The real living wage is rising! If you earn under the real living wage you may be eligible for FREE careers coaching from Future Bright. The real living wage is now £9.90 an hour, so if you earn £9.89 an hour or less, get in contact!

Future Bright offers free career coaching, training and support to help you develop the skills and confidence you need to take your next step.

When you sign up you'll be matched with a dedicated career coach who will support you to create a personalised action plan.

You can access the service if:

  • You're aged 18 or over
  • You're in paid work (including zero hours and self-employed)
  • You're earning less than the real living wage OR receiving in work benefits or tax credits
  • You live in the West of England



Achieve in B&NES

If you're a resident of Bath & North East Somerset you can find our courses through Achieve in B&NES, use the button below to access the Achieve website and find out more:

Achieve in B&NES


Contact Us

If you have any questions about course provision, to find out if you are eligible or there is anything else that you would like to talk to us about you can reach us below:



Adult Community Learning

Bath College - Somer Valley Campus

South Hill Park




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