Adult Learning is part of Bristol City Council’s Employment, Skills and Learning Team.

We offer a wide range of paid-for day, evening and weekend classes. We are open to everyone who is keen to learn and our courses are delivered by skilled and experienced tutors.

Courses offer the chance to develop skills…

for personal development – allowing you to explore an interest, skill or hobby,
for work – to develop specialist skills you can use in business,
and as a rewarding social experience, as a way of meeting people, sharing and enjoying learning. We have over 2,400 enrolments on more than 400 courses covering over 130 different subjects each year.Our success

Last year we offered over 400 courses in 150 different venues to 2000 residents. Over 60% of learners progressed to further learning, volunteering and work.

We work hand in hand with children’s centres, schools and many community and voluntary organisations, as well as statutory providers to engage learners and provide a quality learning experience. We have recently been awarded a good Ofsted rating

If you are looking for a venue for a meeting, conference, event or party you can rent multiple or individual rooms at our Stoke Lodge Centre. Stoke Lodge is a stunning listed building in Stoke Bishop with plenty of free parking, and leafy green gardens complete with squirrels MORE.

We are always on the lookout for new courses and ideas. We welcome expressions of interest from adult learning teachers who are passionate about their subject and interested in sharing and inspiring others to learn.

If you are interested in teaching for us please send us a summary of your skills and experience and the subjects and classes that you would like to offer.