You can call our customer service centre on 0345 603 7635 or email us
2. How do I search for a course?
You can search by location, for example 'Chelmsford', and / or by subject, for
Alternatively, if you know the course code (available in the Course Directory)
you can use this. If you leave all the fields blank then the search will return
Once you have found a subject you are interested in you can further filter your
results by date, time of day, start month, availability and price.
You can further sort your search results by clicking on any column to group your
results by for example: Subject or Start Date. This will filter the results by
date in either ascending or descending order.
When you’ve found the course that suits you, click on Book place in the bottom
right corner of the course information panel.
3. Is funding available for a course?
To be eligible for either a fully or part-funded, or part funded course, a
person must be legally resident in the UK/EEA for three years prior to the
beginning of the course.
And a person must be a British/EEA citizen, or have the right to abode in the
UK, or be a refugee who has been resident in the UK since the granting of
refugee status, or an asylum seeker with 6 months residency.
If you are aged 16-18 you cannot enrol online.
4. What course should I take to improve my employment opportunities?
We provide a free, confidential and impartial information and advice service for
adults and for 18-year-olds who are not in education, training or employment.
5. What's my Learner Number?
Your Learner Number is available when you sign up for a course with Adult
Community Learning. It is also available on the form when you register.
6. Can I make pay for more than one enrolment at the same time?
Unfortunately we are unable to process multiple enrolments online. Each
enrolment has to be processed individually due to the funding arrangements
associated with these courses. We apologise for any inconvenience this may
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This authority is required by law to protect the public funds it administers. It
may share information provided to it with other bodies responsible for;
auditing, or administering public funds, or where undertaking a public function,
in order to prevent and detect fraud.
The Cabinet Office is responsible for carrying out data matching exercises.
Data matching involves comparing computer records held by one body against other
computer records held by the same or another body to see how far they match.
This is usually personal information. Computerised data matching allows
potentially fraudulent claims and payments to be identified. Where a match is
found it may indicate that there is an inconsistency which requires further
investigation. No assumption can be made as to whether there is fraud, error or
other explanation until an investigation is carried out.
We participate in the Cabinet Office’s
National Fraud Initiative: a data
matching exercise to assist in the prevention and detection of fraud. We are
required to provide particular sets of data to the Minister for the Cabinet
Office for matching for each exercise.
The use of data by the Cabinet Office in a data matching exercise is carried out
with statutory authority under Part 6 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act
2014. It does not require the consent of the individuals concerned under the
Data Protection Act 1998.
There are two prices for courses that do not lead to a qualification:
Concessionary (in receipt of a benefit)
Both fees are subsidised by the government to help you to learn at a low price.
Courses which lead to a qualification
Qualification courses are also subsidised by the government, see the course description for further details.
Due to scheduled maintenance by our payment service provider between 12:00 18th November and 19:00 there will be a possible period where payments cannot be processed. If you receive an error message please try again later.