Our offer

Adult Learning and Skills Service

About Us

Cambridgeshire County Council Adult Learning and Skills provide opportunities for individuals to get involved in learning within the community. Within our service we can offer careers advice, assessment, advanced learning skills and other ranges of support for skills development and routes into employment.
In particular we aim to help adults who are furthest from learning, in deprived areas or hardest to reach situations.

Adult Learning and Skills can offer learners:

• Get into learning
• Gain skills and qualifications to help into employment
• Gain skills and qualifications to help you progress at work


We hold a number of awarding body organizations to support the work we do with learners and to offer learners the opportunity to gain a recognized qualification.
The awarding bodies are:

City & Guilds


BCS - The Chartered Institute for IT

Cambridgeshire County Council Priorities

The Council has seven key priorities around which it positions its services:

- Older people live well independently
- People with disabilities live well independently
- People at risk of harm are kept safe
- People lead a healthy lifestyle
- Children and young people reach their potential in settings and schools
- The Cambridgeshire economy prospers to the benefit of all Cambridgeshire residents
- People live in a safe environment

Adult Learning and Skills has worked with other divisions within the County Council to develop a Skills Strategy that helps young people into Adult Learning and then onto employment.

We are also working as part of the Local Enterprise Partnership Skills Service initiative, this helps adults to get careers advice to direct them into employment in the growing local economy.

Adult Learning and Skills annually completes a self-assessment report which is inclusive of all the work we do across the service including partners work.

The process of the self-assessment is to assess the Service against the Ofsted Common Inspection Framework while focusing on maintain strengths and addressing weaknesses.

So why do we self-assess?

To review the quality of the learner’s experience

• Inform Ofsted and other external quality assurance inspections of our work
• Reflect back on delivery and highlight improvement areas resulting in an annual quality improvement plan.


Adult Learning and Skills Ofsted report 2016