Cambridgeshire Adult Learning and Skills (ALS) helps individuals, communities and businesses in Cambridgeshire develop their basic maths, English including ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages), IT and work skills to help develop and fulfil their potential with a range of accredited and non-accredited courses.   The service offers a consistent and high quality experience for people wherever they engage with us.   We work with local partners and organisations to ensure we can reach those furthest from learning and provide beneficial progression opportunities in the local area.

What we do
We hold an Adult Education Budget (AEB) contract with the Education and Skills Funding Agency for 19+ adult education.   Use our Course Search to find courses in your local area for employment, career progression or simply to learn new skills.

Adult Learning and Skills Centres
We provide a range of accredited and non-accredited courses from five learning centres, based in Libraries across Cambridgeshire:
- Cambridge Central
- Ely
- Huntingdon
- March
- Wisbech
Course start and end dates are individual to you, can be designed to fit around your own time requirements and can be accessed at home or in the Centre with support from our experienced, qualified tutors.

Each Learning Centre also runs a weekly Employment Hub where support and guidance from our tutors is available to help you produce a tailored CV, practice interview skills, search for and apply for work.

 

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 Telephone Number

Cambridge

09:30-17:30

09:30-17:30

09:30-17:00

09:30-17:30

09:30-17:30

CitySouthALS@cambridgeshire.gov.uk

 01223 728512

Huntingdon

09:30-17:00

09:30-17:00

09:30-17:00

09:30-12:30

09:30-17:00

HuntsALS@cambridgeshire.gov.uk

 01480 372736

Ely

09:30-13:00

09:30-17:00

09:30-17:00

09:30-17:00

09:30-17:00

EastALS@cambridgeshire.gov.uk

 01353 616160

March

09:30-17:00

09:30-17:00

09:30-17:00

09:30-17:00

09:30-11:30

FenlandALS@cambridgeshire.gov.uk

 01354 754764

Wisbech

09:30-13:00

09:30-17:00

Closed

09:30-17:00

Closed

FenlandALS@cambridgeshire.gov.uk

 01354 750173

Family Learning
We offer Family Learning opportunities across the County to help parents and carers support their children and develop their own skills.

Move on up
We offer our Move on UP programme of learning for adults with supported learning needs.  Our focus is on building independence, maths, English and work ready skills as well as providing a programme of creative skills courses.

ESOL
We provide a range of accredited and non-accredited ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) courses across Cambridgeshire.    Our experienced, friendly and qualified tutors can help you develop the speaking, reading and writing skills you need to succeed in life and work.

Employers
Our courses can help your employees develop their basic skills in order to improve their performance and help your business succeed.  We offer flexible courses, individually designed to fit around our learner’s lives and work commitments.   Learning can be accessed in our centres, at home or at work.

Subcontractors
We subcontract with a number of approved organisations to deliver other accredited and non-accredited learning opportunities across the county.   You can view our current subcontractors here: https://www.cambsals.co.uk/provider-information/current-providers/

Projects
We are also involved in a number of projects. You can read more about these here: https://www.cambsals.co.uk/our-partners-and-providers/projects/

Ofsted
We are an Ofsted graded Good - grade 2 learning provider.   You can read our report here:
Adult Learning&Skills Short Report 2016.pdf

Matrix
We are accredited with the Matrix quality standard. The Matrix standard is a unique quality standard for organisations to assess and measure their advice and support services, which ultimately supports individuals in their choice of career, learning, work and life goals.  Read our latest report here:
Adult learning and skills matrix-Assessment Report – Oct15.pdf

Contact us
For general enquiries, please contact our office at Cambridgeshire County Council

Adult Learning and Skills
Cambridgeshire County Council
Shire Hall (OCT1007)
Castle Street
Cambridge
CB3 0AP
T: 01223 703530
CambsALS@cambridgeshire.gov.uk

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How did you hear about us?
Word results from AL&S marketing feedback that was received from call enquiries.