Community learning

Kirklees College offers a wide range of courses and projects to engage adults and families across its local community.

Our vision is to change the lives of people who need it most through accessing learning opportunities in your communities, as well as widen participation.


Want to plan a course for your centre or community?

Please contact the Adult and Community Education team on

01484 437070

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who can attend these courses?

Learners must be 19 years old or over.

We aim to work with learners who will benefit most from accessing these courses such as:

  • Those with limited prior learning
  • Those seeking work.

How much do courses cost?

Courses are usually free of charge to all eligible learners and where fees apply these will be indicated in the course details.

How many people need to be in a class?

In order for a class to run we would typically need to engage upwards of 10 learners.

There may be some flexibility in this where a piece of work is considered high priority or a course needs time to gather momentum.

How long do courses last?

Courses typically run for six weeks at two hours per week. However, we endeavour to work flexibly in order to meet the needs of our community partners.

We often find that running taster sessions ahead of courses is an effective way to engage learners.

Adult Course Guide


We work closely with over 60 community partners each year to make sure that we offer the best fit courses for the needs of Kirklees’ communities.

“I thoroughly enjoyed the Maths course for parents, held at Heckmondwike Primary School. It has given me the confidence to sit down with my child to help him with his maths homework. This was a brilliant opportunity given by the school and I hope they continue to offer these great courses to parents in the future.”

Qurat Khan

“I joined the ten-week numeracy SATs course so that I could help my daughter in Y6 with her SATs tests. However, during the course I realised my daughter was already competent in all topics and methods used in numeracy. As I was taught numeracy in school a long time ago, methods of working out etc. have changed a lot. With that in mind I decided to continue as it would be used for my younger child in years to come. I am now much more aware of the SATs format and what is required from my child.”

Sadia Asghar

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