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

We offer languages, arts, crafts, computer skills and other practical skills courses

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 3,000 enrolments on around 400 courses covering over 130 different subjects each year.

We offer courses, including languages, arts, crafts, computer skills and practical skills like cookery and gardening.

Most of our courses are at our main base, Stoke Lodge in Stoke Bishop, with some additional courses at the St Pauls Learning and Family Centre.

All courses are listed and can be booked online at the Bristol Courses website.

You can also book onto a course by phoning the office or coming to Stoke Lodge in person.

Course costs vary, if you receive income-related benefits like Universal Credit you can apply for a reduced fee.

You can buy vouchers towards course fees from £10 upwards. Contact us for more details.

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Private Bookings & Bespoke Activities

Many of our courses can be adapted for bespoke bookings such as team building, parties or celebrations.

We can offer bunting and garter making for hen parties, cookery and creative birthdays or baby showers. 

Contact us to design your perfect celebration.

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Venue Hire

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

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Corporate Training & Team Building

We can offer corporate training and qualifications such as Customer Care, First Aid, Food Safety and ICT both on site at Stoke Lodge and in your workplace.

Or if you are looking for something different for team building why not try a cooking challenge or team painting activity.  Contact us to find out more.

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