Welcome Message

Welcome to the official website for Bristol Adult Learning.

Bristol Adult Learning is a much treasured adult education provider that has been operating for over 50 years as part of the Bristol City Council structure.

This service operates as an independent business unit as a not-for-profit organisation. We are a government recognised educational institution delivering courses at the third level. We are registered and recognised by the UK Government under the UK Register of Learning Provider (UKPRN: 10000896).

As Bristol City Council, we are inspected and accredited by the Department of Education through its inspection and accreditation body, OFSTED, (UK Government’s Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills.

The service does not receive national or local government funding for the academic or operational costs of its learning programme. We keep things going entirely through learner fees.

The service delivers a wide range of popular and quality learning activities for over 2,000 adult learners a year including languages, social sciences, ICT and arts programmes.

Jane Taylor
Service Manager
Head of Employment, Skills and Learning