Lancashire Adult Learning
Lancashire, United Kingdom
About Lancashire Adult Learning
Lancashire Adult Learning is a network of more than 300 further education and adult learning centres across the county of Lancashire in north-west England. It is headquartered at Lancashire College in Chorley.
The organisation is one of the largest adult community learning providers in the country, and delivers almost all the adult and community learning budget allocated to Lancashire by the Skills Funding Agency. It serves more than 11,000 students and offers more than 2,000 courses.
Values and vision
Lancashire Adult Learning believes that empowering people to learn is at the heart of helping communities to thrive. It aims to help all adults in Lancashire, regardless of background, circumstance or age, to learn something new and take control of their own futures.
Its key values include: nurturing ambition for all; listening closely to all individuals to understand their particular needs; adaptability and flexibility; tailoring courses to suit different communities; and understanding the complex and changing needs of all communities in Lancashire through collaboration.
“A strong and effective board of governors now drives forward a good pace of improvement through robust and determined support and challenge. The strategy to engage and recruit the very large majority of learners from the most disadvantaged areas and groups is highly effective.”
“The proportion of learners who successfully achieve their qualifications has rapidly improved since the previous inspection and is now high … Passionate tutors set high aspirations and expectations, using a wide range of activities to enable most learners to reach their potential.”