About adult learning

Courses for adult learning

Bedfordshire Employment and Skills Service (BESS) courses are free for eligible learners. You will be given details of eligibility when you enrol. Download our course guide (PDF 1.2MB) .

Courses available

We have a wide range of courses available. These include:

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Find out more about the apprenticeships we offer

What you can expect from us

Our service aims to provide:

  • good quality, inspiring learning
  • an inclusive and welcoming environment
  • openness, honesty, integrity and trust
  • respecting and valuing each other
  • clear and effective communication
  • co-operating and sharing ideas
  • building skills for further learning and work

Please email adult.learning@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk if you would like to feed back about any aspects.

Learning support

We provide additional support, where required, to learners with a learning difficulty or disability. Any learning support needs you might have should be discussed when you are enrolling on a course, during induction or at the first session. We can also, in some cases, reimburse travel or childcare costs you incur attending sessions. Your tutor will let you know about the process for doing this.

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