About adult learning

About the adult learning service

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Our funding

The funding used to support our adult learning comes from the Skills Funding Agency which procures and manages match funding training activity funded by European Social Funds.

About our service

The Bedfordshire Employment and Skills Service (BESS) provides opportunities for adults to get involved in learning within the community. In particular, we aim to work with people who have not achieved a level 2 (or equivalent) qualification and/or are unemployed.

The BESS adult learning programme can help you:

  • get back into learning
  • gain skills and qualifications to help you into work
  • gain skills and qualifications to help you progress at work

Courses and workshops

View the wide range of courses and workshops on offer.

Courses are delivered by our in-house team of tutors as well as a number of other training providers including:

  • Be Positive
  • BTAC (Bedford Training and Assessment Centre)
  • Hill McManus
  • Impact Mental Health
  • My Healthy Lifestyle
  • NOAH Enterprise
  • SSG Services
  • TCHC
  • Voluntary Community Action

Help us to help you

One to one support into work

Find out how we can support you into work though confidential and impartial one to one support. Our National Careers Service team can help you with learning, training and work.

Training courses

We offer a range of training courses, all of which are designed to help you into work.

View all courses >>

Telephone: 0300 300 8110
Email: adult.learning@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk

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