New summer course brochure (PDF 411KB) available to download now.
Get crafty this Spring and Summer
Join a craft workshop or 10 week course and learn a new skill this summer. You can choose from Jewellery, Silverwork, Pottery, Upholstery and Floristry.
For dates, times and venues see our online course directory.
Jewellery courses and workshops leaflet (PDF 127KB).
Art and Craft Exhibition
We are holding an exhibition of learners work (PDF 98KB), come and see the results of the hardwork and dedication of our learners as well as taking a look at the excellent art and craft facilities on offer.
When: Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 June
Time: 11.00am - 4.00pm
You can also enjoy a cup of tea or coffee with a homemade cake - perfect way to spend a morning or afternoon. There is also the opportunity to buy a piece of local artwork.
We welcome your feedback, which helps us to continually improve the service we offer. If you would like to contribute to this please open the following link to complete our online Learner Survey.
Read our latest Adult Learning Newsletter (PDF 190KB) find out what learners enjoyed about their courses, how well our work clubs are doing and more.
To see full details of our course programme visit our online course directory.
* What are the changes to the Bedfordshire Adult Skills and Community Learning Service?
On 5th December 2012, Central Bedfordshire Council’s Executive made the difficult decision to move to a commissioning based model for its Adult Skills and Community Learning Service and to focus on supporting adults into work.
* Why has the Council decided to stop running Leisure and Pleasure Courses?
The Executive’s decision to accept this new direction means that the service cannot continue to deliver everything it currently does. This applies particularly to leisure and pleasure courses, of which approximately 10% of the service’s learners take part in.
It wasn’t an easy decision to take, but we’re managing to lessen the impact on learners by working with other providers across Central Bedfordshire and Bedford Borough to sign post learners to alternative adult learning provision.
* When will leisure and pleasure courses run to?
BASCL Leisure and Pleasure courses will run until 31st July 2013 i.e. the end of the academic year.
* Can I finish the course I am doing?
Any learner who is currently taking a Leisure and Pleasure course will be able to finish their course.
* Does the Council not recognise the importance of Leisure and Pleasure courses on well being for older residents?
Whilst the Council has made the difficult decision to no longer directly deliver 'Leisure and Pleasure' courses, we do recognise the importance of recreational learning for residents of all ages and we are working with Local Adult Learning Providers to ensure that learners are affected by the changes as little as possible.
Moodle is known as: an Open Source Course Management System (CMS); a Learning Management System (LMS); a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).
We have developed a Moodle that allows:
- Learners to complete an online induction to the service
- Learners to take part in blended learning courses
- Tutors to complete online training at a time that suits them
- Staff to access key information and Staff Development opportunities
Log onto our learning moodle by entering your user name and password.