Adult Learning Service Liverpool

Adult Learning partners and funding

Liverpool Adult Learning Service works with a number of subcontractors to promote accessible, high quality, locally-delivered adult learning opportunities for the people of Liverpool.

Partner organisations delivering learning in 2023-24

The following organisations are working in partnership with the Adult Learning Service in 2023-24. They are offering community courses that last between 6 to 10 weeks, with flexible learning that can be built around your daily schedule.

All organisations are committed to offering learners high quality information, advice and guidance, with a commitment to ensuring positive progression outcomes for all participants into further learning, volunteering or employment.

These are non-accredited learning and training programmes for adults aged 19 and over and free to those in receipt of means tested benefits, or their dependants. Fees may also be waived for those in work but on a low income. If you require further information about this, then please get in touch with the organisations below.

Alt Valley Community Trust (AVCT)

Delivers a wide range of community-based courses which aim to improve the skills, confidence and employability of local residents. 


  • Basic Counselling
  • Driving Theory
  • ESOL for Beginners
  • Creative Writing
  • Love History.

Everton Development Trust (EDT)

Delivers several courses to residents who live in communities across the city. The courses are aimed at helping learners improve their employability and career opportunities.


  • ICT for beginners
  • Intermediate ICT
  • Maths for beginners
  • Next stage Maths
  • Preparing for Employment
  • Improving Work Skills
  • Moving on in Work and Education
  • Enterprise and Entrepreneurship
  • Mental Health for Life


Working closely with local residents, course aims include building self-esteem and confidence, improving wellbeing, developing work skills, supporting enterprise and enhancing employment prospects. With strong links to local employers, particularly in health & social care, Eduk8 offers a range of courses.


  • Introduction to Adult Social Care - An open and honest look at the roles available in this sector and which role is right for you.
  • Health and Wellbeing - Spend time on you and recognise when you or your loved ones need support and where to get it.
  • Caring Skills - Looking at more specialised care skills including moving and handling people, medicine administration, peg feed, stoma care, catheter care.
  • Spectator Safety - Get involved in local and city-wide events as a steward.

Granby-Toxteth Development Trust (GTDT)

GTDT is in the heart of the Toxteth community. They work within our local communities to develop and empower people so they can take a more active role in society and improve their quality of life. Their courses are focused on building skills such as Driving Theory for Employment, ESOL courses and volunteering activities. They also support local residents with improving mental health and wellbeing though other courses such as dance classes, gardening and making mosaics. 


Delivers a broad range of community support activities and are based on Speke Boulevard. They deliver courses on an outreach basis through a range of community partners. Courses link to three themes:

  1. Improving Employability (Driving to Work, Skills Passports and Skills for Social Care)
  2. Promoting Digital Inclusion (Computers for Survival)
  3. Improving Well-being (Pyrography, Building Your Confidence, Mindfulness and Healthy Cookery).

Liverpool Social Care Partnership (LSCP)

The LSCP is committed to making the social care sector better. They are a Social Enterprise which specialises in social care sector issues, helping to raise the standards of practice throughout the sector.

Please call the organisations or visit their websites for further details. Alternatively, you can call Adult Learning Service on 0151 233 1809 or 0151 233 2430 Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm.

Grant retained policy

Our grant retained policy is intended for all current and prospective sub-contractors of Liverpool Adult Learning Service and provides details of our approach to ensuring its efficient and successful delivery.

The policy relates to the level of grant the service will retain for sub-contracting and is updated at the beginning of each academic year.