About Us

Lancashire Adult Learning aims to provide learning opportunities for all adults across the region.

LAL currently offers an extensive range of subjects to learners, with over 2000 courses delivered through more than 300 venues across Lancashire. This helps over 11,000 learners, many of whom have very diverse motivations for engaging with LAL’s offer, and makes us one of the UK’s largest Adult Community Learning Providers.

As an independent organisation, we play a crucial role in moving society forward, reaching out and helping people everywhere within our boundaries to move on and up in their lives.

We’re extremely proud of what we offer, and this was recognised by Ofsted in 2016 with our ‘Good’ rating. We work with over 200 partners across the county to take learning into the communities where it’s needed most. Above all, we put learners at the heart of everything we do – and over 70% choose to continue their studies with us.

Every journey starts with a first step, so why not learn something new today?

Key facts about Lancashire Adult Learning:

  • Over 300 venues across Lancashire
  • Work with over 200 partners
  • Over 11,000 learners
  • Provision ranges from leisure learning to employability skills and skills for life
  • One of the UK’s largest Adult Community Learning Providers

Our vision

We believe that empowering people to learn is at the heart of helping communities thrive. We exist to enable all adults in Lancashire, from all walks and stages of life, to learn something new and shape their own futures.

Our values

Ambition for all. We exist to enable all adults in Lancashire, from all walks and stages of life, to learn something new and shape their own futures.

Listening. We believe that every voice should receive equal attention, and so listen closely to individuals to understand their varied needs.

Adaptability and flexibility. We understand the complex and changing needs of all communities in Lancashire and tailor our courses to fit them perfectly. We are your adult learning college at the heart of your community.

Collaboration. We understand that our support in empowering people to learn is at the heart of helping communities thrive.

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