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  • Mural created by learners affected by cancer to be exhibited

    A mural created by those living with and beyond cancer during the COVID-19 pandemic is to be exhibited. The ‘Capturing a Moment in Time’ mural has been produced by Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Service users from West Lancashire. It has been created through a bespoke Lancashire Adult Learning arts-based health and wellbeing project. Some […]

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  • Celebrating Maths and English success stories

    Lancashire Adult Learning is celebrating two decades of delivering free Maths and English qualifications to adult learners. The celebration has taken place on the 20th anniversary of the Skills for Life Strategy – a landmark Government initiative. In March 2001, the Department for Education began a long-term programme to break the cycle of low literacy and numeracy skills in […]

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  • Learn how gardening can boost your wellbeing!

    Gardening has been know to transform the lives of many. If you have always been interested in growing a vegetable patch or learning the basics of planting flowers, here is the reason why you should: Stress Relief Soil contains a natural anti-depressant that can make us happier. Boost your immune system Spending time around soil […]

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  • Skills for Life: Amanda Parry

    When Amanda Parry, 32, from Chorley needed her Functional Skills qualifications in Maths and English to enable her to go to university and study Forensic Science, she got in touch with Lancashire Adult Learning. Amanda did not quite get the grades she hoped for in Maths and English at school that would lead on to […]

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  • Skills for Life: Rachel Duckett

    Rachel Duckett, 37, from Accrington thought there was no hope of a career for her after she failed at school. Having three children of her own and a stepson at home kept her busy, and she was always ‘being mum’. A chance meeting with a Lancashire Adult Learning tutor at her children’s school, however, changed […]

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  • Skills for Life: Mark Jones

    Mark Jones, 45, from Preston, says he recommends Functional Skills Maths and English to anyone after seeing the positive difference it has made to his life. Mark, who works for Lancashire County Council’s waste management division, was Lancashire Adult Learning’s Maths Star of the Year in 2019 after completing his qualification. Since achieving it, he […]

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  • Skills for Life: Keelie Barrett

    NHS maternity support worker Keelie Barrett, 44, from Burnley boosted her career after gaining her Functional Skills Maths and English qualifications. Keelie works at Burnley General Hospital and came to LAL to support her to improve her career prospects and widen her options for promotion and other roles within East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust. Four […]

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  • Skills for Life: Sue Bottomley

    A mum from Whalley who switched her globetrotting job working as cabin crew to fighting fires in her home county three years ago has not looked back. Sue Bottomley, 47, worked for Virgin Atlantic for 22 years, and then as a personal trainer, before deciding in 2018 to pursue a career change as a firefighter […]

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  • Lancashire mum describes LAL’s new Family Learning offer as a ‘lifeline’ as homeschooling returns

    A mum-of-two from Thornton Cleveleys has praised Lancashire Adult Learning’s new homeschooling offer as a “lifeline” following the return of learning at home for the majority of school-age children. Naomi Jensen has completed the newly-launched Homeschooling for Parents English course to support her son Oliver, aged nine, in his education, while balancing the care of […]

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  • Employment Minister praises LAL and DWP’s virtual careers fair as a record 400 plus Lancashire residents attend

    A successful virtual careers fair held in partnership between Lancashire Adult Learning and the Department for Work and Pensions has been praised by the Government’s Employment Minister. Mims Davies MP supported the launch of the fair, which saw more than 400 residents across Lancashire receive insight from employers online, describing it as a “fantastic way […]

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