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  • Learning gives Carl a new life focus

    Though most of us will suffer some form of hardship in our lives, for Carl Ablott, that hardship reached such levels there were fears it could cost him his life. Battling addiction and living on the streets, there seemed to be little in the way of a future for Carl. But following a moment of […]

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  • A discovery of learning leads Andrea to a new life

    Having left school with no qualifications, enduring much of her adulthood trapped in a cycle of drug addiction, and then tragically losing her husband to a car accident, the future had looked bleak for Andrea Horrocks. To say that she has since been on a journey of personal growth would be something of an understatement. […]

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  • Published book a dream for Sonia

    A 10-week Creative Writing course with Lancashire Adult Learning gave Sonia T. Husayn the inspiration and confidence to write and publish her own book. The 32-year-old, who is an avid reading fan, keen journal writer and occasional poet, decided to give the course a go last year and really enjoyed it. She said: “I really […]

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  • Photo of students and staff from Lancashire Adult Learning celebrating their recent 'Outstanding' Ofsted rating

    Lancashire Adult Learning is Outstanding!

    Staff and learners at Lancashire Adult Learning are celebrating after receiving an ‘outstanding’ rating in a new Ofsted inspection.  The college is part of the Nelson and Colne College Group, which is the first in Lancashire to receive the highest possible Ofsted accolades under the new inspection framework.  The Ofsted inspection team visit a wide […]

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  • Lancashire Adult Learning Employability Training

    Every journey starts with a first step – from learner to employed in 6 days!

    As one of the UK’s largest Adult Community Learning Providers, Lancashire Adult Learning (LAL) aims to provide learning opportunities for all adults across the region, from all walks and stages of life, to learn something new and shape their own futures. FREE pre-employment training In collaboration with Rossendale Borough Council, Active Lancashire and Lancashire Adult […]

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  • Lancashire Adult Learning You Can Care Event

    If you have a big heart, why not use it to show ‘you can care’

    #YouCanCare Week (21 – 27 February) provided the perfect opportunity for Lancashire Adult Learning to: SHINE a spotlight on the incredible people working in the care sector SHOWCASE why care is such a rewarding career and PROMOTE a wide range of courses for anyone interested in working in Health and Social Care A FREE event was […]

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  • Roisin Pelan ( and Sarah Haworth from Lancashire Adult Learning at Haslam Park in Preston “Kicking Cancer’s Ass!”

    Changing lives through an updated curriculum

    Raising Awareness around Breast Cancer in Pregnancy Lancashire Adult Learning (LAL) came across Roisin Pelan’s social media campaign about her incredibly brave battle with breast cancer during her pregnancy. Nicola Hall, Director – Curriculum Innovation & Partnerships was instantly compelled to reach out and discover how LAL could assist and support Roisin to reach even […]

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  • Cards for Kindness - Nelson and Colne College Group

    Warming hearts this Winter through ‘Cards for Kindness’ initiative

    Nelson & Colne College Group have supported the wonderful festive campaign Cards for Kindness for a fourth year.   Both students and staff at Nelson and Colne College, Lancashire Adult Learning and Accrington and Rossendale College have been busy creating and writing festive greeting cards for the elderly. With the aim to help reduce loneliness […]

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  • Learning lifesaving skills on the promenade

    A group of 30 veterans learned vital lifesaving skills in the sunshine on Fleetwood promenade. Members of the Fylde Coast Veterans took part in a Lancashire Lifesavers course, providing them CPR and defibrillator training. The course is delivered by Lancashire Adult Learning on behalf of BBC Radio Lancashire, Lancashire County Council and the North West […]

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