Who are we?

The Community Learning Team is part of the Bristol City Council’s Employment, Skills and Learning team. We set up courses for people with few or no qualifications, and for adults who are unemployed and experience multiple barriers to learning and work. We run a wide range of courses in a large number of venues across Bristol.


Last year we offered over 400 courses in 150 different venues to 2000 residents. Over 60% of learners progressed to further learning, volunteering and work. We work hand in hand with children’s centres, schools and many community and voluntary organisations, as well as statutory providers to engage learners and provide a quality learning experience. We have recently been awarded a good Ofsted rating

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How it works

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Wider support

We are part of Bristol City Council’s Employment Skills and Learning Team and learners who are returning to work benefit from the support the team provides.

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Great teaching

We are lucky to have a fantastic team of tutors who deliver a wide range of courses from first aid to community arts, family learning to employability courses, and English, maths and IT. Many of our tutors work for us as they want to give something back to the community

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All across Bristol

We set up courses where our learners are and work from many venues across the city.


Courses and costs

We receive Skills Funding Agency Funding and courses are generally free to targeted learners.  Courses cost between £1,000 and £5,000 to deliver, depending on length and costs.  We are looking to partners to support us through free or cheap venues, and financial or kind contributions to support and childcare costs.

To find out more about opportunities in a geographical area, please contact the relevant development worker.

Work with us

In addition to our online classroom, we also offer an option to take part in a live classroom. It takes place in our vast campus located in Westfield, London. Here you’ll be able to use the most up-to-date facilities and computer equipment.

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Office hours

Monday - Friday:8:00-17:00 Hrs Changes possible due to COVID

We are here

Community Learning The Park Daventry Road Knowle Bristol BS4 1DQ 01172 510230