Adult Community Learning (ACL) Courses

24/25 courses are now being released!

Pottery and Cookery courses will be released mid-July. For other courses not yet released you can still make an enquiry by selecting a course/s within the categories below and will contact you when these are open for enrolment.

Our part-time courses allow you to develop skills in an informal, friendly and fun environment. Aimed at adults and the wider community, our courses can help you further your career, take up a new hobby or learn a new skill. We offer a range of part time courses suited to fit around your commitments, which include languages, writing, computing, art and design, personal development, cookery and more.

Please note the college may have to amend/ cancel courses if the minimum enrolment threshold is not reached.  We always endeavour to provide as much notice as possible if any changes need to be made.

Cancellations, Refunds and Transfers for ACL courses - We require a minimum of 14 days notice.  For more information contact


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Course Availability

The running of adult and community learning courses is subject to receiving sufficient enrolment numbers. Oaklands College reserve the right to postpone or cancel a course if it has not received the minimum required enrolments by the scheduled start date. In the case of cancellation, those students enrolled will be notified a minimum of 2 days prior to the start of the course, where appropriate an alternative course will be offered or a full refund of their course fees will be processed.

The College works with Step2Skills to provide learning opportunities to those who are most in need or have least opportunity to achieve formal and informal qualifications. As a result, some of our courses can be offered at a lower fee or even free to some applicants. 

Please note that you need to be a minimum age of 19 years, live in Hertforshire to enrol on one of our Step2Skills community learning courses.


Community Partner Courses

Courses available specifically for our community partners.

Looking to retrain?

If you are looking to completely retrain and gain a new qualification, take a look at our Adult Part-Time Courses.

Contact Us

Our team are on hand if you would like to discuss our community courses.

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