About Adult Learning

We aims to provide learning that changes lives across the borough.

We believe in taking learning to learners across the borough and offer first steps into skills and vocational qualifications that provide a route to better work and income, as well as supporting life chances.

Alongside English, Maths and Digital, we offer vocational courses that lead to careers in demand areas, traditional community learning that supports well being and health, family learning, digital inclusion and introductory courses to enable residents to access Adult Learning for the first time.

We also work in partnership with other Wigan based providers to ensure that residents have access to a wide range of courses that support progression to further learning and employment.

Learners are at the heart of what we offer, and we adapt due to changing needs, demand and skills shortages. We aim to ensure all our learners feel valued and in control of their own learning journey.

Our Aim

To give residents across the Wigan Borough the opportunity to access learning that builds confidence, leads to sustainable employment, increased life opportunities and thrive in their local communities.

Our Values

  • Take ‘Learning to Learners’; delivering courses in local communities
  • Empower adults to become confident and independent learners
  • Promote high expectations, raised aspirations and achievement for all
  • Ensure an inclusive, respectful and safe environment where learners enjoy learning
  • Support progression and next steps for all.

Course List

We offer a range of free* courses through the year (term time only) at a choice of venues across Wigan borough to residents aged 19 and over**

Courses on offer include:

  • Maths
  • English
  • IT Skills/Digital Skills
  • Business Administration
  • Health and Social Care
  • Beauty
  • Teaching Assistant/Childcare
  • Plus many more...

*Subject to eligibility criteria

**you must be 19 before the 1st September of the current academic year

For further information about our provision or to book your place, please complete our course enquiry form.

For any other enquiries please call 01942 489758 or email the Adult Learning Team.


We run our courses from several venues across the borough.

Our main Learning Hub is at Wigan Life Centre North, in the centre of town. For many adults, accessing learning closer to home is a priority, that’s why we also offer our courses in community venues and Start Well Centres across the borough, in Atherton, Leigh, Hindley, Ince and Platt Bridge.

We also have partners who deliver courses to learners on our behalf, these are based in Atherton, Pemberton and Wigan town centre.

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