About us

ACL offers a wide range of day time and evening adult learning courses to help you improve your job prospects, learn a new skill or simply inspire you.

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Why choose ACL?

Some of our courses lead to qualifications, some don’t, but they all give you the chance to learn something new. Come on your own or come with your friends. We have popular courses like pottery, languages and cake decorating and also qualifications such as Access to Higher Education, accountancy, barbering, counselling and GCSEs.

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How can we help you?

ACL supports Essex residents and businesses by providing the following:

  • Apprenticeships
  • Courses for people with learning disabilities
  • Family learning programmes
  • Free English and maths
  • GCSEs (English, biology, chemistry, computer science and maths)
  • Professional qualifications

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Get in touch

Telephone:  0345 603 7635
Email: lifelong.learning@essex.gov.uk