May 2023 Newsletter

What a wet May so far!
Adult Learn and Train have been busy programme planning for 2023/24. Expect to see some old favourites as well as some new courses. We will update you in the next newsletter.

English and Maths:

Did you know, according to Learning and Work Institute an estimated 9 million working aged adults in England have low basic skills in literacy and maths and almost one in 10 young people have not achieved a level 2 qualification in these subjects by the age of 19. That’s where we come in! Adult Learn and Train run Functional Skills and GCSE courses for these learners.

You’re never too old and as long as you fulfil the funding criteria these courses are accessible to you for no cost, other than your time and effort!

To get learners ready for full year long accredited courses, Adult Learn and Train will be running their 3-week English and 5-week Maths Confidence courses. These courses are designed to build learner’s confidence in the chosen subject and give them a taste of what to expect on a full Functional Skills or GCSE course.
These courses start in June. If you or anyone you know would benefit from these funded courses, please see/share the information below:
Maths for Confidence (Monday evenings at Parkside Community College): Maths: Confidence with Maths – Evening – Adult Learn and Train – Cambridge (

English for Confidence (Wednesday evenings at Coleridge Community College): English: Confidence with English – evening – Adult Learn and Train – Cambridge (

These courses are suitable for learners wishing to progress in that subject up to GCSE (Level 1 and Level 2 learners).
You can enquire and book onto the funded courses through email:

Provision coming up:

Japanese Bread Making: Wednesday 14th June 2023 
Three-hour course: 6pm – 9pm 
£42 (cost includes all ingredients)
Silver Jewellery: Exploring Texture and Form: Saturday 1st July 2023
Six-hour course: 10am – 4pm
£63 (cost includes materials)

Summer Schools: Mon 31st July to 3rd August 2023  

Crochet Garments Make a Jumper: Mon-Thu 10.00-15.30 (£216) 

DIY Carpentry/Joinery Skills: Beginners: Mon-Thu 10.00-15.30 (£196)  

East Asian Painting: Tue-Wed 10.00-15.30 (£88) 

Lino Printing: Mon-Thu 10.00-16.00 (£191) 

Upholstery: Mon-Thu 10.00-15.30 (£200) 

Willow Weaving: Oval Basket – Mon-Tue 10.00-16.00 (£172) 

Find full course information for the summer schools on the website: You searched for summer – Adult Learn and Train (

To book onto a course, call the office on 01223 712340

Gym Spotlight:

Within United Learning – Cambridge Cluster, Trumpington Community College has a Sports Centre attached to it. The monthly rate seems very reasonable, and we just wanted to bring this to your attention. Abbeycroft Leisure has taken the opportunity to write the following information: 

Trumpington Sports Centre located at Trumpington Community College has excellent sports & fitness facilities to help everyone in the community to lead a healthier lifestyle.

The gym is fully equipped with a range of cardio and resistance machines as well as weights and functional equipment. Whether you’re starting using the gym for the first time or wanting to restart after a break, we have expert & supportive staff who will show you the ropes on how to use the equipment safely & effectively as well as write a personalised programme for you to follow to help you reach your goals.

You can use the gym from 11 years old, and we offer supervised Junior gyms sessions for under 16s every day or under 16s can attend with their parent during any of our opening hours allowing for the family to work out together. The gym can be used on a pay as you go basis or included in membership which is £19.99 per month with no contract or joining fees.

Our sports facilities include a sports hall, studio and 3G Astro pitch which are all available for hiring for game or match. For more information including our opening times & prices visit

Please see the attached advert for further information.

Jobs within United Learning:

Adult Learn and Train are always interested about the possibility of offering new provision. If you have a teaching qualification, a subject specific qualification and are interested in working with Adult Learn and Train, contact the office:

We are specifically looking tutors who can teach:

Cake Decoration


English: Functional Skills

Silver Jewellery 

Other opportunities within the Cambridge Cluster:

Coleridge Community College > WORK WITH US > Job Opportunities (

Parkside Community College > WORK WITH US > Vacancies (

Trumpington > WORK WITH US > Vacancies (

The Galfrid School > WORK WITH US > Vacancies



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