We aim to support you to get a good start and be well prepared for the next stage in your learning, training or employment. 

Not sure which course is right for you?

If you’re looking for a little direction and guidance on your next steps in learning, training or employment, you can get free and impartial advice from our team or the National Careers Service. 

​Contact our team

Our team can help you with:

  • Finding the right course
  • Advice about learning, training or employment
  • Help to understand our course fees
  • Signposting to additional services

To contact one of our team for guidance on your next steps, complete our online contact form and a member of our team will get in touch with you directly.

Contact us about progression

The National Careers Service

The National Careers Service can help you with:

  • Online tools to help you make decisions about career choices
  • Personalised careers guidance
  • Advice about getting a job
  • Signposting towards specialist resources and support

Wherever you are in your decision-making, visit the National Careers Service website or contact them by phone on 0800 100 900.

Continuing your learning

After your course, you might like to progress onto further learning. For help with next steps, please refer to the information provided by your tutor during your course. We’ve also put together some useful progression information:

Career information

Career and labour market information can help you make good decisions when you are first progressing into work, considering a career change or moving to a new area to live.

You might also like to try SACU which offers a great source of careers information plus a free career quiz showing Careers, UCAS Courses, FE Courses, Apprenticeships, Labour Market Information and Job vacancies.

Our impact

Here at Adult Learning we are proud of our service and our learners' achievements. Learning can change lives and we love to hear about where people have progressed to after taking a course with us. Here's just some of the feedback and quotes from our learners:

Ciara's Story - Japanese course

 

I really enjoyed it and really wanted to do more and pursue learning Japanese seriously, so I applied to study Japanese with a number of Universities and Manchester University was the first to get back to me. From a career perspective I really want to be in translation, although there's also a lot in business, so I don't really mind where it takes me."

Rhiannon's story – Functional Skills English and Maths courses

 

I am undertaking an Apprenticeship in Level 3 Business Administration and in order to complete it, I required a GCSE grade of C or above in English and maths.  As I hadn't achieved that, I needed (rather than wanted) to complete Functional Skills Level 2 in both subjects, which would give me a GCSE grade C equivalent. Once I began and went along this path, the need soon became a want too, as I wanted to be prove to myself, that I could achieve what I initially thought was impossible."

Margaret's story - Creative Writing course

 

I entered some of my stories into the Henshaw short story competitions and always ask for a critique, which usually arrives soon after the closing date. When I had not received the critique for my last entry, I checked on their web-site and was amazed to find my name on the long list and even more amazed when it reached the short-list of 6. When the critique did arrive I was again encouraged to learn my failure to reach the final prize winning 3 was in the main due to typo's and punctuation. They suggested the story content, with some minor alterations could be a "real gem."