Information for families in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole

Skills and Learning - Adult Community Education

Skills and Learning - Adult Community Education logo

We are Skills and Learning, the joint adult education provider for BCP and Dorset Councils.

For over 25 years, we have been providing adult education provision to Dorset. We are a customer focused organisation and are working with local communities, partner organisations and employers to provide opportunities to change people's lives for the better through learning. Throughout the years, our team of organising staff and teaching & learning staff has grown to enable us to offer more subjects and courses to Dorset's adults and young people.

We now work across over 20 subject areas and provide adult education to thousands of residents in Dorset each year through our vocational courses, learning for leisure and employability programmes. 

Visit our new website at to search all courses and discover how you could benefit from adult education

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Venue/Contact Details
Poole Adult Learning Centre
Dolphin Centre
BH15 1SZ
Area coverage
Pan Dorset
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  • Refreshment / Snacks
  • Toilet Available
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Accessible Toilet
  • Car Parking
Times and Costs
Opening times:
Monday to Thursday 9am to 5pm. Friday 9am to 4:30pm.
Further opening details:
  • Afternoon
  • Morning
  • Daily
  • All Year Round
Contact provider directly for costs
Other Costs:
For guidance on fees visit the website.
Ages, Booking Details and Referral Information
From 16 years to 99 years
Booking Information:
Call 01202 262300.
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Are your staff DBS Approved?
Do you have a First Aid Policy?
Do you have Public Liability Insurance?
Recognised as:
  • Access to Leisure Provider