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Adult education and learning

There are many ways adults can re-train and learn across North East Lincolnshire, with free options, distance learning or small classroom sessions. Choose from a huge range of courses, from maths and English to gardening and dog grooming.

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Adult learning providers and resources in North East Lincolnshire

Careers service logo: National Careers Service

National Careers Service

Book a careers appointment, a free service available to all adults over 19.

Visit: Careers advice – job profiles, information and resources | National Careers Service

Thinking of switching careers? Call 01472 324587 or email [email protected]

Learning provider logo: Lincs2


Links to all courses available in North East Lincolnshire Council for people over 16.


HNY Careers Hub

A one-stop shop for individuals of all ages and career stages, to support an understanding of education, training opportunities, vacancies, and more. Developed by the Humber and North Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership.

Visit: Job Opportunities in Humber & North Yorkshire | HNY Careers Tool (

Focus (Quest)

Quest Training & Wellbeing Hub provide high-quality training opportunities for organisations and individuals in North East Lincolnshire and beyond. Quest offers an array of personal development and management courses from its dedicated central venue located in the heart of Grimsby. Being part of Focus Independent Adult Social Work CIC, Quest specialises in delivering health, social care and wellbeing training.

Visit: Training & Recruitment – Focus (

Learning provider logo: Franklin Adult Learning

Franklin Adult Learning

A range of courses to support employability from functional skills to health and social care and free distance learning courses.

Visit: Adult Learning Team (ALT) | North East Lincolnshire’s Top Performing College (

Learning provider logo: Avant Skills Academy


Delivering apprenticeship training across North East Lincolnshire, Hull and East Yorkshire in sectors including business admin, customer services, hairdressing, leadership and management.

Visit: Avant Skills Academy

Learning provider logo: Creating Positive Opportunities

Creating Positive Opportunity

Offering support for individuals to re-engage with learning and work, including digital skills training.

Visit: Creating Positive Opportunity (

Learning provider logo: Care Plus

Care Plus Group

Employability courses across the community providing training and recruitment services.

Visit: Support finding and staying in employment – Care Plus Group

Learning provider logo: Multiply


Provides free, flexible courses to improve working with numbers.

Visit: Adults | Skills for Careers (

Learning provider logo: THINK employment

Think Employment

Find a range of courses for those 19+ including English, maths, digital marketing and working in schools.

Visit: Think Employment

Learning provider logo: Learning4Life-Gy


Free adult learning courses for learners who are developing their English language, including ESOL, maths and health and social care.

Visit: Learning4Life-Gy

Learning provider logo: Grimsby Learning Centre

Grimsby Learning Centre

A range of part-time, flexible courses for adults including English, maths, and IT delivered at community learning centres in Grimsby, Louth and Immingham.

Visit: Adult Learning | Grimsby Institute

Grimsby Institute – Distance Learning

Grimsby Institute also provides free distance learning courses. Learn from the comfort of your own home and gain qualifications in a wide range of subjects, with flexible deadlines.

Visit: Distance Learning & Non-accredited e-learning courses

Learning provider logo: The Equality Practice

The Equality Practice

Working with people from diverse backgrounds, designing and delivering conferences and projects. Includes the Me-Learning Programme, designed to empower women to change their lives and achieve more.

Visit: The Equality Practice – Cultural Intelligence

Are you a provider that would like adding to this page or a business that would like support with training? Contact us by email at [email protected].

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Free careers advice drop-in sessions – Wednesday 1st May 2024, Grimsby Job Centre, 225 Victoria St S, Grimsby DN31 1NH. No booking required.

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