Kirklees Community Learning Trust

Kirklees Community Learning Trust

At a glance


  • Education
  • Training / employment support

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Geographical remit: 


KACL works in partnership to ensure that adult learners/service users are offered the most appropriate support/learning opportunities and that adult education resources are maximised to provide appropriate engagement and progression opportunities.

We work with a range of partners, listed below, to deliver courses in community venues which are attractive and accessible to residents. They are designed to engage those who would not otherwise access learning activity and those who are preparing to volunteer in their local communities.  Many of our learners would not access learning if it were not delivered in a community setting.  

 Kirklees Community Learning Trust partners including:

  • Kirklees Neighbourhood Housing
  • Job Centre Plus
  • C&K Careers and National Careers Service (EDT)
  • Kirklees College
  • Northern College
  • Children’s centres/ schools / School Community hubs    
  • Chart Kirklees  
  • Talk English Partnership/ Controlling Migration 
  • Talent Match
  • Kirklees Libraries
  • ESF Partnerships – Works Better and Right Steps to Work
  • Third sector Leaders
  • University of Huddersfield


The following providers delivered provision in 2017-2018:

Crosland Moor Community Learning Centre- a community based learning centre in south Kirklees providing support for local residents through digital inclusion, confidence building and volunteering provision.

Fusion Housing- an organisation offering housing advice support and guidance mainly to young people, refugees, young parents and ex- offenders.  Provision targets young adults facing multiple complex barriers and includes healthy living, confidence building and personal development and volunteering.

Indian Muslim welfare Society- a BME voluntary sector organisation based in north Kirklees, offering digital and personal development courses to community residents.

Paddock community Trust- Based at Paddock Village Hall in south Kirklees, but delivering provision across aa variety of venue in Kirklees, The organisation offers a wide range of provision through multiple initiatives that target employability and community cohesion including confidence building, personal development and digital inclusion.

Proper Job Theatre Company- using role play and group work, the company targets the most deprived communities and residents with many barriers to learning through its popular LAB project which promotes communication skills and personal development and confidence building courses.

Kirklees Success Centre- part of the council’s Learning and Skills Service, KSC delivers the popular Reading Friends programme for volunteers and a range of personal development courses working across Kirklees schools and based at Huddersfield Town’s stadium.

WEA- a national education charity, the WEA delivers family learning and adult education courses across venues in Kirklees to target those most in need of confidence building and volunteering opportunities.  This is aligned to their own ESFA funded English, maths and ESOL courses.

Ravensthorpe Community Centre- based in north Kirklees and targeting BAME learners, RCC offers personal development and volunteering courses alongside its own ESOL and IT provision.

S and H- a company based in south Kirklees, it delivers First Aid and Health and Hygiene training, their personal development and confidence building offer is delivered in schools across Kirklees to some of the most deprived communities.

JT Ltd- a company based in Leeds, JT offer health and hygiene courses to residents looking to develop their employability skills in a range of venues across Kirklees.  This company joined the delivery partnership in March 2018.

C and K Careers- Matrix accredited, the company offer impartial information, advice and guidance to all KACL learners in all provision to offer progression routes, aligned to the Gatsby benchmarks in a personalised and targeted approach to meet individual learner needs.

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