LPD Next Steps

Welcome to Learning for Personal Development (LPD)

Buckinghamshire Adult Learning offers an exciting and wide-ranging programme of Learning for Personal Development courses including Art, Cookery, Floristry, Creative Writing, Health and Fitness, Home Improvements and Gardening, Information technology, Digital Photography, Jewellery making, Languages and Lip-reading, Music and Dance, Pottery and Ceramics, Sewing and Textiles, Bridge, Stained Glass, and Upholstery.

For more information on the variety of courses we offer, click here: https://www.adultlearningbc.ac.uk/learning-for-personal-development/

If you are looking for subject-specific Next Steps information and guidance, please talk to your tutor or look at your course's Google Classroom (if available).

What learners say

Really enjoyed the course. The tutor is very knowledgeable and a good teacher- she has lots of great ideas and is inspiring!

Thoroughly enjoyed the course; picked up lots of ideas and techniques. Very helpful tutor and lovely atmosphere with like-minded people!

Very informative and well-run. Class was a good size and got time to ask questions and advice. Would recommend.

Where could LPD take you?

Buckinghamshire Adult Learning also offers:

Continue your learning with:

  • Buckinghamshire College Group based in Aylesbury, Amersham and Wycombe provides a range of full and part-time further and higher education courses, plus Apprenticeships and adult education courses. 0800 614016 www.buckscollegegroup.ac.uk

  • Buckinghamshire New University has three main campuses in High Wycombe, Uxbridge and Aylesbury. They offer university degree programmes: nursing, health and social care, cyber fraud detection, textiles and aviation. 01494 522 141 www.bucks.ac.uk

  • Milton Keynes College offers full time and part time courses from GCSEs to HNDs, as well as professional skills courses and apprenticeships. 01908 684444 www.mkcollege.ac.uk

  • East Berkshire College a Further Education college based in the south-east (Langley, Slough & Windsor) provides over 800 part-time and full-time courses. 01753 793000 www.eastberks.ac.uk

  • University of Hertfordshire offers a wide range of Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Professional and Short courses. 01707 284000 www.herts.ac.uk/

  • Open University offers over 180 courses for distance learning. 0300 303 5303 www.open.ac.uk/

  • Future Learn offer free online courses www.futurelearn.co.uk


If you are job-hunting, you could :


If you need support :

  • Bucks Mind support for people with mental health difficulties, call them on 01494 463364 www.bucksmind.org.uk

  • Samaritans Offers telephone support anytime about issues you are facing, call them free on 116123 www.samaritans.org/how-we-can-help-you

  • Better Health – Healthy food and activity tips for you and your child

  • Buckinghamshire Family Information service – Find out what's happening in Buckinghamshire for you and your family www.bucksfamilyinfo.org

  • Citizens Advice - Online free advice from Citizens Advice to help you find a way forward, whatever the problem www.citizensadvice.org.uk

  • Money Saving Expert Guides, tips articles and a forum about mortgages, credit cards, loans and money saving tips www.moneysavingexpert.com

  • The National Domestic Violence charity supports those experiencing violence at home 0808 2000247 https://www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk/