• Bury Adult Learning

    High quality training through Bury Adult Learning Service

Business Development

Update 22 December 2021: This page is out of date and will be reviewed in January 2022

Bury Council is committed to supporting local businesses, including the provision of high quality training through Bury Adult Learning Service.

We offer a varied programme (from IT to Customer Service, First Aid to Food Safety), working with both private and public sector employers across the Borough.

Training can be tailored to meet your needs, leading to qualifications where needed. Tuition can be one to one or as a group, and can be delivered in your workplace, or one of our centres.

Costs are based on the number of participants, venue and course content. English and Maths Functional Skills courses are free.

Benefits of training to your business include increased skills, motivation and job satisfaction, and improved efficiency and effectiveness.


Traineeships are designed to prepare young people aged 16 to 25 for life in employment, and your business could help by offering a high quality work placement. Trainees attend for 12 weeks, with three days a week on their work placement and the other two days on classroom-based training.

Benefits to your business include shaping a trainee's experience before taking them on, creating a pipeline of experienced young people for your business and introducing enthusiastic young people into your workforce to revitalise your business.

To take part, you need to commit to offering a work placement that guarantees your trainee an exit interview, alongside a reference for future job applications. If the trainee is successful, you may wish to offer them a job interview or an apprenticeship.

Funding is available through the Greater Manchester AGE grant for employers who convert a traineeship position into an apprenticeship.

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Employability Training

Bury Adult Learning offers a range of pre-employment provision, planned to meet the needs of unemployed or low skilled people to help them develop skills relevant to the workplace. Over the past few years, hundreds of local people have attended our provision and many have successfully gained employment. If you have filled vacancies with candidates from the unemployment register, they are likely to have attended our courses.

Learning for Personal Interest & Community Learning

Bury Adult Learning offers a rich variety of courses which can be attended by the general public for personal interest. Whether you are wanting to improve your skills or considering learning a new one, looking to acquire skills that will help you improve your job prospects or wanting to gain a qualification, we have something for you.