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Adult Learning for Independence and Employment (ALFIE)

Our part-time independent living skills courses enable learners to manage independently at home and within the community, building your confidence along with skills.

Adult Learning for Independence and Employment (ALFIE) at BCA

If you are interested in applying for an ALFIE course, click here to give us your contact details.
ALFIE courses are part-time for 33 – 35 weeks starting from Monday 5th September 2022.
View our courses timetable here
  • They are intended for adults with mild to moderate learning difficulties.
  • Students may bring a carer or support worker with them if required.
  • Students may enrol on one or two courses.
  • Students wishing to enrol on the cooking courses must disclose any dietary needs at enrolment.
  • There are no material costs, however, students on the ‘Going into the community’ course will be required to bring money for refreshments and sometimes for activities such as bowling.
  • The courses are fully funded to adults 19+ who are claiming benefits and their earned income (not including benefits) is less than £338 a month.
  • Students coming on the Animal Experience need full overalls and wellingtons, and proof of tetanus immunisation within the last 10 years.
  • Students are expected to complete their courses and people who are absent for three consecutive weeks may be withdrawn.
  • Students are expected to engage in all lessons and not cause distraction or upset to others.
  • Places for new students will be confirmed after the interview stage. Returning students will have their places confirmed after all the enrollment paperwork has been completed in full.

View our ALFIE Employability Scheme here

Our ALFIE students are based in both our purpose-built Health & Sciences Centre. Take a 360-degree tour.