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Adult Learning Team (ALT)

Flexible learning to suit your needs

Adult learners have various reasons for upskilling but one thing the majority have in common is time constraints. We get it. That’s why our Adult Learning Team (ALT) delivers part-time courses that fit in with busy lifestyles.

You might want to improve your Maths, English, or ICT skills to help your children with homework. Or are you ready to take a vocational pathway in Support Work, Early Years, Education or Health and Social Care? We offer various options for personal and professional development to correspond with the limited time you have available.

Our specialist subject teachers deliver adult learning classes from our Community Hub and at various centres across Grimsby, Immingham, and Cleethorpes. We offer small classes that run in the evening and around the school run. Level 2 Certificated distance learning courses are also provided if you are wanting to increase your knowledge into a topic or complete some CPD.

Best of all, many courses are completely FREE, and even those with a fee often have funding options. Contact us for everything you need to know about our courses, and we will be more than happy to help.

You can download our latest courses brochure below:

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Adult Learning Courses

Access to HE

English and Maths

Vocational Courses

Distance Learning

How to Apply


Get in touch using the button below to let us know which course(s) you’re interested in.


Discuss which is the best course(s) for you with a member of our Adult Learning Team, and we’ll arrange for you to come along and meet us and enrol on your course.

Enjoy your course!

Come along to class. We’ll complete your enrolment forms and any essential assessments in your first week.

Frequently Asked Questions

Our adult learning courses are for students aged 19 and over. We offer a wide range of courses with something for everyone. Please download our latest prospectus for more details.

Our functional skills classes are mixed-ability and no experience is required.

Our courses run year-round, and you can enrol at any time.

Evening classes are held at Franklin College Community Hub (an adult only area of the college) and daytime classes are available at centres across Grimsby, Immingham and Cleethorpes.

It depends on the course you are studying. Our Adult Learning Team can provide further details and will be happy to have a chat about your requirements.

English, Maths (GCSE and functional skills), ESOL and distance learning classes:

  • Are FREE to anyone that does not already have a GCSE at grade C/4 or above.

Level 1 and 2 Funding:

Some of our vocational courses with fees, you may still be eligible for them at no cost if:

  • If you work and your yearly income is below £20,319
  • If you are not employed and are in receipt of certain benefits

If neither of these apply but your household income is below £28000 you can apply to us to help pay your course fees. We can also help with childcare costs too!

Level 3 Funding

  • If you are 19 - 23 you will be eligible for the course free if it is your first full level 3 courses
  • If you are 24+ you can apply for an advanced learner loan to cover the fees, we’ll provide you with everything you need to know about this!


Level 3 Funding

Level 1 and 2 funding

Financial support whilst you study

Get in touch with us

If you can’t see what you’re looking for in the courses listed above, contact us at or on 01472 875 000. We’ll be more than happy to have a friendly, informal chat about your goals and how we can support you in achieving them.