Courses in Barrow

Courses in Barrow and surrounding area

Hi, I'm Leigh, the Barrow Centre Manager

Having worked in Adult Education for many years, as both a teacher and Manager, and have enjoyed developing relationships with partner organisations to ensure that we deliver the adult learning that is needed in our community, meeting the needs of local business and supporting learners in reaching their potential.  At Adult Learning we offer a wide range of courses across Barrow and the surrounding area, to allow you either to gain a qualification or to learn a new skill.  These courses are a mixture of online teaching and face-to-face teaching in a range of local venues.  Whether you know what you would like to learn or are still looking for some inspiration, get in touch with the team and we will help you find the perfect course. 

We look forward to seeing you soon.

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Meet the Team

Business Support

Jen has been working within Adult Learning with the Council since 2004, both as a tutor and as Business Support. Now full time in the office, she is available to help learners with their enquiries, carry out initial assessments, and assist with completing enrolment forms.

Our Tutors

Spanish Tutor

Abel has worked in Adult Learning for a number of years as a Spanish tutor.  A native Spanish speaker, originating from Chile, he teaches a number of levels, from Intermediate to more advanced.

ESOL Tutor

Chris is a qualified teacher specialising in ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) and has experience teaching in Japan, Spain and the UK.  Chris believes that we learn best when we are relaxed and having fun, so makes learning English as enjoyable as possible for his learners.

Cumbria Adult Learning Tutor

Danielle is a practicing artist and designer, who has experience of teaching a wide range of adult learners. She is approachable, friendly and passionate and creates a safe place in the classroom for people to feel at ease and able to engage with creativity at any level.

Employability Tutor

Julie joined Adult Learning - Barrow as a tutor in 2017, and wanted to be able to use her knowledge and experience to move others in to work.  Julie has worked with some amazing learners, helping and supporting them to improve their self-belief, and getting them in a position to join the world of work.

Julie enjoys keeping fit, jogging and taking walks with her family, in all the amazing places on our doorstep.

English and Drama Tutor

Julie Jackson is an experienced English and Drama teacher and Actor. She taught English and Drama at a Barrow Secondary School for many years. She now teaches Functional Skills and GCSE English to adults for Barrow CLAS.

English Tutor

Kevin began working for Adult Learning as an adult literacy tutor and then went onto working with students with profound learning difficulties and disabilities.  Kevin is now a fully trained specialist in working with students with specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia.

Family Learning, English and Maths Tutor

Sam qualified as a teacher in 2015 and started working for Adult Learning in 2022 teaching Functional Skills English and maths.  Her years teaching in primary school enabled her to support children and families through building excellent relationships.  She brings these skills to her work as a Family Learning tutor. She is friendly, approachable, and committed to helping learners succeed whatever their previous experience of education.

Employability, and Health and Care Tutor

Sharon has had huge success since starting with Adult Learning just before the pandemic.  

Sharon has worked in different sectors including social care, retail, hospitality and education, she gives 100% to her learners and helps them to see their potential, build their confidence in their own abilities and enjoy the learning experience, leaving them wanting more.

Sharon loves to see people achieving things that they never thought they could.

Adult Learning Tutor

Victoria is an artist and printmaker, with a Fine Art degree, who teaches a wide range of arts and crafts, including Pottery.  Victoria is a qualified and experienced Adult Learning tutor.

Julie has held various Management roles across the hospitality and retail sectors.  In 2012 she took a step back to raise her family, whilst simultaneously setting up and running a successful small business as a self-employed Sewing Tutor.  Julie has a passion for sharing knowledge with others and supporting them to reach their potential, increase their confidence and self-belief.


One of our team is available to talk to you over the phone to answer any of your learning queries

01229 407630 / 07867 182841

Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm


We aim to respond to all enquiries within 24 hours (excluding weekends).

Adult Learning
Westmorland and Furness Council 
Barrow Library
Ramsden Square
LA14 1LL