Enrol on a course
The quickest way to enrol on a course is to enrol online.
To enrol online you will need to set up an account. To start the process click on the tick at the right of the course description. If you have studied with us before you can either ring the office to have your web account activated or you can create your account using the new account button on the course search section of our website. If you choose the website option we will need to verify your account so there may be a slight delay.
If this is your first time attending one of our courses you can create your account via the website, the system will email your username.
Note: our payment system only accepts 3D secure verified payments. If you skip the 3D secure process your payment will fail. If this happens please contact Bury Adult Learning Centre and they will enrol you on your course and arrange for payment to be taken.
You can also enrol over the phone or in person at Bury Adult Learning Centre. You may enrol and pay for all 3 terms if you wish to confirm a place for the full academic year.
You can pay online, over the phone or in person with a credit or debit card. If you wish to pay by cheque or cash or you wish to claim a remission of fees, you will need to attend in person, bringing your evidence with you.
Where to enrol
For all courses, please enrol at Bury Adult Learning Centre, 18 Haymarket Street, Bury, BL9 0AQ.
Telephone: 0161 253 5772.
- Monday to Friday: 9.30am to 4.30pm and
- Tuesday to Thursday: 6.00pm to 7.30pm (term time only)
Fees and discounts
Bury Adult Learning Service receives funding from the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) in order to provide learning to adults. Learners who have a post code outside of the Greater Manchester area will be funded by the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA). The fees quoted in the guide represent a contribution to the overall cost of the course, other than those that begin with the course "LP". These courses are self-financing, therefore learners do not receive any funding from the GMCA or ESFA towards the cost of their course.
Some of our provision is fully funded by the GMCA or ESFA, for example English and maths. Depending on your circumstances you may also qualify for a free course in other subjects, or a reduced rate. Please bring proof of any benefits at the time of enrolment.
The fees for each course are listed in the course guide.
Courses with qualifications
You may qualify for a free qualification course if:-
- You are on Job Seekers Allowance, including if you receive National Insurance credits only.
- You are on Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) and in the work-related activity group (WRAG).
- You receive Universal Credit, and your earned income from employment (disregarding benefits) is less than £338 a month (sole adult in benefit claim) or £541 a month (joint benefit claim with partner).
- We may also take learners on other state benefits if you earn less than the amounts above and want to be employed or progress into more sustainable employment and we are satisfied that the learning is directly relevant to your employment prospects and the local labour market needs.
Qualification courses only
We can fully fund eligible learners who are employed earning less than £18,135.00 annual gross salary. This is based on the individual, not the household amount. This is not dependant on hours worked.
You must bring in evidence of your gross annual wages. This could be a wage slip within 3 months of your learning start date or a current employment contract which states gross monthly or annual wages.
Courses without qualifications
We offer a discount for courses that are not qualification based.
If you currently claim a state benefit, please enquire at the centre to find out if you are entitled to a reduced fee. You will need to provide evidence at the time of enrolment in order to qualify.
Advanced Learner Loan
You can apply for an Advanced Learning Loan. These loans help learners aged 19 or above pay the fees charged by Bury Adult Learning Service for courses at Level 3 and Level 4.
Getting a loan does not depend on your household income and there's no credit check. You will not have to pay anything back until you are earning over £26,575 a year. Once you earn over this amount you pay back 9% of the earnings you receive above this figure.
Find out more
To find out further information, please visit Gov.uk - Advanced Learner Loan.
Alternatively, please contact Karen Kehoe on 0161 253 7501.