Adult, Family and Community Learning

Our mission - To provide local, accessible learning that improves wellbeing, skills and knowledge of adults, their families and communities.

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Proud to be “Good” – Our Ofsted Report December 2023


Adult, Family and Community Learning are delighted to announce that we continue to be a “Good” provider after our recent Ofsted visit. A short inspection of the service was conducted in December 2023 where inspectors collected a wide range of evidence to inform judgements, including visiting learning sessions, scrutinising learners’ work, seeking the views of learners, staff, and other stakeholders, and examining the provider’s documentation and records.

For those who are unaware, Ofsted stands for “Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills”, the report provides a comprehensive evaluation scrutinising every aspect of the service. Ofsted use a robust framework, The Education Inspection Framework (EIF) to assess the quality of education and training providers.

Key Highlights

“Learners who have a history of non-participation in education become fully engaged in learning through their courses and are keen to progress and achieve. They are enthusiastic and positive, and value the tuition that they receive.”

“Family and community learners benefit from the opportunity to learn in their community.”

“Learners, together with their children, enjoy these sessions which enhance their skills in supporting their children’s education and development”

“Leaders and managers respond effectively to the changing demands of the local population. They rightly recognise the impact of the pandemic and the economic crisis on adult engagement with learning.”

For the full report, follow the link:

City of Doncaster Council - AFCL Inspection Report - Ofsted

Enquire now

Keep looking on our Facebook page for activities, workshops and courses you can do at home. Remember to like and share our page to ensure you keep up to date.If you have any questions or want to know more please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the AFCL team on 01302 862688. Schools and Family Hubs can start contacting us now to book courses to be delivered.

If you are an individual contact us directly to find out where we are running courses and to see which might be suitable for you.

If you have not previously attended a course with us, start your journey today by clicking on the link below and filling out our online enquiry form.

Course Enquiry Form

For all other courses enquiries, please use the contact details at the bottom of this page.


Funded through the South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority (SYMCA), the AFCL service receives Adult Education Budget funding to offer adult education across the City of Doncaster encouraging all sectors of the community to participate in local learning activities of their choice. Follow the links below to see the courses on offer: 

Whether you are looking to improve your skills, gain a qualification or just want to learn something new, we are sure you will find a course.


Download Our Maths, English and ESOL Timetable

AFCL Course Preference Survey

We want your help to make sure Doncaster's Adult, Family & Community Learning is providing the courses that you want across all areas of Doncaster. To help achieve this please follow the link below and complete our short survey.

Course Preference Survey



Local voluntary and community sector organisations can apply for funding  to deliver training. More information on:



All Course Enquiries


Curriculum Manager Enquires

Family & Community Learning, IT/Digital courses
Contact Ruth Precious: 

Maths, English and ESOL courses
Contact James Sandford: 


Quality Manager Enquires

AFCL Quality Manager
Contact Debbie Ormshaw: 

Last updated: 07 June 2024 13:46:11

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