Learning in Salford

Find out more about the learning opportunities available to you in Salford. This page takes you through what courses are available and how you can get involved in developing your skills and knowledge through learning.

Learn English in Salford

Find out how to join an English course in Salford

Learning Cafes

Fancy making friends while learning something new? Then check out the learning Café timetable for a free fun activity near you throughout the autumn and winter.



Happy Mondays Arts and Crafts, 1pm to 4pm, Loaves and Fishes, 1 Paddington Close, Salford M6 5PL 

  • Fun and relaxed arts and craft session. Come along and create! For more information contact Janice on 01617378775.


English Conversational class, 10am to 11.30pm, Mother of God and St James Church, Pendleton Way M6 5JA

  • Fun themed conversational sessions. Come for coffee and chat.

Health Walk, 12pm to 2pm, Trinity Church, Chapel Street, Salford M3 5BW 

  • Join our relaxing Health Walk. Practice your English skills while getting to know Salford and Manchester area. For more information contact Andy on 0161 839 1180.


English Conversational Wellbeing Café, 10am to 12pm, Langworthy Cornerstone, 451 Liverpool Street, Salford M6 5QQ

  • Starts on 3 November to 15 December. Confidence building English conversational sessions.

Mosaic Workshop Café, 12.30pm to 2.30pm, Make Space, Ellsemere Shopping, Egerton Walk, Walkden Shopping Centre M28 3BT

  • Exploring English through the art of mosaic picture making

English Conversational Class, 12.20pm to 2.30pm, The Hive Wellbeing Hub Swinton, Victoria Park, 185 Manchester Road, Swinton M27 4FA

  • Learn to cook simple and healthy recipes while practicing your language skills.


Basic IT Skills, 10am to 12pm, Yemeni Centre, Gladstone Road, Eccles M30 0WY

  • Starts on 4 to 18 November

English Conversational Wellbeing Café, 10am to 12pm, Yemeni Centre, Gladstone Road, Eccles M30 0WY

  • Starts on 25 November to 16 December

ESOL Employability Café, 12.30pm to 2.30pm, Family Hub, Longshaw Drive, Little Hulton M28 0BD

  • Starts on 4 November. This course will improve your English and prepare your future employment

Cultural Connections Café, 1pm to 3pm, Loaves and Fishes, 1 Paddington Close, Salford M6 5PL 

  • Fun themed conversational sessions. Come for coffee and chat. For more information contact Janice on 01617378775.

Conversational Class, 6pm to 8pm, online session


Conversational Class, 11am to 1pm, online session

To register scan this QR code:

QR code for Lifelong Learning Week

For more details contact: Katarzyna.judd@salford.gov.uk

Visit the ESOL Salford Facebook page to keep up-to-date

Digital Skills

If you’re a beginner, intermediate or advanced there is a digital course for you.

Community Learning

Drop-in to Broughton Trust’s Curry Night

Drop-in to Broughton Trust’s ‘Tasty Chilli Night’ on Thursday 24 November 6pm until 8pm at the Humphrey Booth Centre, Heath Avenue, M7 1NY.

Come along and enjoy the food, chat with the team, find out what learning opportunities and free adult courses are available.

Broughton Trust offer a wide range of free adult courses across the city covering:

  • English and Maths
  • ESOL
  • Wellbeing
  • Employability Skills

To find out more call 0161 831 980, email lib@thebroughtontrust.org.uk or visit the Broughton Trust website.

Salford City College - Vocational skills

Are you a school leaver looking for your first vocational course or an adult wanting to get back into work and are looking to retrain or want to take your qualifications to the next level? Then Salford City College have open day events throughout November Check them out and register for a place today.

Fancy learning something a bit different?

We have the following courses due to start from January until summer break:

  • Barbering and Cutting Skills - Entry Level
  • Canapes, Cocktails and BBQ marinades - Entry Level
  • Chef's Table Introduction to cooking - Entry Level
  • Chocolate and Patisserie - Entry Level
  • Complementary Therapies (Hot Stone, Massage and Aromatherapy) - Entry Level
  • Great British Menu - Entry Level
  • College Certificate in Prom and Wedding Hair and Makeup
  • College Certificate in Acrylic nails and Gel nails

These are all based at:

  • Worsley College, Walkden Road, Salford, M28 7QD

Please apply online on the Salford City College website or alternatively call admissions 0161 631 5050 if you require further information or support

Online learning

Why not dip into the world of online learning with free online courses delivered by the Open University. There are thousands of courses to choose from ranging in length from 1 to 100 hours and all completely free.

To find out more about the courses offered at Salford City College you can download the Adult and Community Education course flyer below.

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