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Our aim

Our purpose is to improve quality of life and raise ambitions of local people. We do this by working with them to:

  • Improve their skills and increase their economic prospects

  • Improve their health and well-being

  • Create resilient, cohesive and stronger communities

  • Create cleaner and safer neighbourhoods

We help over 3000 adults learn new skills and develop interests every year, ranging from healthy cooking, first aid, digital skills and food hygiene to improving your reading, writing and maths skills.

Contact us

Blackburn with Darwen Adult Learning
Bank Top NLC, Arthur Way
Blackburn, Lancashire. BB2 1QP.

Tel: 01254 507720


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Audley & Queen's Park Neighbourhood Learning Centre
Bank Top Neighbourhood Learning Centre
Darwen Town Hall
Audley NLC
Bank Top NLC
Pringle Street, Blackburn, Lancs. BB1 1SF.
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t: 01254 507720
Arthur Way, Blackburn, Lancs. BB2 1QP.
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t: 01254 581175
Darwen Town Hall
Croft Street, Darwen, Lancs. BB3 1BQ.
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t: 01254 222110

Centres are open Monday to Friday 9am-5pm (note, closes 4pm on Friday).

>> For room booking information and full list of facilities please click here.


We're rated 'Good' by Ofsted - read our latest inspection report here.


‘Learners are motivated to achieve their goals and improve their lives. They enjoy their programmes and are proud of the progress they make.’

Ofsted inspection, 2021

Negotiate your learning

We are always interested in finding out what you want to learn so, if we don’t provide it, tell us and we will do our very best to look at meeting your needs.


Pound Plus and Fee Remission policy

View our Pound Plus and Fee Remission Policy for the current academic year here.

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