Education & Training

We are passionate about Education. At Alt Valley Communiversity we have been delivering Education and Vocational provision for over 30 years. It’s what we do. We recognise how important it is to use Education as a means of unlocking a person’s potential.

Helping young people and adults into real work and education opportunities. Students come first at Alt Valley Communiversity. We empower students to take control of their futures by pursuing a career in a learning environment which is modern, purpose-built and relevant in supporting learning at all stages.

Quality is paramount to us – quality tutors, quality of learning, quality inspections that regularly reflect the highest standards that we set for ourselves and our students.

Adult Education

Our mission is not just about making a difference to individual people’s lives, but to contribute towards the creation of sustainable communities and neighbourhood transformation. We do this by:

  • Fostering self-directed change and capacity building to shape a successful and sustainable future.
  • Prioritising equality of opportunity and inclusivity.
  • Creating innovative and inspirational partnerships.
  • Committing to the creation of an enabling society and ensure that social justice lies at the heart of our working practices.
  • Being a challenging organisation which acts as a change agent in local communities.

All of our Adult Education Courses are delivered through our Community Learning Programme, and are funded by Adult Learning Services LCC working in partnership with the Education and Skills Funding Agency, European Union Social Fund and the Liverpool City Region.

All of our learners have the right to feel safe when attending sessions, AVCT have robust Safeguarding and Complaints Policies and all tutors will adopt an open and honest culture where learners feel they can communicate with them about any concerns they have. Through this workers will be able to seek advice and guidance from other services.

CourseDayTimeStart DateWeeksLocationTutor
Intro to ICTTuesday09.30-12.30pm15/01/201910 weeksDovecot MACBrian Johnson
Eric Williams
Intro to BeautyTuesday09.30-12.30pm22/01/201910 weeksDovecot MACTeresa Roberts
Intro to Arts and CraftsTuesday09.30-12.30pm22/01/201910 weeksDovecot MACZoe Nursaw
Intro to Art TherapyWednesday09.30-12.30pm23/01/201910 weeksDovecot MACJarmila Ivanov
Intro to KnittingWednesday09.30-12.30pm23/01/201910 weeksDovecot MACZoe Nursaw
Intro to Make UpWednesday10.00-3.00pm23/01/20196 weeksDovecot MACVictoria Hills
Basic Maths and EnglishThursday1.00-4.00pm24/01/201910 weeksDovecot MACBrian Johnson
Basic ICTTuesday09.30-12.30pm15/01/201910 weeksCommuniversityDave Westhead
Intro to Holistic TherapiesTuesday09.30-1.15pm12/03/20198 weeksCommuniversityJayne Huxley
Talk, Support, Laugh & LearnWednesday5.00pm-8.00pmTBC10 weeksCommuniversityColly Whitty
Jayne Huxley
Cooking on a BudgetWednesday5.00pm-8.00pmTBC10 weeksCommuniversityMaria Yates
Intro to Youth and Community WorkWednesday5.00pm-8.00pmTBC10 weeksCommuniversity/ PlacementSharon Jardine
Intro to HairdressingTuesday09.30-2.30pm12/03/20196 weeksAlt Valley Skills CentreKellie Rimmer
Business Startup for Self EmploymentMonday09.30-2.30pm25/03/20196 weeksCommuniversityRoy Meredith
Danielle Forman
Intro to Make-Up SkillsThursday09.30-2.30pm14/03/20196 weeksAlt Valley Skills CentreVictoria Hills
Intro to BeautyTuesday09.30-1.15pm05/03/20198 weeksRhys Jones CentreTeresa Roberts
Intro to NailsWednesday09.30-2.30pm20/03/20196 weeksCommuniversityVictoria Hills
A Place to BeThursday10.00-1.45pm21/03/20198 weeksSt CuthbertsLaura Leatherbarrow

For more information or to sign up please contact: Dovecot MAC on 0151 254 1879, or the Communiversity on 0151 546 5514


Don’t take our word for it – see what our past learners have to say about our courses… “Interesting course, I hope to progress to the next level” (Introduction to Counselling)“Wonderful life changing course, the teacher was fab” (Introduction to Therapies, Ellergreen)“It has helped my confidence so much, I have been signposted to progress within therapies” (Introduction to Therapies, Ellergreen)“Really enjoyed this course, met some lovely people and made some good friends, my self-confidence has really Improved and I have assisted at two local community events, teacher was brilliant” (Introduction to Face-painting)I thoroughly enjoyed the course, very patient, knowledgeable tutor, made it easy and fun. I would recommend this course to anyone, builds knowledge, confidence and wellbeing
(Bitesize Taste of Beauty)I have learnt such a lot on this course, such a wealth of knowledge from Terri explained in a “learner friendly way” hope to see a continuation of this (Bitesize Taste of Beauty)Absolutely brilliant course, I have always been interested in writing, but never had the confidence to try until I enrolled on this course, Paula is an amazing tutor, inspirational, knowledgeable, friendly, approachable and encouraging, and even helped me improve my spelling. I really enjoyed reading some of my work at the Learner Voice event (Creative Writing)I learnt a lot on this course, the arrangements and the living cards that we made were fantastic, great teacher, friendly group and nice room, I could do it all again just for pleasure. (Flower Arranging)For more information, please call us on 0151 546 5514Alt Valley Communiversity Skills CentreOur post-16 provision supplies a wide range of vocational training programmes that lay the pathway to the world of employment. We take pride in our reputation as a responsible, locally-based education provider, that supplies quality courses that people enjoy and benefit from on their journey into work.At Alt Valley Communiversity we guarantee a personalised learning experience, keeping class sizes small so you obtain all the support and attention you need. Our tutors are highly qualified and motivated people who know how to get the best out of young people. Most importantly we achieve positive outcomes for our students – high retention rates, 98% accreditation success rates, >91% post-16 students gain employment/further education opportunities.The College provides a comprehensive range of courses and support services:Student ServicesAdded value is achieved beyond gaining a recognised National Qualification. You will also enjoy stimulating off-site learning experiences and opportunities to develop your personal and social skills in terms of making a positive contribution to your community.Partnerships and placements are an integral part of our College provision as we have established a wide range of partners who take post 16 students on placements in the real world of work. You will find that your course offers placements on Building Sites, Beauty Salons, Catering businesses, Hairdressers, Nurseries, Sports Centres and Schools.


Beauty Therapy

Beauty TherapyChoosing Beauty Therapy as a career will give you the opportunity to work in a High Street Salon, Leisure Centres, Spa Complexes, Hotels and Department Stores or even on a Cruise Ship! Many of our former students have set themselves up in business and earn a living on a freelance basis.Learners who enrol onto Beauty Therapy at North Liverpool Community College, will have the opportunity to learn beauty therapy within a realistic fully-functional working salon. You will complete practical tasks and theory in an environment that is fully equipped with the most up to date resources and equipment. Throughout the course you will carry out treatments on each other and in addition to this, the college has many clients who come in for treatments so you will gain experience of working with the public.Units include:

  • Health and Safety
  • Make Up
  • Client Consultation
  • Waxing

The Children and Young People’s Workforce

Children & Young People's WorkforceAt North Liverpool College you will be introduced to an interesting and challenging career in Child Care. You will have the opportunity to study key areas in the classroom, as well as gaining practical experience in various work settings.Workplace experience will include one day a week at: schools, nursery, pre-school, creches & after school clubs.You will have the opportunity to learn about:
  • Children’s and young people’s development
  • Early years education
  • Promoting the well being and resilience of children and young people
  • Supporting children and young people to achieve their education potential


HairdressingLearners who attend the Hairdressing Course at the North Liverpool Community College will have the opportunity to learn hairdressing within a realistic fully functional working hair salon.This involves learners carrying out practical tasks in a salon that is fully equipped with the most up to date resources & equipment. Throughout the course, learners will be assessed working with clients, who are members of the general public.You will have the opportunity to learn about:
  • Shampooing and conditioning technique
  • How to handle hairdressing tools confidently and use competently
  • Blow drying and styling hair
  • Cutting and colouring techniques
  • Salon reception duties
Online ApplicationIf you would like to find out more information or wish to apply for a place on any of our courses please complete the form below or email Tricia Grayson on, give us a call on 0151 546 5514 to discuss your options.

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Course Day Start time Start Dates Weeks Venue/Room Tutor
IT for Employment Monday 2.00pm-4.30pm 14/01/2019 15 weeks Dovecot MAC, IT Room Dave Westhead,
Intro to Beauty TBC TBC Week commencing 21/01/19 10 weeks Dovecot MAC, Beauty Room Teresa Roberts
Intro to Arts and Crafts TBC TBC Week commencing 21/01/19 10 weeks Dovecot MAC, Room 2 Zoe Nursaw
Intro to Art Therapy TBC TBC Week commencing 21/01/19 10 weeks Dovecot MAC, Room 2 Jarmila Ivanov
Intro to Knitting TBC TBC Week commencing 21/01/19 10 weeks Dovecot MAC, Room 4 Zoe Nursaw
Intro to Make Up TBC TBC Week commencing 21/01/19 10 weeks Dovecot MAC, Beauty Room Victoria Hills
Basic English and Maths TBC TBC Week commencing 21/01/19 10 weeks Dovecot MAC, Room 3 Brian Johnson
Holistic Therapies TBC TBC Week commencing 21/01/19 10 weeks Communiversity Jayne Huxley
Basic ICT for Beginners Tuesday TBC 15/01/2019 10 weeks Communiversity Dave Westhead
Talk, Support, Laugh & Learn TBC TBC Week commencing 21/01/19 10 weeks Communiversity Jayne Huxley, Colly Whitty
Intro to Youth and Community Work TBC TBC Week commencing 21/01/19 10 weeks Communiversity Sharon Jardine
Cooking on a Budget TBC TBC Week commencing 21/01/19 10 weeks Communiversity