First Courses in Northern Ireland

The new Reach Out learning centre at the GMB Holywood Office in Northern Ireland will
be hosting it’s first courses in March.

On Monday 9th and Tuesday 10th March the fully equipped IT suite will be used to teach 2 different courses.

Online Basics

Our Online Basics course is designed to assist people in taking their first steps into the internet. There are online modules you can work at that will guide you through some of the fundamentals and our friendly tutors are on hand to help as well.

Social Media

Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and a whole host of other Social Media sites are quickly becoming everyday communication tools. Find out how you can use them for work, personal use and job searching.

Course TimesPoster & Flyer

Monday 9th March:
Online Basics  10am-12pm
Social Media  1.30pm-3.30pm

Tuesday 10th March:
Online Basics  10am-12pm

Places are limited and are on a first come first served basis so CALL 02890 393340 or EMAIL NOW to reserve your spot.


BBC Visit ACT Accrington

You may have heard that due to increasing demand for learning opportunities in Accrington our learning hub is in the process of expanding.

Earlier this month BBC Radio Lancashire popped by and spent some time with learners, tutors and project staff to get an insight to what we do.

You can have a listen in here


ACT Accrington – On The Move

Due to the success and continued demand for courses at our ACT Accrington learning centre we are in the process of finalising a move to bigger premises.  There will be more news on this in the next week or so – keep your eyes peeled.


You can now find us at

Hyndburn Voluntary & Community Resource Centre,
St James Old School Building, Cannon Street, Accrington, BB5 2ER
(map here)

First session in new home

First session in new home

For the time being we will be delivering just Functional Skills courses in our new home but the I.T. sessions will be moving over soon.

This move allows us to provide access to our full range of courses to even more people.

For more details you can tune into BBC Radio Lancashire (95.5 fm or listen online here) tomorrow (Friday 6th February) from 11am when the Morning Show will be broadcasting live from both our old base and new home.

We look forward to welcoming even more learners and visitors over the coming months and if you would like to speak to an advisor about enrolling on to one of our courses then please e-mail