ACT Accrington Doubles in Size!!

Our new ACT Accrington venue is fully up and running!!!

To celebrate, we will officially relaunch ACT Accrington on Friday 19th June 2015 at 2p.m. to coincide with the final day of Adult Learners Week 2015.

Located within the Hyndburn Voluntary & Community Resource Centre in the  Old St James’ School building on Cannon Street the new centre is just a stones throw from our old home on Warner Street. The building is home to other local support services and is therefore a perfect location for us to continue to work with the GMB, local churches and the community.

We have already begun to forge strong links with Ynot Aspire, ADHD Northwest and Remploy who are all based in the building and we hope to do the same with others. Other partners we work with include Calderdale College, InTraining and National Careers Service. We will continue to work closely with Accrington & Rossendale College, the local Job Centre+ and a number of other Information, Advice & Guidance providers in the area to support people into either training or employment.

With newly equipped rooms for delivery of Functional Skills, I.T. training and work club activities the new centre has allowed us to double capacity and respond to the ongoing demand for access to learning in the area. Our new surroundings continue our tradition of providing warm, friendly and supportive facilities in which people learn at a pace that suits them.

We will release more details nearer the time but we hope you can join us to celebrate the start of the next exciting chapter in our Accrington story.

Work Club Guide

At our ACT Centres we operate weekly Work Clubs offering support to those out of work to help them learn new skills and gain employment.

There is always a member of the team on hand to offer help and advice.

It’s fair to say that there is a whole host of information to take in, whether it’s creating a CV, learning to type covering letters, assistance with searching for jobs online or help with interview tips.

So we thought we’d try and capture as much of it as we could in a handy Work Club Guide.  It’s a useful tool if you’re attending one of our Work Clubs but if you can’t make it to one of our Centres but would still like some help you can use it to help you in your own time too.  You can call 0161 848 9173 to find your nearest ACT Centre.

Please share it with anyone who could benefit from using it.  You can either download it or print out the relevant pages below. We’d also love to hear any feedback and comments about the Work Club Guide.


Online Basics And MORE

As part of our PledgeIT Campaign, you may have heard us talking about Online Basics or Learn My Way and how it’s a fantastic way for people Pledge ITwho are new to the internet to get to grips with the basics.

However, Learn My Way also has short courses for you if you are comfortable using the internet but want to know more. So whether you want to know more about public services, job hunting, banking and shopping online or you’d like to learn to use Facebook and e-mail or just be safer when online, there is a course for you.

It doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner or a regular internet user there will be a module or 2 that you can take advantage of.

You’ll need to create an account to use the Learn My Way website, but it only takes a couple of minutes to set up.  Click here to start setting up your account.

If you have any problems or questions while setting up your account please call a member of the team on 0161 877 9439.

Once you have entered all the required details you will be asked for a centre code; please use the code 3451005. 

Once your account is set up you’re good to go!!

Start with the Online Basics or jump straight into the Online Plus courses – it’s up to you!!


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