A Guide to Accessing Community Based Adult Learning for Disabled People

We were delighted to be awarded funding from the Scottish Government to create this new guide to accessing Community Based Adult Learning (CBAL). Six disabled people all with some past or current experience of accessing CBAL co-produced this resource, translated into alternative formats. It was important for the group to reflect their experiences of being disabled and sharing tips on how to ask learning providers for the right support to learn. The guide is also full of useful advice and information related to various disability related topics, such as knowing your rights under the Equality Act and using CBAL to build knowledge on how to get involved in campaigning.

PDF (with images)

Word Document (Text only)

Easy read

BSL (15 sections)

Password is CBAL.

BSL (1 video, 1 hr 33mins)

Punjabi Text

urdu text

Romanian text

Polish text

 Simplified chinese text

Arabic text

The team worked together over zoom meetings to agree on what topics we wanted to cover in our guide.

Jamie Hepburn, Minister for Higher Education and Further Education, Youth Employment and Training said, 

“I welcome this new online guide produced by Lead Scotland that has been designed for adult learners by adult learners.  I hope it will be a valuable resource to help ensure that learning opportunities are accessible for adults to learn throughout their lives.” 

We want to give huge thanks to the following co-authors for helping bring this guide to life and sharing their personal experiences and stories of learning with us:

Holly Baxter
Ashleigh Milroy
Stacey Moorhouse
Alan Parker
Neil Skene
Alyson Woodhouse

Last updated 26th September 2022.