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Dovecot Multi Activity Centre (MAC) Alt Valley – Adult education courses

A centre offering range of health, wellbeing and creative activities for the local community.

We have distant learning set up for all students as this is the best way for social distancing this will be the method of teaching until further notice.

if you are interested in joining our programme please call 079035 63081 or email

We offer a range of short-term adult learning opportunities throughout the year. These courses change regularly depending on community feedback, and can range from holistic therapies and creative writing, to healthy cooking and youth and community work.

Ongoing Education Courses

Early Years, Construction, Hairdressing, Beauty, STLS & Employability.

Information regarding funding for our courses:

  • ​All Courses are ESFA Funded:
  • Traineeship contracts, 16 plus, 19-24,
  • Apprenticeships (Levy)
  • Adult Learner Loans can be applied for through AVCT

Term based courses

  • Beauty (Level 1& 2) age 16+ Fully Funded

Roll on & off courses

  • Hairdressing (Level 1 & 2 Diplomas) age 16+ Fully Funded courses for these levels.
  • Hairdressing (Level 3 Diploma) age 24+ Funding available through Adult Learning Loans.
  • Early Years (Level 2) age 16+ Levy Apprenticeships available, earn whilst you learn, Apprenticeship wage for your age group, on site learning at your Work placement.
  • Early Years (Level 3) age 24+ Funding through Adult Learner Loans.
  • Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools (STLS Level 2) age 16+ Earn whilst you learn, Apprenticeship wage for your age group, on site learning at your work placement.
  • Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools (STLS Level 3) age 24+ Funding through Adult Learner Loans.
  • Construction age 16+ Fully Funded
  • Maths and English Fully Funded
  • Employability 16+ Fully Funded

Lifestyles Dovecot also offers sports and exercise classes. See the website for the current timetable.

How can I access this service?
Telephone or email the centre to ask if there is a place available
When is this service open?
Monday: 8am – 6pm, Tuesday – Friday: 8am – 4.30pm
How much will it cost me?
The courses are free for those who meet the criteria (there’s no paid version). The Dovecot Lifestyle class prices are generally £3-4 but some may be a more, but they are included in certain Lifestyles memberships
Disabled access
Level entrance and accessible toilets. No car park but drop off point nearby.
Social media

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What groups of people is this for?
The general public
What age groups is this for?
What areas of the city is this for?
People from anywhere in the city


Dovecot Multi Activity Centre (MAC) Alt Valley - Adult education courses, Back Dovecot Place, Dovecot, L14 9BA



Delivered in partnership with

Healthwatch Liverpool
Citizens Advice Liverpool