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Short Courses

ABE run a number of short courses throughout the year to help with all sorts of everyday learning. Need help with your driving theory test? Would you like to work on your numbers and learn how to cook healthy meals at the same time?

Or perhaps you want to do a course that will help you get more for your money? Whatever your interest, ABE has courses to help.

To find out more about our current short courses, click on the links below. Or contact us directly by phone or email if you have any enquiries.

  • Photo for Cash Confident pineapplesCash Confident

    Cash Confident

    This financial literacy course looks at shopping and saving money in your local area. The course covers budgeting, benefits, saving and borrowing and includes trips to local shops to find the best buys near you.

  • Cooking By Numbers Spoon Sep 2014Cooking By Numbers

    Cooking By Numbers

    Cooking by Numbers is a course for anyone who wants to use their numeracy to help with healthy eating. Run in partnership with the council's Health Improvement Team, each session includes practical cooking tasks and also looks at weights and measures, reading food labels and finding out about a well balanced diet. Participants can also work towards a measuring qualification which is accredited at SQA level 3. Healthy cooking has never been more fun!

  • Driving theory Blackburn December 2015Driving Theory

    Driving Theory

    Driving Ahead is a short course for people who want to know more about the driving theory test. The course covers road signs, road markings, speed limits and stopping distances, the hazard perception test and more.

  • Image for Inked courseInked


    Research and create your own artwork! Inked is an art and design course where learners use their everyday literacies to create artworks relating to tattoos, street art, clothes and branding. Participants can also work towards an "Everyday Art and Media Literacies" qualification, which is accredited at SCQF level 3 and awards 3 credit points.

  • Image for More for Less courseMore For Less

    More For Less

    Get the most out of your money! This financial literacy course will help you to save energy and cash, has tips to help you to reduce waste, and gives you the chance to re-use your packaging by getting crafty. A fun and creative way to get more for less.

  • Out and About Livingston StationOut and About

    Out and About

    Out and About is a course for disabled people who want to improve their self travel skills for personal independence, volunteering or employment. The course is targeted at adults who would like to work on their reading, writing and numbers to help plan journeys in West Lothian and beyond.

  • Playlab September 2015Playlab


    Playlab is the perfect way to encourage your children to learn. The course helps parents to explore fun ways to play games with their children and to get involved in their learning. Come along and invent your own games and activities to use in the house or out and about!

  • What's Your Story neverending storyWhat's Your Story, Pal?

    What's Your Story, Pal?

    Have you ever wanted to create your own stories, but weren't sure where to start? This short course is all about telling stories YOUR way. Does writing work best for you? Or perhaps you would prefer to use photographs, pictures, comic strips, or just get your ideas down on a voice recorder? No experience required, just come along and get involved.