Autumn Courses 2023-24

Guild courses and social activities commence again during the week beginning Monday 4 September 2023 and will continue until Friday 1 December 2023.

The courses will pause for half-term from Monday 23 to Friday 27 October 2023.

You can book any activity for the 2023-24 season on our website from Tuesday 6 June 2023. Enrolments completed online before midnight on Monday 31 July 2023 qualify for a 5% discount. Use promo code GUILD2023 at the checkout. *Discounted fees are only available at the time of purchase

Welcome to the Guild

The Guild offers a broad curriculum of adult education. Our community learning courses and social activities can be booked through this website

If you are interested in continuing education delivered on behalf of Cheshire East Council or commercial training (bespoke training courses and accredited courses such as First Aid at Work) please contacted us by email:

Guild's Community Cafe

Our café is now open every weekday from 10am to 3pm. Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy the delicious refreshments on offer.

Summer Courses 2023

Guild courses and social activities commenced during the week beginning Monday 17 April and will continue until Friday 14 July 2023.

The courses will pause for half-term from Monday 29 May to Friday 2 June.

View our extensive list of online and offline courses available to book now
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The Guild for Lifelong Learning’s purpose is to provide lifelong learning opportunities through adult community education and social activities for the welfare of the whole community.

Based in East Cheshire, we embrace lifelong learning and promote the advancement of education within the heart of our community by delivering high-quality adult education courses and social activities.

We provide friendly and enjoyable learning opportunities with the aim of improving the wellbeing of the community, encouraging active citizenship and reducing social isolation.

The Guild for Lifelong Learning is a charitable educational institution, registered charity (1151387) and ltd (08331345).

Events at the Guild

Treat your loved ones to the gift of a day course or day trip

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YOUR Local Care Community is CHAW

'Healthy Chelford, Handforth, Alderley Edge and Wilmslow' @HealthyCHAW. Health is about more then healthcare.

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Guild Youth Theatre

Working with young people to build and develop acting and singing talents.

Performing Arts School
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Term Dates

Autumn Term

4 September to 1 December 2023 (12 weeks)

Half-term holiday:

21 October to 27 October 2023

Spring Term

2 January to 28 March 2024 (12 weeks)

Half-term holiday:

19 February to 23 February 2024

Summer Term

15 April to 19 July 2024 (12 weeks)

Half-term holiday:

27 May to 31 May 2024

Bank holidays: 6 May, 27 May