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About community learning

Welcome to the Community Learning Service

Staffordshire's Community Learning Service provides formal and informal learning for all adults across the County and provides programmes that supports people to gain the skills that they need so that they can progress in the world of work, and family learning courses that are designed to support parents to give their children the best start in life.

The service attracts 4,000 learners each year to a wide programme of accredited and non-accredited learning opportunities. It has been recognised by the 2017 Ofsted Inspection as being a 'good' service and has ambitions to be outstanding.

Community Learning commissions provision through a range of delivery partners to ensure that a wide reach of remote online learning and community-based learning programmes are delivered across the eight districts of Staffordshire.

Whether you are looking to learn something new, gain new skills, need help to find work, start your own business or simply wish to learn something fun for pleasure, then Staffordshire Community Learning Service is here for you.

We offer a wide range of exciting and stimulating short courses for adults aged 19 and above across Staffordshire by offering a mixture of online remote learning and classroom-based learning in local communities.

These courses bring together adults, often of different ages and backgrounds, to follow an interest, gain a new skill or qualification, become healthier or even learn how to help their children with their education.

If this is your first step back into learning, or if you're looking for your next course, you can view the courses which will bring you new skills, interests and qualifications. Please contact us if you have any queries we can help with.


    Course directory

    View our range of available courses on our directory.


    Learner feedback

    Send us your feedback to help us improve our services.


    Provider information

    View our policies and online forms.


    Locality working groups

    We work collaboratively to meet the needs of local communities.


    Community Learning Trust

    Apply for your local community group grant funding.


    Wider Family Learning Grant

    Apply for your school family learning grant funding.


    ICT courses

    Further information on our ICT courses.


    ESOL courses

    Further information on our ESOL courses.


    Contact us

    Contact us for all course and service enquiries.

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