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Community learning courses

This year we will be offering online learning and slowly re-introducing face-to-face community based learning in response to the pandemic. We are implementing this approach to keep you and our staff safe and will keep our learning offer and your safety constantly under review and in line with government guidelines.

Areas of learning

Leisure, Health & Wellbeing

Programmes for adult learners who want to develop a new area of interest or hobby and want to take part in learning to support their health and wellbeing. There are a broad range of subjects, for example, arts and crafts, languages, family history and much more.

Supported Learning

Programmes for adults who have learning and/or disabilities and adults who have had long-term mental ill health who require more bespoke and support in their learning. Programmes provide opportunities to develop wellbeing and self-esteem, skills for independent living and employment. There are a broad range of subjects, for example, art, music, hamanities, horticulture and cultural subjects.

Family Learning

Programmes for parents/carers who want to support their families' wellbeing, healthy lifestyles, mental health, fitness, family finances, accessing community activities and services, managing children's behaviour and development and transition from primary to secondary education.


Programmes for adults who want to up-skill or re-skills in a vocational context, including sector specific skills, personal development, English and Maths. Programmes prepare and give you skills for work in various jobs and trades, for example, construction, business, health services, art and design and agriculture.


Programmes for adults to support the use of digital technology more effectively, including the use of computers, tablets, phones, online services and staying safe online. Programmes aim to give you confidence to use the digital tools that are important to you, for everyday life and work.

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths)

Programmes for aduts who want to up-skill and re-skill to gain and improve employment opportunities. You acquire skills in a specific vocational area and will feel more confident to apply for jobs and/or progress onto accredited programmes.

Progression Pathways

Programmes for adults who want to study an accredited programme in ICT or English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL).

Some course will incur a fee and others will be free depending on your individual circumstances. Please view our course directory



Staying safe online

Being able to access learning online is a fantastic way to continue and enjoy learning that cannot be delivered face to face, or to begin learning something new for the first time. It is important to make sure you also remain safe online.

Online scams take place when criminals use the internet to try to con people into giving them money or personal information. Fraudsters are known to make calls claiming to be from well known and official organisations when its actually a scam. They may ask you for personal information, want access to your computer and in some cases, ask for your bank details. Don't be fooled, this could be fraud.

You should be wary of any unsolicited emails or calls that ask you to provide personal information or ask for access to your computer on devices. Anyone receiving an email that seems suspicious in any way, should never click on links or attachments and never respond to unsolicited messages that ask for their personal or financial details. People should also be wary of unsolicited phone calls asking for personal information or offering help with your online services and devices.

Please note: Staffordshire Community Learning and our learning providers would only call back a learner or potential new learner following on from a voicemail or email enquiry you have made.

If you receive a communication out of the blue from anyone claiming to be associated with Staffordshire Community Learning or an associated Learning provider and which raises your suspicions. Then hang up, and call back only on our service phone number which is 01785 278770.



Online delivery enrolment

Complete our online delivery enrolment form.

Complete our online accredited enrolment form



Contact us

For further information regarding courses available, please contact the Community Learning Service:

Email: communitylearning@staffordshire.gov.uk

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