Community learning courses
The Community Learning Service works with schools, independent training providers, local colleges and community groups to deliver a range of learning opportunities for adults, families and communities across Staffordshire. To view our courses, please visit: www.staffordshirecommunitylearning.org.uk
Areas of learning
Independence & Wellbeing
Programmes for adults who have learning and/or disabilities and adults who have had long-term mental ill health who require more bespoke support to be successful in learning. Programmes provide opportunities to develop self-awareness, improve and develop personal wellbeing and independence, achieve personal aspirations, improved health and financial management, getting involved in the local community and developing strategies to live a more sustainable life.
Community & Family Progression
Programmes for parents, carers and guardians to develop skills that contribute to their community and family learning that equips individuals with the necessary skills to give their children the best start in life. Programmes may include family budgeting, cookery, creative subjects, sustainability and community action projects, DIY, forest schools and early years, child behaviour and development and parenting courses.
English, Maths & Digital
Programmes for adults to gain confidence and functional skills to apply in everyday lives, work and further learning. Programmes may include access to digital devices and connectivity, practical everyday English, maths and digital skills including the basics, collaborative technologies, accessing online services and e-safety.
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) & Vocational
Programmes for adults who want to up-skill and re-skill to gain and improve employment opportunities. Individuals will acquire skills in a specific vocational area and will feel more confident to apply for jobs, for example Engineering & Advanced Manufacturing, Advanced Logistics, Construction, Health and Social Care and Digital. Some programmes develop enterprise skills and provide information about support available to start up a business.
Our direct delivery unit offers courses which can lead to a recognised qualification, accredited by an awarding body. Awards and certificates are available from Entry level 1 to Level 2. Courses are available in:
These courses are designed to improve language skills and support adults to learn more about life in the UK. Courses include speaking, reading and writing and will improve social well-being and employment opportunities. For more information about these courses, please see the links in the related content section.
English Speakers of other Languages (ESOL)
These courses are designed to improve language skills and support adults to learn more about life in the UK. Courses include speaking, reading and writing and will improve social well-being and employment opportunities.
Staying safe online
Being able to access learning online is a fantastic way to learn independently 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: Staff from Staffordshire Community Learning Service and our learning providers would only contact you if you left us a voicemail or sent us an email enquiry.
If you do receive communication from anyone claiming to be associated with Staffordshire Community Learning or an associated learning provider which raises your suspicions, report this on our service phone number 01785 278770.
Online enrolment forms
For further information regarding courses available, please contact the Community Learning Service: