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Community learning courses

Coronavirus response update - 20/3/2020

We have taken the unfortunate but necessary decision to suspend our face-to-face learning provision until further notice. All face-to-face learning will cease as of Friday 20 March. Our learning providers are in the process of contacting current learners to provide specific information relating to their specific learning programme.

Some of our providers are offering an alternative temporary online offer for existing learners, and will communicate this directly to learners if it is available.

Meanwhile, our team here at Staffordshire Community Learning are currently exploring ways to possibly provide a digital offer after the usual Easter learning break.


What's on offer?

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Curriculum areas

Leisure, health and wellbeing

A wide range of course to enable adults to develop and discover skills or interests, and to improve their health and wellbeing.

Supported learning

A wide range of courses designed for adults who have learning difficulties and/or disabilities and adults who have had long-term mental ill health who require more bespoke and supported delivery.

Family learning

These courses are designed for adults who want to develop skills to support their family's wellbeing and increase parental engagement with their children's education.


These courses are designed for adults to up-skill and re-skill to gain and improve employment opportunities, develop confidence and skills in English and/or Maths, and develop entrepreneurial skills.

Digital skills

These courses are designed for adults to use digital devices and technology more effectively, support individuals to stay safe online and to access online services.

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths)

These courses are designed for adults to up-skill and re-skill to gain and improve employment opportunities specifically within the science industries, techology industries, engineering and construction, and mathematical focused industries.

Progression pathways

These accredited courses are designed for adults to progress further in their learning to improve future employment opportunities within the following areas:

  • Employability, including English and Maths

  • Digital Skills

  • Supported Learning

  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths)

Awards and certificates are from Entry Level 1 to Level 2.

IT and ESOL (including courses leading to accredited qualifications)

We also offer countywide courses which lead to a qualification up to level 1. Some of these courses are short and are aimed at adults who are unemployed and/or returning to learning after a long break. Some are aimed at those learning to use the computer, tablets, the internet, and email safely.

Additional support is available if you need it to make sure you achieve the qualification.

These courses may be free depending on your circumstances.

How are the courses delivered?

We deliver our courses via:

  • The direct delivery unit (our in-house provider)
  • Other council departments
  • External providers, including colleges.

The direct delivery unit delivers courses in:

Contact us

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

Email: communitylearning@staffordshire.gov.uk

Phone: 01785 278770

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