Community learning service: courses overview
What's on offer?
Please see our Course Directory for current courses on offer.
There is a wide range of courses on offer including:
- Jewellery Making
- Family History
- Belly Dancing
- Flower Arranging
Some of these courses are free, depending on your circumstances.
Family learning is a fun and creative way of learning with your children.
Schools deliver family english, maths and language programmes. They will give you the opportunity to find out how they teach things in your child's school. They also give you a chance to share ideas with other parents and develop your own skills. Our programmes also help you to progress to a further course in functional english and maths.
Wider family learning
These programmes will give you opportunities to have family fun. They also explore ways you can support your own children's learning and development.
You and your children can choose from a wide range of courses such as:
- Mellow Parenting
- Story Sacks
We run the courses in various venues including libraries, children's centres and schools.
All family learning courses are available at no charge.
We welcome adults with learning difficulties and/or disabilities to join our courses.
Depending on the severity of your disability you could join the leisure learning courses. Ask for extra support to help you with your learning.
First steps to employability
These courses are for unemployed adults who want to improve their chances of finding work. They may not be ready to enrol on an accredited course yet.
These courses help you to improve self-confidence and learn new skills. They will help you prepare for employment, self-employment, volunteering or further learning.
Examples of courses include:
- Confidence building
- Identifying skills
- CV writing
- Interview skills
These short courses are for adults to help develop skills in English, Maths or Information Technology. They are for people who do not want to or are not yet ready to enrol on an accredited course. They will help you deal with everyday tasks such as:
- Comparing prices and special offers in the supermarket
IT and ESOL including courses leading to 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.
Extra help 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:
For further information regarding courses available, please contact Adult and Community Learning Service:
Phone: 01785 278770