What is learning for adults and families?
Learning in the local community has changed the lives of many adults across the borough - you could be one of them!
There are many different part-time courses, workshops and other classes available including arts and crafts, music, health, fitness and sport, family learning, photography and digital media.
You could also improve your reading, writing and maths, learn how to use a computer, speak a new language, gain a qualification or learn new skills to help you get into work.
Who are the classes/courses for?
We run courses for both adults and families – no formal qualifications are needed.
Where are classes/courses held?
Courses are held across the borough in neighbourhood learning centres, libraries, schools, colleges and other community venues during the day, evening or weekend. All our centres are listed on our online directory of classes and courses, just click on the dropdown button next to 'all centres'.
How do I book a class/course?
Visit our online directory of classes and courses for detailed information about courses and to book daytime and evening courses.
You can also view our online prospectus.
You can also book a course by visiting the centre where the course is running or by calling the centre to reserve your place and complete the enrolment form when you start. Contact details are available on the online directory of classes and courses in the details section for each course.
The minimum age of registration is 19 years.
For more information contact Adult and Community Learning on 01384 818143.
How much does a class/course cost?
All learners will be expected to pay a minimum registration fee of £2 per course.
Fees charged for adult learning courses are included in the course details on the online directory of classes and courses. Some discounts may be available and some family learning workshops are free.
Discounts apply for people who are on a low income or are in receipt of means tested benefits. The centre that you enrol at can give you more information about fees payable.
No fees are charged if you are in receipt of any of the following:
Job Seekers Allowance (JSA)
Employment Support Allowance (ESA)
Working Tax Credit
Child Tax Credit
Courses are free to those taking part in Family Maths, Language and English or Adult Maths and English courses below level 2.
How can I pay?
Payment is by cash or cheque. Debit cards are accepted in some centres - please check the payment arrangements at your centre.