Success stories

Learners with certificates

Derbyshire Adult Community Education isn't just a lofty idea, it's about making a real and lasting difference to the lives of people in our communities, whatever their backgrounds or personal circumstances.


Ryanne McGrath, Adult Learners' Week 2015 Category Award Winner said:

"I can't believe how far I've come over the past few months and I can't thank the polite, helpful staff enough for their support and teaching."

The Skills Funding Agency FE Choices Surveys, June 2015 showed that over 93% of our learners on community learning and qualifications programmes are happy with their experiences with us.

Some of the pages in this section show just a few examples of how our amazing learners have used learning with us to get ahead in life and work, often in the face of personal difficulties, following gaps in learning or difficult prior learning experiences. Please take the time to read these heart-warming and inspirational stories of real achievements. We hope that they will inspire you as much as they have us. These stories are wonderful examples of exactly why we do what we do.

Explore other pages in this section to read our learner stories and celebrated learners from the annual Adult Learners' Week events. If you feel inspired, find out more about what we can offer you, including additional support to help you with your journey. Then, take a look at our course search (opens in a new window) to find what's available in your area, find your perfect course and start your learning journey with us.

If you need further help, information or a chat with one of our friendly staff, contact your local adult community education centre.

What will your success story be? Start your learning journey today!