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Learn something new this autumn

Published: 28 July 2022

We're inviting residents to sign up to learn something new with our Adult Community Education Service.


Bookings for the autumn term are open now and residents can view the courses or pick up a brochure from their from their local Adult Community Education Centre or library.

Residents can book onto a course by calling, emailing, or visiting the centre where their chosen course is being held. 

Our Cabinet Member for Education, Councillor Alex Dale, said:

“Whether you’re looking to gain a new qualification or just learn a new skill, our adult education courses cover a wide range of subjects. With options for online and face-to-face learning, there’s something for learners of all levels.

“We’re committed to ensuring adults in Derbyshire have the opportunity to gain new skills and qualifications, so if it’s something you’ve been considering, now is a great time to find out more and book on to a course.

“If you’re unsure about what course to take, or if you have questions about changing careers, I’d encourage you to contact our friendly careers team who would be happy to answer any questions you might have.”

Courses include:

  • maths and English from entry level to GCSE
  • counselling skills
  • lip reading and signed communication
  • working with children
  • personal development such as dealing with stress and how to gain confidence
  • languages
  • digital skills such as using a computer for work

There are also courses available for residents who are looking to explore new hobbies and interests.

Courses include:

  • pottery
  • sewing
  • tap dancing
  • recycling crafts
  • floristry and many more

Find out more about our Adult Community Education Service.