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Get ahead in English and Maths

Derbyshire County Council's Adult Community Education Service can help you to improve your English and maths to increase your skills for everyday life and enhance your job prospects. Our courses can help you increase your self confidence and self-esteem.

Get ahead in English and maths

Your learning will help you to make the most of:

  • work and education
  • the community you live in
  • your rights and what you are entitled to
  • newspapers, internet and other forms of communication
  • your family and home life.

Why not learn with us? You can:

  • start at any time of the year
  • start at any level, from entry to GCSE
  • join small, friendly classes
  • join classes and workshops at many local venues
  • gain nationally recognised qualifications
  • learn in bite sized units.

Get ahead in English

Let us help you to improve:

  • your punctuation and spelling
  • your understanding of information and instructions
  • completing forms, CVs and writing letters
  • how to explain yourself more effectively and improve your interview skills
  • how you communicate with friends, family and other people.

Get ahead in maths

Let us help you to improve:

  • your addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
  • your understanding of percentages, fractions and ratios
  • how you manage and make the most of your money
  • how you can interpret financial information and maximise your income
  • your use of shapes, weights and measurements.

All our Skills for Life courses are free. We are the largest provider of adult Skills for Life courses in English, maths and English for speakers of other languages (ESOL) in Derbyshire.

To find out what's on offer, visit or phone our friendly staff at your local adult community education centre, or take a look at our course search.

You can also benefit if you run a business by ensuring your workforce has all the skills they need to do the job efficiently and effectively. Improving English and maths skills benefits performance and increases productivity. Staff will also be more aware of the quality standards expected and communication will improve, which will in turn improve staff morale.

We also can offer our courses in the workplace. Visit our Get into work employers pages for more information.