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What's new this season

Get skilled for a new career.


man plastering a wallWe offer qualification courses to help you get ahead in life and work, or as a stepping stone to a new career. Most of these full qualification courses begin in autumn 2018 but we’ve scheduled a series of information, taster and induction sessions over this summer term to help you explore and choose the course that is right for you.

  • working in the childcare industry: Alfreton, Ashbourne, Bolsover, Buxton, Chesterfield, Clay Cross, Cotmanhay, Glossop, Long Eaton, New Mills, Swadlincote
  • working as a teaching assistant in a school: Alfreton, Ashbourne, Chesterfield, Clay Cross, Cotmanhay, Glossop, Long Eaton, Swadlincote
  • learner support and mentoring: Clay Cross, Long Eaton, Swadlincote
  • teaching and training adults: Award in Education and Training: Alfreton, Glossop, New Mills or Certificate in Education and Training: Clay Cross
  • customer service: Swadlincote
  • counselling skills: Ashbourne, Chesterfield, Clay Cross, Glossop, Matlock
  • interior design: Ashbourne, Glossop, Matlock
  • access to higher education (nursing and allied health professions): Glossop
  • British Sign Language and Makaton: various centres - please enquire
  • construction - multi-skills, plastering, bricklaying, plumbing: Holmewood (Clay Cross), Glossop
  • upholstery - The Association of Master Upholsterers and Soft Furnishers (AMUSF): Ashbourne
  • dry stone walling (Lantra): Derbyshire Eco Centre (Wirksworth)
  • horticulture (RHS): Derbyshire Eco Centre (Wirksworth)
  • A level English: Matlock

We also offer free nationally recognised qualifications in English and maths at various locations across the county, from entry level to GCSE.

Not sure where to start? Book onto a free Making Choices course to help you to understand your current skills, what options are available and how you can work towards your goal. We also offer free courses in ‘developing your confidence for work and education’ and ‘preparing for your Universal Credit’ in some locations.

Developing your skills can open new doors. Take your first step by enquiring now at your adult education centre.