Book now for new adult community education term

Published on: Tuesday, 13th August 2019

Residents can now book a range of new courses and activities starting this September with Derbyshire County Council’s Adult Community Education Service.

The county council has planned a programme of practical and theory-based courses held in the daytime and evenings with many giving learners the chance to gain a qualification.

The new term starts on Monday 16 September 2019 and residents can view the course brochures online at or pick one up from their local Adult Community Education Centre or Library.  

Derbyshire County Council Cabinet Member for Young People Councillor Alex Dale, said: “We’ve got lots of fantastic courses starting in September for residents looking to learn a new skill, get ahead in life and work or learn a new hobby.   From maths and English to tap dancing and digital film making – there’s something for everyone. If you’ve been thinking about taking on a new challenge, now’s the time to go for it. Who knows where learning something new could take you this September.

“Take a look at what’s on offer on our website or pop into your local Adult Community Education Centre or Library to find out more.”

Courses include:

  • Art – painting and drawing
  • Being your own boss
  • Childcare qualifications
  • Christmas crafts
  • Counselling skills
  • Digital film making
  • Family activities
  • Languages
  • Lip reading and signed communication
  • Maths and English up to GCSE
  • Plastering and bricklaying
  • Tap dancing and yoga
  • Teacher training

...and many more.

Classes are held at the council’s adult community education centres around the county as well as in many local community venues.

Residents can book onto a course by calling, emailing, or visiting the centre where their chosen course is being held.  Locally, these are as follows:

Community House ACE Centre

173 Derby Road
Long Eaton
NG10 4LL

Erewash ACE on Facebook
email: communityhouse.ace @
Tel: 01629 537384

Cotmanhay and Ilkeston ACE Centre

Bennerley Avenue

Erewash ACE on Facebook
email: cotmanhayandilkeston.ace @
Tel: 01629 531807

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