Bookings open for new year adult education courses

Published on: Thursday, 3rd December 2020

Residents can now sign-up to learn something new in the new year with Derbyshire County Council’s adult education service.

Courses for the new spring term start in January with a mixture of online, Covid-secure face-to-face and blended (mixture of both) courses.

Covid-secure safety measures  will be in place across all the council’s community education centres.

A wide range of courses are on offer giving residents the chance to gain a new qualification, pick up a new skill or develop a new hobby. Courses include:

  • Maths and English
  • Languages
  • Digital skills
  • Wellbeing and personal development
  • Art and crafts
  • Food safety many more.

The course brochures are now available. 

Derbyshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Young People, Councillor Alex Dale said: “We hope 2021 will be a more positive year for everyone and our adult education courses are a great way of getting the new year off to a great start.

“If you’re looking to pick up a new skill to improve your employment opportunities or you simply want to learn for fun we’re sure to have something for you.

“By offering a mixture of online, face-to-face and blended courses you have the option to choose a course which you feel most comfortable with.

“We know some of you may be worried about face-to-face learning in the current environment.  That’s why we’re making sure all our centres are Covid-secure whilst offering you the option to learn from the comfort of your own home.

“We’d like to say thank you to all our learners for their understanding and co-operation during these uncertain times.  We’ll continue to strive to create the best possible learning environment for you throughout next year and beyond.”

Some online courses can be done at a pace that suits you.  Whilst other courses will be delivered remotely using Zoom where learners will be part of a live class with a tutor and fellow learners.

Residents can get more information about courses and fees, find their local centre and book onto a course here.

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