Learn something new in 2023

Published on: Friday, 2nd December 2022
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Residents are invited to sign up to learn something new with Derbyshire County Council’s Adult Community Education Service.

Bookings for the new year term opened on Monday 5th December.  You can view the courses online at derbyshire.gov.uk/coursesearch or pick a brochure up from your local Adult Community Education Centre or library.   Erewash Libraries include those in Borrowash, Ilkeston, Long Eaton and Sandiacre.

You can book onto a qualifications and skills course by calling, emailing, or visiting the centre where the chosen course is being held.

Adult Education Centres in Erewash are as follows:
Cotmanhay and Ilkeston ACE Centre
Bennerley Avenue

Search Erewash and South Derbyshire ACE on Facebook
email: cotmanhayandilkeston.ace @ derbyshire.gov.uk
Tel: 01629 531807

Long Eaton ACE Centre
Community House
173 Derby Road
Long Eaton
NG10 4LL

Search Erewash and South Derbyshire ACE on Facebook
email: communityhouse.ace @ derbyshire.gov.uk
Tel: 01629 537384

Details of other local centres are available at derbyshire.gov.uk/ACEcentres.  Community learning courses can be booked at derbyshireadulteducation.eventbrite.com
Derbyshire County Council 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, the new year 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 skills and interests.
Courses include:

  • Pottery
  • Sewing
  • Tap dancing
  • Recycling crafts
  • Floristry

...and many more.

For more information about Derbyshire Adult Community Education Service visit derbyshire.gov.uk/adulteducation.

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