Learn something new this Autumn

Published on: Thursday, 28th July 2022

Residents are invited to sign up to learn something new with Derbyshire County Council’s Adult Community Education Service.

Bookings for the Autumn term are open now and residents can view the courses online at derbyshire.gov.uk/coursesearch or pick a brochure up from their local Adult Community Education Centre or library including those in Borrowash, Ilkeston, Long Eaton and Sandiacre.

Residents can book onto a course by calling, emailing, or visiting the centre where their chosen course is being held. Details of local centres are available at derbyshire.gov.uk/ACEcentres  

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, now 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 hobbies 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.

You can also find out more information at www.facebook.com/erewashandsouthderbyshireace

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