Adult and Community Learning Summer timetable launches
Our free distance learning offer has been positively received and our new courses and dates have now been confirmed for the summer term.
We launched our first ever online Adult and Community Learning courses in May and we’ve have had some fantastic feedback to date.
Some of our learners have said:
“The course has been fantastic due to the tutor’s delivery, stories have been shared and it has felt real.”
“This course has helped me understand me and my own mental health issues; it has given me space to talk and be understood.”
“It makes you realise you are not on your own and I feel that I could help friends and family now to cope.”
“Wow, so I can make a tray bake and share it with my family?”
“This is like doing a GCSE, it has really challenged me but I know how to support my child’s reading now.”
Courses are developed to support people from all over the district. We recognise now, more than ever, that our residents want and need access to a wide curriculum offer, to help develop thier skills and support their families and take care of their own mental health and wellbeing.
Our range of short courses are delivered by local community organisations by tutors that know their community and your needs.
What courses are available?
Digital Skills – Develop your IT skills for employment, understanding and knowing how to use recognised software to understand how to stay safe online whilst you learn about online banking and shopping.
Personal Development – We have a range of courses to help you feel more confident, develop goals and give you the tools to help achieve them. Gain skills for life, work or health and wellbeing.
Volunteering & Mentoring – Volunteers are so important during any crisis and we recognise their vital role during the pandemic. By enrolling on one of volunteering or mentoring courses you will develop skills that are needed, understand the role and responsibility of being a volunteer and how to stay safe.
Family Learning – There are courses for new parents, how to deal with challenging behaviour from tots to teens and how to look after your family’s mental health. We also have courses to help you support your child’s learning at home including phonics, supporting reading and understanding maths at home.
Once you enrol on any of our online courses, you’ll immediately join a learning community that will benefit you in a number of unexpected ways.
How can you find the courses?
You can take a look at courses timetabled for the summer term and enrol now. To enrol just visit our website and state the name & reference number of the course that you would like to enrol on.
All courses are fully funded with no fee to pay, you will require internet access.
Courses are a combination of tutor led delivery via Zoom (about an hour per session), short homework sessions and individual personalised tutor support time.
You will be emailed all the resources that you need to complete the course and will get regular feedback on how you are doing.
Am I eligible?
You must be aged 19+, live in Kirklees, be a resident of the UK for 3 years or more (or a spouse of a UK resident, or if asylum or refugee that you have been in the UK for 6 months and are yet to have a decision on your status).
Adult & Community Learning: Lifelong learning, working together, building communities, making a difference
Adult & Community Learning is part funded through the European Social Fund, the Education and Skills Funding Agency and delivered through a collaboration of partners across the Kirklees District. It is managed by Kirklees Council and delivered by Crosland Moor Community Learning Centre, Fusion Housing, Kirklees Success Centres, Paddock Community Trust, Proper Job Theatre Co, Sport Works, S & H Training and the Workers Education Association.