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Adult community learning

Find a free course

For now, our courses will be online. We know this might not suit everyone. We expect to be back in classrooms and community venues from November 2020. 

Our online platform is easy to use and you will still get the classroom experience of ‘live’ sessions with your tutor and fellow students. Interactive elements will include work sheets and quizzes plus some ‘homework’ that your tutor will help you with.

To access courses online in your own home you should own a device on which you can access an internet connection.

If you prefer to wait and join a class ‘face to face’ then contact us and we will add you to our waiting list. We will let you know when we are back in the classroom. Courses are repeated throughout the year so you can join us next time.

Our adult community learning service provides more than 100 free courses, enrolling over 750 eligible learners, in 40 locations a year.

We offer opportunities for residents to gain new skills in subjects like health and wellbeing, maths, english and IT, or to help them prepare to return to work.

What should I do next?

You may want to enrol on a course to help you return to work or improve your skills. Perhaps you want to gain some confidence or maybe you just want to be able to help your child with maths and english.

We can offer you impartial advice about getting back into learning. We can also provide information about all learning opportunities across Swindon including the local colleges and other training providers. We can help you find the right next step.

You can also contact the National Careers Service, who offer impartial advice on careers, skills and the labour market in England

Skills toolkit

Help keep your mind healthy by learning something new using The Skills Toolkit from the Government website. Find easy to access, high quality digital and numeracy courses you can do whilst you’re at home and build up your skills today.

Volunteering opportunities

The Adult Community Learning Team are keen to recruit local residents as volunteers to help our tutors and learners within the classroom and learning groups. To get involved or to find out more, contact us using the details below.

For other volunteering opportunities, visit Volunteer Centre Swindon.

Most recent Ofsted report

We were judged by OFSTED to be a 'Good' provider of Adult Community Learning in our recent inspection. The full report, published in May 2020, can be found on the Ofsted website.

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