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Active Learning for adults with learning difficulties and disabilities

Adult and Community Learning is committed to improving the skills and raising the aspirations of adults with learning disabilities and learning difficulties. We offer a wide range of free courses to promote independence within our Active Learning programme. We work with our learners, their families and carers and partner organisations to ensure we keep improving what we do. You can choose up to four courses each week. One of your choices must include the Life skills course.

Improving skills and raising aspirations!

Our range of Active Learning courses includes:

  • Life skills
  • Visual art
  • Basic cooking skills
  • Music
  • Drama
  • Gardening skills

Timetable of classes - Autumn Term 2022 (Doc, 114 KB)

If you are interested in joining a course, please click the link below then use the 'Apply' button.

Find a course

Here are some personal testimonies about our classes:

"I am currently on the Singing, Cooking Skills, Life Skills and Drama courses. I thoroughly enjoy all my courses; they have kept me in touch with my friends during lockdown. The courses have been helping me to be more independent and have also helped with my time management, handling money, reading, and writing. The cookery session returned to face-to-face lessons. It is great to be able to have that social interaction again."

Andy - a learner

"Andy looks forward to all his classes with enthusiasm. The classes have been very beneficial to his mental health by being able to interact with his peers. He particularly enjoyed ‘Deaf Awareness Week’ where he could showcase his skillset by demonstrating his Makaton to both learners and tutors. I would highly recommend these courses as Andy gets such a buzz from all of his classes."

Andy’s parent

"Josh loves coming to class and is really learning and developing. All the staff have been great and make the lessons fun and rewarding."

A support worker

“The courses my son attends have helped his confidence and self-esteem, showing him learning can be enjoyable. He feels his contributions are valued.”

A parent

If you would like further information, please contact the Adult and Community Learning Service at or on 01926 736392.

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