Adult Learning & Skills Service

We work with local communities, a range of voluntary organisations, employers and public health to deliver the training people need to help change their lives for the better. We ensure that provision is local and accessible, with training delivered in more than 100 venues across the County. Courses include a broad range of opportunities for personal development, support for health and well-being and the chance to gain skills and qualifications for further education and employment.

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Learning Guide

I wonder whether you would be good enough to forward our latest learning guide, attached, to the commissioned services.     

Many thanks in advance

Diane Swaddle

Development and Engagement Officer Durham County Council Adult Learning and Skills Service

Civic Centre Crook Co Durham  DL15 9ES Direct line: 03000 266241 Course enquiries: 03000 266115

Adult Learning and Skills Service Information

Please find attached details of two initiatives for Durham county Council Adult Learning and Skills Service:
The Changes Programme:
is a new initiative to provide information, advice and guidance to the parents/carers of children and young people with special needs and disabilities.
Please see attached flyers for details of meetings and contact details.

Supported Employment Programme: Future Focus Life and work Skills programme aimed at young people with a range of abilities, including significant speech, language and communication difficulties

Supported Internships - a chance to develop skills in employment environment, with offer of tailored high level support

Traineeships - for young people who want to work but need extra support and help Please see the flyers for more details.

Learning Guide April 2019

Please find attached an electronic copy of the learning guide for April 2019.

Community Learning 2019/20 - Network Event 4th April


Presentation Slides

Further information from the day will be available soon

Community Learning Network Event 

I attach the slides from this event, I do not have everyone’s email addresses and I’m happy for you to share widely.

We are also collecting feedback from those who attended, would you be able to share this link with those attended who have not yet responded?

Adult Learning & Skills 2018/19

Please see attached Learner Guide for 2018/2019 Term 1 provision is now available

Find out about the range of adult learning courses available. Some of our courses run on an ongoing basis, so you can join the class at any time.

Durham County Council - Course Guide 2018 

The new Course Guide for 2018 is now available to download from the Durham County Council website.

The course guide is available via this link 2018 Courses .

Development and Engagement Team
Adult Learning and Skills Service
Children and Young People’s Services
Durham County Council
Crook Council Offices
Crook DL15 9ES
Tel: 03000 266115
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Adult Education Opportunities for All 

The Workers’ Educational Association (WEA) is the largest provider of Adult Education in the United Kingdom’s voluntary sector with over 80,000 learners nationwide. The WEA are delighted to have recently celebrated over 100 years of providing adult education in the North East.

Having secured our funding, we are now looking to extend our courses even further across County Durham. If you would like to contact me for more information on this and ways in which we can work together, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Meanwhile, an example of some of the courses we offer and work that we do can be found on our website

Tony Bulloch
Course organiser for County Durham
Workers' Educational Association | Joseph Cowen House, 21 Portland Terrace, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 1QQ
T: 0191 2126100 | M: 07887 823827| W: | E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.