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Broaden your horizons on an adult learning course

The New Year can be an ideal time to expand your horizons by signing up to an adult learning course run by Leicestershire County Council.

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The new Spring 2017 brochure is now available online at with information on hundreds of part-time and weekend learning opportunities.

Copies of the brochure are also available across the city and county from local libraries, adult learning enrolment centres, plus other outlets, such as local cafes and supermarkets.


Lots of people will have resolved to improve their wellbeing in 2017 and there are numerous opportunities available through adult learning courses. Many of the courses are designed to help people back into a job, improve their English and Maths and to support their children’s learning.


One learner, Julie, achieved an A* mark for GCSE English and said: “I’d been ill for a long time which lowered my confidence and being involved in the course has given me a real boost.

“I had previously enrolled on a Maths and English functional skills course which got me back into studying and brushed up my skills which helped me enormously. I was encouraged by my tutor to go for the GCSE – I’m glad I did as I could hardly believe it when I got my results.”

Discounts of up to 70 per cent are available for people on certain benefits and the Learner Support Fund also helps learners on low incomes. To find out more,  visit or call 0116 305 0820 or 0800 988 0308 to enrol or speak to an advisor about suitable courses, enrolment fees or paying by instalments.

If lines are busy, leave a phone number or email address and an advisor will be back in touch as soon as possible. You can also email

Functional skills courses are available throughout the year and GCSE courses will begin again in the autumn.

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