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Celebration event for adults with learning difficulties and disabilities

The achievements of adult learners with learning difficulties and disabilities have been celebrated by Leicestershire County Council.

Around 100 learners and carers attended an event organised by the county council’s adult learning service to celebrate their achievements.

During the event held at the NSPCC training centre in Beaumont Leys, Leicester, learners were presented with their certificates for success in a range of areas including communication, skills for employment and volunteering, health, personal safety and wellbeing, independent living skills, sensory learning, creative skills and leisure.

The successful recipients included Nicholas Doggett, who attends a skills for employment course at The Symington Building in Market Harborough.

 I have become more confident. We learn about personal development and citizenship, going out and about using buses. I also now walk to college. The best thing about the course is teamwork and talking as a group.


The certificates to all the learners were presented by Nigel Thomas, head of service delivery for the council’s communities and wellbeing service.

He said: “Many of the courses available involve learners in their community and encourage self-advocacy and citizenship. A prime example is Paul Checkland, a previous learner who attended a skills for employment course at Wigston library, and was our DJ for the evening,”

For more information, and to find out how to apply for a course for adults with learning difficulties and disabilities, call Leicestershire adult learning service on 0800 988 0308, you can email or visit


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