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Sign up for adult learning courses and save on fees

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Hundreds of part-time day, evening and weekend courses are available for Leicestershire residents looking to learn a new skill, improve job prospects or develop a new interest.

Those who sign up to the courses, provided by GoLearn, before 31 August will benefit from an early bird discount of 10 per cent.

The courses, which are open to those aged 19 or over, take place in venues across the county and cover a wide range of subjects.

The courses available can be life changing as they are designed to help people get back into the job market, improve their maths and English, support their children’s learning and benefit their health and wellbeing.

“The early bird discount on course fees is a great opportunity to try something different and learn a new skill. I would encourage people to take a look at the courses on offer and enrol before the 31 August deadline.

To find out more, visit www.leicestershire.gov.uk/golearn or pick up a brochure from a Leicestershire library or adult learning centre. Brochures featuring a comprehensive list of autumn 2019 courses, or mini-booklets offering a taster of the education options, are also being delivered to homes across Leicestershire. 

The courses on offer include:

  • Employability and digital skills;
  • English for speakers of other languages (ESOL);
  • Learning for confidence and better mental health;
  • Courses for adults with learning disabilities and difficulties;
  • Free English and maths courses (terms and conditions apply);
  • Languages and British Sign Language (BSL) from beginner to advanced level;
  • Computer courses for both beginners and those looking to learn advanced skills;
  • Traineeships and apprenticeship programmes are available for learners over 16; and
  • A wide range of courses for relaxation and wellbeing, including arts, crafts and fitness

For people who are unemployed or those who would like to improve their prospects of getting back into work, the skills for jobs programme offers practical help and support to move into work or on to additional learning.

For those lacking in confidence or recovering from mental health issues, the learning for confidence and better mental health courses are available for those who need a more gentle introduction to learning in a supportive, safe group.

Anyone in receipt of certain benefits or on a low income can get a 70 per cent discount on adult education courses – or, maybe eligible to attend for free.

Search and enrol online or call the Leicestershire Adult Learning Service on 0800 988 0308 (lines open Monday – Friday 9am-7pm) and speak to an advisor to find out more about the courses and fees.

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