Bookings for Adult Education Courses Being Taken Despite COVID Restrictions
Written by Spire Radio on 2 December 2020
Residents can now sign-up to learn something new in the new year with Derbyshire County Council’s adult education service.
Courses for the new spring term start in January with a mixture of online, Covid-secure face-to-face and blended (mixture of both) courses.
Covid-secure safety measures will be in place across all the council’s community education centres.
A wide range of courses are on offer giving residents the chance to gain a new qualification, pick up a new skill or develop a new hobby. Courses include:
- Maths and English
- Digital skills
- Wellbeing and personal development
- Art and crafts
- Food safety
Plus many more.
Derbyshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Young People, Councillor Alex Dale said:
“We hope 2021 will be a more positive year for everyone and our adult education courses are a great way of getting the new year off to a great start.
“If you’re looking to pick up a new skill to improve your employment opportunities or you simply want to learn for fun we’re sure to have something for you.
“By offering a mixture of online, face-to-face and blended courses you have the option to choose a course which you feel most comfortable with.
“We know some of you may be worried about face-to-face learning in the current environment. That’s why we’re making sure all our centres are Covid-secure whilst offering you the option to learn from the comfort of your own home.
“We’d like to say thank you to all our learners for their understanding and co-operation during these uncertain times. We’ll continue to strive to create the best possible learning environment for you throughout next year and beyond.”
Some online courses can be done at a pace that suits you. Whilst other courses will be delivered remotely using Zoom where learners will be part of a live class with a tutor and fellow learners.
Residents can get more information about courses and fees, find their local centre and book onto a course here: https://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/education/adult-education/adult-community-education.asp