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Adult and community learning

Learning something new can boost your confidence and is a really good way to meet new people. It could help with increasing your job prospects or maybe you just want to learn a skill, or you have an interest in taking up something new.

There are a number of different ways back into training and education specifically tailored for adult learners. As an adult it can be hard going back into education, particularly if you have a health problem or disability or if you are caring for someone else. 

There is a wide range of adult education classes run through local colleges. These could be short courses, courses that run over a longer period of time and classes that are held at different times of the day or evening. Most courses will charge fees. Talk to your local college for further advice about funding a course you are interested in.

If attending college on a regular basis is not suitable for you, then distance learning may be an option.  This allows you to study at home and in your own time.  Again talk to your local college about the options available.

Herefordshire Council and its partners, support people in taking their first steps back into learning. They offer you the chance to take part in learning at comfortable community-based venues, and with friendly, knowledgeable tutors.

They offer a variety of courses, designed to contribute to a wide range of outcomes for you and the wider community, including personal and social development; educational attainment; economic regeneration and improved health and wellbeing through learning.

For further information and to find and book a course please go to Herefordshire Council’s website.