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If you think you are eligible for a FREE course, choose 100% fee remission at checkout and add your course to your basket. You can then complete your enrolment online without paying.

Our team will be in contact with you to check your eligibility and confirm your enrolment.

  • All our Community Learning & Leisure courses are FREE to learners who are on certain benefits or those with a yearly household income under £25k
  • A wide range of skills courses are available (FREE to learners who earn less than £17,004 per year or unemployed and on certain benefits)
  • We have lots of new FREE taster and introduction courses
  • NEW online, distance learning courses for 20/21
  • FREE courses in maths, English and ICT

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Social distancing and hygiene in our centres

We take our staff and learner safety very seriously and are following all the latest government guidelines.  These are some of the measures we have put in place:

  • We will be running classes with smaller numbers to manage social distancing
  • Some of our classes will be running blended learning (a mix of classroom and online learning)
  • Hand sanitiser will be used on entry to and exit from our learning centres and is available in every classroom
  • Signage is in place to manage the flow of people moving around some of our buildings
  • Face coverings/masks will be needed in common areas such as corridors and toilets (learners to provide their own)

Our phone numbers have changed!!!

Enquiries telephone number

Our main phone number for ALL learner enquiries and enrolments is now:
01332 956565

We are currently experiencing a high volume of calls, please bear with us, our enquiries team are working hard to answer every call as soon as possible.

Centre telephone numbers

  • Derby Multicultural Centre 01332 956360
  • Kedleston Road Centre 01332 956370
  • Rycote Centre 01332 956370
  • Village Learning Centre 01332 956340
  • Allen Park Centre 01332 956350

Derby Employment Hub

Derby City Council's Employment Hub is delivering a range of new activities to support unemployed residents aged 16 or over.  If you are newly unemployed, or long-term unemployed and looking for support to get back into work please get in touch:

DALS stepped up to the challenge

Here at DALS we have created and delivered a whole range of new online courses through the Covid-19 crisis.  Over 700 learners took advantage of these new online courses and the feedback has been excellent.  Here are some of the comments we've had:

Improved motivation for learning topics outside my work which I haven't done for over 40 years!

I enjoyed it and realise I could do more online courses.

It has pushed me to step outside my comfort zone, re-learn things I learnt years ago, learn new skills and to keep mentally healthy in the lockdown.

Has given me confidence in using Excel

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