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We have launched a range of FREE courses that you can review and enrol onto here:


Click here to view all our courses

Depending on your circumstances you may be eligible for free courses, for example:

  • 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 who are unemployed or on certain benefits)
  • FREE courses in maths, English and ICT


The following link will take you to our website accessibility statement, which applies to all Derby City Council websites other than, which is covered by its own accessibility statement:


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 have created some videos for our 3 larger centres to show the measures in place, these can be accessed via these links:

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

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. Our lines are staffed between 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday. You can always email our enquiries team at:

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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