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Derby Adult Learning Service Latest Update

Our centres are now open and some classes have returned to learning.  We have a number of COVID-19 control measures in place, including: reduced numbers in classrooms, face coverings required in common areas (unless exempt), 2 metre social distancing and hand sanitising stations throughout the centres.  We are also encouraging all staff and learners to take 2 COVID-19 lateral flow tests a week.  If you have an enquiry, please do not attend the centre, call our enquiries team on 01332 956565.

Updated 26th April 2021

New Digital Skills for Home and Work

We have an exciting range of FREE digital skills training modules to support people to gain new skills for home and work. View our Digital Skills courses here.

Free Courses

We also have a HUGE range of FREE online classes for leisure and wellbeing that are enrolling now.  View our FREE courses here.

Full Range of Courses

You can also view our full range of skills and leisure courses here.  Depending on your circumstances you may be eligible for a fee remission on some of our paid for courses.


Our new enquiries phone number is 01332 956565.

We're Making Changes To Our Online Enrolment

When enrolling for one of our new classes on our website, our enrolment form and the questions have changed.  The online form now collects most of the information we need to process the enrolment including asking you to upload evidence of your identity.

If you are an existing learner, you can also enrol by calling our enquiries line on 01332 956565.

Accessibility Statement – Our Websites

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.

DCC's Accessibility statement

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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