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We are still enrolling and delivering most our classes online during the Covid-19 pandemic.  If you need help to access online learning please call our enquiries team who can explain how you can take a class using a computer, smartphone or tablet (e.g. iPad or similar).

Derby Adult Learning Service provides hundreds of courses in Derby for you to choose from in a whole range of subjects. Select one of the learning areas below for a list of related courses available:

British Sign Language (BSL)

Do you have family members who are deaf? Do you meet deaf people through work or social activities? Would you like to be able to communicate with deaf people more effectively? We run a range of Sign Language and deaf related courses which are accredited by "Signature".

Business and Computing

Looking to improve your computer skills for personal use? Or to enhance your skills for a current job role? Maybe you want to kick start a career or change of direction? We have a range of IT based courses, plus programmes in accountancy; start your learning journey with us today!

Care and Education

Our Care and Education courses lead to some of the most rewarding and fulfilling careers – start your journey today! Whether you want to start your career in the Caring/Education profession, change direction, or increase your qualification level and expand your current role or career, we offer a range of courses including Counselling, Health and Social Care, Early Years Education, and Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools.

English and Maths

Improve your maths and/or English skills, and gain those all important qualifications needed for further study, and many job roles – we have GCSEs, Functional Skills, and more bespoke courses too.

Health, Wellbeing and Leisure

Looking to maintain or improve your mental health? Physical Health? To develop new habits and hobbies? We have a range of courses that enhance wellbeing and leisure time, including Keep Fit, Mature Movers, Tai Chi, Mindfulness, Adult Mental Health First Aider (MHFA), Yoga, Pottery, Sewing, Art, Music, Cooking and Baking

Employability Learning programmes

Enhance your current career and prospects, increase your chances of securing that job, develop or further your skills in key employability areas such as interview technique, presentation skills, CV writing, job applications and much more.

Languages and Communication

Learn a new language or ‘brush up’ on your existing skills. Whether you want to be fluent for a holiday, or multilingual for your career, we have a range of languages courses, including French, German, Italian, Greek and Spanish – all at different levels to meet your starting point.

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

If English is not your first language, and you want to learn English or improve your use of the English language, we have a course for you.

Family Learning

Family Learning is wonderful route into further learning, and a fun way for parents and carers to support their children at home, in school, and in life.  We offer a wide range of course suitable for families, both in local schools and online.  Click on the link to see our online courses that you can enrol to today.  View Family Learning courses here.

Students with Learning Disabilities and Difficulties (LLDD)

If you have a difficulty or disability that affects your learning, we have lots of different courses available to help you learn new skills, be more independent, get ready for work, and improve your confidence and wellbeing.  Take a look at our brochure in the top right corner of this page to see our courses!

FREE Advice and Courses for Adults

Advice and short courses now available to jobseekers.

To find out more, talk to a member of our staff on 01332 956565 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Note: Not all available courses are shown on the website. Contact the Learner Helpline on 01332 956565 for more details about courses in your area.