Adult Community Education News - December 2018

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December 2018

Woman leaping into the airBookings now open for January!

Bookings are now open for hundreds of daytime and evening courses and activities on offer from January. You could study for something for your own interest, to increase your employment opportunities or to explore new hobbies and interests.

Courses include:

  • computer skills
  • social media for small businesses
  • DIY for beginners
  • garden mosaic making
  • dry stone walling
  • first aid
  • art – painting with watercolours
  • be your own boss
  • upholstery
  • keep fit – yoga, tap dancing
  • get the most out of your iPad
  • book binding
  • introduction to psychology
  • British Sign Language

Take a look online at to take a look what's on in your area and choose your next course. We look forward to seeing you in the New Year!

£20 note and changeCould your next qualification be free?

This year, if you are enrolled onto a vocational qualification up to Level 2, are employed and earn less than £15,736.50 per year, you may be entitled to full fee remission – meaning that your course fees would be paid for you by this initiative (conditions apply). There’s loads of courses on offer from January that this applies to. Look out for the ‘thumbs up’ icon in our brochures for eligible courses and get in touch with the adult community education centre offering the course to find out more.

As always, we are still offering free English and Maths qualification courses up to Level 2 (conditions apply), regardless of your income.

People shapes with speech bubblesWe want your feedback

There’s lots of ways that you can feed back to us about your experiences. We read every piece of feedback and use it to improve the services we offer to you. You can feed back to us in the following ways:

Learner end of course evaluations: let us know how you found your course, how it has helped you, and what you plan to do next - available at

FE Choices Learner Satisfaction Survey: opening soon (and running in spring each year) your tutor will help you to access this survey which helps people to compare learning providers and help them to make their decisions about where they would like to study.

“Tell us what you think” comments cards: available in our learning centres for learners and visitors to add general or specific comments, complaints or compliments about any aspect of our service or premises. You can keep it anonymous or request a response from us. Alternatively, you can send your comments by email to

Learn locally with Derbyshire Adult Community Education Service

For further information, contact your local Adult Community Education Centre or visit our website

Head Office: Chatsworth Hall, Chesterfield Road, Matlock, DE4 3FW



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