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Welcome

Leicester Adult Skills and Learning Service provides a wide range of learning opportunities that can help improve your skills and gain, or move on, in employment. You can develop your English, Maths and ESOL or join one of our Community Learning courses.

Learning is fun and it’s good for you! Recent research shows that achieving a Level 2 qualification reduces the risk of depression in women by 15% and participating in part-time learning for adults raises life satisfaction by the equivalent of £1600 per year.

Over the last few months we have been talking to our students, local employers community groups and other interested people about the courses we offer. We want to be sure that the education and training we provide is meeting the needs and interests of Leicester’s residents and is targeted at those who can benefit from it most.

We will continue this work as part of the Council’s Neighbourhood Service’s Transformation project over the next few months. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, please get in touch and help us plan for the future or we may be able to help you find it elsewhere –you can contact us via this site here > or contact your local centre.

I’d like to draw your attention to some of our exciting new developments and partnerships:

we are delighted to be working with the University of Leicester to offer free Friday lunchtime lectures by their postgraduate students and to share the outstanding research being done in our city.

we have developed a partnership with PERAtraining to improve access to high quality apprenticeships, traineeships and preparatory training and advice for unemployed people alongside our Workclubs.

we are working with Leicester Theatre Group to improve and develop the beautiful Hansom Hall at the Adult Education College as a performance and conference facility.
we continue to commission over 50 voluntary sector organisations in the city to deliver learning on our behalf to help people in more deprived communities to progress into employment.
we are developing the college extension into the old Lending Library on Belvoir Street as an exciting venue for performance, visual arts, photography and craft exhibitions and courses

I hope you find a course or activity that interests you and wish you good luck in your learning in 2013-14.

  Kerry Gray  
  Head of Service  
Term Dates for Autumn 2013
  QUALIFICATIONS NON-QUALIFICATIONS
  Starts w/c 16th September Starts w/c 23rd September
  Half Term w/c 21st October Half Term w/c 21st October
  Ends w/c 16th December Ends w/c 16th December

Term Dates for Spring 2014
  QUALIFICATIONS NON-QUALIFICATIONS
  Starts w/c 13th January Starts w/c 13th January
  Half Term w/c 17th February Half Term w/c 17th February
  Ends w/c 7th April Ends w/c 7th April
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General Information

Minimum numbers and cancellations

While every effort is made to run all the courses advertised, we may have to close a course where the enrolment is low. Courses usually require a minimum of 12 enrolments. If the minimum number of enrolments has not been reached one week before the course is due to start, we reserve the right to cancel the course. We also reserve the right to cancel a course if the number attending falls below a number that, in our view, remains viable. It will be assumed that a student has withdrawn from a course if they have not attended for 3 weeks. We aim to inform all enrolled students as early as possible of a course cancellation.

Refunds

Refunds are not normally given, except when a course is closed. Consideration will be given to written requests from students who withdraw in exceptional circumstances. If in these circumstances a refund is made, a £10 administration fee will be charged. Refunds are not given for one-day courses, unless the place is filled by another student.

Extra costs

Charges are made for some materials and equipment, and are not included in the tuition fees – please see your course information sheet for details.

Data Protection

All records will be held in line with Data Protection legislation and Leicester City Council’s policies on confidentiality (as indicated on the enrolment form).

Equal Opportunities

We respect the equal rights of all our learners. We actively implement Leicester City Council’s Equalities Policy (available at centres and on www.leicesterlearns.ac.uk). We follow the guidelines of the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) and will not discriminate against disabled learners by treating them less favourably for a reason related to their disability. We work in a wide range of settings and where appropriate we will always endeavour to make reasonable adjustments to ensure access for all learners to a full range of classes. We aim to create a learning environment that promotes equality and without discrimination. If you should encounter discrimination in any form, please notify a member of staff and we will arrange to discuss the issue with you.

Learner Handbook

In your first class, you will be given a Learner Handbook, which outlines our services for learners.

 

 

 

 


 
     
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