203Durham County Council’s Adult Learning and Skills Service’s Summer Learning Guide is out now.

The service was rated good with outstanding features by Ofsted in 2015 and voted Durham County Council’s Children and Adult Services Team of the Year 2015. 

In the recent National Learner Survey, 98% of those using the service said they enjoyed their experience and 97% said they would recommend its courses to family and friends. These figures are well above the national averages and represent exceptional learner satisfaction rates. 

The Adult Learning and Skills Service offers a range of high quality courses in your area from absolute beginners to more advanced learners in a range of subject topics.

 Courses are held in community venues across the county, in a friendly and welcoming learning environment and are personalised to fit learners’ needs. 

Some courses are available online, so you can learn at a time and place that suits you.

The Adult Learning and Skills Service Portfolio Holder Cllr Maria Plews said: “The courses we offer can lead to nationally recognised qualifications and improve confidence and skills. They can also boost job prospects and are a great way to meet new people.”

The Summer 2016 Learning Guide is available to download from www.durham.gov.uk/adultlearning or pick up a copy at your local Library or Customer Service Centre.

To sign up to a course or to find out more, contact the Adult Learning and Skills Service by phone on 03000 266 115 or email alss@durham.gov.uk