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Adult and lifelong learning

We offer daytime and evening learning courses for adults in venues across North Ayrshire. 

Benefits of learning

Adult and lifelong learning can help you to:

  • master new skills
  • refresh old skills
  • become involved with your local community
  • meet new people
  • build your confidence
  • improve your chances of employment

What can I learn?

Our Participation & Empowerment Team will work with you to find out:

  • what you want from learning
  • the best way of achieving this.

Employability courses

FREE employability courses, including CV preparation, interview skills, sector specific, getting back to work.

Employability Hubs:
  • Ardrossan Employability Hub
    call: 01294 485 320
    open: Monday - 9am to 1pm, Tuesday - 9am to 1pm and 2pm to 4.30pm, Thursday - 9am to 1pm
    address: 82-84 Glasgow Street, Ardrossan, KA22 8EH
  • Fullarton Community Hub
    call: 01294 278 207
    open: Monday - 1pm to 5pm, Wednesday and Friday - 9am to 1pm
    address: 1 School Lane, Irvine KA12 8DF
  • Kilbirnie Library
    call: 01505 681 228
    open: Monday - 2pm to 5pm, Tuesday and Thursday - 9am to 1pm
    address: Avils Place, Kilbirnie KA25 6BL
  • Kilwinning Hub
    open: Thursday - 2pm to 5pm
    address: Ayrshire College, Lauchlan Way, Kilwinning KA13 6DE
  • Stevenston Library
    call: 01294 464 834
    open: Monday - 9.30am to 1pm, Tuesday - 2pm to 4.30pm, Thursday - 9.30am to 1pm and 2pm to 4.30pm
    address: 1 Main Street, Stevenston KA20 3AB

Literacy and numeracy

Need help with reading, writing and numbers?

We aim to increase learners' confidence, self-esteem and ability through an informal approach that expands on existing skills, highlights strengths and encourages progression.

Please contact your locality office:
  • Irvine Locality Office - 01294 311279
  • 3 Towns Locality Office - 01294 475900
  • Kilwinning, North Coast Locality Office  - 01294 475900
  • Garnock Valley Locality Office – 01505 680200

English for speakers of other languages (ESOL)

Our tutors provide courses and resources for learners at all levels. Opportunities are available to attend courses such as Life in the UK Preparation course, Family ESOL, ESOL for Work and ESOL Literacy classes.

Gaelic language and culture

North Ayrshire Council has been actively involved in supporting the Gaelic language and culture for over 20 years. Classes include song, dance, fiddle, clarsach and gaelic language. Contact our Gaelic Support Worker by telephoning 01294 475926.

More information

Learning courses are advertised on the CPP website.