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Adult learning
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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.

Find out more about Employability Hubs which can help with your learning and development.

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:

English for speakers of other languages (ESOL)

Classes at all levels with opportunity to attend 'Life in the UK Preparation' course.

Gaelic language and culture

North Ayrshire Council currently offers Gaelic language classes at a variety of levels.  These run in ten week blocks in line with the academic year. At present, during the pandemic, these classes are offered via an online platform.

In addition, various one-off events are offered on a regular basis for those interested in learning more about the Gaelic language and culture.  These include taster sessions, immersion events, talks and presentations. 

For further information on classes or events, please contact Sheila Blain or Linda Lee at the email addresses below:

sblain@north-ayrshire.gov.uk

llee@north-ayrshire.gov.uk

More information

Learning courses are advertised on the CPP website.