Course discount offer from Derbyshire County Council

Great savings are available for anyone signing up for one of Derbyshire County Council’s adult community education courses.

And lots of people will qualify for free places if they are working towards qualifications or receive certain income-based benefits.

New brochures for the spring term – which begins the week commencing 9 January – are now available.

And anyone booking before Friday January 13 will qualify for a 10 per cent discount on course fees.

Hundreds of examination and non-examination courses are available across the county in arts and crafts, computing, sports and health, literacy and numeracy, child care and personal development, teaching assistant courses and opportunities for families learning together.

Courses are also available for lip reading and sign language, writing inspired by our surroundings, printing your black and white photographs, crime scene investigation, cyber safety, child psychology and Japanese for beginners.

There are three regional editions of the brochure – Derbyshire Dales and High Peak; Bolsover, Chesterfield and North East Derbyshire; Amber Valley, Erewash and South Derbyshire.

All brochures have a four-page pull out on courses that are available at the county council’s Derbyshire Eco Centre in Middleton-by-Wirksworth.

The centre aims to help maintain the area’s rural heritage and support people to live sustainably.

For the spring term it offers crafts, construction, woodland management, health and family fun days.

Councillor Mike Longden, the county council’s Cabinet member for Education, said: “Our new spring term brochures feature a huge range of courses and have something to suit everyone.

“It could be that you want to learn a new skill, work towards a qualification to help further your career or gain employment or simply to meet new friends or have fun.

“Brochures are available from Call Derbyshire on 08456 058 058, any county library, County Hall reception in Matlock or from your local adult community education centre.

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