Adult Learners – Adult Skills Centres

Would you like to do something different or try something new? Our Adult Skills Centres (Formerly The Learning Shops) can help you find the course you’re looking for. We have centres in Braintree, Clacton, Colchester and Dovercourt.

A flexible programme is available to learners aged 18 or over. Courses are broken down into bite-sized chunks, so you can learn at your own pace.

Our Adult Skills Centres offer:

  • Free National Careers Advice sessions
  • Digital Skills courses
  • A range of English and maths courses
  • Routes to Employability courses

All our accredited courses lead to nationally recognised qualifications. Courses are tailored so you can learn at your own pace, improve your confidence, aid career development or to help you with your employment goals.

Please use the menu below for further information about the courses the Adult Skills Centres can offer you.

English and Maths Courses – What do we offer?

City & Guilds Certificate in English or Mathematics Level 1
City & Guilds Functional Skills CertEnglish or Mathematics Level 1 & 2
Multiply – Free Workshops to help with the cost of living
Multiply Your Confidence With Numeracy to Help Children with Maths
Multiply Your Confidence with Money
Multiply Your Confidence with Numbers

Improving your Employability skills

Our Adult Skills Centres also focus on building on individual employability skills, providing a range of ‘Route to Employability’ introduction courses across a variety of sectors including in food safety, construction and care.

Employability Skills Level 1
Employability Skills Level 2
Personal and Social Development Skills (formerly Return to Work)

Introduction to Care
Introduction to Construction
Introduction to Transport and Logistics

Environmental Sustainability

These online courses run on a ‘roll on/roll off’ basis – 2-3 sessions per week over a 4 week period.  If you would like to find out more about the ‘Route to Employability’ course offer please call:

01206 814292 or 01206 712825

Construction and Engineering Courses – What do we offer?

Level 1 Certificate in Engineering
Level 1 Diploma in Construction Skills
CSCS Green Labourer’s Card – Health Safety and Environment Test
Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment

Engineering for Industry

Contact our Adult Skills Centres

Please get in touch if you are interested in any of the courses available at our Adult Skills Centres.

Adult Skills Centre - Braintree

Adult Skills Centre – Braintree
Braintree Campus
Church Lane

(01206) 814292

Adult Skills Centre - Colchester

Adult Skills Centre – Colchester
Colchester Institute
Sheepen Road

(01206) 814292

Adult Skills Centre - Clacton

Adult Skills Centre – Clacton
The Training Lodge
Clacton & District Hospital
Tower Road
CO15 1LH

(01206) 712825

The Training Lodge Clacton Adult Skills Centre

Adult Skills Centre - Dovercourt

Adult Skills Centre – Dovercourt
171a High Street
CO12 3QB

(01206) 712825