Adult Learners – Learning Shops

Would you like to do something different or try something new? The Learning Shop can help you find the course you’re looking for. We have Learning Shops in Clacton, Colchester, Dovercourt and Witham.

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.

The Learning Shops offer:

  • Free National Careers Advice sessions
  • Digital Skills and intermediate IT 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.

Click here to download a leaflet with further information about the courses the Learning Shops can offer you.

National Careers Service
English, Maths and IT Courses
Route to Employability and Getting into Work
Construction Courses
Contact Us

National Careers Service

We’re here to help you get the advice you need to make the right decisions about your future working life. We’ve got specially designed tools to help you move on in your career, or get you on the job ladder. Let us help you take the next step.

The National Careers Service website will help you:

  • plan and make career decisions
  • understand your skills and set new goals
  • help you to use online tools to assess your skills
  • see your plans through.

Whatever your situation, we’re here to help you overcome problems and reach your goals. We’ll help you build on your strengths, improve your skills, and find a job or career that matches your skills and personality.

For your free National Careers Service Advice & Guidance session at a centre near you please call:

  • Clacton, Dovercourt or Colchester areas: 01206 712825
  • Witham or Braintree areas: 01206 814292

How the National Careers Service can help you

English, Mathematic & IT Courses – What do we offer?

City & Guilds Certificate in English or Mathematics Level 1
City & Guilds Functional Skills CertEnglish or Mathematics Level 1 & 2
IT User Courses – Adult Learning Shops

Improving your Employability skills

The Learning Shops 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.

CV Writing
Dementia Awareness
Introduction to Care
Introduction to Construction
Introduction to Customer Service Skills
Introduction to Food Safety
Introduction to Transport and Logistics
Personal and Social Development Skills (formerly Return to Work)
Preparing to Work in Schools

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 Learning Shop ‘Route to Employability’ offer please call:

Please call for details. 01206 814292 or 01206 712825

Construction Courses – What do we offer?

CSCS Green Labourer’s Card – Health Safety and Environment Test
Level 1 Construction Skills Certificates(Various Trades)

Contact Learning Shops

Please get in touch if you are interested in any of the Learning Shop courses

The Learning Shop @ Colchester

The Learning Shop @ Colchester
Colchester Institute
Sheepend Road

(01206) 814292

The Learning Shop @ Clacton

The Learning Shop @ Clacton
The College at Clacton
Church Road
CO15 6JQ

(01206) 712825

The Learning Shop @ Dovercourt

The Learning Shop @ Dovercourt
171a High Street
CO12 3QB

(01206) 712825

The Learning Shop @ Witham

The Learning Shop @ Witham
Witham Library
18 Newland Street

(01206) 814292