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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 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.

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.

Book a Careers Appointment
English, Maths and IT Courses
Digital Skills
Route to Employability and Getting into Work
Construction and Engineering
Online CPD Courses

English, Maths & 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.

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 Learning Shop ‘Route to Employability’ offer please call:

Please call for details. 01206 814292 or 01206 712825

Construction and Engineering Courses – What do we offer?

CSCS Green Labourer’s Card – Health Safety and Environment Test
Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment
Level 1 Construction Skills Certificates(Various Trades)
Engineering for Industry

Contact Learning Shops

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

The Learning Shop @ Braintree

The Learning Shop @ Braintree
Braintree Campus
Church Lane

(01206) 814292

The Learning Shop @ Colchester

The Learning Shop @ Colchester
Colchester Institute
Sheepen Road

(01206) 814292

The Learning Shop @ Clacton

The Learning Shop @ Clacton
Community Voluntary Services Tendring
22 Rosemary Road
CO15 1NZ

(01206) 712825

The Learning Shop @ Dovercourt

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

(01206) 712825