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Community Learning

Want to learn new skills that can help you progress in work and in life? Looking to change your career and don't know where to start? Or maybe you just to learn for fun? 

Our range of courses offer something for everyone, allowing you to learn something new or something fun.

We also offer practical courses that can benefit you, your family, friends and colleagues.

Welcome to Learning & Skills' Adult and Community learning, take a look at the timetable below to see what's on offer. 

Cookery and Crafts

Courses Venue Start Dates, Times and Duration Cost Notes
Arts & Crafts Club Darlington Library  Thursday 29 February - 28 March, 1pm - 3pm  Free 

Enrolment is open 

Cooking on a Budget  McNay Street Children's Centre  Tuesday 12 March - 26 March, 9:30am - 11:30am Free Enrolment is open
Creative Crafts  Darlington Library  Thursday 18 April - 16 May, 1pm - 3pm, 5 weeks Free  Enrolment is open

Other Adult Learning Courses

Courses Venue Start Dates, Times and Duration Cost Notes
Level 1 Award in Preparing to Work in Schools The Coleridge Centre TBC Free Join the waiting list
Level 1 Award in an Introduction to Early Years Settings The Coleridge Centre TBC Free Enrolment is open
Level 2 Award in Support Work in Schools and Colleges The Coleridge Centre TBC Free Join the waiting list
Level 3 Award in Education and Training The Coleridge Centre TBC Free* Join the waiting list
Creative Writing Darlington Library Thursday 6 June - 4 July, 1pm - 3pm, 5 weeks  Free  Enrolment is open
Computers for Beginners Darlington Library TBC Free Join the waiting list
Easy Pace English  The Coleridge Centre  Thursday's 9:30am - 11:30am  Free Enrolment is open 
Level 1 Award in Introduction to Health, Social Care and Children's and Young People's Settings The Coleridge Centre TBC Free Join the waiting list
Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement Coleridge Centre/Online Roll on, Roll off  Free* Enrolment is open

* Course is only FREE if eligibility criteria is met, otherwise a cost is incurred - please contact Learning & Skills if unsure

Employment Academy

(Week long course with guaranteed job interview)

Courses Employer Venue Start Dates, Times and Duration Cost Notes
Introduction to Customer Service Northgate Vehicle Hire Coleridge Centre  22nd January - 26th January, 10am - 3pm each day Free Enrolment is open
Introduction to Customer Service EE Coleridge Centre, Darlington 30th January - 2nd February, 10am -3pm each day Free Enrolment is open
Introduction to Health and Social Care Springfield Care Coleridge Centre, Darlington

 6th February- 9th February, 10am -3pm each day

Free  Enrolment is open
Introduction to Warehousing  Aldi Coleridge Centre / Aldi

15th - 20th February (Excluding weekend), 10am -3pm each day at Bennet House

21st February, 6am start at Aldi's premises

Free Enrolment is open
Introduction to Customer Service Arriva  Coleridge Centre 

26th February - 1st March, 10am - 3pm each day

Free Enrolment is open
Introduction to Warehousing  Aldi Coleridge Centre/ Aldi

14th - 19th March (Excluding weekend), 10am -3pm each day at Bennet House

20th March 6am start at Aldi's premises

Free Enrolment is open
Introduction to Health and Social Care Springfield Care Coleridge Centre, Darlington

 26th March- 29th March, 10am -3pm each day

Free Enrolment is open
Introduction to Health and Social Care Springfield Care Coleridge Centre, Darlington

7th May- 10th May, 10am -3pm each day

Free Enrolment is open

Community Learning courses

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