Community-based adult learning

Community-based adult learning takes place in different community settings and is delivered in a variety of ways. 

Learning opportunities are designed to engage people in their own communities and to support them to learn at their own pace. These are often the first steps back into learning for people on a journey that can help them develop new skills, gain qualifications and build their confidence and self-esteem. 

The learning opportunities provided by Community Learning and Development (CLD) aim to help people improve their skills for learning, life and work and enable them to become:

  • successful learners
  • confident individuals
  • responsible citizens
  • effective contributors

The community-based adult learning delivered by CLD is targeted around the following key themes:

  •  family learning
  •  parenting
  •  health and wellbeing
  •  literacy and numeracy
  •  employability
  •  personal development

Adult learning programmes are planned and evaluated against agreed outcomes. Some programmes provide accredited qualifications and others offer first-step learning. All learners are encouraged to complete an individual learning plan setting out their learning goals and how these will be achieved.

For further information on learning opportunities available in your community, please contact your local CLD office, using the details below.

Contact Information

Community Learning and Development (CLD)
North West Area Centre
Western Road
East Ayrshire
Telephone: 01563 578655
Community Learning and Development (CLD)
Barrhill Community Education Centre
Bank Avenue
East Ayrshire
KA18 1PQ
Telephone: 01290 428430
Community Learning and Development (CLD)
Gateway Centre
Foregate Square
East Ayrshire
Telephone: 01563 554940
Community Learning and Development (CLD)
Dalmellington Area Centre
33 Main Street
East Ayrshire
Telephone: 01292 552938
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