Learning centres

Community Learning and Development has nine learning centres, allowing a wide range of learning opportunities across East Ayrshire.

Online learning through Learndirect Scotland is available in Shortlees, Auchinleck, New Cumnock, Muirkirk and North West learning centres.  The centres provide a safe, welcoming and supportive learning environment where learners are able to make informed choices about how and when they learn. 

Learning Centres can be found in:

  • Bellsbank
  • Catrine
  • Drongan
  • Muirkirk
  • Netherthird
  • New Cumnock
  • North West Kilmarnock
  • Patna 
  • Shortlees

For further information, please contact your local Community Learning and Development Office:

  • Cumnock - 01290 428430
  • Dalmellington - 01292 552940
  • North West Area Centre- 01563 578654
  • Gateway Centre - 01563 554935  

We are able to provide learners with access to over 400 short "Skillnet" courses, as well as courses in personal and community development using information technology. The majority of courses are free and are led by experienced, friendly staff. 




Contact Information

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)
North West Area Centre
Western Road
East Ayrshire
Telephone: 01563 578655
Community Learning and Development (CLD)
Dalmellington Area Centre
33 Main Street
East Ayrshire
Telephone: 01292 552938
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