Adult learning classes

Learn about the opportunities to develop your literacy, numeracy, language, IT and other skills, as well as information for adults with learning disabilities.

Family learning

Engage in family learning, and develop knowledge and skills to better support the child or person you care for. We work with nurseries, schools, health providers, libraries and third sector organisations to promote and deliver family learning activities.

Family learning includes programmes or sessions that help you learn about learning through play, family literacy and numeracy, health and wellbeing, and parenting skills.

Courses include:

  • Early literacy development for under-5s
  • Food and literacy-related projects
  • Early play and learning for 2-3-year-olds
  • English for speakers of other languages (ESOL)
  • Peep learning together programmes
  • Gaelic for parents

We can also develop bespoke family learning sessions in partnership with other services.

To find out more:
Email: learningandemployability@stirling.gov.uk
Phone: 01786237517

Reading, writing, spelling and numbers

These free classes for adults can help you improve your skills, and possibly gain an SQA qualification or ASDAN certification.

These courses can help you improve your skills for:

  • form-filling
  • using ICT with reading, writing, spelling and numbers
  • letter writing
  • reports
  • CVs
  • budgeting

Classes are for adults – age 16+ – who would like help with reading, writing and numbers. They support learners with a range of needs, including dyslexia, learning disabilities, and hearing and visual impairments.

We can provide individual help in small, friendly groups with support from tutors and volunteers.

To find out more:
Email: learningandemployability@stirling.gov.uk
Phone: 01786237517

Community and evening classes

Evening classes are ideal if you work during the day but want to learn a new skill or take on a new hobby. Classes start in January, April and September each year and are run at various locations in the Stirling area.

Subjects range from creative writing and computing to life skills and languages.

For information, or to book a class:
Email: learningandemployability@stirling.gov.uk
Phone: 01786237517

English for speakers of other languages (ESOL)

We provide free English classes for non-native speakers to further their skills for living and working in Scotland. Classes run at various times with support from tutors and volunteers.

You can learn English for work and for everyday life, with classes aimed at beginners and those who already have some English language skills.

SQA accreditation

Where appropriate, we can offer SQA accreditation in the following modules:

  • Literacies 1 and 2
  • Everyday communication
  • Speaking and listening

We can also help with CV writing and applying for jobs through our LEAP Stirling project or Fair Start Scotland programme.

To find out more:
Email: learningandemployability@stirling.gov.uk
Phone: 01786237517

Classes for adults with learning disabilities

These classes support learners according to their individual needs and interests. They may join a mixed ability class, or may attend a class with an emphasis on supporting more complex needs.

Examples of classes include:

  • Literacy classes – support learners to develop basic letter and word recognition. Leads to increasing vocabulary and may include opportunities to develop ICT skills.
  • Craft classes — help develop motor skills as well as communication and confidence
  • Have Your Say – supports learners to express themselves and develop their communication skills

Certificates and awards, including ASDAN Towards Independence, may be available to learners. Tutors will agree with individuals the appropriate methods to acknowledge their learning and achievements.

To find out more:
Email: learningandemployability@stirling.gov.uk
Phone: 01786237517

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