COVID-19 UPDATE: CENTRES CLOSED
(Updated 4th January 2021)
Following the government announcement this evening, ALL our centres will be closed from Tuesday 5th January 2021 for the next few weeks.
We will be contacting learners to continue their learning online or home study.
New Enquiries Phone Number
Our main phone number for ALL learner enquiries and enrolments is now:
Free Courses for 2021
We have HUGE range of new and FREE courses starting in the new year. There has never been a better time to join one of our leisure and wellbeing courses, learn a new skill or achieve a qualification that may support you into work.
Depending on your circumstances you may be eligible for a fee remission on some of our paid for courses.
Accessibility Statement - our websites
Our website accessibility statement now applies to all Derby City Council websites.
Social distancing and hygiene in our centres
We take our staff and learner safety very seriously and are following all the latest government guidelines. These are some of the measures we have put in place:
We have created some videos for our 3 larger centres to show the measures in place, these can be accessed via these links:
Derby Employment Hub
Derby City Council's Employment Hub is delivering a range of new activities to support unemployed residents aged 16 or over. If you are newly unemployed, or long-term unemployed and looking for support to get back into work please get in touch:
- by phone: 01332 640990
- more information can be found here.
DALS stepped up to the challenge
Here at DALS we have created and delivered a whole range of new online courses through the Covid-19 crisis. Over 700 learners took advantage of these new online courses and the feedback has been excellent. Here are some of the comments we've had:
Improved motivation for learning topics outside my work which I haven't done for over 40 years!
I enjoyed it and realise I could do more online courses.
It has pushed me to step outside my comfort zone, re-learn things I learnt years ago, learn new skills and to keep mentally healthy in the lockdown.
Has given me confidence in using Excel
What you can learn
Derby Adult Learning Service provides high quality education for adult learners. It aims to meet the needs of local communities and individuals, encouraging lifelong learning through partnership with other education and learning providers.