Courses for adults with learning disabilities and difficulties

COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

If Government restrictions are reintroduced, the Adult Education Service will do all that we can so that you can continue your learning.

Welcome to our Active Learning programme. There is a wide range of courses to help you learn new skills for the workplace and/or improve your existing ones to become more independent in your daily life.

Course details

You can find information about the courses by downloading and printing the Active Learning course information.

Learning for Work

On this course you will develop the skills and confidence that you will need for work. You will have the opportunity to work with a Job Coach. Part of some courses may be online. They cover:

  • art
  • building skills for work
  • catering
  • crafts and textiles
  • horticulture
  • music and media

Independent Living Skills 

On the Independent Living Skills course you will explore skills you need to help you in your daily life. You will study life skills plus three of the following:

  • cooking
  • creative arts and crafts
  • cultural studies
  • gardening
  • ICT
  • languages
  • music
  • my world
  • performing arts

For learners with complex needs we offer two subjects: cooking and art. 

We also offer short termly courses, please ask at your interview.

Apply for Active learning

Your steps to enrolment

  1. Ring 024 7697 5200 from Monday 6 June, 9.30am to book your interview. Interviews will start from Monday 13 June.
  2. Complete an application form with your choice of course. You can complete the form online. To get help with completing the online form, ask when you call to book your interview.
  3. Or you can download a form and send it back to us. Either print it off, complete the form, scan it and email it to or post it back to us at: Active Learning, Adult Education Service, Cheylesmore Community Centre, Arundel Road, Coventry, CV3 5JX.

Download a printable version of your steps to enrolment'.

Adult Education

Address: Southfields Old School
South Street

Telephone: 024 7697 5200