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Course information

We offer learning opportunities for adults 19 years and over. Our wide range of workshops and courses can help you:

  • learn new skills or improve existing ones
  • reconnect with learning
  • help you follow an interest
  • meet new people
  • develop new interests
  • grow in confidence
  • gain a qualification
  • prepare for employment
  • gain skills to support your children’s learning.

Our courses and workshops include:

  • Arts and crafts workshops
  • Online short courses
  • Computer courses
  • Maths and English Functional Skills
  • Careers appointments

View our online booking system to find out more about the latest courses and workshops.

English and Maths functional skills

If you need a basic qualification in English and Maths, we offer courses in functional skills to help you in your personal and working life. These courses are fully funded and offered at no cost. They are a full-year course, available from September to July. If you’re interested in either of these courses, sign up before 30 September. For more information or to apply email acl@iow.gov.uk or call 01983 817280.

Classes are available in Sandown, Ryde, Newport, Freshwater and East Cowes. Online courses are also available for distance learning.

Careers appointments

We offer impartial information and advice so you can confidently take the next step into learning or employment. For more information and to book a career appointment email acl@iow.gov.uk or call 01983 817280.

Learner agreement and fees


Some of the information on this page links back to our council website (iow.gov.uk)

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Contact information

Adult Community Learning

Community Learning Centre
Westridge
Brading Road
Ryde
Isle of Wight
PO33 1QS

Monday to Friday 9am to 4.30pm