Adult Learning and Skills works closely with Cambridgeshire Libraries and Information Service to offer a range of learning opportunities from library locations across the County.

The service has 5 learning centres based in libraries.  Together the services work to ensure that people have access to the information, advice and skills development they need by:
• offering tutor supported learning across a number of subject areas
• free access to the internet via the Library Service’s computers
• access to training in how to get online
• information and advice for employment and career development
• work and internet clubs

The Library Service offers
• helpful people to assist
• connections with a wide range of other groups and service providers
• a range of activities to participate in
• free access to information, reading and resources
• safe neutral and trusted places in the community

Community Access Points
Community Access Points allow local people in Cambridgeshire to access technology and digital services within their local community. Wifi and printing access are available at each Access Point. Access points are run by volunteers from the local community providing courses and self help sessions.

Community Access Points are currently in the following locations:

South Cambs: Comberton, Girton, Hardwick, Meldreth, Sawston, Whittlesford and Orwell
East Cambs: Ashley, Black Horse Drove, Burrough Green, Cheveley, Coveney, Fordham, Little Downham, Mepal, Pymoor, Saxon Street, Stetchworth, Stretham and Wilburton
Hunts: Offord
Fenland: Manea, Thorney Toll, Community House (Wisbech)

For further information please look at your local district council website for your nearest Community Access Point or contact the Adult Learning and Skills Centres

Children’s Centres
We work in partnership with Children’s Centres to support parents who are looking to develop their skills – either to support families or to help individuals return to work

We have a programme of Family Learning which often is delivered from Children’s Centre premises. We also provide advice  to individual parents who would like careers advice to plan their career direction and return to employment

The redesigned Child and Family Centres will better meet the needs of our growing and rural county with activities and events taking place in a range of new locations across the county and an extended focus on families with children of all ages.

A full press release and the Summer term what’s ons for each district are available here

Primary Schools
We also work in partnership with local primary schools to deliver our programme of Family Learning

We work in partnership with Job Centres to support the local population into work – this might be from a period of unemployment or following recent redundancy.   Services that we offer include careers advice, support with CV development and other job hunting skills and also referral into courses run by ourselves and our sub-contractors

National Careers Service Advisers give support with career direction or job hunting on an individual appointment basis – either on Jobcentre premises or from a local library. To book an appointment ring our booking line on 0845 603 1059

Octavia View, Wisbech
We work in partnership with Octavia View to deliver ESOL (English for speakers of other languages) courses to the local residents

Russell Street, Cambridge
We work in partnership with Russell Street to deliver classes for Adults with Learning Difficulties and Disabilities