We are fortunate to benefit from a close working relationship with Cambridgeshire’s libraries who host our 5 Adult Learning and Skills Centres and work closely with us to support their local communities.
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
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
Child and Family Centres
Through our Family Learning and ESOL provision we are able to work in close partnership to reach adults who may wish to improve their own skills to support their children or return to work or learning after a break to raise children.
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We also work in partnership with local primary schools to deliver our programme of Family Learning
Many of our learners are referred to us for support with learning and skills by the Job Centres around the county. Our provision is shaped by the changing needs of jobseekers and we are able to take advantage of local Labour Market Information that is collected and shared by the Department for Work and Pensions to help our learners to acquire relevant skills and keep updated with where local job vacancies are.
We work with the National Careers Service Advisers to 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 the NCS 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
Adult Social Care and the Learning Disability Partnership
We work in partnership with Adult Social Care and the Learning Disability Partnership to understand and provide for the aspirations and learning and skills needs of adults who have learning disabilities.
Adult Learning and Skills has a developing relationship with the Early Years Team to support the Early Years sector to recruit and develop the skills needed for the workforce.