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Adult and community learning

Adult and community learning

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update April 2020

All classroom sessions have been suspended following government advice.

We are working hard to develop online courses which will be free for you to access by mid to late April. To see details of these courses visit the adult and community learning courses listing website.

What do I need to participate in online courses?

You will need a good internet connection and we recommend using a PC, laptop, tablet or iPad. Older mobile phones may not be suitable with less memory and older operating systems, though newer ones should work. We are planning to run short online sessions anyway before courses start to help you become familiar with learning online and to answer any technology questions. 

If you don’t think you will be able to access online courses, but would still like to learn, contact us as we may be able to send you useful information or link you in with other providers who can help. Email adulteducation@wokingham.gov.uk or phone 07767 380 722 or 07885 242 692.

Help if you are at Home with Children

We know that many of our existing and potential learners are parents who will now have children at home so we have put together a number of resources that you may find helpful when home educating:


It is very important during this time to look after your mental wellbeing as well as your physical wellbeing. Read our community support for coronavirus page for advice about mental health, domestic abuse support and more.

We are aiming to deliver online wellbeing courses in the near future. You can also find lots of helpful information and resources at the Mind website coronavirus information

Keeping in touch 

The Adult Education Team and our sub-contractors will be contacting existing learners over the next few weeks to give you details of how you can complete courses which were suspended or postponed.  In the meantime, if you have any questions email adulteducation@wokingham.gov.uk or phone 07767 380 722 or 07885 242 692.

Covid-19 Guidance

For more information about Covid-19 visit:

Free courses

Courses are free to those claiming income support or job seeking benefits. Concessionary rates are available to those claiming Working Tax Credits or people referred by a Wokingham support service. 

For other learners, the courses will have a fee.

You need to be over 19 years old (as of 31 August 2019) and been a citizen of a country within the EEA (European Economic Area) and have ordinarily been resident in the EEA for at least 3 years. (There are a number of exemptions - contact us to check your eligibility).

Community learning

Community learning courses offer a range of skills for learning and life.

You can:

  • Improve your employability skills
  • Increase your volunteering opportunities
  • Take up a new interest
  • Improve your confidence and well-being   

Find a course


There are a wide range of courses available across the Borough.

To find out more 

Sub contractors

For details about our sub contractors visit their websites, below:

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