Courses in the community

We run specially designed courses at community venues across the borough and are able to bring notebooks or tablet computers to the venue for IT and digital skills sessions, if required.

Courses are organised in partnership with organisations such as early years providers, schools, voluntary organisations, community and faith groups. Classes take place in community hubs, children's centres, libraries, school buildings, day centres, hostels and sheltered accommodation as well as at the Thurrock Adult Community College.

Help us provide the right course for your community group - contact us below and ask about adult learning for your community group. Listed below are examples of courses we've run at community venues in Thurrock:

Essential skills

  • English and maths
  • English for speakers of other languages (ESOL)
  • ESOL conversation club volunteer training
  • IT and digital skills for the over 60s
  • pre-employment skills

Wellbeing and personal development

  • carers courses
  • art
  • cookery
  • mindfulness
  • meditation
  • seated yoga
  • Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)
  • lipreading
  • money management

Family Learning

  • cooking together and healthy eating
  • family yoga
  • school readiness and preparation for transition stages
  • aiding your anxious child
  • family wellbeing and mindfulness
  • SMILE confidence boosting sessions
  • fun dental hygiene workshops
  • story sacks
  • paediatric first aid
  • financial literacy for families
  • keeping up with your child's English and maths


  • introduction to working in retail and customer service
  • introduction to becoming a Learning Support Assistant in schools or colleges

For more details contact:

Community Development Co-ordinator
01375 485846

Family Learning Course Leader
01375 372476 Extn 255