Coronavirus: adult learning

How coronavirus is affecting adult learning

All face-to-face English, maths, IT, wellbeing, employability, sector skills and apprenticeship classroom learning, and National Careers Service advice and guidance, has been suspended due to the COVID-19 national emergency.

Courses are now available online, or using distance-based learning, with content adapted to your needs and a focus on wellbeing, up-skilling and preparing for employment.


If you are already enrolled on a course, you will be being supported using online and distance approaches. If you are an existing learner who has not yet been contacted about continuing your learning, please email

If your course involved face-to-face classroom work, essential in supporting effective learning, these courses have been stopped. If this is the case for you, we'll contact you when classes restart.

We have started to establish programmes for those who are unemployed and looking for work; initially for those who are level 2 or below and need support with CV, job searching and interview skills, in preparation for when restrictions related to COVID-19 begin to lift.

To respond to social distancing and lockdown guidelines, we have also introduced new distance-based learning to support wellbeing and mental health.

Further, faster-paced learning, support into work sessions will be introduced over the next few weeks and months.

Further information and contact details to enrol can again be found on our upcoming courses page.

Careers advice

National Careers Service (NCS) advisers are still available to provide one-to-one information, advice and guidance with redundancy and finding work.

To enquire about courses or arrange one-to-one adviser support, please complete our enquiry form and an adviser will contact you direct.