Welcome to Moodle - a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) run by the Adult Learning & Skills Service - part of Durham County Council. If you have been sent here by a tutor, please use the main menu to access your subject matter and the resources there to help you with your course. Alternatively, please see below for an explanation of who we are and what we offer within County Durham, including a link to our prospectus and online application form for all of our courses.

Adult Learning and Skills Service

Our Adult Learning and Skills Service offer a wide range of courses that can lead to a qualification or to help you learn new skills and feel part of your local community.

Adult Learning and Skills Service provides high quality training for people in County Durham. We help people to improve their skills leading to more fulfilling lives and enhanced job prospects.

Whatever your needs and interests, whether you are new to adult learning, or wishing to continue your studies, we are sure you will find something here that will be of value to you.

It could be that you want to brush up your English or maths, or learn how to use a computer, perhaps you need to develop your job skills.

We feel sure that there will be something available for you, near to where you live.

What can we offer you?

Apprenticeships are an excellent way of gaining qualifications and workplace experience. As an employee, you can earn as you learn and you can gain practical skills from the workplace.

Vocational courses, we offer vocational courses which aim to support and develop you in your chosen vocation.

Everyday skills can provide you with the skills you need to help you tackle everyday problems in writing, maths and computers. Through the use of functional skills we can help support you to learn transferable skills and gain a recognised national qualification.

If you are not sure which is the right course for you or you want to find out more information on any course, feel free to contact our advice line on

03000 266115

2017/2018 Prospectus                                               

Courses fill up quickly so enroll today to guarantee your place. Our 2017/2018 Prospectus details a huge range of interesting and exciting courses running from September 2017 across County Durham.

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Safeguarding & Prevent Bulletin
by Susan Duggan - Wednesday, 4 April 2018, 7:52 AM
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Prevent Agenda - Safeguarding & Internet Safety
by paula foster-short - Monday, 18 December 2017, 9:27 AM

With all of my Functional Skills groups (during the last 12 months or so) I have been discussing, reading and exploring the topic of "how to stay safe online".  This has helped my own learners stay safe and also left them feeling more able to manage keeping their children, parents, friends and colleagues safer on the internet - some have become mini experts and are sharing the information within their social circles.

the latest resource I have found is on the link below.


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Using lesson observations to develop maths and English
by Susan Duggan - Monday, 16 October 2017, 8:18 AM

Power Point presentation from CPD delivered on 11th October 2017


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