Adult Learning and Literacies

Community-based Adult Learning is an informal and friendly way of learning within your own community.

Do you want to...?

  • keep up with new technology?
  • take first steps into learning?
  • enjoy community life more fully?
  • progress into further learning?
  • gain skills to find work?

Who can take part?

You don’t need any formal education to take part. Everybody is welcome and we are happy to discuss any questions. People come for all sorts of reasons - to keep up with new technology, to learn new skills for work, to make it easier to help children with homework, to be more active in the community, or simply wanting to learn something new – talk to us!

What can I expect?

Call us, write, email or drop in to any of the offices shown - we will take the time to discuss what you are looking for, and then do our best to help you to find it - whether it is in one of our own tutor-led groups, in a one-to-one session, or in a project, event or course that one of our partners is providing (for example, the local college), or elsewhere.

Classes are run in your local area.

To find out what is on look on your local area's web page for information. We are also looking for tutors, paid and volunteer – if you have a special skill and feel you could run a community learning class, please let us know.

For more information contact the Adult Learning Team by using our online enquiry form


Adult Literacy and Numeracy offers free learning opportunities for anyone over 16 who wants to improve their skills.

To get on with our everyday lives we all need to read, write and use numbers.

A national survey showed that many people needed support with their literacy and numeracy skills from time to time.

There are many reasons for this, for example you might want to:

  • Get a job;
  • Help children with their homework;
  • Get into learning.

Learning takes place all over Argyll and Bute and is tailored to your needs.  It may be in a small group or on your own with a tutor, at a time that suits you.  You can start at any time of the year.  
We are part of the Big Plus and our work comes under a national strategy.

We can help people with learning difficulties such as dyslexia.