Keith found that the course helped him to recover from depression, as well as develop new skills which have subsequently led to a passion for woodwork.
I remember thinking, I don’t get down any more like I used to; those things that used to be significant aren’t any more. I am working much more now than I was then. I feel so much better.
Keith talking about his community learning course
This video is from the research report ‘Community learning: learner survey - after 2 years’
Community Learning (CL) describes classes and other learning activities delivered by Local Authority adult education services, further education colleges and other learning providers. To be supported by public funding, they must meet national objectives.
These courses bring together adults of different ages and backgrounds to develop a skill, pursue an interest, prepare for progression to other courses or learn how to support their children more confidently. The learning often benefits families and the wider community, as well as the individual people who take part.
In 2014 to 2015, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) is supporting community learning with a contribution of £210 million through the Community Learning budget.