Tag Archives: Learn Devon

Learn Devon works with housing group to upskill tenants

Hundreds of tenants could be helped into work and higher education by giving them the chance to learn new skills obtain qualifications.

Posted on: 12 February 2018 | Posted in: Education | No Comments

Scheme to help Devon’s homeless learn a trade launched

The pilot will help Devon’s homeless gain the skills, qualifications and confidence needed to get their lives back on track and pursue a career in hair and barbering.

Posted on: 9 February 2018 | Posted in: Business and Economy | 7 Comments

Adult Learners join the GCSE celebrations

As GCSE students in Devon celebrate their results, adult learners have also been jumping for joy having made the grades.

Posted on: 30 August 2017 | Posted in: Community

Autistic learner receives achievement award

Matthew Harrington overcame autism and dyslexia to pass three maths exams which helped him land a job and take another step towards independence.

Posted on: 29 August 2017 | Posted in: Education

Learn Devon maintains ‘Good’ Ofsted rating

HM Inspector Steven Tucker praised the service’s “clear focus on improving the lives of disadvantaged and vulnerable people in Devon.”

Posted on: 3 April 2017 | Posted in: Education

Inspirational Ursula to take reading exam aged 87

Her example has prompted the creation of a new weekly class run by Learn Devon for adults who want to learn to read and write.

Posted on: 10 March 2017 | Posted in: Education

Trainee hairdressing scheme changes lives in Exeter

Two long-term unemployed young mums from Exeter are embarking on new careers in hairdressing thanks to Learn Devon, Devon County Council’s adult education service

Posted on: 19 December 2016 | Posted in: Business and Economy

Learn Devon launches free leisure courses for Government research

Free courses are part of Government research project looking at ways to improve mental health

Posted on: 29 November 2016 | Posted in: Education
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Community learning helps Devon’s adults to recover from mental health issues

180 Devon residents with issues including anxiety, depression and sleep disorders helped by free courses provided by Learn Devon

Posted on: 12 January 2016 | Posted in: Community