Tag Archives: Learn Devon

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 | No Comments

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 | 1 Comment

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
Schoolchild hand on whiteboard

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
City Barbers staff Zahit and Berua, Abigail Clark and Zoe Butt who both recently qualified with Hair @ the Academy, City Barbers co-owner Vicky Jackson and barber Kim

Barbering training transforms lives of Exeter’s long-term unemployed

A group of long-term unemployed people from Exeter, who recently qualified as barbers and are setting out on their new careers, have described how the training enabled them to develop confidence and transform their lives

Posted on: 23 September 2015 | Posted in: Community

Free community courses launched to help lower alcohol consumption in over-50s

Devon County Council’s adult education service has teamed up with Drink Wise, Age Well – a programme aiming to prevent alcohol-related harm in the over-50s – to offer the courses

Posted on: 7 September 2015 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing

New partnership boosts employment in Tavistock

Tescos joined forces with Devon County Council in a unique partnership to help unemployed people in Tavistock get back into work

Posted on: 10 August 2015 | Posted in: Business and Economy