Additional Information for Adult Learners

FUNDING

Some of our courses are subsidised by the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) and part financed by the 2014-20 European Social Fund (ESF) programme.   This funding is managed by Cambridgeshire County Council, Adult Learning and Skills.   A short video covering the background of ESF, what it does, how it helps and who benefits is available on the European Union website: http://ec.europa.eu/esf/home.jsp

EQUALITY STATEMENT

We are fully committed to equality of opportunity and welcome enrolments from all adults aged 19+. We positively encourage all learners with any concerns about specific needs which might affect their learning to discuss their requirements with us in confidence. We believe that everyone is entitled to learn in an environment that is free from discriminatory behaviour so that we build a community based on mutual trust and respect. We will do our best to ensure that resources and equipment are accessible to all and make reasonable adjustments to ensure that all learners can access activities so please just let us know if you have specific needs.

Cambridgeshire County Council supports a wide range of adult learning opportunities across Cambridgeshire, including courses, clubs, community groups and family learning opportunities. The County Council is committed to ensuring equality, recognising and celebrating difference and promoting cohesion and a sense of belonging amongst diverse communities. 

SPECIAL NEEDS SUPPORT

All of our Colleges warmly welcome all members of the community with special needs of any kind. Please ask for further information about the range of support we can offer. Most areas of the college sites are wheelchair accessible. If access might present a problem, please telephone 01223 264721 during opening hours and we will be pleased to discuss special arrangements to help you. 

SAFEGUARDING STATEMENT

Arrangements have been made to make sure that you are safe at our Centres. If you feel you are not safe for any reason, for example through verbal or physical abuse or you have been discriminated against, please tell your tutor or the Centre Manager, who will investigate to ensure your safety.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Cambridgeshire County Council, Adult Learning and Skills service supports a wide range of adult learning opportunities across Cambridgeshire. Search our website www.cambsals.co.uk  for more information. We also deliver specific courses for adults with learning difficulties and disabilities.    For more information about these specific courses please call 01223 703530

National Careers Service (NCS): Careers advice is available to all learners. The National Careers Service provides free information and advice on all aspects of learning, skills development and employment. Help is provided in a way that suits you, online, face to face or by telephone. Go to www.cambsals.co.uk  and click on ‘I need some advice’ for more information or call our booking line on 0845 603 1059.

How Cambridgeshire County Council use your data: 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/esfa-privacy-notice