Following the success of our first adult and family learning programme, we are pleased to introduce our second programme of courses available for adults and families from the Darwen Community. For this programme we are working in partnership with Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council's Neighbourhood and Learning Team to offer a wider variety of courses and also courses that can lead to a formal qualification. Many of the courses on offer are again free, however to allow us to sustain our adult learning programme we have had to make some small charges to some of the courses.

We offer a wide variety of courses with most sessions taking place in the evenings. All are
delivered in a relaxed and comfortable learning environment by fully qualified tutors with a
wealth of knowledge of their specialist areas. The tutors will support and encourage your
learning throughout each course

At Darwen Aldridge Community Academy we recognise that there are many different
reasons for signing up to learn or to acquire a new skill. In this guide you will find courses
that could help you shake off the stress of the working week, try something you have always
wanted to do or give you the opportunity to gain a recognised qualification.
We are constantly seeking ways to improve and expand the services we offer to our
community and in the coming year, we will continue to run our Parents’ Panel. Even if you
are unable to make the meetings please make your views heard by contacting the Academy
and talking to our tutors. If you are interested in any other courses to those offered in this
guide please let us know so we can adapt our programmes to meet the needs of the
community.

Whatever your choice we wish you every success in 2011.

Adult Family Learning May 2011