What and where you can learn, how much the courses cost and how you can book them.
View details of adult learning courses and how to book a place:
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We offer a variety of courses that run at different times throughout the year. Some of the courses that we have on offer are listed below.
To find out which courses are running, please contact your local centre, or search for courses local to you on our course finder.
Do you need counselling training or need to use counselling skills in your current job? This introduction to counselling course provides basic information in counselling skills and the opportunity to find out about the role of a counsellor. You will receive training in counselling skills for use in a variety of work and personal situations. You can progress to our level 2 and level 3 counselling courses.
This course is for those who would like to develop the knowledge and skills needed to use counselling skills in either a work or a personal capacity. It will be particularly useful if you are interested in furthering your study, widening your work role or wanting to complement other areas of study (e.g. health and social care, children’s care, learning and development, voluntary and community work). This qualification does not qualify learners to practice as a counsellor and you should have a level 1 counselling qualification before embarking on this course.
This qualification aims to provide you with a more in-depth knowledge of the use of counselling skills in everyday life and work. You will develop your counselling skills and your understanding of the different approaches involved; helping you to appreciate the importance of self-development. This qualification does not qualify you to practice as a counsellor but, if you are thinking of a career change, it will give you the opportunity to learn more about the theory and ethics and help you to make choices about further employment and training options. Learners must hold a counselling skills level 2 certificate and attend an interview prior to enrollment.
Mindfulness is an up-and-coming method, growing in popularity, to reduce stress. The course will help you to explore what mindfulness is and what it can offer you both personally and professionally. On the course, you will find out what mindfulness meditation is (and what it is not!), the benefits of mindfulness in terms of general wellbeing and as an effective response to a wide variety of health concerns.
This course will focus more on the meditation side of mindfulness and you will take part in some practical mindfulness exercises and meditations. You will discover more about why taking an active approach to looking after your mind is as essential to your health and wellbeing as exercise and diet.
There are four main adult learning centres around the East Riding and many of our courses are taught in these centres. For more information on the venues, please see the venue details page
Course costs vary, depending on the duration and type of course, and your personal circumstances (for example, if you’re on certain benefits or you’re taking a particular qualification). For more information on course types, concessions and paying by instalments, please see our how much courses costs page.
You can use our course finder to search for courses by title, subject or location.
You can also contact your nearest adult learning centre where our friendly staff will be happy to give you more information about courses that interest you.