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Cumbria Community Learning Skills - Adult April Newsletters

Welcome to Cumbria Community Learning & Skills

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Welcome to Cumbria Community Learning & Skills - Adult Learning Newsletters.

Each month we will update you on what's happening within our service.

Return to the classroom


Cumbria Community Learning and Skills prides itself on delivering high quality face to face courses across the county.

Just like many organisations, we have had to adapt.
We are opening our doors again to deliver courses in local venues throughout Cumbria. We want to reassure you that all courses will run in accordance with the latest government COVID-19 guidelines.

However, if you have any concerns about joining a course, please contact your local centre who will be more than happy to talk you through how we are operating in these unprecedented times.

Learning safely in the classroom


Learning safely with return to face to face courses

Up to one in three people who have COVID-19 can spread the virus without knowing. This is because they have no symptoms. To reduce the spread of the virus, we need to identify those individuals.

As we return to face to face teaching again, Community Learning and Skills are taking part in the governments scheme to offer home testing kits for staff and learners. This is one of the ways we are working to ensure our classrooms are safe for you and our staff now and in the future months.

Taking part in testing is voluntary and all learners will be able to attend classes whether they take part in testing or not. However, we are strongly encouraging everyone to take part in the national testing programme.

Your local Centre Manager or Tutor will be in touch before your first lesson to give you the testing kits and explain how to record your result.

The Government has recently announced that all students in secondary schools and colleges will be offered regular asymptomatic COVID-19 tests to take at home. All students in secondary schools and colleges will be offered tests to take at home twice a week, so that we can reduce the spread of the virus.

Online Learning with Community Learning and Skills

Learning online

We continue to deliver a range of real time, learner focused, high quality, online learning.  Just have a look at what is on offer across the county! 

Our courses are easy to access and you will be supported by our experienced and expert tutors.

Our online courses are being delivered via Zoom, a secure online platform. You will be supported to access Zoom via a set of instructions supplied by your centre once your place on a course is confirmed. If you have any queries, contact your local Community and Learning Skills Centre and our staff will be happy to help.

Finding us Digitally

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To find our wide range of courses updated daily for more information or to book online, take a look at our website

Contact Us

Community Learning and Skills centre: Telephone: Email:
Allerdale 01900 706023
Barrow 01229 407630 / 07867 182841
Carlisle 01228 227304 / 01228 227305
Copeland 01946 506416
Eden 07468 709606
South Lakeland 01539 713257 / 07824 695664


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