Ventnor: Isle of Wight Family & Adult Community Learning Courses
Taking part in a learning activity can develop your confidence and self-esteem and lead to greater involvement in work and community activities and provides opportunties that can develop knowledge, understanding and skills throughout your life.
To promote Community Learning on the Isle of Wight, the IW Council Adult and Community Learning Service, provide learning opportunities for adults, families and children in six areas across the Island;
In addition the Isle of Wight Carnival Learning Centre now provides a wide programme of carnival and creative arts including carnival, workshops, lantern making, decorative crafts and information technology.
To assist learning and develop links between the family, individuals and local communities, the learning service publishes brochures of termly activities which are available in libraries, leisure centres, doctor and dentist surgeries, community centres and are available through Island schools.
The courses aim to: -
• Engage the Community in Learning
• Deliver quality programmes
• Improve social inclusion
• Work in partnerships
• Promote Family Learning
• Develop learning opportunities through Museums, Libraries, Arts, and Sport
Most opportunities incur a course fee in order to offset material and venue costs. Full details of all courses including enrolment arrangements, costs and any concessions can be obtained direct from the organiser (see below).
The Community Learning Service published case studies looking at what some people have gained from attending various courses. click here:
Adult and Community Learning courses are generously subsidised by the Isle of Wight Council, Learning and Skills Council, European Social Fund and IW Economic Partnership – Leader + funding for rural programmes.
Carnival Learning Centre: Opening Times
Monday – Friday 9.00am – 4.30pm
Contact Details: Community and Family Learning Service. Telephone: 01983 817280 Email
Isle of Wight