Adult learning classes

Communities and Lifelong Learning is offering flexible adult learning opportunities for 2020-21. Brush up your old skills, or learn new ones, in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. There is a wide range of lifelong learning activities, including certificated and non-certificated courses.


  1. Browse the list of classes below then book your class.
  2. Choose 'Course Search' in the 'Make a Booking' drop down menu on the left of the page.
  3. On the next page, enter the name of the course.
  4. Choose 'Lifelong Learning & Employability' from the 'Main Category' drop down list.

Contact [email protected] for more information.

Adult Learning Classes - Lasswade

Unfortunately all adult evening classes at the Lasswade Centre are postponed until January 2021. We apologise for any inconvenience. 

National 5 Maths (blended learning approach)

National 5 Maths will be delivered using a blended learning approach of online and face to face tuition.

The group will meet every 4 weeks in person on Monday evenings at Croft Street, Dalkeith. Other sessions will happen via Zoom.

The course will run from Monday 7 September to May 2021, when the exam will take place.

£210 (concessions are available). The course is eligible for Individual Training Accounts (ITA) funding.

For this accredited course, you should be familiar with a range of mathematical concepts before starting.

Digital Skills for Employment (Penicuik Town Hall)

This free 6 week course is for those who have little or no computer skills, or who are competent in IT but lack the skills/experience in utilising IT in job searching.

The course equips you with computing skills to effectively compete for jobs in the labour market, or ensures you have relevant skills to develop your employability.

Starting on Tuesday 29 September, 18:30 to 20:30. Please note: you must bring your own device along.

Introduction to Early Learning and Childcare (fully online - Zoom)

This free 6 week course will help you explore the Early Learning and Childcare provision, and the skills, qualities, values and principles required by Early Years workers. You will develop an understanding of what it means to work as a professional in the Early Years sector.

Starting Wednesday 30 September, 13:00 to 14:30.

Introduction to Health and Social Care (fully online - Zoom)

This free 6 week course helps you explore health and social care provision, and the skills, qualities, values and principles required by care workers. You will develop an understanding of what it means to work as a professional in the care sector.

Starting Thursday 1 October, 19:00 to 20:30.

Introduction to Mindfulness (fully online - Zoom)

This free 6 week course has many health benefits, including the reduction of stress and anxiety, enhanced concentration, and can lead to an increase in happiness.

This interactive course will teach you mindfulness, meditation, and relaxation techniques. These help you live life in the moment and improve your overall wellbeing.

Starting Wednesday 30 September, 19:00 to 20:30.

Introduction to Wellbeing (Aim High, Woodburn)

This free 6 week course looks at what impacts on our wellbeing, and the small changes we can make to improve our physical and emotional health.

The group will meet at Aim High, Woodburn, starting on Friday 25 September 2020, 9:30 - 11:30.

Raising Teens with Confidence (fully online - Zoom)

This free 6 week online course aims to help parents/carers understand how they can best support their teenage children to develop confidence, security, resilience and promote emotional wellbeing. Starting on Thursday 24 September 2020, 9:30 - 11:30.

Individual Training Accounts (ITA)

Individual Training Accounts (ITAs) offer eligible participants up to £200 towards the costs of approved learning or training.

Skills Development Scotland (SDS) have limited places for 2020-21. We will report here any new announcements by SDS.