Your Norfolk

Learning for life and leisure

Adult learningOur new-look adult learning service has some great courses starting in January 2020 to help you gain a qualification, move to a new job or up the career ladder. Courses range from basic IT skills to GCSEs and other professional qualifications.

If it’s a new hobby or skill you are after, there’s also a varied programme of leisure courses for all ages. These include anything from silversmithing and pottery to photography, arts and crafts or learning a new language.

To find out more and book your place, visit and search for the course you would like.

Training for personal assistant carers

CarerOur Direct Payments Support Service (DPSS) offers training for anyone currently working as a personal assistant (PA) carer or who wants to work as one.

It’s free if you earn less than £16,009 a year and have lived in the UK, EU or EEA for three years before the start of the course.

You may also be eligible for funding if you don't meet these criteria but do support someone who has their care needs met through a direct payment.

The training is provided through Norfolk County Council’s adult learning service. There are various courses covering topics like safeguarding, moving and lifting, health and safety, and mental health awareness.

Some courses lead to accredited qualifications and others are certified by adult learning.

Each course consists of a three-hour classroom-based session at various locations throughout Norfolk. You can sign up for multiple courses or just one.

Find out more and book at

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