The Community Learning and Development (CLD) service is part of the Education, Culture and Sport service of Highland Council and is committed to helping young people and adults to achieve through learning. The service also helps groups involved in community planning to develop the skills necessary to work towards what they wish to achieve.
The Adult Basic Education service provides free, confidential tuition on a one-to-one or small group basis offering help to people who want to:
The Caithness contact for Adult Basic Education is Libby on 01955602362
http://www.nhcscotland.com/ is a key member of Caithness Partnership and has teaching centres in Thurso, Wick, Dornoch and Alness. Many of their courses reflect the distinctive needs and strengths of the area, including equestrian studies, gamekeeping, nuclear sciences, veterinary nursing, acting and performance, and Scotland's first golf management degree.
Wick Learning Centre is run by Pulteneytown Peoples' Project. Running courses including Digital Photography, Basic Computers, Word Processing, Basic Spreadsheets and Desktop Publishing the Learning Centre has daytime and evening classes. Centre staff can also register and support you to complete a Learn Direct course. These courses can be completed online in the comfort of your own home or with support of a tutor at centre. To check what is on offer look at www.learndirectscotland.com. You can use your Individual Learning Account to purchase these courses. For more information contact Amalie or Julie on 01955 606950 Wick Training Centre is funded by The Big Lottery, NDA, UKAEA and the Community Regeneration Fund.
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