Surrey Community Learning

Surrey Community Learning programmes

Our Surrey Community Learning programmes offer a series of free, government-funded courses to develop skills, knowledge, confidence and improve mental wellbeing for adults aged 19 and over (at the start of the course). Participation can help those managing mental health conditions that have a mild-moderate impact on their day to day lives.

These courses are separate from our main adult learning courses and are tailored to support your wellbeing. Please see the below terms and conditions to see if you are eligible for a FREE place.

How to enrol

If you would like to join any of the Surrey Community Learning courses, please find a course you would like to join, then enquire directly from that course's page.
A Community Learning team member will contact you by phone to provide you with more details and enrol you onto your chosen course.

Terms and conditions relating to these courses are below.

Academic Year 2023-24

  1. Activate Learning’s Community Learning courses are free to those who meet the selected entry criteria detailed below:
  • Have been assessed as a ‘home’ student for funding purposes. If you have not been resident in the UK or EEA for the past 3 years, you can use the UKCISA website to confirm whether you will need to pay a 'home' or 'overseas' fee.
  • aged 19 or over (at the start of the course) AND:
  • is employed and earning an annual salary of less than £20,319
  • unemployed, in receipt of state benefit and looking for work
  • has a social or emotional difficulty or challenges with mental health or emotional wellbeing
  • meets specific alternative criteria for targeted courses (details in course outline).
  1. The learner will be required to create and commit to an Individual Learning Plan in agreement with the tutor. Failure to complete this may result in withdrawal from the course.
  2. The Community Learning courses are funded by the Education and Skills Funding Agency. This funding is reviewed each academic year.
  3. As part of the application process you agree to our learning agreement.
  4. Please see our website for more information on Activate Learning’s policies including the privacy and refund policy.
  5. Please note that course times and dates are subject to change. It may be necessary to change tutors, or to re-schedule, cancel or combine courses.
  6. Please note, there is a maximum of 12 learners per course.
  7. You will be required to provide materials for online courses and recommendations will be provided as to what you will need.
  8. Please note, some courses are delivered entirely online. It is the learner's responsibility to ensure they have access to appropriate IT when enrolling on these courses. We are unable to provide support nor hardware to enable access to these courses.
  9. Activate Learning is required to check and prove that students have permission to study in the UK throughout the whole period of their study. You will be asked to provide evidence that confirms your ability to study in the UK.

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