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The Symington Building

Market Harborough is host to one of our newest adult learning suites in Leicestershire. Based in the iconic Symington Building on Adam and Eve Street, our suite is seconds away from the hustle and bustle of the town centre. Our adult learning suite at the Symington building is located on the first floor, towards the rear of the library. Our suite consists of two modern classrooms; one IT suite and a cosy general purpose classroom.

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  • Symington Building, Adam & Eve Street, Market Harborough, Leicestershire, LE16 7LT. Get directions.
  • Freephone 0800 988 0308
  • lals.harboroughbs@leics.gov.uk
  • Open: Monday to Thursday, 9.30am - 3.00pm

    Please note, these hours are term time only and that the venue will be open on reduced hours during school holiday period. Please call our freephone 0800 988 0308 to check if the venue is open, before visiting.

Travel to our venue

Car parking

If you are travelling to our venue by car, we recommend the following public car parks:

  • Symington Way Car Park – accessible from Symington Way and is pay and display
    during the day. (FREE after 1800 hrs).
  • Mill Hill Lane Car Park – only available from 1800 hrs onwards and is FREE of charge.

Bus services

The following bus service provides transport from Leicester and Market Harborough.

Choose How You Move!

Choose How You Move is a partnership project between Leicester City Council and Leicestershire County Council, funded by the Department for Transport. Their website (and app) is a one-stop-shop for travel information in Leicester & Leicestershire.

Use the journey planner to help you explore the different travel options that are available in Leicestershire.

Accessibility

Disabled Access

The building, including the adult learning suite, is fully accessible for wheelchair users. Access to the building is via the ramp at the main entrance the front doors are automated.

Toilets

The library is equipped with disabled toilet which is available for all learners and library users.

Out-of-hours access

For access to the learning rooms outside of usual Library opening times, please use the rear entrance to the building. A member of the team will be on hand to welcome you in.

Facilities

Each classroom is fully equipped with:

  • Interactive screens for teaching
  • FREE Wi-Fi
  • Fully wheelchair accessible

Health & Safety

Copies of relevant centre policies related to Health & Safety are available on request from your local Business Support team. Below is some key information:

Fire Evacuation Procedure

During the first lesson, your tutor will talk through the Fire Evacuation Procedure and within the first few weeks do a walk-through practise.

If any learner should need help with leaving the building in case of an emergency, your tutor will complete a Personal Evacuation plan with yourself to ensure this help is in place.

Dynamic Emergency Lockdown Procedure (Run, Hide, Tell)

Dynamic lockdown is the ability to quickly restrict access and egress to the site or building (or part of) through physical measures in response to a threat, either external or internal. The aim of lockdown is to prevent people moving into danger areas and preventing or frustrating the attackers accessing the site or building.

  • Each of our centres holds the overarching procedure specifically related to the venue
  • All our centres display the “Run, Hide, Tell” awareness posters
  • The alarm can be used verbally or by use of a panic alarm

What can I learn?

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Better Mental Health

Our Better Mental Health courses are designed for anyone experiencing, or recovering from, mental ill-health.

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Digital Skills

Whether you are a complete beginner or want to grow your skills we have something for you! Our courses can give you both recognised qualifications that employers are looking for, and useful skills for everyday life.

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English and Maths

Whether you are looking to brush-up on the basics, grow your confidence, or gain a qualification, our English and maths courses give you with the knowledge, skills and support you need to succeed.

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English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

Our ESOL tutors will support you to learn the language skills you need to be able to communicate in English. You will learn grammar and punctuation, writing and reading, and speaking and listening. 

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Languages

Learning a new language provides you with a new appreciation of diverse cultures and a new skill that can be used for business, work, holidays, and family life.  

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