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GoLearn! 2024-25 GoLive

We can now confirm important dates and details for the launch of the 2024/25 course programme, including new eligibility rules for fees and funding. If you have any questions, you can email us at adult.learning@leics.gov.uk or call us on FREEphone 0800 988 0308.

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2024/25 GoLive!

We are thrilled to confirm that the 2024/25 GoLearn! programme will be ‘LIVE’ on Monday 1st July at 8:30am!

From 1st July over 700 adult learning courses will be available in venues across Leicestershire, including: Coalville, Hinckley, Loughborough Library, Melton, Thurmaston, Enderby, Wigston Magna and Market Harborough areas. NEW courses for 2024/25 include:

  • Digital Skills for Beginners,
  • First Aid and Food Safety qualifications,
  • Silk Painting and Lino Printing,
  • Book Binding,
  • Mandarin,
  • Connecting with Nature (A Better Mental Health Workshop),
  • and more!

Also returning this year are our ever-popular favourites like: Drawing and Painting, Introduction to Smartphones and Tablets, Yoga, English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), Pottery, Fused Glass, Learning for Confidence and Better Mental Health, and Italian, Spanish, French and Portuguese language courses.

Courses will be open for enrolment from 8:30am on Monday 1st July. Visit us online www.GoLearnLeicestershire.ac.uk to browse. Be aware, if you are browsing the website before this date our website may still be undergoing maintenance and some links may not work until 8:30am on Monday 1st.

Please be aware that long call-waits are common on the first day of the programme launch. Our phone lines will be manned by as many of our Business Support colleagues as possible on the day, but we do encourage learners to consider enrolling online where able. If you need to contact us for any reason other than to enrol on a course, please consider emailing us at adult.learning@leics.gov.uk.

Assessment sessions are also now available for our FREE ‘Skills for Life’ programmes including GCSE English and Maths qualifications, Digital Functional Skills qualifications, and more.

Please be aware that courses for 2024/25 will not be visible to browse on the website until 8:30am on 1st July when the programme is made ‘live’. If you require information in advance of this date, call us on FREEphone 0800 988 0308, or email us at adult.learning@leics.gov.uk.

30% Early Bird Discount

A 30% Early Bird Discount available on fee-paying courses will be available from 8:30am on Monday 1st July, till 7pm on Monday 30th September 2024.

The 30% EBD is available in addition to the 70% Reduced Fee for learners who are in receipt of certain benefits or a low-income (see below for more detail).

We are also delighted to announce that a 20% New Year Discount will be returning this year and will run from 8:30am on Monday 2nd December, until 7pm on Friday 31st January 2025.

Fee Remission

Many of our courses, such as English and Maths, Better Mental Health courses, and Family Learning courses are FREE to all learners, regardless of income or benefits status. Where there is a fee, you may be eligible for a reduction, depending on your circumstances:

  • If you are in receipt of state benefits you may qualify for 70% or 100% Fee Remission.
  • If you are not in receipt of state benefits but want to be employed, and the course is relevant to your job prospects, you may be eligible for 100% Fee Remission.
  • If you are in work, and your earnings are below £25,000 per-year (before deductions) and the course is accredited (meaning that you are working towards a qualification), you may be eligible to attend your course for FREE. Some exclusions apply, and you will be required to provide evidence of your salary within two weeks of your course starting.
  • If you have a low-income, below £26,211.90 (before deductions) you may be entitled to enrol on your course at 70% Reduced Fee. Income could be from work, pensions, savings, or any other source.

As always, if the amount you must pay for your course is over £50, we can offer instalment plans which break down the cost of learning into a set number of easy monthly payments. If you need help with the wider costs of study, such as childcare, resources, travel, and transport costs, you may be eligible to have these costs reimbursed through our Discretionary Learner Support Fund.

For more information on eligibility for fee remission, paying by instalments and our learner support fund, visit us online or call us on FREEphone 0800 988 0308.

Helpful links:

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How to Enrol

Discover a new passion in 24/25 with hundreds of GoLearn! Adult Learning courses, available in community venues across Leicestershire. You can enrol online or by calling us on freephone 0800 988 0308. Alternatively you can email us at adult.learning@leics.gov.uk for more information. Search for courses here

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Financial Support

Many GoLearn courses are funded for FREE to all through the Department of Education. Fee paying courses can cost anywhere between £3.30 per hour to £9.90 per hour, depending on the subject. Depending on your circumstances, your course may be FREE or you may be eligible to pay a 70%…

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Information, Advice and Guidance

In need of some direction? We have a team of professional, qualified Learning and Work Advisers on hand to offer FREE, impartial, information, advice and guidance on learning and work options available to you. To book your free, confidential and impartial appointment, please call  freephone 0800 988 0308 or email…

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