What to expect from a weekly course from adult learning

Our longer courses are designed to help increase and develop your knowledge and skills within your chosen subject area. You may develop confidence to move onto a course at a higher level or explore how to use your acquired hobby and skills outside of the classroom setting.

For those attending a face-to-face course: if it's your first time visiting a centre, head to reception and our staff will happily guide you to your classroom. If you know where you're going then head straight to the classroom. Your course will be held in the same classroom each week unless the centre needs to move you for operational reasons.

For those attending an online course: your Zoom login and course details will be emailed to you in advance of the start date. If you have any difficulties accessing your course please let your tutor know by email as soon as possible so we can arrange to help you.

If you're unable to make a particular session, we ask that you contact us as soon as possible so that we can make the centre and tutor aware and get the register updated. As our courses are funded and subsidised, non-notification of absences may mean that we have to contact you to find out the reason for your absence. It is possible you may be withdrawn from the course after consecutive absences. Please email adultlearning@surreycc.gov.uk with any absence information.

Not all of our sites have parking available. You will find information relating to centres in the Welcome Handbook which is emailed to you with your course confirmation email.

Details of what you will need for your first session are usually found on the website under the course description of the relevant course, however details for courses which require more specialist materials or ingredients will be emailed to you a week before the start of the course.

For further information and guidance, please refer to our Fees Policy and Welcome Handbook.

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