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DACES receive funding from the ESFA to provide courses for Derbyshire residents.  As part of our enrolment process you will be required to show evidence of residency to check your eligibility for funding, as well as for ID checks. 

Adult learners aged 19+ - If you live in a devolved area you can enrol onto our courses online, over the phone or in centre, but full cost fees apply and we will contact you about any additional fees due.  You can check your eligibility for funding online    Learners under 19, or up to 24 with an active an EHC Plan - You can check your eligibility for funding online

* * * Autumn term enrolments go live MONDAY 1 JULY 2024!!! Come back from 9am on Monday 1st July to view and enrol for 24/25 courses starting from September * * *

Making Choices - Step into Learning  

Visual of the course

Code: C23DA0016  

Location: Ashbourne ACE Centre  

Cost: Free  

Starting: Flexible  

Duration:  sessions over  week(s)


By continuing you confirm that you are enrolling onto an adult learning course and that you are aged 19 or over on 1 September 2023, or you are enrolling a young person aged 14-18 on 31 August 2023 specifically onto one of our Study Programme courses, and that you agree to the terms and conditions.



This course is for anybody who wants to take the first steps into learning. It will determine what course (s) you would like to go on in the future

You will learn:
- You will gain confidence
- You will have a skills check

You will be assessed for the following:
- Literacy
- Numeracy
- Employability

You will set up your own learning plan
There will be chance to ask questions and put what you have learned into practice.
Your tutor will give you feedback during the course and you will be able to self-assess.

Work outside of sessions:
You will not be required to do any work outside the session.

Additional costs and what to bring:
This course is offered free of charge and there are no other costs.
Bring along a pen and paper so that you can make your own notes. Handouts may be provided.

Progression from this course:
At the end of the sessions, you will have started your learning journey and will have information on courses that you may like to do next. We have a range of options including English, maths and ICT qualifications and many others. If you decide that you would like to learn with us, we will guarantee the best of teaching and support but in return, we need 100% commitment from YOU. You may like to enrol at a later, more convenient date.



Time and duration

Start Date:
Start Time:
Day: Flexible
First Lesson Duration:
Total Weeks:


Ashbourne ACE Centre  
Cokayne Avenue  
DE6 1EJ  
01629 533696

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