Adult education expansion hope

Honiton Community College and Devon Adult and Community Learning to explore options to increase adult education provision in the town.

Learning opportunities for adults could be given a boost in Honiton.

Honiton Community College has teamed up with Devon Adult and Community Learning to explore options for increasing provision of adult education courses in the town.

A survey has been put together to assess the need and find out what types of courses the local community would like to see introduced.

The college’s director of finance, Gary Wills, told the Midweek Herald that currently there are only a small number of adult education courses being run at the college.

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He said: “We want to do something about this.

“It is about getting people into the college using our fabulous facilities.

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“Learning can be a fulfilling and worthwhile experience especially nowadays with all of the new technology available to students.”

Courses are open to individuals and groups and include arts and crafts, business, ICT, professional qualifications, languages, health and wellbeing, maths and English.

Jane Hutchings, of Devon Adult and Community Learning, says she is keen to increase provision in the town. She added: “We want to find out what people want in the community and try and make that happen.

“It is also a fantastic opportunity to be able to use the facilities at Honiton Community College.”

Courses are generally aimed at those aged 19 and over. As many people as possible are urged to take part in the survey, which is available online by visiting

To request a paper copy of the survey or for more information call 01395 223851, email or write to Devon Adult and Community Learning, The Kennaway Centre, 10 – 12 Victoria Road, Exmouth, EX8 1DL.

Postcard versions of the survey are also available at Honiton Library, the town council’s offices, Honiton Leisure Centre, Honiton and District Children’s Centre and Honiton Community College.

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