About Us

Adult Learning is part of  Shetland Islands Council's Community Planning and Development Department. We provide informal learning opportunities in response to local and national priorities.  This includes courses to improve Adult Literacy and Numeracy and English for Speakers of Other Languages.  In all of our work we aim to engage 'hard to reach' learners and widen participation in learning.  The following lists current areas of work:

Our programmes include:

Community based adult learning

A programme of community based evening classes and workshops throughout Shetland. These include, art, crafts, music, computing and active classes.

Communications, Numeracy and Employability  

Individual support and classes for adults who want to improve their reading, writing or number skills or need help with applications, interview skills or employability.

English for Speakers of Other languages

Classes and individual support for adults who speak English as an additional language including Welcome Point Drop In, family and workplace learning.

Building skills in Adult Learning

We provide training and support for people to share skills in their communities. We also train volunteers to support adults to improve their reading, writing and number skills in a range of settings.

  • The Scotish Goverment
  • Shetland Island Council
  • Learn Direct Scotland