Get better at reading, writing and spelling with Adult Learning
Learn with your own tutor or in a group. It's free
Learning is the name for Adult Literacy in South Ayrshire. It is funded jointly
Ayrshire Council and Ayr
Adult Learning offers free support to anyone over eighteen, living in South Ayrshire,
who wishes to improve their reading, writing, spelling or calculation. Support is
- One-to-one tuition
- Small group tuition
- Local drop-in facilities
In addition, Adult Learning may request appropriate specialist help where an individual
has specific educational needs beyond our professional capacity.
The service is run by trained, professional staff and supported by trained sessional
staff and volunteer tutors.
Each new person who requests literacy support will receive an informal interview
with a local literacy development worker who will assess the learner's needs.
An Individual Learning Plan will be negotiated with each person based on the subjects,
tasks and material agreed with the literacy development worker.
Adult Learners choose where and how they want to work. They meet their individual
tutor in local accommodation convenient to themselves; or perhaps agree to work
with a local group; or learn at a local drop-in facility. They work towards their
own personal targets, using learning materials specially selected for them. Progress
is reviewed continuously, and they receive regular guidance as to their next steps.
At present, much of Adult Learning is not accredited. However, the skills achieved
may lead to accreditation as the learner moves towards more formal education and
training (if that is their choice). Some Adult Learners make use of our service
simply to improve their confidence and self worth, and to cope more effectively
with everyday life. Some Adult Learners have poor literacy skills, others may be
looking to prepare for entry to a college course, or just to improve a basic skill
such as handwriting, calculating percentages, spelling or sending an email.
If you would like a stock of referral sheets, or just some further information about
Adult Learning, please phone FREE on 0800 3898320 or contact: The
Learning Shop, 2 New Bridge Street, Ayr, KA7 1JX. Tel: 01292 263304