Parkside training courses

Parkside Community Hub is currently closed, however our staff are working remotely and we are still available to help you. Please call 0300 555 0500 or email if you need assistance. 

Parkside Community Hub along with our partners continue to offer online training and courses. Customers (over the age of 19+) can access a range of courses through Adult Community Learning (ACL), WEA, Steadfast and Learn My Way, all of who are currently delivering a range of online courses. 

For courses including Maths, English and English for speakers of other languages please visit the Adult Community Learning website to arrange an assessment. 


If you need assistance with creating a CV or would like some advice on application forms and interview tips. Please call 0300 555 0500 or email

Applying for courses

If you are interested in attending any of the above training please complete the course registration form or contact us on 0300 555 0500.

Steadfast Vocational Training

We are a training provider that delivers skills, employability and training solutions to create better futures for individuals, families and communities. We deliver quality vocational training including Apprenticeships and Diplomas.

We are a prime contractor with the Skills Funding Agency and also work closely with the DWP, National Apprenticeship Service and other funding services, to make training affordable. For more information please visit our website.

During lock down Steadfast continue to support learners with accredited training delivered over 2 weeks via Zoom  – 2 hours per day group sessions, individual specified learning and one to one support each afternoon.  

New courses include “learn and prosper” courses for customers who are currently unemployed. 

The key eligibility criteria for attending our courses are:

  • unemployment,
  • aged over 19 and
  • on benefits
  • Plus have access to laptop/tablet/phone with access to internet and Zoom

If you are interested in attending a course with Steadfast, please contact them on  01775 513051 or via email 

Hearing Help

Unfortunately we cannot resume our Hearing Help Sessions at our venues in the community just yet,  but the good news is we’re able to offer appointments at our new Resource Centre on Moulsham Street in central Chelmsford.

For more details see our Hearing Help guide [pdf]

Online learning

While we're social distancing, online learning is a great way to keep busy and learn something new. We partner with a range of organisations to offer access to online courses.

Workers Educations Association (WEA)

The WEA is the UK's largest voluntary sector provider of adult education in England and Scotland including;

  • Introduction to child pyschology;
  • Child pyschology;
  • Introduction to facilitating adult learning;
  • Introduction to helping in schools
  • Maths KS3
  • Introduction to meditation
  • Using and developing everyday maths skills

Visit the WEA website to find out more.

Learn My Way

learn my way Learn My Way is a new online learning tool that is available to all residents. It has free courses on online safety, managing your money and many more.

Why register for Learn My Way?

  • Access more than 30 courses across eight different subjects;
  • Track your progress;
  • Print certificates of your learning achievements;
  • It’s also free!

For more information and to register, visit the Learn My Way website and input the centre number: 8001918

Online Centres Network

If you would like to take part in online learning, but don't own a computer or tablet visit the Online Centres Network website and input your postcode to find out where your nearest centre is to get access to online courses. To view all facilities in the local area, you will need to zoom out (-).