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.

Our training courses are tailored to meet your needs and are available to anyone over the age of 19 living in North West Chelmsford. Whether you are a beginner or just need a refresher course, we can offer a course to suit you.

English language
Would you like to learn or improve your English language skills? We offer classes for speakers of other languages who wish to improve their English and gain recognised qualifications.

Would you like to improve or learn maths skills? We offer free numeracy classes. All levels are catered for. Learn at your own pace and gain recognised qualifications.

Vocational Training

We offer a range of vocational training opportunities to support you in your development and please contact us on 0300 555 0500 to find out more.

Computer skills
Would you like to learn about computers or understand how to navigate websites? Whether you have never even turned a computer on or would like to improve your skills, we offer a range of computer courses for all abilities.

Employment and training
If you need somewhere to search and apply for jobs, or need advice on creating a CV and writing covering letters, come along to the drop-in session - every Monday and Friday 1pm-3.30pm.

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.

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. They are currently offering free access to their informal social activities and online courses until the end of July 2020 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 (-).