New year, new career: Learn Hillingdon courses for January 2023

Tuesday 20 December: Hillingdon Council's adult education service has just released its new programme of courses for the spring 2023 term which adults aged 19 and over can enrol on now to boost their professional or personal development.

Photo of a Learn Hillingdon class in session
The wide selection of more than 500 sessions on offer from January include cyber security and a six-week employability course that helps learners into work or a career change by identifying transferable skills and mastering CV writing and interviews.   

There are new courses for adults interested in careers in childcare, which include support teaching and understanding specific learning difficulties, for classroom-based roles; along with courses suitable for wider school support roles, such as safeguarding and mental health awareness.  

The new term also brings three new family focused learning courses — manage your money, healthy eating on a budget and how to emotionally support your child — which are free to residents and aimed particularly at parents with children attending Hillingdon schools. 

Learn Hillingdon's range of sustainable living courses have been enhanced for the spring term, with new sessions to help learners repurpose, reuse, recycle and save money in 2023.  Among the short courses on offer are being kitchen savvy with leftovers and ways to conserve heat and save money. 

The service also offers several courses for adults who want to improve their basic maths, English, or digital skills, which are completely free. 

Cllr Susan O'Brien, Hillingdon Council's Cabinet Member for Children, Families and Educations said: "This is a really impressive line-up of new courses for the January term that covers lots of areas, including money management and sustainability, that are particularly relevant to lots of residents right now.  I'm especially pleased to see that we're offering a qualification in cyber security, which is a growing industry, with the rise of cybercrime and I imagine there's a definite need for more, qualified online security experts in the jobs market. 

"I look forward to welcoming new and returning learners to our service in January." 

For more information about courses on offer at Learn Hillingdon, visit 

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