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Service Name: COMMUNITY LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT SERVICE - Work with Adults and Communities
Address: West Lothian Council, West Lothian Civic Centre, Howden South Road, Livingston, EH54 6FF
Telephone: 01506 281275
Fax: n/a
Email: ian.mcintosh@westlothian.gov.uk  (Manager, Work With Adults and Communities)
Website: www.westlothian.gov.uk/Community-life-and-leisure/284/
Who is the service for?: n/a
Further information:

The purpose of Adult Learning in West Lothian is to:
Raise standards of achievement in learning for adults through community based lifelong learning opportunities incorporating the core skills of literacy, numeracy, communications, working with others, problem-solving and information communications technology (ICT).

Build community capacity and influence by enabling individuals, groups and communities to develop the confidence, understanding and skills required to influence decision making and service delivery. This includes enabling communities to provide and manage services to meet community needs.

The target audience for work with adults will be those of working age who need additional support for core skills such as literacy and numeracy, ICT skills, working with others and English as a Second Other Language.

The service will also provide opportunities for Educational Guidance to those who wish to progress to further learning.

Present priorities:

  • English as a Second Other Language course

  • PC Passport (ICT skills)

  • Voluntary organisations training calendar

  • Community based Adult Learning courses including health Issues, Parent support, Family Learning and Environmental Play