The purpose of Community Learning is to develop the skills, confidence, motivation and resilience of adults of different ages and backgrounds in order to:
•improve their health and well-being, including mental health and/or
•progress towards formal learning or employment, and/or
•develop stronger communities
Through our ‘Pound Plus’ and local fee remissions approaches we will invest fee income and provide savings for the people who most need, and can least afford, community learning provision.
Pound Plus – the ‘Pound’ represents the public pound, the ‘Plus’ is everything else that we generate in addition to community learning funding allocation, such as fee income, funding from other sources, resources in kind and other sources of revenue / sponsorship / volunteering.
We operate a fair and transparent community learning local fee remission policy that requires individuals to pay a course / tuition / joining fee, but which also sets out clear eligibility criteria for those individuals who, due to their circumstances, qualify for either partial or total fee remission.