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Local Centre FAQs

Whan can I start? - In most cases you can start at anytime, 51 weeks of the year (We're closed between Christmas and New Year).

Where can I study? Click here for class days and times

Is there a limit on the number of places? - Most centres have at least 8 PCs. You can start your course at anytime however there may be a small waiting list for a centre PC. Don't worry, we have two solutions where there are waiting lists. Solution 1 - Bring your own laptop and connect to our free wifi. Solution 2 - Touch base with your tutor on a monthly basis whilst working from home with email & telephone support.

Is there a cost to learndirect? Most learndirect courses are just £15 (ie part funded by the Welsh Government). There are a small percentage of courses such as Customer Service and Management that have no funding and cost a little more. Certificate will be issued via email and can be printed by the learner. Learners have the option to purchase certificates on card from just £1. Learners are expected to attended classes on a regular basis – however should a learner fail to attend a class for more than 4 weeks a re-enrolment fee will apply - those studying via distance learning and fail to complete within 80 days, (ie not a learndirect centre attendee) will be required to pay an small fee to cover the loss of completion funding . 

Enrolment Fees (learndirect community venue):

Single Course (Part Funded) £15 
Unlimited Course enrolments until 30th June 2017 (Part Funded) £35
Employability £FREE 

Non funded courses £POE (click here)

Enrolment Fees - 80 day access (home/distance learners):
Single Course (Part Funded) £36 
Non funded courses £POE (click here)

Is there any funding available?
It is possible that there may be funder available to cover your enrolment fee. For more information please contact your nearest Careers Wales office or Communities First office.

Can I study learndirect units outside of Wales?

Yes, however we would have to charge for each unit as we only have government funding for learners who live in Wales. Before you enrol on a unit with us we recommend you visit www.learndirect.co.uk and find your nearest learndirect centre as your nearest centre can access government funding to cover your fees!