Adult and Family Learning - Moray

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Many people have some difficulty with the everyday use of numbers, writing or spelling. The Essential Skills service is here to support adults to develop their existing skills in reading, writing, numeracy, problem solving and communication.

We provide a variety of opportunities for you to develop your skills. Many learners meet one to one with a tutor, while some join small groups of learners who all have similar goals. You might have a specific goal in mind, such as your driving theory test. You might be preparing for further education or already be working towards a qualification or entrance exam to public services, e.g. the police. Other learners have goals such as improving their maths skills in order to manage their money better. You may want to be able to support your children with their homework. Come to us with your goal in mind and we'll work out how to help you get where you want to be.

Services Offered

  • Adult Learning
  • Education


  • disabled parking
  • lift available

After you've made initial contact with the service, each new learner is asked to meet with one of our Adult Learning Coordinators. At this meeting we discuss a flexible learning plan to best suit their needs and look at solutions to any problems that may make participation difficult e.g. childcare, transport costs, shift work etc. The coordinator will then match the learner with a tutor. Learners are either matched with a volunteer tutor or else the coordinator will be their tutor. Meetings always take place in community centres, libraries or other council buildings.

Contact details


Essential Skills
Elgin Library
Cooper Park
IV30 1HS

Contact Number

07966 120 572

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Last Updated: 10/10/2023
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