Welcome to Rutland Adult Learning & Skills Service.

Working in partnership with Stamford College, we offer a range of learning opportunities aiming to upskill and boost productivity, pay, jobs and living standards, delivered through our well-equipped building on the outskirts of Oakham.

You can study English and Maths from Basic Skills to GCSE, along with a range of online qualifications. We also offer qualifications in Accounting and Bookkeeping, and host Stamford College’s local apprenticeship provision.

As part of our wellbeing offer, to encourage a sense of community, local pride and belonging, you can join courses in Pottery, Drawing, Fused Glass, Watercolour, Digital Photography, Languages and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). We can also help with creating or updating your CV or job search skills for free.

We offer concessions to those able to claim benefits or on low household income, and many of our qualifications are free to those who are eligible.

Get in touch and start your journey today!


Click on the thumbnail to see our September to December 2022 course guide.

Course Finder

Browse our wide range of courses to find one that suits you.


Everything you need to know about enrolling on a course.

Fees and Funding

Find out about our fees, funding and other financial support

Support Services

Our team is here to support you every step of the way.

Do you need more help to find the course you want? Click here for more information, or call 01572 758122 to speak to one of our friendly advisors.

Calling all potential  TUTORS


We are currently looking for an IT tutor to teach Digital Skills from basics up to level 2. Contact Rose for more information. rpusch@rutland.gov.uk

Do you have a new subject to offer? If so, we’d like to hear from you. We are always on the look out to add quality courses to our curriculum. Please contact Rose for more information. rpusch@rutland.gov.uk

VOLUNTEERS – we are currently looking for volunteers to help in a pottery class, and someone to help with a class of learners with physical and learning disabilities.  Please contact rpusch@rutland.gov.uk for an informal chat.  Volunteers are required to be DBS checked by the criminal records service but there is no cost involved.


How to enrol


Search for a course

Use our course finder to choose a course that suits you.

Reserve your place

Use the form on each course page to reserve your place.

Enrol and pay

Enrol by phone – 01572 758122 – or by post. For more information, see our How to Enrol page.
I’m a parent to three children and after an extremely tough few years, I was re-housed within Rutland.

I feel stronger and more confident and I’ve met some nice new friends.

I would strongly urge anybody to join a course at RALS and get something back for the better in your life and improve your confidence and self-esteem.


Health & Social Care

I am in the advanced Italian Class

My experience is that through having attended the adult education classes my Italian has improved beyond my wildest expectations.

I now converse comfortably face to face and on the phone, whilst thinking in Italian.

Working Student

Advanced Italian

At my interview I was asked about what I had been doing. I mentioned I had college on a Thursday and they were impressed with what I had been doing.

It has taken a little while to do but it is worth it in the end.

I enjoy coming to see my friends in class and interact with them.

First day at work tomorrow!


First Steps Learner