Welcome to Rutland Adult Learning & Skills Service.


Part of Rutland County Council, 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 could study English, Maths and IT from the basics to Functional Skills qualifications, gain life-saving First Aid knowledge, explore a variety of arts and crafts, learn a new language, build independent living skills and more. 

We offer concessions on course fees if you claim certain benefits or have a low household income, and many of our qualifications are fully funded.

Through our free Information, Advice and Guidance Service, we can also help with creating or updating your CV, searching for or applying for jobs, or finding the appropriate course.


Get in touch and start your journey today!


Click on the thumbnail to see our April to July 2024 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.

Can you teach a subject that we don’t currently offer? If so, we’d like to hear from you. We are looking for new subjects to expand our curriculum.

Please contact Rose Pusch at rpusch@rutland.gov.uk for more information.


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.

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