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AgeWell – Courses exclusively for over 60s

Are you aged over 60, and looking for a way to learn new skills, meet new people and find a new hobby? AgeWell is a programme of fantastic courses designed to do just that.

Courses for Adults Over 60

Our popular AgeWell courses are designed to support you through education to improve your health and wellbeing. We offer courses covering a huge variety of subjects, including painting, languages, Tai Chi, computing and digital skills. It is a great way to try something new or reconnect with an old hobby.

Courses are available in the daytime, evenings and weekends in venues across Dorset to enable you to find something that suits you and your lifestyle. We recommend booking in advance as these courses are very popular. Please note, we offer priority spaces to those living alone.

If you are interested in courses for adults over 60, you may also like our Family Learning courses. These are designed for parents and grandparents of children under 16 yrs and can help build better family relationships and learning.

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What is an AgeWell course?

Our AgeWell courses are specifically designed for those who are over 60 and looking to learn new skills or take up a hobby and meet new people. We offer a wide variety of courses from painting, yoga and tai chi to computing and digital skills. These courses are designed to help you learn something new whilst also supporting you to improve your health and wellbeing.

Why do an AgeWell course?

There are many benefits to taking an AgeWell course with Skills & Learning as enrolling on a course gives you the opportunity to develop new skills or build on existing skills and also gives you the opportunity to meet new like-minded people to socialise with. Taking an AgeWell course is perfect for anyone over 60 looking to explore new interests and take part in engaging activities that are aimed at supporting their physical and mental health.

How often do AgeWell courses run?

Our AgeWell courses run all year round in a variety of different subjects with a new programme of courses released every September. So, there is something for everyone.

What do you learn on an AgeWell course?

On an AgeWell course you will be able to develop your skills and knowledge in your chosen subject and improve your sense of wellbeing through connecting with others and learning something new or reconnecting with an old hobby or interest.

Enrolling on an AgeWell course can help you…

Support your health and wellbeing

Finding a new interest and developing your skills are fantastic ways to support both your physical and mental health.

Meet new like-minded people

Getting to know other learners throughout your course is a great way to find a new social circle and further your interests with them.

Develop new and existing skills

Enrolling on a course gives you opportunities to both find new skills and build on existing talents to share with your family and friends.

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How do I enrol?

You can enrol for any of our courses in 2 ways:


Find a course and can click the ‘Enrol on this course’ button to be taken to an application form to enrol on the course.

By phone

Find a course and call us on 01202 123444. Please remember to check our opening hours first.

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