Lifelong Learning – Adult Literacy, Numeracy, and ESOL

Lifelong Learning and Employability’s Adult Literacy, Numeracy and ESOL offers courses and one to one support for adults who want to improve their reading, writing, listening and speaking skills, using numbers and basic computer skills.

Service Description

Midlothian Council has a range of services to support the mental health of residents in the county, as well as the Healthy Working Lives programme for its employees. All services are open to all and accessible, with friendly and welcoming staff. If the council cannot help, you will be signposted to another appropriate local service.

The team also offer help with driving test theory and have lipreading classes for those with acquired hearing loss.  Learners can work towards an SQA certificate in Communications, Numeracy, Basic IT and Steps to Employment.  Classes in English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) take place throughout Midlothian to enable people to develop their skills in written and spoken English and gain qualifications.

Service Categories


Intended Client Groups:

  • Other
    • People who have identified their learning goals as that of everyday English &/or Maths

Applicants for this service should also meet this condition:

Potential learner must have literacy or numeracy goals and be able to articulate the kinds of difficulties they have in their everyday, daily life.
People who do not speak English as their first language who are looking to improve their English skills.


Self Referral

This service accepts direct self referrals.

Agency Referral

a very wide range of agencies

By Appointment

This service is available by appointment only.

Contact Info. & Service Address

3 Eskdaill Court
EH22 1AG

Facilities & Access

This service has the following facilities:

  • Public Parking
    We're based in the centre of Dalkeith
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Creche facilities are not available at this location.


Public Transport Information

Any route to centre of Dalkeith.

Staff can go to community venues across Midlothian to meet potential MALANI learner initially. After joining a groups, you will have to make your own way there on a regular weekly basis.

Lothian Buses Site for routes and timetables.

Provider's Name: Midlothian Council

Type: Local Council

Midlothian Council is one of the 32 Local Government councils in Scotland covering the Midlothian area.

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