Overview of Community Education
The Community Education and Development Programme is one of the gems of the Department of Community and Cultural Affairs. This programme provides a wide range of courses on a non-credit basis, available across our island, to capture and stimulate the interest of our residents. Community Education is a process that concerns itself with the well-being of our citizens. It is a life-long learning process to create awareness, identifies needs, concerns and challenges of the community toward providing assistance in the development of programmes, initiatives, facilities, staff and leadership toward the end of improving the entire community. The courses offered are designed for learners of all ages, from children to seniors.
Community Education classes are offered on a non-credit basis. These ‘life-long learning’ classes allow individuals of all ages the opportunity to explore new fields, sharpen professional skills, and enrich their personal lives.
The Community Education and Development Programme, in partnership with the Department of Education, makes it possible to offer these classes via the utilization of Government school facilities to all residents of the community. Instructors are people in the community who have exceptional knowledge about a given subject. College degrees are not necessarily required. The Community Education and Development Programme strives to present classes that meet both the needs and desires of the community.
Online Registration for Community Education begins 2 weeks prior to the start of classes each term. Class schedule brochures are available online, at the Department of Community and Cultural Affairs offices and at the Cultural Education and Development Offices.
National Community Education Association (NCEA)
3929 Old Lee Highway, Suite 91A Fairfax, Virginia 22030-2401 U.S.A.
International Community Education Association (ICEA)
Institute for Community Education International Academy (INAgGmbli)
Free University for Berlin, Koenigin-Luise-Strasse
24-261-14195 Berlin, Germany
National Centre for Community Education
1017 Avon Street Flint, Michigan 48502, U.S.A.
Bermuda Community Education Advisory Council
72 Middle Road, Warwick WK 07, Bermuda
72 Middle Road Warwick, WK BX.
Telephone: 236-0829 Fax: 236-1980
81 Court Street
Hamilton HM EX
Telephone: 292-7735 Fax: 292-7786
St. George’s Office:
2 Westcott Road,
Southside, St. David’s
Telephone: 292-7007 Fax: 297-0386