The Blue Sky Derby research project will soon be coming to an end. But it is not too late to join. We are offering you a free 6 week course to see if a short community learning programme can improve mood and wellbeing. More information on the courses can be found here.

Blue Sky courses are open to almost everyone. There are just a few project criteria that you will need to meet. Staff and Tutors are welcome to participate.

Whether you are experiencing stress, worry, feeling down, have sleep problems or would describe yourself as being generally quite well, we would like to invite you to one of our introduction meetings where we can explore together if you are eligible.

If a Blue Sky Derby Course is right for you, you can select from one of the following courses:

  • how to use an iPad
  • digital photos and editing
  • wellbeing through music
  • slow stitching
  • paper craft diaries for wellbeing
  • creative writing
  • different crochet styles
  • diaries for wellbeing
  • tai chi qigong and relaxation
  • Discovering the outdoors: Earth, wind and fire (and water)
  • Learners with Learning Difficulties (LLDD) Blue Sky Café

Please see the attached brochure for courses that you can attend.

For more information about the courses, or to arrange an introduction meeting, please contact the Derby Adult Learning Service on 01332 717900 or email