Local History - Getting Started - Historic Local Buildings

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These courses are provided free for Derbyshire (UK) residents, you will need to provide a valid Derbyshire based home address.

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Approximate course length:

2 Hours

This course is for:

Anyone who would like to discover and know more about the historic buildings around us

The course will cover:

• Researching local buildings

• What to look for when choosing a building

• The significance of the building and those that have used it/still use it

• The reasons why people feel so protective of the history around them

This course will be delivered remotely via Zoom so you will be part of a live class, with a tutor, but with everyone doing the lessons at their own home.

You will be given the support you require for your individual development.

There are no exams or formal assessments.

There will be chance to ask questions and put what you have learned into practice.

Work outside of sessions:

This is not required, though we hope you will want to put what you have learned into practice.

Additional costs and what to prepare:

You will need either a smart phone, tablet, laptop or other computer with internet access to do the course via a link you will be sent.

To download information about your course visit:

How to access your course:

You will be sent an email at least 24 hours before your Zoom/Teams course is due to start with joining instructions.

Progression from this course:

You may wish to progress to a more in-depth course that will put your newly learnt research skills to the test. Discuss your next steps with your tutor or centre staff.

For further information about our current course programme or on the additional support we offer visit:

For impartial information, advice and guidance on careers and learning visit or ask about the support available from your local Careers Coach.

For further information on our summer 2021 term programme or on the additional support we offer visit:


Before booking onto this course, please read the Derbyshire Adult Education Learner Entitlement

When you book onto the course you need to provide Personal Information. To see the privacy notice issued by the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), on behalf of the Secretary of State for the Department of Education (DfE), please visit Education and Skills Funding Agency privacy notice: April 2019

What can you expect from DACES?

Safeguarding and Prevent

Whilst on our on-line courses you can expect a safe space, free from abuse, bullying, discrimination or threat. Click on the following link for more information: Safeguarding and Prevent

If you have any concerns/queries regarding safeguarding/prevent please report these to your tutor or email:

Further information:

We are offering a reduced programme of courses in our centres which is subject to change due to the current COVID 19 situation. For more information and to view our Summer 2021 brochure visit our website

You can also keep up to date with the learning opportunities that we currently have through our Facebook page.

Or sign up for our newsletter Adult Community Education Newsletter

We wish you every success with your course. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any comments or enquiries at

Careers Support:

Careers Service

Do you need help to discover your digital skills and to look for online learning/courses? Or do you want help with finding and applying for jobs?

Derbyshire County Council Careers Service offers impartial information, advice and guidance to adults on employment and learning.

Our staff are experienced and qualified to a minimum of Level 4 in Information, Advice and Guidance

✔Friendly, supportive and adaptable to learner needs

✔Impartial and able to advise on and refer to a wide range of local provision

During the COVID-19 outbreak our centres are closed for face-to-face appointments, but we’re still offering impartial information, advice and guidance in other ways. Support will be available via video calls, telephone, text and / or email.

Please get in contact with your local Careers Coach:

Becky Stancill 07767 670797 Valley - AlfretonBolsover and North East Derbyshire - Bolsover / Clay Cross / ShirebrookChris Ellerington 07896 804096 Valley - HeanorErewash - Ilkeston / Long EatonSouth Derbyshire and South Dales - Swadlincote

Sarah Kelly 07967 391263 Peak and North Dales - Buxton / Glossop / New MillsWendy Leigh 07717 303855 Valley - AlfretonBolsover and North East Derbyshire - Dronfield / EckingtonChesterfield - Chesterfield / Staveley

Yvonne Power 07967 308873 Valley - BelperHigh Peak and North Dales - MatlockSouth Derbyshire and South Dales - Ashbourne

For impartial information, advice and guidance on careers and learning visit

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