In exchange for free time helping the community, volunteers in Buckinghamshire can enrol onto adult learning courses.
The programme, run in conjunction with national charity Spice, aims to provide a way for local people to become more involved in their communities. Across the country, more than 16,000 people have benefited from using Time Credits.
Volunteers can spend their Time Credits on any adult learning course excluding work-based learning, all weekend courses and those courses which result in a qualification at Level 3 or above. Courses last from one-day to one-year, and most classes are two hours long. To view adult learning courses, please click here.
To book a course, you will need to work out how many Time Credits you need by calculating the hours of the course. For example, if the course has 20 hours, 20 Time Credits should be used. Payment cannot be a mixture of cash and Time Credits. Any supplements, exam fees or materials must be paid for separately. There is also a separate £10 annual registration fee for all learners that will be required to pay upon enrolment. If you are on a means tested benefits, you may be able to get help with costs, please click here for more information.