Northumberland Adult Learning Service offers a wide range of
informal clubs and groups. From photography to nature walks, yoga
classes to bridge clubs....we believe there is something for
Clubs and Group Levels
Informal clubs and groups cater for beginners through to
Beginners - are designed for people with no previous
knowledge or experience of the subject
Intermediate - are designed for people who have some knowledge
or experience in the subject
Advanced - are designed for people who have good knowledge or
experience in the subject
Types of Clubs and Groups
Self Programming Clubs and Groups
Some clubs are self-programming where there is no club leader or
tutor and group members teach and support each other. New members
are always welcome and will be well looked after by experienced
members. These clubs and groups do not have any examinations or
Taught Clubs and Groups
Other clubs and groups are just like traditionally taught
courses and will have a club leader or tutor.These clubs and groups
do not have any examinations or external assessment.
Private Clubs and Groups
Private clubs and groups often use our premises to meet. We
often advertise these in our prospectus to support our local
communities. These may be a mix of member activities and taught
classes, but this will be determined and arranged by the group.
if you need any advice on whether the club or group is right for
you, contact the centre where you are thinking of enrolling and we
will out you in touch with the group leader.
Examples of Clubs and Groups on Offer in 2011/2012
Each area of the County offers different clubs and groups
throughout the year. Full details are in our prospectus which you
can download from our brochures page. Examples of what is on offer
in 2011/2012 are listed below.
Arts and Crafts: Art
Appreciation, Print Making, China Restoration, Soft
Furnishings, Card Making, Christmas Themed Workshops, Felt Making,
Flower Arranging, Patchwork & Quilting, Stained Glass, Stick
Dressing, Jewellery Making
Sports and Fitness Clubs: Soccer Clubs,
Badminton Club, Body Sculpt, Keep Fit Classes, Golf, Yoga and
Pilates, Bird Watching & Wildlife Walks, Dog Obedience
Music, Dance and Drama: Guitar Clubs,
Northumbrian Piping, Egyptian Dance, Tribal Belly Dance, Ballroom
Dancing, Salsa Dancing, Country Dancing
Health and Wellbeing: Indian Head
Massage, Meditation for Everyone, Reflexology, Self Help, Pamper
Information Technology: Computer Club,
Podcasting, Blogging, Tweeting & Texting Workshops, Digital
Languages, Literature and Culture: French,
Italian, Russian and Spanish Conversation Clubs, Creative
Other Groups: Bridge , Dog Obedience and
Cookery: Cookery Demonstrations and Tasters,
Sugarcraft, Food Hygiene
Business lectures: Credit Management, Business
to Business Networking, Social Media for Business, Viral Marketing,
Online Buying and Selling
The fees for these courses cover all the costs of the course and
do not have any public funding or subsidy to help fund them.
Therefore we cannot offer any fee remission, concessions or
reductions in fees for these clubs and groups.
How to Enrol
We hold enrolment events, take enrolments by telephone, post and
in person. Information on how to enrol for each centre is detailed
in each of our area brochures.
Do you want to email us your enrolment form?
Alternatively you can download our enrolment form from the
popular documents section below.
Once you have completed the form you will need to make sure you
email it to the person detailed in the table below who is
responsible for the venue your course will be held at.
Look in our brochures to check where your course will be