New education courses for adults

Adults across Northumberland are being offered the chance to improve their job prospects or train in a new discipline, thanks to Northumberland County Council’s Learning and Skills Service.
 
A series of new courses have been announced in the recently published ‘you live, you learn’ Learning and Skills Prospectus, covering skills based classes, job-related training, apprenticeships and employability improvement. 
 
The prospectus includes details of over 300 courses which will be held in Northumberland County Council's Adult Learning Centres across the county.
 
Northumberland County Councillor Wayne Daley, cabinet member with responsibility for adult learning said: “In 2018 our Learning and Skills service helped thousands of people onto adult learning courses, apprenticeships and into work, and this year we want to help even more.
 
“This prospectus has a strong focus on skills for work, with many of the courses designed to prepare people for the job opportunities within Northumberland.
 
“Similarly we’ve not forgotten people’s passion for learning for leisure and pleasure so there are new opportunities to get involved in developing your talents.
 
“I urge people to take a look, to see if there is a course that will help them to improve their future job prospects - or simply to enjoy learning a new skill.  Learning is a life-long journey.”
 
From beginners to seasoned students, young mums to jobseekers or retirees, the  programme of courses is wide and varied. 
The Spring prospectus includes: free short courses in digital skills, English and maths, customer service and retail, and getting started in the leisure industry. Free taster workshops courses are also available in Social Care and Education.  And a new free four week introductory course to childcare, excellent for anyone interested in a career working with children in early years or a school based environment. 
 
The specialist teams at the Learning and Skills service offer help and support to all residents and aim to keep courses free or low cost wherever possible.  There are a range of options to make studying affordable, such as bursary funds and flexible payments.
 
The Prospectus is being delivered to homes across Northumberland.
 
To enrol ring 0345 600 6400 or to download a copy of the prospectus visit www.northumberland.gov.uk/adultlearning 
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