Adult learning 2013

21 Dec 2012 @ 10.44 am
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Issued by City of York Council

With the New Year almost here, City of York Council’s ‘Learning for Everyone’ adult learning programme is now available with new and improved courses for 2013.

The inspiring programme hosts a variety of courses to suit most interests and hobbies, alongside courses to help improve skills for work and self-employment, with knowledgeable and helpful tutors who know how to make their subject come alive.

Following public requests, this year’s list of courses includes more half-day and one-day workshops and short programmes, to make it easier for people to fit learning into their lives.

The programme includes popular courses to support people’s training and work needs, including book-keeping and counselling, some of which are accredited courses and can count towards recognised qualifications.

This year’s programme has taken on board the rising interest in practical craft skills and includes courses on making hand-tied bouquets, button holes and corsages, plus woodwork and embroidery classes.

Also on offer are courses on how to make the most out of new technologies, including ‘Get to know your iPad’ and ‘An introduction to Apple Mac computers’.

Cllr Janet Looker, Cabinet Member for Education, Children and Young People, said: “Learning for Everyone boasts the biggest number of part-time adult learning courses in the city, with lots of opportunities for adults to gain new skills or better their knowledge in a wide range of subjects.

“It’s great to see the programme extended to offer even more courses for the coming year, in line with changing cultures and residents’ requests.”

As part of Adult Learners Week 2013 there will also be an Adult Learners’ Awards Ceremony, with nine different categories for which anyone can nominate an adult learner. Nomination details will be announced in January.

For more information or to book a course, visit www.yortime.org.uk. Brochures can be found in local libraries and other community outlets.


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