Thinking about getting back into learning? Why not ‘have a go’?

Published: Wednesday, 13th June 2018

People looking to learn something new are invited to free ‘have a go’ sessions with Stoke Adult and Community Learning – as part of Festival of Learning 2018.

Every year, the Festival of Learning celebrates achievements of adult learners across the country and encourages people to take part in lifelong learning.

June is ‘have a go’ month in the Festival of Learning calendar and organisations across the country are encouraging more people to get into learning by offering taster sessions.

Adult and Community Learning is offering free tasters in subjects such as first aid, e-safety, maths and English, for those who may want to get back into learning, but would rather try something out before committing to it.

The list of courses that people can ‘have a go’ at are:

E-safety: Find out what you can do to help keep the kids safe online
Thursday 14 June, 9:30am – 12pm at Stoke Library

Using the internet: Learn skills to help you use the internet everyday
Thursday 28 June, 9:30am – 12pm at Stoke Library

Becoming an artist: Beginner artists can learn tips and tricks
Thursday 28 June, 10:30am – 12:30pm at One Smithfield, Hanley

Saving a life: Learn basic first aid skills
Thursday 28 June, 10:30am – 12:30pm at One Smithfield, Hanley

Maths skills: Thinking about signing up to a maths course? Try it out first!
Thursday 28 June, 10:30am – 12:30pm at One Smithfield, Hanley

English skills: Thinking about signing up to an English course? Try it out first! Thursday 28 June, 10:30am – 12:30pm at One Smithfield, Hanley

Councillor Janine Bridges, cabinet member for education, said: “learning doesn’t stop with school, but going back to education as an adult can be scary and it can be tough to find the time. The ‘have a go’ workshops are the perfect opportunity for anyone thinking about going back into education, to try it out! Education is something that stays with you forever, you’re never too old to learn something new and it is a way of gaining new skills and qualifications to further or even change your career!”

Stacey Hargreaves, adult learning support officer at Adult and Community Learning said, “We are very excited to be part of the Festival of Learning this year by showcasing a sample of what Adult and Community Learning has to offer. As well as those offered as ‘have a go’ sessions, the courses we run cover a variety of subjects and are available on different days and times. Adult learning is an important part of what we do and we look forward to opening our doors to anyone who is interested, and helping them to kick-start their learning journey.”

Adult and Community Learning offer courses in a number of subjects such as art, ICT, languages, English and maths. For more information and to book on to a ‘have a go’ session, visit www.stoke.gov.uk/adultlearning or call 01782 234775

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