Based on the site of the old youth centre in Burden Road, the adult learning centre will provide courses for people aged 19 years plus who are looking to improve their skills, gain new qualifications for work or entry to higher education and those who might simply be looking for a new hobby.
Fully-refurbished, the centre will have three large training rooms and will run a much wider variety of courses for the residents of Beverley and surrounding area. The council’s existing employment and skills centre at 33 Lairgate will close and merge with the new adult learning centre. The team will be holding a number of events during September to throw open their doors to members of the public, including an open day for the whole community during early September.
Courses on offer from the Beverley centre will include courses that lead to a qualification such as ICT and computer skills, counselling, business administration, maths, English, photography, mentoring and teaching assistant qualifications.
If you fancy learning a new skill or hobby the centre also provides courses in crafts, creative writing, dress making, flower arranging and mindfulness courses on offer from September 2016. More courses will be added through the year, with family learning and seasonal courses on offer.
“This is a new vibrant centre delivering accessible and stimulating courses to help local residents improve their confidence and work/life prospects. We’re excited that we’ve now got our own purpose-built centre in Beverley and hope that as many residents come along and take a look when we open the doors to the public in September to see the opportunities available.”
“The opening of a new centre in Beverley is an important step in securing the long-term and sustainable delivery of adult learning in the East Riding.
“Ensuring residents have access to a variety of courses which can help them with employment and education or for hobbies and as a social outlet is a priority for the council as one of the region’s main economic drivers.
“The council would encourage residents to take a look at the course guides for the autumn term or come along to see the new centre when it’s open and see what is available.”
Residents wanting to know more about the courses that will be on offer can visit www.eastriding.gov.uk/learn or alternatively can call the service on (01482) 887670 to find out more.