Are you thinking about taking a course, but need some ideas? Then the perfect way to get started, if you are a curious beginner, is to come along to one of the free adult learner taster sessions in November.
Taster Sessions are two hours long and aim to give potential learners an idea of what goes on in the classroom, what kind of things they can learn as well as an opportunity to meet staff and tutors.
In two hours, potential learners will get to try a subject that they are interested in, learn a new skill and, on the majority of courses, have something to take home with them.
For example, the paper craft taster session will teach learners hot to make a beautiful snowflake decoration for Christmas using paper. They can take this home with them and potentially sign up to other craft courses in the lead up to Christmas.
The taster courses on offer include costume making, counselling, creative writing, dressmaking, flower arranging, mentoring, mindfulness, paper craft, photography, supporting teaching and learning in schools, getting to grips with a tablet and vintage craft. Centres will also be holding English, maths and IT information sessions where residents can find out more about what it’s like to learn these subjects.
“Taster sessions are designed to let people try adult learning before they buy! You might have been thinking about a course for a while, but don’t want to commit to eight weeks, or you might want to get some qualifications for work, but didn’t get on at school and think adult learning may be the same.
“Taster sessions are the ideal opportunity to test the water and there’s no pressure to commit to anything further. You may just find something that you really enjoy!”