Try new skills for the New Year with 2019 adult learning courses

Mon, 17 Dec 2018

East Riding of Yorkshire Council is offering learners aged 19 years and over the perfect start to the New Year with its 2019 course launch and free Try Week in January.

The courses that are available to view and book online now outline an exciting range of part time adult learning courses, and adult learners are encouraged to apply now in time for places in January.

But that’s not all on offer.

From 7-12 January, and back by popular demand, there will be a Try Week – an opportunity to fulfil one New Year’s resolution by looking at suitable courses.

Among the many Try Courses to choose from are Try conversational Spanish, Try costume making for school events/parties, Try counselling, Try creative writing, Try dressmaking, Try felt flowers, Try self-esteem and confidence building, Try tablets and smartphones, and Try using a computer.

Each two-hour Try course gives adults an idea of what goes on in a classroom and a chance to meet our dedicated and fantastic tutors.

There is also a brand new taste and test course in Polish, which is slightly different to a Try course. Learners are welcomed to experience the not-yet available taste and test course and tell us what they think in order for them to develop into a new course.

The choice for 2019 doesn’t end there, as there is a brand new cookery classroom at the Cottingham Adult Learning Centre. The council is excited to open its doors of the centre to this particular course, and is encouraging adults to come along and join it.

For those residents who may find a new smartphone or tablet in their stocking this Christmas, the team is also teaming up with local libraries to deliver their New Year, New Gadget courses. Over three hours, local residents can get top tips and advice to get the most from their new gadget.

The main courses available in 2019 include counselling and mental health, health and wellbeing, computer and digital skills, languages, photography, personal development and employability, and working with children.

Sara Arnold, employment, education and skills group manager at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “Adult learning can impact on so many areas of a person’s life.

“It can build your skills to find work, improve your health and wellbeing and provide the confidence and motivation that you need to make a contribution in today’s fast-paced world.

“If you’re thinking about adult learning, but are not 100% sure, January is the ideal time to come along and give us a try with no pressure to commit to anything further.”

Course booking is essential, and learners who receive certain benefits may be eligible for fee discounts, help towards the cost of the course, or a concession.

More information, along with an online booking function, can be found at www.eastriding.gov.uk/learn or, alternatively, learners can call or visit their nearest Adult Learning Centre.