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Free Taster Courses for Adults at The West Somerset Community College

Published: 12th June 2013 14:39

West Somerset Community College will be running a range of free six hour long taster courses during the month of July which are open to anybody over the age of 18.

The courses which will cover a range of vocational subjects including Living Off The Land -Introduction to Small Holding, IT – Practical uses for the Internet, Tablets and Desktop Computers and an Introduction to Hairdressing are designed to give those considering a career change, developing their professional skills or pursuing a new interest the opportunity to experience learning in a modern training environment.

The West Somerset Community College Skills & Enterprise Centre 

 Assistant Principal of Vocational Education, Marguerite Bowden said:

“Many adults feel that there are a number of barriers preventing them from returning to education such as family and work commitments, travelling or cost. We would like to show the local community that there is provision for flexible, affordable training right on their doorstep. Our classrooms are professional workshops, salons, a training kitchen and restaurant enabling people to learn in realistic working environments gaining the skills and experience needed for industry. These courses will allow people to come and give it a go with no obligation. ”

The college has run a number of successful programmes for adult learners during 2013 including computer workshops for the local U3A group,  a taster day for Magna Residents, a comprehensive programme of short courses aimed at getting people back into work and training for the staff of numerous local businesses helping them to develop their professional skills or gain industry standard accreditations.

Frances Jones, Peter Lappage and Elizabeth Hodges at a recent IT training session for the U3A 

The college also runs a range of recreational short courses for adults that would like to pursue new interests or learn skills to help them outside of their professional lives such as the popular ladies only vehicle maintenance course and introductions to basic building & construction skills.

Training Officer Rebecca Brown says:“Learning doesn’t have to be solely about career development, the college runs a range of recreational courses for adults covering everything from bread making to first aid”

A comprehensive list of available courses can be found on The West Somerset Community College website www.westsomerset.wd-uk.com. If you would like to find out more or book onto a course please contact Beccy Brown on 01643 700369 or email wscctraining@educ.somerset.gov.uk.

The free courses available are as follows:

All course run from 9am – 4pm (except IT which is as detailed below)

 An Introduction to Beauty & Complimentary Therapies – Mon 8 July

An Introduction to Bricklaying – Mon 8 July

An Introduction to Hairdressing – Tues 9 July

An Introduction to Vehicle Maintenance – Wed 10 July

An introduction to Plumbing - Mon 15 July

An Introduction to Carpentry – Mon 15 July

Everyday Numeracy – Wed 17 July

An Introduction to Professional Cookery – Wed 17 July

Living Off the Land – An Introduction to Small Holding & Horticulture – Wed 17 July

IT (The Internet, Tablets & Desktop Computers) – 25 &26 July 1-4pm (both sessions must be attended)


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