Brush up your learning skills

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Get on course and learn a new skill.

 Durham County Council’s Adult Learning and Skills Service offers a e range of courses in its new autumn 2015 Learning Guide.

 As well as helping students boost their skills, confidence and job prospects, courses offer the chance to meet new people and many can also lead to recognised qualifications.

 This year’s classes include maths and English up to GCSE equivalent, computer and technology courses and vocational qualifications in subjects including childcare, health and social care and business and administration.

 The service also offers apprenticeships at intermediate and advanced level in a wide range of areas including business administration, ICT, supporting teaching and learning in schools and customer service.

 Courses start in September but enrolment is already unde rway.

 Colin Ellison, adult learning and skills service learning delivery and curriculum manager, said: “Our courses are very popular with a wide range of people – from learners who are looking to gain extra qualifications to those who are simply looking for a new pastime or the chance to make new friends.

 Most courses are held in community venues, However, some are also available online. Download the guide at www.durham.gov.uk/adultlearning. You can also pick up a copy at your local library or Customer Access Point.

For further information on courses and how to enrol, contact the Adult Learning and Skills

Service on 03000 266 115 or email alss@durham.gov.uk