Monday, September 25, 2017

Sign up to learn new skills from this September

Newport City Council offers a range of course through its Adult Community Learning (ACL) programme and Work Based Learning Academy (WBLA).

Residents can learn new skills, improve their career prospects or take up a new hobby. ; ;

ACL's new 2017 course prospectus is now available and includes GCSE and general education; ICT and digital literacy; cake decorating; dressmaking and sessions for adults with learning difficulties.

Essential skills classes help people improve their English and maths.

Some people may be eligible for a concession on tuition fees subject to certain conditions.

To find out more about the 2017 courses visit www.newport.gov.uk/communitylearning; email community.learningnewport.gov.uk or pop into Central Library in John Frost Square.

The Work Based Learning Academy also offers the opportunity for people to gain national vocational qualifications in a range of areas including child care; play development; sports development and health and social care. For more information contact wblanewport.gov.uk

Councillor Gail Giles, Newport City Council's cabinet member for education and skills, said: "Courses offered by ACL and the WBLA are perfect for people who want to improve their skills, either to help them find work or to improve their career choices.

"We are also still able to provide a limited number of courses for residents who want to take up a new hobby or enhance their talents.

"I would encourage people to take a look at the new prospectus to check out whether there is something that could broaden their horizons."

Source: http://www.newport.gov.uk/en/Council-Democracy/News/articles/2017/September-2017/Sign-up-to-learn-new-skills-from-this-September.aspx (Fri Sep 1st 2017)

Leanne Hughes
Leanne Hughes
Local News & Events, Welsh Politics
Caerphilly & Merthyr Tydfil

Let's Get Digital, Digital!

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All things digital will be celebrated in a ‘festival' at Central Library Hub next week.

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No wellies or glow-sticks are required for Digifest, a special event on Saturday, September 9 organised by Cardiff Library Service and Adult Community Learning Service.

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The digital fun from 10am to 5pm will include information stalls, seminars and workshops with activities available to suit a variety of ages and capabilities.

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The day will also provide an opportunity for people to enrol on a wide variety of Adult Community Learning courses including courses for help people gain skills they need to get back into work, exciting courses from crafts to computers and as well as accessible learning opportunities for adults with additional needs.

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Workshops in the festival include an ‘Appy hour' for all those confused by just what their smartphone or tablet can do, Minecraft club for children to build and explore their own world in a safe, offline environment, a local ancestry and family history workshop with Glamorgan Family History Society, a social media seminar, 3D printing demonstration, digital garden design and much more.

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Visitors to the library will also be able to find out about the latest cutting edge photography equipment available, learn about the latest virtual reality technology to help people gain an understanding of what it is like to suffer from dementia and lots of information about the activities and resources on offer in Cardiff Libraries.

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Cabinet Member for Housing and Communities, Cllr Lynda Thorne, said: "Digifest is a great initiative by Cardiff Libraries and Adult Community Learning to help people find out more about every day technology, how to get the best out of it and how to enjoy using it. There's a packed schedule of innovative activities running throughout the day for real novices to those who already embrace technology in their lives but want to learn more.

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