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Somerset Skills & Learning Autumn 2013 Courses

Thursday 26 September 2013, 21:04
By Jenny Sparkes

Local art class in actionIf you are looking for a change of career, to gain new qualifications, improve your health and well being or take up a new hobby then we probably have a learning opportunity for you.

Somerset Skills & Learning is your local provider of education, training and learning. We have 17 centres located in 14 different Somerset towns plus the use of village and community halls, so there should be something happening near you and there is plenty to choose from. The local centre is at King Arthur's Community School, Wincanton, Tel. 01963 31930.

The new Adult Learning Guide is packed with courses, training opportunities and work shops. Guitar for beginners, watercolour painting, Yoga, floristry, upholstery and computer courses for all levels of ability or interest are just some of the courses on offer in Wincanton. The new guide will let you know what, where and when things are happening in your area.

Somerset Skills & Learning are also one of the largest providers of apprenticeships and vocational training in the county and the guide lists the available opportunities. This year the new 24 Plus Advanced Learning Loan has been introduced to make training more accessible for adult learners at Level 3 or 4. This includes access to higher education, QCF certificates and diplomas, advanced and higher apprenticeships.

The Adult Learning Guide is out now in local centres, libraries and online and our courses are listed on the Calendar page of the Wincanton Window. Check out for more details.

Adult Learning Guide cover

Enrolments can be made online, at the Centre or by phoning 0845 688 0488.

Here are some of the courses that are starting soon, in and around Wincanton, plus a few that have already begun for reference.

Computer Courses:

Computing for the Curious and Terrified (started 19th September)
Entry level award in Computer and Online Basics (starts January 2014)
Introduction to Computers (starts October)
Carry on Computing (starts November)
ECDL (European Computer Driving Licence) Essentials and Extra (started 17th September)
MS Word Skills (started September 12th)
Touch Type on a PC (starts 10th October)

Arts and Craft courses:

Drawing in a Variety of Media (started 24th September)
Upholstery for All Abilities (started 25th September)
Painting and Drawing for All Abilities (starts November)
Watercolour for all Abilities (starts November, North Cadbury)


Yoga for Health and Wellbeing (started 18th September)
Yogaflex for a Healthy Spine (started 18th September)
Dynamic Yoga (started 19th September)


Functional Skills - English (started 11th September)
Guitar for Beginners (started 24th September)
British Sign Language - An Introduction (starts 3rd October, Ansford Academy)


Posts: 1
Reply #1 on : Sat January 10, 2015, 08:22:17
If you are going to advertise this could you please keep it up to date so I can make an informed choice. Thank you

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