Free activities during Adult Learners' Week

30th April 2010 4:12pm - Return to press releases

Mick Mather 120 X 178 .jpgEast Riding College is hosting a series of free mini courses, activities and information sessions to celebrate Adult Learners' Week 2010.
The events range from quick drop-in sessions to one-hour tasters on a variety of subjects, to advice clinics and family fun.  Visitors will be able to find out more about full-time, part-time and higher education courses.
The national celebration of adult education takes place from May 15 to 21 but the College is holding events on and around the dates of its open events on May 11 and 18.

Mick Mather (pictured), school and community liaison manager, said: "Adult Learners' Week is all about encouraging adults of any age to give learning a go so we've organised a selection of activities and information sessions to allow people to talk to tutors or to dip their toe in and see if they like a particular subject.
"Everything will be really relaxed and informal so it's an ideal opportunity to get back into learning if you've been out of education for some time or just to come along to visit the College."

The first events will be held at the College's campus in Gallows Lane, Beverley, on Tuesday, May 11, when people will be able to find out about courses in teacher training, hospitality, sport and public services and higher education courses in sport, learning support, early years, health and social care, business management and digital media. Visitors will also be able to have a quick go at Spanish, French or Italian. Brickwork taster events will also be held at the Beverley campus on May 18 and 19. 

Events will be held at the College's campus in St Mary's Walk, Bridlington, on Tuesday and Wednesday May 18 and 19. The May 19 event sees the college host a wide range of activities in partnership with learning providers from the Bridlington area. Sessions wilI include an introduction to Access to Higher Education courses and information on foundation degrees, teacher training and courses in hospitality, sport, public services and travel and tourism, plus details of higher education courses in sport and computing. Taster sessions will be held on brickwork, joinery, car maintenance, Spanish, Italian, improving your career prospects, basic maths, sign language, graphic design, counselling, baking and making bags.

There will also be an interactive quiz, family craft fun and information sessions from the University of Hull and the Open University.
The learning providers event will run from 1pm to 5pm on May 19 with a variety of stands in the entrance "atrium" of the College.
The College's open events for young people who are taking their GCSEs this year and people who are thinking of doing full-time, part-time and higher education courses will be held at the Beverley campus from 4pm to 7pm on Tuesday, May 11, and from 4pm to 7pm on Tuesday, May 18.
For more information about the Adult Learners' Week events or for a leaflet detailing all the events, visit or call 0845 120 0037.


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