Free taster courses during Adult Learners' Week

3rd May 2013 2:13pm - Return to press releases

Adult Learners' Week taster sessionsA range of free activities will be taking place at East Riding College later this month for adults who are thinking of learning for their career or as a hobby.
The classes are to be held as part of Adult Learners’ Week, which runs from May 18 to 24 and encourages adults of all ages to learn something new with a view to going on to further study. 
There will be activities in brickwork, joinery, plastering, music, access to higher education, literacy and numeracy, art and design, beauty therapy and hairdressing across the campuses in Gallows Lane, Beverley, and St Mary’s Walk, Bridlington, and the site in St James Street, Hull.

Guidance services manager Melanie Brown said: “Adult Learners’ Week is the UK’s largest annual celebration of learning and involves thousands of events and activities nationwide.
“These free taster classes are an excellent opportunity to dip your toe in the water and see if you would like to take it to the next level by accessing one of our wide range of courses starting in September, whether it’s as a hobby or to improve your CV with a formal qualification.”

To book a place, call 0845 120 0037 or email as soon as possible as places for each session are limited.

The full list of activities is as follows:

Monday, May 20:
Brickwork: Beverley, 10am to noon; Bridlington 10am to noon
Joinery: Beverley, 10am to noon; Bridlington 10am to noon
Plastering: Bridlington 10am to noon
How to release your own music: Hull, 10am to noon

Tuesday, May 21:
Access to higher education: Beverley, 12.30pm to 3.30pm
Literacy and numeracy: Bridlington, 9.30am to 11.30am

Wednesday, May 22:
Art and design: Bridlington, 3pm to 4pm
(Turning 2D into 3D – pop-up card workshop)

Thursday, May 23:
Literacy and numeracy: Beverley, 9.30am to 11.30am
Introduction to beauty therapy: Beverley, 9.30am to noon
Introduction to hairdressing: Beverley, 9.30am to noon


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For more information about this press release, call Matthew Croshaw, marketing and communications manager, on 01482 306612 or email