Looking to learn something new this year?

09/01/2018, PR8724

Wakefield Council’s Adult and Community Education Service offers over 500 individual courses to help residents learn something new this year.

A free event is being held where people can find out more about the variety of courses available, speak to someone about what would suit them and even try out some new activities.

The drop-in event is being held on Saturday 13 January, 10am – 2pm, at the Chesneys Centre, Regent Street, Featherstone, WF4 5EW. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Lots of activities are taking place at the event from making mini planters to craft and food activities to keep the children entertained. Information will be available on the courses on offer, including English, maths, English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), computer skills, drawing and painting, learning a new language and hair and beauty.

Information about traineeships will also be available and representatives from Wakefield College and Wakefield and District Housing will be on hand to provide information about the courses and community activities they also have on offer.

Cllr Pat Garbutt

Cllr Pat Garbutt, Wakefield Council’s Cabinet Member for Adults and Health, said: “Get the new year off to a great start. Whether you are looking to learn something new, give your career a boost or find a new hobby – come and see us at the open day so we can find something to suit you.”

The Adult and Community Education Service offers courses ranging from childcare, maths and English, to arts and crafts and beauty.

Taking up a course may be quite daunting for some, and the service can help by:

• offering financial help with fees, travel, equipment or childcare where eligibility criteria can be evidenced
• providing guidance and advice on the best course
• offering support in class for those with difficulties or disabilities.

For more information call 01924 303302 or visit

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