Community Learning offer short courses for adults living in North Somerset (minimum age 19)  to help build skills and confidence for work, volunteering and wellbeing. Priority places are given to those who are in receipt of certain benefits or with few or no qualifications. All our courses are currently free and held both face to face and remotely. For remote courses participants will need access to the internet with a laptop, PC or tablet.
Positive Art Face to face in the classroom Use paint, paper, collage, print and positive energy to enjoy and develop your creative skills by  exploring a wealth of art making techniques. Thursdays 9.30-12.30 from 23 September for 10 weeks at North Somerset Training Hub, Weston-super-Mare BS23 1QZ For more info and to book a place contact: Jo Urch joan.urch@n-somerset.gov.uk phone/text 07920 082952
Jewellery Making Face to face course Use bead and wire to create beautiful jewellery for yourself and for gifts Thursdays 13.30 – 16.30 from 23 September 2021 for10 weeks at North Somerset Training Hub, Weston-super-Mare BS23 1QZ For more info and to book a place contact: Jo Urch joan.urch@n-somerset.gov.uk phone/text 07920 082952 
Introduction to Aromatherapy at Home Face to Face course  Use aromatherapy for health, wellbeing and stress relief. Learn about essential oils, their benefits,  blending, recipes and basic massage techniques. Mondays 10am-12pm from 27 September for 8 sessions at The Campus, Weston-super-Mare BS24 7DX For more info and to book a place contact JP Evans Julie.evans@n-somerset.gov.uk phone/text 07795 390 667 Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1R8iXMhKNtcI7F5tq3oZnl_F8_aa_os09/view?usp=sharing
Business Skills (1)  Face to face  Gain new IT business skills to help find a job. Basic and Intermediate. Learn how to: format and edit  Word, spreadsheets and presentations; attach and upload files;  On-line security and social media awareness.  Mondays and Wednesdays 9.30-11.30am from 27 September for 5 weeks at North Somerset Training Hub, Weston-super-Mare BS23 1QZ For more info and to book a place contact: Jo Urch joan.urch@n-somerset.gov.uk phone/text 07920 082952
Office Skills Face to face  Learn IT skills useful for working in an office or improving your administration skills. Gain skills using  Word, Excel, PowerPoint. Create formal letters, write business email. Learn to use office equipment.  Useful for those who have already have basic IT skills.  Mondays and Wednesdays 12 – 2pm from 27 September for 5 weeks at North Somerset Training Hub, Weston-super-Mare BS23 1QZ For more info and to book a place contact: Jo Urch joan.urch@n-somerset.gov.uk phone/text 07920 082952
Brush up your English Face to face  This course will help you develop your spelling and grammar skills Mondays 2.30-4.30 pm from 27 September for 6 weeks at North Somerset Training Hub, Weston-super-Mare BS23 1QZ For more info and to book a place contact: Jo Urch joan.urch@n-somerset.gov.uk phone/text 07920 082952
Managing Work and Business at Home Face to face course A level 1 qualification that covers skills you will need to work from home, or to run your own business,  including; customer service skills, communication skills, IT communication skills,  understanding how a business works & health and safety. Two sessions a week for 4 weeks or individual modules can be taken as required. Dates and venue to be confirmed Tuesdays and Thursdays 10am to 3pm from 28 September for 10 weeks at North Somerset Training Hub, Weston-super-Mare BS23 1QZ For more info and to book a place contact: Julie Beynon Julie.beynon@n-somerset.gov.uk phone/text 07385 402 960
Prepare to Pass the Driving Theory Test Face to face and remote Improve your understanding of the rules of driving and the Highway Code. Gain confidence answering  multiple choice questions and learn how to approach the Theory and Hazard Perception Tests. Remote on Zoom Tuesday mornings 10am-12pm from 28 September for 7 sessions Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/19UeVeqajR9uhu5ZKX-9d4QEAUkS3Vtqm/view?usp=sharing Face to Face in the classroom Tuesday evenings 6-8pm from 28 September for 7 sessions at North Somerset Training Hub, Weston-super-Mare BS23 1QZ Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1P3YRUrh4w0ErGyTViRv_pIcnEV3Adye0/view?usp=sharing For more info and to book a place contact: JP Evans julie.evans@n-somerset.gov.uk phone/text 07795 390 667 
Confidence for Employment Face to face course Are you looking for a new opportunity? Do you feel apprehensive about looking for work, or do you feel  you put it off as you don’t feel quite ready? Do you feel that you lack confidence in yourself? If yes, this  may be the course for you! The course includes – confidence, resilience and motivation building to  help you set goals to boldly take the next steps in your search for employment. One (2 hour) session a week for 6 weeks September 2021 – dates and venue to be confirmed For more info and to book a place contact: Jo Urch joan.urch@n-somerset.gov.uk phone/text 07920 082952 
More creative writing courses for September 2021 On-line courses – you will need a computer or laptop to attend. Scriptwriting for beginners Mainly for beginners but experienced scriptwriters are welcome too. We’ll be exploring, plotting,  creating characters, dialogue, conflict, creating scenes, the three-act structure, genre and much more..  A different task will be emailed to you on Monday mornings giving you until Friday evening to return it  to your tutor. You’ll also have plenty of opportunity to ask for help. Developing the Novel A follow up course to Becoming a Novelist.  Explore the techniques you have learnt by applying them to new extracts from your novel. The course  will cover techniques such as writing cliff-hangers; describing a key moment of change for your mail  character; eliminating plot-holes; writing a strong inciting incident and research. A different task will be  emailed to you on Monday mornings giving you until Friday evening to return it to your tutor. You’ll  also have plenty of opportunity to ask for help. Watch this space for further information September 2021 – dates to be confirmed For more info and to book a place contact: Jo Urch joan.urch@n-somerset.gov.uk phone/text 07920 082952 
Introduction to British Sign Language Face to face Learn basic BSL to communicate better with those who are deaf or hard of hearing.  Learn finger spelling alphabet; how to introduce yourself  and have an initial conversation with someone who uses BSL. Fridays 10am -12.30pm from 1 October for 8 sessions  at The Campus, Weston-super-Mare BS24 7DX For more info or to book a place contact: JP Evans julie.evans@n-somerset.gov.uk phone/text 07795 390 667 Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/11w0CqQNE0MjodBjCDq8xxKnw7nqCXn8w/view?usp=sharing
Introduction to Early Years and Working in the Childcare Sector Face to face  Explore the range of service provision and roles within early years and childcare. Includes  understanding principles and values, tips on communication and language development through play.  How to progress onto work in childcare. Gain a Level 1 Award in Childcare. Tuesday and Friday from 5 October 10am -1pm for 6 sessions  at The Campus, Weston-super-Mare BS24 7DX For more info and to book a place contact: JP Evans julie.evans@n-somerset.gov.uk phone/text 07795 390 667  Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-Ha7BBBDJEJ38V-66F03Dcg3LeTdFsLz/view?usp=sharing
Fun British Sign Language Live teaching on Zoom Learn basic BSL to communicate better with those who are deaf or hard of hearing.  Learn finger spelling alphabet; how to introduce yourself  and have an initial conversation with someone who uses BSL. Thursdays 10am -12pm from 7 October for 7 sessions  For more info or to book a place contact: JP Evans julie.evans@n-somerset.gov.uk phone/text 07795 390 667 Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1mXzxnAzDtlp-kBauaFvoLTZYO7EcUedh/view?usp=sharing
Introduction to Creating a Mosaic Face to face course Create your own beautiful mosaic picture. Design the mosaic and use techniques to create tile patterns. Learn to use tile cutting tools. Select effective colours and textures. Discover the history and traditions of mosaic making. Thursdays 1.15-3.15 from 7 October for 8 sessions  at Portishead Youth Centre BS20 7DD For more info or to book a place contact: JP Evans julie.evans@n-somerset.gov.uk phone/text 07795 390 667 Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1BpiW3231DqDgTU16TBr3_vpzTkicy2v_/view?usp=sharing
Creative Writing – How to Write Short Stories On-line course – you will need a computer or laptop to attend. Have you always wanted to write, but don’t know where to start? This course is suitable for beginners and more experienced writers. Explore the main elements of short  fiction; creating characters, plotting, dialogue, setting and descriptive writing. A different task will be emailed to you on Monday mornings giving you until Friday evening to return it  to your tutor. You’ll also have plenty of opportunity to ask for help. October 2021 for 6 weeks Dates to be confirmed For more info and to book a place contact: Jo Urch joan.urch@n-somerset.gov.uk phone/text 07920 082952
Live Better Face to face course A course combining mindfulness and self-compassion. Mindfulness techniques are proven to help with managing emotions such as stress and anxiety. This  course can help you develop healthier sleep patterns, improve your mental and physical health and  give you an overall better sense of wellbeing. Mondays from mid October 2021.  2 hours a week for 8 weeks Dates and venue to be confirmed For more info and to book a place contact: Jo Urch joan.urch@n-somerset.gov.uk phone/text 07920 082952
Woodwork for Women Face to face course An introduction to woodwork for complete beginners in a relaxed non-competitive environment. Learn  hands-on skills and carpentry techniques. Build confidence to safely use hand tools. Information about  options for gaining more skills and/or experience. Fridays 9.30am -2.30pm from 5 November for 5 sessions  at The South West Skills Campus, Locking Rd, Weston-super-Mare BS22 8NL For more info or to book a place contact: JP Evans julie.evans@n-somerset.gov.uk phone/text 07795 390 667
Brush up your Maths Face to face in the classroom Maths taught in a friendly and supportive way. One session a week for 9 weeks Dates and venue to be confirmed For more info and to book a place contact: Julie Beynon Julie.beynon@n-somerset.gov.uk phone/text 07385 402 960
Get Growing Face to face in the allotment How to grow your own vegetables from planting to eating! One (3 hour) session a week for 11 weeks Dates to be confirmed At the Great Rhyne Allotments (behind Windwhistle School) For more info and to book a place contact: Julie Beynon Julie.beynon@n-somerset.gov.uk phone/text 07385 402 960
Becoming a Novelist Email course Have you ever fancied writing a novel? Or maybe you’ve started and feel stuck? Let us help! This course  will guide you through the important bits of the craft – planning, character, plot, theme, setting – all  the fun stuff. The course is suitable for just about everyone, if you are a beginner with a great idea  or an experienced writer who has run out of steam. This course runs over 8 weeks Dates to be confirmed For more info and to book a place contact: Jo Urch joan.urch@n-somerset.gov.uk phone/text 07920 082952 
ESOL – English for Speakers of Other Languages Face to Face classes Learning English as a Second Language for those with no English, Beginners English and Levels upwards.  All courses deliver sessions on speaking, listening and pronunciation with a focus on using English when  out and about. These classes also seek to enable and support social integration supporting language for  shopping, visiting new places, and for meeting and greeting new people. For the higher-level groups  language for employment is covered as well as gaining techniques to improve presentational abilities  when speaking English out loud. No English Level  Pre-Entry Level Entry 1 Level Entry 2 Plus Level, Speaking, Listening and Pronouncing Dates to be confirmed for future courses.  For enquiries and to book an initial assessment contact: Iona Gibbons iona.gibbons@n-somerset.gov.uk phone/text 07767 671633

Covid Safety: as appropriate to guidance when the course runs face-to-face learning will observe social distancing rules and  sanitation procedures.