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.

Community Emergency Response Volunteer Training On line course

A volunteer induction for those supporting the community during the pandemic. Includes keeping yourself and others safe; effective communication, recognising boundaries and signposting. On line course. Takes 2-3 hours. Start anytime. For more info or to book a place contact:JP Evans Julie.evans@n-somerset.gov.uk phone/text 07795 390 667 Link to flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1OYC8ZjZ8pLot1P5uyf9D2gVC-CJImHJF/view?usp=sharing

Be Your Own Boss Face to face course

Using IT and Social Media for Business. Offering excellent Customer Service.Planning and running your Business. Pitching your Business Idea. Raising Finance and Start Up Loans. Tuesdays and Thursdays from 29 April 10am – 3pm for 3 weeks at North Somerset Training – 31 Alexandra Parade, Weston-super-Mare. For more info or to book a place contact: Julie Beynon Julie.beynon@n-somerset.gov.uk phone/text 07385 402 960 Link to flyerhttps://drive.google.com/file/d/1EBpUoydVeigMnCFBdryT73LahrawJGUt/view?usp=sharing

Introduction to British Sign Language Face to face course

Communicate better with friends, family or customers who are deaf or hard of hearing. Learn the finger spelling alphabet. Know how to introduce yourself and have an initial conversation with someone who uses BSL. Fridays 10am-12.30pm for 8 sessions starting 30 April 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 Link to flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/10cFqklqBmnF3lzRkDvPs7_CM2eNY8YRV/view?usp=sharing

Tots on the Beach Face to face course

Family fun on the beach for parents and children from 18 months – 4 years old.Beach activities and Games. Children must be accompanied by adults at all times. Tuesday 4 May 10am-12pm. On Weston Beach, by the beach huts. For more info or to book a place contact: Julie Beynon Julie.beynon@n-somerset.gov.uk phone/text 07385 402 960 Link to flyerhttps://drive.google.com/file/d/1QDJ6AsW_1ynw9uu9WbPYABi-IFSHkRYL/view?usp=sharing

Prepare to Pass the Driving Theory Test Face to face course and remote via Zoom

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. Wednesdays 10am-12pm for 7 sessions starting 5 May at North Somerset Training Hub, Weston-super-Mare BS23 1QZ. For more info or to book a place contact: JP Evans julie.evans@n-somerset.gov.uk phone/text 07795 390 667 Link to flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1aRAAz4oYVF3bzjlZc2YiQs5pPcC-MIbp/view?usp=sharing

The Health Benefits of Laughter Yoga Live video teaching on Zoom

Experience the health benefits of breathing, open posture and laughter. A toolbox of tips and techniques that will improve your mood, ease stress and raise your energy. Movement, stretching and embodiment exercises. Relaxation and breathing practices. Lots of smiling and laughter activities! 😊Thursdays 10-11.30am for four weeks starting 6 May. For more info or to book a place contact: JP Evans julie.evans@n-somerset.gov.uk phone/text 07795 390 667Link to flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1mdbkevkbPB6OlS5VePQufsvQpiPVLbnU/view?usp=sharing

Becoming a Novelist Email course

Have you ever fancied writing a novel? Or maybe you’ve already started one and you are stuck? Let us help! Our course provides you with the support of a tutor who 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. From Monday 10 May at 10 am for 8 weeks. For more info or to book a place contact: Jo Urchjoan.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. Mondays10.30am -12.30pm for 5 sessions starting 10 May. At The Stable, Weston-super-Mare BS23 1JY. For more info or to book a place contact JP Evans Julie.evans@n-somerset.gov.uk phone/text 07795 390 667 Link to flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-EhW6EIVNLeLzAOHuC_6blpM01zWdUaT/view?usp=sharing

Introduction to Early Years and Working in the Childcare Sector Face to face course

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 & Thursday 10am -1pm from 11 May for 6sessions 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 Link to flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1oXpUdN9vHwjTjL3yDgXngHbJ-Y2dQxhY/view?usp=sharing

Fun British Sign Language Live video teaching on Zoom

Learn basic BSL to communicate better with those who are deaf or hard of hearing. Learn the finger spelling alphabet; know how to introduce yourself and have an initial conversation with someone who uses BSL. Thursdays 10am-12pmfor 7 sessions starting 13 May. For more info or to book a place contact: JP Evans julie.evans@n-somerset.gov.uk phone/text 07795 390 667 Link to flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/10ZzT3TXqHhSQadcf98Rnw2TVBVLC7kdc/view?usp=sharing

Goblin Combe Woodland Adventures Face to face course in the woods

Get your mojo back at Goblin Combe Adventures this spring. Join a small group to take part in lots of outdoor activities including campfires, woodland walks, archery and orienteering. Relax your mind, exercise your body and allow yourself time to step back from the stresses of everyday life. Tuesdays& Wednesdays from 19 May 10am-2pm for 5 sessions. At Goblin Combe Woodland, Cleeve. For more info or to book a place contact: Alice at goblincombeadventures@gmail.com or JP Evans phone/text 07795 390 667 julie.evans@n-somerset.gov.uk

Reading Ahead Challenge Classes and workshops face to face and remote

Improve your literacy skills by reading six things – articles or quick books – review them and achieve your certificate. The course will include an induction to the Library. Dates and times to be confirmed. For more info or to book a place contact: Julie Beynon Julie.beynon@n-somerset.gov.uk phone/text 07385 402 960 Link to flyerhttps://drive.google.com/file/d/1ZdE_-ZR2YK0s1uUoBkHISAsdDp9FHq2Z/view?usp=sharing

Building Self-Confidence – Unlock your Potential Face to face course

Feel more confident about your communication skills and how to act more assertively; learn to manage stress and anxiety, build self-confidence and belief. 10.30am-12.30 6 weeks. Dates and venue to be confirmed. For more info or to book a place contact:Jo Urch joan.urch@n-somerset.gov.uk phone/text 07920 082952

ESOL – English for Speakers of Other Languages

Regular courses on offer from ESOL Pre-Entry up to Entry 3. For all enquiries or to book an initial assessment contact: Iona Gibbons iona.gibbons@n-somerset.gov.uk phone/text 07767 671633

Covid Safety: face-to-face learning will observe social distancing rules and sanitation procedures