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 to eligible learners and held both face to face and remotely. For remote courses participants will need access to the internet with a laptop, PC or tablet.

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. Wednesdays and Mondays 9.30-11.30am from 11 August 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. Wednesdays and Mondays 12 –2pm from 11 August for 5weeks 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

Goblin Combe Woodland Adventures Face to face course in the woods Get your mojo back at Goblin Combe Adventures. 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. Wednesdays 10am -2pm from 15 September for 5 sessions. At Goblin Combe Woodland, for more info and to book a place contact: Alice at goblincombeadventures@gmail.com or JP Evans phone/text 07795 390 667 julie.evans@n-somerset.gov.uk

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 Wednesdays 1-3pm from 8 September for 14 sessions. Pre-Entry Level Mondays1-3pm from 6 September for 14 sessions Entry 1 Level Mondays 10am -12pm from 6 September for 14 sessions Entry 2 Plus Level, Speaking, Listening and Pronouncing Mondays 4-6pm from 6 September for 14 sessions All at St Paul’s Church Hall, Weston-super-Mare BS23 1EF For all enquiries and to book an initial assessment contact: Iona Gibbons iona.gibbons@n-somerset.gov.uk phone/text 07767 671633 Flyer:https://drive.google.com/file/d/1UhU2OpFB-UDSSmBPM3RTpPPEU5ozd3zT/view?usp=sharing

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 17th September 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 Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1BYV2XPBpuma9RtF3PW887Mldk3N7DJpP/view?usp=sharing

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