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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.

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.

From Monday 6 September 2021 for 6 weeks
Registration session at Weston Central Library (History Room, Town Hall on Tuesday 24 August 10am-
12pm. Come and meet the tutor and learn more about the course.
You will need to bring proof of ID (e.g. bank card, passport, bus pass)
and your national Insurance number.

For more info and to book a place contact:
Jo Urch 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, Cleeve.

For more info and to book a place contact:
Alice at
or JP Evans phone/text 07795 390 667

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
Mondays 1-3pm 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 phone/text 07767 671633

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 phone/text 07795 390 667

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 phone/text 07920 082952