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Opportunities await you this summer

Media Release : 04 April 2019

Do you feel you missed out on your education? Or would you just like to learn new skills or develop existing ones? Thanks to Street Learning’s free courses, there are opportunities for everyone.

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This spring there are free courses in Pre-GCSE Maths and Pre-GCSE English taking place at Uckfield and Hailsham. The short courses last 6 or 8 weeks and provide an introduction to a full GCSE course which will start in September.

It is a great way to see if re-visiting your education will suit you.

Street Learning is also holding short three week courses at Uckfield and Hailsham to help you learn study skills. It is ideal if you are looking to start a course and want to get up to speed with the latest learning techniques. Returning to learning may be easier than you think.

Four IT for You courses are being held across the District at Hailsham, Crowborough, Heathfield and Uckfield Libraries during the daytime. The public libraries at Wadhurst, Uckfield, Healthfield and Hailsham also hold Computer Buddies session. These involve volunteers who at certain times are available at the library to help people out with any problems they may have using computers or the internet.

Street Learning also offers people aged 19 or over the chance to take part in leisure-based and personal development courses. These include Working with Wood, which takes place at the Barn in Groveland Road, Hailsham, Experiments in Textiles at East Sussex College, Eastbourne and Summer Flower Arranging at the Tesco Community Room, Eastbourne.

There are also Creative Writing Workshops and Felt-Making courses taking place in Eastbourne.

At Prospects House, Hailsham, there is a four week Healthy Eating on a Budget course and one on Sugar Craft which teaches the basics about cake decorating.

People who have taken part in Street Learning courses pick up more than just new skills and abilities. They talk about how it has improved their confidence, patience and team working. They also enjoy socialising in class and meeting new people.

The new Street Learning brochure can be downloaded from the Wealden website.

Or contact ACRES, the Adult College for Rural East Sussex on 01825 761820, or East Sussex College at 030 300 38212.

At East Sussex College there is a four week course, the Strength in You, which helps strengthen your personal resilience helping you to manage your own fears and insecurities. The College also runs 11 distance learning courses which are free and require 2-3 hours of your time each week. They can result in a Level 2 Certificate Qualification from the NCFE, a national awarding organisation.

Courses include Dementia Care, Mental Health Awareness, Understanding Children and Young People’s Mental Health, Equality and Diversity, Understanding Nutrition and Health, Understanding Behaviour that Challenges, Understanding the Care and Management of Diabetes, Understanding Specific Learning Difficulties, Understanding Autism, Information Advice & Guidance and Understanding Safeguarding & Prevent.