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Adult Community Learning roadshows to hit County

Published Monday, 22nd August 2016

A series of roadshows will be held across the county to promote the Libraries and Learning Adult Learning programmes.

At each event there will be an opportunity for library visitors to talk to library staff and adult learning specialists to find out more about what Community Learning is available for you.

There will also be an opportunity to suggest courses that they think would be popular in the future and take part in a free hands on practical workshop that will let you create an item of jewellery in five minutes. This is a drop in workshop, with no booking required.

There are a total of four roadshows:

  • Bromsgrove Library, Tuesday 30 August, 10am–12noon
  • Kidderminster Library, Thursday 1 September, 10am–12noon
  • Redditch Library, Monday 5 September, 10am–12noon
  • Droitwich Library, Wednesday 7 September, 10am–12noon

Every year over 3000 adults benefit from accessing a range of learning in friendly local community settings across the County, the libraries and learnings  universal learning programs provides access to a network of some 400 courses to choose from in key venues such as libraries, schools and local community centres.

Ofsted have recently awarded a rating of 'good' to Worcestershire County Council for their learning provision for adults 19+ following their inspection in June 1016.  This is the second highest possible rating.

Cllr Lucy Hodgson, Cabinet Member with Responsibility for Localism and Communities said: "Enriching lives and inspiring learners is at the heart of the Libraries and Learning service. There are many benefits from involvement with Adult Community Learning, and courses available in a wide variety of areas including employment, ICT and Digital Media, creative and artistic courses, languages and health-improvement. Whether people are looking to advance their knowledge or meet new people while having fun learning something new, I would encourage anybody to consider Adult Community Learning."

For more information, including course and funding details, call 01905 728 537 or go to www.worcestershire.gov.uk/librariesandlearning