More than 700 learners sign up to courses during lockdown

Image of a forest by a road by Maggie Sherlock Published Friday, 18th September 2020

Since the start of lockdown, more than 700 adults have taken part in virtual learning courses run by the Worcestershire County Council.

More than 700 learners sign up to courses during lockdown
 
More than 700 adults have been on virtual learning courses run by Worcestershire County Council since the start of lockdown.
 
Adult Learning Worcestershire provides a plethora of online courses in areas including employability and work and art and creative Skills.
 
Whether you are looking for an introduction to Chakras or advice for building your CV, Adult Worcestershire has an expert local tutor at hand.
 
During the lockdown period between the start of April and the end of July, Adult Learning had 727 learners booked onto its courses.
 
Maggie Sherlock was one of those learners, she attended ‘Photography-Beyond Point and Shoot’ and explains how her tutor, Paul Lack, went above and beyond and how much she enjoyed the flexibility of learning from home.
 
She said: “Paul went beyond expectation on this course, downloading manuals for each of our cameras and agreeing to teach beyond the allotted 2 hours per session. His lessons were well planned and coherent, and I learnt so much! I will miss the course and hope to go on another before too long.
 
“I think Zoom was an excellent means of delivery and I’m hoping to do more courses in this way in the future. In normal times, I travel quite a lot but with courses being delivered online, I could continue to learn, regardless of where I am.”
 
Courses will return to the classroom but for now, to ensure the safety of learners, they are being delivered online.
 
Councillor Lucy Hodgson, Cabinet Member with Responsibility for Communities, said: “Adult Learning Worcestershire offers expertly taught courses with local tutors so not only are you able to enhance your skillset, you are also contributing to the local economy.
 
“These courses are a fantastic way to learn a new skill and could even improve your career prospects.”
 
There are nearly 200 online courses available and to find out more go to www.worcestershire.gov.uk/courses