Published 23 August 2012
Residents can sign-up to a range of adult learning and leisure courses starting in September, including first-aid, computer skills and learning how to play golf.
The courses are run by Ealing Councils Adult Learning service and take place in locations across the borough. They are designed to improve peoples job chances, develop basic skills such as reading and writing, and for personal development.
Many courses, such as Supporting Teaching and Learning, can lead to a recognised qualification. People can also sign up to a range of classes which are tailored more towards fitness and personal development including languages, oil painting and Zumba.
Course guides are available from local libraries and community centres. They can also be requested by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 020 8825 5577.
The easiest way to join up is by going to one of the face-to-face enrolment sessions taking place across the borough. See the course guide for details of when these sessions are taking place. Those who cant attend these sessions can instead bring their enrolment form to the main council building, Perceval House, on Mondays, Tuesdays or Wednesdays.
Proof of nationality, benefit entitlement and prior qualifications (if required) must be produced at enrolment.
The courses are competitively priced and there are concessions for those receiving means testing benefits such as income support and pension credit. Personal advisors are on hand to help people with issues such as childcare costs and learning disabilities.
Councillor Ranjit Dheer, cabinet member for Community Services and Safety, said: Our autumn term is packed with different classes designed for personal and professional development. I encourage people to come along to one of our enrolment sessions and take the first step towards learning a new skill or improving existing ones.
For more information about the courses on offer, of for further information call the Adult Learning Service on 020 8825 5577.