14 July 2015

People in Northamptonshire will be able to learn a new skill this summer after Northamptonshire County Council introduced its first ever adult learning summer programme.

The new summer courses will run throughout July and August and include Indian head massage, tai chi, design and create a website, painting and drawing outdoors and nail art.

Boosting employability

The new brochure is out now and also features autumn and spring term courses, with lots of new courses starting in September, including a new programme for people who want to improve their English and maths qualifications and other courses which can boost employability skills for those looking for a job or want to earn a little extra income.

New courses for the academic year 2015/16 also include:

  • Starting to draw and paint for beginners
  • Skin care – mini facials
  • Chocolate making
  • Diving for beginners
  • Recipes for kids’ parties
  • Dressmaking for beginners
  • Write your own life story
  • Acting for beginners
  • Fly fishing
  • Korean cookery
  • African drumming and gamelan
  • Dance mat fitness

Cllr Matthew Golby, county council cabinet member for learning, skills and education, said: “Our new summer courses are a fantastic opportunity for people to learn a new skill during their summer break. They’re also a great way for people to try their hand at one of our adult learning courses before signing up for a full course in the autumn.

“Not only can you learn a new skill, but our courses are also a good chance to meet other like-minded people and broaden your horizons, so I’d encourage everyone to take a look at our new programme to find out more.”

How to enrol

People can find out more about courses and enrol by booking online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, by visiting www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/adultlearning. Internet access is available at all Northamptonshire libraries.

You can also call the enrolment line on 0300 126 1000 between 8am and 6pm Monday to Friday.