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1000 sign up for adult skills development

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Published: 20/07/2012

The figures – released ahead of Adult Learners Week on 12-18 May – show that a total of 920 adults have enrolled on 1,252 courses since September.

The Introduction to IT course held in libraries across South Gloucestershire was the most popular course, followed by the Arts and Craft course held at the Orchard Studio in Kingswood.

Welcoming the figures, Executive Member for Environment and Community Services James Hunt said: “Community Learning delivers an important service helping adults in our community to develop vital skills that help in their personal development, their job prospects and their family and social life.

“At the start of Adult Learning Week we are encouraging everyone who would like to find out how to develop their skills to get in touch with the service and see if there is a course for them.”

Community Learning works with adults aged 19 and over who have no or few formal qualifications. All courses are free and subjects available include maths and English, IT, Family Learning, Healthy Living and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL).

The service also works with schools’ Parent Link workers to help parents to support their children with school work, as well as developing their own skills.

Since September South Gloucestershire Community Learning Service has worked with Bristol and North Somerset Community Learning Services, enabling the service to share skills and work across the area on the delivery of adult learning services.

Further information about the Community Learning Service is available by telephoning 01454 864613 or via e-mail at

* Parent Link workers are invited to attend a special event being held by the Community Learning Service at Emersons Green library on 31 May. Further information is available via the contact details above.

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