Your ‘next step’ into learning

Story by Smaira Sadique

Hundreds of local residents in Burngreave have taken advantage of one of the many excellent community learning courses on offer in the area. These courses, in such subjects as ESOL, English, Maths or Digital skills, offer a superb way in to learning for those who have been out of the education system for some time.

Now they have the opportunity to take that learning further, with a free open event for learners aged 19+ who want to find a route into community courses, college or university.

Sheffield Adult Community Learning team want to ensure that you’re catered for whatever your subject interest by giving you options when deciding which institute/course is best suited to your chosen career and also for your lifestyle. So, whether you’re a parent of small children, employed, unemployed or a pensioner, there is something for everyone.

You will get the chance to speak to community learning tutors, representatives from local colleges as well as Sheffield and Hallam universities about how you can apply for courses. They will be on hand to explain eligibility criteria and how to access funding to pay for courses.

The event is free, but has limited numbers due to room capacity, and so tickets have to be booked in advance. It will be held between 10am and 2pm on 10th January, at the Carpenter Room, in the Central Library, Surrey Street.

For more information about the event contact me, Smaira Sadique, on communitylearning@sheffield.gov.uk or telephone 0114 229 6145.