College is offering courses in Wooler

Northumberland College has introduced a number of new part-time and leisure courses that take place at 15 centres across the county, including the Cheviot Centre in Wooler and The Alnwick Garden Community Room.

Tuesday, 31st January 2017, 11:49 am
Updated Wednesday, 1st February 2017, 8:05 am
Northumberland College's Ashington campus

The college recently invested more than £10million across its campuses to improve further its realistic training environments including new engineering and automotive centre, construction workshops, salon, restaurant, kitchens and learning resource centre is continuing investment in the form of a £2.5million STEM centre and £1.2million new and improved equestrian centre, both set to open in 2017.

The new Leisure Learning offering is testament to the college’s commit to offer courses for all with hundreds of part-time courses from as little as £20 and to assist those in rural communities, a place on a course may be secured by online booking.

The Leisure Learning courses will appeal to those who wish to develop a new skill, take up a new hobby or who simply wish to have fun and meet new people.

Courses on offer include smartphone and tablet photography, creative writing, Spanish for beginners, arts and crafts, cookery, willow weaving, ballroom, Charleston and jazz dancing, guitar lessons, plus many more.

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The online booking system was introduced to the college last year, recognising that those seeking to study on a part-time basis due to either work, family or other commitments might not be able to drop in to campus.

The college’s Matrix accredited advice and guidance team is also available to provide course information and advice both in person and via telephone.

The college also provides a range of higher education courses on a part-time basis.

Additionally, the college will hold showcase open events monthly throughout the year, with the next being held on Tuesday, February 14, from 4.30pm to 7pm at its Ashington and Kirkley Hall campuses. Tutors will be on hand to give advice on courses and the college’s Help Hub team to provide information about financial support.

For more, visit www.northumberland.ac.uk