Remote learning programme for rural residents

Residents in rural parts of north Northumberland are being given the chance to access adult education courses.

Tuesday, 3rd January 2017, 11:38 am
Updated Monday, 9th January 2017, 11:40 am
Gemma Douglas

The Glendale Remote Learning Hub winter programme of learning is now available for residents to view and enrol.

The Glendale Gateway Trust’s prospectus of Remote Learning has been finalised, with the first courses starting this month.

Courses include Digital Photography, Smartphone and Tablet photography, eBay selling for beginners, and a taster session in Psychology, and will be held in the Cheviot Centre, Wooler.

Project officer Gemma Douglas said: “We are pleased we can offer this facility to residents of Glendale. Providing access to learning within a rural community and targeting social inclusion by providing services such as adult learning, are vital to our role in Glendale.

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“The Remote Learning Hub equipment allows us to offer courses to residents which they might have travelled many miles to attend in another town. Live screening a tutorial where the tutor is based in another location, means costs can be kept low, and ensures attendee numbers are viable for the course to go ahead. Both the Psychology and eBay taster sessions will be remotely taught.”

The courses are held in partnership with Northumberland College.

The overall objective of this project is to create learning opportunities for older people in Glendale- an area which has high rural isolation, and an ageing population.

Full course information is available within the prospectus and can be viewed online, or downloaded at www.wooler.org.uk/news/glendale-gateway- trust-news or www.northumberland.ac.uk. Hard copies are also available within the Cheviot Centre.

The first events are Digital Photography and Smartphone/Tablet Photography on Thursday, January 12, 12noon. If you would like to attend contact the college via its website or Gemma on 01668 282406, cheviotcentre@wooler.org.uk