The City of Edinburgh Council has announced the launch of its new Adult Education Programme.
Hundreds of day, evening and weekend courses are available for adults aged 16 and over, the programme has something for everyone.
So if you’re looking to learn something new, brush up on your skills, meet new people or improve your job prospects then check out the courses which can be booked from noon today, Wednesday 12 August. Booking online is the best way to secure a place on your chosen course.
Among the numerous classes being offered are art, crafts, creative writing history, computing, cookery, health and fitness, languages, music, drama, walks and talks and much more.
Local Councillor Cathy Fullerton, Vice-Convener for Education, Children and Families, said:
The amount of classes and subject matter on offer this year is absolutely fantastic. It’s a really varied and interesting programme which has been designed by our adult education team to meet the needs of people of all ages and abilities.
Learning should always be enjoyable, and we hope these courses will inspire people to learn something new or more in-depth. Taking up a class can help people develop confidence and keep mentally and physically active as well as acquiring new skills.
Research shows that people who are in lifelong learning are more likely to be employed, to remain in work and to be involved in their communities. It truly is about learning for life and it’s never too late to start.
Plenty of flexibility is built into the programme as to where and when people can study, with opportunities to take classes at different schools and community centres across the city and they can also be a stepping stone on to further education or indeed into a new career.
A full list of Adult Education Programme classes are available online or by phoning 0131 556 7978 to get a brochure or pick one up from your local library, community centre or GP surgery. Classes can still be booked by post, phone or in person as well as online.
Also on offer are Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) courses at Higher and Unit levels, run by Edinburgh College. Many other classes are held all over Edinburgh in schools and community centres. You can find full details here www.joininedinburgh.org/enrol/