Community learning courses

If you are interested in a subject not currently listed please let us know, we are always open to new ideas.

If you organise, or are part of a group that would like a course personalised to your needs please do get in touch. 

All participants will need to be minimum age 19, and live in North Somerset. Most will either be in receipt of certain means tested benefits or have qualifications less than a full level 2. 

How to register

Details on how to register for any of our courses are available in the Community Learning newsletter. 

We also have a series of courses to help you develop skills and confidence for work, volunteering and wellbeing. Please see our Skills for Life newsletter for more details. 

Upcoming courses

Below is just a selection of our upcoming courses. A full list is available in our newsletter, including those with dates to be announced.

If you don't see what you're looking for, check there for further information.

Upcoming courses - starting autumn 2024

Free online Maths and English courses

Would you like an English and/or Maths qualification? If you don’t already have a level 2 or Grade C in English or maths you can take part in this free online course and gain a nationally recognised Functional Skills qualification that is tailored to your level. 

 All resources provided and a tutor who will help you learn.

  • course duration: 12 week course with one video call per week
  • start date: September 2024 (dates forthcoming)

Prepare to Pass the Driving Theory Test

Improve your understanding of the rules of driving based on the Highway Code. Gain confidence answering multiple choice questions and learn how to approach the

Theory and Hazard Perception Tests.

  • where you can take it: North Somerset Training Hub, 31 Alexandra Parade, Weston-super-Mare BS23 1QZ
  • course duration: 
    • Tuesday mornings 10AM -12.30PM 
      • from 1 October to 12 November for 6 sessions (excluding 29 October)
    • Tuesday evenings 6-8.30PM 
      • from 1 October to 12 November for 6 sessions (excluding 29 October)

Introduction to British Sign Language

Learn basic BSL to communicate better with those who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Learn finger spelling alphabet, how to introduce yourself and have an initial conversation with someone who uses BSL.

  • where can you take it: face to face at The Campus, Weston-super-Mare BS24 7DX
  • course duration: Fridays 10am -12.30pm for 8 sessions (excluding 1 November)
  • when can you start: 18 October to 13 December

Introduction to IT

A great course for anyone wanting to build up their confidence with computers!

Learn new skills: from using the mouse/ touchpad and keyboard to how to create an email address; using the free Google document resources and keeping safe online.

There is plenty of advice and support on offer from our knowledgeable staff.

  • where can you take it: In person at North Somerset Community Hub, 31 Alexandra Parade, Weston-super-Mare BS23 1QZ
  • course duration: Mondays and Wednesdays 9:30-11:30am for 5 weeks
  • when can you start: dates to be confirmed

Office Skills

This short course can give you the tools for a career in administration. 

You will learn skills around Word, PowerPoint and Excel - to improve skills for work. This includes how to insert tables and charts, create presentations, and add formulas and functions.

You will also learn how to create ‘signatures’ and ‘out of office’ replies used in business emails and further tips for proof reading, avoiding scams, and staying safe online

  • Where can you take it: in person at North Somerset Community Hub, Weston-super-Mare BS23 1QZ
  • course duration: Mondays and Wednesdays 12-2pm for 5 weeks
  • When can you start: dates to be confirmed

Community Learning trail walks

Improve your English-language skills while enjoying the local beauty spots of Weston-super-Mare with Community Learning walk-and-talk films.