Community learning courses

If you are interested in a subject not currently listed we may be able to develop a course for you.

If you want to set up your own community group, we offer training to help identify local issues and boost skills for coordinating meetings.

How to register

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

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.

December

Easy Eats and Healthy Snacks

For parents and their children. Encourage your children to learn to make tasty, healthy snacks and learn some quick snack recipes that children can make for themselves. Other topics include budgeting, food miles, price checking, and the best local places to shop for fresh, healthy food.

  • where you can take it: The Substation, Bournville, Weston-super-Mare BS23 3SS
  • course duration: Fridays until 17 December 15.30-16.30pm
  • when you can start: early December

Coming up in 2022

Office skills

Learn IT skills useful for working in an office or for improving your administration skills. Gain experience using Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Learn to create formal letters, write business email, and use office equipment. 

  • where you can take it: North Somerset Training Hub, Weston-super-Mare BS23 1QZ
  • course duration: Mondays and Wednesdays 12 – 2pm for five weeks
  • when you can start: from 10 January

Woodwork for women

An introduction to woodwork for complete beginners in a relaxed non-competitive environment. Learn hands-on skills and carpentry techniques. Build confidence to safely use hand tools. Information about options for gaining more skills and/or experience.

  • where you can take it: face to face at the The South West Skills Campus, Locking Rd, Weston-super-Mare BS22 8NL
  • course duration: Fridays 9.30am -2.30pm for five sessions
  • when you can start: from Friday 21 January

Fun British Sign Language

Learn basic BSL to communicate better with those who are deaf or hard of hearing. You will learn the finger spelling alphabet and how to introduce yourself. By the end you should be able to have an initial conversation with someone who uses BSL.

  • where you can take it: Zoom classes online
  • course duration: Thursdays 10am -12pm for seven sessions
  • when you can start: from 3 February

ESOL - English for speakers of other languages

Classes offered for those with no previously knowledge of English, beginners, and upwards. All courses deliver sessions on speaking, listening, and pronunciation with a focus on using English when out and about.

These classes also seek to enable and support social integration. You will learn language for shopping, visiting new places, and for meeting and greeting new people.

For the higher-level groups, language for employment is covered as well as gaining techniques to improve presentational abilities when speaking English out loud.

  • where you can take it: to be announced
  • course duration: to be announced
  • when you can start: to be announced

Additional 2022 courses now in the planning stages. Please see our newsletter for further details. 

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.