A full-programme of online classes has been put together by Swansea Council’s Lifelong Learning Service for the autumn term and people can now sign-up to join in.

There are some brand new classes as well as the return of popular ones ranging from art, craft, cookery and music to photography, yoga and many more.

As usual, the courses are designed for all interests and levels but due to ongoing restrictions they will be online rather than classroom-based.

Anyone looking to learn something new, improve their skills, gain a qualification or enhance their employment prospects can visit the website for more details at www.swansea.gov.uk/lifelonglearning or phone 01792 637101 to speak to a member of the team.

Experienced and qualified tutors will be taking live classes online and there will still be class discussions with other learners as well as a wealth of online and printed material and practical assignments.

The service is again offering free Essential Skills classes in literacy, numeracy and digital literacy with courses ranging from Entry to Level 2. The team is also offering free basic IT classes for beginners to learn how to use their computer or tablet and how to get online safely.

The Family Learning Programme includes fantastic activities and resources to support children’s learning whilst also giving parents a greater understanding of how children learn.

Headteachers and staff, who see first-hand the benefits of parents supporting their children’s learning, always welcome family learning classes enthusiastically into schools. Until this is once again possible, parents will be able to access the Family Learning classrooms online.

Cllr Alyson Pugh, Swansea Council’s Cabinet Member for Better Communities, said: “The autumn programme offers the opportunity for people to learn new skills from the comfort of their own homes.

“The courses have been carefully designed to include opportunities for feedback, interaction and discussion with tutors and fellow learners to keep up the social interaction many enjoy.  They are also designed to be accessible and we hope will attract many new and returning learners.”


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