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 with most either being in receipt of certain means tested benefits or to 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. 

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.

Coming up in 2022

Basic IT Skills

Gain new IT skills to help find a job. Basic and Intermediate.

Learn how to: format and edit Word, spreadsheets, and presentations; attach and upload files, online security, and social media awareness.

  • where can you take it: face to face at North Somerset Training Hub, Weston-super-Mare BS23 1QZ
  • course duration: Mondays and Wednesdays 9.30-11.30am, for 5 weeks
  • when can you start: from 5 September

Bead and Wire Jewellery

Use beads and wire to create beautiful jewellery for yourself and for gifts

  • where can you take it: face to face at North Somerset Training Hub, Weston-super-Mare BS23 1QZ
  • course duration: Thursdays 1.30-4.30pm for 10 weeks
  • when can you start: from 8 September

Creative Writing- How to Write Short Stories

Have you always wanted to write, but don’t know where to start?

This course is suitable for beginners and more experienced writers.

Explore the main elements of short fiction: creating characters, plotting, dialogue, setting and descriptive writing.

Tasks will be emailed to you Monday mornings giving you until Friday evening to return it to your tutor. You’ll also have plenty of opportunity to ask for help.

  • Where can you take it: Email course – you will need a computer or laptop to attend
  • course duration: Mondays for 6 weeks
  • When can you start: 12 September

Introduction to Early Years and Working in the Childcare Sector

Gain a Level 1 Award in Childcare

Explore the range of service provision and roles within early years and childcare. Includes:

understanding principles and values, tips on communication and language development through play. How to progress onto work in childcare.

  • where can you take it: face to face at The Campus, Weston-super-Mare BS24 7DX
  • course duration: Wednesdays and Fridays 10am -1pm for 3 weeks
  • when can you start: from 5 October

Introduction to Aromatherapy at Home

Use aromatherapy for health, wellbeing, and stress relief. Learn about essential oils, their benefits, blending, recipes and basic massage techniques.

  • Where can you take it: face to face at The Campus, Weston-super-Mare BS24 7DX
  • course duration: Mondays 10am-12pm for 8 sessions
  • when can you start: from 10 October

Goblin Combe Woodland Adventures

Get your mojo back at Goblin Combe Adventures. Join a small group to take part in lots of outdoor activities including campfires, woodland walks, archery, and orienteering. Relax your mind, exercise your body, and allow yourself to step back from the stresses of everyday life.

  • where you can take it: face to face in the woods, at Goblin Combe Woodland, Cleeve BS49 9PQ
  • course duration: Tuesdays 10am – 2pm for 5 sessions
  • when you can start: from 8 November  

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.