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

Tots in the Forest (Little Goblins)

Forest activities for children (from 18 months to 4 years old) and their parents.

Parents/guardians to be in receipt of benefits or have few or no qualifications.

  • where you can take it: Face to face in the woods, at Goblin Combe Woodland, Cleeve BS49 9PQ
  • course duration: Mondays 10am – 1.30pm for 5 sessions
  • when you can start: from 21 February

Business Skills

Gain new IT business 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 you can take it: Face to face course, at North Somerset Training Hub, Weston-super-Mare BS23 1QZ
  • course duration: Mondays and Wednesdays 9.30-11.30am for 5 weeks
  • when you can start: from 28 February

Creative Writing

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 on 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 you can take it: Email course – you will need a computer or laptop to attend
  • course duration: This course runs over 8 weeks
  • when you can start: From Monday 7 March 

Prepare to Work in Adult Social Care

Gain a Level 1 Award in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care.

Learn about ways of working in this meaningful role that will help you prepare for a successful interview. Carers make a difference every day supporting vulnerable or disabled adults. There are a wide variety of opportunities, from helping someone in a care home with daily activities to assisting someone with a disability to live independently.

In this course you will explore the range of service provision and roles within adult social care. Understand principles such as Duty of Care, Person Centred Care, and confidentiality. Build-up confidence in your skills, qualities, and abilities to prepare for a career in Care.

  • where you can take it: Face to face course at The Winter Gardens, Weston-super-Mare BS23 1AJ
  • course duration: Monday to Friday 9.30am -2.30pm (5 days)
  • when you can start: from Monday 4 April

Positive Art

Use paint, paper. collage, print and positive energy to enjoy and develop your creative skills by exploring a wealth of art making techniques.

  • where you can take it: Face to face in the classroom, at North Somerset Training Hub, Weston-super-Mare BS23 1QZ
  • course duration: Thursdays 9.30 am – 12.30pm for 10 weeks
  • when you can start: from 28 April

Fun 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 you can take it: Live teaching on Zoom
  • course duration: Thursdays 10am -12pm for 7 sessions
  • when you can start: from 12 May

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.