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30 October 2020 • Forest Row Local
  New Learning Opportunities Online
Online or in class? There is a range of free adult learning opportunities available this autumn through Street Learning.
Some courses will begin online, with a view to going back to a classroom environment when Government regulations allow. Other Street Learning classes this term will be fully online. Others, later in the year, will be taking place back in class.
“Coronavirus may have restricted us from doing some of the things we want to do,” said Councillor Roy Galley, Wealden cabinet member with responsibility for employment opportunities. “For some, the opportunity to learn from the comfort of your own home may provide an additional incentive.
“Whatever course you decide to take, the pandemic has brought home to us all the importance of being prepared for change. Through learning, whatever the subject, we can gain greater confidence in our own abilities. And be better prepared to help those around us.
“These courses are very relevant to increasing self- confidence and helping with job opportunities.” Courses in GCSE Maths and English, run by ACRES, the Adult College for Rural East Sussex, will begin online in September with a view to completing in classrooms at Crowborough, Uckfield, Hailsham and Battle later in the year. There are similar courses to
help people Prepare for Maths and English GCSEs and provide them with the functional skills in these subjects
East Sussex College is providing a range of Street Learning courses in arts and crafts which will be taking place in Eastbourne and Willingdon later in
the year. Since the end of September, it has also been providing online classes in Creative Writing, Arts & Crafts for Wellbeing, Managing Stress and Anxiety, and Maths for Parents. ACRES is running online classes on English for Speakers of Other Languages, and on Listening and Speaking. A course in Childhood Development is planned for November.
Information about all these courses, and other sector- based training to help you secure the job you want,
is available in Street Learning’s September-December 2020 brochure, which can be downloaded from the Street Learning page of the Wealden website.
East Sussex College is spending £1 million over
the coming year to help local communities and businesses recover from Covid-19. It aims to help unemployed people on Universal Credit access work-related courses, provide digital skills and mental health training for people in employment, and help college leavers meet the changing needs of the workplace.
For more information visit:
01342 889 455

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