2014 will see exciting things happening with the East Riding Adult Education Service in the Driffield area.
Working in partnership with Driffield School & Sixth Form, the service will expand the number of courses it offers to learners both on an evening and during the day.
The school’s ACE Centre will become the “official” base in Driffield for most Adult Education courses, offering a modern, comfortable environment for all learners.
ACE Centre manager, Elaine Collinson, said: “It’s really exciting to be working with the Adult Education Service to meet the needs of learners in the Driffield area.
“The ACE Centre will make a perfect base for their courses whether they are during the day or on an evening.
“The school is very keen to welcome members of the local community into this wonderful facility, so working with Adult Ed provides us with an excellent opportunity to throw the doors open”.
Kester Rymaruk, Adult Education Service locality coordinator for the Driffield area, is aiming to expand the offer made to Driffield adult learners. Kester said: “Being able to access the ACE Centre during the day means we can offer a wider range of courses all in one place, which has not been possible before now.
“As well as having all mod cons and some lovely spaces for learners, the ACE Centre is only a short distance from the town centre, is easily accessed from Manorfield Road, without having to go onto the school site, and has its own car park and reception.
“The experience for learners in the area will be greatly enhanced.”
“The large, state-of-the-art, IT suite is particularly good and we’d like to encourage learners to join one of the computer and digital technology courses we’ll be offering.
“Our ICT Drop-in session on a Tuesday morning is ideal for those who want to find out about the range of computer courses and qualifications we offer, while the Computer Workshop Non-Accredited on a Thursday afternoon will appeal to learners who are new to using a computer or the internet and want an opportunity to have a go and learn some new skills.
“For those who are looking to work towards qualifications, our Accredited Computer Workshops on Wednesday evenings and Thursday mornings offer learners the chance to work at various levels and include the industry recognised ECDL qualification.”
“These courses all start in January, run through the year and learners can join at any time, which is ideal if you’ve received a new laptop, tablet or PC for Christmas and want to learn more about how to use it.
“The first week at any of the workshops is free, so why not come along and have a chat to our tutor as to the best course for you? We look forward to welcoming you to an Adult Education Service course in the ACE Centre very soon.”
Adult Education Service courses which will be starting at the ACE Centre in January are:
Monday: Work Skills Introductory Programme 9am – 11am; Work Skills Programme 11.30am – 3.30; Computer Skills for Farm Workers 1pm – 3pm; Italian for Beginners 7pm - 9pm
Tuesday: ICT Drop-in 9.30am – 11.30am
Wednesday English for Life & Work 11.15am – 1.15pm; Maths for Life & Work 2pm – 4pm; Maths & Eng for Life & Work Initial Assessment & Intro 5.15pm – 7.15pm; Computer Workshop Accredited 6pm – 9pm; Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector L4 6pm – 9.15pm; Mixed Needlecrafts – Beginners Step 1 7pm – 9pm
Thursday Computer Workshop Accredited 10am – 1pm; Computer Workshop Non-Accredited 2pm – 4pm; Sugarcraft & Cake Decorating – Beginners Step 2 6.30pm – 8.30pm
For more information about any of the courses please contact the Adult Education Service on 01262 677500 or email Bridlington.Adult.Ed@eastriding.gov.uk