From Cup Cakes to Ceramics – It’s all in the New Directions Course Guide 

COURSES ranging from cookery to computing are being offered in the latest New Directions adult education guide.

The new programme of part-time courses will be held in a variety of locations across the borough starting in September.

There are a range of opportunities for individuals who may be looking to enhance their career, learn  new skills or start a new hobby.

An Access to Higher Education course is new this year for people who want to go to university but do not have the right qualifications. The HE Access qualification is widely recognised by UK universities, many of which actively encourage applications from mature learners.

Individuals who want to build up their computer know-how can learn ICT Functional Skills while those more at home in the kitchen can try their hand at Cake Baking or Spanish Cooking.

Craft courses include Crochet, Flower Arranging and Upholstery while others can try creative writing, drawing and painting.

A variety of Ceramics classes are on offer at New Directions’ centre in Northumberland Avenue, Whitley, which is being refurbished in August.

Popular language courses are also available, including French, German, Italian and Spanish or there is a chance to learn the art of Indian head massage and other health and wellbeing skills.

Councillor Tony Jones, Lead Member for Education, said:

“New Directions offers a wide range of courses for people, whether they are looking to broaden their skills, get a qualification or embark on a new hobby.

“Courses are reasonably priced and run in various venues across the borough, making them accessible to all.

“It is well worth visiting the New Directions website or picking up a new course guide to explore all the possible learning opportunities available.”

Full details of courses and how to enrol can be found on the New Directions website at: or course guides are available at council venues throughout the borough.

David Millward

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