Thursday, August 06, 2009

Feast of courses to suit all tastes

Languages, cookery, jewellery making and even how to draw caricatures are on offer as part of this year’s adult learning programme from Blackburn with Darwen Council.

Over 70 courses are included in the free programme now available which covers everything from computers and first aid to food hygiene and recession busting sewing skills such as make do and mend.

Enrolment begins next week and the cost of courses has been frozen for the third year running to encourage people to take part. People are being advised to book early for popular courses such as computing, local history, first aid and arts and crafts courses to avoid disappointment.

Most courses start in September and run for ten weeks. Full details are available in the course programme which is available from Bank Top and Audley and Queen’s Park neighbourhood learning centres, Darwen access point where enrolment runs from Monday August 10 until Friday August 21. Programmes are also available in local libraries and details are online at

Courses include:

Computers for beginners
Buying on line
Beauty therapy
Health and wellbeing including stress management
First aid
Food hygiene
Healthy cooking on a budget
Sewing skills including make do and mend and soft furnishings
Embroidery and beading
Caricatures and drawing
Fabric painting
Jewellery making
French and Spanish for beginners

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