February 2024 Newsletter

Hello from the Adult Learn and Train Team
Sorry it’s late in the month. Its been a busy half of term.
The team had a week off for the Half Term break to re-energise ready for the re-enrolment of the summer term and the planning of the new programme in 2024-25. Look out for NEW courses in Astrology star charts, Breathing Techniques, Calligraphy, Painting and more. And of course we’ll be keeping some of the old favourites!

Summer Term Programme

It’s finally here – there are some changes from the spring/summer programme with some additional courses added and some regular courses taken away (for now).
For course descriptions please visit the website: Courses – Adult Learn and Train – Cambridge (adultlearning.education)

Our next Day school takes place in the (schools) Easter holidays . Come and join us.

Venue: Coleridge Community College

April Easter Schools: Monday 8th to Wednesday 10th April

Drawing Techniques Part 1 – Monday – £40

Drawing Techniques Part 2 – Tuesday – £40 

Silver Jewellery: Claw Settings – Monday and Tuesday – £117

Spectacular Stained Glass – £102 FULL – Due to high demand, we have added an additional course to the Summer School Programme

Can’t make the Easter workshops? Take a look at our short courses coming up:

May Day School: Saturday 18th May

Calligraphy – £35

Criminology Introduction – NEW – £32

Drawing Skills – £47

Flower Arranging: Japanese Ikebana – £50

Needle Felt: Brooch – £50

East Asian Painting  – £32

Screen Printing – £56

Silver Jewellery: Ring Making – £63

Willow Weaving: Bird Feeder – £78

August Summer Schools: Monday 5th to August 8th August

Cookery: Bread Making – Thursday – £43

East Asian Painting – Wednesday – £44

Felt Bags – Monday and Tuesday – £98

Flower Arranging: Japanese Ikebana – Monday – £50

Large Scale Flower Arranging – Tuesday – £56

Spectacular Stained Glass – Wednesday and Thursday – £102

Silver Jewellery: Wax Casting – Monday and Tuesday – £117

Watercolour Painting – Monday to Thursday  £180

Willow Weaving: Basket Making – Monday and Tuesday – £154

We’re Talking Maths again….

There have been several Newsletters over the past months with information about how important gaining your English and Maths qualifications are if you don’t already have them. These qualifications have been proven to be good not only to increase your job prospects but for your mental arithmetic, problem solving skills, mental health and self development.
We know that some of you may be getting on just fine without these qualifications but when the government has invested so much money into helping people achieve them why not take the opportunity to just get them done! That’s what we’re here for.
Here’s an interesting little survey from the National Numeracy Challenge. Have a go and see how you score: Getting on With Numbers | National Numeracy Challenge If, after this you want more information on what courses are available out there, drop us an email.

Gift Vouchers

Did you know Adult Learn and Train are able to offer gift vouchers. You can choose to pay for a course in full or purchase a voucher for a specific amount of money.

Learner stories

We love to hear about how learners have been using their skills obtained in classes in their everyday lives. If you would like to share how an adult learning class has benefitted you (and it doesn’t need to be through Adult Learn and Train) drop us an email and if you are happy to do so we will share on our social media pages on Facebook and Instagram. We have had a couple of brave souls but would love to hear from more learners. You can find our posts on our Facebook page: (20+) Facebook

Termtime Opening times:

We’re open Monday to Thursday 9am – 4pm and on Friday 9am – 3pm.
We are also available (during term time only) on Monday evening at Parkside Community College 6pm – 8.30pm (please note we are unable to take payment at this centre)
Wednesday and Thursday evening at Coleridge Community College 6pm – 8.30pm

Looking for a gym? Have you considered Abbeycroft Leisure at Trumpington?

Trumpington Sports Centre located at Trumpington Community College has excellent sports & fitness facilities to help everyone in the community to lead a healthier lifestyle.

The gym is fully equipped with a range of cardio and resistance machines as well as weights and functional equipment. Whether your starting using the gym for the first time or wanting to restart after a break, we have expert & supportive staff who will show you the ropes on how to use the equipment safely & effectively as well as write a personalised programme for you to follow to help you reach your goals.

Visit their website for further information: www.acleisure.com

Teaching opportunities within Adult Learn and Train – United Learning:

Adult Learn and Train are always interested about the possibility of offering new provision. If you have a teaching qualification, a subject specific qualification and are interested in working with Adult Learn and Train, contact the office: office@adultlearning.education

We are currently programme planning for the next academic year; we would love to add some new provision and would really like to hear your ideas.

Other opportunities within the Cambridge Cluster:

Coleridge Community College > WORK WITH US > Job Opportunities (coleridgecc.org.uk)

Parkside Community College > WORK WITH US > Vacancies (parksidecc.org.uk)

Trumpington > WORK WITH US > Vacancies (trumpingtoncc.org.uk)

The Galfrid School > WORK WITH US > Vacancies

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