Friday, 9 January 2009

Doorstep learning for Newington and Whitehall

Thanet district Council press release

A new pilot programme, aiming at offering free learning opportunities to residents on the Newington and Whitehall estates in Ramsgate, is being launched next week (Tuesday 13 January).

The Newington and Whitehall Doorstep Learning Programme will be launched at a fun afternoon event at the Newington Community Centre on Tuesday 13 January between 2.30pm and 5.00pm, where children can have their face painted.

The programme is organised by Thanet District Council, Kent County Council, Amicus Horizon and Orbit Housing Associations, Thanet College and the Learning and Skills Council and offers a range of free courses in venues in Newington during school time. Thanet District Council has worked with the Learning and Skills Council to access the funding for this programme.

Courses available include cooking on a budget, food hygiene, personal budgeting and money management and computing for absolute beginners.

People can also undertake courses that will enable them to help support community sports programmes and understand children’s learning. This course is equivalent to a Learning Support Assistant level 1, which can be used to apply for positions or volunteer at local schools.

To find out more, call 01795 418981 or 07880 716682.

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