Take a class to learn a new skill

Friday August 10th 2018

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Cake decorating is one class on offer.

Bookings can now be made for Midlothian Council’s Lifelong Learning and Employability 2018/19 classes. The ‘Aim High’ programme offers a number of opportunities to brush up old skills or learn new ones and gain qualifications – all in relaxed and friendly venues.

Classes, available across the county, include everything from criminology to crafts with both certificated and non-certificated courses offered.

The activities aim to get people of all ages and backgrounds into learning, enhancing the opportunity of employability and further education or simply helping to rediscover the joy of learning.

Learners who are eligible can also apply for up to £200 towards the cost of some courses through Skills Development Scotland’s Individual Training Accounts (ITA) scheme.

Councillor Jim Muirhead, deputy leader of the council and cabinet member for education and children’s services, said:

“Our Aim High classes offer a fantastic opportunity to enhance qualifications, get back into learning and meet new people.

“The classes have been a big success in recent years, helping young people, adults and families develop skills for learning, life and work. I hope many take the opportunity to get involved in the variety of great classes on offer again this year.”

Enrolment starts on Tuesday 14 August at 10:00am and classes can be booked online or in person at designated venues.

Classes are available in the following categories:-

– Creative arts
– Digital skills
– Employability
– Family learning
– Health and wellbeing
– Languages
– Outdoor learning
– Parents and carers
– Qualifications
– Social subjects

A number of courses taking place at Beeslack Community High School are available to book from week beginning Monday 20 August.

For more information and to book online visit www.midlothian.gov.uk/classes

Printed brochures can also be found at Lifelong Learning and Employability venues, libraries and leisure centres.

To find out more about the Skills Development Scotland Individual Training Accounts scheme visit, https://www.myworldofwork.co.uk/learn-and-train/sds-individual-training-accounts-ita.

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