With a new year on the horizon, now is a great time to think about learning new skills, improving job prospects, or developing a new interest.
Hundreds of part-time day, evening, and weekend courses, which start in early 2023, are now open for enrolment from GoLearn, Leicestershire County Council’s Adult Learning Service.
Anyone who signs up for a course before Thursday 31 January will get a discount of 10 per cent off tuition fees.
GoLearn also offers a range of FREE courses to help people who are seeking work and looking to gain some basic skills, including internet, email, CV writing and interview skills.
Many courses on offer are delivered either online or in person at venues across the county, so learning can be done at home or in the classroom.
GoLearn prides itself on making courses accessible, and the 10 per cent discount on course fees is a fantastic offer for people wishing to pursue a new interest or gain a new skill. To avoid missing out on this great opportunity, I would encourage everyone to look at the courses on offer and enrol before 31 January 2023.
Person:Councillor Christine Radford, cabinet member for adults and communities
There is something for everyone with a broad range of subject areas on offer, from employability programmes to help people gain valuable skills for the job market, courses to help parents and carers support with their children’s learning and a wide range of mental health and wellbeing courses.
Language courses are also available, with beginner courses taught by native speakers that combine history, culture and language to offer an immersive learning experience.
Jay from Rothley, who is learning Portuguese, said: “I always wanted to learn another language as nobody else in my family speaks a foreign language. I work in football and view learning a language as a career progression, as learning Portuguese will enable me to converse with Brazilian or Portuguese players. I have recently appointed a friend from Portugal as a coach and want to practise my new language skills with him.”
Search and apply for courses online on our GoLearn pages or call the GoLearn team on FREEphone 0800 988 0308 (lines are open 8:30am to 7pm, Monday-Friday) to speak to an advisor to find out more about the courses, fees or paying by instalments.
The 10 per cent New Year discount is automatically applied to the fees displayed on the website and can be used in conjunction with the 70 per cent reduced fee, which is available to anyone who is in receipt of certain benefits or on low income. Depending on personal circumstances, some courses may be free.