Free adult learning courses for residents in Islington
Islington Council have opened up this year’s inscriptions for their free community learning courses.
The courses, which include Computer skills, Maths and ESOL classes, are offered by the Islington’s Adult and Community Learning service every year for people over the age of 19 who are unemployed or have a low-income and are on benefits.
The aim is to provide adults in the borough, with the skills and confidence needed to gain employability or move onto further education.
Learning Development Manager at Islington Council, Aldo Zoella, 36, said: “ The courses have been running for at least 15 years. We get about 3,000 learners a year, so it’s very successful. We range from Inner day computer courses to year-long English and Math courses”.
According to Zoella, the majority of adults that enrol on the different courses are over the age of 40.
Mother of two, Norma Williamson, 48, said: “I am doing preparing back to work and catering because I want to work in schools as a dinner lady so I want to work towards that just for now whilst my daughter is still young.”
“What prompted me were finances to be honest. I’ve got no money, my daughter is getting older now so I am able to go back out there and get a job again,” she said.
Norma Williamson, enrolling at one of the Learning centres.
Courses are due to start in two weeks for the summer term and enrolment will be taking place on Wednesday 13 and Thursday 14 April from 9:30am to 4pm at the Arsenal Hub, 3 Corners and First steps Learning centres.