Strode News

21/07/11 - Adults Find Lots to Learn at Strode
Strode News

If you want to learn a new skill, develop a talent or get a qualification to enrich your life or progress your career, then you should take a look at the new courses for adults at Strode College.  The new prospectus offers something for everyone with over 200 courses which run at different times and dates throughout the year.

You may want to improve your career prospects by taking a job-related course, for example in accountancy, food hygiene, preparing to teach, working with children and young people, or counselling.

Or you might want to have a go at something for your personal enjoyment such as digital photography or dance, singing or jewellery making, painting, pottery or yoga, writing or film appreciation.  

And there is a huge range of computer and IT courses available for all abilities, including absolute beginner's courses such as how to use e-mail or the internet, and courses for experienced users such as networking design, installation and management. 

Shirley Theedom, Strode's Deputy Principal said: "Leaving school, college or work doesn't mean you have to stop learning or trying new things. Last year over 3000 adults from across the Mendips took part-time courses with Strode, showing how important adult learning is for many people in our community.  Some people take a class to start a new hobby or relax, others want to keep their body and brain active, some enjoy meeting other people, and others want to learn new skills or get qualifications. There are many reasons for taking a course with us and many rewards too."

Adults can also join Strode's courses for school leavers, with over 40 AS and A levels subjects and nearly 40 vocational courses on offer, and a range of Foundation Degree courses too.  There are also apprenticeship training opportunities available for young adults.

Details of Strode's courses for adults are available on the College website: or you can call 01458 844400 to ask for a copy of the prospectus.

Photo: Visitors to the recent Strode College open event try their hand at watercolour painting with lecturer and professional illustrator Jill White.