Strode News

09/05/12 - Adults Find a lot to Learn at Strode College
Strode News

Leaving school, college or work doesn't mean you have to stop learning, trying new things or developing new interests.  And, Strode College in Street has hundreds of part-time courses to help you do this, beginning in July with its new 'Summer School', and followed by an extensive programme of 'Courses for Adults' starting in September.


New Summer School opens for bookings

Following the success of last year's 'Summer School' Strode College has a new extended programme of summer workshops and activities running between 9-20 July. 

The specially created programme of more than 50 short courses includes many activities not normally available at the college, taught by talented local teachers and practitioners. 

Among the wide variety of courses on offer are: willow craft, digital photography, painting, pottery, sculpture, genealogy research, allotment gardening, geology for beginners, cake decoration, creative writing, book binding, felt cobweb scarves, up-cycling, social networking, Adobe Photoshop, beginners bridge and many more. 

Find out more about Strode's new 'Summer School'.

or call: 01458 844400. To book a place on a course visit: or call 01458 442846.


Part-time 'Courses for Adults'

From September Strode will be running over 200 'Courses for Adults' at different times and dates throughout the year; the new brochure is available now (request one or see all courses starting September). 

You may want to improve your career prospects by taking a job-related course, for example in healthcare or childcare, accountancy, food hygiene, hair and beauty, preparing to teach or counselling.

Or you might want to have a go at something for your personal enjoyment such as learning a language or stained glass, digital photography or dance, jewellery making, upholstery, pottery or yoga.   

And there is a wide range of computer and IT courses available for all abilities, including absolute beginners courses such as how to use e-mail or the internet, and courses for more experienced users leading to qualifications. 

To request the new 'Courses for Adults' brochure, which is available from the end of May, call: 01458 844400.

James Staniforth, Principal of Strode College said: "Last year over 3000 adults took part-time courses with Strode, showing how important adult learning is for many people in our community.  We were also able to offer more courses for adult learners last year by introducing our Summer School.  It was a great success, so this year we are offering even more exciting and interesting courses. 

"Our part-time courses are a great way for local people to try something new or develop an interest, in a friendly and supportive group.  They are also a great way for us to share our excellent facilities and expert teachers with the local community."