Courses for adult learners

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ADULT education classes covering a range of subjects are available in Barnsley.

The courses cover everything from childcare to teaching and computer sessions.

A five-week introduction to early years childcare starts on Monday, June 6, with sessions from either 9.30am to 11.30am, or 12.30pm to 2.30pm, at the Eldon Centre.

Students will learn about the foundation stage curriculum, the nursery day and the role they can play in supporting young children.

The course provides an introduction for people who want to either embark on a new career in childcare or help their own children.

Meanwhile, a five-week introductory course for those considering a career as a teaching assistant starts on Wednesday, June 8, from 1pm to 3pm at the Quaker Meeting House, Huddersfield Road.

Students will learn about the national curriculum, the school day and the role they can play in supporting learning in school. Barnsley Adult Learning service is also running two free courses to give computer users advice.

They will learn how to use the internet confidently, safely and securely.

There will also be useful advice on how to protect the home computer and how to protect against identity thieves, viruses, phishing and other internet threats.

n Anyone intested in finding out more about any of the courses on offer should call Barnsley Adult and Family Learning on 01226 775270 to book places and for more information.