Try new skills and courses at Learnfest in Poole tomorrow

AN event showcasing courses to help people develop new skills, start a new hobby or even training for a new career takes place tomorrow (July 31).

Learnfest takes place at Gather, on the ground floor of the Dolphin Centre in Poole, giving visitors the chance to get a free taste of some of the hundreds of adult education courses available from September with the Skills & Learning group.

At 10.30am, Beauty Therapies tutors will be giving a live demo exploring different eyelash lift techniques and passing on some practical skills.

A free Psychology taster session will run from 11.30am, examining the theme of Looking At and After our minds.

This will be followed at 12.30pm with English tutors hosting: A Dump or a Dream? The Art of Persuasive Writing, and at 1.30pm there will be an Arts & Crafts taster with the opportunity to make bookmarks.

Maths will be in the spotlight at 2.30pm with a Numbers and Nature taster session, and at 3.30pm there will be a chance to find out about studying English with 30 English words in 30 minutes.

The last taster session of the day will be Performing Arts: Introduction to Performance Skills, at 4.30pm.

Skills & Learning is Dorset and BCP Council’s joint adult education provider.

The non-profit organisation has 30 learning centres offering daytime and evening courses, across Dorset.

Financial help and even free courses are available, depending on learners’ personal circumstances.

Baylie Hart, curriculum manager at Skills & Learning, said: “Whether you want to learn something new, add to your qualifications or are considering pursuing a totally different career direction, Learnfest is an excellent opportunity to be inspired.

“Members of our employability team will be on hand throughout the day to give a free CV health check, and our advice and guidance team will be there to advise on courses and how they can support you on your exciting, new Adult Learning journey.”

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