With the kids back to school today, what better time to think about going back to school yourself? The city council’s adult education programme offers a wide variety of courses geared to suit your circumstances - and, with venues that include Craigroyston High School and Edinburgh’s Telford College, often right on your own doorstep!
No less than 48 venues are offering courses over the next academic term, and the ever popular programme has some exotic new additions this year – how about some Bollywood dancing or Mexican Cooking to spice up your life?
With day, evening and weekend courses on offer across the city, there is a variety of subjects to choose from, including art, computing, languages, fitness, genealogy, crafts, yoga, belly dancing, wine appreciation, gardening or stress management.
Councillor Paul Godzik, Convener for Education, Children and Families said: “The amount of classes and subject matter on offer this year is absolutely fantastic, there truly is something to suit all tastes. Some will see these classes as an opportunity to try something new or take on a hobby but they can also be a stepping stone on to further education or indeed into a new career.
“I would advise anyone who has some time to spare over the coming autumn and winter to look into what’s on offer and to secure your place sooner rather than later.”
Rajni Ravikunar, who is teaching a Bollywood Dancing class this year, says she is looking forward to classes starting and is encouraging the public to have a go: “The classes are great fun and will give participants a chance to get fit too. We’ll be bringing a taste of Bollywood glamour to Edinburgh, I’m really excited.”
There are a number of Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) at Higher and Unit levels being run by Stevenson College Edinburgh and Edinburgh’s Telford College. These can be taken as formal qualifications for work, college or university or simply for personal development or interest.
Courses start on 24 September except Highers which begin on 03 September. Enrolment is now open.