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What’s this course about?     

The purpose of this course is to develop understanding of how to get the most out of our local area, including how to find out what is available to us, how to move around and how to be a good neighbour. 

Course format:     

This is a course where you’ll learn together and take part in practical group activities, all in a relaxed and friendly environment.     

Who will benefit from attending?     

This course is for adults who wish to improve their confidence and understanding of how to use public transport, how to find out about local activities and facilities, how to find your way around  – including using technology and how to be a good neighbour to work towards developing their skills in other ways such as independent living, employment, volunteering or community engagement. 

What will I learn?     

  • To identify what is on in the local area 
  • To research events and facilities 
  • To read a bus timetable and calculate time 
  • To understand what behaviours make us good neighbours 
  • To practise self-calming techniques 
  • To practise conflict resolution 

 How long is the course?     

This is run as 2-hour sessions over 5 weeks, with some activities to do at home to help you practise your skills.     

Will I be assessed?     

You will be required to complete some paperwork during this course. This will record and support your learning journey and successes.     

Venue: Medley Centre, County Hall, Trowbridge

Entry Requirements:

Family and Community Learning courses are funded by the Education and Skills Funding Agency. Courses are no cost to learners if they are aged 19+, have a Wiltshire postcode, and have been a resident in UK/EU for 3+years (or have certain immigration status) and if you can tick any of these criteria:

  • have less than 5 GCSEs grades A-C / 9-4
  • in receipt of benefits (other than child benefit)
  • are a military family
  • are a family with children who need additional support
  • are unemployed and looking for work.

If you are unsure if you are eligible, we are always happy to talk things through.

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Click here to enrol: https://workwiltshire.co.uk/enrolment/

Or to contact us call 01225 770478 or email familyandcommunitylearning@wiltshire.gov.uk

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