Free Courses For Over 19s In Eastbourne & Polegate

Friday 24th March 2017

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Street Learning, who provide free courses for anyone aged 19 or over from Wealden or Eastbourne, has announced a new programme for Spring featuring a variety of new courses as well as returning favourites.

“The Street Learning courses have been a tremendous success, providing a fantastic opportunity for jobseekers and anyone wanting to learn a new skill,” said Councillor Roy Galley, Cabinet member for Economic Development. “As it’s nearly Spring I’m delighted to see new courses for active outdoors pursuits. There are also Dementia Friend sessions to help spread awareness and understanding and to get people to think about what they can do to make their local community more dementia friendly. I also welcome the addition of a course on safety from East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service.”

Courses are on offer from April to July 2017 and are run across Wealden and Eastbourne. Bookings are made directly with the providers and some can be arranged at timings to suit you.

Topics include:

  • Improve your reading and/or writing skills
  • Improve your maths
  • IT for You
  • Cooking on a Budget
  • Creative writing
  • Introduction to Tablets
  • Future focus – CV writing skills
  • Sugarcraft Taster Session
  • The Key to Communication
  • Recognising your skills
  • Maths 4 Parents
  • Spring Walks
  • Gardening for Wellbeing
  • Search Resilience
  • What to Expect at Work
  • Stress Management
  • Easy Cooking – Eat Well on a Budget
  • Furniture painting
  • Get outside and garden
  • Walk Leader Training
  • Dementia Friends Session
  • Improving your Photos
  • Skills for SAFER LIVING
  • Beginners Computer Course

For more information and to download the new programme, just search for Street Learning on the Wealden website, or request a copy by emailing

Street Learning is a partnership project between Wealden District Council, East Sussex County Council’s Library Service, Now! Charity, Sussex Downs College, East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service and Sussex Community Development Association.

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