HOPING to build on the success of last term, Derbyshire County Council have included the popular upholstery class in its new release of adult education courses on offer.
The council have announced details of the classes on offer to Ashbourne residents this autumn.
Many courses are on offer such as basic computing, first aid, and entry level languages including French and Spanish.
English and maths classes up to and including GCSEs are also offered for free.
More unusual course options include courses in bookkeeping, lip reading, self-esteem and Christmas floristry.
Queen Elizabeth Grammar School will host Thursday evening classes in sugarcraft and woodworking while Hilltop Infant School has Pilates and boxercise sessions on Wednesdays.
Also on offer will be the highly successful City and Guilds Upholstery (Creative Techniques) course from last term.
The previous upholstery group achieved six distinction grades, leading many of the learners to go onto further learning, jobs and even self-employment.
The course tutor, Julie Coxon, has been described as an inspiration for the group, guiding them through upholstering an Ottoman and an overstuffed chair, while developing their artistic skills.
The City and Guilds external verifier, Deborah Bird, commended the teaching of the course.
She said: “The standard of delivery and outcome as sampled are quite exceptional with an in-depth and systematic approach to the interpretation of the syllabus together with a high level of craft skills paired with innovative design work.”
The course is already filling up quickly and anyone interested in joining this course or any other adult education course should call the centre on the number at the end of this article.
A full list of the courses offered is available online at www.derbyshire.gov.uk/coursesearch.
Course prices range from £4 to £370, with fees sorted into different bands with concessions available.
For more information contact the Ashbourne Community Education Centre on 01629 533696 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.