Adults across Northumberland are being offered the chance to improve their job prospects or train in a new discipline, thanks to a new Northumberland County Council learning and skills service.

A series of new courses have been announced in the recently published ‘you live, you learn’ learning and skills prospectus, covering skills-based classes, job-related training, apprenticeships and employability improvement.

The prospectus includes details of more than 300 courses which will be held in Northumberland County Council’s Adult Learning Centres across the county.

Northumberland County Councillor Wayne Daley, cabinet member with responsibility for adult learning said: “This prospectus has a strong focus on skills for work, with many of the courses designed to prepare people for the job opportunities within Northumberland.”

The spring prospectus includes free short courses in digital skills; English and maths; customer service and retail; and getting started in the leisure industry. Free taster workshops courses are also available in social care and education as well as a new free four-week introductory course to childcare.