To ensure the county’s communities remain connected and supported, Monmouthshire’s community hubs are offering a wide range of face-to-face adult learning workshops this summer, including accredited courses, such as numeracy, literacy and cookery, as well as non-accredited courses such as languages, photography, pottery and a variety of art courses, plus many more.

Initially opening in May, Monmouthshire community hubs are now offering fun for parents and children during the summer. As the sessions coincide with the summer holidays, the community hubs will also be running a range of adult and child art and craft workshops at Usk, Caldicot, Chepstow and Abergavenny hubs, so those with children can bring them along. These include soft pastels, acrylic on canvas, adult & child foam art, and many more. The role of the council’s community hubs is more important than ever during the pandemic to ensure the county’s communities remain connected and supported. During the recent COVID-19 pandemic, all community hubs have worked hard to ensure that adult learning centres provide a safe learning environment with proper measures put in place.

Councillor Paul Pavia, Monmouthshire County Council’s cabinet member for Education, said: “After a hard 15 months, I’m delighted to see our community hubs providing the public with great opportunities to learn new skills this summer. It is a great way to safely gain a sense of community again, and while the pandemic continues, the community hubs act as an aid to maintaining people’s mental health by offering means of support, and now education.”

Monmouthshire’s community hubs are currently offering courses online via Zoom at 5 hubs (Caldicot, Chepstow, Abergavenny, Usk, Monmouth) where a range of IT equipment is available to loan out to learners wanting to join online courses who lack the equipment. The hubs are also looking forward to recognising Adult Learners week at the beginning of September, by running a variety of online and in-person taster sessions for many interesting courses.

The accredited courses community hubs will be providing this summer 2021:

  • ESOL
  • Numeracy
  • Literacy / Digital Literacy
  • Cookery

The non-accredited courses community hubs will be providing this summer 2021:

  • Languages
  • Art (fine art, watercolours, acrylic, oil, pastels)
  • Sugarcraft
  • Willow Weaving
  • Pottery
  • Photography
  • Photo editing,
  • Creative writing
  • British Sign Language
  • Emergency First aid
  • Food Hygiene
  • Sewing

For more information on Monmouthshire community hub courses, please visit: In Person Courses – Monmouthshire