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New Classes at the Pulteney Centre, Wick

18th December 2011

Pulteneytown People's Project in Wick will be opening the doors to its new community Centre, Pulteney Centre, at the end of January and promises to bring a huge variety of new classes to the town. Pulteney Centre will be the first of its kind in Wick, offering a comprehensive collection of groups and educational classes all housed under the one roof.

This unique Centre will enable parents to drop their children off at childcare during the day while they attend classes or appointments. Since the closure of Wick College the local area hasn't been able to access such a programme of training and PPP hope people will take full advantage of having such opportunities together in one building.
The Centre has SQA approval and offers both accredited and non accredited courses. The Centre is registered with ILA Scotland (Individual Learning Account) which allows most people the option to claim for the cost of specified courses.

Free courses funded by Highland Council

Spanish for beginners: Thursday 7-9pm. Interested in learning a new language? This course will teach learners the basics of Spanish. Tutored by Manuela Evans

Floral Art: Monday 7.30-9.30pm. This course aims to give a variety of techniques from simple verticals and curves to Japanese, modern, artificial flower making and then more substantial displays as we move towards Easter. Tutored by Sheila Muckle.

Jewellery Making: Monday 10.30-12.30. A fun course where learners can make bracelets and necklaces using various clays, metals and gems. Tutored by Jackie Newton

Art Studies: Monday 6.30-8.30pm. Suitable for anyone who is interested in Art. A variety of materials will be used during the course. Tutored by Jackie Newton

Cooking for Beginners: Thursday 7-9pm. Interested in learning how to cook? The aim of this course is to equip people with the skills needed to cook nutritious, affordable meals.
Cooking for Men: Ideally suited for men who would like to learn new skills to boost their confidence in the kitchen. This course will teach learners how to prepare and cook a range of everyday foods.

Professional Cookery: Monday 7-9pm. This course covers food preparation and cooking using a wide range of foods and cooking methods. Ideal for anyone wishing to advance their skills and knowledge.

Courses funded by Citizens Online.

Basic Computing: Tuesday 7-9pm and Thursday 11.30-1.30. This is suitable for anyone with little or no computer knowledge. Come along and learn how to use the Internet, send emails, use Facebook and Skype, upload photos and do basic editing. Tutored by Amalie Cormack.

Courses which will be charged to attend

PC Passport: Monday 7-9pm and Wednesday 2-4pm. Ideal for anyone looking to gain a recognised computer qualification at Intermediate 1 or 2 or for employers looking to improve their employees computing skills. The course covers Internet, Email, Online Communications, Word Processing, Presentations and Spreadsheets. People can choose to do single units or the full course. ILA funding can be claimed to pay for this qualification. Tutored by Amalie Cormack

Textiles: Tuesday 7-9pm and Thursday 7-9pm. Create wall hangings, mosaics, silk vases and felt making. Learners pay for the course and material costs. Tutored by Bettine Bain

Drawing and Painting Studies: Friday 2-4pm. Ideal for anyone who is interested in drawing and painting. Learners can bring along their own materials and receive tutoring. Tutored by Karyn Fraser

To book a place on any of the courses or for more information please call PPP on 01955 606950 or email p-p-p[AT]


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