SBC Adult Community Learning


Residents are welcome to join some new community learning courses - scroll down for more information on what is available. Sign up to any of the courses below here.

Art, Craft & Design

Arts and crafts for parents, carers and children using the festive season as inspiration. Get lots of crafty ideas and learn something new to share with your children. Try out new arts and crafts skills in a relaxed and friendly environment and have some fun along the way.

Sign up to any of the courses here.

Dates and times

Croft Playgroup, Marlborough Lane, Swindon

12 November to 10 December 2018 Mondays 9.15-11.15am for 5 weeks

Lawn Primary School, Swindon

12 November to 10 December 2018 Mondays 1-3pm for 5 weeks

Drove Primary School, Swindon

13 November to 11 December 2018 Tuesdays 9-11am for 5 weeks

Eldene Primary School, Eldene, Swindon

13 November to 11 December 2018 Tuesdays 9-11am for 5 weeks

Hazelwood Academy, Swindon

14 November to 12 December 2018

Tuesdays 1-3pm

for 5 weeks

Drove Primary School, Swindon

14 November to 12 December 2018

Wednesdays 9-11am

for 5 weeks

East Wichel School, Wichelstowe, Swindon

15 November to 13 December 2018 Thursdays 9-11am for 5 weeks

Holy Cross Primary School, Swindon

15 November to 13 December 2018

Thursdays 1-3pm

for 5 weeks

Even Swindon Primary School, Swindon

16 November to 14 December 2018 Fridays 9.30-11.30am for 5 weeks

Nythe Primary School, Swindon

16 November to 14 December 2018 Fridays 1-3pm for 5 weeks

Nature Craft

Arts and crafts, parent and children work together to create items using natural materials found in the garden or woodland.

Sign up to any of the courses here.

Dates and times

Croft Playgroup, Marlborough Lane, Swindon

17 September to 15 October 2018 Mondays 9.15-11.15am for 5 weeks

Everleigh Centre, Penhill, Swindon

18 Sep 2018 to 16 Oct 2018 Tuesdays 9-11am for 5 weeks

East Wichel School, Wichelstowe, Swindon

20 September to 18 October 2018 Thursdays 9-11am for 5 weeks

Nythe Primary School, Swindon

21 September to 19 October 2018 Fridays 1-3pm for 5 weeks

Digital skills - Exploring the Internet for Beginners

This course is for absolute beginners and those who know just a little about how to use a computer, covers getting started, searching the internet, using email. Option of creating folders and files in Word, uploading digital photos and using memory sticks for those with a bit more experience

Sign up to any of the courses here.

Dates and times

North Swindon Library, Orbital Shopping Park, Swindon

19 October to 09 November 2018 Fridays 12.30-4.30pm for 4 weeks

Central Library, Regent Circus, Swindon

From 28 November to 19 December 2018 Wednesdays 10.30am-2:30pm for 4 weeks

Park Library, Cavendish Square, Swindon

From 18 January to 08 February 2019 Fridays 11.30-3.30pm for 4 weeks

Microsoft Office

This course is for those who have very basic skills in Microsoft Office and want to improve these to help get back to work, you can also refresh your basic maths and English skills.

Dates and times

Central Library, Regent Circus, Swindon

17 October to 07 November 2018 Wednesdays 10.30am-2.30pm for 4 weeks

West Swindon Library, The Link Centre, Swindon

29 November to 20 December 2018 Thursdays 1.30-4.30pm for 4 weeks

Central Library, Regent Circus, Swindon

16 Jan to 06 Feb 2019 Wednesdays 10.30am-12.30pm for 4 weeks

Employability - Reboot Your Skills with added maths

This course is for those who have been unemployed and prepares you to get back into work.

Sign up to any of the courses here.

Dates and times

Broadgreen Community Centre, Salisbury Street, Swindon

04 March to 20 March 2019 Monday x3 Wednesday x3 Friday x2 10am-3pm for 3 weeks

Broadgreen Community Centre, Salisbury Street, Swindon

17 June to 03 July 2019 Monday x3 Wednesday x3 Friday x2 10am-3pm for 3 weeks

Routeways to Employment

Want to return to work? Not sure what skills you have or what you want to do next? Try one of our short courses giving an introduction to the following work sectors: Retail, Customer Service, Business Administration, Health & Social Care, and Hospitality with Food Safety.

Sign up to any of the courses here.

Dates and times

Voluntary Action Swindon, 1 John Street, Swindon

10 October to 12 October 2018 Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 10am-2.30pm one week

Voluntary Action Swindon, 1 John Street, Swindon

21 November to 23 November 2018 Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 10am-2.30pm one week

Voluntary Action Swindon, 1 John Street, Swindon

09 January to 11 January 2019 Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 10am-2.30pm one week

Voluntary Action Swindon, 1 John Street, Swindon

27 February to 01 March 2019 Wed Thu Fri 10am-2.30pm one week

English Skills

Improve your basic skills in writing and reading.

Voluntary Action Swindon, 1 John Street, Swindon

14 January to 18 March 2019

Mondays 10am-2.30pm

for 10 weeks

English - Story sacks

Create a story sack and get young children interested in listening and reading. Makes story time fun for both parent and child, sparking an interest in literacy for pre-school children.

Dates and times

Ferndale Primary School, Wiltshire Avenue, Swindon

07 November to 12 December 2018

Wednesdays 12.30-3pm

for 6 weeks

Drove Primary School, Swindon

08 January to 12 February 2019

Tuesdays 9-11.30am

for 6 weeks

Lawn Primary School, Swindon

10 January to 14 February 2019

Thursdays 9-11.30am

for 6 weeks

Even Swindon Primary School, Swindon

11 January to 15 February 2019

Fridays 9-11.30am

for 6 weeks

Nythe Primary School, Swindon

11 January to 15 February 2019

Fridays 12.30-3pm

for 6 weeks

Maths - Crafty maths

Discover how to encourage pre-school children to start using number skills. Sign up to any of the courses below here.

Dates and times

Croft Playgroup, Marlborough Lane, Swindon

07 January to 11 February 2019

Mondays 9-11.30am

for 6 weeks

Hazelwood Academy, Swindon

09 January to 13 February 2019

Wednesdays 9-11.30am

for 6 weeks

Holy Cross Primary School, swindon

10 January to 14 February 2019

Thursdays 12.45-3.15pm

for 6 weeks

Math Skills

This course is for those who have no previous maths qualifications and want to improve their maths skills.

Dates and times

Voluntary Action Swindon

15 Jan 2019 to 19 Mar 2019

Tuesdays 10am-2.30pm

for 10 weeks

Learner Eligibility

Sign up to any of the courses here.

Swindon residents who meet the following criteria are entitled to our courses free of charge if they are:

  • Aged 19+

  • Unemployed and in receipt of a benefit, job seeking or working 16 hours or less a week and earning no more than £520 per month

  • And have lived in the UK or an EU country continuously for the last 3 years on the first day of their intended course

Learners who haven’t lived in the UK or EU for the required 3 years are eligible if they meet the criteria above and have been granted one of the following:

  • Refugee status

  • Humanitarian Protection

  • Indefinite Leave to enter/remain

  • Discretionary Leave to enter/remain

•Leave to enter to accompany a spouse.12 courses

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