Roll up for a fresh start

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NEW Year can signal a new pastime or a chance for new training for adults in Ryedale.

The adult learning and skills service at North Yorkshire County Council has issued a new prospectus this week, with over 700 part time courses on offer.

Popular courses include embroidery and sewing, jewellery making, cookery – including sugar craft and cake decorating, Zumba and yoga.

People looking to gain professional qualifications can also apply for accredited courses in business administration, bookkeeping and finance, computers, digital media design, health and social care, childcare and teacher training.

County Councillor Arthur Barker, North Yorkshire’s executive member for Adult Learning said: “We all take stock at this time of year and starting a new activity, continuing with an old one or learning new skills is an excellent way of making a fresh beginning and developing our interests further. What’s more the county council’s adult learning and skills service has frozen fees again in an attempt to keep courses affordable. So we urge people to dip into the prospectus to see the many and varied courses on offer.”

To find out more, contact the Ryedale office on 0845 300 6681 or email

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