Adult Learners Week 2018

19 - 25 May 2018

Adult Learners Week is a national celebration of learning across Scotland. The purpose is to recognise the positive role which learning can play in changing lives.

In South Ayrshire, the Council is running a number of events and activities as part of Adult Learning Week.

To find out what’s happening, please see the table below.

Once you find an activity that’s right for you, please phone one of the following numbers to check availability and to get more information.

You can also email us at CLD@south-ayrshire.gov.uk to find out about other adult learning opportunities in your local area.

Adult learning activities

Ayr

Activity Date/Time Venue Contact
ESOL Chat Café (Official Launch) - for those who wish to improve their spoken English as a second language Saturday 19th May 2018 10am – 12 noon Riverside Church, Ayr Ann Gentilomo
PEEP babies – Parenting Programme Monday 21st May 2018 10am - 11am Lochside Community Centre, Ayr Pauline Vause
Basic IT Group – IT for beginners Monday 21st May 2018 10am – 12noon Lochside Learning Centre, Ayr Gail Douglas
Reading Group – improve your reading skills Monday 21st May 2018 10am – 12noon Adult Learning Hub, John Pollock Centre, Ayr Gail Douglas
IT Drop In - access to computers with support Monday 21st May 2018 10am – 12noon Lochside Learning Centre Sammy Brown
5 to Thrive/PEEP - Parenting Programme Monday 21st May 2018 12.30pm - 2pm Newton Primary School Pauline Vause
Basic IT Group – IT for beginners Monday 21st May 2018 1.30pm – 2.30pm Adult Learning Hub, John Pollock Centre, Ayr Gail Douglas
Additional Support Needs Group – basic writing and number skills for adults with ASN Monday 21st May 2018 2pm – 3.30pm Lochside Community Centre Gail Douglas
ESOL Literacies Group – improve your English as a second language Monday 21st May 2018 6pm – 7.30pm ESOL Room, John Pollock Centre, Ayr Ann Gentilomo
ESOL Literacies Group – improve your English as a second language Tuesday 22nd May 2018 9.30am – 11am ESOL Room, John Pollock Centre, Ayr Ann Gentilomo
Canny Baking – improve your confidence & basic baking skills in a friendly group Tuesday 22nd May 2018 10am - 12.30pm Lochside Community Centre Steven Thomson
Basic IT Group – IT for beginners Tuesday 22nd May 2018 1pm – 2pm Adult Learning Hub, John Pollock Centre, Ayr Gail Douglas
IT Drop In – access to computers with support Tuesday 22nd May 2018 1pm – 2pm Adult Learning Hub, John Pollock Centre, Ayr Gail Douglas
ESOL Literacies Group - improve your English as a second language Tuesday 22nd May 2018 1pm – 2.30pm ESOL Room, John Pollock Centre, Ayr Susan Wilson
Yoga - a 6 week taster to give it a try Tuesday 22nd May 2018 1:15pm- 2:30pm Lochside Community Centre Sammy Brown
Universal Job Match Group – get support with employability skills Tuesday 22nd May 2018 2pm – 3.30pm Lochside Community Centre Gail Douglas
Adult Learners’ Celebration – celebrating achievements of adult learners Tuesday 22nd May 2018 6.30pm – 8.pm Chambers, Ayr Town Hall Rhonda Leith
Literacies Group – improving core skills and confidence in a group setting Wednesday 23rd May 2018 9.30am – 11am Adult Learning Hub, John Pollock Centre, Ayr Ann Gentilomo
Basic IT Group – IT for beginners Wednesday 23rd May 2018 10am – 11am Adult Learning Hub, John Pollock Centre, Ayr Ann Gentilomo
Lochside Volunteer Café – volunteers provide affordable food & refreshments for the local community Wednesday 23rd May 2018 10.30am – 2.30pm Lochside Community Centre Steven Thomson
Corridor of Success launch – celebrating the success of learners in Lochside Wednesday 23rd May 2018 12pm – 2pm Lochside Community Centre Scott Thomson
ESOL IT Group – improve your IT skills where English is your second language Wednesday 23rd May 2018 12.30pm – 2pm Adult Learning Hub, John Pollock Centre, Ayr Ann Gentilomo
ESOL IT Group – improve your IT skills where English is your second language Wednesday 23rd May 2018 3pm - 4pm Dalmilling Primary School Pauline Vause
ESOL Literacies – improve your English as a second language Wednesday 23rd May 2018 6pm – 7.30pm Adult Learning Hub, John Pollock Centre, Ayr Kate Sangster
Parent and Child Cooking Wednesday 23rd May 2018 3pm - 4pm Dalmilling Primary School Pauline Vause
Canny Cooking – improve your basic cooking skills in a friendly, informal group Thursday 24th May 2018 10am - 12.30pm Lochside Community Centre Steven Thomson
Creativity Corner – enjoy art based activity in this friendly & informal group Thursday 24th May 2018 10am - 3.30pm Lochside Community Centre Sammy Brown
IT Drop In - access to computers with support Thursday 24th May 2018 10am – 12noon Lochside Learning Centre Sammy Brown
IT Drop In – access to computers with support Thursday 24th May 2018 1.30pm – 2.30pm Adult Learning Hub, John Pollock Centre, Ayr Gail Douglas
Parent and Child Homework Club – parents & children working together to enhance skills & knowledge Thursday 24th May 2018 3pm - 4pm Braehead Primary School Pauline Vause
Women's Group – enjoy a range of activities in an informal group Friday 25th May 2018 11.30am - 2.30pm Lochside Community Centre Sammy Brown
Basic IT Group – IT for beginners Friday 25th May 2018 1pm – 2pm Adult Learning Hub, John Pollock Centre, Ayr Gail Douglas

Carrick

Activity Date/Time Venue Contact
ESOL/Literacy Reading Group – improve your English as a second language Tuesday 22nd May 2018 9.30am – 11.30am Carrick Opportunities Centre, Girvan Elaine Fitzsimmons
Access to Computers Drop In – access to computers with support Tuesday 22nd May 2018 10 – 11am Carrick Opportunities Centre, Girvan Marjorie Ross
Basic IT Group – IT for beginners Tuesday 22nd May 2018 11am – 12noon Carnegie Building, Maybole Arlene Milligan
Basic IT Group – IT for beginners Tuesday 22nd May 2018 12noon – 1pm Carnegie Building, Maybole Arlene Milligan
Literacies Group - Helps adult to improve all aspects of their literacy skills in a friendly, informal group Tuesday 22nd May 2018 1pm – 2pm Carnegie Building, Maybole Arlene Milligan
North Carrick Cares Event – public drop in event to find out information about groups & services in North Carrick. Tuesday 22nd May 2018 6.30 – 8.30pm McCandlish Hall, Straiton Chic Martindale
Living Life to the Full – a course to help people cope better with life’s challenges Wednesday 23rd May 2018 9.30am - 11.30am Carrick Opportunities Centre, Girvan Pauline Vause
Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) – gain the certificate which enables you to work in the construction industry Wednesday 23rd May 2018 9am - 4pm Carrick Opportunities Centre, Girvan Pauline Vause
Job Search Drop In – access to computers & employability support Wednesday 23rd May 2018 10 – 11.30 am Carrick Opportunities Centre, Girvan Marjorie Ross
Infant Massage – new parents learn how to massage their babies Wednesday 23rd May 2018 10am CLD Office, Maybole Alison Wales
Basic IT Group - IT for beginners Wednesday 23rd May 2018 11.45am - 12.45pm Carrick Opportunities Centre, Girvan Elaine Fitzsimmons
PEEP (birth to age 3)/First Aid for parents of babies and toddlers – parents learn First Aid skills Wednesday 23rd May 2018 1pm Carrick Opportunities Centre, Girvan Alison Wales
PEEP (6 months to 1 year) including presentation of certificates – parenting programme Wednesday 23rd May 2018 1pm CLD Office, Maybole Alison Wales
Living Life to the Full (call-back session) – a course to help people cope with life’s challenges Wednesday 23rd May 2018 2pm - 3pm Carrick Opportunities Centre, Girvan Pauline Vause
Champions Board - Corporate Parenting Awareness Training for Learning Community partners. Thursday 24th May 2018 10am – 12noon Carrick Opportunities Centre, Girvan Ronnie Sinclair
PEEP (birth to 3 years) – Parenting programme Thursday 24th May 2018 10am Dailly Community Centre Alison Wales
Basic IT Group – IT for beginners Thursday 24th May 2018 11.30am -12.30pm Carrick Opportunities Centre, Girvan Elaine Fitzsimmons
PEEP (birth to 6 months) – Parenting programme Thursday 24th May 2018 1pm CLD Office, Maybole Alison Wales
Access to Computers Drop In – access to computers with support Thursday 24th May 2018 2 – 3pm Carrick Opportunities Centre, Girvan Marjorie Ross
Taking a Stand Against Scams Presentation - how to protect and prevent yourself from becoming a victim of scams Thursday 24th May 2018 2.30pm - 4pm Carrick Opportunities Centre, Girvan Elaine Fitzsimmons
PEEP (1 – 3 year olds) including presentation of certificates – Parenting programme Friday 25th May 2018 10am CLD Office, Maybole Alison Wales

Troon and Prestwick

Activity Date/Time Venue Contact
PEEP Babies – Parenting programme Monday 21st May 2018 11am – 12 noon Barassie Primary School Lesley Shepherd
PEEP Babies – Parenting programme Monday 21st May 2018 1.30 – 2.30pm Heathfield Primary School Lesley Shepherd
ESOL Family Learning Group – families improve their English as a second language Wednesday 23rd May 2018 9.30am – 11am Seagate Church, Troon Susan Wilson
Literacies Group Wednesday 23rd May 2018 9.30am – 12pm Troon Library Arlene Milligan
ESOL Family Learning Group – families improve their English as a second language Wednesday 23rd May 2018 11am – 12.30pm Seagate Church, Troon Susan Wilson
Basic IT Group – IT for beginners Friday 25th May 2018 10 – 11.30 am Marr Educational Resource Centre Rhonda Leith
ESOL Chat Café Troon – for those who wish to improve their spoken English as a second language Friday 25th May 2018 10am – 12 noon Seagate Church, Troon Susan Wilson