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Saturday, 25 October 2014

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From mechanics to baking – and big hair!

TO celebrate National Adult Learners’ Week in May, Lakes College launched the second cohort of short leisure courses following the success of its first range at the start of the year.

Nigella Lawson and David Bailey wannabes learned how to make delicious treats and capture the perfect picture in January, on the cupcake making and digital photography courses.

The sessions gave people the chance to learn something new, whether for a hobby or a new life-long skill.

Following the high demand for the short courses, the college launched another range in support of Adult Learners’ Week (May 12 to 18).

The diverse courses included the likes of making 500 calorie meals, alfresco dining, wedding stationery and big hair.

Budding joiners, plumbers and mechanics had the chance to take a short course as an introduction to the trades and learn basic skills. They also repeated a selection of the most popular courses from the beginning of the year, including making the most of make-up, cupcake making and digital photography.

Beth Scales, of Cockermouth, a full-time teacher and mum, took the digital photography course in January and said: “I did hesitate to book a place on the course because I am a busy working mum and there are never enough hours in the day but I am so glad I did – the course was excellent. I gained lots of extra knowledge about the functionality of my camera and I feel the quality of my photos has improved lots since.”

Laura Lithgow, 25, of Whitehaven, joined the group on the making the most of your make-up course. She said: “It was great to meet others as well as learn skills I can use on a daily basis.”

For more information on adult courses at Lakes College, visit www.lcwc.ac.uk or contact students services on 01946 839300.

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