Uncover hidden talents in new courses

The list of activities at the Pioneering Care Partnership has grown with a variety of new courses starting next month.

The courses are “an ideal way to learn a new skill, discover a new hobby or improve confidence and self-esteem,” according to the PCP, based in Newton Aycliffe.

“Plus it’s a great start in longer-term learning opportunities or employment.”

Ann Foster has attended a number of PCP’s learning courses and has surprised herself at what she’s achieved. It was a daunting experience for Ann starting a course with low self esteem, but she decided to give it a go.

“I had overcome major health problems, lost my job and wanted to start to rebuild my life and self confidence. I did an employability course last year and straight away I felt relaxed, the Pioneering Care Centre is such a lovely place and the people were very friendly.

“I have now done a number of courses and not only have I discovered I’m a quick learner and can achieve, I have made some really good friends who I now socialise with.”

The new courses include:

Indian Cookery from Friday 2 November, 12.30 – 3.30pm for 7 weeks.
Cost: £44 or free if you receive JSA or some other benefits.

Floral Designs for Christmas from Wednesday 14 November, 6 – 8pm for 5 weeks.

Food Safety Level 2 one day course on Wednesday 28 November from 8.30am – 4.30pm.
Cost: £16 or free to JSA or ESA claimants.

Emergency First Aid one day course on Wednesday 12 December from 8.30am – 4.30pm.
Cost: £16 or free to JSA or ESA claimants.

Enquiries on any courses can be made by telephone on 01325 321234, or email enquiries@pcp.uk.net. All courses run subject to sufficient demand and it is recommended that places are booked as soon as possible.