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Celebrating Adult Learners’ Week across the borough

Press release   •   Jun 02, 2014 15:41 BST

Rochdale Borough Libraries in partnership with Hopwood Hall College are hosting taster sessions for four courses to highlight Adult Learners’ Week.

The tasters have been organised to give adults an insight into the types of community education available locally and to get more people in the borough learning.

Adult Learners’ Week, now in its 23rd year, has helped thousands of adults throughout the country get back into learning. This year it runs from 14 – 21 June, with the taster sessions starting in libraries from Monday 16 June. The sessions will be repeated during the week beginning 21 July to give more people the chance to try a new skill.

Councillor Peter Williams, Cabinet Member for Economic Development and Customer Services said:

“This is a great opportunity for adults in the borough to experience the types of courses available at Hopwood Hall College and to see how the courses can help them. People can sample more than one if they wish and see which best suits their learning needs.”

Hopwood Hall’s mission is ‘to provide the widest range of quality education and training to learners in the borough of Rochdale and beyond, to ensure they achieve their individual, educational and employment goals, whilst meeting the skills needs of the region’.

If the taster sessions are popular, it is planned that the full 6-10 week courses will be offered in Rochdale Borough Libraries from September, making education much more accessible.

The taster sessions on offer are:

·  Rochdale Central Library, Number One Riverside:
Tuesday 17 June and 22 July, 12-2pm, English for Speakers of other Languages
Tuesday 17 June and 22 July, 3-5pm, Managing Your Money
Thursday 19 June and 24 July, 10-1.30pm, Get Creative
Friday 20 June and 25 July, 10-12pm, Digital Photography

·  Middleton Library:
Monday 16 June and 21 July, 1-3pm, Managing Your Money
Tuesday 17 June and 22 July, 12-2pm, Digital Photography

·  Darnhill Library:
Tuesday 17 June and 22 July, 2-5.30pm, Get Creative

·  Littleborough Library:
Monday 16 June and 21 July, 2-5.30pm, Get Creative

Places are free, but limited, and can be booked by calling into any library in the borough or by emailing

For more information ask any member of library staff or go to

For more information about the full courses, contact Hopwood Hall on 0161 643 7560 or email

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