January 5, 2011
up now for free adult training courses in Highbridge
in the Burnham-On-Sea area can brush up their first aid skills,
cooking and food hygiene knowledge by taking part in a series
of free courses from later this month.
Sedgemoor Community Parntnership, which operates Highbridge's
Morland Hall, has received grant funding to run the free courses
in conjunction with Somerset Skills and Learning.
The courses are running from January to March this year and comprise
The first, cooking for special occasions, will be held over
six Wednesday sessions starting on January 12th.
A general first aid training will be given by the British Red
Cross, which will be held over three Thursday sessions starting
on February 3rd.
And an IEH Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering and Hygiene
will be held in conjunction with Blake Training over three Wednesday
sessions starting on March 2nd.
course is being run on mornings during school term time to allow
parents with children at school to participate. A crèche
will be available subject to demand.
In order to obtain full enrolment information and book a place
on this course, applicants shoud email richard.mathews
@morlandhall.org.uk or call 07827-647856 and leave a number.
Please note that places are limited.
Organiser Richard Mathews told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "There
is a symbiotic need for sustainability both at Morland Hall and
with meaningful training for residents in the toughest economic
climate for a generation."
"Volunteers from SCP and local community organisations will
be encouraged to attend the training. This project offers the
opportunity for hard to reach target groups to engage in meaningful
activities to develop skills that through community led projects
such as the community café, will enhance their participation
in community activities and change lives. Previous courses have
led to students taking up their own community projects and standing
for public office. Learning advisors will be available for progression."
The partnership is primarily targeting residents of the Morland
Estate plus deprived wards in Berrow, Burnham and Highbridge together
with other residents in any part of Somerset who may be disadvantaged
as a result of income, disability or mental health problems or
as a consequence of being a minority group.