ANYONE wishing to take advantage of a learning service, where education is flexible and free, should head to their local library. Where can you go to improve your skills or fill some free time where courses are free and flexible to learn at your own pace?
Your library card entitles you to not just a wide range of books but also access to a whole world of free learning opportunities, where you can improve your skills or fill some free time – all while learning at your own pace.
New in Thurrock Libraries this autumn is Universal Class which gives access to over 400 courses covering subjects such as office skills, psychology, crafts, creative writing, cookery, management skills, sciences, computer skills and photography.
All you need to have is a library card (which is available free of charge), an email address, access to a computer and choose a course which you will find inspiring and enjoyable.
This is an online service which offers a wide range of courses as well as access to a real tutor who will assess submitted work. Use your library card to book a computer, join your chosen course and have up to six months to complete it from when you last used it.
Simply click on the “online learning” link at www.thurrock.gov.uk/libraries to join the Universal Class. Please call Rachel Gallehawk on 01375 413970 for further information.