New classes at Inverurie Learning Centre

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North East Scotland College is offering a number of new part-time classes at its Inverurie Learning Centre after Easter.

These classes are suitable for people interested in improving their digital photography skills (basics, portraiture or photoshop), computing (basics and next steps), first aid and languages (French and Spanish).

There will also be a practical art class for beginners and an introduction to beauty therapy class running on a Friday morning and afternoon respectively.

Those interested in applying for places on some of these courses may be eligible to pay for their place using an Individual Training Account from Skills Development Scotland.

Skills Development Scotland (SDS) Individual Training Accounts (ITAs) are for people who are 16 or over, living in Scotland and either in low paid work or actively seeking work.

Applicants must have an income of £22,000 a year or less, or be on certain benefits to be eligible to get up to £200 towards the costs of learning or training.

You can apply for an ITA if you are not currently undertaking any secondary, further or higher education, SDS funded training or participating in the Community Jobs Scotland programme.

ITAs are available if you are interested in learning something new or developing an existing skill to support you in work. A number of North East Scotland College’s distance learning courses may also be eligible for funding through the scheme. To find out more about ITAs or discover which courses are eligible for funding in your area, visit www.nescol.ac.uk and click on the Individual Training Accounts (ITAs) link. Applications for Individual Training Accounts must be made through SDS’ My World of Work websitewww.myworldofwork.co.uk

To find out more about Inverurie Learning Centre and the courses available, visit: www.nescol.ac.uk/courses/inverurie-learning-centre or contact the College’s Student Advice Centre on 01224 612330.