A Taster For The Summer

Mon, 15/01/2001 - 00:00

Local students aged between 16 and 18 are being offered the chance to take part in fun taster courses this summer - and they will get £20 if they successfully complete the Summer School 2011 course.

East Durham College is offering the new 3-day Summer School courses at both their Peterlee and Houghall Campuses.

250 young people have already applied to take part but places are still available.

Alistair Cummins-MacLeod, Press and Marketing Manager at the College, said: “We are thrilled that the Summer School idea has proven to be so popular with local young people.

“It’s a great reflection of the maturity of them that they are happy to give up 3 days of their summer holidays to gain some new skills.”

The Summer School is completely free of charge and open to anyone aged 16 to 18 – you don’t need to be planning to study full-time at the College.

The Summer School courses include Art, Agriculture, Animal Care, Arboriculture, Beauty Therapy, Brickwork, Business, Catering, Child Care, Countryside & Environment, Electrical Technology, Equine Studies, Fitted Interiors, Floristry, Gas Engineering, Hairdressing, Health and Social Care, Horticulture, IT, Joinery, Land Based Operations, Media, Music, Outdoor Education, Public Uniformed Services, Painting & Decorating, Performing Arts, Plastering, Sport Studies, Travel & Tourism and finally... Wall & Floor Tiling.

The College promises the courses will be interesting, fun and enjoyable - and students will get a nationally recognised qualification while doing them - bonus!

The courses will run on Monday 4th July to 6th July and again from the 6th July to 8th July. The animal and land based courses at Houghall are also repeated again the following week.

The Summer School students will also get to see highly acclaimed up and coming band Twister at a free gig if they enrol on the first week.

For more details or to apply for a place please call Student Services on 0191 518 8222 or you can simply text your first name to 88020 and we will call you back.