Hello – we would like to call your attention to the courses available to your parishioners through the Rutland Adult Learning & Skills Service (RALSS), based at the Oakham Enterprise Park, just outside Oakham, and hoping to deliver more widely if there is a demand. We are employed by Rutland County Council but separately funded by the Skills Funding Agency and can offer a variety of courses ranging across Art and Leisure courses to support wellbeing, Languages to challenge our brains, support with maths, English and Digital skills and help with skills to get back into work. Our centre also offers classes to support Independent Living for those with Learning Disabilities.
RALSS is currently taking part in the government backed Multiply initiative, to encourage people to improve their math skills. Our offer includes some soft starter courses to encourage learners to see how math is included in many everyday activities such as budgeting and take some of the mystery and fear out of learning math. These may lead on to further math-based courses, including qualifications if needed, and are all free to learners who don’t already have a level 2 or GCSE in mathematics, or who still have some problems dealing with everyday math. We can also bring these courses into your community if there is enough interest.
We are hoping that you can support us in bringing these courses to the attention of your parishioners and allow us to better support Rutland residents to access our services. We can also offer a free information service to help find other opportunities if our courses are not suitable.
Please could you share this information if you have a newsletter, or somewhere you can post information, and possibly add a link to our web site, www.ralss.org.uk so that interested parties can find more information for themselves. Each course is described on the web site, and there is a downloadable Course Guide which is updated 3 times a year. https://www.ralss.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/RALSS-Apr-Jul-2023-Course-Guide.pdf
If you would like more information, please contact me.
I hope to hear from you soon.