Learning new skills in North Tyneside has never been easier, with a flurry of courses and opportunities for adults to take part in.

North Tyneside Council’s Adult Learning Alliance has once again teamed up with TyneMet College to offer their joint prospectus for adult learning and skill courses for 2016-17.

This year’s course guide is packed full of opportunities for participants to improve skills, enhance career prospects or simply try out something new.

And a successful term one, for term two, there will be a similar range of programmes across the borough’s 27 course venues starting in January.

Norma Redfearn, Elected Mayor of North Tyneside, said: “I’m delighted that we are once again working with TyneMet to provide this programme for our residents.

“It is our aim to support everyone in North Tyneside to reach their full potential and this prospectus does a fantastic job in providing the very best adult learning courses available.

“It really is a great opportunity and I’d encourage anyone interested to go along to an open day to find out more.”

Residents can sign up to study everything from counselling to creative writing, and from modern foreign languages to becoming a teaching assistant. There are also a wide range of English, maths and IT courses available.

The latest prospectus contains everything residents need to know about up-and-coming open days across the borough, and how to enrol on a programme of study.

Information about costs and how to pay is also included; many readers will find that they will be able to study for free, or at a reduced price. All of the courses listed have been designed to offer great value for money.

For further information, to download the prospectus, or to enrol on a course, go to www.northtyneside.gov.uk/ala.