In a recent study conducted across Scottish Learning Centres, Elmwood College’s centre in St Andrews came out well above average in all areas, particularly on the standard of learning and teaching and the level of guidance and support provided in their centres. This survey was undertaken as part of Skills Development Scotland’s quality and branding initiative. Learners were asked to complete a questionnaire to establish and evaluate their attitudes towards their learning experience and 98 of Elmwood’s students were interviewed.
Tom Birrell, Director of Life Long Learning said, “In addition to the confirmation that we are very good at what we do in terms of community based learning, there is useful information on how learners find out about the courses on offer and the learning centres themselves, which will influence our marketing strategy in the future.”
He continued, “Over a quarter of the college’s 5700 enrolments took part in community based courses this year. Subjects ranged from Holiday French to D.I.Y. for Women. There really is something for everyone!”
Programmes are run several times a year and at a variety of different Learning Centres throughout North-east Fife. To find out more about how you can take part, contact Jacky Carstairs, Community Learning Co-ordinator on 01334 470047 or speak to your local community worker.