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Community college shortlisted for national award

20 December 2017
Thurrock Adult Community College (TACC) has been shortlisted for a national adult learning provider award for the second year in a row.
The college, based in Grays, has been highlighted for the Times Educational Supplement Further Education (TesFE) 2018 Adult and Community Learner Provider Award, held in association with the Education and Training Foundation. The awards celebrate excellent and innovative practice across the further education sector and are now in their seventh year.

Thurrock Adult Community College achieves Good rating from Ofsted

15 September 2017
Thurrock Adult Community College is celebrating after receiving a positive report from Ofsted inspectors.
The Community College based in Richmond Road, Grays, has received a 'Good' rating following an inspection in June. Inspectors were impressed with the range of activities and courses available.
The college were also praised for their development of close partnerships with social support agencies and with employers to provide purposeful pre-employment training to help people get into work.

Celebration of Learning at TACC

4 July 2017
As part of the national Festival of Learning, Thurrock Council's Thurrock Adult Community College (TACC) hosted a Celebration of Learning where College Principal, Jaki Bradley, welcomed learners to share their achievements and experiences with their peers, friends and family.
Individual learner awards were presented by friend of the college and advocate of adult learning in Thurrock, the Cabinet Member for Health and Education at Thurrock Council, Cllr James Halden.

TACC hosts Active Citizens Together event

26 May 2017
Over a hundred learners from Thurrock Adult Community College were invited to join together for an Active Citizens Together (ACT) event last Tuesday (16 May).
Students from the English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) course came along to a practical session about how to become more active in the community along with skills around how to access services they might need, particularly around emergency services and advice on how to keep themselves and their families safe.

Beauty school sessions for adult learners

10 April 2017
Don’t miss these adult learning opportunities to gain practical beauty skills – just in time for summer events, or simply to enjoy learning something new, close to home, at Thurrock Council’s Adult Community College.
Evening workshops available include:
Eyelash Extensions
Contouring
Scalp Massage
Wedding Make-up
Short courses are also available to learn:

Family arts and crafts after-school

10 April 2017
Relax after school finishes and enjoy working with your family to create imaginative crafty projects together, at your local Adult Community College in Grays.
Activities are provided by Thurrock Council’s Family Learning team and are recommended for families with children aged 5 to 12 years.
The course is great value, with six sessions on offer for just £5 per family – one adult and two children – including resources.
Be quick to enrol – course starts Wednesday 26 April, 4pm to 5:30pm and bookings must close a week before on the 19 April.

Web skills course for adults in April

24 March 2017
Learn how to create, manage and run a great WordPress website on a short course now enrolling at Thurrock Council’s Adult Community College in Grays.
Find out how simple it can be to build and maintain your own professional-looking website using one of the most popular and accessible web publishing platforms around.
Ideal small business owners, community groups or anyone with a hobby, this three week community learning course is priced at only £2.50, for adult learners of any age and starts on Wednesday 19 April from 12:30pm to 2:30pm.

A taste of adult learning, on your doorstep

14 March 2017
Thurrock Council's Adult Community College in Grays is opening its doors on selected Saturdays this Spring to offer taster workshops.
Already proving popular, these reduced price classes give adults and families the chance to have a go at something new right on their doorstep.
Choose from a range of hair, beauty, business, computer and wellbeing courses plus fun crafty challenge workshops for families.

Release your inner creativity

13 March 2017
Would you like to be creative but don’t have the space or the skills?
Join one of the art courses at Thurrock Council's Adult Community College in Grays and release your inner creativity!
Under the guidance of one of our in-house artists will share their knowledge and techniques and show you how easy it is to create unique visual art from minimal source materials and equipment.
Learn new skills in relaxed adult learning classes on a 5-week evening course starting Wednesday 26 April at 7:30pm or enrol on the taster workshop, Saturday 22 April from 10am to 1pm.

Share your skills with adult learners

13 March 2017
Do you have an interest and enjoy helping others?
Have you considered sharing your knowledge and experience with adult learners?
There are lots of part-time sessional tutor and invigilator opportunities working in adult and community learning within the rewarding and supportive environment of Thurrock Adult Community College.