If you've every dreamt of being able to dance, play an instrument, write a book or paint a picture . . .
Or maybe you want to get to grips with your digital camera and resizing or retouching your photos . . .
Or perhaps you long to be creative in other ways: making your own jewellery, greetings cards or ceramics. . .
Maybe you just want to have fun and meet new people . . .
Whatever your particular interest, Learning Pembrokehire's small and friendly creative and performance skills classes can help raise confidence in your chosen field and help you fulfil your ambitions!
Courses are suitable for complete beginners, as well as those who want to develop and practice their skills.
We aim to provide a wide range of courses to suit all our customers - Pembrokeshire residents and businesses. Whether you want to develop new skills and interests, work towards a qualification or enhance your career prospects, our courses provide the ideal opportunity.
This section covers a wide range of courses catering for people who want to develop skills in popular hobbies and pastimes areas, as well as some more specialist interests.
Our practical courses include brickwork, plumbing and woodwork, as well as navigation skills - which can be studied to RYA qualification level.
You'll also find courses on traditional photography (for digital photography and image manipulation search under IT/Computing), poetry and history.
We offer a choice of history courses, including local history, national history and, the more practical tracing your family tree - for those keen to uncover their origins.
We also offer a lip-reading course for those who wish to assist the hearing impaired or who suffer from a hearing impairment themselves.
Learning a new language can be both fun and rewarding. You may be planning a holiday abroad or it may be the first step to a new life in a foreign country. Whatever your reasons, Learning Pembrokeshire offers a wide range of language courses to suit everyone - from the complete beginner to the more advanced learner.
Courses are currently available in the following languages:
Holiday courses: These courses aim to provide you with survival skills essential to help you enjoy and make the most of your stay in a foreign speaking country. You will develop a practical understanding of the basics of the language and learn to communicate successfully.
Year 1: This course aims to give you a basic understanding of the structure of the language and to enable you to use the language effectively in a number of everyday situations. This course is suitable for those who have little or no knowledge of the language
Year 2: This course aims to develop your understanding of the language. It will help to deal confidently with a range of situations and converse on a range of topics, including the past and the future. Students should have followed a course at introductory level or should have some experience of studying/speaking the language
Year 3: This intermediate level course is aimed at those who have a firm basic knowledge of the language. It will help you to develop communication skills using a range of tenses, grammar and vocabulary. Students should have completed a course at introductory level or should have 1-2 years experience of studying the language
Year 4: This course will help you to develop your language skills even further, through the study of advanced grammar; contemporary text and recordings, and other aspects of modern culture. Classes will give you the opportunity to improve fluency and comprehension in an open and friendly atmosphere. Students should have studied the language for a minimum of 2-3 years
Year 5: This advanced level course is aimed at those who have studied the language for 3-4 years and wish to practise their speaking, listening, reading and writing skills in the language at an advanced level
Although some classes are accredited, not all classes lead to a formal qualification. However, your tutor will give you regular feedback about your progress, providing you with an individual learning plan to record your personal goals and achievements.
Language courses run for between one and two hours a week, over three terms of ten weeks each. Holiday courses tend to run over one or two terms only.