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Education - Night Classes & Further Education

Michaelston Adult Centre

Everyone's welcome at Michaelston Adult Centre located on the site of Michaelston Community College, just a short distance from Culverhouse Cross.

We run a variety of courses from languages to belly-dancing, web design to psychology. Check out our brochure or give us a call to find out more.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Check out the link to find out more: View our 2009/2010 brochure   :   Course Fees

Michaelston Adult Centre (The MAC)

Michaelston Road
Tel: (029) 2067 1430
Fax: (029) 2067 1434
Fresh Start Courses
Cardiff Basic Skills Service
This year we are offering a brand new range of courses called Freshstart. Designed for learners who don't have qualifications or want to return to learning after a break. Freshstart courses give a taster of a subject and are short and informal, without exams.
What are Freshstart courses?
These are short informal courses that give a taster of a subject that can lead on to studying a vocational course, either with Cardiff Council or with another education provider. There are *no exams to be taken or files of work to be kept.
* Apart from the Working with Under 5's course
Who are Freshstart Courses intended for?
Freshstart Courses are for people who:
Would like to return to learning after a break
May be thinking about training for a job, but want to see if it suits them
Don't have any qualifications higher than a 'Level 2' - the equivalent of a GCSE or an NVQ level 2.
Live in the area local to the course venue.
How much do they Cost?
Freshstart courses cost only £7.70* for those who meet the above criteria. To find out if you are eligible to join a Freshstart Course, contact the centre where the course is offered.

*For the Working with Under 5s course there is an additional cost for accreditation

Disability Advisory & Resource Team (DART)
Academic Year 2010

Cardiff's Basic Skills Service offers day and evening activities at the Friary Centre, at Open Learning Centres throughout Cardiff, and in local daytime and evening groups.


Aims and objectives

To enable adults to improve their literacy, numeracy and ICT skills so they can function at work and in society in general.


Social inclusion

Our policy is to provide accessibility to all, including travellers, the homeless, asylum seekers, those with language difficulties and people with learning and physical disabilities. Crèche provision and disabled access are available at most centres.


Basic skills courses

To view information on any of our courses please choose from the selection below, or follow the links in the Related Items menu on this page.

· reading, writing, spelling and maths

· new opportunities for returning to work

· confidence building

· informal learning

· family literacy and numeracy

· working with parents


For further information and general enquiries please contact:

Cardiff Basic Skills Service
The Friary Community Education Centre
The Friary
CF10 3FA

Tel: (029) 2022 7472/3
Fax: (029) 2022 7471


The Disability Advisory and Resource Team (DART), provides a range of specialist courses specifically designed for adults with:

· learning disabilities

· mental health problems

· physical disabilities

· acquired brain injuries

Courses include:

· self advocacy

· confidence building

· assertiveness

· digital photography


· art and craft

· dance

· music

· complimentary therapies

· yoga

· cookery

DART also provides courses in:

· British Sign Language

· deaf awareness

· communication tactics

· living history of BSL

· lip reading

All courses are:

· designed to meet individual needs

· flexible to students' individual needs

· made up of small groups

· taught by experienced, supportive tutors

· set in a suitable and accessible learning environment


For further information please contact DART:

Tel: (029) 2064 4696
Fax: (029) 2039 7138
Minicom: 029 2023 2913