New year - new skills...



Social enterprise Realise Futures is staging the next round of enrolments for its Ofsted-graded good courses from seven learning centres throughout Suffolk.


Learners who are interested in honing new skills or increasing their knowledge can sign up for courses from learning centres inIpswich (2), Newmarket, Felixstowe, Lowestoft, Bury St Edmunds and Stowmarketfrom January 4th to 8th -  and there are more than 100 different courses to choose from.


Enrolments are for courses starting in the spring and summer terms in 2016.


In addition to being able to sign up, learners will be able to get a skills health check from Realise Futures Careers Solutions (RFCS) - which supplies careers advice to adults across Suffolk, Norfolk, Luton, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire - as careers advisers will be on hand to give free help and advice if wanted.


Realise Futures Learning and Development (RFLD) delivers adult learning courses to around 8,000 people aged 19+ in Suffolk every year. They include courses for maths and English, computers and technology, skills for work, health and well-being and family learning.


New ones include Get Creative - a range of courses to inspire people to be creative with writing, cookery and crafts. There is also a new psychology course looking at how we communicate, what causes stress and why we develop phobias.


A brochure giving details of all the courses available can be downloaded from There is a big range of courses to choose from which give people a chance to obtain a recognised qualification or just learn for leisure.


The enrolments are taking place from January 4th to 8th, from 9am to 4pm at:


Murrayside Learning Centre in Nacton Road,Ipswich, IP3 9JL

Pemberton House Learning Centre in Curriers Lane,Ipswich, IP1 2AQ

Newmarket Learning Centre, Foley House, Wellington Street,NewmarketCB8 0HY

Felixstowe Learning Centre in Orwell Road,Felixstowe, IP11 7DB (note: 9am to 1pm only)

Lowestoft Learning Centre in Regent Road,Lowestoft, NR32 1PA

Learning Centre at Bury Library, Sergeants Walk, St Andrews Street North,

Bury St Edmunds, IP33 1TZ

Community Learning Centre in Ipswich Street,Stowmarket,IP14 1AD


Deborah Williams, Realise Futures Learning and Development Curriculum Manager, said: "We can support adults with further study, with either accredited and non-accredited learning which can help people improve their employment chances or improve their social and practical skills. There really is something for everyone."


"We have courses to build your confidence and manage your stress, or to help in your career, such as ourPreparing to Work in the Adult Care Sector, and our fast track courses to gain an IT qualification are very popular. Our family learning courses are also very much appreciated by parents who wish to support their children's learning at school with maths, English and science."


Realise Futures, an award-winning social enterprise, is a specialist provider of employment support services, learning and development, and is the largest provider of careers advice services in the East of England. It is a niche further education provider in the county with a higher than average proportion of learners with difficulties and disabilities from disadvantaged backgrounds.


As well as turning up on the spring enrolment dates, all courses can be booked by calling 0300 456 2050.


For further information, please contact:

Realise Futures                                                                 


Jane Sutton                                                                         

Marketing and Communications Manager                     

T: 01473 238606

M: 07738 704775