Stephen Metcalfe, local MP for South Basildon and East Thurrock, has championed the Adult Community Learning (ACL) program after visiting the ACL kitchens at the Briscoe Centre last week.
ACL is Essex County Council’s award winning training provider offering a wide range of training courses and learning opportunities for adults and businesses across Essex. The kitchens at the Briscoe centre cater for a wide range of interests of skills.
Students can learn to cook basics from scratch, master Indian and Mediterranean cuisine, or have a go at baking cupcakes and cookies. More formal qualifications such as a Level 2 cake decorating are also on offer.
Mr Metcalfe commented: “The ACL centre offers some fantastic courses and it was great to see what was going on in the very busy kitchens! Cooking is an invaluable skill that we might take for granted but learning to cook properly can make a tremendous difference to your health and quality of life.”
As well as cookery, there are a host of skills development opportunities available including in maths, dance, languages and first aid.
Mr Metcalfe added: “ACL courses offer adults a great way of gaining new skills, getting career advice, and meeting like minded people. With the range of course on offer, there really is something for everyone so I would encourage anyone interested to book a place!”
For further information and to find out how to book, please see: http://www.essex.gov.uk/Education-Schools/Adult-Learning/Pages/Adult-Learning