A SERIES of open days is planned this month at Hillingdon’s adult learning centres to give residents thinking of learning something new or changing career the chance to see what courses are on offer.

Staff from Hillingdon Adult and Community Learning will be on hand to discuss enrolment and provide skills tests to ensure learners study at the correct level.

HACL offers more than 650 courses, including English, maths, English for speakers of other languages, IT, horticulture and floristry, health and social care, childcare, community interpreting and sign language.

Open days are free to attend on a first-come, first-served basis.

Thursday, January 9: Brookfield Adult Learning Centre, Park Road, Uxbridge, 10am-1pm and 6-8pm

Friday, January 10: Harlington Adult Learning Centre, Pinkwell Lane, 10am-1pm

Saturday, January 11: Brookfield Centre, 10am-2pm

Nina Boxall, from Ickenham, was running her own lettings business, which she did not find satisfying, but was volunteering at her children’s school, which was enjoyable.

She decided to change her career, sold her business and started on Supporting Teaching and Learning Level 2, which meant an easier transition.

Nina said: “I haven’t been in education for 19 years. Initially, I was daunted, but now I wish I’d gone back into education much sooner because I’m really enjoying my journey.

“Don’t be afraid to change what you are doing and go for it because it will be worth it.”

For more information and to sign up, visit www.hillingdon.gov.uk/adult-courses