New courses for a new year at New Directions

By Jason Hilbourne.

Staff of New Directions, and the then mayor of Reading Rose Williams, at their re-opening in September 2017.

New Directions, whose main site is on Northumberland Avenue in Whitley, is enrolling new students for part-time adult education courses starting this month, September 2018.

There are over 800 courses on offer, including:

  • vocational and accredited courses, including ICT (information and communication technologies, i.e. computing), business and customer services, early years and teaching assistant, and a new understanding universal credit course,
  • leisure, including arts, crafts, cookery, health and wellbeing, culture and lifestyle, and modern languages,
  • English, maths and English for speakers of other languages (ESOL).

More information is available from the New Directions website, or you can email them at, phone them on 0345 842 0012, or see them in person at:

New Directions South
330 Northumberland Avenue

This article was originally published by the Reading Neighbourhood Network.

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