Pop into Costa and learn something new

Thursday, 19 January 2017

You could soon be sipping a latte while learning as Seevic College launches a range of courses held in local Costa Coffee branches.

Seevic, based in Runnymede Chase, Benfleet, will be teaching a wide variety of courses at Costa Coffee stores in Leigh-on-Sea and Rayleigh.

In partnership with PopUp College, experienced tutors will offer courses in everything from starting your own business to brushing up your maths skills.

Click here to find out more about courses and book

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Seevic College Principal, Dan Pearson, said the college was excited to be part of this new venture.

He said: “This is a really innovative idea and takes college out into the community to engage with people. We’ve got some really talented staff taking up courses and students will get the chance to learn something new every evening.

“We are hoping to explore other courses we can offer and hoping to expand into other Costa Coffee branches in south Essex so we can reach more students.”

In Leigh, students can sign up to Philosophy of Yoga with sessions delivered by art teacher Steve Dowson and learn basic postures, breathing and meditation techniques or kickstart 2017 with a Diet and Nutrition course run by sport teacher Luke Brewster.

In Rayleigh, budding entrepreneurs can learn how to set up their businesses from creating a plan to budgeting and marketing. And in the same branch, an exam revision and maths homework club will give students struggling with their homework at GCSE level a place to come and get expert help.

Courses are due to start in the week commencing February 20 and there are a limited number of places per branch.

PopUp College, founded by entrepreneur Jason Elsom, partners colleges with local Costa Coffee branches for adult education classes held in the evenings. A barista stays on at the Costa Coffee meaning learners can enjoy a coffee and a cake while they take part in the course.

It takes people out of a “traditional” learning environment and into a more relaxed atmosphere. 

The college, which offers A-Levels, BTEC diplomas, professional qualifications, Higher Education and Apprenticeships is one of just 15 FE colleges in the UK taking part in this new scheme.

For a full list of courses available, and to book a place, click here or just pop into the Leigh-on-Sea or Rayleigh branches of Costa Coffee.

To find out more about studying at Seevic, the next college open evening is Tuesday 31 January from 5.30pm until 8pm. 


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