Photo Opportunities At Alabaré

Press release

26th July 2013

Photo opportunities at Alabaré

Eight lucky people are to be given the opportunity to improve their photography skills and gain an accredited qualification thanks to a new course being run by local charity Alabaré. 

The 12 month photography course is aimed specifically at adults with learning disabilities, and will be tailored to meet the requirements of each student.  At the end of the course, each will have the opportunity to take part in an exhibition and produce some items to sell.  Everyone who successfully completes the course will be awarded a nationally recognised qualification accredited by NOCN.

As well as honing their skills in composing and taking photographs, course modules will give students the opportunity to learn about design and imaging software, digital processing and undertaking an enterprise project.

Mel Greenstock, Care & Support Manager for Learning Disabilities at Alabaré, said: “We are very excited to be able to offer this new course at Alabaré.  It will give students the opportunity to learn new skills and meet new people.  We hope that it will also help them grow in confidence and really give them an opportunity to show people their abilities.

“The modular course has many elements that help build transferable skills as well, such as team working and using a computer, so for those people who are undertaking their first course with us, this is a great starting point.”

For more information about securing a place on this course, please call Alabaré’s Barford Training Centre on 01722 742298.

Alabaré’s would like to thank The Baily Thomas Charitable Fund for their generous donation which has made this course possible.