SITE is a fully constituted voluntary UK Online Centre, working in partnership with Reading Borough Council and other agencies to provide a unique community based learning opportunity for the residents of Southcote.
We are based within the Southcote Youth & Community Centre, Coronation Square, Reading.
SITE is an exciting project that provides the community of Southcote of all age groups, with FREE and low cost Computer and Internet Training, Advice and Guidance, Health and Exercise courses, Key Skills courses and Parent & Toddlers sessions. Courses are delivered by trained tutors both paid and volunteer.
At the start of the project SITE was determined that it would belong to no one and that no organisation would control the type, style or content of the programmes SITE offers. This determination has allowed SITE to work with a diverse array of organisations to ensure that the provision remains fresh and up to date. We especially encourage and support those members within our community who have been, or are currently excluded from the opportunities that education and training can offer.
Being one of the first 1000 UK Online Centres has also given SITE a certain amount of flexibility in our approach to Life Long Learning. We are able to respond to the local community’s ideas of what they would like to learn and experience and tailor make courses for them.
From the very humble beginnings SITE has offered learners the opportunity to gain qualifications at their own pace and with as much or as little support as the individual needs.
We have always been at the forefront of working in partnership and we see such activities as central to good practice and best value. SITE has maintained excellent positive relations with local schools, the Southcote Children’s Centre, New Directions and RBC.
SITE continues to obtain support and funding through our partnerships, grants and charitable funding streams that has enabled SITE to become one of the best examples of community based learning in the United Kingdom.
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