Really don't want to go back to the Leamington one. The only other one they offered was "Asian dressmaking", and that one was full by the time I got to college (despite it running several times a week). Plus I don't really want to make Asian dresses. So the courses are obviously popular.
Of course, if I wanted to learn Russian or French or Maths or something, I'd be laughing.
This comes after I discovered the college-run sewing and machine knitting courses, that ran concurrently Tue-Wed-Thu in the Coventry Arcade, also got canned in July. Well, it used to be free, and run Mon-Sat, and then they made one of the tutors redundant, went Tue-Thu and stopped getting the government subsidy, so it was £600 per year for two years. No wonder they lost 80% of their students. One might say it was almost a deliberate attempt to close the course. You might recall, they pulled that one on me whilst I was halfway through the machine knitting course, so I had to pay £600 to stay at home and use my own equipment. I only attended 3 or 4 times, to show work for examination, but had to take a day off to do so. Daylight robbery.
I really don't know what I pay my council tax for. I subsidise courses that I can never attend, unless I lose my job or retire. Alas, I have a good 30-odd years to go to retirement, and that's assuming they haven't increased the legal age by then. Courses that I wouldn't want to attend, either.
We all told the teacher we were up in arms about it. There's a course run by our tutor at Coundon Court, on a Wednesday night, which already has a waiting list, and the suggestion is that we might transfer there - I don't see how, if it's already oversubscribed, and it would mean giving up running the Coventry Knit Wits. Any other night than Wednesday I could do it. Typical.
I am really cross!