Classes, Courses & Activities



FREE Learn Direct Courses the Black Mountain Centre (learndirect Home Page)

Whether you're a busy parent or working full time, we know it can be difficult to fit learning into your life.

This is a great way to learn in a relaxed and friendly environment with face to face support from a Learn Direct Tutor.

Learn at your own pace in the comfort of your local community centre. Many courses are FREE!!

Join us at the Black Mountain Centre every Thursdays from 6:00pm - 7.30pm and chose from a wide variety of modules.

Subjects include:

Introducing Computers

Computer Art


Word Processing




Desktop Publishing

Keyboard Skills

Life Skills

To sign up, call us on 01269 823400.


Swansea University (Department of Adult Continuing Education)

Broaden your outlook, learn a new skill or get a part time University degree. Whatever your age, background or circumstances, Swansea University’s Department of Adult Continuing Education (DACE) offers a  range of part-time courses near you. You don’t need any qualifications to study with us.

For further information please follow the following link and look at the DACE Part-time Courses Brochure 2013-2014 Swansea%20University



The Black Mountain Centre works in partnership with Swansea University to provide Diploma and Degree Courses in I.T and also the part-time BA Humanities Degree Programme. Other classes, activities and services available include I.T for beginners, Digital Photography, Walking Club, Allotment Society, First Aid Courses, Food Hygiene Courses, Line Dancing for beginners, Confidence Building Workshops, Citizens Advice Bureau, Credit Union, Friends Of The Black Mountain Centre (Volunteer Group)..and many more!!!!

The Black Mountain Centre is working toward becoming a Centre of Excellence for Education. We are proud to be working with partners such as the University of Swansea and the Get it On project in order to provide our community with excellent opportunities in adult education and are delighted that the new Degree Course in I.T will be available at the Centre from September 2011.

We tailor courses to the needs of individuals and ensure that there is something for everyone.


The Studio

The Black Mountain Centre hosts a number of health and wellbeing activities including Yoga, Zumba, Line Dancing and Keep Fit.

Follwing the recent redevelopment and subsequent relocation of the Cafe, the Centre can now offer a larger room for health and wellbeing activities. This room is called the Studio.


Jessica lerner qualified teacher of IYENGER YOGA and is experienced in movement awareness.  Welcoming, fun, a good workout, a space & time for you benefits sleep, digestion, anxiety & stiffness.

General Level Class - Monday 9.30am until 11.00am

Cost - £ 6.00 per class or £50.00 for 10 week term.


For full details, refer to the What’s on at the Studio guide or contact a member of staff on 01269 823400.

Click on the following link: Whats on at the Studio



The Get it On Project

The I.T suite has recently been refurbished with 8 new p.c's, 2 Apple Mac's, 2 lap tops, webcam and head sets. The new equipment has been funded by the Western Valleys Strategic Regeneration Area and Communities First. The project is called 'Get it On', a Welsh Government initiative that aims to develop Centres of Excellence across the South Wales region in order for entrepreneurship, social enterprise and local businesses to up-skill and embed technology into their businesses.

Learning and skills development for employment will be a key factor in the project as will the development of a social enterprise/small business to support not just the centres but local business and the community in which they operate.

This will be achieved through creating, updating and re-inventing existing centres along with new centres in the WVSRA region in line with community ICT Strategies. This project is aimed at helping you, young or old, to learn through the media of ICT.

Follow the link to the website to find out more about Get it On.




BEGIN with I.T  - NEW COURSES at the Black Mountain Centre

30 week training course for absolute beginners. This course will show you how to use your computer for everyday tasks and how to use the programmes on your computer together with the internet.

Beginners courses:

Creating slideshows

Principles of design

Introduction to digital video

Introduction to digital sound/music

Introduction to Web Design

Selling Online with Ebay

Start Date: 11th September 2012

Time: 10 - 2:00pm

Duration: 30 week course


Tel: 01269 823400 (Pauline)

Tel: 01792 295691 (Sue Pearce)


Diploma in Further Technology, DACE, Swansea University

LIFT and DIFT courses run at the Centre every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.

For further information link to the website below;


Welsh for Adults

The following courses are held at the Centre:

Foundation Course: Expand your speaking skills. Family, work and hobbies are among the topics covered.

This course is held every Monday and Wednesday, 1pm -3pm

Start Date: 26/09/11.

Duration: 30 weeks

Intermediate Course: The emphasis is still on speaking, but a little more writing, reading and listening is introduced. You should feel comfortable holding a conversation on everyday topics by the end of this level.

This course is held every Wednesday, 9:30am - 11:30am

Start Date: 28/09/11.

Duration: 30 weeks






What would you like to see happening at the Centre? Have your say! Please contact us with your ideas.

For further information; please contact the Centre on 01269 823400, or email us on