An Ipswich college is hoping to uncover the next big social media star by introducing video blogging classes to its programme of leisure courses.

From this month, Suffolk New College is offering a ‘vlogging for adults’ course at its Ipswich campus, a course covering everything from building a successful social media profile to making quality videos.

The courses will run over five weekly, two-hour sessions on Thursday evenings, and are open to anyone over the age of 16.

John Nice, a spokesperson for the college, said: “Video blogging and the rise of YouTube as a marketing tool for individuals and businesses is becoming increasingly effective. We would love to think that we could create an internet star via this course. So far, the take-up has been good.”

It isn’t the only new idea the college has introduced, with laughter yoga also on offer – a course that focuses on breathing and laughter to boost health and wellbeing.

The college’s leisure learning programme was reintroduced in 2016 after increased demand, and offers classes in cookery, construction, crafts and languages, with Indian cookery classes proving the most popular.

“Traditionally leisure learning is seen as being something for mature learners, however, as far as we’re concerned, age should never be a barrier to learning; therefore we welcome all-corners to our courses,” he added.

Vlogging tutor, Jack Sizer, right, shows his student the ropes

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  1. Well, even if they don’t end up creating a vlogging star from their courses, at least those lessons can be really useful. Each day more businesses are using vlogs as promotion. You can do it for personal branding or even for your business, so it certainly isn’t something bad to learn.