***Business & IT Courses***

  • Level 1 Business & IT Skills

    Start Date: 9th January 2015 Friday 9.30am – 4.30pm for 20 weeks

    This short Level 1 introductory course is for  people who want to gain some skills in business and develop their IT skills. It focuses on Business Communication and Developing Customer Service Skills. You will learn about forms of communication; understand the advantages and disadvantages in the choice of communication and the benefits of an effective communication strategy. You will also understand the benefits to businesses of good customer service, the possible consequences of poor customer service and the value of first impressions. Students will also build on their professional and personal computing skills. Including focus on spreadsheets, word and presentation software.

    Cost: FREE for students on JSA, ESA, unemployed in receipt of means tested benefits or claiming national insurance credits.

    Employed – £195

    (This course is for women only)

  • Introduction to Accounting & Book-keeping (Evening)

    Start Date: 14th January 2015 Wednesday evening , 3hrs for 15 weeks

    This short Level 1 introductory course is for people who want to proceed to professional qualifications as bookkeepers, accounting technicians or fully qualified accountants. You’ll gain practical skills in Excel spreadsheets and manual bookkeeping, as well as knowledge and understanding of the essential principles, concepts, ethics and limitations that underpin bookkeeping and financial accounting. 

    Cost: FREE for students on JSA, ESA, unemployed in receipt of means tested benefits or claiming national insurance credits.

    Employed – £150

    (This course is for women only)

  • Level 1(Introduction) IT User Skills

    Start Date: 19th November 2014 , 1 half day per week (Wednesday), 3hrs for 15 weeks, 9.30am – 12.30pm

    An introductory course for beginners wishing to build on their professional and personal computing skills.

    Including focus on spreadsheets, word and presentation software.

    Cost: FREE for students on JSA, ESA, unemployed in receipt of means tested benefits or claiming national insurance credits.

    Employed – £150

    (This course is for women only)

  • ***ESOL***

  • ESOL Entry 2

     Start Date: Thursday 8th January 2015, 

    2 days per week for 15 weeks   Thursday & Friday 9.30am – 4.30pm

    This course is a beginners level and will help to improve and gain confidence in speaking, reading and writing in English. you will be more confidence in conversation in a range of topics and you will practice your reading and listening to information and instructions.

    Cost: FREE for students on JSA, ESA, unemployed in receipt of means tested benefits or claiming national insurance credits.

    (Please enquire for information on course fees if not applicable).

    (This course is for women only)

  • ***Holistic / Complementary Therapies & Beauty***

  • Level 2 Certificate in Manicure & Makeup

    Start Date: 9th January 2015  Friday 9.30am – 4.30pm for 20 weeks

    The VTCT Level 2 Certificate in Make-Up and Manicure is a qualification that has been specifically designed to develop your practical skills in; how to provide manicure treatments, apply make-up and instruct on make-up application. Underpinning this qualification you will develop a sound knowledge of health and safety practices in a salon environment and how to promote client care and communications in beauty related sectors. You will also develop an underpinning knowledge and understanding of the practical skills learned throughout this qualification. The purpose of this qualification is to develop your skills in beauty therapy to a high level of occupational ability, to enable you to perform your own salon services.

    Cost: FREE for students on JSA, ESA, unemployed in receipt of means tested benefits or claiming national insurance credits.

    Employed – £250

    (This course is for women only)

  • Level 3 in Sports Massage

    Start Date: To be confirmed, 1 day per week for 35 weeks, Monday

    The Level 3 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy will develop your knowledge and understanding of the theory underpinning the practice of sports massage therapy, including functional anatomy and physiology, nutrition, classification of sports injuries and the stages of healing. 

    (50 hours of massage practice is required to be undertaken on non-pathological (non-injured) tissue).

     Cost:  FREE  19-23 yrs - for students on JSA, ESA or unemployed in receipt of means tested benefits or claiming national insurance credits

    19-23 yrs Employed – £708

    24+ loan (or if paying your own fees) -  £1.417.

    Please enquire for other information on course fees. 

    (This course is for women only)

  • ***Housing***

  • CIH Certificate in Housing Practice Level 2

    Start Date: 2nd February 2015, 1 day per week (Monday) for 15 weeks 

    This is an introductory vocational qualification for the housing sector. The Course includes visits to several housing projects, a job application workshop session, a work placement and production of a Personal Development Plan.

     Cost: FREE for students on JSA, ESA, unemployed in receipt of means tested benefits or claiming national insurance credits.

    19+ employed – £362

    (This course is for women and men)

     Enrol call 0151 709 4356 or contact us

  • Certificate in Housing Services Level 3

    Start Date: 27th January 2015, 1 day per week (Tuesday) for 15 weeks

    This is a qualification for anyone active in Housing, whether as a paid worker, tenant or volunteer. This course includes a range of visits and visitors, extensive research into Housing issues, learning to give PowerPoint presentations and production of a personal development Plan.

    Cost: FREE for students under 24 years old on JSA, ESA, unemployed in receipt of means tested benefits or claiming national insurance credits.

    19-24 Employed – £360

    24+ loan – £724

    Please enquire for other information on course fees.   

    (This course is for women and men)

  • ***Teacher Education***

  • Level 4 Certificate in Education & Training (replaces CTTLS)

    Start Date: Janauary 2015, 1 day per week for 24 weeks

    The Certificate in Education and Training is designed for those in an associate teaching role, or for those looking to progress to the full Diploma or Certificate in Education/PGCE.

    The award covers the knowledge, understanding and skills required for session planning, negotiating learning goals, designing teaching, design and use of resources, and learning and assessment strategies. 

    Entry Requirements: You will need a Level 3 qualification in their subject area or employer endorsement that they are working at an appropriate level. A Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTLLS) qualification is strongly recommended and students should have at least 30 hours of voluntary or paid teacher experience. 

    Cost:

    FREE for unemployed under 24 years of age

     24+Loan – £1,417 

    (This course is for men and women)

  • ***Wellbeing and Confidence Building***

  • Meditation for Health

    Tuesday – 11.30am to 1.00pm

    Start Date: 20th January 2015 to 24th March 2015  (8 sessions)

    Relax body and mind and learn the techniques to effectively cope with the stresses of life.  Tutor –  Mary McAleese

     Cost: £60 (£40 concessions)

    (This course is for women only)

    THIS COURSE IS VERY POPULAR & STRICTLY LIMITED TO 20 LEARNERS

  • **Beekeeping**

  • Introduction to Bee keeping

    Start Date: 13th January 2015 Two evenings per week (Tuesday and Thursday) , 3hrs for 12 weeks

    Our Level 1 Introduction to Bee keeping Qualification is ideal if you are interested in bee keeping, whether for personal or commercial benefit. It allows you to gain a range of skills which could lead onto producing honey for sale, providing pollination services or enhancing the productivity of horticulture and agriculture.

    The last 2 weeks of the course will be practical ‘hands on’ sessions. These will take place off site around late March, early April (depending on weather/climate). 

    Cost: FREE for students on JSA, ESA, unemployed in receipt of means tested benefits or claiming national insurance credits.

    Employed – £150

    (This course is for men and women)

  • **Evening & Leisure Courses**

  • Introduction to Accounting & Book-keeping (Evening)

    Start Date: 14th January 2015 Wednesday evening , 3hrs for 15 weeks

    This short Level 1 introductory course is for people who want to proceed to professional qualifications as bookkeepers, accounting technicians or fully qualified accountants. You’ll gain practical skills in Excel spreadsheets and manual bookkeeping, as well as knowledge and understanding of the essential principles, concepts, ethics and limitations that underpin bookkeeping and financial accounting. 

    Cost: FREE for students on JSA, ESA, unemployed in receipt of means tested benefits or claiming national insurance credits.

    Employed – £150

    (This course is for women only)

  • Short Story Writing (Daytime)

    Start Date: 14th January 2015 , 1 half day per week (Wednesday), 2hrs for 10 weeks, 1.00pm to 3.00pm

    This course is more suited for those with some experience of writing but who would like to develop their skills further.

    Cost: £60/£40(concessions)

    (This course is for women only)

    THIS COURSE IS FULL BUT YOU CAN BE PLACED ON WAITING LIST

  • Level 2 Digital Photography (January 2015)

    Start Date: 7th January 2015 One evening per week (Wednesday) , 2.5hrs for 20 weeks

    Increase your photography skills and gain confidence with light, composition and printing techniques. This course is a great progression for those who have already completed the ‘Intermediate photography course’.

    Cost: FREE for students on JSA, ESA, unemployed in receipt of means tested benefits or claiming national insurance credits.

    Employed – £195

    (This course is for women only)

  • Level 1 Digital Photography (January 2015)

    Start Date: 6th January 2015 One evening per week (Tuesday) 6.00pm – 8.30pm, 2.5hrs for 20 weeks

    Learner will learn basic photography skills to enable them to produce professional photographs. This course is a great progression for those who have already completed the ‘beginners in photography’ course.

    Cost: FREE for students on JSA, ESA, unemployed in receipt of means tested benefits or claiming national insurance credits.

    Employed – £195

    (This course is for women only)

  • Level 1 Award in Interior Design (Evening)

    Start Date: 6th January 2015, 1 evening per week (Tuesday) 6.00pm – 8.30pm  for 20 weeks

    For learners who have already completed the basic interior design taster course or for those with a keen interest in interior design.

    This is a basic course covering introduction to colour theory, use of pattern and texture with an interior scheme. You will learn how to produce effective mood boards, be introduced to some design influences and styles and undertake small creative projects to develop your creativity and design skills.

    Cost: FREE for students on JSA, ESA, unemployed in receipt of means tested benefits or claiming national insurance credits.

    Employed – £195

    (This course is for women only)

  • Level 1 IT User Skills (Evening)

    Start Date: 8th October 2014, 1 evening per week (Wednesday) 6.00pm – 8.00pm, for 15 weeks

    This is a basic course that aims to develop your skills in ICT and make you more employable. During this level 1 course you will study word processing, presentation software and internet skills.

    Cost: FREE for students on JSA, ESA, unemployed in receipt of means tested benefits or claiming national insurance credits.

    (Please enquire for information on course fees if not applicable).

    (This course is for women only)