***Business & IT Courses***

  • Developing Enterprise Skills for Business (Evening)

    Start Date: 20th January 2015 Tuesday (Evening) 6.00pm – 9.00pm for 20 weeks

    Level 1 Award in Developing Enterprise Skills

    This qualification provides learners with an introduction to the main principles of business enterprise. Learners will investigate their own enterprise skills and those of others, highlighting strengths and using these in their work, and identifying how areas for development can be improved. They’ll also start to understand the importance of planning a business project and will work with others to complete an business enterprise activity.

    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)

     

  • Improve your Business & IT Skills

    Start Date: 16th January 2015 Friday 9.30am – 4.30pm for 20 weeks

    Level 1 Business & IT Skills

    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: 21st 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)

  • IT User Skills for Beginners

    Start Date: 19th January 2015 , 1 day per week (Monday), 3hrs for 15 weeks, 10.00am – 1.00pm

    Level 1(Introduction) IT User Skills

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

    Including focus on spreadsheets, word processing 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)

  • ***Construction For Women***

  • Award in Home Maintenance Level 1 (Plastering & Tiling)

    Start Date: 21st January 2015  - Wednesday 9.30am to 12.30pm for 15 weeks

    Level 1 Award in Home Maintenance (Plastering & Tiling)

    You will gain confidence and learn basic skills allowing you to carry out your own DIY

    No previous qualifications are required. 

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

    Employed – £95

    (This course is for women only)

  • ***ESOL***

  • ESOL Entry 2

     Start Date: Thursday 15th January 2015, 

    1.5 days per week for 15 weeks   Thursday 1.30pm – 4.30pm & Friday 9.30am – 4.30pm

    This course is a beginners level and will help to improve and gain confidence in writing English. There will be further opportunities to progress and develop speaking & listening and reading skills in the next course where 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: 14th January 2015  Wednesday 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)

  • Diploma in Complementary Therapies Level 3

    Start Date: End of January 2015 , 2 days per week for 25 weeks (plus some Saturday practical sessions), 

    This is a very exciting advanced course that meets the need for a higher level qualification required for a career in the complementary therapy industry.  This qualification is appropriate for learners wanting a career as a multi-disciplined therapist in areas such as massage and aromatherapy. 

    You will also have the opportunity to study Functional Skills in Maths and English either at Level 1 or Level 2.  

    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 - £950

    24+ loan (or if paying your own fees) -  £4,650

    (This course is for women only) 

  • ***Housing***

  • CIH Level 3 Certificate in Housing Practice

    Start Date: 27th January 2015, 1 day (6hrs) on Tuesdays and 6hrs every other Saturday for 20 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 – £600

    24+ loan – £1,265 (employed or unemployed)

    Please enquire for other information on course fees.   

    (This course is for women and men)

  • 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

  • ***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)

  • Level 3 Award in Education & Training (replaces PTLLS)

    Start Date: 26th March 2015, 1 evening per week (Thursday) for 15 weeks

    The aim of the course is to provide opportunities to develop skills and confidence to work in a teaching or training environment. Teaching and learning requires individuals to follow a professional code of conduct and demonstrate a positive attitude towards learners from all ages and walks of life.

    There is also a practical unit for students to demonstrate the use of their new skills in a 15 minute micro-teach to peers. Students are required to provide a reflective journal entry for each of the assessed modules.

    Cost:   Employed: £672  /  Unemployed: £366

    Please contact us to discuss any financial issues.

    (This course is for men and women)

     

  • ***Wellbeing and Confidence Building***

  • ‘New Year – New You’ – Well-being & Confidence Building

    Start Date: 20th January 2015 -  Tuesday – 10.00am to 3.00pm  for 10 weeks

    NEW YEAR – NEW YOU!

    A 10 week motivational course for women.

    Specially designed using innovative and creative methods to boost the well-being and confidence of women.

    Safe, supportive, non-judgemental environment with like minded women.

    Share experience, realise your potential, set new goals for the future.

     Cost: £60/£40(concessions)

    (This course is for women only)

  • Meditation for Health

    Tuesday – 11.30am to 1.00pm

    Start Date: 20th January 2015 to 24th March 2015  (8 sessions) &  also starting 28th April 2015

    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**

  • Sewing Workshop 2 (Saturday course)

    Start Date: 7th February 2015, Saturday 10.00am to 2.00pm  (1 day course), 

    This four hour taster workshop is part of the complete beginner workshop series. In this workshop you will learn to make a selection of soft furnishings cushion covers as well as: Basic accessories and stitches; how to thread a machine; how to carry out simple maintenance and make a selection of samples for future reference.

    All materials included plus useful notes and tips to take home.

    Cost: £40 (£70 for both sewing workshops 1 &2)

    Maximum 8 places – book early!

    (This course is for women only)

  • Sewing Workshop 1 (Saturday course)

    Start Date: 31st January 2015, Saturday 10.00am to 2.00pm  (1 day course), 

    This four hour taster workshop has been designed for the complete beginner, ideal for someone who has never used a sewing machine before or has just had a little experience. In this beginners workshop you will learn: basic accessories and stitches; how to thread a machine; how to carry out simple maintenance and make a selection of samples for future reference.

    Participants will also make a really useful handy tote bag to take home and carry their notes and samples. 

    All materials included plus useful notes and tips to take home.

    Cost: £40 (£70 for both sewing workshops 1 &2)

    Maximum 8 places – book early!

    (This course is for women only)

  • Cake Decorating (Saturday course)

    Start Date: 31st January 2015, Saturday 10.00am to 2.00pm  (1 day course), 

    Always wanted to learn how to decorate cakes like a professional?

    We have introduced our cake decoration master classes in Blackburne House starting in the New Year.  Anyone interested in learning to decorate a cake like a true professional will be excited about our cake decoration classes, once you’ve decorated you cake at our class like a professional, you can take it home and enjoy it.

    Cost: £40

    Maximum 8 places – book early!

    (This course is for women only)

  • Textiles – surface pattern (Saturday course)

    Start Date: 31st January 2015, Saturday 1.30pm to 4.30pm  for 10 weeks

    The course is hands-on, creative; you will be introduced to the varied techniques and processes for creating patterns on surfaces including papers and fabrics.

    This course is designed  for both the beginner or the more advanced. Classes will be fun, informative, and learners will be working in a no pressure, relaxed environment.

    Cost: £100

    (This course is for women only)

  • Watercolour Painting (Saturday course)

    Start Date: 31st January 2015, Saturday 9.30am to 12.30pm  for 10 weeks, 

    Painting in watercolour is probably the most popular medium, watercolour involves relatively low initial costs for materials and is a simple though sometimes challenging way of developing a feel for painting.

    This watercolour painting course is designed  to encourage the nervous beginner or develop techniques of the more advanced. Classes will be fun, informative, and learners will be working in a no pressure, relaxed environment.

    Cost: £100

    (This course is for women only)

  • Introduction to Accounting & Book-keeping (Evening)

    Start Date: 21st 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)

  • Poetry Writing (Daytime)

    Start Date: 7th 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 HAS LIMITED PLACES REMAINING!

  • Level 2 Digital Photography (Evening)

    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 (Evening)

    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: 13th January 2015, 1 evening per week (Tuesday) 6.00pm – 9.00pm  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)

     

  • Award in Home Maintenance Level 1 (Plastering & Tiling)

    Start Date: 21st January 2015  - Wednesday 9.30am to 12.30pm for 15 weeks

    Level 1 Award in Home Maintenance (Plastering & Tiling)

    You will gain confidence and learn basic skills allowing you to carry out your own DIY

    No previous qualifications are required. 

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

    Employed – £95

    (This course is for women only)