***Construction For Women***

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

    Start Date: 27th May 2015  – Wednesday 9.30am to 3.00pm for 9 weeks

    Level 1 Award in Home Maintenance (Plastering & Woodwork)

    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 – £150

    (This course is for women only)

  • ***ESOL***

  • ESOL Entry 2

    Start Date: Thursday 21st May 2015, 

    1.5 days per week for 6/7 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 speaking and listening English. There will be further opportunities to progress and develop writing and reading skills in future courses.

    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 Award in Auricular Therapy (Hopi Ear Candles)

    Wednesday 6.00pm – 9.00pm

    Start Date: 22nd April 2015 for 12 weeks

    Thermal Auricular Therapy believed to be a safe complementary therapy using specially designed organic ear candles. Thought to be effective for colds and flu, sinusitis, tinnitus, headaches, jaw pain and stress.

    View the course information sheet here

    Cost: £350 (full cost only – no concessions)   

    (This course is for women only)

  • Level 2 Certificate in Manicure & Makeup

    Start Date: 13th May 2015  Wednesday  9.30am – 4.30pm & Friday 9.30am – 12.30pm for 10 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 – £150

    (This course is for women only)

  • VTCT Level 3 Certificate in Hot Stone Therapy

    Monday & Thursday  9.30am to 4.30pm

    Start Date: Monday 9th March 2015 for 18 weeks

    This qualification has been specifically designed to develop your practical skills in; how to provide the relaxing and stress relieving treatment of massage using hot and cold stones. The purpose of this qualification is to develop your skills in providing stone therapy massage treatments to a high level of occupational ability, to enable you to provide your own services for clients.

    Cost:   19 – 23yrs – FREE (for 1st level 3 qualification)

    19 – 23yrs – £470 (if employed or already have a level 3 qualification)    

    24yrs+ – £941  (learners will need to apply for a 24+ learning loan)

    Please ring us for more information

    (This course is for women only)

  • ***Teacher Education***

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

    Start Date: Wednesday 22nd April 2015

    Wednesday 1.30pm – 9pm & Saturday 9.30am – 3.30pm for 24weeks

    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 & Personal Development***

  • Introduction to Massage Techniques for Stress Relief

    Start Date: Week commencing 4th May 2015  Two days per week (Monday and antoher day to be confirmed)  9.30am – 4.30pm for 10 weeks

    This course is ideal for anyone new to Holistic Therapies who would like to learn alternative techniques for personal wellbeing. It also includes personal development skills and goal setting for future progression whether into Employment or onto further learning.

    Gain the confidence to incorporate these techniques into your daily rituals and routines.

    This bespoke course includes practical interactive sessions as well as underpinning knowledge and safe practices.

    It can be a gateway to progress onto diploma courses such as Holistic therapies or just a better life.

    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)

  • Meditation for Health

    Tuesday – 11.30am to 1.00pm

    Start Date: 5th May 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: Courses starting throughout April & May 2015 – please enquire

    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**

  • Using the Internet (surfing and shopping)

    Start Date: 27th April 2015 , 1 half day per week  – Monday 1.00pm to 3.00pm, 2hrs for 4 weeks, 

    Taking your first steps on the internet is like opening the door on a whole new world. Once you understand how the internet can be relevant for you and how to surf the web it can provide you with a lifetime of opportunity.

    It’s really useful to be able to access the internet whenever and wherever you are. You just have to know how to use it! If you’re ready to find out more, sign up for this short introductory course.

    This course will show you how to surf the internet for information and  shop safely on-line.

    After finishing this course, you’ll know:

    • How to search for and access information
    • How to order things online
    • How to pay for things online
    • All about security measures and laws to protect you when you shop online

    Cost: £30/£15(concessions)

    (This course is for women only)

  • Creative Writing

    Start Date: 29th April 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!

  • **Photography**

  • Level 1 Digital Photography – Daytime course

    Start Date: Monday 27th April 2015 – Monday 9.30am – 4.30pm & Tuesday 9.30am – 12.30pm for 12 weeks

    Learner will learn basic photography skills to enable them to produce professional photographs. this course will lead to a Level 1 Certificate in Photography. This qualification aims to allow learners to develop an understanding of basic photographic processes and also allows learners to understand how to manipulate images and explore in detail specific areas of photography. This course is also 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 – £150

    (This course is for women only)