****FREE COURSES****

  • Step into Employment

    Start Date: Thursday 25th February 2016  9.30am to 4.30pm for 5 weeks

    Course runs on both Thursdays & Fridays

    This course will give you the confidence and skills to apply for that new job. The course includes:

    • CV writing
    • Career action planning
    • Presentation skills
    • and updating your IT skills in PowerPoint and Word.

    The course also includes improving self esteem and confidence building. On completion of this course you will gain a Level 1 Certificate in Employment Skills

     Cost: FREE (for the unemployed)

    (This course is for women only)

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  • **Holistic / Complementary Therapies & Beauty

  • Level 2 Certificate in Nail Treatments

    Start Date: Monday 22nd February 2016  9.30am to 4.30pm for 18 weeks

    This qualification will prepare you for a career as a junior nail technician.  This course includes all the required elements to work effectively as a junior nail technician, mandatory units covering the following:

    • Provide manicure & pedicure treatments
    • Client care and communication in a beauty-related industries
    • Health & Safety practice in a salon
    • Develop a range of technical skills enabling you to prepare and enhance nails and cuticles on the hand and feet using different techniques. You will also develop interpersonal skills that will assist you to communicate effectively with clients

    Cost:

    FREE for 16-18 year olds

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

    19+ employed – £470.00

    (This course is for women only)

  • Introduction to Crystal Therapy (Evening Class)

    Start Date: 24th February 2016, 1 evening per week (Wednesday),  5.30pm – 8.30pm for 4 weeks

    This course is an introduction to the benefits of using Crystals for Health & Wellbeing for safe home use.

    Cost: £35.00 (£25 concessions)

    (This course is for women only)

    Please note: there is no qualification attached to this course

  • Level 3 Certificate in Hot Stone Therapy

    Start Date: Tuesday 23rd February 2016  9.30am to 4.30pm 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)

  • **Housing

  • CIH Certificate in Housing Practice Level 2

    Start Date: 1 day per week 9.30am – 4.30pm for 15 weeks. Start date to be confirmed, please register your interest.

    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 – £362.00

    (This course is for women and men)

    Enrol call 0151 709 4356 or contact us

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  • **Teacher Education

  • Level 4 Cert in Education & Training (CTLLS)

    NCFE Level 4 Certificate in Education (formerly CTLLS)

    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 your subject area or employer endorsement that you 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. 

    Start Date: 8th March 2016  (Tuesday)  1.30pm to 8.30pm for 20 weeks.

    Cost: 

     24+Loan – £1,417 

    (This course is for men and women)

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  • *Evening & Daytime Leisure Courses

  • Intro to Photography – Cityscapes and Landscapes (Daytime Class)

    Start Date: 5th February 2016, 1 morning per week (Friday),  9.30am – 12.30pm for 7 weeks

    Intro to Photography (Cityscapes and Landscapes)

    Learn how to take professional quality photographs and pick up helpful hints to get the best shots in
    a fast and practical course. Gain confidence using the different settings on your camera, develop your own style, learn how to use digital imaging software, go on photo-walks and pick up new tips and tricks!

    Cost: £60 (£45 concessions)

    (This course is for women only)

    Please note: there is no qualification attached to this course

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  • Make your House your Home (soft furnishing – Evening Class)

    Start Date: 23rd February  2016, 1 evening per week (Tuesday),  6.00pm – 9.00pm for 7 weeks

    This course will teach you how to make a variety of beautiful soft furnishings for your home to a professional standard. You will learn the correct way to measure and estimate fabrics, cutting, making up, pattern matching and hand or machine sewing.

    Cost: £60.00 (£45 concessions)

    (This course is for women only)

    Please note: there is no qualification attached to this course

  • Introduction to Crystal Therapy (Evening Class)

    Start Date: 24th February 2016, 1 evening per week (Wednesday),  5.30pm – 8.30pm for 4 weeks

    This course is an introduction to the benefits of using Crystals for Health & Wellbeing for safe home use.

    Cost: £35.00 (£25 concessions)

    (This course is for women only)

    Please note: there is no qualification attached to this course

  • Developing Digital Photography Skills (Evening Class)

    Start Date: 8th March 2016, 1 evening per week (Tuesday),  6.00pm – 9.00pm for 7 weeks

    Got a digital camera or never used one before? Learn how to take professional quality photographs and pick up helpful hints and tips to get the best shots in a fast and practical course. Gain confidence using the different settings on your camera and learn how to select the correct camera settings for a variety of subjects, and to apply composition and framing skills to your photography. You will also edit and enhance your images using different image editing software.

    Cost: £60 (£45 concessions)

    (This course is for women only)

    Please note: there is no qualification attached to this course

  • Introduction to Beekeeping (Evening Class)

    Start Date: Course starting 25th February 2016,  1 evening per week (Thursday) 6.00pm – 9.00pm  for 6 weeks

    Our Introduction to Beekeeping course is ideal if you are interested in beekeeping, 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.

    There will be opportunities later in the year to sign up for additional practical ‘hands on’ sessions. These will take place off site (depending on weather/climate).

    Cost: £45.00 for students on JSA, ESA, unemployed in receipt of means tested benefits or claiming national insurance credits.

    Employed – £55.00

    (This course is for men and women)

    Please note: there is no qualification attached to this course

  • Introduction to Interior Design (Evening Class)

    Start Date: 19th April 2016, 1 evening per week (Tuesday) 6.00pm – 9.00pm  for 6 weeks

    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: £55  (£40 concessions)

    (This course is for women only)

    Please note: there is no qualification attached to this course

  • Meditation for Health (Daytime Class)

    Tuesday – 11.30am to 1.00pm

    Start Date: 19th January 2016    (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

  • Creative Writing (Daytime Class)

    Start Date: 27th 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: £65 (£45 concessions)

    (This course is for women only)

    THIS COURSE HAS LIMITED PLACES REMAINING!

  • *Short Courses

  • Step into Employment

    Start Date: Thursday 25th February 2016  9.30am to 4.30pm for 5 weeks

    Course runs on both Thursdays & Fridays

    This course will give you the confidence and skills to apply for that new job. The course includes:

    • CV writing
    • Career action planning
    • Presentation skills
    • and updating your IT skills in PowerPoint and Word.

    The course also includes improving self esteem and confidence building. On completion of this course you will gain a Level 1 Certificate in Employment Skills

     Cost: FREE (for the unemployed)

    (This course is for women only)

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  • On Demand Courses

    Sign up to one of our On Demand courses and as soon as we have enough people signed up we’ll let you know when the course starts.

    Exact days and times will be given once course is confirmed.

    COURSES:

    Title Duration Concession Full Cost
    Get that Job – CV Writing 2 weeks / 3 hrs per week FREE £30.00
    Get that Job -Interview Techniques 2 weeks / 3 hrs per week FREE £30.00
    Get that Job – Job Search 2 weeks / 3 hrs per week FREE £30.00
    E-Safety for parents 2 weeks / 2 hrs per week FREE £30.00
    Getting started with Social Media 2 weeks / 2 hrs per week £15.00 £30.00
    Computers and the Internet – the basics 8 weeks / 3 hrs per week £40.00 £60.00
    Brush up on your English 8 weeks / 3 hrs per week FREE £60.00
    Brush up on your Maths 8 weeks / 3 hrs per week FREE £60.00

     

     

  • ESOL

  • ESOL Writing Course

    Start Date: 10th March  2016, (Thursday) 9.30am – 12.30pm for 7 weeks 

    This course is for developing writing skills. It includes spelling, punctuation, grammar, writing good sentences, writing short texts and completing forms. It is designed for students who are able to write in basic English (at least Entry 2/Entry 3), but want to develop their skills further. The class is small and friendly and activities are designed to be suitable for all students.

     Cost: £60 (no concessions)

     (This course is for women only)

    Please note: there is no qualification attached to this course

     

  • IELTS – International English Language Testing System (Evening)

    Tuesday 6pm to 9pm

    Start Date: Once sufficient numbers are confirmed for 8 weeks

    This advanced level English course prepares international students for taking the IELTS test. A score in this test is required by most universities as a condition of entry if your first language is not English.

    The course also aims to improve English skills for those international students wishing to work or train in a professional or academic environment. This course can lead to an IELTS test qualification.

    Future Opportunities include progression into other academic or vocational courses, training or employment.

    Duration: 8wks / 24hrs

    Cost: £225.00 (This course is for men and women)

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