*****16-18 August Summer Schools*****

  • Creative Industries Summer School

    Start Date: 5th August 2014, 2 days per week for 4 weeks

    £10 per week expenses and FREE LUNCH

    Gain an award in basic Creative Skills in just 4 weeks!

    Get an introduction to skills needed to work in the creative industry or progress onto further study. Covers digital imaging, logo design and overview of TV & Film industry.

     Cost: FREE (16 – 18 yr olds)    

    (This course is for young women only)

  • Beauty Therapy Summer School

    Start Date: 5th August 2014, 2 days per week for 4 weeks

    £10 per week expenses and FREE LUNCH

    Gain an award in basic Beauty Therapy in just 4 weeks!

    Learn basic skills in Manicures, Pedicures, Wax Therapy, Customer Service and Business.

     Cost: FREE (16 – 18 yr olds)    

    (This course is for young women only)

  • Construction Summer School

    Start Date: 7th August 2014, 2 days per week for 4 weeks

    £10 per week expenses and FREE LUNCH

    Gain an award in basic Construction Skills in just 4 weeks!

    Construct a piece of furniture, learn to plaster and above all have fun!

     Cost: FREE (16 – 18 yr olds)    

    (This course is for young women & men only)

  • ****16 - 18 Young Women's Courses for September 2014****

  • Young Women in the Creative Industries

    Start Date: Week Commencing 15th September 2014, 2.5 days per week for 30 weeks

    The Level 2 Diploma in Employment Skills for the Creative and Cultural Industries qualification combines both practical, hands-on experience with theoretical knowledge and understanding enabling potential progression into the creative industry or further study. It provides the opportunity to develop learner’s interest in the art and culture and increase confidence in their own creative abilities. 

    View the course information sheet here

     Cost: FREE (16 – 18 yr olds)    

    (This course is for women only)

  • Young Women in Business & Entrepreneurship

    Start Date: Week Commencing 15th September 2014, 2.5 days per week for 30 weeks

    The BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Understanding Enterprise and Entrepreneurship has been developed in partnership with the National Enterprise Academy (NEA), in consultation with entrepreneurs and business people, experienced teachers and learners. The qualification is designed for learners who wish to plan for a business or social enterprise and develop their entrepreneurial skills.

    View the course information sheet here

     Cost: FREE (16 – 18 yr olds)    

    (This course is for women only)

  • Young Women in Beauty & Spa Therapy

    Start Date: Week Commencing 15th September 2014, 2.5 days per week for 30 weeks

    The VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Personal Development for Beauty, Nails and Spa Therapy has been specifically designed to enable you to gain skills and knowledge for both personal development and career advancement.

    Through this qualification you will gain valuable employability skills such as performance improvement, retail selling and work-based experience, which will enhance the practical and technical skills required for a career in beauty related industries.

    View the course information sheet here

     Cost: FREE (16 – 18 yr olds)    

    (This course is for women only)

  • ****Business, Enterprise & Administration****

  • Buisness & Admin (Level 2)

    Start Date: Week Commencing 15th September 2014, 2.5 days per week for 30 weeks

    This Business qualification has been designed to cover key skills needed within the Business and Administration sector such as interpersonal skills and customer service. Learners have the opportunity to develop skills to support them as they build relationships with a wide variety of customers internal and external to a range of business environments. Specialist areas also include: finance,both personal and business; working in business teams; business support or administration, and enterprise and business start-up.

    The course also covers skills in IT skills and Financial Health & Wellbeing.

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

    Cost: FREE for students on JSA, ESA or unemployed in receipt of a means tested benefit. (Please enquire for information on course fees if not applicable).

    (This course is for women only)

  • Business & Enterprise (Level 3)

    Start Date: Week Commencing 15th September 2014, 2.5 days per week for 30 weeks

    This qualification is designed to appeal to both full-time learners interested in a career in business and to those who already have experience of working in the sector. It gives learners an introduction to and understanding of the business environment, management of resources, marketing and communication – all fundamental to the success of business organisations. It could also be a suitable qualification for those wishing to change career or move into employment following a career break. 

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

    Cost:  19-23 yrs - Please enquire for information on course fees.   24+ loan (or if paying your own fees) -  £4,170

    (This course is for women only)

  • ****Creative & Digital Media****

  • Women in Creative Industries (Level 3)

    Start Date: Week Commencing 15th September 2014, 2.5 days per week for 30 weeks

    The  BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Creative Media Production gives learners the opportunity to gain an understanding of employment opportunities, job requirements and working practices in the media sector. It enables learners to start building the technical skills and knowledge relevant to industries in the media sector and also provides a qualification which will enable progression to further study, training or employment in the media sector.

    The course also covers skills in Team Leading, Customer Service, IT skills and Financial Health & Wellbeing.

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

    Cost: 19-23 yrs - Please enquire for information on course fees.   24+ loan (or if paying your own fees) – £4,670

    (This course is for women only)

     

  • Creative & Digital Media (Level 2)

    Start Date: Week Commencing 15th September 2014, 2.5 days per week for 30 weeks

    The Level 2 Diploma in Employment Skills for the Creative and Cultural Industries qualification combines both practical, hands-on experience with theoretical knowledge and understanding enabling potential progression into the creative industry or further study. It provides the opportunity to develop learner’s interest in the art and culture and increase confidence in their own creative abilities.  The course also covers IT skills and Financial Health & Wellbeing.

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

    View the course information sheet here

     Cost: FREE for students on JSA, ESA or unemployed in receipt of a means tested benefit.  (Please enquire for information on course fees if not applicable). 

    (This course is for women only)

     

  • ****Event Planning & Event Management****

  • Event Management (Level 3)

    Start Date: Week Commencing 15th September 2014, 2.5 days per week for 30 weeks

    This suite of Level 3 qualifications aim to provide you with a good understanding of the principles of Event Management, as well as the practical skills and knowledge required in Live Events and Promotion. This qualification is open to all learners who  are preparing to work in any job role which may involve organising an event. The course also covers skills in Team Leading, Customer Service, IT skills and Financial Health & Wellbeing.

    Cost: FREE for students on JSA, ESA or unemployed in receipt of a means tested benefit. (Please enquire for information on course fees if not applicable).

    (This course is for women only)

  • Event Planning (Level 2)

    Start Date: Week Commencing 15th September 2014, 2.5 days per week for 30 weeks

    This suite of Level 2 qualifications aim to provide you with a good understanding of the nature of the event industry, as well as the practical skills and knowledge required to plan a small scale event. This qualification is open to all learners who have an interest in learning how to organise an event as well as those who are preparing to work in any job role which may involve organising an event. The course also covers skills in Team Leading, Customer Service, IT skills and Financial Health & Wellbeing.

    Cost: FREE for students on JSA, ESA or unemployed in receipt of a means tested benefit.  (Please enquire for information on course fees if not applicable).

    (This course is for women only)

  • ***Construction For Women***

  • Diploma in Construction & Building Crafts Level 1

    Start Date: Week Commencing 15th September 2014, 2 days per week for 30 weeks                

    This course is a great introduction for those wanting to take the first step into the construction industry. 

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

    Cost: FREE for students on JSA, ESA or unemployed in receipt of a means tested benefit.  (Please enquire for information on course fees if not applicable).

    (This course is for women only).

  • Diploma in Construction Level 2

    Start Date: Week Commencing 15th September 2014, 2 days per week for 30 weeks

    This course prepares women for jobs in the housing or building maintenance sector. Students will gain a wide range of skills which  include: Health & safety and Welfare in Construction, Developing Plastering techniques, Developing Joinery techniques, Developing Bricklaying techniques, Developing Wallpapering/Painting Skills, Building a Personal Career Portfolio/Writing a CV Basic and Plumbing skills.

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

    Cost: FREE for students on JSA, ESA or unemployed in receipt of a means tested benefit. (Please enquire for information on course fees if not applicable).

    (This course is for women only)

     

     

  • ***ESOL***

  • ESOL Entry 3

     2 days per week

    Monday & Wednesday 9.30am to 4.30pm

    Start Date: 17th March for 15 weeks

    This course at intermediate level will help to build up your confidence in speaking and writing in English to be able to express your feelings and opinions in a wide range of topics. You will also practice your reading and listening to information and instructions.

    Fee: £168 (£30 for students in receipt of means tested benefits)

    (This course is for women only)

  • ESOL Level 2 (Speaking & Listening / Reading & Writing)

    Start Date: Week Commencing 15th September 2014, 2.5 days per week for 30 weeks

    This course will help you using your speaking & listening skills in  a more advanced level of English. This course will lead to an internationally recognised Speaking & Listening Level 2 qualification. (Trinity College London). This course also develops your skills in Reading and Writing. The course also covers skills in IT skills.

    You will also have the opportunity to study additional  Maths and English Skills at the appropriate level. 

     

    (This course is for women only)

  • ESOL Level 1(Speaking & Listening / Reading & Writing)

    Start Date: Week Commencing 15th September 2014, 2.5 days per week for 30 weeks

    This course will help you using your speaking & listening skills in English. This course will lead to an internationally recognised Speaking & Listening Level 1 qualification. (Trinity College London). This course also develops your skills in Reading and Writing. The course also covers skills in IT skills.

    You will also have the opportunity to study additional  Maths and English Skills at the appropriate level.

    (This course is for women only)

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

  • Beauty & Spa Therapy (Level 3)

    Start Date: Week Commencing 15th September 2014, 2.5 days per week for 30 weeks

     The VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Professional Development for Beauty, Nails and Spa Therapy has been specifically designed to enable you to gain skills and knowledge for both personal development and career advancement. Through this qualification you will gain valuable employability skills such as customer service, retail selling and business awareness, which will enhance the practical and technical skills required for a career in beauty-related industries. The course also covers Financial Health & Wellbeing.

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

    Cost:  19-23 yrs - Please enquire for information on course fees.   24+ loan (or if paying your own fees) -  £3,345

    (This course is for women only)   

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  • Beauty & Spa Therapy (Level 2)

    Start Date: Week Commencing 15th September 2014, 2.5 days per week for 30 weeks

    The VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Personal Development for Beauty, Nails and Spa Therapy has been specifically designed to enable you to gain skills and knowledge for both personal development and career advancement.

    Through this qualification you will gain valuable employability skills such as performance improvement, retail selling and work-based experience, which will enhance the practical and technical skills required for a career in beauty related industries. The course also covers Financial Health & Wellbeing.

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

    Cost: FREE for students on JSA, ESA or unemployed in receipt of a means tested benefit. (Please enquire for information on course fees if not applicable).

    (This course is for women only)

  • Diploma in Aromatherapy (Level 3)

    Start Date: Week Commencing 15th September 2014, 2.5 days per week for 30 weeks

     The VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Aromatherapy has been designed to prepare you for a career as an aromatherapist.

    This qualification will develop your knowledge and understanding of the principles and practice and business practice for complementary therapies. Furthermore, you will learn about anatomy, physiology and pathology for complementary therapies. You will also develop your understanding and practical skills to competently provide aromatherapy services. 

    This is a practitioner level qualification. 

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

    Cost:  19-23 yrs - Please enquire for information on course fees.   24+ loan (or if paying your own fees) -  £2,882

    (This course is for women only)

  • Level 3 in Sports Massage

    Start Date: Week Commencing 15th September 2014, 1 day per week for 30 weeks

    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:  19-23 yrs - Please enquire for information on course fees.   24+ loan (or if paying your own fees) -  £1,417

    (This course is for women only)

  • Diploma in Complimentary Therapies Level 3

    Start Date: Week Commencing 15th September 2014, 2.5 days per week for 30 weeks

    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:  19-23 yrs - Please enquire for information on course fees.   24+ loan (or if paying your own fees) -  £4,670

    (This course is for women only)

  • Diploma in Complimentary Therapies Level 2

    Start Date: Week Commencing 15th September 2014, 2.5 days per week for 30 weeks

    Complementary Therapies offer an exciting opportunity for young people to enter an increasingly popular and growing industry.  This course provides an introduction to the principles and practices of complementary therapies such as massage and aromatherapies as well as practical skills needed for a career in this industry.  

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

    Cost: FREE for students on JSA, ESA or unemployed in receipt of a means tested benefit.  (Please enquire for information on course fees if not applicable).

    (This course is for women only)

  • ***Housing***

  • CIH Certificate in Housing Practice Level 2

    Start Date: Week Commencing 22nd September 2014, 1 day per week 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: Please enquire for information on course fees .

    (This course is for women and men)

     Enrol call 0151 709 4356 or contact us

  • Certificate in Housing Services Level 3

    Start Date: Week Commencing 22nd September 2014, 1 day per week 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:  19-23 yrs - Please enquire for information on course fees.   24+ loan (or if paying your own fees) -  £724

    (This course is for women and men)

     Enrol call 0151 709 4356 or contact us

    From September 2013 students, who are 24 or over, wishing to study at level 3, have been liable to pay their own fees, whatever their circumstances. 24+ Advanced Learning Loans will give students in further education access to financial support for tuition costs similar to that which is available in higher education. This means rather than an individual having to pay for their course upfront they have the option of accessing a loan, from the Student Loans Company, that they will only start to repay once they have completed the course and are earning over £21,000.

  • ***Teacher Education***

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

    Start Date: Week Commencing 22nd September 2014, 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: 19-23 yrs - Please enquire for information on course fees.  24+ loan (or if paying your own fees) - £1,417

    (This course is for men and women)

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

    Start Date: Week Commencing 22nd September 2014, 1 day per week for 12 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: £672  Please contact us to discuss any financial issues.

    (This course is for men and women)

     

  • **Work Club**

  • Work Club

    The Work Club is on every Tuesday

    10am to 1pm  &  2pm to 5pm

    The Blackburne House Work Club helps with the career development of women looking to enter / re-enter the job market. 

     Please ring 0151 709 4356 to book for your first appointment.

     Cost: FREE

    (This is for women only)

  • Evening & Leisure Courses

  • Level 2 Digital Photography (Evening)

    Start Date: January 2015 One evening per week, 2.5 hrs 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: tbc   

    (This course is for women only)

  • Level 1 Digital Photography (Evening)

    Start Date: January 2015 One evening per week, 2.5 hrs 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: tbc   

    (This course is for women only)

  • Digital Photography – Intermediate

    Start Date: September 2014 One evening per week, 2hrs for 10 weeks

    This course is more suited for those with some experience in the use of their digital cameras who would like to develop their photographic skills further. You will 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: tbc

    (This course is for women only)

  • Digital Photography for Beginners

    Start Date: September 2014 One evening per week, 2hrs for 10 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 enhance your images with Picasa software. You will also learn how to frame your shots and work in different lighting.

    (This course is for women only)

    Cost: tbc