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

  • Business & Admin (Level 2)

    Start Date: Week Commencing 15th September 2014, 2.5 days per week for 35 weeks (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday am)

    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, 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)

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

  • Event Planning (Level 2)

    Start Date: Week Commencing 15th September 2014, 2.5 days per week for 35 weeks, Wednesday pm, Thursday & Friday

    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.

    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, 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)

  • ***Construction For Women***

  • Diploma in Construction Level 2

    Start Date: Week Commencing 15th September 2014, 2 days per week for 35 weeks, Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday am

    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, 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)

     

     

  • ***ESOL***

  • ESOL Entry 3

     Start Date: Week Commencing 15th September 2014, 2.5 days per week for 35 weeks, Monday, Tuesday & Thursday am

    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.

    You will also have the opportunity to study Maths and English at a level that is right for you.

    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)

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

    Start Date: Week Commencing 15th September 2014, 2.5 days per week for 35 weeks, Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday am

    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. 

     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)

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

    Start Date: Week Commencing 15th September 2014, 2.5 days per week for 35 weeks, Wednesday pm, Thursday & Friday

    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. 

     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***

  • Beauty & Spa Therapy (Level 3)

    Start Date: Week Commencing 15th September 2014, 2.5 days per week for 35 weeks, Tuesday Thursday and Friday am

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

    24+ loan (or if paying your own fees) -  £3,345

    Please enquire for other information on course fees.   

    (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 35 weeks, Wednesday pm, Thursday & Friday

    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, 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)

    THIS COURSE IS FULL BUT YOU ARE WELCOME TO PLACE YOUR NAME ON THE WAITING LIST

  • Diploma in Aromatherapy (Level 3)

    Start Date: Week Commencing 15th September 2014, 2.5 days per week for 35 weeks, Tuesday, Wednesday am & Friday

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

    24+ loan (or if paying your own fees) -  £2,882

    (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

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

    Please enquire for other information on course fees. 

    (This course is for women only)

  • Diploma in Complementary Therapies Level 3

    Start Date: Week Commencing 15th September 2014, 2.5 days per week for 35 weeks, Monday, Wednesday pm & Thursday

    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.

       24+ loan (or if paying your own fees) -  £4,670

    (This course is for women only) 

  • Diploma in Complementary Therapies Level 2

    Start Date: Week Commencing 15th September 2014, 2.5 days per week for 35 weeks, Monday, Tuesday am & Wednesday

    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, 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)

  • ***Housing***

  • CIH Certificate in Housing Practice Level 2

    Start Date: 29th September 2014 – 26th January 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: 30th September 2014 – 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 on JSA, ESA, unemployed in receipt of means tested benefits or claiming national insurance credits.

    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: Please enquire for information on course fees.  

    (This course is for men and women)

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

    Start Date: 25th September 2014 – 22nd January 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: £672  Please contact us to discuss any financial issues.

    (This course is for men and women)

     

  • ***Wellbeing and Confidence Building***

  • Meditation for Health

    Tuesday – 11.30am to 1.00pm

    Start Date: 23rd September 2014 for 8 weeks

    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 NOW FULL – PLEASE CONTACT US TO PLACE YOUR NAME ON THE WAITING LIST

  • **Evening & Leisure Courses**

  • Level 2 Certificate in Interior Design – Advanced (Evening)

    Start Date: 14th Ocotober, 1 evening per week (Wednesday) , 3hrs for 33 weeks, 6.00pm – 9.00pm

    Increase your Interior Design skills, develop knowledge on influences of key design styles both historical art movements and ‘on trend’ styles. Learn about the roles of the interior designer within the design industry, learn about scale, affecting of  lighting and work within design briefs.

    This course is a great progression for those who have already completed a basic Interior Design course or the 2 week taster to Advanced Interior Design.

    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)

  • Taster Course – Advanced Interior Design (Evening)

    Evening course  - Wednesday 6.00pm to 8.00pm

    Dates: 24/09/2014 to 01/10/2014 (2 weeks)

    This course is a taster to enable students the opportunity to progress onto the Level 2 course in Interior Design which runs for 30 weeks. This will be a short overview of the 30 week course and learners will need to have attended a basic level 1 Interior Design course or have some knowledge of Interior Design and colour theory.

    Cost: £20/FREE(concessions)

    (This course is for women only)

  • Introduction to Women’s Studies (Evening)

    Start Date: 1st October 2014, 1 evening per week (Wednesday), 2hrs for 10 weeks, 6.00pm to 8.00pm

    This course is suited for anyone with an interest in issues pertaining to women and gender relations, the different social conditions in which women live.

    It will encourage you to develop an understanding and appreciation of the range of perspectives on gender relations and women’s position within society, culture and politics.

    The course introduces the history of the women’s movement and engages with contemporary debates about feminism. The course explores gender in relation to identities, inequalities and difference, covering key issues and concepts such as nature, sex/gender, class, race, sexualities and disability. 

    Cost: £60/£40(concessions)

    (This course is for women only)

  • Short Story Writing (Daytime)

    Start Date: 1st October 2014 , 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: 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.

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

    (This course is for women only)

  • Level 1 Digital Photography (January 2015)

    Start Date: 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.

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

    (This course is for women only)

  • Level 1 Award in Interior Design (Evening)

    Start Date: 7th October 2014, 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.

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

    (This course is for women only)

  • Paper Beaded Jewellery and Accessories (Evening)

    Start Date: 24th September, 1 evening per week (Wednesday), 2hrs for 10 weeks, 6.00pm to 8.00pm

    On this course you will learn how to make an array of beautiful jewellery and accessories from paper beads and other materials. You will learn how to spend less money, while being original and creative.

     Cost: £60/£40(concessions)

    (This course is for women only)

  • Taster Course – Introduction to IT (Evening)

    Start Date: 24th September, two week taster course, Wednesday evening, 2hrs, 6.00pm to 8.00pm

    Get to grips with the basics of computer skills – a short, friendly evening course open to women of all ages and abilities. 

    This course is a taster to enable students build confidence and give the opportunity to progress onto the Level 1 course in IT which runs for 10 weeks. This will be a short overview of the 10 week course.

    Cost: £20/FREE(concessions)

    (This course is for women only)

  • Meditation for Health

    Tuesday – 11.30am to 1.00pm

    Start Date: 23rd September 2014 for 8 weeks

    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 NOW FULL – PLEASE CONTACT US TO PLACE YOUR NAME ON THE WAITING LIST

  • 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)

     

  • Taster Course – Basic Interior Design (Evening)

    Evening course  - Tuesday 6.00pm to 8.00pm

    Dates: 23/09/2014 to 30/09/2014 (2 weeks)

    This course is a taster to enable students the opportunity to progress onto the Level 1 course in Interior Design which runs for 20 weeks. This will be a short overview of the 20 week course and learners will produced a small design item. 

     Cost: £20/FREE(concessions)

    (This course is for women only)

     

  • Digital Photography – Intermediate/Level 2 (Evening)

    Start Date: 24th September 2014, 1 evening per week (Wednesday), 2hrs for 10 weeks, 6.00pm – 8.00pm

    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: £60 (£40 concessions)

    (This course is for women only)

  • Digital Photography for Beginners/Level 1 (Evening)

    Start Date: 23rd September 2014, 1 evening per week (Tuesday), 2hrs for 10 weeks, 6.00pm – 8.00pm

    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.

    Cost: £60 (£40 concessions)

    (This course is for women only)

  • Introduction to Social Media – Facebook & Twitter (Evening)

    Start Date: 25th September, three week course, Thursday evening, 2hrs, 6.00pm to 8.00pm

    Learn how to use the powerful social media tools, Facebook and Twitter.

    Market your small business or promote yourself without laying out money for advertising.

    Learn how to brand you and your business and integrate your social media marketing activity.

     Cost: £20/FREE(concessions)

    (This course is for women only)

  • **Work Club**

  • Work Club

    The Work Club is for Women Only

    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