***Construction For Women

  • Making a Bird Box

    Start Date: 1st March 2017 – Wednesday 6pm – 9pm for 3 weeks

    This course is suitable for anyone interested in basic carpentry and joinery. During the course you will make a bird box. A great addition to any garden!
    Cost: £25.00 for students on JSA, ESA, unemployed in receipt of means tested benefits or claiming national insurance credits.

    Employed – £35.00

    (This course is for women only)

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

    Start Date: 13th March 2016  – Monday 9.30am to 4.30pm 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 – £95.00

    (This course is for women only)

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  • ***Study and Employment Skills***

  • Level 2 Diploma for Further Study or Work

    Start Date: 19th January 2017  – Thursday for 20 weeks

    This course will give you the skills to progress onto further study or into employment. You will study a broad range of subjects and take part in a variety of activities including: interview and presentation skills, confidence building, IT skills, and research skills.

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

    Employed – £950.00

    (This course is for women only)

  • ***Tapping into your creative side

  • Digital Creative Photography

    Start Date: 3rd February 2017  – Friday 10.30am to 12.30pm for 6 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.

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

    Employed – £60.00

    (This course is for women only)

  • Creative Writing

    Start Date: 25th January 2017  – Wednesday 1pm – 3pm for 10 weeks

    This course is more suited for those with some experience of writing but who would like to develop their skills further

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

    Employed – £65.00

    (This course is for women only)

  • Soft Furnishing – Fabric accessories for your home

    Start Date: 24th January 2017  – Tuesday 6pm to 8.30pm 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

     

  • **Digital Awareness

  • Level 1 IT User Skills

    Start Date: TBC  –  6pm to 8.30pm for 10 weeks

    This programme is suitable for learners with a basic knowledge of using a computer who would like to use those skills to improve employment prospects. You will learn a range of skills covering:

    • Word Processing
    • Presentations
    • Spreadsheets

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

    (This course is for women only)

  • Know your Laptop

    Start Date: 1st March 2017  – Wednesday 6pm to 8.30pm for 3 weeks

    You will be introduced to the various features of laptop computers and compare them to desktop PCs.

    At the end of the course learners should be able to:

    – Compare the various applications already included at purchase with others which they may want to add to increase its usefulness;
    – Identify problems which can occur and learn to rectify them before calling in professional help;
    – Know the basics of wireless connectivity;
    – Use a laptop safely with the internet;

    Cost:£15.00 for students on JSA, ESA, unemployed in receipt of means tested benefits or claiming national insurance credits.

    Employed – £30.00

    (This course is for women only)

  • Facebook & Social Media for Beginners

    Start Date: 27th January 2017  – Wednesday 6pm to 8.30pm for 3 weeks

    Become proficient in social media in 3 weeks, gain the knowledge and strategy to use this truly colossal social network. With over a billion active users across the globe, Facebook is the most successful social media platform online.

    Cost: £15.00 for students on JSA, ESA, unemployed in receipt of means tested benefits or claiming national insurance credits.

    Employed – £30.00

    (This course is for women only)

  • **English and Maths Skills

  • Functional Skills English ( L1 & L2 only)

    Tuesday 5.30 – 8.30pm

    Start Date: 17th January 2017   (15 sessions) 

    Level 1 Functional Skills English

    Reading:

    • Identify main points and how they presented in different texts
    • Understand texts in detail
    • Read and understand texts and take appropriate action

    Writing:

    • Write clearly and coherently including an appropriate level of detail
    • Present information in a logical sequence
    • Use language format and structure suitable for purpose and audience
    • Use correct grammar including subject/verb agreement and correct consistent use of tense
    • Ensure written work includes accurate grammar, punctuation and spelling and that meaning is clear.

    Speaking and Listening:

    • Make relevant contributions to discussions
    • Prepare for and contribute to formal discussion of ideas and opinions
    • Be flexible in discussions, making different kinds of contributions
    • Present information clearly and in appropriate language

    This course is suitable for learners who who have achieved entry level 3 functional skills, are taking a vocational course for which English is needed and learners who would like to brush up on their GCSE English skills in order to start a vocational programme.

    Entry requirements

    To start on this course you need to show at initial assessment that this is a suitable level for your current skills.

    Future opportunities/ career options

    This course prepares you for progression to the Level 2 Functional skills English course (equivalent to an A-C grade GCSE) or for progression to a Level 2 vocational course.

    Level 2 Functional Skills English

    Reading:

    • Select and use different types of texts to obtain relevant information
    • Read and summarize information from different sources
    • Identify the purpose of text and comment on how effectively meaning is conveyed
    • Detect point of view, implicit meaning and/or bias
    • Read and actively respond to different texts e.g. reply to each point in a letter of complaint

    Writing:

    • Present information precisely logically and persuasively
    • Present information on complex subjects
    • Use a range of different styles of writing for different purposes
    • Use a range of sentence structures including complex sentences
    • Punctuate accurately using commas apostrophes and inverted commas
    • Ensure that written work has accurate grammar, punctuation and that meaning is clear

    Speaking and listening:

    • Listen to complex information and give relevant, cogent response in appropriate language
    • Present information and ideas clearly and persuasively to others
    • Adapt contributions in discussions to suit audience purpose and situation
    • Make significant contributions to discussions, taking a range of roles and helping to move discussion forward to reach decisions.

    This course is suitable for learners who have achieved Level 1 Functional skills, are taking a vocational course for which English is needed or would like to brush up on their GCSE English skills in order to start a vocational programme.

    Entry Requirements

    To start on this course you need to show at initial assessment that this is a suitable level for your current skills.

    Future opportunities/ career options

    This course prepares you for progression to level 3 functional skills English, a full GCSE course, any course where an entry requirement is a level 2 maths qualification and a level 3 vocational course.

    Cost: FREE (FREE concessions)

    (This course is for women only)

  • Functional Skills Maths (L1 & L2 only)

    Wednesday – 5.30 – 8.30pm

    Start Date: 18th January 2017   (15 sessions) 

    Level 1 Functional Skills Mathematics

    The course will include working on he following topics:

    • Calculations with whole numbers and negative numbers
    • Calculating perimeter, are and volume
    • Fractions, decimals and percentages in practical situations
    • Using ratio and scale drawing
    • Chance of events happening
    • Solving problems involving time and money
    • Measurements, including converting metric units
    • Handling data, including line graphs and pie charts

    Statistics: mean and range

    This course is suitable for students who:

    • Have achieved Entry Level 3 Functional skills
    • are taking a vocational course for which maths is needed,
    • would like to brush up on their GCSE maths skills in order to start a vocational programme

    Entry requirements

    To stat on this course you need to show initial assessment that this is a suitable level for your current skills.

    Future Opportunities / career options

    This course prepares you for progression to the Level 2 Functional Skills Maths course (equivalent to an A – C grade).

     

    Level 2 Functional Skills Mathematics

    This course will include working on the following topics:

    • Calculations with large numbers and combined positive and negative numbers
    • Calculations of perimeter, area and volume of compound shapes
    • Calculations with fractions, decimals and percentages in practical situations, including percentage change, using ratio, including scale drawing
    • Chance of events happening expressed as a fraction, decimal or percentage
    • Use formulae to resolve problems
    • Measurements, including converting between metric units and imperial units
    • Handling data, including line graphs, scatter graphs, comparative bar charts and pie charts

    Statics: mean, mode, median and range

    This course is suitable for students who:

    • Have achieved Level 1 Functional Skills
    • are taking a vocational course for which maths is needed
    • would like to brush up on their GCSE math skills in order to start a vocational programme

    Entry requirements

    To start on this course you need to show at initial assessment that this is a suitable level for your current skills.

    Future Opportunities / career options

    This course prepares you for progression to Level 3 Skills Maths / a full GCSE course.

    Cost: FREE (FREE concessions)

    (This course is for women only)

  • **Holistic Therapies

  • Level 2 Award in Auricular Therapy (Hopi Ear Candles)

    Start Date: 18th January 2017  – Wednesday 5.30pm to 8.30pm for 10 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.

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

    Employed – £195.00

    (This course is for women only)

  • Meditation for Health (Daytime Class)

    Tuesday – 11.30am to 1.00pm

    Start Date: 25th April 2017   (8 sessions) 

    Relax body and mind and learn the techniques to effectively cope with the stresses of life.

    Cost: £60 (£45 concessions)

    (This course is for women only)

     

     

  • **Housing

  • Housing Services Level 2

    Start Date: 9th February 2017, 1 day per week (Thursday) 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 – £370.00

    Enrol call 0151 709 4356 or contact us

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  • **Teacher Training Courses

  • Level 3 Award in Education & Training

    Level 3 Award in Education and Training

    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.

    Start Date: 15th March 2017 (1 afternoon and evening per week) Wednesday – 8 weeks

    How to Apply: To register for this course please call to make an appointment in order to complete an application and diagnostic test.

    If successful at this stage you will be invited in for a guidance interview with the tutor.

    Cost: £350.00 (There are no concessions for this course)

    Please contact us to discuss any financial issues.

    (This course is for men and women)

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  • Level 4 Cert in Education & Training

    NCFE Level 4 Certificate in Education

    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: Tuesday 24th January 2017 (1 afternoon and evening per week) 20 weeks

    Advanced Learning Loan – £1,417 

    (This course is for men and women)

     

  • **WELLBEING - Looking after you

  • Chi-gong

    Thursday – 1.30pm to 2.30pm

    Start Date: 12th January 2017   (6 sessions) 

    Chi gong is a form of gentle exercise composed of movements that are repeated a number of times, often stretching the body, increasing fluid movement (blood, synovial and lymph) and building awareness of how the body moves through space.

    Cost: £35 (£25 concessions)

    (This course is for women only)

     

  • Intro to Massage and Relaxation techniques

    Thursday – 10am to 11am

    Start Date: 12th January 2017   (6 sessions) 

    Gain an insight into how massage can alleviate stress and promote relaxation and healing through touch. Learn the basic techniques and how you can perform this therapy on family, friends and Clients. Suitable for those at an interest level or wishing to progress to accredited Massage or Complementary therapy courses.

    Cost: £35 (£25 concessions)

    (This course is for women only)

  • Yoga for the young at heart

    Wednesday 10am – 11am

    Start Date: 11th January 2017   (6 sessions) 

    Yoga for the Young at Heart will introduce you to the ease, beauty, and benefits of yoga and improve your physical, emotional, and spiritual well being.

    Cost: £35 (£25 concessions)

    (This course is for women only)

  • Yogalates for Wellbeing

    Tuesday – 5.45pm to 6.45pm

    Start Date: 10th January 2017   (6 sessions) 

    Yogalates takes the strength and flexibility exercises of a Yoga class and combines them with the core tightening and strengthening of Pilates. Will work your entire body with a focus on core, flexibility, and strength. Helps you achieve a strong flexible body, while helping you to stay slimmer, toned and feel more relaxed.

    Cost: £35 (£25 concessions)

    (This course is for women only)

  • Baby Massage

    Tuesday – 10am to 11am

    Start Date: 10th January 2017   (6 sessions)

    The known benefits of baby massage for both mother and baby are arresting and unquestionable. Baby massage is widely supported by medical practitioners across the world. So whether you wish to give your child the undisputed benefits of baby massage or whether you wish to gain the skills necessary to become a fully accredited baby massage or baby yoga instructor, This course would be suitable to you.

    Cost: £25 (£25 concessions)

    (This course is for women only)

  • Meditation for Health (Daytime Class)

    Tuesday – 11.30am to 1.00pm

    Start Date: 25th April 2017   (8 sessions) 

    Relax body and mind and learn the techniques to effectively cope with the stresses of life.

    Cost: £60 (£45 concessions)

    (This course is for women only)