Northumberland, Whitley Bay, North Tyneside and Newcastle

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If you have further questions about courses in this area, please contact Susan Hylands  E: shylands@wea.org.uk or Deborah Dobinson E: ddobinson@wea.org.uk or the North East Regional Office T: 0191 212 6100 | E: northeast@wea.org.uk

Course Title Course Code Standard Fee (£) Start Date Target End Date Sessions Session Hours Activity Session Start Times Activity Description Main Venue Local Education Authority Activity Level Key Tutor Staff Total Hours
Lip Reading C2523305 - In Progress 66 10/01/2018 28/03/2018 11 2 Wed 13:30  This course will teach a variety of visible lip shapes in a variety of contexts. Throughout the sessions learners are encouraged to lip read in a variety of informal settings. A variety of teaching and learning strategies are used to consolidate learning with the emphasis of mutual support from peers. Deaflink (Newcastle upon Tyne) Newcastle upon Tyne LEA Level 1 Borrell, Louise 22
Yoga C2523487 - In Progress 66 08/01/2018 19/03/2018 11 2 Mon 18:00 The word Yoga means union of the body, mind and spirit. Hatha Yoga comprises of physical movements that work every area of the body. This is combined with balancing postures, focused breathing and mindful relaxation. All these work together to help the body into its optimal physical state leaving the mind clear and relaxed helping the students achieve their own unique potential. Robert Stewart Memorial URC Church (Newcastle upon Tyne) Newcastle upon Tyne LEA Level 1 Whitehead, Anne 22
Creative Writing C2523488 - In Progress 66 10/01/2018 28/03/2018 11 2 Wed 13:00 Get inspired to write on this friendly and supportive creative writing course. Designed for writers who want to commit to regular writing sessions to produce new work and develop their skills and confidence. There will also be advice on editing and how to get your writing published. North of England Institute of Mining (Newcastle upon Tyne) Newcastle upon Tyne LEA Level 2 Quinn, Amanda 22
Spanish for Beginners C2523490 - In Progress 66 08/01/2018 26/03/2018 11 2 Mon 10:00 The course is for beginners and those have an interest in Spanish culture. There will be plenty of opportunities to practice different scenarios e.g. ordering food or listening and responding to directions. The course is ideal for those planning a holiday to Spain or South America and also those who want to learn one of the most widely spoken languages in the world i.e. Spanish

Will also look at currrent issues like the mediterrenean diet and health benefits
Ouseburn Community Centre (Newcastle upon Tyne) Newcastle upon Tyne LEA Level 1 Gonzalez, Ignacio 22
Art Botanical Painting C2523492 - In Progress 67 09/01/2018 27/03/2018 11 2 Tue 10:30 This is a structured course celebrating the colours and forms in botanical subjects. Students will learn watercolour techniques to make detailed studies of flowers, plants, fruit and vegetables, as well as becoming familiar with using graphite and coloured pencils. Observation is key, and students learn to look closely at all aspects of the subjects, as well as considering light and shade, perspective and composition when making pictures. It is time-taking but rewarding and relaxing, and students at all levels, from beginner to experienced artist, can enjoy the learning. Taught in a friendly and encouraging environment, the course follows seasonal themes. Ampersand Inventions (Newcastle upon Tyne) Newcastle upon Tyne LEA Level 2 Wolfenden, Jane 22
Art Botanical Painting C2523493 - In Progress 67 09/01/2018 27/03/2018 11 2 Tue 13:30 This is a structured course celebrating the colours and forms in botanical subjects. Students will learn watercolour techniques to make detailed studies of flowers, plants, fruit and vegetables, as well as becoming familiar with using graphite and coloured pencils. Observation is key, and students learn to look closely at all aspects of the subjects, as well as considering light and shade, perspective and composition when making pictures. It is time-taking but rewarding and relaxing, and students at all levels, from beginner to experienced artist, can enjoy the learning. Taught in a friendly and encouraging environment, the course follows seasonal themes. Ampersand Inventions (Newcastle upon Tyne) Newcastle upon Tyne LEA Level 2 Wolfenden, Jane 22
Sewing C2523494 - In Progress 66 11/01/2018 29/03/2018 11 2 Thu 10:15 This course will introduce learners to sewing, cutting and pressing techniques used for a variety of sewing projects such as garments, cushion covers and bags. The course is suitable for complete beginners but is also an opportunity for learners with existing sewing experience to refresh or enhance their skills. St Martins Centre (Newcastle Upon Tyne) Newcastle upon Tyne LEA Level 1 Davison, Lyn 22
Dressmaking C2523495 - In Progress 66 11/01/2018 29/03/2018 11 2 Thu 12:30 This course will introduce learners to sewing, cutting and pressing techniques used in dressmaking. The course is suitable for complete beginners but is also an opportunity for learners with existing sewing experience to refresh or enhance their dressmaking skills. St Martins Centre (Newcastle Upon Tyne) Newcastle upon Tyne LEA Level 2 Davison, Lyn 22
Art Practical C2523535 - In Progress 66 10/01/2018 28/03/2018 11 2 Wed 10:00 This course is aimed at learning the 'must know' requirements that 'every artist must know'.  You are taught strategies that will help you achieve your goals, in a way that is accessible and the gives you control over your drawing and painting skills. West End Customer Service Centre and Library (Newcastle upon Tyne) Newcastle upon Tyne LEA Level 2 Lyon-Bowes, Steve 22
Art Appreciation C2523544 - In Progress 67 08/01/2018 26/03/2018 10 2 Mon 18:30 Throughout history art has been categorised into themes and movements to help us understand its place and relevance. Art has always incorporated new techniques and technologies as it has developed.  This course explores how this has affected what it aims to present and how various artists and themes have impacted and influenced each other. We will discuss whether art today is trying to communicate and replicate the same ideas as in the past or forge new paths of enquiry.

We will also look at art depicting urban and industrial areas, and how this has effected a younger generations understanding of the past.
Jesmond Library (Newcastle upon Tyne) Newcastle upon Tyne LEA Level 2 Hodgson, Graham 20
Sewing C2523545 - In Progress 66 11/01/2018 29/03/2018 11 2 Thu 09:30 We provide basic sewing machines and an overlooked to enable a range of individual projects to be professional finished all you need is your own material and the desire to learn about all the lovely projects you can make once you know the basics.

You will be inspired and inspire each other with the diversity and range of projects that can be achieved
Robert Stewart Memorial URC Church (Newcastle upon Tyne) Newcastle upon Tyne LEA Level 2 Swan, Elaine 22
Chair Based Exercise with Yoga C2523549 - In Progress 49.5 09/01/2018 27/03/2018 11 1.5 Tue 11:00 Physical activity and exercise are a recognised intervention in helping to increase balance, mobility, reaction times, muscle strength and general wellbeing. As a consequence of the above the risk of falling is greatly reduced. Chair based Yoga and exercise with the use of physic bands is a very safe, gentle and effective way to maintain and promote mobility and independence in older frailer people. Everyone can take part even those with very restricted mobility. The Lord Clyde (Newcastle upon Tyne) Newcastle upon Tyne LEA Level 1 Whitehead, Anne 16.5
Introduction to Beauty Therapy C2523551 - In Progress 66 10/01/2018 28/03/2018 11 2 Wed 12:30 Students will gain the knowledge then demonstrate their skills through practical activities.  Students will work in pairs and gain skills that will enable them to progress to an accredited course and then on to employment Angelou Centre (Newcastle upon Tyne) Newcastle upon Tyne LEA Level 1 Moore, Jennifer 22
Gentle Exercise with Yoga C2523554 - In Progress 66 08/01/2018 19/03/2018 11 2 Mon 13:15 Physical activity and exercise are a recognised intervention in helping to increase balance, mobility, reaction times, muscle strength and general wellbeing. As a consequence of the above the risk of falling is greatly reduced. Chair based Yoga and exercise with the use of physio bands is a very safe, gentle and effective way to maintain and promote mobility and independence in older frailer people. Everyone can take part even those with very restricted mobility. Trevelyan Court (Newcastle upon Tyne) Newcastle upon Tyne LEA Level 2 Whitehead, Anne 22
Chair Based Exercise with Yoga C2523555 - In Progress 49.5 11/01/2018 22/03/2018 11 1.5 Thu 14:00 Physical activity and exercise are a recognised intervention in helping to increase balance, mobility, reaction times, muscle strength and general wellbeing. As a consequence of the above the risk of falling is greatly reduced. Chair based Yoga and exercise with the use of physio bands is a very safe, gentle and effective way to maintain and promote mobility and independence in older frailer people. Everyone can take part even those with very restricted mobility. After the exercise session participants sample a range of seasonal fruits, smoothies and juices. Monkchester Green Bungalows (Newcastle upon Tyne) Newcastle upon Tyne LEA Level 1 Whitehead, Anne 16.5
Performing Arts at Daybreak C2523558 - In Progress 132 03/01/2018 28/03/2018 11 4 Wed 10:00 Aimed at adults with physical disabilities, including sensory impairment. Through drama and dance learners have opportunities to be creative and experience inspiration and enjoyment. Creating and exploring a variety of dramatic disciplines. Improving confidence, communication skills and health & well being. Learners will have the opportunity to produce, perform and devise their own theatre production to perform to an audience. Daybreak -Cowgate/Montagu Centre (Newcastle upon Tyne) Newcastle upon Tyne LEA Entry 3 Ness, Kelly 44
Drumming C2523561 - In Progress 66 09/01/2018 27/03/2018 11 2 Tue 13:00 Aimed at adults with learning disabilities, this course aims to introduce the basic principals of drumming including playing in time, playing solos, musical dynamics, and performance skills. The group is aiming to play for future dramatic presentations such as the yearly pantomime. Daybreak -Cowgate/Montagu Centre (Newcastle upon Tyne) Newcastle upon Tyne LEA Entry 3 Parkin, Shaun 22
International Cooking C2523585 - In Progress 42 15/01/2018 05/03/2018 7 2 Mon 09:15 This course enables learners to learn how to cook different dishes from around the world. Fresh ingredients are carefully selected and dishes are prepared in a friendly environment, keeping in mind all the health and safety issues. Discussions are made throughout the sessions about how to introduce healthier options and learn health benefits of various  spices and ingredients. Learners who have been in this course previously have discussed and shared how they feel healthier after introducing fresh food and various spices in their diet.
 
Westgate Hill Primary School (Newcastle upon Tyne) Newcastle upon Tyne LEA Level 1 Marwaha, Iqbaljeet Kaur 14
Indian Cooking C2523587 - In Progress 66 08/01/2018 26/03/2018 11 2 Mon 13:00 Throughout the course, learners will learn how to prepare the ingredients and use cooking  equipment safely.  They will also learn how to substitute traditional ingredients with healthy alternatives.  How to read recipes and interpret them.  They will learn how to serve various dishes. CGL (change, grow, live) (Newcastle upon Tyne) Newcastle upon Tyne LEA Entry 3 Marwaha, Iqbaljeet Kaur 22
Literature C2523600 - In Progress 67 05/01/2018 23/03/2018 11 2 Fri 13:00 Concepts such as what is family, what it means to be a woman, or man, or a wife or a husband, a
daughter or a son have changed over time. Such ideas have been debated philosophically and in art
and literature. This course will examine key texts from the seventeenth to the nineteenth centuries

as they explore these notions and other ideas such as ethical decisions about providing for your
 family, parenting, education and society expectation. and choosing between marrying for romantic
love or for parental approval. We will explore plays, poetry, short stories and a selection of novels
 including Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe, Evelina by Frances Burney, Lady Susan by Jane Austen, The Tennant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte and Carmilla by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu.
WEA Regional Office (Newcastle Upon Tyne) Newcastle upon Tyne LEA Level 2 Dennis, Chrisy 22
Homemade Beauty Products C2523696 - In Progress 36 24/01/2018 07/03/2018 6 2 Wed 09:15 Students will make beauty products for own use,from ingredients easily available. Covering the whole body, from hair to feet, students will customise sweet smelling treats to make unique and personalised pampering products. Westgate Hill Primary School (Newcastle upon Tyne) Newcastle upon Tyne LEA Level 1 Moore, Jennifer 12
Award in Employability Skills C2523697 - In Progress 126 09/01/2018 15/05/2018 16 2 Tue 12:00 This is an accredited course. The Employability Skills course is for people wishing to develop their skills in order to prepare themselves for work.

Students will develop the mind set for the work environment, explore how to deal with customers and develop problem solving skills. Students will work towards gaining the Award in Employability Skills Level 1 through NCFE.
 
Angelou Centre (Newcastle upon Tyne) Newcastle upon Tyne LEA Level 1 Marwaha, Iqbaljeet Kaur 32
Functional Skills Qualification in English Level 1 C2523721 - In Progress   11/01/2018 19/04/2018 15 3 Thu 12:30 This course will help you to communicate confidently in a wide range of everyday and formal situations. You will develop your planning skills to help you to write sequentially and coherently, and improve your reviewing skills so you can identify and correct a range of errors in a text. You will consider the use of sentence grammar and punctuation to ensure you communicate effectively and clearly. We will look at how we adapt our communication depending on who we are talking to. We will develop skills to predict the meaning of a text when we are reading, using vocabulary, grammatical features, and indirect cues. (This is an accredited course). Cragside Education Centre (Newcastle upon Tyne) Newcastle upon Tyne LEA Level 1 McCormick, Margaret 45
Functional Skills Qualification in Mathematics Level 1 C2523722 - Approved   11/01/2018 19/04/2018 15 3 Thu 09:00 We will use common situations like shopping, travel, house and home, DIY and health to develop your ability to perform calculations using decimals, percentages, time and units of measurement. We will start to explore ratios and the conversion of measurement (e.g. Fahrenheit to Centigrade). These activities will support you to feel more independent in the everyday mathematical issues you encounter. (This is a City and Guilds accredited course). Cragside Education Centre (Newcastle upon Tyne) Newcastle upon Tyne LEA Level 1 McCormick, Margaret 45
Creative Crafts C2523754 - Approved 42 01/02/2018 22/03/2018 7 2 Thu 10:30 This course will show how you can make crafts at home with easily available materials. Crafts that can be given as gifts or donated to charitable courses to sell. We will use cards, dried flowers, glitter, glass paints and silk paints amongst other things to produce unique pieces. students are welcome to bring ideas and their own experiences to the group to share creative ideas. Age Concern - Bishops Court (Newcastle Upon Tyne) Newcastle upon Tyne LEA Level 1 Moore, Jennifer 14
Active Voices C2523766 - Approved   14/02/2018 21/03/2018 6 3 Wed 12:00 This course if for everyone who wants to make a difference to the society, buildings, people and life around them and want to learn practical ways to make this happen. It's also for people who are curious and want to actively do something! So if you have a burning issue - and even if you don't come along. Be prepared to make new friends, share experiences, try out new activities, talk, think and do a few activities to open your eyes. St Martins Centre (Newcastle Upon Tyne) Newcastle upon Tyne LEA Level 2 Riseborough, Moyra 18

 

Course Title Course Code Standard Fee (£) Start Date Target End Date Sessions Session Hours Activity Session Start Times Activity Description Main Venue Local Education Authority Activity Level Key Tutor Staff Total Hours
Spanish C2523497 - In Progress 66 05/01/2018 23/03/2018 11 2 Fri 10:00 The course is for Intermediate and those have an interest in Spanish culture. There will be plenty of opportunities to practice different scenarios e.g.in a restaurant ordering foods and learning about local ingredients. The course is ideal for those planning a holiday to Spain or South America and also those who keen to build on their Spanish, one of the most widely spoken languages in the world i.e.

Will also look at current issues like the mediterranean diet and health benefits or acquiring a place in the sun.
The Parks Sports Centre (North Shields) North Tyneside LEA Level 1 Gonzalez, Ignacio 22
Philosophy C2523532 - In Progress 66 10/01/2018 28/03/2018 11 2 Wed 13:30 This Philosophy course is called Big Ideas. It is a course which takes in politics, philosophy, sociology, psychology and many sciences. It takes the ideas and work of a specific thinker and uses these as a framework for discussion and examination -- with special relevance to how we live our lives in the 21st Century. The course takes in lots of discussion and is very participative. Whitley Bay Library (CFC) (Whitley Bay) North Tyneside LEA Level 2 Groves, Beatrix 22
History C2523539 - In Progress 66 09/01/2018 27/03/2018 11 2 Tue 10:00 Why did early modern people think they became ill, and what did they do about it? This course covers those questions and more besides - the physicians, surgeons and others who provided treatment, and the roles of war, religion and government. From the development of hospitals to the path of the plague, we will follow ordinary people in sickness and in health - so if you ever wanted to know whether you are phlegmatic or melancholic (and why it matters), and why you might choose to sit in an open sewer or put a donkey skin on your back... this is the course for you!

Featuring not only lectures and discussions but lots of objects, sources, and activities. Some sources and information will come from the local area.
 
Cullercoats Methodist Church (North Shields) North Tyneside LEA Level 2 Bath, Jo 22
Functional Skills Qualification in English Level 1 C2523723 - In Progress   16/01/2018 24/04/2018 15 3 Tue 13:00 This course will help you to communicate confidently in a wide range of everyday and formal situations. You will develop your planning skills to help you to write sequentially and coherently, and improve your reviewing skills so you can identify and correct a range of errors in a text. You will consider the use of sentence grammar and punctuation to ensure you communicate effectively and clearly. We will look at how we adapt our communication depending on who we are talking to. We will develop skills to predict the meaning of a text when we are reading, using vocabulary, grammatical features, and indirect cues. (This is a City and Guilds accredited course). Unison Shop (Ashington) North Tyneside LEA Level 1 McCormick, Margaret 45
Functional Skills Qualification in Mathematics Level 1 C2523724 - In Progress   16/01/2018 24/04/2018 15 3 Tue 09:30 We will use common situations like shopping, travel, house and home, DIY and health to develop your ability to perform calculations using decimals, percentages, time and units of measurement. We will start to explore ratios and the conversion of measurement (e.g. Fahrenheit to Centigrade). These activities will support you to feel more independent in the everyday mathematical issues you encounter. (This is a City and Guilds accredited course). Unison Shop (Ashington) North Tyneside LEA Level 1 McCormick, Margaret 45

 

 

Course Title Course Code Standard Fee (£) Start Date Target End Date Sessions Session Hours Activity Session Start Times Activity Description Main Venue Local Education Authority Activity Level Key Tutor Staff Total Hours
Notable Northumbrians C2523491 - Approved 66 11/01/2018 22/03/2018 11 2 Thu 10:00 The eleven lectures and shared discussions, focus on the formation of Northumbria and events and personalities that have shaped the region. Trinity Methodist Church (Morpeth) Northumberland LEA Level 2 Griffin, Andrew 22
Art Drawing and Painting C2523526 - In Progress 66 09/01/2018 27/03/2018 11 2 Tue 13:30 Students will develop drawing and painting skills in the production of figurative art work in a variety of mediums. The Buffalo (Blyth) Northumberland LEA Level 2 Taylor, Edward 22
Art Drawing and Painting C2523529 - In Progress 66 08/01/2018 26/03/2018 11 2 Mon 13:30 Students will develop drawing and painting skills in the production of figurative art work in a variety of mediums. St. Aidan's Parish Hall (Ashington) Northumberland LEA Level 2 Taylor, Edward 22
Spanish C2523537 - In Progress 66 09/01/2018 27/03/2018 11 2 Tue 09:30 The course is for Intermediate and those have an interest in Spanish culture. There will be plenty of opportunities to practice different scenarios e.g.in a restaurant ordering foods and learning about local ingredients. The course is ideal for those planning a holiday to Spain or South America and also those who are keen to build on their Spanish, one of the most widely spoken languages in the world

Will also look at current issues like the mediterranean diet and health benefits or acquiring a place in the sun.
Bedlington Masonic Hall (Bedlington) Northumberland LEA Level 1 Gonzalez, Ignacio 22
History C2523546 - In Progress 66 10/01/2018 28/03/2018 11 2 Wed 10:00 Why did early modern people think they became ill, and what did they do about it? This course covers those questions and more besides - the physicians, surgeons and others who provided treatment, and the roles of war, religion and government. From the development of hospitals to the path of the plague, we will follow ordinary people in sickness and in health - so if you ever wanted to know whether you are phlegmatic or melancholic (and why it matters), and why you might choose to sit in an open sewer or put a donkey skin on your back... this is the course for you!

Featuring not only lectures and discussions but lots of objects, sources, and activities. Some sources and information will come from the local area.
 
Acklington Village Hall (Morpeth) Northumberland LEA Level 2 Bath, Jo 22
Art for All C2523669 - Approved 66 10/01/2018 21/03/2018 11 2 Wed 13:00 The course will give you the ability to produce your very own masterpiece in brush techniques that are easy to learn and fun. You will be given the skills to apply realistic appearance to your paintings as in painting landscapes to look like a true representation and be visually pleasing. Seaton Sluice Community Centre (Whitley Bay) Northumberland LEA Level 1 Hodgson, Graham 22
Archaeology C2523685 - Approved 36 30/01/2018 27/03/2018 6 2 Tue 19:00 This course will look at several different islands around the world and the archaeological evidence available.  It will investigate issues such as the interaction between islands and the closest mainland, and the impact of the natural environment on life on the island in the past. Seaton Sluice Community Centre (Whitley Bay) Northumberland LEA Level 2 Shoebridge, Joanne 12
Literature C2523760 - Approved 42 23/02/2018 20/04/2018 7 2 Fri 10:00 This seven week course coincides with the centenary of one of Scotland's best post war novelists. Perhaps most well known for her novel 'The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie Muriel Spark produced 22 brilliant novels as well as poems, short stories, biographies and a play. The course invites students to see the world through three of her novels written at different periods in her life and to, in the words of Ali Smith, enjoy Spark's unique deliciously wicked look at society.

Students will also be encouraged to look at the films, programmes and being broadcast to celebrate her amazing contribution to literature.
Jubilee Hall (Rothbury) Northumberland LEA Level 2 Riseborough, Moyra 14