Courses to build life skills

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What are life skills?

Simply put, they are skills that make everyday life easier. Life skills include cooking, budgeting, communicating with others, health, well-being and managing emotions. Sometimes this means learning new things, and sometimes it means building on things you already know.

Sometimes adulting can be hard. These courses can help make it feel just that bit easier, make you feel more independent and empower you to face the future ahead.

Small steps to larger goals

You don’t have to have big goals in mind. Just take small steps towards boosting your skills and improving your wellbeing. Whether it is learning to budget better or cook healthier food. Building your confidence or gaining independence. There is a course for you.

When you study with us, you will:

  • Build your confidence
  • Learn new life skills
  • Improve your everyday life and wellbeing

Take a look at our great range of courses and start making a positive change today.

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Numeracy for work (Multiply Southampton)

This course is specifically designed for individuals who are looking to build foundational mathematical skills with a focus on practical applications in the context of employment. Whether it's looking at vacancies, start and end times, and general information around workplace vocabulary involving numeracy. This course will help you navigate your way around numeracy for work and teach you how to calculate and understand vacancies and jobs better. It will also introduce you to a plethora of jobs and professions and roles performed in some jobs. You will listen to people talk about what they like in their jobs and what they dislike about their jobs. You will therefore be able to write and describe actions in the present and future tenses.

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 11/06/2024 -
Tue 18/06/2024
Times:
9:45am - 11:45am
Duration:
3 sessions
Location:
Clovelly Centre (Southampton)
60-68 Clovelly Road
Southampton
SO14 0AU
Tutor:
Irma Gough
Course code:
Q00015584
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

Confidence Building for the Unemployed

"Confidence Building for the Unemployed" is your pathway to reclaiming confidence and seizing new career opportunities. Led by a seasoned mentor, this empowering course combines informative discussions with confidence-building activities. With personalized guidance and supportive feedback, you'll cultivate resilience and self-belief, ready to conquer any challenge the job market throws your way. Join us on this game-changing course to reignite your career aspirations and step confidently into a brighter professional future.

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 11/06/2024 -
Tue 23/07/2024
Times:
10:00am - 1:00pm
Duration:
7 sessions
Location:
Tam O'Shanter Farm
25 Boundary Road
Prenton
Birkenhead
CH43 7PD
Tutor:
Laura Walsh
Course code:
Q00015674
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £75.00

Care 2 Find Out About Emotional Freedom Technique

Are you stuck in a rut, suffering from pain or just generally feeling out of kilter? This may just be the course for you. During this introduction to Emotional Freedom Techniques, we will touch on the fascinating worldwide used therapy that is easy to learn and incredibly effective. Learn the basics of emotional freedom technique that follows on to a more comprehensive course as a progression route.

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 12/06/2024 -
Wed 12/06/2024
Times:
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Georgia Daniel
Course code:
Q00014608
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available

Meditation, Mindfulness and Yoga

Leading a busy life leaves little room for calm and relaxation. This can make it hard for us to wind down and enjoy the present, but finding these moments of calm is essential for our well-being. This Yoga , Meditation and Mindfulness programme is ideal for beginners or anyone that wants support in returning to their practice through a gentle approach. Did you know that the purpose of Hatha Yoga is to prepare both body and mind for the practice of meditation? Yoga practice supports you to ease physical tension in the body as well as improving your strength, flexibility and balance. You will practice an accessible range of stretches and postures , staying connected to your breathing. A session of Yoga practice will prepare you for the calming practice of Meditation and Mindfulness. You will learn to still the mind through simple, calming breathing techniques and enjoy the practice of Yoga Nidra which encourages deep relaxation of your whole being, supported by soothing visualisation. During this practice, you will set a positive intention for the day. This programme will provide you with a weekly opportunity to start your day feeling calm and focused. Wednesday morning. Beginners Yoga: 9:30 am - 11 am. Meditation and Mindfulness: 11am - 12.

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 12/06/2024 -
Wed 10/07/2024
Location:
Online
Course code:
P00000033
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
6 places remaining
Status:
Available

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Membership Information

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12 months
Fee:
WEA Membership

Holistic therapy: Indian head massage with Aromatherapy

Welcome to your FREE 4-week course all about Indian head massage. Where you will learn about the history, origin, and principles behind Indian head massage. We will explore the benefits to Indian Head massage, the techniques and precautions that are taken when performing the treatment. This course is for beginners who have never tried the treatment before. But if you do have a little experience, please do enrol as with all beauty & holistic treatments the learning is endless. You will be mainly taught through practical activities where you will observe the tutors’ demonstrations and practice the techniques on each other. Theory will consist of handouts or note taking, whichever suits you.

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 13/06/2024 -
Thu 04/07/2024
Times:
12:30pm - 3:00pm
Duration:
4 sessions
Location:
The Cornforth Partnership (Ferryhill)
68-70 High Street
West Cornforth
Ferryhill
DL17 9HS
Tutor:
Lesley McDonald
Course code:
Q00015249
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

Cooking on a budget for Under 1 Roof (Multiply Norfolk)

Join us to learn how to make delicious food on a budget. This course will show you how to cook using basic ingredients at less than half the cost of shop bought produce. There are two parts to this course, a lunch menu and a ‘make, bake and take’ dish for you to take away with you. The lunch menu guides you through measuring and adjusting ingredients to cater for the volume of people you need to feed and also compares the cost to that of Ready Made, shop bought dishes. This course also gives you an opportunity to taste the difference between shop bought and freshly made produce. This course is free to anyone in Norfolk who is 19+ and hasn't achieved a grade C (equivalent) in Maths.

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 13/06/2024 -
Thu 20/06/2024
Times:
1:00pm - 3:30pm
Duration:
2 sessions
Location:
Under1Roof (Norwich)
100-102 Westwick Street
Norwich
NR2 4SZ
Tutor:
Laura Howsen
Course code:
Q00015361
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
8 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

Communicating Confidently

Would you like to feel more confident in conversations, meetings, or speaking in public? If you struggle to find your voice or get your point across, this communication skills course can help you feel more comfortable in conversation. Improving your communication skills can go a long way towards boosting your confidence in these situations. Learn effective tools and techniques to improve your communication skills. Whether you want to feel more comfortable meeting new people, holding union meetings or participating in community discussions, these confidence-building exercises can help you.

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 18/06/2024 -
Tue 18/06/2024
Times:
12:30pm - 3:00pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
Health Resource Centre (Newcastle upon T
Adelaide Terrace
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE4 8BE
Tutor:
Maryam Knowles
Course code:
Q00016202
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £10.50

Care 2: Try Seated Yoga

Would you like to keep fitter and become more flexible in the comfort of your own home? Join me in this relaxed and friendly seated yoga class that combines Pilates and yoga together, designed for all skill levels, ages and abilities. The benefits of this class include relief from back pain, reduction in stress and improved sleeping patterns. Did you know that regular yoga practice can support healing even if you are recovering from an illness?

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 19/06/2024 -
Wed 19/06/2024
Times:
11:30am - 1:00pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Georgia Daniel
Course code:
Q00014613
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available

Improve Your Maths in Everyday Activities (Multiply)

Learn maths in a fun and engaging way to open doors to work and study opportunities. This course teaches you essential maths skills through practical examples and will support you in everyday situations. It will help you to develop practical maths skills such helping your child with maths in primary school, helping you to save money with your utility bills, shopping calculations. It’s ideal for you if you would like to progress onto other maths courses GCSE-equivalent maths qualification. Whether you have studied basic Maths before or you are completely new to it, you will find value in this Maths course. You do not need any special tools to attend, just yourself and some enthusiasm. Start your Maths journey by registering for this course today! This course is free for anyone who hasn’t achieved a GCSE maths grade 4.

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 19/06/2024 -
Wed 17/07/2024
Times:
9:30am - 12:30pm
Duration:
9 sessions
Location:
Cayley Primary School (London)
Aston St
London
E14 7NG
Tutor:
Elena Hawkins
Course code:
Q00014174
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
8 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

Textiles and Fashion: Advanced Sewing Projects. (Multiply)

Discover the wonderful world of numeracy through sewing and advanced sewing projects. It will help you to develop you numeracy skills in textile and advanced sewing. This course is suitable for those who have completed intermediate sewing courses and are familiar with existing sewing skills. Develop your skills further to advanced level by sewing, measuring and adjustment skills needed to make advanced sewing projects, and deepen your knowledge of calculations and textiles. You do not need any special tools to attend, just yourself and some enthusiasm. Start your advanced sewing journey today by registering for this course and discover where your sewing journey takes you!

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 19/06/2024 -
Wed 17/07/2024
Times:
9:00am - 11:45am
Duration:
5 sessions
Location:
Gayton House (London)
Chiltern Road
London
E3 4BX
Tutor:
Mona Nashed
Course code:
Q00014930
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free