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How to use Google Analytics

For London learners. Discover the wonderful world of Google Analytics: This short taster course will introduce you to the basics of Google Analytics including an overview of how to create and implement an account. We will be using data provided on a Google demo account to set up views and filters, read basic reports and set up dashboards. We will discuss goal setting and how the data available through Google Analytics can be used to measure progress. Please note that you will need a Gmail account to participate in this course, if you don’t already have one you can register for free – see https://support.google.com/mail/answer/56256?hl=en-GB Whether you have studied the content before or are completely new to it, You will find value on this programme. You do not need any special tools to attend, just yourself and some enthusiasm. Start your Google Analytics journey today by registering for this course.

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 03/07/2024 -
Wed 03/07/2024
Times:
10:00am - 1:00pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Indrel Doney
Course code:
Q00017165
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

Beginners Social Media Marketing for Enterprise: eBay

Discover the wonderful world of Beginners Social Media for Enterprise: eBay with this course. Whether you have studied the content before or are completely new to it, you will find value on this programme. This social media marketing course is aimed at beginners, so don’t worry if this is new to you! We will explore Social Media for Enterprise: eBay on this course. You will understand how this shopping platform works and learn to set up your profile. Understand how to define your target audience and create content that they want to see. Learn how to schedule posts and plan a content calendar. You do not need any special tools to attend, just yourself and some enthusiasm. Start your social media for Enterprise: eBay marketing journey today by registering for this course.

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 04/07/2024 -
Thu 04/07/2024
Times:
9:30am - 12:30pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Karen Duncan
Course code:
Q00016492
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

Beginners Wordpress

Building a website is easier than you think with WordPress. If you’d like to have a space online to share your thoughts, work, or creations, this beginner’s WordPress course can prepare you to launch your site in a matter of weeks. Whether you’re a small business owner, vendor, blogger, or just enthusiastic about a subject, you can benefit from having visibility online. This WordPress training takes you through the process of creating your website step by step. This WordPress course is aimed at beginners, so don’t worry if this is new to you!

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 04/07/2024 -
Thu 18/07/2024
Times:
2:00pm - 4:30pm
Duration:
3 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Indrel Doney
Course code:
Q00016484
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £59.20

Professional Development: Job Seeking and CV Writing

This course will help you navigate your journey towards looking for a new job. For many people who perhaps have been in the same role for several years or have been out of the job market are daunted by the prospect of looking for a job. This session will help you to identify and celebrate your personal skills and celebrate your unique selling points. Once we have identified these, we can look at how you can produce an effective CV and navigate the job market successfully; join this course to get closer to getting that new job. This course is a Free Taster Course.

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 04/07/2024 -
Thu 04/07/2024
Times:
10:00am - 1:00pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Kate Antoniou
Course code:
Q00016652
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

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12 months
Fee:
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How to create and manage an email newsletter

For London learners. Discover the wonderful world of managing email newsletters: This free three-hour taster introduces beginners to managing email newsletters including setting up accounts, adding tracking codes, and interpreting data. This short taster course will introduce you to the basics of using MailChimp to create and manage email newsletters. We will be setting up a free account, adding contacts, creating an email and viewing reports to help track engagement. We will consider the use of visual design and wording to engage our audience and discuss how data protection regulations apply. Please note that as part of the course you will be creating a free MailChimp account, you will need a valid email address that you can access during the course (to confirm the account and for testing the newsletter). Whether you have studied the content before or are completely new to it, You will find value on this programme. Start managing your email newsletter journey today by registering for this course.

Course Information

Dates:
Fri 05/07/2024 -
Fri 05/07/2024
Times:
10:00am - 1:00pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Indrel Doney
Course code:
Q00017162
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

Award in Mental Health Awareness Level 1

If you’re interested in learning more about mental health issues, this level 1 course can teach you the foundational concepts. You’ll get a view into the nature of mental health work and the issues that face people struggling with it. Level 1 health and social care courses about mental health can teach you the basic principles of mental health care. If you enjoy this course you can continue your learning in this area. Mental health awareness training can help you understand if this area of work interests you.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 08/07/2024 -
Wed 10/07/2024
Times:
10:00am - 3:00pm
Duration:
3 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Veronica Hyde
Course code:
Q00015372
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £75.00

Level 2 Sewing into Business Progression - The Mosses Centre, Bury

Discover the art of precision and creativity in our Sewing for Business progression Course. Expand on the fundamentals of machine sewing, mastering essential techniques, and creating a garment of your choice. You'll gain hands-on experience and the confidence to bring your design ideas to life. Learners will be taught how to make specific garments, as well as master more skilled techniques, such as sewing concealed zips into garments and more complex stitching. Join us for a transformative learning experience that blends craftsmanship with entrepreneurial acumen, equipping you for success in the world of sewing and business.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 08/07/2024 -
Mon 29/07/2024
Times:
9:00am - 3:00pm
Duration:
4 sessions
Location:
Mosses Community Centre (Bury)
Cecil Street
Bury
BL9 0SB
Tutor:
Nasim Younis
Course code:
Q00015425
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
6 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £75.00

Personal Development: DWP CV Writing workshop

The CV writing workshop will empower Department for Work and Pensions claimants to create a new CV or update an existing CV with the help of an experienced tutor. You will learn the basic concepts and importance of an effective CV, ensuring that it includes personal details, information on education, work experience, key skills and references. Where appropriate you will receive support to tailor CVs to specific job roles with a view to improve prospects for being invited for an interview. It will be an opportunity to obtain individual feedback, review drafted CVs and address any individual queries and concerns.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 08/07/2024 -
Mon 08/07/2024
Times:
10:30am - 12:30pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
DWP Wellington Street Job Centre
Crown Buildings
60 Wellington Street
Leicester
LE1 6DS
Tutor:
Ayman Ali
Course code:
Q00015457
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £8.40

Entry Level English: Get Ready for Functional Skills English (Entry 3)

Set yourself up for success at learning English with this Getting Ready for Functional Skills Entry 3 English preparation course. Get an English qualification to help you access a variety of work and study options. Functional skills courses in English teach you to read, write, and communicate confidently in English. Functional skills English isn’t like learning English at school. This is an English course for adults created by adults. Develop practical English skills by learning language in context. This course is funded by the West Midlands Combined Authority https://www.wmca.org.uk/

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 08/07/2024 -
Wed 17/07/2024
Times:
9:15am - 11:15am
Duration:
6 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Ekta Vishrolia
Course code:
Q00015506
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £150.00

Pre Entry Digital Skills

Learn to use digital devices and gain essential computer skills for professional and personal use. Digital training helps you move with the times and not get left behind. This beginner’s course is for anyone who wants to learn digital skills, no matter your current knowledge. This course is appropriate for complete beginners, so don’t worry if this is all new to you. Learn to use word processing software and fill out online forms in this Digital Skills course. Understand how to use email and search for information online. This digital skills training also teaches you how to shop online securely. You’ll understand online safety and data storage

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 09/07/2024 -
Tue 09/07/2024
Times:
9:30am - 12:00pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
Health Resource Centre (Newcastle upon T
Adelaide Terrace
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE4 8BE
Tutor:
Maryam Knowles
Course code:
Q00016201
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
7 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £10.50