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Multiply Essex: Paediatric First Aid

This course is in partnership with Parents4Parents for members of their community. The 8-hour paediatric first aid course provides comprehensive training on the essential skills, numeracy and responsibilities of a paediatric first aider. Participants will learn the critical role they play in emergency situations involving infants and children and also how maths plays a role in that. Core topics covered include CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation), including both resuscitation techniques and defibrillation procedures tailored for paediatric cases. Additionally, the course covers the management of seizures, choking incidents, wounds, bites, and stings commonly encountered in paediatric emergencies. Through hands-on practice and theoretical instruction, participants gain the confidence and skills necessary to effectively respond to paediatric medical crises and potentially save lives.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 20/05/2024 -
Mon 03/06/2024
Times:
10:00am - 2:00pm
Duration:
2 sessions
Location:
King Edward Community Centre (Basildon)
Community Centre
Hunter Court, King Edward Road
Basildon
SS15 6GY
Tutor:
Zoe Shelley
Course code:
Q00014892
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
4 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

Multiply Essex: Being Safe Online

This short course will focus on ways you can keep your personal information safe when shopping online. We will work together to identify how some online scams work and what to do to avoid falling victim to them. We also look briefly at recent changes to the law around taxation with regard to selling online and consider a few common marketing techniques. Some basic maths will be covered relevant to this course giving you the opportunity to refresh or develop your skills in this area in a safe, supportive environment.

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 28/05/2024 -
Tue 28/05/2024
Times:
10:00am - 12:00pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Paula Hellal
Course code:
Q00015681
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
8 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

Introduction to Digital Skills Taster Session(Horsham - West Sussex Multiply)

This is a one off "taster" session for the upcoming "Introduction to Digital Skills" course that will be taking place at Horsham JCP in West Sussex. This will give learners a chance to ask any questions about the course. We will also give some further information about course content. We request that learners bring: 1 - Proof of identity (photo ID) 2 - Proof of benefits (UC statement) 3 - Proof of address Does the thought of using computers, the internet and other digital technologies leave you feeling out of touch and overwhelmed? Have you considered gaining digital skills but didn't know where to turn? If the answer is a resounding 'yes!' this is the course for you. This course is for learners with little or no experience of digital technologies who want to develop skills to become 'digitally literate' in their everyday life and work. Our aim is to empower you to confidently engage with the digital world of laptops, smart phones, email, news, word processing social media, entertainment, shopping and more!

Course Information

Dates:
Fri 31/05/2024 -
Fri 31/05/2024
Times:
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
HORSHAM JOBCENTRE (Horsham)
Marlborough House
50 East Street
Horsham
RH12 1HN
Tutor:
Gabriella Russo
Course code:
Q00015566
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

Multiply Essex: Paediatric First Aid at Rainbow Services

This course is in partnership with Rainbow Services. The 8-hour paediatric first aid course provides comprehensive training on the essential skills, numeracy and responsibilities of a paediatric first aider. Participants will learn the critical role they play in emergency situations involving infants and children and also how maths plays a role in that. Core topics covered include CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation), including both resuscitation techniques and defibrillation procedures tailored for paediatric cases. Additionally, the course covers the management of seizures, choking incidents, wounds, bites, and stings commonly encountered in paediatric emergencies. Through hands-on practice and theoretical instruction, participants gain the confidence and skills necessary to effectively respond to paediatric medical crises and potentially save lives.

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 06/06/2024 -
Tue 23/07/2024
Times:
10:00am - 2:00pm
Duration:
2 sessions
Location:
St Paul’s Church
College Square
Harlow
CM20 1LP
Tutor:
Zoe Shelley
Course code:
Q00015408
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
9 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

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Beginners Microsoft Excel & Spreadsheets (Multiply West Sussex)

*Please note - this course is ONLY for learners from a West Sussex postcode as part of a local contract. Please do not apply if you do not live in West Sussex, please check our site for alternative courses. Thanks for your understanding* Did you know you can use spreadsheets to make hundreds of everyday tasks easier? You can use them to efficiently keep track of job applications, birthday lists, inventories of collectible items, or anything else. Never opened a spreadsheet in your life? Don’t worry. This is an Excel course for beginners, and we’ll cover all the basics. This beginners Excel course aims to teach you computer skills for everyday life, including simple budgeting techniques to manage your money better. This course is funded through Multiply, you are eligible for full funding if you are aged 19+ live in West Sussex.

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 26/06/2024 -
Wed 10/07/2024
Times:
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Duration:
3 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Gillian Futcher
Course code:
Q00016001
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free