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Functional Skills Maths

Gain a GCSE-equivalent qualification with this functional skills maths course. Learn maths skills to open doors to work and study opportunities. Functional maths courses also support you in everyday situations. Learn maths as an adult and enjoy the experience. Functional maths helps you develop practical maths skills in context. Understand how numeracy skills can assist you in a job or your personal life. This functional skills maths course teaches you essential maths skills through practical examples. It’s ideal for you if you would like to gain a GCSE-equivalent maths qualification.

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 14/12/2023 -
Thu 06/06/2024
Course code:
P00000006
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee:
Free

Functional Skills English

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.

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 11/01/2024 -
Thu 06/06/2024
Course code:
P00000004
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee:
Free

Counselling

This course focuses on an understanding of counselling and developing practical skills. The importance of counselling for the wellbeing of individuals and society is being increasingly recognised. You will be introduced to the nature of counselling and learn and practice active listening skills such as reflecting, paraphrasing, summarising, and giving feedback. The course is aimed at anyone who may be considering either a career in counselling, or wanting to develop valuable helping and listening skills, as well as anyone interested in developing self-awareness.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 22/01/2024 -
Fri 02/08/2024
Course code:
P00000026
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
5 places remaining
Status:
In progress

Award in Preparation for Work in Community Interpreting Level 2

The role of the community interpreter is an integral part of our changing communities and increasingly important. The interpreter acts as a bridge between communities and enables people to access the services they need and approach situations which otherwise would not be possible. The Level 2 Certificate in Preparing for the Community Interpreting Role enables learners who are speakers of other languages to develop the language and skills necessary to go on and train as Community Interpreters at Level 3 and Level 4. This is the ideal qualification for anyone who wants to enter the interpreting profession and become a paid interpreter or volunteer in the UK.

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 13/02/2024 -
Tue 07/05/2024
Times:
9:30am - 2:30pm
Duration:
10 sessions
Location:
The Recovery College Collective
1 Carliol Square
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 6UF
Tutor:
Maryam Knowles
Course code:
Q00014102
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
8 places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee range
Free to £300.00

Award in Preparation for Work in Community Interpreting Level 2

The role of the community interpreter is an integral part of our changing communities and increasingly important. The interpreter acts as a bridge between communities and enables people to access the services they need and approach situations which otherwise would not be possible. The Level 2 Certificate in Preparing for the Community Interpreting Role enables learners who are speakers of other languages to develop the language and skills necessary to go on and train as Community Interpreters at Level 3 and Level 4. This is the ideal qualification for anyone who wants to enter the interpreting profession and become a paid interpreter or volunteer in the UK.

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 13/02/2024 -
Tue 07/05/2024
Times:
9:30am - 2:30pm
Duration:
10 sessions
Location:
The Recovery College Collective
1 Carliol Square
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 6UF
Tutor:
Maryam Knowles
Course code:
Q00014102
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
8 places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee range
Free to £300.00

Award in Preparation for Work in Community Interpreting Level 2

The role of the community interpreter is an integral part of our changing communities and increasingly important. The interpreter acts as a bridge between communities and enables people to access the services they need and approach situations which otherwise would not be possible. The Level 2 Certificate in Preparing for the Community Interpreting Role enables learners who are speakers of other languages to develop the language and skills necessary to go on and train as Community Interpreters at Level 3 and Level 4. This is the ideal qualification for anyone who wants to enter the interpreting profession and become a paid interpreter or volunteer in the UK.

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 13/02/2024 -
Tue 07/05/2024
Times:
9:30am - 2:30pm
Duration:
10 sessions
Location:
The Recovery College Collective
1 Carliol Square
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 6UF
Tutor:
Maryam Knowles
Course code:
Q00014102
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
8 places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee range
Free to £300.00

Award in Preparation for Work in Community Interpreting Level 2

The role of the community interpreter is an integral part of our changing communities and increasingly important. The interpreter acts as a bridge between communities and enables people to access the services they need and approach situations which otherwise would not be possible. The Level 2 Certificate in Preparing for the Community Interpreting Role enables learners who are speakers of other languages to develop the language and skills necessary to go on and train as Community Interpreters at Level 3 and Level 4. This is the ideal qualification for anyone who wants to enter the interpreting profession and become a paid interpreter or volunteer in the UK.

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 13/02/2024 -
Tue 07/05/2024
Times:
9:30am - 2:30pm
Duration:
10 sessions
Location:
The Recovery College Collective
1 Carliol Square
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 6UF
Tutor:
Maryam Knowles
Course code:
Q00014102
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
8 places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee range
Free to £300.00

Award in Preparation for Work in Community Interpreting Level 2

The role of the community interpreter is an integral part of our changing communities and increasingly important. The interpreter acts as a bridge between communities and enables people to access the services they need and approach situations which otherwise would not be possible. The Level 2 Certificate in Preparing for the Community Interpreting Role enables learners who are speakers of other languages to develop the language and skills necessary to go on and train as Community Interpreters at Level 3 and Level 4. This is the ideal qualification for anyone who wants to enter the interpreting profession and become a paid interpreter or volunteer in the UK.

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 13/02/2024 -
Tue 07/05/2024
Times:
9:30am - 2:30pm
Duration:
10 sessions
Location:
The Recovery College Collective
1 Carliol Square
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 6UF
Tutor:
Maryam Knowles
Course code:
Q00014102
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
8 places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee range
Free to £300.00

Award in Preparation for Work in Community Interpreting Level 2

The role of the community interpreter is an integral part of our changing communities and increasingly important. The interpreter acts as a bridge between communities and enables people to access the services they need and approach situations which otherwise would not be possible. The Level 2 Certificate in Preparing for the Community Interpreting Role enables learners who are speakers of other languages to develop the language and skills necessary to go on and train as Community Interpreters at Level 3 and Level 4. This is the ideal qualification for anyone who wants to enter the interpreting profession and become a paid interpreter or volunteer in the UK.

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 13/02/2024 -
Tue 07/05/2024
Times:
9:30am - 2:30pm
Duration:
10 sessions
Location:
The Recovery College Collective
1 Carliol Square
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 6UF
Tutor:
Maryam Knowles
Course code:
Q00014102
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
8 places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee range
Free to £300.00

Award in Preparation for Work in Community Interpreting Level 2

The role of the community interpreter is an integral part of our changing communities and increasingly important. The interpreter acts as a bridge between communities and enables people to access the services they need and approach situations which otherwise would not be possible. The Level 2 Certificate in Preparing for the Community Interpreting Role enables learners who are speakers of other languages to develop the language and skills necessary to go on and train as Community Interpreters at Level 3 and Level 4. This is the ideal qualification for anyone who wants to enter the interpreting profession and become a paid interpreter or volunteer in the UK.

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 13/02/2024 -
Tue 07/05/2024
Times:
9:30am - 2:30pm
Duration:
10 sessions
Location:
The Recovery College Collective
1 Carliol Square
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 6UF
Tutor:
Maryam Knowles
Course code:
Q00014102
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
8 places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee range
Free to £300.00

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