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Functional Skills Qualification in Mathematics (Entry 3)

Take your maths skills to the next level to help you with work or study opportunities. Adult maths teaches you practical numeracy skills for everyday life. This entry 3 functional skills maths course offers a practical way to learn maths as an adult. Functional skills maths courses aren’t like studying maths at school. You’ll learn maths in context. Develop maths skills to face real-life situations such as organising your personal budget or applying discounts when shopping. This entry 3 functional maths course is right for you if you want to enhance your maths skills to work or study. It can help you learn essential maths skills employers look for. Functional Skills qualifications are free if you don't already have a GCSE in English or Maths at grades A*-C, or 4-9. We'll check your level and any previous qualifications before you start. This ensures you are on the correct course.

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 04/06/2024 -
Fri 19/07/2024
Times:
12:30pm - 3:00pm
Duration:
21 sessions
Location:
St Pauls Learning Centre (Bristol)
94 Grosvenor Road
St Pauls
Bristol
BS2 8XJ
Tutor:
Taona Makunde
Course code:
Q00009697
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

Art Practical: A short introduction to Mindful Doodling

Mindfulness through creative doodling – a short taster course for beginners to have a go and learn some simple doodling techniques that can help you to relax. Enjoy creativity in the moment without worrying about making mistakes or feeling pressured to succeed as there is no ‘right’ way and no mistakes. The marks you make are part of a process of relaxation and not a measurement of success, so you can enjoy the process of doodling without the need to compare your results with others. Follow simple step-by-step instructions and have a go. This is a relaxing and enjoyable course for beginners.

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 05/06/2024 -
Wed 26/06/2024
Times:
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Duration:
4 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Nikki England
Course code:
Q00014455
How you'll learn:
Online
Status:
Waiting list
Fee range
Free to £29.60

Hand Clay Pottery

This course is designed for you to develop your creative side and use your previous clay hand-building techniques to progress to an intermediate level, plus a chance explore the different decorative styles working with Clay. By the end of the course you should have lots of different pottery pieces and different pottery skills. You will be in a group with others and led by a talented Arts and Crafts tutor. Your work will be taken away and fired in a kiln by the tutor and it will be yours to keep!

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 05/06/2024 -
Wed 17/07/2024
Location:
GL11 Community Hub (Dursley)
Fairmead
Cam
Dursley
GL11 5JS
Course code:
P00000049
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
5 places remaining
Status:
Available

Art Practical: Learn to Paint Animals

We will learn how to paint chosen animal portraits (students can get to paint their own pets, or those of friends) using line, tone, colour and perspective in coloured chalk pastel, acrylic and watercolour. Advice on buying art materials will be given, but please have chalk pastels and coloured pastel paper (can be brown wrapping paper, or scrap book) available for the first lesson. If buying from new I recommend Inscribe half sticks as they are good value. Artists studied will be Albrecht Durer, Rembrandt, Gainsborough, Holman Hunt, Lucian Freud and countless other contemporary examples. Learn the rewarding skill of painting animal portraits - achieve an ability to create a likeness, while developing your own style in a friendly supportive atmosphere.

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 05/06/2024 -
Wed 10/07/2024
Times:
9:00am - 10:30am
Duration:
6 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Abi Kremer
Course code:
Q00013912
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
6 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £33.30

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Membership Information

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12 months
Fee:
WEA Membership

Art Practical: Introduction to Abstract Art

We will learn how to make abstract art that is unique and experimental, using chalk pastels, watercolour, acrylics, mixed media, and collage. Develop skills in all these media including brushwork and colour mixing. Artists studied will include JMW Turner, Kandinsky, Klee, Picasso, Matisse, Mondrian, Hilma af Klint, Georgia O’Keeffe, Jackson Pollock, Lee Krasner, and countless contemporary artists. You will also be introduced to some lesser-known female artists who have been formerly neglected by the art establishment. A stimulating course which will help you will develop/improve your skills and creative thinking. Have fun and make art in a friendly like-minded group.

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 05/06/2024 -
Wed 10/07/2024
Times:
11:00am - 12:30pm
Duration:
6 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Abi Kremer
Course code:
Q00013914
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
6 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £33.30

Art Practical: Abstracting Summer Landscapes

We will learn how to make abstract summer landscape art inspired by the world around you (and weather!), that is unique and experimental, using chalk pastels, watercolour, acrylics, mixed media and collage, developing drawing and painting techniques. Artists studied will include JMW Turner, Monet, Kandinsky, Klee, Matisse, Mondrian, Hilma af Klint, Georgia O’Keeffe, Lee Krasner and countless contemporary artists. This course will also introduce you to some lesser-known female artists who have been formerly neglected by the art establishment. Have fun, develop your skills, and make art in a friendly like-minded group, inspired by this wonderful time of year.

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 05/06/2024 -
Wed 10/07/2024
Times:
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Duration:
6 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Abi Kremer
Course code:
Q00013916
How you'll learn:
Online
Status:
Waiting list
Fee range
Free to £33.30

Craft: Printing From Nature

There are many natural objects that can be used to print images onto paper and fabric. You will have an opportunity to forage in the garden for foliage and other objects to print with. You will gain an understanding of a printing technique as well as some colour theory and the different types of paint that can be used for printing on both paper and fabric plus how to apply the paint to the object to print from. This course is suitable for all levels of learners with no prior experience necessary. This course will provide you with the skills to produce some unique prints using what you can find in the natural environment.

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 05/06/2024 -
Wed 05/06/2024
Times:
10:30am - 2:30pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
The growing links community garden (Penz
The Community Garden
Posses Lane, Gulval
Penzance
TR18 3FJ
Tutor:
Jo McIntosh
Course code:
Q00014896
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £16.80

Pre-Entry ESOL: ESOL for Driving Theory Test Preparation (Hope Church)

The course is for learners who need support with English and who want to pass the Driving Theory test. Our course is friendly and a safe environment to ask questions. You will help each other to learn and practice through informal activities and discussions, helping you to develop your understanding and confidence. There will be an enrolment/assessment session on 22nd May at 12.30 at Hope Church Central (18A Derrington Ave, Crewe, England, CW2 7JB) . You must attend this enrolment session to make sure this is the right course for you. If this is your first WEA course, please bring ID and proof of benefit or low wage if you wish to claim fee waiver.

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 05/06/2024 -
Wed 17/07/2024
Times:
12:30pm - 3:00pm
Duration:
10 sessions
Location:
Hope Church
18A Derrington Avenue
Crewe
CW2 7JB
Tutor:
Andrea Ostapski
Course code:
Q00015051
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £73.50

Multiply-Baking on a Budget

Baking on a Budget” is an 11-hour course meticulously created to equip participants with essential baking skills while maximising affordability. Participants will master the art of creating delightful baked goods using cost-effective ingredients and simple techniques. The curriculum covers fundamental baking principles, including ingredient substitutions, portion management, and efficient kitchen organisation, ensuring optimal resource utilisation. Through hands-on demonstrations and practical exercises, students will learn to prepare a variety of treats, such as cookies, cupcakes, and brownies, perfect for school fair stalls. By course end, participants will possess the expertise and confidence to bake for school events and friends without exceeding budget constraints.

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 05/06/2024 -
Wed 03/07/2024
Times:
1:00pm - 3:30pm
Duration:
5 sessions
Location:
Bevois Town Primary School (Southampton)
Cedar Road
Southampton
SO14 6RU
Tutor:
Debbie Woodward
Course code:
Q00015376
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

Digital Skills for Everyday Life (Multiply Norfolk)

You are welcome to come along to a supported enrolment session on 22nd May between 1.30pm and 3.30pm, to help guide you through the enrolment process. We will support you getting signed up for the course that starts on the 5th June. Does the thought of using computers, the internet and other digital technologies leave you feeling out of touch and overwhelmed? Have you thought about gaining some digital skills but didn’t know quite where to turn? If the answer to these questions is a resounding “Yes!” then you will feel right at home on our new Digital Skills for Everyday Living course. Here at the WEA, we have been busy developing this new and exciting course for people with little or no experience of digital technologies who want to acquire the 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:
Wed 05/06/2024 -
Wed 19/06/2024
Times:
1:30pm - 4:00pm
Duration:
3 sessions
Location:
The Mile Cross Phoenix Centre (Norwich)
132A Mile Cross Road
Norwich
NR3 2LD
Tutor:
Chris George
Course code:
Q00015470
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
3 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free