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Textiles and Fashion: Beginners Crochet Workshop - Getting to Grips with Crochet

Join our 3-hour Beginner's Crochet Workshop and embark on a creative journey into the world of crochet. This hands-on class is perfect for those with little to no experience in crochet. You'll start with an introduction to essential materials, including various yarns and hooks, and then learn foundational stitches such as the chain stitch, double crochet, and single crochet. Our expert tutor will guide you through basic crochet techniques, ensuring you gain the confidence to start your own projects. By the end of the workshop, you'll have the skills to create simple crochet items and a solid foundation for further exploration. All materials will be provided, but feel free to bring your own supplies.

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 31/07/2024 -
Wed 31/07/2024
Times:
9:30am - 12:30pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
St Marys Community Centre (PONTEFRACT)
The Circle, Town Centre,
Chequerfield
PONTEFRACT
WF8 2AY
Tutor:
Victoria Bould
Course code:
Q00017780
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

Pre-Entry ESOL: Confidence for English

This course focuses on bolstering confidence through practical language skills necessary for daily interactions. Participants will engage in conversations relevant to various aspects of everyday life. The course aims to empower learners from diverse backgrounds, including those facing socio-economic challenges. Through targeted language instruction and confidence-building exercises, learners will begin to develop essential linguistic abilities vital for active participation in their communities. This short course will cover a range of learning opportunities enabling students to further develop skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking through focus on various elements of grammar and vocabulary. Confidence in English is a taster course tailored for learners thinking about working towards accredited ESOL.

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 01/08/2024 -
Thu 22/08/2024
Times:
10:00am - 12:00pm
Duration:
3 sessions
Location:
Jubilee Library
Jubilee Street
Brighton
BN1 1GE
Tutor:
Camille Ramsden
Course code:
Q00018136
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £33.60

Support Work in Schools

If you are thinking about a career in teaching, this introductory course is for you. Teaching assistants are an integral part of the classroom. Not only do they provide vital support for pupils, they support the teaching that takes place. This course is ideal if you would like to know more about working as a teaching assistant.

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 01/08/2024 -
Thu 31/07/2025
Location:
Online
Course code:
P00000024
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available

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 01/08/2024 -
Thu 31/07/2025
Location:
Online
Course code:
P00000004
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

WEA Membership

For just £15 a year, you can:

  • Join our popular, award-winning weekly lecture series,
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  • Get priority online and phone booking for autumn courses (England only),
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Membership Information

Duration:
12 months
Fee:
WEA Membership

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 01/08/2024 -
Thu 31/07/2025
Location:
Online
Course code:
P00000006
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

Community Interpreting

Are you bilingual? Ever thought about using your language skills to help out in the community? Did you know you can get many jobs with languages? If you speak English and another language fluently, you could make a great community interpreter. This community interpreter course gives you an introduction to the language and interpreting skills needed for this type of work. It can teach you foundational concepts to test your community interpreting skills informally with family or friends. This course can prepare you to help members of your family or community to overcome language barriers in their everyday lives. It can also help you decide if you’re interested in pursuing community interpreting jobs.

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 01/08/2024 -
Thu 31/07/2025
Location:
Online
Course code:
P00000025
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available

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:
Thu 01/08/2024 -
Thu 31/07/2025
Location:
Online
Course code:
P00000026
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available

Money Management & Budgeting for ESOL Learners (Maximus, Three Bridges)

This course is ONLY for residents of West Sussex. Please do not apply if you are from a West Sussex postcode area. This short course is designed for learners currently studying ESOL who want to learn more about the language and skills that will help you manage your money, make good shopping decisions, and understand budgeting. The course will look at the principles of managing money in everyday situations like comparing prices on the high street, working out the best deal for transport to get to work or learning, or the cost of cooking a meal.

Course Information

Dates:
Fri 02/08/2024 -
Fri 16/08/2024
Times:
10:00am - 12:00pm
Duration:
3 sessions
Location:
Maximus Three Bridges Office
Unit 2
3 Crawley Business Centre
Stephenson Way
Three Bridges
Crawley
RH10 1TN
Tutor:
Gabriella Russo
Course code:
Q00017947
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

Personal Development: Developing Digital Skills

Enjoy developing your digital skills and build your confidence in knowing how to use a digital device to search for activities to support your family and your health and wellbeing. Learn how to use social media to search for activites you and your family can take part in during the summer holidays. Learner how to know where to look for new events taking place that you and your family can enjoy. During this course you will gain more knowledge and confidence in suing a mobile device.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 05/08/2024 -
Tue 06/08/2024
Times:
10:30am - 1:00pm
Duration:
2 sessions
Location:
New Hope Global (Birmingham)
Birchfield Library (2nd floor)
3 Trinity Road
Birmingham
B6 6AH
Tutor:
Ekta Vishrolia
Course code:
Q00018185
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £21.00

Creative Writing: Writers’ Online Retreat: Write, Feedback, Progress!

Over 5 consecutive days, you’ll set an achievable goal, immerse yourself in 45 minutes of writing and get feedback from the tutor and peers when you share. Imagine the amount of work and momentum you’ll build over 5 days.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 05/08/2024 -
Fri 09/08/2024
Times:
10:00am - 11:30am
Duration:
5 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Nicola Torode
Course code:
Q00017740
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
9 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £27.75