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Pre-Entry ESOL: Job Skills with ESOL

Welcome to our Very Basic Beginner's English Class! This course provides a gentle introduction to English language essentials while familiarising you with our intuitive online platform here at the WEA. Learn basic grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation through interactive modules. Gain confidence in everyday conversations and basic workplace communication. Additionally, we'll guide you through utilising our platform efficiently, ensuring seamless navigation. As a bonus, we'll introduce fundamental job search strategies, equipping you with the tools to kickstart your career journey confidently. Join us for a supportive and engaging learning experience tailored to beginners, designed to empower you in both language proficiency and job readiness.

Course Information

Dates:
Fri 14/06/2024 -
Fri 19/07/2024
Times:
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Duration:
5 sessions
Location:
Bevois Town Primary School (Southampton)
Cedar Road
Southampton
SO14 6RU
Tutor:
Irma Gough
Course code:
Q00014869
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £42.00

Art Appreciation-'Art History and Sketching Tour: Southampton City Art gallery'.

This course will take place in Southampton City Art Gallery, which has the most extensive collection of art in the region. The collection covers six centuries of European Art in a stunning 1930’s building, part of the civic complex, and Southampton’s cultural quarter. The course will begin with a tour of art on display, featuring highlights in an interactive discussion. The Gallery is fully accessible, with lightweight portable seats; participants will be encouraged to select a few artworks to sketch – suitable for complete beginners as tuition on this will be given during the session. Be inspired by this world class collection on our doorstep and meet likeminded people in a stimulating setting

Course Information

Dates:
Sat 15/06/2024 -
Sat 15/06/2024
Times:
10:15am - 1:15pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
Southampton City Art Gallery - Education
Civic Centre
Commercial Road
Southampton
SO14 7LP
Tutor:
Abi Kremer
Course code:
Q00014824
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £12.60

Professional Development: Training the trainer – Effective training techniques workshop

Do you have to train adults informally either on a one to one basis or perhaps in small groups? This might be at work or in a number of other situations. If so this course is for you. Equip yourself with the essential skills to become a proficient trainer in our workshop. This course is designed for individuals seeking to polish up and enhance their ability to deliver engaging and successful training ‘sessions’. Learners will be able to use a number of proven strategies and interactive methods to achieve their goal. Understanding how effective communication techniques and an understanding of the principles of adult learning will lead to positive and productive learning.

Course Information

Dates:
Sat 15/06/2024 -
Sat 15/06/2024
Times:
10:00am - 1:00pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Kate Antoniou
Course code:
Q00014200
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £11.10

Textiles and Fashion: Followers of Fashion- Making Clothing in the Seventeenth Century

Fashion reflects the influence of politics, trade, social exchange and foreign encounter. In this course, we will explore the changing fashions of seventeenth-century Britain. Alongside sessions that consider the history of fashion are practical, hands-on sessions that explore the materials used, and construction techniques employed by makers of the period. You may not be an expert by the end, but you will have first-hand understanding of how, and with what, clothing of the 17th century was made. Learners will come away with a folder of textile samples, weaving cards, and a piece that they have worked.

Course Information

Dates:
Sat 15/06/2024 -
Sat 15/06/2024
Times:
10:30am - 4:30pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
St Mary's University (Twickenham)
Waldegrave Road
Twickenham
TW1 4SX
Tutor:
Amy Miller
Course code:
Q00014487
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
6 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £55.00

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Membership Information

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12 months
Fee:
WEA Membership

Craft: Mindfulness Mandalas

Join us in this fun and relaxing online course, where you will earn to create beautiful, complex mandala patterns and apply them to various surfaces to embellish items such as plain cards, notebook and coasters, using just simple pens and/or pencils. You will be astounded when you see the complexity of patterns that you can achieve just from combining a few very basic pattern motifs and exploiting the art of mindful repetition. Once you’ve mastered the basics, you can allow your creativity to take over and you will discover which are your favourite motifs whether they’re floral rhythmic or geometric, or a mixture of all!

Course Information

Dates:
Sun 16/06/2024 -
Wed 26/06/2024
Times:
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Duration:
2 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Joanne Liddle
Course code:
Q00014357
How you'll learn:
Online
Status:
Waiting list (Join waiting list)
Fee range
Free to £14.80

Pre-Entry Essential Digital Skills: Digital Skills and Internet Safety

This course has been developed to inspire and develop confidence in learners with LDD before moving on to other courses. All classes are supported by a qualified tutor to ensure teaching is student centred, tailored to meet your specific needs Resources used in lessons are available via our online learning platform and you will be supported to use this both in and outside of classes. This course is aimed at students with little or no experience of using computers. On this course you will learn to use computers to write letters, create flyers, posters or other word-processed documents and send and read emails. Developed for students with mild to moderate learning difficulties and or disabilities, you will learn at a pace that suits your needs and develop your confidence, in well supported small-group sessions.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 17/06/2024 -
Mon 22/07/2024
Times:
10:00am - 12:00pm
Duration:
6 sessions
Location:
Somerstown Central Community Hub (Souths
Rivers Street
Somerstown
Southsea
PO5 4EY
Tutor:
Gillian Futcher
Course code:
Q00014087
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £50.40

Pre-Entry Essential Digital Skills: Digital Skills and Internet Safety

Computing skills are essential in the modern world. If you’re a beginner or wanting to improve your skills, our part-time hobby courses will help you to refine your knowledge and prepare you for your next steps. This course will help develop your computer skills to use Word, Excel and PowerPoint programmes with confidence. Having a greater awareness of your presence online can help you be safe and protect your important data. Knowing the potential your computer or mobile phone holds will help you make the most of it and use them to your advantage, whether that’s by communicating with family on social media, or starting your own online business.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 17/06/2024 -
Mon 22/07/2024
Times:
12:30pm - 2:30pm
Duration:
6 sessions
Location:
Somerstown Central Community Hub (Souths
Rivers Street
Somerstown
Southsea
PO5 4EY
Tutor:
Gillian Futcher
Course code:
Q00014088
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
0 places remaining
Status:
Fee range
Free to £50.40

Intermediate Excel and Spreadsheets

Are you familiar with all the ways you can use spreadsheets to make everyday tasks quicker and simpler? You can use them to organise your budget, keep track of job applications, maintain inventories of collectible items, or anything else. Excel courses demystify the wonderful world of spreadsheets. This digital skills course aims to help you improve your working knowledge of Excel and spreadsheets. This Improver’s digital skills course aims to teach you computer skills for everyday life. It can also help you progress to job roles that require digital work skills.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 17/06/2024 -
Mon 15/07/2024
Times:
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Duration:
5 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Mark Turk
Course code:
Q00013769
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
0 places remaining
Status:
Fee range
Free to £37.00

Entry Level Essential Digital Skills: Intermediate Photo Editing Skills

This Intermediate Pixlr Online Photo Editor course is aimed at Beginners with some basic knowledge of photo editing and who want to improve and learn further skills. You will learn how to enhance your images by adding effects and text. Removing unwanted marks and objects and cloning areas. Combining and manipulating images. Replacing colours. How to repair an old photograph.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 17/06/2024 -
Mon 15/07/2024
Times:
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Duration:
5 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Mark Turk
Course code:
Q00013780
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £37.00

Intermediate Word Processing Skills

Get digitally fit for modern life and gain confidence in facing situations that require digital skills. Build on your basic computer skills in this Improvers course and see how digital training can help to transform your life. This intermediate Digital Skills course is for anyone wanting to improve their computer skills. Digital training teaches you skills for learning, life, and work. Improving your digital skills can help you in your everyday life. This course could also help you progress to job roles that require digital work skills.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 17/06/2024 -
Mon 15/07/2024
Times:
10:00am - 12:00pm
Duration:
5 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Mark Turk
Course code:
Q00014622
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
9 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £37.00