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UNISON NE: Professional Development - Cultural Integration in the Workplace

A workshop designed for staff working for Sunderland City Council and Unison Members. Useful if you are new to working within the UK, or if you work with team members who are from outside of the UK. This is an engaging, fun, 2-hour interactive workshop. The aim is to promote a fulfilling, positive workplace experience through reducing fears and cultural barriers. You will learn useful tips to help promote better understanding and clear communication with your colleagues. Delivered by a tutor who has personal experience of adapting to life and work within the UK and the challenges and rewards that can be brought by the experience.

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 08/05/2024 -
Wed 08/05/2024
Times:
2:30pm - 4:30pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
SCAS HQ Building
Carremere Road
Sunderland
SR2 9TQ
Tutor:
Marina Fasa
Course code:
Q00014517
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

Creative Writing: Two sides to every story: braided stories

If you’ve promised yourself one day you’ll start writing, these are the classes for you! This workshop will introduce you to techniques to bring a city alive in your stories, either fictional or non fiction, long or short form writing. This workshop consists of a blend of activities: writing exercises to practice your craft; close reading of extracts from published inspirational writers and teaching points on creative writing techniques. There is an opportunity to share your fresh words in small groups and receive gentle, appreciative feedback. All classes are open to writers of all genres and level. They are stand-alone: book for one or come for all! Q00014466 - Writing the City - Wednesday 17th April Q00014467 - Writing Love - Wednesday 25th April Q00014474 - Writing Travel Stories - Wednesday 1st May 2024 10am-12pm

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 08/05/2024 -
Wed 08/05/2024
Times:
10:00am - 12:00pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Nicola Torode
Course code:
Q00014475
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
8 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £7.40

Award in Preparation for Work in Community Interpreting Level 2

Are you living in the Peterborough and Cambridgeshire area? 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. This course is for people living in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough only. Please do not join the course if you live outside the area. Please check the website for other courses or call learner support on 0300 303 3464.

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 08/05/2024 -
Tue 16/07/2024
Times:
9:10am - 11:50am
Duration:
18 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Olena Kolesnyk
Course code:
Q00014589
How you'll learn:
Online and in venue
Availability:
7 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £300.00

Healthy Living: Healthy Living: Introduction to Deaf Awareness

The British Academy of Audiology states that 1 in 6 of the adult population is affected by hearing loss in the UK. We are all likely to encounter someone with hearing loss at some point without realising it. Therefore, it is important to understand how deafness affects people and how people with hearing loss often need adjustments to be made to communicate in a hearing world. This brief course is a great introduction to developing an awareness of deafness and hearing loss. It aims to give you a background understanding and insight into people who are d/Deaf or have hearing loss. Helping us to understand their communication needs and address the isolation that some people with hearing loss face. Demonstrate an increased knowledge and understanding of effective communication with people who are d/Deaf or have hearing loss.

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 08/05/2024 -
Wed 08/05/2024
Times:
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
Hayle Community Centre
58 Queensway
Hayle
TR27 4NX
Tutor:
Janet Corbett Marston
Course code:
Q00014909
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £8.40

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Membership Information

Duration:
12 months
Fee:
WEA Membership

Psychology: Exploring the Psychologies of Freud, Jung and Others

Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung and those that followed them have, in their very different ways, changed the way we think about ourselves, morality, life and love. This course will also look at some of the most influential ideas from Alfred Adler, Eric Erickson, Wilhelm Reich, Viktor Frankl and Erich Fromm. All have influenced our view of human nature, even if we don’t realise it. Expect informed presentations; lively discussions and online; lots of background materials on Canvas, controversy, lively discussion, some outrageous ideas and a touch of humour. This is an introductory course, and no previous experience of Psychology is needed.

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 08/05/2024 -
Wed 10/07/2024
Times:
2:30pm - 4:30pm
Duration:
10 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Kevin Walker
Course code:
Q00009281
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
0 places remaining
Status:
Waiting list
Fee range
Free to £74.00

Care 2: Find Out About The Weird and Wonderful World of Wilkie Collins

A course for carers, former carers and the cared for, find out about Wilkie Collins and learn about aspects of his life from the comfort of your own home. This online course is packed with discussions and exploration of Wilkie Collins and his work.

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 08/05/2024 -
Wed 08/05/2024
Times:
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Alison Warren
Course code:
Q00011039
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
7 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

Care 2 Find Out About Before Bridgerton : The World of Georgette Heyer and Her Legacy

A course for carers, former carers and the cared for. All romantic fiction owers a debt to Georgette Hayer, join me in the comfort of your own home to find out about her life, her work and her influences.

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 08/05/2024 -
Wed 29/05/2024
Times:
11:00am - 12:30pm
Duration:
4 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Alison Warren
Course code:
Q00014598
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

Literature: Reading and Enjoying Great Writers

Calling all readers who have always wanted to read classic literary fiction, but don’t have time. We will probe, praise, parody, and generally know a lot more about great books. The course will remove the fear factor for participants who may have been hesitant to attack thick volumes of great literature. The sessions will enable students to decide what they like, and what writers they are less in tune with. Sessions that will be fun, intriguing, and informative. We will explore fascinating questions, such as: • What is Realism? • What is Magical Realism? • Why did Mantel win two Booker prizes? This course welcomes all those who are curious and enjoy reading.

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 08/05/2024 -
Wed 15/05/2024
Times:
9:30am - 11:30am
Duration:
2 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Vanwy Arif
Course code:
Q00014369
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £14.80

Textiles and Fashion: Textiles with self employment

Do you want to learn how to make your own clothes or take the first step into a new career in the fashion industry? Are you a beginner looking to learn new skills or looking to refresh your sewing skills and take it to the next level? On this course, whether you are a beginner or an improver we will teach you how to make a simple garment alongside a series of sewing techniques that can be applied to any garment type as well as learning how to follow and understand a commercial pattern. If fabrics, sewing machines and the passion to make beautiful clothes that fit is your thing, then come and join us and explore the world of sewing.

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 08/05/2024 -
Thu 11/07/2024
Times:
12:15pm - 2:45pm
Duration:
9 sessions
Location:
Dolphin Women's Centre (Birmingham)
Ward End Park
Washwood Heath Road
Birmingham
B8 2HB
Tutor:
Paula Ingram
Course code:
Q00015284
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £132.30

ESOL for Life and Work (Pre-entry)

This is English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) course which will be held at a local friendly venue in London (Haringey) where the course will be taught face to face. This course will help improve your confidence to start speaking and listening, reading and writing in English ready for working in the UK. The course aims to aid you to start your journey to learning English and help to build your confidence when using the language in your day to day lives and out in the community, as well as helping you to work towards looking for a job here in the UK. This is a pre-entry course which will have progression opportunities at the end for unaccredited and accredited courses.

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 09/05/2024 -
Mon 22/07/2024
Times:
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Duration:
20 sessions
Location:
Pembury House Children's Centre (London)
Lansdowne Road
Tottenham
London
N17 9XE
Tutor:
Alex Carro
Course code:
Q00015065
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £75.00