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Makaton

Ever heard of Makaton? It's a unique language programme, and over 100,000 people are using it to communicate in the UK today. It combines symbols, signs, and speech to make conversation easier for people who have communication difficulties. This Makaton course is ideal for you if you want to learn an inclusive communication tool. It can help you interact with people who have speech, hearing, or learning difficulties. This Makaton sign language course covers the essentials of hand signals, fingerspelling, and signing. Learn to introduce yourself. Develop knowledge to be able to sign about basic topics such as numbers and colours.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 22/04/2024 -
Mon 08/07/2024
Times:
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Duration:
10 sessions
Location:
Riverside Community Health Project (Newc
Carnegie Building
Atkinson Road
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE4 8XS
Tutor:
Maria Hambley
Course code:
Q00014668
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
0 places remaining
Status:
Fee range
Free to £63.00

Pre-Entry Digital Skills

Learn to use digital devices and gain essential computer skills for professional and personal use. Digital training helps you move with the times and not get left behind. This beginner’s course is for anyone who wants to learn digital skills, no matter your current knowledge. This course is appropriate for complete beginners, so don’t worry if this is all new to you. Learn to use word processing software and fill out online forms in this Digital Skills course. Understand how to use email and search for information online. This digital skills training also teaches you how to shop online securely. You’ll understand online safety and data storage

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 22/04/2024 -
Mon 22/04/2024
Times:
9:00am - 12:00pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
Healthworks (Easington)
Paradise Lane, Eastington Co,
Easington
SR8 3EX
Tutor:
Jayne Clark
Course code:
Q00013140
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £12.60

Cooking Practical: Using things from your store cupboard

Store cupboard cooking course covers techniques for creating delicious meals & healthier snacks using ingredients commonly found in the fridge / cupboard. The friendly tutor will help you to learn and understand how to make the most of those store cupboard staples at any meal time. This course will also emphasise budget friendly cooking ideas, batch cooking recipes and have a focus on ways families in households can reduce food waste. There will be some practical cooking and or food themed sessions most weeks. The pre course enrolment day is on Monday 15th April at Holmescarr Ark & Crafts room Holmescarr centre Grange lane Rossington Dn11 0LP come and meet the tutor Jenny between 10-12. The course starts the following week so you will be told what you need to bring by the tutor at the enrolment session. some of the Food staples required for the for recipes will be provided to the group by the Food train-bank at Holmescarr.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 22/04/2024 -
Mon 08/07/2024
Times:
10:00am - 12:00pm
Duration:
10 sessions
Location:
Holmescarr Ark and Crafts (Doncaster)
1 School Houses
Grange Lane, New Rossington
Doncaster
DN11 0LP
Tutor:
Jennifer Golton
Course code:
Q00015222
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £84.00

Cooking on a Budget

Cooking homemade food doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive. Learn how to feed the whole family with tasty and affordable meals in this cooking on a budget course. This is a cooking and personal finance course rolled into one. You’ll get practical budgeting tips you can apply in the kitchen. This course is ideal for you if you’d like to learn how to cook homemade meals on a reduced budget.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 22/04/2024 -
Mon 03/06/2024
Times:
10:00am - 1:00pm
Duration:
5 sessions
Location:
Delves Lane Community association (Conse
Village Hall
Delves Lane
Consett
DH8 7BH
Tutor:
Nadia Belmajdoub
Course code:
Q00014634
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £63.00

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Membership Information

Duration:
12 months
Fee:
WEA Membership

Care 2 Make a Nice Cup of Tea – The History of Tea and Tea Drinking

A course for carers, former carers and the cared for. Join me to find out about history of tea and tea drinking, we'll find out where we got our love of tea and the traditions that surround it. Tea has helped to shape our social traditions , support the rise of the British Empire and contributed to the mighty momentum of the industrial revolution

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 22/04/2024 -
Mon 22/04/2024
Times:
11:00am - 12:30pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Alison Warren
Course code:
Q00014599
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

Textiles and Fashion: Upcycling with Embroidery

Indulge your creativity and do some good for the environment by joining us on this Embroidery course, which has been designed to help you extend the life of your clothing whilst exploring your artistic style. Through a series of hands-on sessions, you will explore the therapeutic benefits of crafting with a needle and thread while creating a unique embroidered patch which you will either use to mend a piece of torn or worn clothing or add a bit of personalised flair to an existing garment. Come along and learn the art of slow, mindful fashion in an inspiring setting in Historic York

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 22/04/2024 -
Mon 13/05/2024
Times:
12:00pm - 2:00pm
Duration:
4 sessions
Location:
St Olave's Church Hall (York)
Marygate Lane
York
YO30 7BJ
Tutor:
Victoria Bould
Course code:
Q00015197
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £33.60

Textiles and Fashion: Advanced Sewing skills for Employability

Discover the wonderful technique of sewing skill. This course will help to develop your craft in measure and marking and creating your own pattern. Whether you have studied basic or intermediate sewing before, you will find value in this sewing course by making your own garment made to measure and adjusting garments to your size. By the end of the course you can use these skills to open your own business or work for organisation . Start your own sewing journey today by registering for this course.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 22/04/2024 -
Mon 08/07/2024
Times:
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Duration:
30 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Nasim Younis
Course code:
Q00014872
How you'll learn:
Online
Status:
Waiting list
Fee range
Free to £252.00

Craft: Seasonal Painting and Drawing

This course will be delivered through a combination of studio sessions, demonstrations, discussions, outdoor sketching excursions (weather permitting), and critiques. Participants will have access to painting and drawing materials, tools, and studio space for creating artworks. Assignments will include both structured exercises to build technical skills and independent projects to encourage creative exploration. This course celebrates the beauty and diversity of the seasons through painting and drawing. Participants will explore the unique characteristics of each season—spring, summer, autumn, and winter—and learn how to capture their essence on canvas and paper.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 22/04/2024 -
Mon 15/07/2024
Times:
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Duration:
9 sessions
Location:
Delves Lane Community association (Conse
Village Hall
Delves Lane
Consett
DH8 7BH
Tutor:
Guest Speaker
Course code:
Q00014646
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
9 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £75.60

Award in Mentoring Level 2

Improve your mentoring skills to help others reach their full potential. This course builds on your existing knowledge of mentoring and support practices and helps you learn key skills for social work. Mentoring courses teach you crucial soft skills for support work, such as leadership and communication skills. This mentoring course is also perfect for you if you're interested in care work, youth work, or youth sports coaching. *This course is for CGL Widnes Service Users ONLY*

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 22/04/2024 -
Fri 17/05/2024
Times:
10:00am - 3:00pm
Duration:
24 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Neil Connaughton
Course code:
Q00014365
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £150.00

Award in Creative Craft (Textiles) Level 2

Combine your craft skills with key work skills in this textiles course. If you’re a whizz with threads, yarns, and fabrics, why not consider ways to earn a living from your creative skills? This is the perfect course to study if you enjoy handicrafts and would like to learn employability skills to help you get a job in craft-making. This textile crafts course has a business element to help you understand work options in this area. Textile design courses are also great if you’re returning to education after a long break, or want to develop a hobby.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 22/04/2024 -
Mon 17/06/2024
Times:
10:00am - 3:00pm
Duration:
14 sessions
Location:
Abakhan (Liverpool)
44 Stafford Street
Liverpool
L3 8LX
Tutor:
Amanda Meaghan
Course code:
Q00013064
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
3 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £225.00