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Personal Development: Preparing for the Driving Theory Test (part 2)

Do you have an overseas driving licence? Are you preparing to take the driving theory test? Or interested in starting to learn to drive in the UK? This is the 2nd part of a two-part course and if you have enrolled onto part 1 then its recommended you enrol onto part 2. This course is for you if you have some experience of driving in the UK or abroad. You are equally welcome to join if you want to learn more about preparing to drive in the UK if you have limited driving experience. Our course is friendly and a safe environment to ask questions. You will help each other to practice through informal activities and discussions, helping you to develop your understanding.

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 06/06/2024 -
Thu 04/07/2024
Times:
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Duration:
5 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Sally Kawamura
Course code:
Q00014209
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £37.00

Entry Level Maths: Get Ready for Functional Skills E3 Maths

This course will be conducted face-to-face at the Dolphin Centre, located in Ward End, Birmingham. Please note that this course is exclusively open to women. Set yourself up for success at entry 3 functional skills in maths. This get ready course helps you prepare to tackle entry 3 maths with confidence. The essential maths skills you’ll learn will help you get your qualification and serve you in everyday life. Get ready courses help you learn maths at your own pace. The idea of this course is to give you extra study time to acquire the knowledge you’ll need for entry 3 maths. This is a preparatory maths course for people who are looking to progress to entry 3 functional skills courses. It is a non-accredited adult maths course.

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 06/06/2024 -
Wed 17/07/2024
Times:
10:00am - 1:00pm
Duration:
7 sessions
Location:
Dolphin Women's Centre (Birmingham)
Ward End Park
Washwood Heath Road
Birmingham
B8 2HB
Tutor:
Humera Mehrban
Course code:
Q00015851
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £88.20

History: Art and About: Architecture of the Queen’s House

Part of the WEA Art and About Festival 2024! As part of the Festival, come and discover the highlights of the architecture of Greenwich. Having been a royal place of residence for several centuries, this part of London is rich in history. In this field-trip, we will study the architecture of the Queen’s House, its interior and exterior designs making it a beautiful example of Renaissance architecture. We will then turn our attention to the Royal Naval College and St Alfege’s, prime examples of English classical architecture. Meeting point: in front of the Queen’s House, in Greenwich (Romney Rd, SE10 9NF)

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 06/06/2024 -
Thu 06/06/2024
Times:
10:30am - 1:30pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
Queens House Greenwich
In front of the Queen’s House
Romney Rd
Greenwich
London
London
SE10 9NF
Tutor:
Caroline Levisse
Course code:
Q00014327
How you'll learn:
In venue
Status:
Waiting list (Join waiting list)
Fee range
Free to £15.00

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:
Thu 06/06/2024 -
Thu 06/06/2024
Times:
11:00am - 12:30pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Alison Warren
Course code:
Q00014600
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

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Membership Information

Duration:
12 months
Fee:
WEA Membership

Literature: Rediscovering Women Authors: Two comic novels by Stella Gibbons

In this course we will read and discuss two books by Stella Gibbons, an author whose reputation as a comic writer rests on one well-known satire of popular novels about rural life: Cold Comfort Farm (1932). In fact she wrote more than 30 novels, though most have been out of print until recently. We will be focusing on two of Gibbons’ comic novels with contrasting settings: rural Sussex in Cold Comfort Farm and suburban Hampstead in Westwood (1946). Through friendly and accessible discussions of both texts, we will learn more about their stories, characters and themes, and consider the nature of their author’s distinctive comic voice.

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 06/06/2024 -
Thu 11/07/2024
Times:
11:00am - 1:00pm
Duration:
6 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Kim Shahabudin
Course code:
Q00013753
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
5 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £44.40

Music Making: Advanced Songwriting

Express your musical creativity and develop your songwriting skills in a supportive online group. This course will explore how to put together multi-track songs using recording software. Learners can choose to use their own recording software, or create an account for SoundTrap, a free online recording platform. During the course we will also analyse different song genres and learn to identify different instrument parts within an existing song. Please note: This is an advanced level course and requires existing skills in order to take part.

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 06/06/2024 -
Thu 25/07/2024
Times:
10:00am - 12:00pm
Duration:
8 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Lorna Poole
Course code:
Q00015242
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £59.20

Music Making: African Drumming Workshop

A great way to spend a Thursday morning! Whether you are a seasoned drummer or just curious to have a go, this practical workshop in African drumming will inspire you with music and culture. Our experienced tutor will guide the group to play the Djembe drums to create simple beats and harmonies. Let go of stress and end the morning on a high note!

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 06/06/2024 -
Thu 06/06/2024
Times:
10:00am - 12:00pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
Easington Lane Community Access Point
Easington Lane
Houghton - le- Spring
DH5 0LE
Tutor:
Mark Barfoot
Course code:
Q00015398
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

Personal Development: Money Saving Stitchery

Discover the art of sustainable sewing in our Money-Saving Stitchery Course. Unleash your creativity while mastering essential sewing techniques that not only save you money but also contribute to a sustainable lifestyle. From basic stitches to upcycling old garments, this course empowers you to create stylish, eco-friendly fashion on a budget; the focus is on Asian inspired costume and fashions. The course is delivered in a Women’s only Centre in Bradford.

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 06/06/2024 -
Thu 18/07/2024
Times:
12:30pm - 3:00pm
Duration:
7 sessions
Location:
West Bowling Advice and Training Centre
Clipstone Street
BRADFORD
BD5 8EA
Tutor:
Safina Khan
Course code:
Q00013893
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £73.50

Level 1 ESOL: Intensive Everyday English for L1 Learners

This is a 3-week intensive course, for those whose first language is NOT English, to improve your reading, writing, speaking and listening in English. The course will run during school hours on 3 consecutive Fridays during June. This course will use the themes of beliefs about ‘chance’, mysteries in literature, and our attitude to the media to practise English in a relatable and meaningful way. It will include individual, pair and group work with opportunities to improve all four main skills. You are expected to have a reasonable level of English, as materials will be at B1/B2 proficiency. The course will cover some aspects of pronunciation and grammar in addition to practising the 4 main skills.

Course Information

Dates:
Fri 07/06/2024 -
Fri 21/06/2024
Times:
9:30am - 3:30pm
Duration:
3 sessions
Location:
Upton Vale Baptist Church
St, Marychurch Road
Torquay
TQ1 3HY
Tutor:
Alison Salm
Course code:
Q00014170
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £75.60

Entry Level English ESOL : Everyday ESOL

This intermediate to advanced course will help you to communicate your ideas in English on a range of everyday topics. You will practice reading, writing, speaking and listening, with a focus on conversation skills. You will also learn new vocabulary, improve your pronunciation, and start to learn about basic English grammar, including present, future and past tenses as well as present perfect. You will work with other learners at a similar level and be expected to take part in pair and group activities in the classroom. This course is ideal for English Language learners with some level of confidence and experience in speaking and understanding English. You will be in a mixed group of intermediate to advanced learners and will have the opportunity to practice your English in a number of different situations.

Course Information

Dates:
Fri 07/06/2024 -
Fri 05/07/2024
Times:
10:30am - 1:30pm
Duration:
5 sessions
Location:
Saint Peter's Church Hall (Hove)
Tamworth Road
Hove
BN3 5GD
Tutor:
Alice Lynden
Course code:
Q00014588
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
6 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £63.00