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Healthy Living: Longevity Tips For A Healthier Life

In this online, 10-week course, you will look at information to help you optimize your longevity, health and performance. This course is not a medical course, it will help to inform you on a variety of Longevity tips as well as some healthy eating ideas and swaps; you will identify what factors affect ageing, analyse various diet swaps, apply various techniques to relieve stress using Gua Sha massage, discuss the importance of exercise and movement, plus evaluate various therapies and essential oils to help with ageing

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 17/04/2024 -
Wed 19/06/2024
Times:
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Duration:
10 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Lisa Richards
Course code:
Q00013228
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee range
Free to £74.00

Reading Poetry: Lyric Poetry and Form

In this online, 10-week course you will read, explore and enjoy some key works by a selection of significant contemporary and historical poets in the English language, you will look at and consider a key example of a poetic form each week with scope to include a variety of notable poems that articulate this. In doing so, you will create some links between form, idea and writer. Alongside close reading of chosen poems we will engage with literary criticism on each poet, as well as poetry, form and poetics generally, exploring the backgrounds of each writer, their lives and their unique approach to the art of poetry, which should set the poems in context of time and the poet's life. Through this we will also look to understand how a particular sense of identity and voice has been created within the work we encounter.

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 17/04/2024 -
Wed 26/06/2024
Times:
2:45pm - 4:45pm
Duration:
10 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Simon Haworth
Course code:
Q00013313
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee range
Free to £74.00

Entry Level ESOL: ESOL for Improvers (Whitecross)

Discover the wonderful world of the English language with this beginners ESOL course. It will help you to develop basic speaking, listening, reading and writing skills in English. Whether you have studied basic English before or you are completely new to it, You will find value in this ESOL course. Develop your language skills to enable you to recognise simple words, prepare to write, ask everyday questions and answer them using correct grammatical structures. You do not need any special tools to attend, just yourself and some enthusiasm. Start your language journey today by registering for this course.

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 18/04/2024 -
Fri 19/07/2024
Times:
12:30pm - 3:00pm
Duration:
38 sessions
Location:
Whitecross Community & Recreation Centre
Lexden Street
Warrington
WA5 1PT
Tutor:
Andrea Ostapski
Course code:
Q00015050
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee range
Free to £388.50

Literature: Uncovering the World of Myth

In this 10-week, online course learners will read, explore and enjoy stories from an array of the great texts that belong to the mythic traditions of the Classical world and wider antiquity; you will consider the hold that mythology continues to have over the modern mind, thinking about how and why these works and stories still resonate today and have persisted for so long, as well as setting them against their own time and seeking to understand their original intent. In doing so we will think about genre, style and form, as well as considering authorship and culture through appraising the backgrounds and context of each text, and particular writers, whilst also looking into more modern art and culture that has been influenced by and reworked these myths, this will add crucial context but also dive into the modern reading of the texts and myths. All texts will be read in English translation in a supportive atmosphere and with a knowledgeable tutor

Course Information

Dates:
Fri 19/04/2024 -
Fri 28/06/2024
Times:
12:30pm - 2:30pm
Duration:
10 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Simon Haworth
Course code:
Q00013311
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee range
Free to £74.00

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Membership Information

Duration:
12 months
Fee:
WEA Membership

Music Appreciation: Major and Minor Composers

In this course you will listen to, explore and enjoy a wide range of classical music from its earliest eras through to the present day by well-known and more marginal composers. In doing so you will engage with several individual works in different forms in each session thinking about the circumstances of and reasons behind their creation, and the particulars of the sonic landscape they offer through ideas such as genre, style, technique and arrangement, this will set the musical piece in context and also dive into the way the piece was constructed. To complement this we will also pay attention to the life and background of each different composer and how their approach to composition contributes to a distinctive oeuvre. You will also listen to examples of music from other genres such as jazz, film music, contemporary/neo/post-classical, ambient and electronic music.

Course Information

Dates:
Fri 19/04/2024 -
Fri 28/06/2024
Times:
9:45am - 11:45am
Duration:
10 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Simon Haworth
Course code:
Q00013312
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee range
Free to £74.00

Maths Multiply Online

Multiply Online is your gateway to mathematical empowerment for financial literacy. Delve into essential topics including budgeting, understanding topics used for functional skills, school curriculum math support, credit comprehension, and maximizing financial resources. Key Topics: Budgeting money effectively Preparing for functional skills qualification(FS) Supporting children's math education Understanding credit and finance Optimising financial decisions Benefits: Practical math skills for everyday life Confidence in managing personal finances Empowerment to make informed financial decisions Enhanced support for children's math learning Increase your confidence with maths. Format: Engaging online modules, interactive exercises, and real-life application scenarios. Duration: Self-paced for flexibility! The course material is available online and accessible via smartphone, tablet, or computer. Additionally, there will be weekly face-to-face sessions to provide support for accessing the learning. Your numeracy coach will also maintain regular contact to support you throughout the course.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 22/04/2024 -
Wed 25/09/2024
Times:
10:00am - 12:00pm
Duration:
28 sessions
Location:
St Pauls Learning Centre (Bristol)
94 Grosvenor Road
St Pauls
Bristol
BS2 8XJ
Tutor:
Kasia Wakeling
Course code:
Q00015390
How you'll learn:
Online and in venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee:
Free

ESOL for Work & Life Online (Advanced)

This is the next stage course for the current online learners to continue their online ESOL classes. During the course you will continue to learn advanced English that will help you better explore and take part in your local community and to help build your employability skills for work. Before you can join the course, your English skills will be checked with a short test so that the tutor can make sure that the class is right for you. This course is for people with intermediate to advanced English. You do not need any ESOL qualifications to join.

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 23/04/2024 -
Wed 17/07/2024
Times:
6:30pm - 9:00pm
Duration:
24 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Dan Cooper
Course code:
Q00014191
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
1 place remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee range
Free to £150.00

ESOL for Work & Life Beginners

This is the next stage course for learners who have completed their entry 1 qualification and now want to progress to start learning entry 2 level ESOL. Entry level learners to continue their local ESOL classes. During the course you will continue to learn basic English that will help you better explore and take part in your local community and to help build your employability skills for work. Before you can join the course, your English skills will be checked with a short test so that the tutor can make sure that the class is right for you. This course is for people with little English. You do not need any ESOL qualifications to join.

Course Information

Dates:
Fri 26/04/2024 -
Fri 19/07/2024
Times:
9:30am - 12:00pm
Duration:
34 sessions
Location:
Mosses Community Centre (Bury)
Cecil Street
Bury
BL9 0SB
Tutor:
Sehreen Ali
Course code:
Q00014425
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
6 places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee range
Free to £362.00

Personal Development: Introduction to Maternity Support

This 6 week level 1 course will prepare you to apply for the role of maternity support worker. It provides an introduction to the role of the MSW and some of the conditions which may be experienced by pregnant women and the new born baby. The course gives learners the skills and knowledge to be employed as a maternity support worker within local hospitals, it’s a direct route to employment and offers progression opportunities to further in-depth learning for maternity support at level 2.

Course Information

Dates:
Fri 26/04/2024 -
Fri 21/06/2024
Times:
12:30pm - 2:30pm
Duration:
6 sessions
Location:
Riverside Community Health Project (Newc
Carnegie Building
Atkinson Road
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE4 8XS
Tutor:
Julia Charlton
Course code:
Q00015329
How you'll learn:
In venue
Status:
In progress
Fee range
Free to £50.40

Together We Learn ESOL for Work (Literacy class 2)

This course is an exciting new opportunity to develop your confidence and skills in basic English literacy skills This is the second part of the course and all learners will be enrolled onto both courses so that they can study on Tuesday and Friday weekly. This course will concentre on reading and writing skills and building how to use the English alphabet. You will also build more confidence in your speaking and listening in English. You will learn basic skills such as reading and writing the alphabet, numbers and basic vocabulary. This course is designed to provide a basic foundation of skills to allow learners to access their next steps in a more formal learning setting.

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 30/04/2024 -
Tue 16/07/2024
Times:
9:30am - 11:30am
Duration:
11 sessions
Location:
The WEA
Suite 405
Cotton Exchange Building
Old Hall Street
Liverpool
L3 9JR
Tutor:
Paul Carden
Course code:
Q00015311
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
0 places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee range
Free to £75.00