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History: The Last Tsars

A three week online course with historian David Price. If you have an enthusiasm for history and culture, this course will be of interest”. We will look at the lives and reigns of the last three Tsars; and questions are invited for those who wish to for discussion. The course will also show online images. A look at the history of the Russian Empire from the end of the Crimean War until the February Revolution of 1917, concentrating on the personalities and decisions of the last three Tsars – Alexander II, Alexander III and Nicholas II – and how these three rulers affected the course of history for more than 120 million people living in the empire.

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 06/03/2024 -
Wed 20/03/2024
Times:
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Duration:
3 sessions
Tutor:
David Price
Course code:
Q00013234
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £22.20

Numeracy for Work

This course is specifically designed for individuals who are looking to build foundational mathematical skills with a focus on practical applications in the context of employment. Whether it's looking at vacancies, start and end times, and general information around workplace vocabulary involving numeracy. This course will help you navigate your way around numeracy for work and teach you how to calculate and understand vacancies and jobs better. It will also introduce you to a plethora of jobs and professions and roles performed in some jobs. You will listen to people talk about what they like in their jobs and what they dislike about their jobs. You will therefore be able to write and describe actions in the present and future tenses.

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 07/03/2024 -
Thu 07/03/2024
Location:
Clovelly Centre (Southampton)
60-68 Clovelly Road
Southampton
SO14 0AU
Course code:
Q00014171
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

Award in Preparation for Work in Community Interpreting Level 2

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.

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 07/03/2024 -
Thu 23/05/2024
Times:
9:30am - 2:30pm
Duration:
10 sessions
Location:
Riverside Community Health Project (Newc
Carnegie Building
Atkinson Road
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE4 8XS
Tutor:
Maryam Knowles
Course code:
Q00014112
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £300.00

Gardening Practical: Get Ready for Growing

If you enjoy the out of doors, and have interest in growing your own food, or growing food for communities in an ecological way, this course is for you ! This early spring course offers practical activities to help us get ready for the growing season and will explore useful hands on techniques in ecological organic growing such as creating no dig beds, compost, natural fertilizers and exploring ecological ways to care for seeds ,tree, plants and pollinators The course is hosted by the award winning Bosavern Community Farm and delivered by our experienced tutor.

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 07/03/2024 -
Thu 21/03/2024
Times:
10:00am - 4:00pm
Duration:
3 sessions
Location:
Bosavern Community Farm (St Just)
St Just
St Just
TR19 7RD
Tutor:
Jodie Tellam
Course code:
Q00013512
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
9 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £75.60

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Membership Information

Duration:
12 months
Fee:
WEA Membership

Award in ESOL Skills for Life (Speaking and Listening) (Entry 2)

Build on your communication skills with this ESOL speaking and listening course. This English course for adults is aimed at speakers of other languages. It will help you improve your speaking and listening skills to communicate better in English. Entry 2 ESOL courses are right for you if you have basic speaking and listening skills in English. This course will help you gain confidence to speak about everyday topics and improve your comprehension. There are also reading and writing courses at this level. If you’re helping others access ESOL classes in the UK, you’ve come to the right place.

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 07/03/2024 -
Mon 13/05/2024
Times:
12:30pm - 3:00pm
Duration:
29 sessions
Location:
Somerstown Central Community Hub (Souths
Rivers Street
Somerstown
Southsea
PO5 4EY
Tutor:
Taaziz Grada
Course code:
Q00013809
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £225.00

Cooking Practical: Cooking for Wellbeing

Embark on cooking journey to nourish both body and soul in our Cooking for Wellbeing course. Discover the joy of crafting delicious, nutritious meals and bakes, designed to promote holistic wellness from within. From mindful ingredient selection to expert cooking techniques, each session focuses on a deeper connection between food and overall wellbeing. Explore the principles of balanced nutrition, incorporating wholesome ingredients to support physical vitality and mental clarity. With hands-on cooking demonstrations and guided practices, all learners will gain practical skills and knowledge to create delicious, homemade food that will delight the senses and promote optimal health. “You are what you eat”.

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 07/03/2024 -
Thu 02/05/2024
Times:
9:30am - 12:30pm
Duration:
7 sessions
Location:
Clovelly Centre (Southampton)
60-68 Clovelly Road
Southampton
SO14 0AU
Tutor:
Debbie Woodward
Course code:
Q00014047
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £88.20

Professional Development: Advanced Digital Skills for Work

Canvas courses teach you digital skills to learn online. Gain technology skills to take WEA online courses with confidence. Get the most out of WEA courses. Course description Studying online is a fun and effective way to learn. This course will teach you to use Canvas so that you can get the most out of WEA courses. You’ll learn digital skills to support you to study WEA online courses

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 07/03/2024 -
Thu 18/04/2024
Times:
10:00am - 2:00pm
Duration:
5 sessions
Location:
Maximus UK
3rd Floor
10 Temple Street
Birmingham
B2 5BN
Tutor:
Ekta Vishrolia
Course code:
Q00012176
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £42.00

Meditation and Mindfulness

Leading a busy life leaves little room for calm and relaxation. This can make it hard for us to wind down and enjoy the present. But finding these moments of calm is essential for our emotional well-being and mental health. This meditation and mindfulness course is ideal if you want to learn to relax, be present, and alleviate stress in your life. Meditation courses teach us to recognise the importance of conscious thought in our everyday lives. Develop concentration strategies to help focus your mind. Understand the principles of mindfulness. Learn to block out intrusive thoughts and enjoy the present moment.

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 07/03/2024 -
Thu 13/06/2024
Times:
10:30am - 12:30pm
Duration:
12 sessions
Location:
St Andrews Community Centre (Spennymoor)
St. Andrews Road
Spennymoor
DL16 6NE
Tutor:
Margaret Mordue
Course code:
Q00013975
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £100.80

Personal Development: Driving Theory Study Skills

This short introductory course is for learners planning to study our Driving Theory course. It will prepare you with the IT and study skills you will need to successfully complete your Driving Theory course. In many parts of the UK having a driving licence and access to a car can give you more options for jobs, your family's education and many leisure activities. The first step to getting a driving licence is passing the UK Driving Theory test.

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 07/03/2024 -
Thu 21/03/2024
Times:
12:45pm - 2:45pm
Duration:
3 sessions
Location:
Dolphin Women's Centre (Birmingham)
Ward End Park
Washwood Heath Road
Birmingham
B8 2HB
Tutor:
Fozia Aslam
Course code:
Q00014340
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £25.20

Personal Development: Introduction to British Values

This short online course is designed to providers all learners with a knowledge and understanding of British Values. British Values – sometimes called Fundamental British Values or Core British Values – are a set of values that are intended to help build a more inclusive and integrated society. Developing a knowledge and understanding of the British Values will help anyone looking to undertake any course of study, begin an apprenticeship, or volunteer or work in a number of industries (including health, social care, and work with children and young people in schools, colleges, or early years settings). This course will also boost your self-development, improve your employability, and help you to make a positive contribution to safeguarding and your community. The course also includes a short introduction to Prevent: the Government strategy to stop radicalisation, involvement in violent extremism, and support for terrorism.

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 07/03/2024 -
Thu 07/03/2024
Times:
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Tutor:
Jane Perrin
Course code:
Q00014338
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free