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Pre-Entry Essential Digital Skills: Digital Skills For Everyday Living- Beginners

Does the thought of using computers, the internet and other digital technologies leave you feeling out of touch and overwhelmed? Have you considered gaining digital skills but didn't know where to turn? If the answer is a resounding 'yes!' this is the course for you. This course is for learners with little or no experience of digital technologies who want to develop skills to become 'digitally literate' in their everyday life and work. Our aim is to empower you to confidently engage with the digital world of laptops, smart phones, email, news, word processing social media, entertainment, shopping and more!

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 29/02/2024 -
Thu 23/05/2024
Times:
10:00am - 12:00pm
Duration:
11 sessions
Location:
Linkbridge Community Support Centre (Bur
1 Swinless Street
Burnley
BB10 3BN
Tutor:
Simon Gill
Course code:
Q00013898
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee range
Free to £75.00

Life in the UK Exam Preparation (Linkbridge)

This course is designed to help prepare foreign learners for their Life in the UK test. The course is a first step in teaching learners about what to be expected on the test and what they need to revise for when they plan to take the test later on. The course has a minimum ESOL requirement to join the course as learners need to be of a high intermediate level in order to be able to understand and join in the course fully. The course will introduce you to all aspects of the UK in order to try and pass the UK Citizenship test. You will learn and discuss different laws, UK history, culture and social aspects of what is expected of typical UK citizens in everyday life. Our course is friendly and supportive and run by a fully qualified tutor. Any learners who attended the introduction course can continue on the course and any new learners can enrol also.

Course Information

Dates:
Fri 01/03/2024 -
Fri 12/07/2024
Times:
9:30am - 12:00pm
Duration:
17 sessions
Location:
Linkbridge Community Support Centre (Bur
1 Swinless Street
Burnley
BB10 3BN
Tutor:
Maura Rose
Course code:
Q00013676
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee range
Free to £75.00

Community Interpreting

Are you bilingual? Ever thought about using your language skills to help out in the community? Did you know you can get many jobs with languages? If you speak English and another language fluently, you could make a great community interpreter. This community interpreter course gives you an introduction to the language and interpreting skills needed for this type of work. It can teach you foundational concepts to test your community interpreting skills informally with family or friends. This course can prepare you to help members of your family or community to overcome language barriers in their everyday lives. It can also help you decide if you’re interested in pursuing community interpreting jobs.

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 05/03/2024 -
Thu 25/07/2024
Location:
Online
Course code:
P00000025
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
In progress

Family ESOL (Everton)

This is a Family ESOL class which will run for local parents to attend with their pre-school aged children. The course will be fun at a safe and friendly venue, Everton Children & Family Centre in Liverpool. Classes will be held by a qualified ESOL tutor and will be run unaccredited. The classes will be held every Monday from 9.30am - 12pm. There is a creche on site which is available for the pre-school children so that parents can attend the classes.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 18/03/2024 -
Mon 15/07/2024
Times:
9:30am - 12:00pm
Duration:
15 sessions
Location:
Everton Nursery School and Family Centre
Spencer Street
Liverpool
North West
L6 2WF
Tutor:
Gaynor Hunter
Course code:
Q00014185
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee range
Free to £225.00

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Membership Information

Duration:
12 months
Fee:
WEA Membership

Get Ready for ESOL Reading (Entry 2)

If you are getting ready to take an ESOL entry 2 reading course, this course can help you prepare. Set yourself up for success with this ESOL preparation course. Learn reading skills to get up to speed before starting your entry 2 ESOL course. Get ready courses help you learn English at your own pace. They give you extra study time for each level and module so you can reach your full potential. This is an introductory English course for beginners. If you’re helping others access entry 2 ESOL classes in the UK, you’ve come to the right place.

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 28/03/2024 -
Thu 20/06/2024
Times:
9:30am - 12:00pm
Duration:
18 sessions
Location:
Stepney Community Trust
46 Myrdle Street
London
Tower Hamlets London
London
E1 1HL
Tutor:
Elena Hawkins
Course code:
Q00014333
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
3 places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee range
Free to £150.00

Pre-Entry English: Comic book creations

This course outline is designed to introduce learners to basic English language skills through the creation of comic strips. Course Objectives: • Students will develop basic vocabulary and sentence structures in English. • Students will improve their reading comprehension skills through visual storytelling. • Students will practice written communication by creating dialogue for their comic strips. • Students will enhance their creative thinking and problem-solving skills. • Students will build confidence in their English language abilities. This course aims to provide participants with the skills and knowledge necessary to plan, design, and draw their own comic strips or comic books, while accommodating various learning abilities and disabilities.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 08/04/2024 -
Mon 15/07/2024
Times:
10:30am - 1:00pm
Duration:
13 sessions
Location:
Tunstall Library (Stoke-on-Trent)
Tunstall Library
The Boulevard
Stoke-on-Trent
ST6 6BD
Tutor:
Tabitha Allsop
Course code:
Q00014927
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
3 places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee range
Free to £136.50

The Amazing Chemistry of Life

Our guest speaker, Professor David Saggerson, will discuss the amazing progress that has taken place in biochemistry in recent times. Less than a century ago, none of this stuff was known. It has all been very exciting and is still very fast moving. Many of the developments are now feeding into medicine and industry in a big way. David will lead students through the topic in a way that requires no previous chemistry background.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 08/04/2024 -
Mon 29/04/2024
Times:
10:30am - 12:30pm
Duration:
8 sessions
Location:
Friends Meeting House (Berkhamsted)
289 High Street
Berkhamsted
HP4 1AJ
Tutor:
Abbie Smith
Course code:
Q00013778
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
5 places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee range
Free to £40.00

Personal Development: Introduction to massage therapy for personal development

This course offers an introduction to massage therapy in the beauty industry. The course will give you the opportunity to try out and learn professional methods used in this creative Industry. Come and learn in a friendly environment and meet people with similar interests! Your learning is our priority. The WEA pride ourselves on our ability to create a friendly classroom atmosphere, at a venues within your community. Your tutor will support you through your learning journey, every step of the way. Our courses are free for most of our learners, but please bring proof of eligibility when you come to enrol. We can’t wait to see you there!

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 08/04/2024 -
Mon 24/06/2024
Times:
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Duration:
10 sessions
Location:
The Serenity Academy
20 High Street
Wath-on-Dearne
Rotherham
S63 7QG
Tutor:
Katie Hunter
Course code:
Q00014767
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
8 places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee range
Free to £126.00

Craft: Beginners Mosaics

This Mosaic course is designed to introduce you to new craft skills and help you develop a new craft, whilst designing different images and relaxing, enjoying, being creative with others. Giving you also a chance to make your own plaque, mosaic piece for the table or as a wall hanging. Design and develop your own piece using a verity of broken tiles of different colourful ceramic tiles and upcycling old crockery as well as a number of different other items, such as beads and pebbles. Making your own fun decorative mosaic piece, either for your own home or as a present for someone special, lots of brightly coloured broken ceramic tiles and crockery will be used. Come and join other like-minded people and create a masterpiece!

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 08/04/2024 -
Mon 20/05/2024
Times:
10:00am - 12:00pm
Duration:
7 sessions
Location:
Lonsdale Community Centre
Lonsdale Road
Gloucester
Gloucestershire
GL2 0TA
Tutor:
Victoria Hendzel
Course code:
Q00014108
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
1 place remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee range
Free to £50.40

Craft: Diverse Pottery

This course has been designed to help and encourage you to explore and develop further within your creativity and understanding of the clay building structures, encouraging you to search for new ideas and discover the different hand-building pottery skills, that are involved with make different clay structures, learning the techniques of both functional and sculptural pieces as well as learning several different decorative techniques, allowing you to expand and explore your own decorative clay building styles working within the clay structure, designing and developing your own decorative styles too, using a variety of different colourful paints. There will be lots of discussion, a chance to share knowledge, current skills and ideas. Plus looking into well-known potters who use the different techniques that we will be exploring and discovering within each session, shown throughout the course. This course is also designed to give you the chance and help you to boost your skills of new and different techniques, plus known clay building skill, weather you have worked with clay or not before, join this course with enthusiasm to share and develop your own knowledge and skills of pottery with others, whilst having a fun relaxing time.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 08/04/2024 -
Mon 24/06/2024
Times:
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Duration:
10 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Victoria Hendzel
Course code:
Q00009359
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
1 place remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee range
Free to £55.50