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Managing Stress

Do you find it difficult to wind down? When we’re stressed it’s hard to feel calm and relaxed. But you don’t have to live with constant stress. There are simple techniques you can learn to manage it. This stress awareness course is helpful for anyone who wants to learn to alleviate stress. In this course we will learn how to identify stress risk factors, recognise the symptoms of stress, and apply techniques to reduce it. Depending on your needs, there are various study options after this course.

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 16/05/2024 -
Thu 27/06/2024
Times:
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Duration:
6 sessions
Location:
Trimdon Grange Community Centre (Trimdon
Kielder Drive
Trimdon Grange
Trimdon Station
TS29 6PB
Tutor:
Margaret Mordue
Course code:
Q00015122
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £50.40

Managing Stress and Anxiety

Would you like to learn techniques to relax and wind down? When we’re stressed or anxious it’s hard to feel calm. Anxiety affects over 8 million people in the UK at any time. But you don’t have to live with constant stress or anxiety. There are simple techniques you can learn to manage it. This stress management course is ideal if you want to learn habits to reduce stress and anxiety. It can help you lead a healthier and fuller life

Course Information

Dates:
Fri 17/05/2024 -
Fri 17/05/2024
Times:
12:30pm - 2:30pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
Riverside Community Health Project (Newc
Carnegie Building
Atkinson Road
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE4 8XS
Tutor:
Julia Charlton
Course code:
Q00014897
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
6 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £8.40

Personal Development: Preparing for the UK Driving Theory Test

This course will help you if English is not your first language and if you are struggling to understand the vocabulary needed to pass the UK Driving Theory Test. During the course, we will cover all the English technical language you are likely to need. You will also learn about the language used in the Highway Code and about transport in the UK. We will also cover road signs, road markings and the rules of driving. The course will help you to feel more confident that you are ready to apply for the Theory Test.

Course Information

Dates:
Fri 17/05/2024 -
Fri 12/07/2024
Times:
9:30am - 12:30pm
Duration:
8 sessions
Location:
Sneinton Community CIC
Edale Road
Sneinton
Nottingham
NG2 4HT
Tutor:
Andrew Roles
Course code:
Q00014744
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
1 place remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £100.80

Money management and budgeting for ESOL learners (Multiply)

This short course is designed for learners currently studying ESOL who want to learn more about the language and skills that will help you manage your money, make good shopping decisions, and understand budgeting. The course will look at the principles of managing money in everyday situations like comparing prices on the high street, working out the best deal for transport to get to work or learning, or the cost of cooking a meal. This course will take place at St Peter’s Church Parish Hall, Portland Road, Hove BN3 5GD. This course is supported by the Government-funded Multiply programme and is free to learners that are aged 19 or above, who live in a Brighton and Hove postcode, and who do not have GCSE maths at grades A*-C or 4 – 9.

Course Information

Dates:
Fri 17/05/2024 -
Fri 24/05/2024
Times:
10:30am - 12:30pm
Duration:
2 sessions
Location:
Saint Peter's Church Hall (Hove)
Tamworth Road
Hove
BN3 5GD
Tutor:
Alice Lynden
Course code:
Q00014779
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
2 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

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Membership Information

Duration:
12 months
Fee:
WEA Membership

History: The Architecture of Six Great University Cities

Some of the most remarkable English city architecture outside London in to be found in centres where university development has helped shape the character of building. We will look at representative examples - York, Oxford, Exeter, Cambridge, Durham and Norwich.

Course Information

Dates:
Fri 17/05/2024 -
Fri 17/05/2024
Times:
10:00am - 4:00pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
The Ambrose Allen Centre (Tadley)
2 Franklin Avenue
Tadley
RG26 4ET
Tutor:
Keith Hasted
Course code:
Q00009876
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £25.20

Textiles and Fashion: Embellish your Garments (Upcycling)

In the "Learn to Embellish Your Garments" course, participants embark on a transformative journey into the world of fashion customisation. Students explore various embellishment techniques, from intricate beadwork to delicate embroidery, learning to elevate their garments with personalised flair. Guided by our expert tutor, learners uncover the secrets of selecting materials, mastering stitching methods, and incorporating embellishments harmoniously into their clothing designs. Through hands-on practice and creative experimentation, students cultivate the skills and confidence to infuse their wardrobe with individuality and style. By course completion, participants emerge equipped with the tools and inspiration to embark on a journey of sartorial self-expression. This short course is suitable for beginners as well as those with more experience.

Course Information

Dates:
Fri 17/05/2024 -
Fri 17/05/2024
Times:
11:30am - 3:30pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
Clovelly Centre (Southampton)
60-68 Clovelly Road
Southampton
SO14 0AU
Tutor:
Fiona Mackie
Course code:
Q00014953
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £16.80

Photography: Finding inspiration through Photography

This course will be delivered through a combination of lectures, hands-on shooting assignments, group discussions, and critiques. Participants will have access to photography equipment, tools, and resources for completing assignments. Assignments will include both structured exercises to build technical skills and independent projects to encourage creative exploration. Topics covered will include understanding different genres of photography, exploring diverse photographic styles and techniques, harnessing creativity through observation and experimentation, and developing a personal photographic vision. Emphasis will be placed on cultivating a deeper connection with one's surroundings, embracing curiosity, and honing the ability to see the extraordinary in the ordinary.

Course Information

Dates:
Fri 17/05/2024 -
Fri 19/07/2024
Times:
1:30pm - 3:30pm
Duration:
7 sessions
Location:
Donnison School (Sunderland)
The Donnison School Buildings
Church Walk
Sunderland
SR1 2BJ
Tutor:
Susan Jones
Course code:
Q00014758
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £58.80

Beginners Excel and Spreadsheets

Did you know you can use spreadsheets to make hundreds of everyday tasks easier? You can use them to efficiently keep track of job applications, birthday lists, inventories of collectible items, or anything else. Never opened a spreadsheet in your life? Don’t worry. This is an Excel course for beginners, and we’ll cover all the basics. This beginners Excel course aims to teach you computer skills for everyday life.

Course Information

Dates:
Fri 17/05/2024 -
Fri 31/05/2024
Times:
10:00am - 12:00pm
Duration:
3 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Gillian Futcher
Course code:
Q00009889
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
9 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £22.20

Art Appreciation: Matisse

Come and learn about the life and art of Henri Matisse, one of the greatest painters of the 20th century. Inspiring and informative, this study-day will present the main stages of his career, from Fauvism to the Cut-Outs. We will analyse in detail some of his iconic works such as “the Bonheur de Vivre”, “the Dance”, “the Red Studio”, and the album of cut-outs, “Jazz”.

Course Information

Dates:
Sat 18/05/2024 -
Sat 18/05/2024
Times:
10:00am - 4:00pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
Reading International Solidarity Centre
35-39 London Street
Reading
RG1 4PS
Tutor:
Caroline Levisse
Course code:
Q00013790
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £36.00

History: Towards the Establishment of the NHS

Was the introduction of the National Health Service in 1948 a new and revolutionary model of universal health care, or the natural conclusion of a long process of growth in the understanding of illness and disease, and the development of professional skills and infrastructure to treat and support those who were sick? In this course you will discover the background to the decision to provide health care ‘free at the point of delivery’, and learn how we can trace the story from medieval charity to 20th century social investigation and political developments.

Course Information

Dates:
Sat 18/05/2024 -
Sat 18/05/2024
Times:
10:00am - 3:00pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
Swaffham Community Centre (Swaffham)
Iceni Partnership
Campingland
Swaffham
PE37 7RB
Tutor:
Guest Speaker
Course code:
Q00015292
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £25.00