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Award in Support Work in Schools and Colleges Level 2

If you enjoy the buzz of learning environments, this qualification can teach you key skills for employment in a school or college. This government-funded course prepares you for a variety of roles. It provides the basic skills and knowledge necessary to work in admin, technical, or support roles in a learning environment. Studying support work in schools at level 2 can be a first step towards working with kids in teaching positions. It also provides you with the qualifications needed to work in admin at schools. No matter what role you’re interested in, this course can teach you skills for employability in schools and colleges.

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 28/02/2024 -
Wed 17/07/2024
Times:
9:00am - 2:30pm
Duration:
38 sessions
Location:
Park Lane Children's Centre (London)
139 Park Lane
London
N17 0HB
Tutor:
Bimbola Olawanle
Course code:
Q00013337
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
4 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £225.00

Understanding the Role of a Community Interpreter

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:
Wed 28/02/2024 -
Wed 19/06/2024
Times:
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Duration:
12 sessions
Tutor:
Nicky Turner
Course code:
Q00012912
How you'll learn:
Online
Status:
Waiting list (Join waiting list)
Fee range
Free to £88.80

Cooking Practical: Cookery Workshop - Pakora Making

This course teaches the art of making pakoras, a popular Indian snack. Students learn to prepare the batter, select appropriate vegetables, and master frying techniques. Topics include ingredient selection, batter consistency, seasoning, and oil temperature control. Practical sessions focus on hands-on preparation and frying, ensuring crispy, flavourful pakoras every time. Discussions cover variations like onion, potato, and spinach pakoras, along with accompanying chutneys. You will be able to identify health benefits of herbs and spices, learn how to safely batch cook, and learn costing. Emphasis is placed on hygiene, safety, and presentation. By the course end, students gain confidence in creating delicious pakoras, ready to impress friends and family with their culinary skills. Progression routes include continuing to expand your knowledge with The WEA and learning at local colleges, leading to employment opportunities with local employers.

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 28/02/2024 -
Wed 28/02/2024
Times:
12:30pm - 3:00pm
Duration:
5 sessions
Tutor:
Rupa Marwaha
Course code:
Q00014331
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £10.50

History: Ancient Egypt’s Cultural Heart - The Middle Kingdom

Ancient Egyptian civilization endured for three thousand years and includes a 300-year period termed by Egyptologists the Middle Kingdom. In this course suitable for both newcomers and those with more experience of ancient Egypt we explore this fascinating period in Egypt’s history. The Middle Kingdom in Egypt is a time of literature, pyramids, conquest and fascinating artefacts. In this course which will be rich in visuals but also include some texts we will explore different types of evidence together in an informal setting to seek to understand more about this pivotal time in ancient Egypt.

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 28/02/2024 -
Wed 27/03/2024
Times:
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Duration:
5 sessions
Location:
Woodley Hill House (Reading)
Woodley Hill House
45 Eastcourt Avenue
Reading
RG6 1HH
Tutor:
John Billman
Course code:
Q00012306
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
2 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £50.00

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Membership Information

Duration:
12 months
Fee:
WEA Membership

History: Daily Life in Ancient Egypt

Sources from ancient Egypt do not just tell us about tombs and death, we can learn a lot about life over 3000 years ago as well. Egyptians could write frankly, satirically, or even humorously providing a fascinating insight into an ancient society. In a study day suitable for all we consider topics such as work, play, education, games, birth, death, love and more. You will read texts and view images from ancient Egypt in order to explore and evaluate the evidence for the daily life of individuals and the elite in ancient Egypt.

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 28/02/2024 -
Wed 27/03/2024
Times:
10:15am - 12:15pm
Duration:
5 sessions
Tutor:
John Billman
Course code:
Q00012305
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £37.00

Beginners French

Do you want to learn French? C’est parti! Let’s go! Study this French language beginner’s course to learn the essentials to get by in France. This French course will immerse you into this vibrant culture while you daydream about your next trip. This is an introductory-level French language course. You’ll learn basic grammar and vocabulary to be able to start communicating right away. It’s ideal if you want to dip your toe into the language. Learn to use the present simple tense and formulate basic questions. Explore foundational vocabulary to introduce yourself and talk about your life. Gain basic speaking skills so that you can take part in oral activities from day one. Understand spoken French by practising listening skills. Read short texts from newspapers and magazines to build up vocabulary.

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 28/02/2024 -
Wed 20/03/2024
Times:
10:00am - 12:00pm
Duration:
4 sessions
Location:
Bullion Hall (Chester le Street)
South Approach
Bullion Lane
Chester le Street
DH2 2DW
Tutor:
Nadia Belmajdoub
Course code:
Q00013556
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
5 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £33.60

Buying and Selling Online

Selling things you no longer need is a great way to earn a bit of extra cash and declutter your home. Nowadays, there are so many simple, easy-to-use platforms for buying and selling online that it’s never been easier to set up an online shop. This course is ideal for you if you want to learn digital skills to buy and sell online. It’s aimed at beginners and improvers so don’t worry if it’s new to you. Whether you want to start a business or declutter your home, selling online is a quick and easy way to do it.

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 28/02/2024 -
Wed 28/02/2024
Times:
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
Hospitality and Hope
67 Hudston Street
South Shields
NE34 0AE
Tutor:
Elaine Swan
Course code:
Q00012382
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
8 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £8.40

Personal Development: DWP CV Writing workshop

This course is for learners of the DWP, Wellington Street, Leicester only. The CV writing workshop will empower Department for Work and Pensions claimants to create a new CV or update an existing CV with the help of an experienced tutor. You will learn the basic concepts and importance of an effective CV, ensuring that it includes personal details, information on education, work experience, key skills and references. Where appropriate you will receive support to tailor CVs to specific job roles with a view to improve prospects for being invited for an interview. It will be an opportunity to obtain individual feedback, review drafted CVs and address any individual queries and concerns.

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 28/02/2024 -
Wed 28/02/2024
Times:
10:30am - 12:30pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
Wellington Street Job Centre
Crown Buildings
60 Wellington Street
Leicester
LE1 6DS
Tutor:
Ayman Ali
Course code:
Q00013907
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £8.40

Holistic therapy: The art of reflexology and Aromatherapy with mindful meditation

This FREE course is an Introduction to Reflexology and Aromatherapy with Meditation. In this introductory course, we will delve into the fascinating worlds of reflexology and aromatherapy, exploring their histories, principles, techniques, and practical applications. Whether you're a novice or someone with some background in holistic healing, this course is designed to provide you with a solid foundation in these two complementary therapies. This course will then progress onto a more detailed learning where you can delve much deeper into the art of reflexology and Aromatherapy.

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 28/02/2024 -
Wed 01/05/2024
Times:
9:30am - 11:30am
Duration:
8 sessions
Location:
Heart on the Terrace
8 Woods Terrace
Murton
North East
SR7 9AA
Tutor:
Margaret Mordue
Course code:
Q00014062
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £67.20

Creative Writing: Writing Successful Historical Fiction

Are you a friend of Cromwell, whether it be Thomas or Oliver? Are you an admirer of Artemisia or Queen Amina of Zaria? Then this half-day course is for you. Aspiring writers of historical fiction writing about any historical era, are invited to look at their practice and the practice of others, to hone practice and meet with success. We aim to fine-tune our writing craft by using a variety of writing workshop techniques. As well as undertaking fun exercises and responding to stimulating prompts, we will add to our repertoire of writing devices by reading and evaluating short extracts from great historical fiction writers such as Mantel, Graves, and Echo.

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 28/02/2024 -
Wed 28/02/2024
Times:
9:00am - 1:00pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Tutor:
Vanwy Arif
Course code:
Q00011916
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £14.80