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Professional Development: Careers Workshop

Are you looking for your first job, or maybe thinking about your next job? This short and friendly one day workshop will give you the opportunity to learn key skills for job-seeking and work including; how to write a CV that reflects your skills and talents; the best ways to complete application forms; how to prepare for and take part in job interviews; and understanding the expectations of employers in the workplace. You will have the opportunity to discuss your progress with your tutor and there will be lots of top tips to ensure that you feel confident in your next job application! We will also ensure that you leave the workshop having applied for some jobs in the area that you are interested in, to help you get started on your journey to finding your dream job.

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 29/02/2024 -
Thu 29/02/2024
Times:
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
WEA West Midlands Regional Office (Birmi
4th Floor Lancaster House
67 Newhall Street
Birmingham
B3 1NQ
Tutor:
Ekta Vishrolia
Course code:
Q00013864
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
0 places remaining
Status:
Fee range
Free to £8.40

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:
Thu 29/02/2024 -
Thu 29/02/2024
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:
Q00014274
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

Personal Development: DWP Employability Skills

The 10-Hour Employability Skills Course for JobCentre Claimants is designed to empower individuals with limited English language abilities and minimal work experience. It covers key areas such as effective communication, CV writing, job searching techniques, interview preparation, and digital literacy, tailored to the needs of non-native English speakers. Participants will also learn about UK workplace culture and time management. Through interactive sessions and practical exercises, the course aims to enhance job readiness, providing the tools and confidence needed to navigate the job market and pursue employment opportunities effectively.

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 29/02/2024 -
Thu 28/03/2024
Times:
12:30pm - 2:30pm
Duration:
5 sessions
Location:
WEA (Leicester)
101 Hinckley Road
Leicester
LE3 0TD
Tutor:
Ayman Ali
Course code:
Q00014080
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £42.00

History: World War One - Causes and Effects

The course will cover the major causes of the first world war, referring to some of the historiography concerning those causes. It will cover the major outcomes of the war especially but not limited to the treaties of 1919. It will cover the major events of theatres of war outside the Western Front, particularly Africa, the Middle East and Pacific. The course will be lecture based though student contributions and discussion will be encouraged.

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 29/02/2024 -
Thu 14/03/2024
Times:
10:00am - 12:00pm
Duration:
3 sessions
Location:
St John the Baptist Church Meeting Room
55 Main Road
Danbury
CM3 4NG
Tutor:
Roger McMaster
Course code:
Q00012960
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £28.50

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Membership Information

Duration:
12 months
Fee:
WEA Membership

Community Interpreting: Introduction to Community Interpreting

Embark on a transformative journey with the WEA Introduction to Community Interpreting course, commencing on Friday, March 1st, at the esteemed Recovery College Collective (ReCoCo) in Newcastle. Tailored for individuals aspiring to excel in Community Interpreting, this course offers a comprehensive insight into the profession's intricacies. Delve into the core roles and responsibilities of a Community Interpreter, exploring pathways towards formal qualification. Engage in enlightening discussions on career progression and gain first hand experience by reviewing tasks integral to accredited.

Course Information

Dates:
Fri 01/03/2024 -
Fri 22/03/2024
Times:
9:30am - 2:30pm
Duration:
3 sessions
Location:
ReCoCo Retreat (Gateshead)
Bowling Pavilion
Saltwell Park
Gateshead
NE8 4SF
Tutor:
Maryam Knowles
Course code:
Q00014278
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £63.00

Pre-Entry Essential Digital Skills: Digital Skills for Everyday Living

Does the thought of using computers, the internet and other digital technologies leave you feeling out of touch and overwhelmed? Have you thought about gaining some digital skills but didn’t know quite where to turn? If the answer to these questions is a resounding “Yes!” then you will feel right at home on our new Digital Skills for Everyday Living course. Here at the WEA, we have been busy developing this new and exciting course for people with little or no experience of digital technologies who want to acquire the 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:
Fri 01/03/2024 -
Fri 10/05/2024
Times:
10:00am - 1:00pm
Duration:
8 sessions
Location:
Sneinton Community CIC
Edale Road
Sneinton
Nottingham
NG2 4HT
Tutor:
Andrew Roles
Course code:
Q00014103
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
2 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £100.80

Pre Entry Digital Skills: First Steps to Using a Computer

Learn to use digital devices and gain essential computer skills for professional and personal use. Digital training helps you move with the times and not get left behind. This beginner’s course is for anyone who wants to learn digital skills, no matter your current knowledge. This course is appropriate for complete beginners, so don’t worry if this is all new to you. Learn to use word processing software and fill out online forms in this Digital Skills course. Understand how to use email and search for information online. This digital skills training also teaches you how to shop online securely. You’ll understand online safety and data storage

Course Information

Dates:
Fri 01/03/2024 -
Fri 22/03/2024
Times:
12:30pm - 2:30pm
Duration:
4 sessions
Location:
Involve Wellbeing (Lincoln)
12 Mint Lane
Lincoln
LN1 1UD
Tutor:
Patrick O'Reilly
Course code:
Q00013489
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £33.60

Art Practical: Gel Plate Printing

Gel plate printing is a form of mono printing. It is a fun, exciting and modern way of making prints without a press. It is highly addictive and can be used to produce vibrant, multi layered and exciting pieces of art work. You will have the opportunity to explore a variety of different techniques during the session with the opportunity to discuss your work and ideas. You can use a commercial gelatine print plate or make your own with the recipe and instructions given.

Course Information

Dates:
Fri 01/03/2024 -
Fri 01/03/2024
Times:
10:00am - 12:30pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Tutor:
Roz Beeson
Course code:
Q00012823
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
4 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £9.25

Pre Entry Digital Skills

Learn to use digital devices and gain essential computer skills for professional and personal use. Digital training helps you move with the times and not get left behind. This beginner’s course is for anyone who wants to learn digital skills, no matter your current knowledge. This course is appropriate for complete beginners, so don’t worry if this is all new to you. Learn to use word processing software and fill out online forms in this Digital Skills course. Understand how to use email and search for information online. This digital skills training also teaches you how to shop online securely. You’ll understand online safety and data storage

Course Information

Dates:
Fri 01/03/2024 -
Fri 22/03/2024
Times:
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Duration:
4 sessions
Location:
Marsden Road Community Centre (South She
Marsden Road
South Sheilds
ne34 6re
Tutor:
Janet Ashburner
Course code:
Q00014188
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £42.00

Intermediate Digital Skills

Get digitally fit for modern life and gain confidence in facing situations that require digital skills. Build on your basic computer skills in this Improvers course and see how digital training can help to transform your life. This intermediate Digital Skills course is for anyone wanting to improve their computer skills. Digital training teaches you skills for learning, life, and work. Improving your digital skills can help you in your everyday life. This course could also help you progress to job roles that require digital work skills.

Course Information

Dates:
Fri 01/03/2024 -
Fri 03/05/2024
Times:
12:30pm - 2:30pm
Duration:
9 sessions
Location:
Shaw Trust (Birmingham)
36 Great Charles Street Queens
Birmingham
B3 3JY
Tutor:
Shirley Bate
Course code:
Q00013723
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £67.20