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Craft: Create, Craft and Decorate - Papercraft Skills

Explore the joy of creating items which you can give to friends and family who will appreciate the personal touch of your handmade cards, and decorative items. Bring your enthusiasm and prepare to discover the wonderful world of crafting and immerse yourself in crafting joy! You do not need any special equipment to participate, just a range of basic craft materials such as scissors, card/papers, glue, coloured pencils, double-sided sticky tape (details of specific materials required will be advised during the course. There will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions and share ideas within a friendly, supportive online environment. 

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 16/04/2024 -
Tue 11/06/2024
Times:
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Duration:
8 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Rachel Holland-Hargreaves
Course code:
Q00014025
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee range
Free to £59.20

Get Ready for ESOL Speaking & Listening (Entry 3)

Take your speaking and listening skills to the next level with this ESOL course. Improving your communication skills will make you feel more confident interacting with others in the UK. ESOL entry 3 courses build on skills you learnt at entry 2. Gain confidence speaking in new and familiar situations and learn tools for effective communication. This is an English course for adults. It is aimed at speakers of other languages. ESOL classes are divided into three areas: reading, writing, and speaking & listening. If you’re helping others access ESOL courses in the UK, you’ve come to the right place.

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 16/04/2024 -
Fri 21/06/2024
Times:
9:30am - 12:00pm
Duration:
18 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Rasha Ahmed
Course code:
Q00012573
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
0 places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee range
Free to £150.00

Craft: Seasons in Felt

Come along and join us for this fun and interactive needle felting class! Over 5 sessions you will create landscape paintings depicting the changing seasons. The tutor will be working along with you all the way through, supporting breaking everything down step by step. You will learn the basics of needle felting, a fun and creative craft technique that involves using a special felting needle to stab and agitate wool. The classes are run in a relaxed environment and the pace of learning is based around your confidence and comfort.

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 16/04/2024 -
Tue 21/05/2024
Times:
10:00am - 12:00pm
Duration:
5 sessions
Location:
WHIST (South Shields)
Salus House
33 Mile end Road
South Shields
NE33 1TA
Tutor:
Karen Bell
Course code:
Q00014226
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
4 places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee range
Free to £42.00

Professional Development: Introduction to being a Teaching Assistant

Unlock your potential as a Teaching Assistant! Boost your confidence with our course. In this short course you will explore ways to support children’s learning. We will use a variety of teaching methods, quizzes, videos, group discussions and practical tasks to focus on the learning goals. Mastering effective support in schools. The knowledge gained can also benefit your child's learning at home. Explore various career paths within the sector and acquire the essential skills needed for progression.

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 16/04/2024 -
Thu 09/05/2024
Times:
10:00am - 12:30pm
Duration:
8 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Rosalyn Curwen
Course code:
Q00013561
How you'll learn:
Online and in venue
Availability:
9 places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee range
Free to £74.00

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Membership Information

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12 months
Fee:
WEA Membership

Professional Development: Introduction to Counselling Level 1

Introduction to Counselling Level 1 provides an essential foundation in counselling theory and practice. Over 18 hours, students delve into fundamental concepts such as active listening, empathy, and basic counselling techniques. They explore key theories including person-cantered, cognitive-behavioural, and psychodynamic approaches. Through interactive sessions, participants gain insight into the role of a counsellor and ethical considerations in counselling practice. Practical exercises enhance communication skills and self-awareness, preparing students for further study or entry-level roles in counselling settings. By the course's conclusion, students emerge equipped with a solid understanding of counselling principles and ready to embark on their journey in the field.

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 16/04/2024 -
Tue 04/06/2024
Times:
5:30pm - 8:00pm
Duration:
8 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Jill Arnold
Course code:
Q00014000
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee range
Free to £66.60

Beginners Social Media Marketing

Social media is one of the biggest marketing channels today. Whether you’re a small business owner, charity worker, community service operator, or local performer, having a presence online can help you get in front of your target audience. Social media courses give you essential digital training to be able to set up and run social media accounts. They also help you learn to market yourself online. This social media marketing course is aimed at beginners, so don’t worry if this is new to you! We will cover five main platforms: LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest. Understand how these channels work and learn to set up your profile. Understand how to define your target audience and create content that they want to see. Learn how to schedule posts and plan a content calendar.

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 16/04/2024 -
Tue 09/07/2024
Times:
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Duration:
12 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Karen Duncan
Course code:
Q00014350
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
9 places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee range
Free to £100.80

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 17/04/2024 -
Wed 17/07/2024
Times:
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Duration:
11 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Nicky Turner
Course code:
Q00012912
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
0 places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee range
Free to £81.40

Cookery Practical: Preparing and cooking Healthy, Hearty Cookery

We all know that eating well makes us healthier but finding the time to plan and cook nutritious meals can seem daunting. This introduction session to cooking simple foods that are both healthy, nutritious and cost effective could be the start of a better diet for 2024. This course is suitable for beginners and more experienced cooks who want to explore how to make meals that are nutritious and good for our hearts without breaking the bank. You will be introduced to healthy ingredients and cooking methods that will be better for you and hopefully cheaper for you as well.

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 17/04/2024 -
Wed 26/06/2024
Times:
10:00am - 1:00pm
Duration:
10 sessions
Location:
Keyham Green Places (Plymouth)
163 Renown Street
Plymouth
PL2 2DT
Tutor:
Paul Keller
Course code:
Q00013227
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
5 places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee range
Free to £126.00

Reading Poetry: Lyric Poetry and Form

In this online, 10-week course you will read, explore and enjoy some key works by a selection of significant contemporary and historical poets in the English language, you will look at and consider a key example of a poetic form each week with scope to include a variety of notable poems that articulate this. In doing so, you will create some links between form, idea and writer. Alongside close reading of chosen poems we will engage with literary criticism on each poet, as well as poetry, form and poetics generally, exploring the backgrounds of each writer, their lives and their unique approach to the art of poetry, which should set the poems in context of time and the poet's life. Through this we will also look to understand how a particular sense of identity and voice has been created within the work we encounter.

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 17/04/2024 -
Wed 26/06/2024
Times:
2:45pm - 4:45pm
Duration:
10 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Simon Haworth
Course code:
Q00013313
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee range
Free to £74.00

Healthy Living: Longevity Tips For A Healthier Life

In this online, 10-week course, you will look at information to help you optimize your longevity, health and performance. This course is not a medical course, it will help to inform you on a variety of Longevity tips as well as some healthy eating ideas and swaps; you will identify what factors affect ageing, analyse various diet swaps, apply various techniques to relieve stress using Gua Sha massage, discuss the importance of exercise and movement, plus evaluate various therapies and essential oils to help with ageing

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 17/04/2024 -
Wed 19/06/2024
Times:
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Duration:
10 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Lisa Richards
Course code:
Q00013228
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee range
Free to £74.00