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If you have further questions about courses in this area contact Tony Bulloch E: tbulloch@wea.org.uk or the North East Regional Office T: 0191 212 6100 | E: northeast@wea.org.uk

Course Title Course Code Standard Fee (£) Start Date Target End Date Sessions Session Hours Activity Session Start Times Activity Description Main Venue Local Education Authority Activity Level Key Tutor Staff Total Hours
Mind, Body and Song C2523643 - Approved 66 08/01/2018 26/03/2018 11 2 Mon 13:00 Aimed at adults with learning disabilities. The focus of this course is confidence building and improving self-esteem through music. We will do gentle exercises and relaxation techniques and adopt correct body postures for the safe practice of performing arts. We will work towards a performance of several pieces of popular music of your choice. We will co-create versions of songs which we will then practice and finally film and perform to a small invited audience. Ethicare 3 (Durham) Durham LEA Entry 2 Camille, Gerrard 22
Creative art C2523644 - In Progress 66 09/01/2018 27/03/2018 11 2 Tue 10:00 This course will involve designing and creating at least one artistic item inspired by a visit to the Oriental Museum in Durham. Durham Pathways (Durham) Durham LEA Entry 3 Heath, Susanna 22
Creative Art C2523646 - In Progress 66 09/01/2018 27/03/2018 11 2 Tue 13:00 Aimed at adults with learning disabilities. This course will start with a visit to the Durham oriental museum. From this, the students will design and create at least one item inspired by the visit Wear1care (Crook) Durham LEA Entry 2 Heath, Susanna 22
Film Making C2523650 - In Progress 66 04/01/2018 22/03/2018 11 2 Thu 12:30 Aimed at adults with learning disabilities. This course will engage learners in visual communication, drama, I.T and video photography in order to produce a short film as a group. Ethicare 2 (Durham) Durham LEA Entry 2 Smith, Graham 22
Introduction to World Archaeology C2523652 - In Progress 66 08/01/2018 26/03/2018 11 2 Mon 10:00 What do archaeologists do, and why do they do it?  In this course we will introduce some of the key methods and techniques used in archaeology. From our classroom we will explore a variety of archaeological sites from around the world and look at the research that has been carried out. Some sites may be familiar, some may be new to you! Belmont Community Centre (Durham) Durham LEA Level 2 Shoebridge, Joanne 22
Painting & Drawing C2523653 - In Progress 66 08/01/2018 26/03/2018 11 2 Mon 10:00 This course aims to encourage individual creativity as students work at their own pace - developing observational skills and improving hand / eye co-ordination with still life work .Other media such as watercolour, acrylics & oil paints, soft and oil pastels and chalks, charcoal and drawing inks are included in the art topics that students choose to work on. There are also quick exercises to encourage creative skills Lightfoot Institute (Bishop Auckland) Durham LEA Level 2 Abel, Susan 22
The Later 17th Century C2523654 - In Progress 66 09/01/2018 27/03/2018 11 2 Tue 10:00 The experiment of trying to govern the country without a king has now been going on for ten years and has failed.  But a king who takes over after ten years of different sorts of government is likely to have problems.  We shall very soon see Charles Stuart become King Charles II.  What are his problems and how is this king who has spent his young adult years in exile going to cope with them? Alington House (Durham) Durham LEA Level 2 Mussett, Patrick 22
Acrylic Landscapes C2523655 - In Progress 66 09/01/2018 27/03/2018 11 2 Tue 19:00 The tutor will demonstrate various aspects of the painted landscape, covering areas such as skies,trees,water, etc.. with development of tone, form and colour mixing. With 1 to 1 tuition from the tutor the student can build up their own version of the landscape.  Developing ones own painting is very much encouraged. As the course progresses, personal feelings about the landscape around you will develop, you will see the world around you differently. This spark inside of you that makes you want to paint, will be kindled and, meeting each week with others who also have this spark, will develop with friendships and your art will grow.
 
Park View Lower School (Chester Le Street) Durham LEA Level 2 Hush, Joe 22
Advanced Spanish C2523657 - In Progress 66 09/01/2018 27/03/2018 11 2 Tue 19:00 The course is interactive encouraging students to practice their grammar, speaking, listening, writing and reading skills Belmont Community Association (School site) (Durham) Durham LEA Level 2 Matias-Ruiz, Miguel 22
Astronomy C2523658 - In Progress 66 09/01/2018 27/03/2018 11 2 Tue 19:00 This course provides an introduction to all aspects of astronomy so that learners can understand recent developments in the field and also start observing the night sky, either with the naked eye or with a telescope.
 
Alington House (Durham) Durham LEA Entry 2 Hughes, David 22
Intermediate Spanish C2523659 - In Progress 66 10/01/2018 29/03/2018 11 2 Wed 19:00 This is a very interactive course with will give learners the skills needed to improve their understanding of the Spanish language and grammar Belmont Community Association (School site) (Durham) Durham LEA Level 2 Matias-Ruiz, Miguel 22
Acrylic and Watercolour Landscapes C2523660 - In Progress 66 10/01/2018 28/03/2018 11 2 Wed 19:00 The tutor will demonstrate various aspects of the painted landscape, covering areas such as skies,trees,water, etc.. with development of tone, form and colour mixing. With 1 to 1 tuition from the tutor the student can build up their own version of the landscape. Mediums used will be watercolour and acrylic. Developing ones own painting is very much encouraged. As the course progresses, personal feelings about the landscape around you will develop, you will see the world around you differently. This spark inside of you that makes you want to paint, will be kindled and, meeting each week with others who also have this spark, will develop friendships and your art will grow.
 
St Mary and St Cuthbert Parish Church (Chester Le Street) Durham LEA Level 2 Hush, Joe 22
Creative Activities C2523672 - Approved 99 07/02/2018 18/04/2018 11 3 Wed 10:30 Aimed at adults with learning disabilities. This course will involve exploring how recycled materials can be used to create 3D items inspired by a trip to the Oriental Museum in Durham. Newton Aycliffe Pathways (Newton Aycliffe) Durham LEA Entry 3 Heath, Susanna 33
Film Making C2523673 - In Progress 66 12/01/2018 23/03/2018 11 2 Fri 10:00 Aimed at adults with learning disabilities. This course will engage learners in visual communication, drama, I.T and video photography in order to produce a short film as a group. Durham Pathways (Durham) Durham LEA Entry 3 Smith, Graham 22
Cooking From Around the UK C2523674 - In Progress 66 12/01/2018 23/03/2018 11 2 Fri 10:00 If you love traditional UK food then this course is for you. We will learn how to make some of the more well known dishes from casseroles to Victoria sponge. This course is perfect for learning traditional UK regional recipes. Pioneering Care Partnership (Newton Aycliffe) Durham LEA Level 1 Hodgson, Janet 22
Advanced drama C2523675 - In Progress 132 08/01/2018 26/03/2018 11 4 Mon 10:00 Aimed at adults with learning disabilities. We will work as a group to devise a piece of theatre. The play will consist of music, song, acting and dancing. The sessions will contain solo and group work. At the end of the course a show will be staged to a large audience and the piece will be filmed and put onto a DVD. The Venue (Stanley) Durham LEA Entry 2 Lindsay-Baharie, Michelle 44
Clay Modelling C2523676 - In Progress 66 08/01/2018 26/03/2018 11 2 Mon 13:00 Aimed at adults with learning disabilities. This course will engage learners in visual research and tactile work creating artefacts from several different modelling materials. Eboney (Consett) Durham LEA Entry 2 Smith, Graham 22
Film Making C2523677 - In Progress 132 09/01/2018 27/03/2018 11 4 Tue 10:00 Aimed at adults with learning disabilities. This course will engage learners in visual communication, drama, I.T and video photography in order to produce a short film as a group. Eboney 2 (Consett) Durham LEA Entry 2 Smith, Graham 44
Creative Art C2523678 - In Progress 132 10/01/2018 28/03/2018 11 4 Wed 10:00 Aimed at adults with learning disabilities. This terms course is designed to learn about a different culture.  The student will experience the colours and images from the lively  Mexican culture. They will be given step-by-step  instruction to make a craft/s to enhance their learning experience in a fun and interesting way.These original art works will be displayed to the public and then be allowed to take home. Growing Together (Bishop Auckland) Durham LEA Entry 2 Moore, Ina 44
Mind Body and Song C2523679 - In Progress 132 10/01/2018 28/03/2018 11 4 Wed 10:00 Aimed at adults with learning disabilities. The focus of this course is on confidence building and improving self-esteem through music. We will do gentle exercises and relaxation techniques and adopt correct body postures for the safe practice of performing arts. We will work towards a performance of several pieces of popular music of your choice. We will co-create versions of songs which we will then practice and finally film and perform to a small invited audience. Eboney (Consett) Durham LEA Entry 2 Camille, Gerrard 44
Choir C2523680 - In Progress 132 05/01/2018 23/03/2018 11 4 Fri 10:00 Aimed at adults with learning disabilities. A course in singing and performance. We will work towards a vocal performance of several pieces of popular music of your choice.

We will co-create versions of songs which we will then practice and finally film or perform to a small invited audience.

We may also devise and learn  dance routines and actions to support the songs.
Eboney (Consett) Durham LEA Entry 2 Camille, Gerrard 44
Drama and Dance C2523681 - In Progress 132 04/01/2018 29/03/2018 11 4 Thu 10:00 Aimed at adults with learning disabilities. Through drama and dance learners have opportunities to be creative and experience inspiration and enjoyment. Creating and exploring a variety of dramatic disciplines. Improving confidence, communication skills and health & well being. Learners will have the opportunity to produce, perform and devise their own theatre production to perform to an audience. Eboney 2 (Consett) Durham LEA Entry 2 Ness, Kelly 44
Creative Art C2523682 - In Progress 132 05/01/2018 23/03/2018 11 4 Fri 10:00 Aimed at adults with learning disabilities. This terms course is designed to learn about a different culture.  The student will experience the colours and images from the lively  Mexican culture. They will be given step-by-step  instruction to make a craft/s to enhance their learning experience in a fun and interesting way.These original art works will be displayed to the public and then be allowed to take home. Stanley Pathways (Stanley) Durham LEA Entry 3 Moore, Ina 44
Art C2523683 - In Progress 66 12/01/2018 16/03/2018 9 2.5 Fri 09:30 This Course aims to encourage individual creativity as students work at their own pace - developing observational skills and improving hand / eye co-ordination with different subjects .Media such as watercolour , acrylics, oil paints, soft and oil pastels and chalks, charcoal and drawing inks are included in the topics that students chose to work with in inspiring projects . There are also quick drawing exercises to encourage creative thinking and skills Blackhill Community Centre (Consett) Durham LEA Level 2 Abel, Susan 22.5
A Beginners guide to Egyptian Archaeology C2523686 - In Progress 42 16/01/2018 27/02/2018 7 2 Tue 10:00 Puzzled by Pyramids? Join this course to discover archaeological sites across Egypt - we will look at some of the iconic structures and sites, and some which are not so well known. Belmont Community Centre (Durham) Durham LEA Level 2 Shoebridge, Joanne 14
Pre-Teaching Assistants C2523711 - Approved 42 30/01/2018 06/02/2018 2 7 Tue 09:30 This is a compulsory introductory course designed to prepare students for the NCFE L2 Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools course. The course will introduce the themes within the L2 course and prepare students for the work they will be expected to produce. Students will work in groups and on their own to complete tasks and assignments. Students should be looking for a placement within a school as this is a requirement for the L2 course. Student will receive a DBS police check as part of this course. Dean Bank Children's Centre (Ferryhill) Durham LEA Level 2 Bedell, Bethany 14
Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (QCF) L2 C2523713 - Approved 390 06/02/2018 31/07/2018 23 8 Tue 09:30 This course enables students to develop and demonstrate the skills and knowledge required to work or volunteer in an entry-level role within the school workforce. The course directly focuses on supporting the teaching and learning of pupils in primary, secondary or special schools. There is a requirement for assessment in a real work environment so students must have a placement either as a volunteer or as a member of staff in a learning environment. Successful completion of the course will lead to the award of the Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools through NCFE. Ferryhill Leisure Centre Durham LEA Level 2 Bedell, Bethany 184
Horticulture C2523715 - In Progress 144 23/01/2018 10/04/2018 12 4 Tue 10:00 Aimed at adults with learning disabilities. This is a gardening course for you to learn new skills at your own pace. We aim to make gardening activities easy to do and accessible for everyone. Working together with a supportive team, new and experienced gardeners will be able to create the garden you would like to enjoy being involved with. All ideas are welcome, and you will be introduced to a wide range of organic gardening techniques to help you become more confident in the garden. Activities include seed sowing, pricking out seedlings, planting vegetables and flowers, using tools correctly, dealing with pests, gardening for wildlife, recognising weeds from valuable plants, working in a greenhouse. Come and learn how to grow what you want to see in your garden. Peterlee Pathways (Peterlee) Durham LEA Entry 2 Leslie, Howard 48
                           
Creative art C2523740 - Approved 60 17/01/2018 28/03/2018 10 2 Wed 13:00 Aimed at adults with learning disabilities. This course will involve exploring how recycled materials can be used to create 3D items inspired by a trip to the Oriental Museum in Durham. Stanley Pathways (Stanley) Durham LEA Entry 2 Heath, Susanna 20
Creative Art C2523741 - In Progress 60 18/01/2018 29/03/2018 10 2 Thu 10:00 Aimed at adults with learning disabilities. This course will involve exploring how recycled materials can be used to create 3D items inspired by a trip to the Oriental Museum in Durham. Peterlee Pathways (Peterlee) Durham LEA Entry 2 Heath, Susanna 20
Horticulture C2523753 - Approved 72 25/01/2018 12/04/2018 12 2 Thu 10:00 Aimed at adults with learning disabilities. This is a gardening course for you to learn new skills at your own pace. We aim to make gardening activities easy to do and accessible for everyone. Working together with a supportive team, new and experienced gardeners will be able to create the garden you would like to enjoy being involved with. All ideas are welcome, and you will be introduced to a wide range of organic gardening techniques to help you become more confident in the garden. Activities include seed sowing, pricking out seedlings, planting vegetables and flowers, using tools correctly, dealing with pests, gardening for wildlife, recognising weeds from valuable plants, working in a greenhouse. Come and learn how to grow what you want to see in your garden. Spennymoor Pathways (Spennymoor) Durham LEA Entry 2 Leslie, Howard 24
Vertical veg at Alington House C2523783 - Approved   07/02/2018 28/02/2018 2 3 Wed 11:00 Participants will learn about vertical veg growing and design and plan the growing spcae and schedule for the Alington House terrace garden Alington House (Durham) Durham LEA Level 1   6