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If you have further questions about courses running in these areas please contact Angie Campbell E: acampbell@wea.org.uk or Helen Winspear hwinspear@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 Educational Staff Local Authority Activity Level Key Tutor Staff Total Hours
Archaeology: Explore, Encounter, Excavate C2523661 - In Progress 48 15/01/2018 12/03/2018 8 2 Mon 13:30 What did people explore, and what will they find? This course will investigate what motivated people to explore new locations around the world and the archaeological evidence available to support the explorations. In our meetings we will investigate a variety of different archaeological sites from a range of time periods across the globe.  We will discuss some of the archaeological techniques used on the sites, and also the archaeologists involved. Darlington Friends Meeting House (Darlington) Campbell, Angie Darlington  LEA Level 2 Shoebridge, Joanne 16
History: Stuart Society in South Durham C2523663 - In Progress 60 16/01/2018 20/03/2018 10 2 Tue 13:15 The course will look in depth at records of people living and dying in the region around Darlington in the seventeenth century. The basis of the course will be the detailed examination of historical documents relating to individuals and communities and the framework within which they lived and worked. Bondgate Methodist Church (Darlington) Campbell, Angie Darlington  LEA Level 2 Hogg, David 20
German History 1918 - Present Day C2523664 - In Progress 48 16/01/2018 06/03/2018 8 2 Tue 10:30 1919 - The Treaty of Versailess: short and long term effects, aggrieved parties, the Weimar Govt,  successes and why it ultimately failed ; the Rise of Hitler; the traditional and revisionist views of Nazi German and World War 11;  1945 Zero Hour, and Allied Control ' we come as victors, not as liberators.;  the Cold War as it affected West Germany and Berlin ; the reasons for West Germany's rapid post war recovery to become the dominant economci power in Europe ;  Adenhauer and post Adenhauer Germany; succeses and strains ; the fading 'economic miracle';  Ost Politic and reconcilement with Russia; the foundation, nature and collapse of the German Democratic Republic;' a United Germany under  Angela Merkel and present and future economci and social strains . Darlington Friends Meeting House (Darlington) Campbell, Angie Darlington  LEA Level 2 Watson, James 16
Literature: 'Reader I Married Him' C2523665 - In Progress 60 10/01/2018 28/03/2018 10 2 Wed 10:30 Concepts such as what is family, what it means to be a woman, or man, or a wife or a husband, a
daughter or a son have changed over time. Such ideas have been debated philosophically and in art
and literature. This course will examine key texts from the seventeenth to the nineteenth centuries
as they explore these notions and other ideas such as ethical decisions about providing for your
family, parenting, education and society expectation. and choosing between marrying for romantic
love or for parental approval. We will explore plays, poetry, short stories and a selection of novels
including Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe, Evelina by Frances Burney, Lady Susan by Jane Austen, The
Tennant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte and Carmilla by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
Darlington Friends Meeting House (Darlington) Campbell, Angie Darlington  LEA Level 2 Dennis, Chrisy 20
Film Studies: Big Screen Idols C2523666 - Approved 60 11/01/2018 22/03/2018 10 2 Thu 10:45 We will examine films of the 1930s -1950s, in particular, the actors who were known as the Big Screen Idols. Alongside this, we will examine the Hollywood star system, the power wielded by the film moguls and American expectations of its men. Darlington Friends Meeting House (Darlington) Campbell, Angie Darlington  LEA Level 2 Dennis, Chrisy 20
An Art History Miscellany 2 C2523667 - In Progress 60 11/01/2018 15/03/2018 10 2 Thu 13:30 This Art History course presents the basics of understanding and interpretation or 'reading' of paintings and related subjects, illustrated by the works of selected European artists from the later Middle Ages and Renaissance. The topics in art which will be explored, which have an emphasis on the Italian City States, include: Daily Life and Work; Italian Cities; War and Conflict; Italian Statuary and Effigies; and Reformation. The work of artists including Duccio, the Lorenzettis, Uccello, Perugino, Lucas Cranach the Elder and others will be examined and critically discussed by the group, aided by the Tutor. Bondgate Methodist Church (Darlington) Campbell, Angie Darlington  LEA Level 2 Almond, Richard 20

 

Course Title Course Code Standard Fee Start Date Target End Date Sessions Session Hours Activity Session Start Times Activity Description Main Venue Educational Staff Local Authority Activity Level Key Tutor Staff Total Hours
Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools NCFE level 2 C2523258 - Approved 390 11/01/2018 05/07/2018 22 5.5 Thu 09:30 This course is ideal if you want to become a teaching assistant and gain a nationally-recognised qualification. It can also help you begin a career as a learning support assistant or special needs assistant.

The course covers 11 key units which are designed to teach students about the challenges and skills needed in the classroom.  Students will need to complete 50 hours of work experience within a learning environment to complete this NCFE qualification.
Holy Trinity Vicarage (Hartlepool) Campbell, Angie Hartlepool LEA Level 2 Bedell, Bethany 121
Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (QCF) L2 C2523689 - Approved 390 15/01/2018 16/07/2018 22 5.5 Mon 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. Holy Trinity Vicarage (Hartlepool) Campbell, Angie Hartlepool LEA Level 2 Bedell, Bethany 121
Sewing C2523690 - In Progress 36 25/01/2018 01/03/2018 6 2 Thu 18:00 This course is for all levels of experience, we will be doing weekly tasks that we will then incorporate into your own projects, you can make either garments for yourself or your family. Or if you prefer you can make soft furnishings for your home. I've been teaching this course now for 6 years now and we have lovely groups of students who support each other in their own learning journey, come and join us you will learn new skills and be able to refresh old skills St Hild's Church of England School (Hartlepool) Campbell, Angie Hartlepool LEA Level 2 Kaur, Kalwinder 12
Sewing C2523705 - In Progress 36 22/01/2018 26/03/2018 6 2 Thu 18:00 This course is designed to give you the confidence to make clothes or soft furnishings for friends and family. It also gives the more advanced student an opportunity to brush up on their skills. Examples of some previous articles created include: Roman blinds; curtains and cushions. Skills include dress making and tailoring St Hild's Church of England School (Hartlepool) Winspear, Helen Hartlepool LEA Entry 1 Kaur, Kalwinder 12
Sign Language C2523706 - In Progress 54 25/01/2018 29/03/2018 9 2 Thu 18:00 This course will enable you to sign a basic conversation and develop skills and confidence in order to help you to greet a Deaf person.

You will be able to finger spell a full name and the town you live in. You will also practice how to sign about your family; age; pet, and give information about your job, hobbies, food and drink.
St Hild's Church of England School (Hartlepool) Winspear, Helen Hartlepool LEA Entry 3 Johnson, Maria 18
Jewellery Making and Cards C2523707 - Approved 54 29/01/2018 26/03/2018 8 2 Mon 18:00 A fun craft class for learners of all abilities. Each session will involve a new project, from handcrafting gifts and décor for your home, to creating beautiful pieces of jewellery to wear. St Hild's Church of England School (Hartlepool) Winspear, Helen Hartlepool LEA Entry 1 Bean, Nicole 16
Indian Cookery C2523708 - In Progress 36 24/01/2018 28/03/2018 6 2 Wed 18:00 This Indian cookery course will take you step by step through key spice ingredients which can be blended to make fragrant combinations which are the basis of delicious Indian dishes. You will discover the skills of how to make a range of dishes that will impress your family and friends.  You will also gain knowledge of the origins of these Indian spices that are native to certain regions of Asia St Hild's Church of England School (Hartlepool) Winspear, Helen Hartlepool LEA Entry 1 Kaur, Kalwinder 12
Life Skills C2523736 - In Progress 66 10/01/2018 28/03/2018 11 2 Wed 10:00 Aimed at adults with learning disabilities. The topics covered and the activities will be mainly of a practical nature. The course is for anyone who wishes to develope or improve existing life skills and/or who would like help. Grange Road Methodist Church Hall (Hartlepool) Campbell, Angie Hartlepool LEA Entry 3 Lowrey, Joan 22

 

 

 

 

CourseTitle Course Code Standard Fee Start Date Target End Date Sessions Session Hours Activity Session Start Times Activity Description Creche Main Venue Educational Staff Local Authority Activity Level Key Tutor Staff Total Hours
Sign Language Level 1 C2523581 - Approved 60 15/01/2018 26/03/2018 10 2 Mon 09:30 To gain the skills and confidence to sign a conversation with Deaf people, to understand Deaf awareness. To Greet yourself in sign language and give information about your family, with age, your job, what the weather is like, food and drink, pets, and hobbies. YES Tees Valley Women's Centre (Middlesbrough) Winspear, Helen Middlesbrough LEA Level 1 Johnson, Maria 20
                               
Flower Arranging C2523591 - In Progress 60 16/01/2018 27/03/2018 10 2 Tue 12:30 An opportunity for you to get creative and learn a new skill. Learn about conditioning flowers and foliage, cost effective arrangements and make beautiful floral designs. A great opportunity to meet new people and make new friends. A fun friendly class suitable for all. YES Tees Valley Women's Centre (Middlesbrough) Winspear, Helen Middlesbrough LEA Entry 1 McAuley, Joyce 20
Cards and Crafts C2523592 - In Progress 60 16/01/2018 27/03/2018 10 2 Tue 09:30 The class is both informal and a fun way to learn a new skill, or just improve your self confidence whilst producing lovely cards and gifts that will bring joy to family and friends.

We focus on making our own designs and embellishments and the student can adapt the topic to suit their own level of ability. Exchange of design ideas is encouraged, even the New Starter will be able to complete the projects. I provide  the use of tools and the student will be given a list of necessary materials, most of which can be purchased locally and cheaply.
YES Tees Valley Women's Centre (Middlesbrough) Winspear, Helen Middlesbrough LEA Entry 1 Shehata, Carole 20
Creative Knitting and Crochet C2523593 - In Progress 60 16/01/2018 27/03/2018 10 2 Tue 09:30 This course is for those wishing to learn about knitting and crochet techniques. Students will have the opportunity to make their own garment.  We will also be making soft toys for the Tees Valley Women's Centre Creche. YES Tees Valley Women's Centre (Middlesbrough) Winspear, Helen Middlesbrough LEA Entry 1 Hodgson, Janet 20
Cake Baking C2523594 - In Progress 60 16/01/2018 20/03/2018 10 2 Tue 12:30 Learners will use recipes to create a variety of bakes from around the world.  They will use different ingredients, sourced locally where possible, to create the bakes.  Learners will gain knowledge of using kitchen equipment safely, as well as demonstrating basic food hygiene principles in the kitchen YES Tees Valley Women's Centre (Middlesbrough) Winspear, Helen Middlesbrough LEA Entry 1 Golden, Tracy 20
Cake Decorating C2523595 - In Progress 60 16/01/2018 27/03/2018 10 2 Tue 09:30 During this course learners will learn to cover cakes using 3 different types of icing.  They will learn to create two cakes for different occasions which could be Valentines Day; an engagement or a festive Easter cake.  The decoration will include making models from fondant modelling paste, and sugar flowers. YES Tees Valley Women's Centre (Middlesbrough) Winspear, Helen Middlesbrough LEA Entry 1 Golden, Tracy 20
Novelty Cake Decorating C2523596 - In Progress 60 15/01/2018 26/03/2018 10 2 Mon 09:30 During this course learners will create several novelty cakes using different decorating techniques.  These will include colouring fondant icing correctly and making fondant novelty figures from fondant modelling paste. The novelty cakes made in class will be suitable for most occasions YES Tees Valley Women's Centre (Middlesbrough) Winspear, Helen Middlesbrough LEA Entry 1 Golden, Tracy 20
Cake Decorating C2523597 - In Progress 60 15/01/2018 26/03/2018 10 2 Mon 09:30 During this course learners will learn to cover cakes using 3 different types of icing.  They will learn to create two cakes for different occasions which could be Valentines Day; an engagement or a festive Easter cake.  The decoration will include making models from fondant modelling paste, and sugar flowers. YES Tees Valley Women's Centre (Middlesbrough) Winspear, Helen Middlesbrough LEA Entry 1 Golden, Tracy 20
Flower Arranging C2523598 - In Progress 60 18/01/2018 29/03/2018 10 2 Thu 12:30 This course is suitable for anyone who would like to learn basic wiring techniques, handtie designs, floral gift wrapping and presentation. You will have the opportunity to make both traditional and modern designs. YES Tees Valley Women's Centre (Middlesbrough) Winspear, Helen Middlesbrough LEA Entry 1 McAuley, Joyce 20
Cooking Slimming Recipes C2523601 - In Progress 60 17/01/2018 28/03/2018 10 2 Wed 12:30 This course aims to teach you how to make healthy food choices with the aim to lose weight and improve your health and the health of your family. YES Tees Valley Women's Centre (Middlesbrough) Winspear, Helen Middlesbrough LEA Entry 1 Hodgson, Janet 20
Computing Using Word and Publisher C2523602 - In Progress 60 16/01/2018 27/03/2018 10 2 Tue 12:30 How much do you know about desktop publishing? Do you want to learn more about computer aided design, page layout, typography, graphics, prepress, and printing? This course will show you how to create your own documents and improve your computer skills. YES Tees Valley Women's Centre (Middlesbrough) Winspear, Helen Middlesbrough LEA Entry 1 Hodgson, Janet 20
                               
Creatiave Soft Furnishings C2523610 - In Progress 42 17/01/2018 28/03/2018 7 2 Wed 09:30 On this course you will be learning how to make soft furnishings for your home. You will learn  how to pattern match fabrics.  For example, you could make roman blinds, curtains, or cushions. YES Tees Valley Women's Centre (Middlesbrough) Winspear, Helen Middlesbrough LEA Pre-entry Kaur, Kalwinder 14
Dress Making Alteration C2523612 - In Progress 42 17/01/2018 28/03/2018 7 2 Wed 12:30 In a friendly spacious environment, with sewing machines on site, you will be able to learn how to make a garment of your choice, upcycle old clothes or alter existing clothing YES Tees Valley Women's Centre (Middlesbrough) Winspear, Helen Middlesbrough LEA Entry 1 Kaur, Kalwinder 14
Intermediate Sewing C2523613 - In Progress 42 18/01/2018 29/03/2018 7 2 Thu 09:30 This course is for most levels of experience. In conjunction with group activities with fellow students, you will learn a new skill each week. This will enable you to make and complete your own project in class. YES Tees Valley Women's Centre (Middlesbrough) Winspear, Helen Middlesbrough LEA Entry 1 Kaur, Kalwinder 14
Sewing C2523615 - Approved 42 16/01/2018 27/03/2018 7 2 Tue 12:30 This course is designed to give you the confidence to make clothes or soft furnishings for friends and family. It also gives the more advanced student an opportunity to brush up on their skills. Examples of some previous articles created include: Roman blinds; curtains and cushions. Skills include dress making and tailoring
 
YES Tees Valley Women's Centre (Middlesbrough) Winspear, Helen Middlesbrough LEA Entry 1 Kaur, Kalwinder 14
Asian Cookery C2523616 - In Progress 42 12/01/2018 23/02/2018 7 2 Fri 09:30 This Indian cookery course will take you step by step through key spice ingredients which can be blended to make fragrant combinations which are the basis of delicious dishes. You will discover the skills of how to make a range of dishes that will impress your family and friends.  You will also gain knowledge of the origins of these Indian spices that are native to certain regions of Asia YES Tees Valley Women's Centre (Middlesbrough) Winspear, Helen Middlesbrough LEA Entry 1 Kaur, Kalwinder 14
Beginners Sewing C2523617 - In Progress 42 18/01/2018 29/03/2018 7 2 Thu 12:30 This course is for absolute beginners, with no previous knowledge of the subject.  You will be able to develop sewing skills and will be supported to make your own project in class. As part of a supportive group you will learn a new skill each week, such as being able to read a pattern, and undertake sizing and measuring tasks. YES Tees Valley Women's Centre (Middlesbrough) Winspear, Helen Middlesbrough LEA Entry 1 Kaur, Kalwinder 14
Emergency Paediatric First Aid C2523687 - Completed 18 25/01/2018 01/02/2018 2 3 Thu 09:30 This qualification is designed for parents and people caring for children in the absence of their parents. This qualification meets some of the Ofsted requirements for those working in early years settings. NO Easterside Community Hub (Middlesbrough) Winspear, Helen Middlesbrough LEA Level 2 Bell, Steve 6
Flower Arranging C2523703 - Approved 54 22/01/2018 26/03/2018 9 2 Mon 10:00 This is a fun and friendly course where people can make new friends, learn more about the principal elements of flower arranging and learn about how to condition flowers and foliage. You will learn how to create beautiful arrangements for your home, and gifts for your family and friends. NO Easterside Community Hub (Middlesbrough) Winspear, Helen Middlesbrough LEA Entry 1 McAuley, Joyce 18
Sign Language C2523710 - In Progress 66 10/01/2018 28/03/2018 11 2 Wed 18:00 This course will enable you to sign a basic conversation and develop skills and confidence in order to help you to greet a Deaf person. You will be able to finger spell a full name and the town you live in. You will also practice how to sign about your family, the weather and give information about your job, hobbies, food and drink. NO Grove Hill Community Hub (Middlesbrough) Winspear, Helen Middlesbrough LEA Entry 1 Johnson, Maria 22
Flower Arranging C2523714 - In Progress 48 26/01/2018 23/03/2018 8 2 Fri 09:30 Learn how to make flower arrangements in a friendly environment. Develop useful skills such as how to condition flowers and foliage;   make floral gifts for family and friends, and learn how to arrange flowers for your own home using basic wiring techniques. This course is an ideal opportunity to meet new people and make new friends. NO Breckon Hill Community Centre (Middlesbrough) Winspear, Helen Middlesbrough LEA Entry 1 McAuley, Joyce 16
Level 1 Award in British Sign language C2523745 - In Progress 220 17/01/2018 04/07/2018 21 3 Wed 09:30 This course will enable you to take the Level 1 Award in British Sign Language offered by Signature, the leading awarding body for qualifications in Deaf and Deaf blind communication. At the end of the qualification, you will be able to: understand and use a limited range of simple words and sentences in BSL; take part in simple, everyday conversations in BSL; give and follow simple directions or instructions in BSL;  plus give and follow simple familiar statements or descriptions in BSL NO Grove Hill Community Hub (Middlesbrough) Winspear, Helen Middlesbrough LEA Level 1 Johnson, Maria 63
Sewing C2523749 - In Progress 36 22/01/2018 26/03/2018 6 2 Mon 10:00 This course is designed to give the student the confidence to make clothes or soft furnishings for friends or family.
 It is also to help the more advanced student the opportunity to brush up on old skills. In the previous courses students have created many projects e.g. Roman blinds, Curtains, Cushions,Dress making & tailoring.Trouble shooting problems with your sewing machine. Identifying different stiches and where they would be best applied.
NO Abingdon Primary School (Middlesbrough) Winspear, Helen Middlesbrough LEA Level 2 Kaur, Kalwinder 12
Sewing C2523750 - In Progress 36 22/01/2018 26/03/2018 6 2 Mon 13:00


This course is designed to give you the confidence to make clothes for friends and family.  You will have the opportunity to use block patterns to help you adapt patterns or garment sizes. You will learn the different types of fabric and how best to handle them and where they are best suited. Skills include dress making and tailoring
 
NO Abingdon Primary School (Middlesbrough) Winspear, Helen Middlesbrough LEA Level 2 Kaur, Kalwinder 12
Communication Sign Language C2523837 - Approved 66 20/02/2018 15/05/2018 11 2 Tue 10:00

Aimed at adults with learning disabilities. During the course you will learn hints and tips for effective signing and symbol use. You will learn to sign a range of names and words used in everyday situations and how to use them at home and in the community.

 

NO Teesside Ability Support Centre (Middlesbrough) Winspear, Helen Middlesbrough LEA Entry 3 Johnson, Maria 22

 

 

 

Course Title Course Code Standard Fee Start Date Target End Date Sessions Session Hours Activity Session Start Times Activity Description Main Venue Educational Staff Local Authority Activity Level Key Tutor Staff Total Hours
Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (QCF) L2 C2523738 - In Progress 390 19/01/2018 20/07/2018 22 5.5 Fri 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. Tees Valley Women's Centre (Middlesbrough) Campbell, Angie Redcar and Cleveland LEA Level 2 Winspear, Helen 121
Level 1 Award in British Sign language C2523743 - In Progress 220 15/01/2018 09/07/2018 21 3 Mon 09:30 This course will enable you to take the Level 1 Award in British Sign Language offered by Signature, the leading awarding body for qualifications in Deaf and Deaf blind communication. At the end of the qualification, you will be able to: understand and use a limited range of simple words and sentences in BSL; take part in simple, everyday conversations in BSL; give and follow simple directions or instructions in BSL;  plus give and follow simple familiar statements or descriptions in BSL Tees Valley Women's Centre (Middlesbrough) Winspear, Helen Redcar and Cleveland LEA Level 1 Johnson, Maria 63
Level 1 Award in British Sign language C2523744 - In Progress 220 16/01/2018 03/07/2018 21 3 Tue 12:30 This course will enable you to take the Level 1 Award in British Sign Language offered by Signature, the leading awarding body for qualifications in Deaf and Deaf blind communication. At the end of the qualification, you will be able to: understand and use a limited range of simple words and sentences in BSL; take part in simple, everyday conversations in BSL; give and follow simple directions or instructions in BSL;  plus give and follow simple familiar statements or descriptions in BSL Tees Valley Women's Centre (Middlesbrough) Winspear, Helen Redcar and Cleveland LEA Level 1 Johnson, Maria 63