South Tyneside

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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
Painting and Drawing C2523498 - In Progress 66 09/01/2018 20/03/2018 11 2 Tue 10:00 The course will give you the ability to produce your very own masterpiece in brush techniques that are easy to learn and fun. You will be given the skills to apply realistic appearance to your paintings as in painting landscapes to look like a true representation and be visually pleasing. Brinkburn Community Association (South Shields) South Tyneside LEA Level 1 Hodgson, Graham 22
Exploring Watercolours C2523499 - In Progress 66 10/01/2018 21/03/2018 11 2 Wed 13:00 An exciting and inspirational course designed for beginners as well as for the most versatile painter.  The Tutor will demonstrate step by step, that is, a range of Watercolour painting techniques and skills, will help guide and inspire students to meet the challenge!  Explore various wash skills for example; wet into wet, graded wash, variegated wash, light, medium and dark washes.  Create tonal contrast to enhance washes.  Create tonal contrast to enhance a simple 3D study.  Explore colour mixing skills, learn how to identify cool and warn colours.  Learn how to create a colour theme to complement and enhance a topic.  Develop a personalised style to complement a range of Watercolour Landscapes and Still Life topics.  Independently plan, design, develop, complete and present a personalised Watercolour Landscape/Still Life painting to presentation standard. Brinkburn Community Association (South Shields) South Tyneside LEA Level 2 Milburn, Joyce 22
Creative Writing C2523500 - In Progress 60 16/01/2018 27/03/2018 10 2 Tue 10:30 Want to write? Get inspired and develop your skills on this friendly and supportive creative writing course. Suitable for beginners and those with previous writing experience. South Shields Museum and Art Gallery (South Shields) South Tyneside LEA Level 2 Quinn, Amanda 20
Politics and You C2523501 - Approved 60 18/01/2018 29/03/2018 10 2 Thu 13:00 The course will examine the political events from week to week through the analysis of the news via newspapers, tv and radio and a range of social media during the first half of the session .After a coffee break, each week will be linked to a theme to explore in greater depth eg the future of regional devolution, the state of play on Brexit, political developments in the USA. The classes are largely discussion based around inputs from the tutor and debates can become lively but educative occasions! South Shields Museum and Art Gallery (South Shields) South Tyneside LEA Level 2 Grady, Malcolm 20
Essential Skills for Work C2523502 - In Progress 66 15/01/2018 26/03/2018 11 2 Mon 10:00 This course is designed to help students to communicate successfully. Integrated skills lessons are full of different types of activities (pair and group work activities, brainstorming, open discussions and others) to maximise your opportunities for practising the language in class and outside the class. The course covers the following topics: Get Started, Can you tell me the way?, Newspapers and their content, Talking about the News, Crime, Weather Reports, Interviews, E-mails and Letters, Talking about the Past, Time. Movement and Speed. The course has a strong focus on developing your conversational skills, covering the areas of grammar, vocabulary, reading, writing and listening appropriate to the level and improving your job skills alongside. CREST (South Shields) South Tyneside LEA Entry 3 Zhadeyko, Marina 22
Using Computers for Beginners C2523503 - In Progress 66 08/01/2018 26/03/2018 11 2 Mon 12:30 Learn basic computer skills or develop new IT skills in a relaxed and friendly class.  This course is specifically designed for students that are new to computers, or want to gain confidence in using a computer. The course covers topics such as using the keyboard and mouse, using Microsoft Word for typing documents, setting up email accounts to send and receive emails. CREST (South Shields) South Tyneside LEA Entry 3 Scott, Kate 22
Improve Your Job Skills C2523504 - In Progress 66 16/01/2018 27/03/2018 11 2 Tue 09:30 This course is designed to help students to communicate successfully. Integrated skills lessons are full of different types of activities (pair and group work activities, brainstorming, open discussions and others) to maximise your opportunities for practising the language in class and outside the class. The course covers the following topics: Get started, Move your body, Feeling ill, A healthy lifestyle, Getting around, Directions, Home sweet home, Free time and leisure, Friends and Neighbours, Looking for work, Holiday. The course has a strong focus on developing your conversational skills, covering the areas of grammar, vocabulary, reading, writing and listening appropriate to the level. CREST (South Shields) South Tyneside LEA Entry 3 Zhadeyko, Marina 22
Prepare for Work C2523505 - In Progress 66 16/01/2018 27/03/2018 11 2 Tue 12:00 This course is designed to help students to communicate successfully. Integrated skills lessons are full of different types of activities (pair and group work activities, brainstorming, open discussions and others) to maximise your opportunities for practising the language in class and outside the class. The course covers the following topics: Get Started, Family, Problems at home, Chalet Girl, Happy Birthday, Sports and Leisure, We can do it, Requests and offers, In a restaurant, Here and Now, Working Life. The course has a strong focus on developing your conversational skills, covering the areas of grammar, vocabulary, reading, writing and listening appropriate to the level and improving your job skills alongside. CREST (South Shields) South Tyneside LEA Entry 3 Zhadeyko, Marina 22
Developing Computer Skills for Job Search C2523506 - In Progress 30 10/01/2018 07/02/2018 5 2 Wed 09:30 Do you struggle with Job Search?  Do you want to learn how to refine your job search skills and understand job search jargon in a relaxing friendly learning environment?  We can help you to make the most of your job search in our friendly and well supported course. CREST (South Shields) South Tyneside LEA Entry 3 Scott, Kate 10
Sewing for Beginners C2523507 - In Progress 66 11/01/2018 29/03/2018 11 2 Thu 09:30 This is the perfect sewing course for you if you are a beginner and new to sewing and wishing to learn basic skills in sewing and dress making. Step by step support from the tutor, will be available during the whole course and you are encouraged to learn at your own pace.  The class is very friendly, safe and supportive and is the perfect environment to learn new skills. CREST (South Shields) South Tyneside LEA Level 1 Maqbool, Anila 22
Essential Skills for Work C2523508 - In Progress 66 18/01/2018 29/03/2018 11 2 Thu 12:30 This course is designed to help students to communicate successfully. Integrated skills lessons are full of different types of activities (pair and group work activities, brainstorming, open discussions and others) to maximise your opportunities for practising the language in class and outside the class. The course covers the following topics: Get Started, Daily Routine, You are what you eat, Getting there, Rush Hour, Problems, Past, Where were you?, A New Job, Time for a Change, A Good Holiday. The course has a strong focus on developing your conversational skills, covering the areas of grammar, vocabulary, reading, writing and listening appropriate to the level and improving your job skills alongside. CREST (South Shields) South Tyneside LEA Entry 3 Zhadeyko, Marina 22
SOSA C2523525 - In Progress 49.5 08/01/2018 19/03/2018 11 1.5 Mon 10:00 Learn a variety of  dance routines from rock and roll, rumba, waltz, disco, salsa, tango, etc.  Understand the terminology of arm and hand techniques, body styling and foot movements.  Low impact, high energy aerobic exercise in a fun packed relaxed atmosphere. You will be guided through the key steps before dancing each routine, so you'll start learning and developing your technique right away. WHIST (South Shields) South Tyneside LEA Level 1 Wright, Teresa 16.5
Pilates C2523527 - In Progress 49.5 08/01/2018 19/03/2018 11 1.5 Mon 13:30 Pilates aims to strengthen the body in an even way, with particular emphasis on core strength to improve general fitness and wellbeing. Pilates exercises are done on a mat.  The course will work at all levels and help improve fitness, wellbeing and relaxation. WHIST (South Shields) South Tyneside LEA Level 1 Maidment, Caroline 16.5
Exercise to Music C2523528 - In Progress 49.5 09/01/2018 20/03/2018 11 1.5 Tue 09:45 A fun low or high impact exercise course to music to improve wellbeing.  Warm up exercises, aerobic activity to help strengthen body and endurance followed by cool down activities.  No experience necessary and you can work at your own level. WHIST (South Shields) South Tyneside LEA Level 1 Maidment, Caroline 16.5
Aerobics C2523530 - In Progress 49.5 09/01/2018 20/03/2018 11 1.5 Tue 11:15 Exercises to music mat work weights bands .learrning how to get fit and knowledge of improving health and wellbeing whilst having fun This course is designed to help anyone who wants to learn aerobics and improve health and wellbeing in a fun way through exercises to music, mat work, weights and bands.  You will understand the benefits of aerobic exercise. WHIST (South Shields) South Tyneside LEA Level 1 Maidment, Caroline 16.5
Salsacise C2523531 - In Progress 49.5 11/01/2018 22/03/2018 11 1.5 Thu 10:00 If you want something different to a regular exercise class, then join our Salsacise class where you'll have so much fun you won't even know that you're working out. Get fit, have fun, tone up and feel great. The music is great and the steps are simple enough to pick up. WHIST (South Shields) South Tyneside LEA Level 1 Maidment, Caroline 16.5
The Winter Garden C2523533 - In Progress 66 11/01/2018 29/03/2018 11 2 Thu 10:00 This course is for those wishing to learn how to prepare the garden for the change in season. We will begin with basic gardening skills, such as weeding, digging and potting. We will learn how to plan for the season ahead and learn about plants suitable for the spring. WHIST (South Shields) South Tyneside LEA Level 1 Hodgson, Janet 22
Tai Chi Progression C2523534 - In Progress 45 11/01/2018 22/03/2018 10 1.5 Thu 11:15 This course supports learners to develop their use of Tai Chi Qigong.  The theory is applied that correlates the emotional and mental well-being with the physical movements.  Learners will improve their breathing and visualisation techniques. WHIST (South Shields) South Tyneside LEA Level 2 Day, Rosamund 15
Yoga C2523536 - In Progress 49.5 11/01/2018 22/03/2018 11 1.5 Thu 14:00 Listening to your body and working within your capabilities, you will be guided through the development of the breath.  The latter will be the primary tool, which will enable you to practise a range of standing, seated and lying Yoga postures, with modifications where appropriate, culminating with relaxation and thus the enhancement of your personal well-being.




 
WHIST (South Shields) South Tyneside LEA Level 1 Uttridge, Patricia 16.5
Tai Chi for Beginners C2523538 - In Progress 45 12/01/2018 23/03/2018 10 1.5 Fri 10:00 This course supports learners to develop their use of Tai Chi Qigong.  The theory is applied that correlates the emotional and mental well-being with the physical movements.  Learner with improve their breathing and visualation techniques. WHIST (South Shields) South Tyneside LEA Level 1 Day, Rosamund 15
Stage Management and Drama Production C2523540 - In Progress 138 19/01/2018 20/07/2018 23 2 Fri 10:00 Through Drama  Production, learners have the opportunity to be creative and experience inspiration and enjoyment. Creating, designing and exploring all aspects of stage managment. Improving confidence, communication skills, organisation skills. Learners will have the opportunity to work together as a stage crew to stage manage a live production. WHIST (South Shields) South Tyneside LEA Level 2 Ness, Kelly 46
Massage Therapies C2523541 - In Progress 60 12/01/2018 16/03/2018 10 2 Fri 10:00 The course looks in depth at Indian Head Massage and Swedish Massage, teaching you about the history, benefits and effects of each type of therapy, and when to use it. The course will also cover anatomy and physiology, with regards to the structure and functions of the skin, bones and muscles, blood flow and lymphatic drainage. You will learn how to use a range of techniques effectively to perform an effective massage treatment. Differing types of oils that can be used during a massage are explained, including the benefits of each. You will also learn how the massage balances the body, mind and spirit as it relaxes the muscles, realigns the joints, improves blood and energy flow throughout the body and eliminates toxins. This course provides you with the opportunity to practice and develop the techniques giving you the skills to perform both the Indian Head Massage and Swedish Massage. WHIST (South Shields) South Tyneside LEA Level 1 Henzell-Hill, Carolyn 20
Circle Dancing C2523542 - In Progress 45 12/01/2018 23/03/2018 10 1.5 Fri 11:30 You will start with basic dance steps, gradually building a repertoire of dances.   Instructions are repeated until dancers can competently dance without any prompts.   Circle Dances reflect the cultural background of their origins, thus giving you an opportunity to explore our world heritage. WHIST (South Shields) South Tyneside LEA Level 1 Day, Rosamund 15
Drama C2523543 - In Progress 138 19/01/2018 20/07/2018 23 2 Fri 13:00 Through drama, 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. WHIST (South Shields) South Tyneside LEA Level 2 Ness, Kelly 46
Local History of south Shields C2523556 - Approved 54 15/01/2018 26/03/2018 9 2 Mon 13:45 The course will examine the local history of South Tyneside and the North East through a range of artworks held in the South Shields Museum and Art Gallery and the wider Tyne and Wear Museums Service. It will also explore the local architecture of buildings in the area through paintings, photographs and site visits. One of the main outcomes is to work toward curating an exhibition of paintings for a public exhibition later in the year. South Shields Museum and Art Gallery (South Shields) South Tyneside LEA Level 2 Grady, Malcolm 18
Everyday English for Life and Work C2523557 - In Progress 60 17/01/2018 21/03/2018 10 2 Wed 09:30 This course is designed to help students to communicate successfully. Integrated skills lessons are full of different types of activities (pair and group work activities, brainstorming, open discussions and others) to maximise your opportunities for practising the language in class and outside the class. The course covers the following topics: Get Started, Problems, problems, What's different?, A good match, A secret life, Bad Habits, You are what you eat, How to feed your kids, Applying for a job, Working life. The course has a strong focus on developing your conversational skills, covering the areas of grammar, vocabulary, reading, writing and listening appropriate to the level and improving your job skills alongside. All Saints Childrens Centre (South Shields) South Tyneside LEA Entry 3 Zhadeyko, Marina 20
Creative Crafts C2523559 - In Progress 60 17/01/2018 21/03/2018 10 2 Wed 12:00 Do you want to learn to knit, crochet or sew? Would you like to make your own clothes, toys or furnishings? Join this course and try out different crafts and develop your skills in a friendly and social class.  You can work on your own individual project or undertake a group project which when completed will be donated to the local community. Talbot Road Methodist Church (South Shields) South Tyneside LEA Level 2 Wylie, Janet 20
Woodwork for Women C2523566 - In Progress 66 11/01/2018 22/03/2018 11 2 Thu 10:00 Do something different, learn new skills and change old attitudes, this course encourages students to choose a project, design & construct it, after learning how to use tools and improve techniques in a helpful, friendly atmosphere with attention to Health & Safety at all times.

Students comment that learning in a co-operative working group, where differences are respected and equality matters, make this course a valuable 'social occasion.'

Many students make things for the garden, storage solutions for the home, or items related to other interests which cannot be bought, or aren't available in the right size.
Chuter Ede Community Association (South Shields) South Tyneside LEA Level 2 Benson, Ann 22
Indian Cooking C2523568 - In Progress 66 11/01/2018 22/03/2018 11 2 Thu 17:00 This course is designed to help you make authentic Indian dishes on your own using the fresh ingredients available. You'll be taught the use of Indian spices, their health benefits and different uses of spices. You'll be incouraged into discussion how to make changes  and choose healthier ingredients for a dish in a very friendly environment. Bilton Hall Community Trust (Jarrow) South Tyneside LEA Level 2 Maqbool, Anila 22
Creative Crafts C2523569 - In Progress 60 19/01/2018 23/03/2018 10 2 Fri 12:00 Do you want to learn to knit, crochet or sew? Would you like to make your own clothes, toys or furnishings? Join this course and try out different crafts and develop your skills in a friendly and sociable class. You can work on your own individual project or undertake a group project which when completed will be donated to the local community.
 
Talbot Road Methodist Church (South Shields) South Tyneside LEA Level 2 Wylie, Janet 20
Creative Crafts C2523570 - Approved 60 08/01/2018 02/04/2018 10 2 Mon 10:00 This fun and social course is suitable for all abilities - no experience necessary at all.  This term will include paper making techniques, book binding and shabori silk stich resist. Action Station (Formerly known as Boldon Lane Reso (South Shields) South Tyneside LEA Level 1 Finlay, Claire 20
Fun With Words! C2523571 - In Progress 60 08/01/2018 19/03/2018 10 2 Mon 10:30 This is a course designed to improve your confidence using the English language in a variety of fun activities.   It is unlike your typical English course.  Students will work in small  groups or on their own, using practical activities to encourage learning and develop confidence. Action Station (Formerly known as Boldon Lane Reso (South Shields) South Tyneside LEA Entry 3 Davis, Pamela 20
Fun with Numbers! C2523572 - In Progress 60 08/01/2018 19/03/2018 10 2 Mon 13:00 This is a course designed to improve your confidence using numbers in a variety of fun activities to chase away the fears of maths from school days! It is unlike your typical maths course. Students will work in small groups or on their own, using practical activities to encourage learning and develop confidence. Action Station (Formerly known as Boldon Lane Reso (South Shields) South Tyneside LEA Entry 3 Davis, Pamela 20
Creative Digital Photography C2523573 - In Progress 60 09/01/2018 20/03/2018 10 2 Tue 10:00 Want to take your camera off automatic and explore the options?  Learn new techniques to improve your picture taking? Join this friendly and supportive class and learn how to improve your skills and techniques to improve your photographs and be able to save your images and find them, be able to display or show your pictures to others and tell a story with your images. Action Station (Formerly known as Boldon Lane Reso (South Shields) South Tyneside LEA Level 1 Scott, Kate 20
Into Work with Numbers C2523574 - In Progress 60 09/01/2018 20/03/2018 10 2 Tue 13:00 This course is perfect if you want to improve your reading, writing and numeracy skills.  Using real life /job related situations to practice/learn and develop English and Maths skills in a relaxed, friendly and supportive learning environment. Action Station (Formerly known as Boldon Lane Reso (South Shields) South Tyneside LEA Entry 3 Scott, Kate 20
Jewellery Making C2523586 - Approved 60 10/01/2018 21/03/2018 10 2 Wed 13:00 This fun and sociable course is for learners of all abilities - no experience is necessary.  You will be shown basic jewellery making skills as well as learning or developing new techniques.  Learners will be shown wire weaving, basic seed beading and macramé.  Learners will be shown how to add Shobori silk into their jewellery design. Action Station (Formerly known as Boldon Lane Reso (South Shields) South Tyneside LEA Level 1 Finlay, Claire 20
Keep Yourself Safe in the Modern World of Technology C2523588 - In Progress 60 10/01/2018 21/03/2018 10 2 Wed 13:00 Gain confidence in keeping yourself and others safe while using modern technology. Understand the younger generation's fixation with social media and know how you can help to protect them by applying safety measure and awareness. Action Station (Formerly known as Boldon Lane Reso (South Shields) South Tyneside LEA Level 1 Scott, Kate 20
Beginners IT C2523589 - In Progress 60 11/01/2018 22/03/2018 10 2 Thu 10:00 A friendly course in a community centre where you can begin to explore, learn and use basic computer skills and jargon.  Develop transferable skills that you can use in various types of software e.g. Word, PowerPoint and Email. Work on your own individual personal project or share your learning in small, friendly and supportive groups. Action Station (Formerly known as Boldon Lane Reso (South Shields) South Tyneside LEA Level 1 Scott, Kate 20
Using Various Technologies C2523590 - In Progress 60 12/01/2018 23/03/2018 10 2 Fri 13:00 Join this friendly course exploring the possibilities of technology that we have at hand everyday of our lives. Working on projects using collaboration, research and presentation skills to share your finds. Action Station (Formerly known as Boldon Lane Reso (South Shields) South Tyneside LEA Level 1 Scott, Kate 20
Sewing for Beginners C2523670 - In Progress 66 12/01/2018 23/03/2018 11 2 Fri 09:30 This is the perfect sewing course for you if you are a beginner and new to sewing and wishing to learn basic skills in sewing and dress making. Step by step support from your tutor, will be available during the whole course and you are encouraged to learn at your own pace.  The class is very friendly, safe and supportive and is the perfect environment to learn new skills. CREST (South Shields) South Tyneside LEA Entry 3 Maqbool, Anila 22
Creative Crafts C2523671 - Approved 30 24/01/2018 07/03/2018 5 2 Wed 17:00 Join us for this NEW craft course in a friendly and supportive environment.  Tutor, Claire, will help you develop new crafting skills including making beautiful handmade paper, the basics of jewellery making and a simple needle felting project.  No experience necessary - just bring your enthusiasm.  All materials will be provided. Bilton Hall Community Trust (Jarrow) South Tyneside LEA Level 1 Finlay, Claire 10
How to Write a Good Business Plan C2523691 - In Progress 18 22/01/2018 29/01/2018 2 3 Mon 10:00 The course will enable participants to follow the business strategic planning cycle of Goals - where do we want to go?,Desired Outcomes - How do we get there?,Measures & Targets , Strategies - How do we measure success?,Results - How do we do and how can we improve? through delivery of the below  four core modules:



1. What is a business plan?

2. Why a business plan is needed?

3. How to understand individual  business market place and customers.

4. How to carry out  business financial planning.
 
WHIST (South Shields) South Tyneside LEA Level 2 Machaya, Shamiso 6

Here is a short film about our Woodwork for Women course which runs in South Shields