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Abstract painting workshop

Posted on: 11 September 2018

You will be introduced to a range of fun and original techniques. You will be exploring markmaking and colour. More

Art and craft matters

Posted on: 11 September 2018

Have fun learning art skills! Learn to use lots of different materials, techniques and equipment in a friendly and supportive environment More

Book-binding and Print-making for all

Posted on: 11 September 2018

By the end of the each session you will have learned or practiced a number of bookbinding or printmaking techniques. Although the studio group is focused on individuals working on their own projects with technical… More

Ceramics

Posted on: 11 September 2018

You will be learning slab building, coiling, casting and throwing techniques. Applying glazes and slips. More

Chapters & plots

Posted on: 24 October 2018

You will discuss various scenarios which bring about unusual circumstances and events; expanding on them in order to deepen your plot. Meanwhile, your character(s) will come to the fore, being involved, possibly beyond control or… More

Christmas craft matters

Posted on: 11 September 2018

The course will create wonderful Christmas art and craft activities. More

Christmas stained glass

Posted on: 24 October 2018

Design and create a Christmas stained glass decoration. More

Computing for beginners

Posted on: 24 October 2018

Learners will gain practical skills in IT including- • Using the Internet • Using email • Increase confidence in using a computer This is a small class with lots of support throughout the sessions. More

Creative writing

Posted on: 11 September 2018

You will work in groups and pairs to help develop and progress your ideas. Using planning devices, you will help structure thoughts & ideas to build the basis for your story. Attention to detail will… More

CA Creative writing

Posted on: 11 September 2018

You will work in groups and pairs to help develop and progress your ideas. Using planning devices, you will help structure thoughts & ideas to build the basis for your story. Attention to detail will… More

Creative writing workshop

Posted on: 11 September 2018

You will work in groups and pairs to help develop and progress your ideas. Using planning devices, you will help structure thoughts & ideas to build the basis for your story. Attention to detail will… More

Drawing skills

Posted on: 11 September 2018

You will learn about still life drawing, composition, proportion, linear and atmospheric perspective, measurement, the pencil as a drawing aid. More

English and maths matters

Posted on: 11 September 2018

The course will cover a variety of literacy, numeracy and ICT topics. These could include the early stages of reading and writing, working with numbers involved in everyday situations and using ICT. Units covered will… More

English GCSE

Posted on: 11 September 2018

You will develop your skills in understanding, analysing and interpreting a variety of texts.  Developing the ability to communicate clearly, accurately and effectively when writing.  Learning how to use a wide variety of vocabulary, and… More

CA-ESOL: English for speakers of other languages

Posted on: 11 September 2018

You will practise simple conversations in English. You will listen for information. You will read and write simple texts. You will learn a lot of new words. You will practise pronunciation. You will learn through… More

ESOL: Mixed ability

Posted on: 11 September 2018

The course covers:   speaking and listening  reading and writing  vocabulary  punctuation and grammar  The skills will be taught through a variety of engaging activities, such as role-plays, group discussions, online interactive exercises, language games and… More

ESOL: Mixed ability

Posted on: 11 September 2018

The course covers:   speaking and listening  reading and writing  vocabulary  punctuation and grammar  The skills will be taught through a variety of engaging activities, such as role-plays, group discussions, online interactive exercises, language games and… More

CA ESOL: Telephone Communication

Posted on: 24 October 2018

You will be learning the language which you can use when: – phoning for information – arranging appointments – leaving messages – making bookings and purchases on the phone You will develop strategies to help… More

Every day English: join at any time

Posted on: 11 September 2018

Courses cover different levels and include the skills of communication, reading and writing used in everyday situations such as * contributing to formal discussion of ideas and opinions * interpreting meaning in sentences * planning… More

Felt Christmas decorations

Posted on: 24 October 2018

French: Complete Beginners

Posted on: 11 September 2018

This 8 week French Beginners course will teach you how to exchange information in simple everyday situations. You will learn how to: * Request and understand information about restaurant and bar visits, travel, accommodation and… More

How to relax and perform well in exams

Posted on: 24 October 2018

In this 2 hour introductory workshop, you will learn – • Several different easy & practical Relaxation and Mindfulness exercises, all using a combination of the senses, body and breath • How you can take… More

How to relax and perform well in exams

Posted on: 24 October 2018

In this 2 hour introductory workshop, you will learn – • Several different easy & practical Relaxation and Mindfulness exercises, all using a combination of the senses, body and breath • How you can take… More

How to relax and perform well in exams

Posted on: 24 October 2018

In this 2 hour introductory workshop, you will learn – • Several different easy & practical Relaxation and Mindfulness exercises, all using a combination of the senses, body and breath • How you can take… More

Improve your English: join at any time

Posted on: 11 September 2018

Courses cover different levels and include the skills of communication, reading and writing used in everyday situations such as * contributing to formal discussion of ideas and opinions * interpreting meaning in sentences * planning… More

Improve your English: join at any time

Posted on: 11 September 2018

Courses cover different levels and include the skills of communication, reading and writing used in everyday situations such as * contributing to formal discussion of ideas and opinions * interpreting meaning in sentences * planning… More

Improve your English: join at any time

Posted on: 11 September 2018

Courses cover different levels and include the skills of communication, reading and writing used in everyday situations such as * contributing to formal discussion of ideas and opinions * interpreting meaning in sentences * planning… More

Improve your maths: join at any time

Posted on: 11 September 2018

Courses cover different levels and include – • Numbers and their use in everyday problems • Use of mathematical notation • Simple equations and graphs • Shape and space • Symmetry • Area and Volume… More

Improve your maths: join at any time

Posted on: 11 September 2018

Courses cover different levels and include – • Numbers and their use in everyday problems • Use of mathematical notation • Simple equations and graphs • Shape and space • Symmetry • Area and Volume… More

Improve your maths: join at any time

Posted on: 11 September 2018

Courses cover different levels and include – • Numbers and their use in everyday problems • Use of mathematical notation • Simple equations and graphs • Shape and space • Symmetry • Area and Volume… More

Improve your maths: join at any time

Posted on: 11 September 2018

Courses cover different levels and include – • Numbers and their use in everyday problems • Use of mathematical notation • Simple equations and graphs • Shape and space • Symmetry • Area and Volume… More

Improve your maths: join at any time

Posted on: 11 September 2018

Courses cover different levels and include – • Numbers and their use in everyday problems • Use of mathematical notation • Simple equations and graphs • Shape and space • Symmetry • Area and Volume… More

ITQ for jobseekers

Posted on: 11 September 2018

The ITQ1 qualification has three components: Using the internet, and two Microsoft Office applications; Word (word processing) and Excel (spreadsheets). You will create a portfolio using these three components from exercises derived from your ITQ1… More

Paper clay and Christmas craft

Posted on: 24 October 2018

Paper clay Christmas decorations

Posted on: 24 October 2018

Pottery for beginners

Posted on: 11 September 2018

Preparing clay, using different forming techniques. Applying textures, slips, oxides and glaze finishes. Being given practical demonstrations. Having opportunity to discuss ideas with the tutor and other members of the group. More

Quilted Christmas Tree Decorations workshop

Posted on: 24 October 2018

You will be using die cutting machines to cut felt to make stars and hearts. These will be sewn together and stuffed with wadding to make a unique tree decoration More

Reading and writing skills (Entry level – join at any time)

Posted on: 11 September 2018

This course really does start from scratch where learners have not yet learnt how to read and write. The tutor will discuss your learning aims with you. You will take part in a range of… More

CA – Relaxation and wellbeing

Posted on: 11 September 2018

In this session you will learn what Mindfulness is and how to practice it in your daily life to help you to, for example: • Increase awareness of the ‘autopilot’ within all of us and… More

Spanish: Absolute beginners

Posted on: 11 September 2018

This 8 week Spanish Beginners course will teach you how to exchange information in simple everyday situations. You will learn how to: * Request and understand information about restaurant and bar visits, travel, accommodation and… More

Spanish: Conversation (advanced)

Posted on: 11 September 2018

The focus will be on oral communication (speaking and listening) although reading and writing will also be included. The course will be conducted predominantly in the foreign language. You will study grammar in more detail… More

French: Improvers 2

Posted on: 11 September 2018

The focus will be on oral communication (speaking and listening) although reading and writing will also be included. The course will be conducted in Spanish, as far as possible. You will study grammar in more… More

CA-Spanish: Intermediate

Posted on: 11 September 2018

The focus will be on oral communication (speaking and listening) although reading and writing will also be included. The course will be conducted predominantly in the foreign language. You will study grammar in more detail… More

Starting your book

Posted on: 24 October 2018

You will work individually & with partners, discussing various scenarios which incorporate everyday characters in unusual situations. Develop your characters by introducing twists and turns to show how your character learns (or not!) from mistakes… More

Study Skills: How to develop techniques for success in learning

Posted on: 24 October 2018

Learning a variety of methods to effectively enhance your studying and revising skills. Develop study skills strategies. Find varied approaches to revising. Discover ways to reduce exam anxiety. More

Study Skills: How to develop techniques for success in learning

Posted on: 24 October 2018

Learning a variety of methods to effectively enhance your studying and revising skills. Develop study skills strategies. Find varied approaches to revising. Discover ways to reduce exam anxiety. More

Study Skills: How to develop techniques for success in learning

Posted on: 24 October 2018

Learning a variety of methods to effectively enhance your studying and revising skills. Develop study skills strategies. Find varied approaches to revising. Discover ways to reduce exam anxiety. More

Study Skills: How to develop techniques for success in learning

Posted on: 24 October 2018

Learning a variety of methods to effectively enhance your studying and revising skills. Develop study skills strategies. Find varied approaches to revising. Discover ways to reduce exam anxiety. More

CA – Volunteering – Learn New Skills

Posted on: 24 October 2018

This FREE course will enable you to achieve an Entry 2 award in Skills for Employment whilst getting practical experience through volunteering. You will cover Communicating with others at work; Health & Safety in the… More