Courses

Access to Social Science

This course is essential for students wishing to move on to Social Science related Higher Education courses including degrees in Social Work, Teaching, Psychology, Sociology and Criminology. Students are given full support to apply for a university place

AAT Certificate in Bookkeeping Level 2

This qualification will enable you to develop a wide range of key bookkeeping skills that are highly valued by employers. You will study two units, Bookkeeping Transactions and Bookkeeping Controls and will take an examination at the end of each unit.
AAT registration fees and exam fees for the first sitting of each exam are included in the course fee. Any exam resit fees are not included.
You will need to have good levels of spoken and written English and high level of numeracy. Experience of working in a finance environment is useful, but not essential.

Spanish Intermediate – Term 3

During this term the lessons will be via internet. We will use Google Meet and we will complement the different sessions with feedbacks via email, phone calls (to discuss any possible queries that may arise) and to set homework. Moodle will be populated with resources every week (presentations and activities). WhatssApp / Skype / Google.meet / Zoom calls will be encouraged (unsupervised by the tutor). Class discussion, group activities and games, written tasks, reading and listening activities. During this term we will study how to tell/ narrate stories contrasting the Pluperfect and the Preterite in Spanish. We will talk about our free time: television, cinema, theater and internet, with special emphasis on social networks and new technologies. We will be looking at food preferences and healthy eating habits, and the use of the impersonal "SE". We will talk every week about current affairs in class.

Art – Out and About Sketching/Watercolour

A virtual sketch around Brighton. We will be visiting places around Brighton from our houses. For the 2 hour session I will post images of for example Brighton Pavilion and you are welcome to share your photos on the groups whatsApp site and then during the 2 hours I will contact everyone individually and in small groups to discuss projects and techniques. On the whats app group you will share your drawings, paintings and I will be able to give you advise and help to make changes to the sketch and painting. Though we are not outside this is the next best thing of sketching in a safe environment.

I hope to set up a zoom meeting for the break so we can all talk to each other.

Art – Out and About Sketching/Watercolour

Virtual sketching around Brighton. 

We will be visiting places around Brighton from our houses. For the 2 hour session I will post images of for example Brighton Pavilion and you are welcome to share your photos on the groups whatsApp site and then during the 2 hours I will contact everyone individually and in small groups to discuss projects and techniques. On the whats app group you will share your drawings, paintings and I will be able to give you advise and help make changes to the sketch and painting. Though we are not outside this is the next best thing of sketching in a safe environment.

 

Spanish Advanced – Term 3

During this term the lessons will be via internet. We will use Google Meet and we will complement the different sessions with feedbacks via email, phone calls (to discuss any possible queries that may arise) and to set homework. We will be looking at some social habits and customs and at some of the differences between English and Spanish societies. We will study the spoken language more deeply, including very common expressions of Modern Spanish to broaden our linguistic competence, paying special attention on how to organize the ideas we want to express in our speech. We will talk about geography, ecology, the world of money and payment methods. We will go deeper into the relative sentences (the subjunctive in these sentences) and we will learn computer jargon and mobile language. We will be looking at past tenses in greater detail to talk about past experiences. We will learn about famous figures in Spanish history, sport and cinema. We will revise regular and irregular verbs.

Spanish Beginners

During the Summer Term, you will learn: to talk about your daily routine; ask and say the time; talk about what you do in your free time; how to buy items at a market (weights and measures); how to shop for everyday items; how to describe and buy clothes; how to describe someone’s character and appearance; regular verbs in the present tense; colours, and definite and indefinite articles.

ESOL Level 1 -Writing

The third term will give you the chance to get a recognised qualification in writing. You will receive an Edexcel certificate if you pass the course.

Social Media

Learn how to use social media channels effectively to raise your online visibility.

Digital Confidence Builder

Developing basic IT skills and gaining confidence in using a computer, laptop or mobile phone to create and share documents, navigate the internet, send email and manage a Universal Credit claim.

Computing for all

In the first half of the course we will work with you to build your confidence and skills, whatever your starting point.  In the second half of the course you will work on a project brief designed to develop the skills you have told us you want to develop so you have the opportunity to practice and quickly learn the skills you need.

Spanish Conversation – Term 3

During this term the lessons will be via internet. We will use Google Meet and we will complement the different sessions with feedbacks via email, phone calls (to discuss any possible queries that may arise) and to set homework. Moodle will be populated with resources every week (presentations and activities). During this course we will build on prior knowledge and will put on to practice language learned previously. We will use a variety of tenses to talk about issues of personal and cultural interest, such as family, hobbies, holidays abroad, plans for the future or current affairs. Further topics can be planned according to the needs and interests of individual students.

Spanish Improvers – Term 3

During this term the lessons will be via internet. We will use Google Meet and we will complement the different sessions with feedbacks via email, phone calls (to discuss any possible queries that may arise) and to set homework. Moodle will be populated with resources every week (presentations and activities). During this term you will learn about: talking about the past: what you did yesterday, last week etc., biographies: talking about your life; describing other people’s lives, the preterite (simple past) tense: regular and irregular verbs, parts of the body: saying what hurts, describing symptoms, making suggestions and giving advice, DOLER: me duele/me duelen, asking and saying what someone has done today/this week/this month etc., the present perfect tense: regular and irregular verbs, reporting lost property; saying where and when you lost something, describing personal property: material, size, colour, the imperfect tense: regular and irregular verbs and possessive adjectives: mi, tu, su, etc

Spanish Beginners – Term 3

During this term the lessons will be via internet. We will use Google Meet and we will complement the different sessions with feedbacks via email, phone calls (to discuss any possible queries that may arise) and to set homework. Moodle will be populated with resources every week (presentations and activities). During the Summer Term, you will learn: to talk about your daily routine; ask and say the time; talk about what you do in your free time; how to buy items at a market (weights and measures); how to shop for everyday items; how to describe and buy clothes; how to describe someone’s character and appearance; regular verbs in the present tense; colours, and definite and indefinite articles.

Understanding Specific Learning Difficulties including Autism

Having a learning difficulty means that people find it harder to learn certain skills. As this affects around 15% of people, it is important for those working in healthcare, social care and education to have knowledge of different learning difficulties. The purpose of this qualification is to equip learners with knowledge of a range of specific learning difficulties, such as  Autism, ADHD, dyslexia and dyscalculia. The course is aimed at learners looking to improve their understanding and awareness of the below key topics, especially those working in healthcare, social care and education.

In door exercise class for the over 50s

  • This could be your entry level class that is designed for improving strength and balance. 
  • We’ll use resistance bands, light dumbbells and a mat. (If not able to get the listed props other alternatives are available which the tutor will explain).
  •  Applicants can perform this type of class seated or standing.

 

Energizing Bootcamp in your own home

An ideal course for all those aiming to lose weight, tone up the body and gaining more energy for the everyday life.

Digital Photo Editing for Beginners

The course is ideal for anyone who has undertaken the DSLR photography course but is also open to any keen photographer.  The course covers the basic use of software to make the most of the photographs you have made.  You will learn a wide range of the features of Photoshop and the workshop will take a lot of the fear and confusion out of editing.

Creative Writing for all

Creative Writing for All is a friendly and encouraging course for both beginner and experienced writers. The course will be delivered as a weekly two hour video conference. You’ll learn how to create and bring characters to life, write vivid descriptions and craft compelling plots. You’ll do writing exercises to engage your imagination and stretch your creative muscles, read and discuss published writers in order to learn what makes good writing, and you’ll also share your own writing by reading it aloud to the group to help you understand its strengths and areas you can improve in a supportive atmosphere. Come and get creative!

Support Work in Schools and colleges – Level 2 Award

An introduction to the information and knowledge needed to work in a school or college environment which can apply to the many varied roles that full and part-time support staff may fulfil including: administrative roles, site support roles, technical roles and volunteers, as well as those roles that work directly with children and young people. It provides initial training and induction for those new in post and includes one mandatory safeguarding unit.  This course will be delivered through distance learning with weekly sessions supported by innovative, interactive educational content to support learners to learn and gain a valuable qualification during this challenging time.  You will be fully supported by the course tutor through online video tutorials and regular email feedback.

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