Courses

Ace your Interview

Taught by an experienced presentation coach, this course is for you if you’d like to feel more confident when under pressure – or even in everyday situations. The course includes handshaking “do”s and “don’t”s, effective public speaking, verbal and non-verbal communication (including body language), the language of clothes (projecting the message you want to give others), reflective listening and evaluation and budgeting, grooming, wardrobe maintenance and smart shopping for your work wardrobe.

 

Portraits and Caricatures

Taught by an experienced local artist, this course is for you if you’ve ever wondered how to get a likeness of somebody. Using the handy template, practise drawing different face shapes, features and expressions. Experiment with line drawing and shading effects and learn effective new artistic techniques. Bring in a celebrity photo or photo of a loved one and create a pencil portrait. Undertake a self portrait in charcoal. Add colour with paint or pastel. Choose an abstract or classical style. Learn what to look for and what to leave out of your picture and how to assess and improve your results as you go along. You’ll compile a wonderful book of artwork that you’ve produced in class, which you can add to with the optional homework assignments – something to continue building on long after the course is over, which will bring you a sense of achievement and accomplishment every time you turn the pages.

Get that Job in Customer Service

Working with Job Centre Plus we will be putting on a series of courses designed to help you get back into the workplace giving you some insight into a variety of industries as well as a qualification at the end of the course.

The courses will last for one week and each day will be from 10.00 – 14.00

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

Ace your Interview

Taught by an experienced presentation coach, this course is for you if you’d like to feel more confident when under pressure – or even in everyday situations. The course includes handshaking “do”s and “don’t”s, effective public speaking, verbal and non-verbal communication (including body language), the language of clothes (projecting the message you want to give others), reflective listening and evaluation and budgeting, grooming, wardrobe maintenance and smart shopping for your work wardrobe.

 

Portraits and Caricatures

Taught by an experienced local artist, this course is for you if you’ve ever wondered how to get a likeness of somebody. Using the handy template, practise drawing different face shapes, features and expressions. Experiment with line drawing and shading effects and learn effective new artistic techniques. Bring in a celebrity photo or photo of a loved one and create a pencil portrait. Undertake a self portrait in charcoal. Add colour with paint or pastel. Choose an abstract or classical style. Learn what to look for and what to leave out of your picture and how to assess and improve your results as you go along. You’ll compile a wonderful book of artwork that you’ve produced in class, which you can add to with the optional homework assignments – something to continue building on long after the course is over, which will bring you a sense of achievement and accomplishment every time you turn the pages.

Get that Job in Customer Service

Working with Job Centre Plus we will be putting on a series of courses designed to help you get back into the workplace giving you some insight into a variety of industries as well as a qualification at the end of the course.

The courses will last for one week and each day will be from 10.00 – 14.00

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

Understanding Children and Young Peoples Mental Health

The purpose of this qualification is to increase learner’s knowledge and awareness of children and young people’s mental health.

AAT Advanced Certificate in Bookkeeping L3

This challenging qualification follows on from the Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping and provides students with the skills that they need to work in a variety of bookkeeping and financial accounting roles. The qualification comprises three units: Advanced Bookkeeping, Final Accounts Preparation and Indirect Tax. Upon completion, students are able to apply for the designatory letters ‘AATQB’ to reflect their status as AAT qualified bookkeepers. This qualification is ideal for students who do not feel confident in completing the detailed written English elements contained within the AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting, but who still wish to gain a valuable qualification at Level 3. The course fee includes the first exam sitting of each of the three exams but does not include the fee for student membership of AAT or the cost of any exam resits.

AAT Advanced Certificate in Bookkeeping L3

This challenging qualification follows on from the Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping and provides students with the skills that they need to work in a variety of bookkeeping and financial accounting roles. The qualification comprises three units: Advanced Bookkeeping, Final Accounts Preparation and Indirect Tax. Upon completion, students are able to apply for the designatory letters ‘AATQB’ to reflect their status as AAT qualified bookkeepers. This qualification is ideal for students who do not feel confident in completing the detailed written English elements contained within the AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting, but who still wish to gain a valuable qualification at Level 3. The course fee includes the first exam sitting of each of the three exams but does not include the fee for student membership of AAT or the cost of any exam resits.

Support Work in Schools and colleges – Level 2 Award

It is an introduction to the information and knowledge needed to work in a school 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 optional unit that allows learners to understand how schools are organised.

Understanding Behaviour that Challenges

This qualification is designed to increase learners’ awareness and understanding of behaviour that challenges and its effects.

By completing the qualification, learners will develop in-depth knowledge of behaviour that challenges which could support progression onto other appropriate qualifications and into relevant employment in in education settings, or the social care sector.

ESOL level 1 – Writing

The third term will give you the chance to get a recognised qualification in writing.

English Foundation Skills Level 1/2

This course is designed to help you to develop your English skills and apply them to real life situations. This is the ideal course to do before progressing to higher level Functional Skills qualifications, or another course that requires a good level of English.

Creative Writing Advanced

This class gives more experienced writers the opportunity to develop their writing through discussion and constructive feedback. It is particularly suitable for those working on longer projects such as novels or memoirs. Each week the class will focus on a specific technical issue, and will discuss students’ work in relation to this issue, as well as developing our knowledge by reading published authors. This is an ongoing course focussing on students’ work, which can be joined in the Autumn, Spring or Summer term.

ESOL Entry 2 – Writing

The third term will give you the chance to get a recognised qualification in writing. The Edexcel E2 Writing test will occur during the last week of the term and, if you pass this course, you will receive an Edexcel certificate.

ESOL Entry 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.

Spanish Beginners – Term 3

The main aim of the course is to consolidate prior learning and to build up confidence in speaking. We will deal with new grammar points as they arise but the focus will be on developing conversational skills.

ESOL Entry 3 – Writing

The third term will give you the chance to get a recognised qualification in writing.

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