Courses

Spanish Advanced – Term 3

During this term we will be looking at past tenses in greater detail. We will use the preterito indefinido to learn about famous figures in Spanish history, sport and cinema. We will revise regular and irregular verbs. We will also practice the preterito perfecto to talk about past experiences, and will learn about the different uses of the two past tenses. 

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.

Pilates and Relaxation Techniques

A perfect course if you wish to condition your body and mind. It includes a beneficial relaxation section in the final stages of each session. Pilates teaches awareness and control of the body. This body awareness is taught through a number of principles: postural symmetry; corsetting; control and flow of movement; strength, and relaxation and breathing. This type of exercise is suitable for everyone. It is particularly safe and effective for those with back problems and is often recommended by osteopaths and chiropractors.

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 on line visibility.

Tai Chi for beginners

This is an opportunity to get a taste of the main course for FREE. You will enjoy a mix of fun activities which we hope will fire up your enthusiasm.

You will be able to enrol on the main 'parent' course at the end of your taster session with a £5 discount! (offer lasts 24hrs)

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 5 weeks 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.

Computing for all

In the first 5 weeks 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.

Yoga Hatha Flow

Students will learn basic yoga asanas (postures) and pranayamas (breathing techniques) and some meditation in a safe and non-competitive environment.

Spanish Conversation – Term 3

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. Further topics can be planned according to the needs and interests of individual students.

Spanish Improvers – Term 3

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 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.

Boxercise

This is a perfect course if you wish to boost your confidence and gaining benefits such as: stress relief, endurance for the heart, better circulation system and conditioning your body and mind.

Energizing Bootcamp

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 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.

Creative Writing – Intermediate

A class where more experienced writers can share their work and develop their skills in a supportive atmosphere. Students are welcome to work on longer projects, or to engage with the weekly writing tasks. Learners will share their writing and discuss strengths and areas for development in their own and other group members work.
The Summer term will focus on exploring techniques used by published writers. All classes will involve sharing and discussing learners’ own writing.

Creative Writing – beginners

In the Summer you will continue to build your confidence as a writer, and will learn by looking at published authors’ writing. You’ll share your work in a supportive, encouraging atmosphere, and will use discussion to develop your work

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