Courses

Drawing for beginners

This course is suitable for all levels. We believe that everyone can draw. Whether you're just starting out or have done a little drawing and want a reminder of the basics. We will help you develop your skills and potential. You will get the chance to express your creativity, experiment with different mediums and develop your drawing techniques in a fun and supportive environment.

Creative Writing Taster

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 £10 discount! (offer lasts 24hrs)

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.

English Functional Skills Level 1/2 City and Guilds

This course is designed to help you to develop your English skills in order to achieve a Functional Skills qualification at Level 1 or Level 2. These qualifications are needed for many jobs, apprenticeships and university courses. You will study modules in reading, writing and speaking and listening and you will take formal assessments in all 3 components. This is an ideal course to do before progressing to GCSE English. Entry requirements: completion of Foundation Skills English or by college based assessment.

English Foundation Skills Level 1/2

You will develop skills in reading, writing and speaking and listening, along with study skills you need to succeed in your further studies. You will also develop your confidence and employability skills to improve your work prospects to find work in the future. Students who successfully complete this course may progress onto Functional Skills in the Spring term. A good level of spoken English is required.
Entry is by college based assessment. Learners who are not ready for this programme will be referred to other programmes.

English Foundation Skills Level 1/2

You will develop skills in reading, writing and speaking and listening, along with study skills you need to succeed in your further studies. You will also develop your confidence and employability skills to improve your work prospects to find work in the future. Students who successfully complete this course may progress onto Functional Skills in the Spring term. A good level of spoken English is required.
Entry is by college based assessment. Learners who are not ready for this programme will be referred to other programmes.

AAT Certificate in Accounting Level 3

This challenging qualification follows on from the AAT Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping and will enable you to develop a wide range of detailed accounting skills that are highly valued by employers.
You will study five units covering a wide range of technical subject areas including advanced bookkeeping, final accounts preparation, cost and management accounting, VAT, using spreadsheet software and professional ethics for accountants.
Exam fees for the first sitting of each exam are included in the course fee. AAT registration fees and any exam resit fees are not included.
You will need to have excellent levels of spoken and written English and very high levels of numeracy. You should also be able to use Microsoft Excel, at least to a basic level. Experience of working in a finance environment is highly desirable, although not essential.

Diploma in Supporting Teaching and Learning Level 3

This qualification provides learners with an in-depth understanding of the knowledge and skills needed when working directly with children and young people in school and college environments. It covers all aspects of specialist support including planning; delivering and reviewing assessment strategies to support learning alongside the teacher; bilingual support; special needs support; and personal development and reflective practice.

English GCSE AQA

You will respond imaginatively to a range of stimulating material. Lively discussion on a range of subjects with the opportunity to improve written, oral and reading skills to use language creatively and effectively

English GCSE AQA

You will respond imaginatively to a range of stimulating material. Lively discussion on a range of subjects with the opportunity to improve written, oral and reading skills to use language creatively and effectively

Teaching Assistant Level 4 Practitioner in Schools

This new qualification is the first at Level 4 for Teaching Assistants. Developing a L4 qualification for those people who want to progress their careers in the field of teaching and learning support.

Diploma in Supporting Teaching and Learning Level 3

This qualification provides learners with an in-depth understanding of the knowledge and skills needed when working directly with children and young people in school and college environments. It covers all aspects of specialist support including planning; delivering and reviewing assessment strategies to support learning alongside the teacher; bilingual support; special needs support; and personal development and reflective practice.

Diploma in Supporting Teaching and Learning Level 3

This qualification provides learners with an in-depth understanding of the knowledge and skills needed when working directly with children and young people in school and college environments. It covers all aspects of specialist support including planning; delivering and reviewing assessment strategies to support learning alongside the teacher; bilingual support; special needs support; and personal development and reflective practice.

British Sign Language Level 3

This course is suitable for those who already have achieved British Sign Language Level 2 and wish to gain a higher level of understanding of BSL grammar, linguistics and of Deaf culture and community. *There will be 6 Saturday workshops during the course

Access to Health Studies and Social Care

This course is essential for students wishing to move on to Health related Higher Education courses including degrees Nursing; Midwifery; Paramedic Science; Adult Social Care; Sport and Exercise Sciences. Students are given full support to apply for a university place

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

Access to Health Studies and Social Care

This course is essential for students wishing to move on to Health related Higher Education courses including degrees Nursing; Midwifery; Paramedic Science; Adult Social Care; Sport and Exercise Sciences. Students are given full support to apply for a university place

Residential Childcare L3 Diploma

This qualification will develop the knowledge and skills needed when working with children and  young people in a residential childcare setting, including an understanding of child and young  person development.

This qualifaction is required by Ofsted for all working in the sector.

 

Leadership and Management for Residential Childcare L5

This qualification provides the skills and knowledge needed to manage practice and lead others in residential childcare settings for children and young people. The qualification enables the learner to gain essential skills and knowledge for leading in a residential childcare setting, including: leading and managing a team, leading and managing group living, leading practice to support children and young people, implementing policies and procedures.
It also offers the learner the opportunity to cover optional topics which are particularly suited to specific residential childcare and respite care settings. Advanced Learner Loan available

Early Years Educator

The Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator) prepares learners to become Early Years Educators, enabling them to work with and care for children from birth to 5 years and gain knowledge of children aged 5 to 7 years. Upon achievement of this qualification it is intended that learners will be able to enter the workforce as Early Years Educators. Learners will need to be working, volunteering or on a practical placement as an important part of the assessment process involves evaluating skills in real working situations.

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