Courses

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.

AAT Accounting Level 1

This qualification will enable you to gain an overview of the world of accounting and finance as well as developing the fundamental numeracy and literacy skills which are essential should you subsequently decide to study for the Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping.

AAT Accounting Level 1

This qualification will enable you to gain an overview of the world of accounting and finance as well as developing the fundamental numeracy and literacy skills which are essential should you subsequently decide to study for the Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping.

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.

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 – beginners

Have you always wanted to write but never been able to find the time? Is there a story you want to tell? This course will help you to start putting pen to paper, and build your confidence as you begin to explore your imagination by writing creatively. In the Autumn term we’ll explore some of the key issues relating to writing creatively, including writing from life and using your imagination.

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.

Natural Facelift Massage

Based on the principles of Ayurveda this massage focuses on stimulating the pressure points on the face. After a scalp infusion of warm oils, you will use a be-spoke blend of face oils on the face to create a glowing complexion and ease stress and tension from the facial muscles. You will also look at skin types, skin conditions and vitamins and minerals essential for good skin care.

The Art of Sugarcraft

Join this course and have fun whilst learning a new lifelong skill to be proud of.  This is an exciting course which enables you to learn how to make beautiful flowers, foliage and other decorations to turn your cakes into works of art.  Each term we make different flowers and foliage and explore different ways to display them.  If you have a particular flower you wish to make and the rest of the group agree we will try accommodate this.

Autumn Term 2019:

  • Gerbera flowers; Freesia flowers; Jasmine Flowers and  Appropriate leaves
  • A Christmas decoration in time allows
  • How to Marzipan and Ice a Cake – Optional

ESOL Entry 1 – Speaking and Listening

Whether you want to find a job or just talk with people around you, our ESOL courses will give you the reading, writing, and speaking and listening skills you need. You will develop your confidence and skills at your own speed in lively and friendly classes and the first term will give you the chance to get a recognised qualification in speaking and listening.

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

Digital Photo Editing for Beginners

The course is ideal for anyone who has undertaken the DSLR photography courses 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.

Learn SEO Search Engine Optimisation

The workshop will cover important and useful SEO (search engine optimisation) activities that can be done by business owners who have websites. The course is for business owners who have websites and company employees who hold a marketing or IT role and are responsible for their company website.

ESOL level 2 – Speaking and Listening

The first term will give you the chance to get a recognised qualification in speaking and listening.

ESOL Entry 3 – Speaking and Listening

Whether you want to find a job or just talk with people around you, our ESOL courses will give you the reading, writing, speaking and listening skills yo need. You will develop your confidence and skills at your own speed in lively and friendly classes and the first term will give you the chance to get a recognised qualification in speaking and listening.

ESOL Entry 2 – Speaking and Listening

Whether you want to find a job or just talk with people around you, our ESOL courses will give you the reading, writing, speaking and listening skills you need. You will develop your confidence and skills at your own speed in lively and friendly classes and give you the chance to get a recognised qualification.

Counselling Skills – Level 1

Course members will explore the use of interpersonal skills in the helping relationship including the importance of empathy and respect. Verbal and non-verbal communication skills will also be developed as well as an understanding of boundaries and confidentiality.

Make Your Own Christmas Wreaths

Come along and make unique Christmas wreaths to impress your friends and give away as gifts. You will learn how to make three different styles of wreath using textiles, haberdashery, beads and natural materials. Wreath frames will be supplied at cost price.

Counselling Level 2 – Helping Skills

The qualification gives learners the opportunity to investigate the knowledge and skills needed to use counselling skills and engage in a helping interaction, appropriately. Topics covered: using counselling skills; introduction to counselling skills theories; diversity and ethics in the use of counselling skills; and counselling skills and personal development.

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.

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