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Writing Books for Children

Thinking back on the books we read as children, what was it about these gems that whisked us away and sparked our imaginations? Students will take a leap through each stage of children's writing and reading, from picture books to YA. They will come out the other side with a portfolio of writing material and the beginning if not a whole novel to take away.

  • Study level: Not applicable
  • Duration of training: 10 Weeks
  • Study mode: Part time
Bookkeeping - IAB Level 1 Award (RQF)

This course is an introduction to Bookkeeping whether you have little or no experience.  Enhance your job prospects, open doors to new opportunities or you may be self employed and need to keep financial records for your business.

  • Study level: Beginner
  • Duration of training: 13 Weeks
  • Study mode: Part time
Watercolour - Further Skills

This course is ideal for those who have previously attended a watercolour class or worked in watercolour independently. It will enable the learner to further develop their skill in using this exacting medium by honing techniques such as washes, wet-on-wet and dry-brush, and increasing knowledge of colour mixing and composition.

  • Study level: Not applicable
  • Duration of training: 10 Weeks
  • Study mode: Part time
Writing Fiction

Looking at different genres, for example crime, fantasy, horror etc. students will have a chance to write a variety of styles and take a step out of their comfort zones.

  • Study level: Not applicable
  • Duration of training: 10 Weeks
  • Study mode: Part time
British Sign Language - Introduction to

The aim of the course is to learn how to communicate with the hard of hearing, deaf or deafened people using visual language. This unitised qualification is recognised by the Council of the Advancement of Communication with Deaf People.

  • Study level: Beginner
  • Duration of training: 15 Weeks
  • Study mode: Part time
Watercolour - Further Skills

This course is ideal for those who have previously attended a watercolour class or worked in watercolour independently. It will enable the learner to further develop their skill in using this exacting medium by honing techniques such as washes, wet-on-wet and dry-brush, and increasing knowledge of colour mixing and composition.

  • Study level: Not applicable
  • Duration of training: 10 Weeks
  • Study mode: Part time
French Improvers

Learners will expand, and improve upon, their previously acquired existing linguistic skills, enabling them to communicate in everyday situations. Topics covered include Talking About Yourself and Others, Family, Jobs, Ordering Food and Drink in Restaurants, Giving Compliments and Making Complaints (all contexts), Dealing with Emergencies, Talking About the Weather, Further Shopping, Medical Issues and Parts of the Body, Travelling by Car, Planning Holidays and Events, Tourist Information.

  • Study level: Not applicable
  • Duration of training: 10 Weeks
  • Study mode: Part time
Italian Beginners

An introduction to the language and culture of the country. Learners will acquire the confidence to communicate in basic everyday situations.

  • Study level: Not applicable
  • Duration of training: 10 Weeks
  • Study mode: Part time
Get The Best From Your Apple Mac

Have you bought an Apple Mac and are struggling? Do you want to make sure you are getting the best from your Mac laptop? If so this is the course for you. Bring along your MacBook and you will be surprised what your device can do.

  • Study level: Not applicable
  • Duration of training: 3 Weeks
  • Study mode: Part time
Simply Sugarflowers For Spring

This course is ideal for those with some experience of Sugarcraft and using flower paste and wish to develop their knowledge and skills further in making sugar flowers. On this course we will be making a selection of spring flowers from the following list ? Primroses, Violets, Iris, Bulrush, Narcissi, Pussy Willow, Snowdrops, Ranunculus, Anemone, Cherry Blossom, Freesia, Camellia, Magnolia, Eucalyptus, Ruscus and Calla Lily.

  • Study level: Not applicable
  • Duration of training: 6 Weeks
  • Study mode: Part time
Accounting - IAB Level 1 Award in Computerised Accounting for Business

This course is an introduction to Sage Accounting. Enhance your job prospects and learn this popular computer program learning double entry principles alongside setting up a computerised accounting system and processing routine transactions and generate reports.

  • Study level: Beginner
  • Duration of training: 16 Weeks
  • Study mode: Part time
Curtain Making - Beginners

This course is ideal for those wishing to learn how to make beautiful and unique soft furnishings. A sample sized pencil pleat curtain will be made which will include all the techniques required to make full sized curtains.

  • Study level: Not applicable
  • Duration of training: 4 Weeks
  • Study mode: Part time
Get The Best From Your Apple Mac

Have you bought an Apple Mac and are struggling? Do you want to make sure you are getting the best from your Mac laptop? If so this is the course for you. Bring along your MacBook and you will be surprised what your device can do.

  • Study level: Not applicable
  • Duration of training: 3 Weeks
  • Study mode: Part time
Italian Beginners

An introduction to the language and culture of the country. Learners will acquire the confidence to communicate in basic everyday situations.

  • Study level: Not applicable
  • Duration of training: 10 Weeks
  • Study mode: Part time
Stained Glass - Copper foil Sun Catcher Workshop

To learn some basic stained glass techniques such as copper foiling, cutting glass and soldering and use these to create colourful and unique decorations.

  • Study level: Not applicable
  • Duration of training: 1 day
  • Study mode: Part time
Learn to Knit

This workshop is perfect for the complete beginner wanting to learn how to knit or for someone who needs to refresh those long forgotten skills and get knitting again.

  • Study level: Not applicable
  • Duration of training: 1 day
  • Study mode: Part time
Floristry - Balloon Artistry

This workshop will teach you to design simple balloon arrangements such as an arch, a column, a fountain and a table centre. You will be using both helium and ordinary balloons.

  • Study level: Not applicable
  • Duration of training: 1 day
  • Study mode: Part time
French Beginners

An introduction to the language and culture of the country. Learners will acquire the confidence to communicate in basic everyday situations.

  • Study level: Not applicable
  • Duration of training: 10 Weeks
  • Study mode: Part time
Woodcarving Improvers

New learners will be taught the basics of woodcarving, the correct way to hold tools and the thought processes needed to visualise a design. Inspiration will be gained from books and by using the Internet, as well as looking at the work of established carvers.

  • Study level: Not applicable
  • Duration of training: 10 Weeks
  • Study mode: Part time
Floristry - Spring Arrangements

This course is ideal for beginners in floristry and flower arrangement and those who have a little experience but wish to extend their knowledge of the craft. You will learn how to create bouquets and floral arrangements using seasonal spring flowers.

  • Study level: Not applicable
  • Duration of training: 5 Weeks
  • Study mode: Part time
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