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Level 3 Community Interpreting

This is a 90 hour course (66 contact hours and 24 guided learning hours) which is suitable for people who are bilingual in both spoken and written English and another language, and who wish to obtain a Level 3 Ascentis accredited Certificate in Community Interpreting. It is suitable for those who have an interest in working as a community interpreter, or those who have undertaken some work in this area and wish to develop their skills and increase their chances of employment.

  • Study level: Advanced
  • Duration of training: 11 weeks
  • Study mode: Part time day
Fun With Flowers & Floristry

A fantastic way to experience floristry first hand and can really help kick-start your newfound love of such a beautiful blooming hobby! The course is perfect if you are having a go at floral arranging for the first time or even if you have experienced it before. Each session will enable you to create something new and beautiful, building your confidence and skills in a fun and relaxed environment where you can enjoy being creative with flowers.

  • Study level: Not applicable
  • Duration of training: 10 weeks
  • Study mode: Part time evening
  • Timetable: Tuesday
Seasonal Cookery

This is a practical course, with learners preparing both sweet and savoury recipes using food which is in season in the UK at this time of year. This results in getting the maximum flavour and nutritional value at the cheapest price, as well as the knowledge that the food is locally produced (as far as possible), and hasn’t spent months flying across the world, wrapped in plastic, or been stored for weeks using chemicals to avoid spoilage.

  • Study level: Not applicable
  • Duration of training: 2 weeks
  • Study mode: Part time day
Discover Photography

This course is suitable for people who are new to photography, have a camera but not sure what all of the buttons and dials do. Learn why light is the most important aspect of photography.

  • Study level: Not applicable
  • Duration of training: 14 weeks
  • Study mode: Part time day
  • Timetable: Thursday
Sew & Renew 1

This course is suitable for beginner sewers and those with experience wishing to develop new skills and innovative ways of applying techniques. You will build up your confidence in up-cycling fabrics and hand and machine sewing techniques such as traditional and 3D appliqué .

  • Study level: Not applicable
  • Duration of training: 10 weeks
  • Study mode: Part time evening
  • Timetable: Tuesday
Aromatherapy Massage Course

This course is suitable as a follow on from the ‘aromatherapy herbs and plants workshop, or anyone interested in learning the basic principles of aromatherapy massage and as a ’ therapy’ with oils to use at home with family and friends or as a taster for ongoing courses in bodywork. It is also suitable for anyone who may wish to develop or refresh their current skills.

  • Study level: Not applicable
  • Duration of training: 4 weeks
  • Study mode: Part time evening
Advanced Calligraphy

The course will study and compare the work of two twentieth century calligraphers, Rudolf Koch and Hans Joachim Burgert, and the energetic scripts they developed. Styles will be used singly and together to provide contrast and drama.

  • Study level: Advanced
  • Duration of training: 24 weeks
  • Study mode: Part time day
  • Timetable: Friday
ESOL Pre-Entry (C)

ESOL Pre-Entry (C) - (ESOL01)

  • Study level: Beginner
  • Duration of training: Different durations are available for this course
  • Study mode: Part time day
  • Timetable: Monday | Wednesday
Easter Baking & Decorating

On this five week course we will be preparing and decorating a selection of baked items traditional at this time of year. With classics such as Easter biscuits and hot cross buns, we will also look at traditional Easter dishes from other countries, as well as preparing some fondant decorations to complete an Easter cake on the final session.

  • Study level: Not applicable
  • Duration of training: 4 weeks
  • Study mode: Part time day
  • Timetable: Tuesday
Bilingual Teaching Assistants

This is a 21 hour taught course which is suitable for people who are bilingual in English and another language, and are interested in supporting bilingual children in schools, using the shared language to help them access the curriculum and to promote English language development. The course will provide learners with the opportunity to increase their chances of employment, particularly as the Ethnic Diversity Service regularly recruits bilingual assistants to support its work in schools.

  • Study level: Not applicable
  • Duration of training: 6 weeks
  • Study mode: Part time day
  • Timetable: Wednesday
Basic Soft Furnishings For The Home

This course is an excellent starting point for anyone interested in all aspects of soft furnishings. Using a combination of learning by instruction, demonstration from the tutor and hands on practical experience, you will create your own pieces for various technique.

  • Study level: Beginner
  • Duration of training: 5 weeks
  • Study mode: Part time day
  • Timetable: Thursday
Sew & Renew 2

This course is suitable for beginner sewers and those with experience wishing to develop new skills and innovative ways of applying techniques. This course is also suitable for those who completed the first Sew and Renew course.

  • Study level: Not applicable
  • Duration of training: 9 weeks
  • Study mode: Part time evening
  • Timetable: Tuesday
Aromatherapy Facial Course

This short course is suitable as a continuation from an introductory workshop, or aromatherapy course but complete beginners can benefit, anyone interested in learning the basic principles and routine of facial massage using natural products to use at home with family and friends or as a ‘taster’ for on-going courses in bodywork. Through demonstration and practical work you be able to analyse skin types, make a mask, become familiar with the language of massage and anatomy, receive and carry out some massage techniques for the face scalp neck and shoulders with shiatsu pressures.

  • Study level: Not applicable
  • Duration of training: 4 weeks
  • Study mode: Part time evening
Bilingual Teaching Assistants

This is a 21 hour taught course which is suitable for people who are bilingual in English and another language, and are interested in supporting bilingual children in schools, using the shared language to help them access the curriculum and to promote English language development. The course will provide learners with the opportunity to increase their chances of employment, particularly as the Ethnic Diversity Service regularly recruits bilingual assistants to support its work in schools.

  • Study level: Not applicable
  • Duration of training: 7 weeks
  • Study mode: Part time day
  • Timetable: Wednesday
Beginners Italic

This course is aimed primarily at absolute beginners, but learners with a little experience who wish to try this style for the first time may also be accommodated. The course will concentrate on understanding materials and the acquisition of basic techniques.

  • Study level: Beginner
  • Duration of training: 24 weeks
  • Study mode: Part time day
  • Timetable: Friday
Learn How To Manage Stress Course

To manage stress first we need to understand it and know the difference between stress and anxiety. This short course is suitable for anyone with ongoing stress or those who want to prevent it.

  • Study level: Not applicable
  • Duration of training: 4 weeks
  • Study mode: Part time evening
  • Timetable: Tuesday
IT Level 2

The qualification provides intermediate level skills and knowledge that could lead to further education in IT or related areas, as well as underpinning other educational sectors. It can offer those moving into employment or progression into other job roles the confidence to work effectively with ICT and deal with tasks that are straightforward or routine.

  • Study level: Intermediate
  • Duration of training: Different durations are available for this course
  • Study mode: Part time day
  • Timetable: Wednesday
Supporting Teaching & Learning Level 3

This is an accredited course for the QCF CACHE Level 3 Diploma for Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools. It has a value of 44 QCF credits and leaners will need to show competence in knowledge and skills and thus will require a placement of 10-15 hours per week minimum.

  • Study level: Advanced
  • Duration of training: 63 weeks
  • Study mode: Part time evening
  • Timetable: Thursday
Arts & Crafts - Design & Make

During the course you will explore Contemporary craft techniques, applique, patchwork and textile manipulation. Draw and design from a still life studio set-up to produce an original Idea to make a textile piece.

  • Study level: Not applicable
  • Duration of training: 6 weeks
  • Study mode: Part time day
Learn To Relax Workshop

This 1-day workshop is suitable for anyone that would benefit from learning how to achieve a calmer, less stressful life with more control. It will introduce you to a variety of Relaxation and Meditation techniques for you to explore, introducing Mindfulness as one of the main pathways to calm Through demonstration and practical work you will learn how to relax the body physically and mentally to improve sleep, increase energy and boost confidence Positive steps to a more relaxed you.

  • Study level: Not applicable
  • Duration of training: 1 day
  • Study mode: Full time
  • Timetable: Friday
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