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GCAE Learning Through Play - Sep

This course is aimed at parents/carers who have young children. The sessions will help parents/carers to explore the value of play with their children. With the online support materials and support of our dedicated tutor, you will have the opportunity to discover some fun activities to do with your children…(more)

Mon, Sep 07, 2020 to Mon, Oct 05 2020
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (2 hours) at Google Classroom
Provided by Leeds City Council

DL AE Getting Ready for School - workpack

This course aims to help parents prepare for their child ' s transition from home and nursery to school. It will identify and explore some of the parenting challenges which occur when a child goes to school and how to overcome them. (more)

Wed, Sep 16, 2020 to Wed, Oct 07 2020
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (2 hours) at Distance Learning Study Packs
Provided by Leeds City Council

Sewing

Learn and build on a range of sewing techniques including a no sew bag, hand sewn decorations and onto using a sewing machine to make and applique a cushion cover. (more)

Wed, Sep 16, 2020 to Wed, Nov 25 2020
1:30 PM to 4:00 PM (3 hours) at Barkston House
Provided by People Matters (West Yorkshire) CIO

Paper Craft

Learn new techniques and develop fine motor skills as you explore with recycled materials to create a wide range of paper craft items including cards, decorations and origami. (more)

Thu, Sep 17, 2020 to Thu, Nov 26 2020
10:30 AM to 1:00 PM (3 hours) at Barkston House
Provided by People Matters (West Yorkshire) CIO

Mosaics & Clay

Learn how to use a range of tools and mediums as you explore and practice techniques to combine mosaics and clay to create a range of items including a coaster, photo frame and plant pot. (more)

Thu, Sep 17, 2020 to Thu, Nov 26 2020
1:30 PM to 4:00 PM (3 hours) at Barkston House
Provided by People Matters (West Yorkshire) CIO

Improving Your Mental Health 1

This course is aimed towards individuals experiencing depression, anxiety and sleep disorders. Delivering a range of therapeutic and educational interventions, supporting learners to use mindfulness techniques, breathing exercises, and guided visualisations, bringing calmness to the mind and improving sleep. (more)

Mon, Sep 28, 2020 to Mon, Oct 26 2020
10:30 AM to 12:30 PM (2 hours) at Recovery Academy
Provided by Humankind

GCSW-Conversations in Art - 512a

In Conversations we will discover different genres of art and arts practice, take virtual walks through exhibitions and galleries both local, national and global and discover for ourselves what art meant to us an individuals as well as learning about the artist's voice.5 sessions - 1 per fortnight. 28/09, 12/10,…(more)

Mon, Sep 28, 2020 to Mon, Nov 30 2020
7:00 PM to 9:30 PM (3 hours) at Google Classroom
Provided by Swarthmore

GCSW-Espaniol En Marcha-429a

This course is an advanced Spanish language course. (more)

Tue, Sep 29, 2020 to Tue, Dec 15 2020
9:30 AM to 12:00 PM (3 hours) at Google Classroom
Provided by Swarthmore

Self Esteem and Compassion

The aim of the course is to improve recovering people's wellbeing, self-esteem, self-awareness, and ability to self-nurture, supporting them to maintain their successful recovery from problematic substance use. Attendees will gain insight into how internal and external factors have influenced their own framework of attitudes towards, and expectations of, themselves. (more)

Fri, Oct 02, 2020 to Fri, Oct 30 2020
10:30 AM to 12:30 PM (2 hours) at Recovery Academy
Provided by Humankind

ESOL Social Conversation

This is an English course for speakers of other languages (ESOL) to improve confidence and develop skills in communicating in social situations. It is open to learners from Entry to Entry 3 level. In this module you will learn how to interact with other people in social situations and participate…(more)

Tue, Sep 08, 2020 to Tue, Oct 20 2020
10:00 AM to 3:30 PM (6 hours) at Retas
Provided by Refugee Education Training Advice Servic

GCLCFirst Steps to Childcare

The course covers the different roles and settings of a childcare worker or teaching assistant. You will need Literacy, Numeracy and ICT skills to meet the standards required for working in a school or a childcare setting. (more)

Mon, Sep 14, 2020 to Mon, Oct 19 2020
12:15 PM to 3:30 PM (3 hours) at Google Classroom
Provided by Leeds City College

GCLCAn introduction to working in Early Years

The course covers the different roles and settings of a childcare worker or teaching assistant. You will need Literacy, Numeracy and ICT skills to meet the standards required for working in an early years setting. (more)

Tue, Sep 15, 2020 to Tue, Oct 06 2020
12:30 PM to 3:45 PM (3 hours) at Google Classroom
Provided by Leeds City College

Game On

This course is all about games, from playing them to making them. This course will let you explore tactics, teamwork, different types of games and what makes a great game. You will then create the very first People Matters game! (more)

Tue, Sep 15, 2020 to Tue, Nov 24 2020
1:30 PM to 4:00 PM (3 hours) at Barkston House
Provided by People Matters (West Yorkshire) CIO

ESOL - Reading for Everyday Life

This is an English Reading course for speakers of other languages (ESOL) to improve confidence and develop basic reading and understanding skills. It is open to any learner from Entry to Entry 3 level. You will learn to read and understand simple texts relevant to everyday life, using basic punctuation…(more)

Fri, Sep 18, 2020 to Fri, Dec 18 2020
9:30 AM to 12:00 PM (3 hours) at Cardigan Centre
Provided by Cardigan Centre

DL AE Learning Outdoors - Oct

Use of the outdoors makes a major contribution to physical and environmental education and enhances many other curriculum areas. It contributes to personal growth and social awareness. Qualities such as a sense of responsibility and a purpose in life are nurtured. The pack we will supply you with contains a…(more)

Mon, Sep 21, 2020 to Mon, Oct 19 2020
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (2 hours) at Distance Learning Study Packs
Provided by Leeds City Council

Creative Storytelling

Explore different ways to tell a story as you create and develop a script, choose how to tell and share it. Will you choose stop-start animation, puppets, comic strips or something different? (more)

Tue, Sep 22, 2020 to Tue, Dec 01 2020
10:30 AM to 1:00 PM (3 hours) at Barkston House
Provided by People Matters (West Yorkshire) CIO

Meditation & Mindfulness

Explore and learn different techniques and activities to help keep you relaxed. Discover a range of simple ideas to increase motivation and promote positive health and wellbeing. (more)

Wed, Sep 23, 2020 to Wed, Dec 02 2020
10:30 AM to 1:00 PM (3 hours) at Barkston House
Provided by People Matters (West Yorkshire) CIO

Welcome to digital skills. Unlocking your potential-202a

This session is an introduction to online learning and will determine the current skill level and enable correct signposting for digital skills next steps. (more)

Tue, Sep 29, 2020 to Tue, Sep 29 2020
12:30 PM to 3:00 PM (3 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

ESOL Essential Grammar for Progression

This is an English course for speakers of other languages (ESOL) designed specifically for new arrivals to help them acquire basic communication skills to help them settle in to their new community. It is suitable for learners who are Pre-Entry/Entry level. It focuses on basic functional and practical skills that…(more)

Mon, Sep 07, 2020 to Mon, Oct 19 2020
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM (3 hours) at Google Classroom
Provided by Refugee Education Training Advice Servic

ESOL Social Conversation

This is an English course for speakers of other languages (ESOL) to improve confidence and develop skills in communicating in social situations. It is open to learners from Entry to Entry 3 level. In this module you will learn how to interact with other people in social situations and participate…(more)

Wed, Sep 09, 2020 to Wed, Oct 21 2020
10:00 AM to 3:30 PM (6 hours) at Retas
Provided by Refugee Education Training Advice Servic

CCGC - Intermediate Garment Making

During this course you will work towards making a unique piece of clothing in negotiation with your tutor using a commercial sewing pattern, this may be a top or trousers. Enhance your dress making skills Produce samples i.e. collar and cuffs Create zips / concealed zips You will work on…(more)

Fri, Sep 11, 2020 to Fri, Dec 11 2020
10:00 AM to 12:15 PM (2 hours) at Google Classroom
Provided by Cardigan Centre

GCLCFirst Steps to working in school

The course covers the different roles and settings of a childcare worker or teaching assistant. You will need Literacy, Numeracy and ICT skills to meet the standards required for working in a school or a childcare setting. (more)

Mon, Sep 14, 2020 to Mon, Oct 19 2020
3:30 PM to 6:45 PM (3 hours) at Google Classroom
Provided by Leeds City College

GCLC An Introduction to Working as a Teaching Assistant

The course covers the different roles and settings of a childcare worker or teaching assistant. You will need Literacy, Numeracy and ICT skills to meet the standards required for working in a school or a childcare setting. (more)

Tue, Sep 15, 2020 to Tue, Oct 06 2020
9:00 AM to 12:15 PM (3 hours) at Google Classroom
Provided by Leeds City College

General Sewing Stage 2 - Term 1 - Tues am

An introduction to sewing which is the craft of fastening or attaching objects using stitches made with a needle and thread (more)

Tue, Sep 15, 2020 to Tue, Dec 08 2020
9:30 AM to 12:00 PM (3 hours) at Deacon House Centre
Provided by Leeds City College

GCLCAn Introduction to Working in Early Years

The course covers the different roles and settings of a childcare worker or teaching assistant. You will need Literacy, Numeracy and ICT skills to meet the standards required for working in a school or a childcare setting. (more)

Tue, Sep 15, 2020 to Tue, Oct 06 2020
12:15 PM to 3:30 PM (3 hours) at Google Classroom
Provided by Leeds City College

Introduction to Garment Making

Introduction to Garment Making During this course you will work towards making a unique garment or dress following a commercial sewing pattern. You will learn to cut fabrics to fit your shape and develop sewing skills. This course is suitable for novice learners; some may have used sewing machines before…(more)

Tue, Sep 15, 2020 to Tue, Dec 15 2020
12:30 PM to 2:45 PM (2 hours) at Cardigan Centre
Provided by Cardigan Centre

GCSW-Spanish Intermediate 1 -426a

This course is aimed at more experienced speakers of Spanish. The course will be set at A2-B1 level. (more)

Tue, Sep 29, 2020 to Tue, Dec 15 2020
1:00 PM to 3:30 PM (3 hours) at Google Classroom
Provided by Swarthmore

GCSW-Learn to Draw-505a

Suitable for beginners and intermediate learner. This course aims to help you become more aware of pencil values, encourages you to observe your subject in more detail focusing on shading and tonal values, textures, layering, perspective and ways to hold your pencil to become a freer and a better mark…(more)

Tue, Sep 29, 2020 to Tue, Dec 15 2020
1:00 PM to 3:30 PM (3 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

ESOL Essential Grammar for Progression

This is an English course for speakers of other languages (ESOL) designed specifically for new arrivals to help them acquire basic communication skills to help them settle in to their new community. It is suitable for learners who are Pre-Entry/Entry level. It focuses on basic functional and practical skills that…(more)

Wed, Sep 09, 2020 to Wed, Oct 21 2020
10:00 AM to 1:00 PM (3 hours) at Google Classroom
Provided by Refugee Education Training Advice Servic

ESOL Essential Grammar for Progression

This is an English course for speakers of other languages (ESOL) designed specifically for new arrivals to help them acquire basic communication skills to help them settle in to their new community. It is suitable for learners who are Pre-Entry/Entry level. It focuses on basic functional and practical skills that…(more)

Wed, Sep 09, 2020 to Wed, Oct 21 2020
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM (3 hours) at Google Classroom
Provided by Refugee Education Training Advice Servic

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