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Active Families - Farnley CC

An exciting, fun course for parents and children living in the area to join in a range of indoor and outdoor activities. (more)

Wed, Aug 01, 2018 to Wed, Aug 22 2018
10:00 AM to 2:30 PM (5 hours) at Farnley Childrens Centre
Provided by Leeds City Council

Job Club

Support to help your search for paid or unpaid work in a small group. (more)

Fri, Aug 03, 2018 to Fri, Aug 31 2018
10:30 AM to 1:30 PM (3 hours) at Barkston House
Provided by People Matters (Leeds) CIC

(ACL) Digital Literacy - Universal Credit - The Point

A first step course for those that have limited or no IT Skills. The course will cover the basics of getting on-line and will cover digital langauge and practical skills to get on line. The course is ideal for those wanting to prepare to claim Universal (more)

Mon, Aug 06, 2018 to Mon, Sep 03 2018
9:30 AM to 3:00 PM (6 hours) at Beeston Centre
Provided by Leeds City College

(ACL) Positive Work Skills

This course is a non-accredited course to enable learners to brush up their communication skills and is aimed at learners looking for work. (more)

Tue, Aug 07, 2018 to Wed, Aug 08 2018
9:30 AM to 2:30 PM (5 hours) at Beeston Centre
Provided by Leeds City College

ESOL - Me and My Health and Wellbeing

This is an English language course for speakers of other languages (ESOL) to improve confidence and develop language skills in speaking about health and wellbeing. It is open to any learner from pre-entry to Entry 3 level. The language covered will include: talking about health problems to a doctor or…(more)

Fri, Sep 07, 2018 to Fri, Dec 14 2018
9:30 AM to 12:30 PM (3 hours) at Asha Neighbourhood Centre
Provided by Vera Media

(ACL) 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)

Mon, Sep 10, 2018 to Mon, Oct 01 2018
9:30 AM to 12:00 PM (3 hours) at Enfield Centre
Provided by Leeds City College

Digital Know How

This course is all about helping you get online using our range of tablets and laptops (or smartphones, but you would need to provide your own). It may be to set up an email account, talk to a friend, use social media (safely) or plan your next holiday. (more)

Tue, Sep 11, 2018 to Tue, Oct 16 2018
10:30 AM to 1:00 PM (3 hours) at Barkston House
Provided by People Matters (Leeds) CIC

Arts and Crafts- Burley Park CC

You will learn the art of jewellery making and use your creative flair to make you own pieces of jewellery. The aim is for students to learn basic jewellery making techniques and finish their own unique piece of jewellery. (more)

Thu, Sep 20, 2018 to Thu, Dec 13 2018
9:30 AM to 11:30 AM (2 hours) at Burley Park Childrens Centre
Provided by Cardigan Centre

Active Job Seekers- Ingram Road Primary

This course will support active job seekers to develop; Skills in writing effective job applications - cv and cover letters Be able to identify their own strengths and transferable skills Develop their own interview skills Where to find job opportunities Introduction to the National Career Service support offer (more)

Fri, Sep 21, 2018 to Fri, Nov 30 2018
9:30 AM to 11:30 AM (2 hours) at Ingram Road Primary School
Provided by Cardigan Centre

Learn about Arts and Crafts at The Bridge

This course is aimed at adults with learning disabilities. On the course, you will learn how to: Use different paint techniques including watercolour, acrylic, oil and tempura Find out about artists from the 1900's to present day Produce a series of images to take home Create work using your own…(more)

Mon, Sep 24, 2018 to Mon, Dec 03 2018
12:45 PM to 2:45 PM (2 hours) at The Bridge
Provided by East Street Arts

Learn and Make - Arts and Crafts at Middleton Active

A 30 week course for adults with learning disabilities which will empower learners to develop their art skills and express themselves creatively. Each of the 10 week terms has a different theme where learners will be introduced to artists, art movements and expressions, to which they'll produce a visual response…(more)

Tue, Sep 25, 2018 to Tue, Jun 25 2019
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (2 hours) at Middleton Active
Provided by East Street Arts

Learn and Make - Arts and Crafts at Naburn

Course for adults with disabilties. On this course, you will lea rn how to explore Art History using 2d and 3d Arts and Crafts. Learn about various art movements and infuential artists. Make artworks inspired by the weekly theme. (more)

Tue, Sep 25, 2018 to Tue, Dec 04 2018
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (2 hours) at Naburn Centre
Provided by East Street Arts

Steps 2 Work - CH1

This course is designed to support job seekers at Souther House Job Centre back into employment. During the course learners will cover CV's, application forms, interview techniques, analysing vacancies and will undertake a comprehensive initial assessment. This course is for adults aged 19+, unemployed or working under 16 hours per…(more)

Mon, Aug 06, 2018 to Fri, Aug 10 2018
10:00 AM to 12:30 PM (3 hours) at Southern House Job Centre
Provided by Learning Partnerships Ltd

Steps 2 Work - CH2

This course is designed to support job seekers at Seacroft Job Centre back into employment. During the course learners will cover CV's, application forms, interview techniques, analysing vacancies and will undertake a comprehensive initial assessment. This course is for adults aged 19+, unemployed or working under 16 hours per week. (more)

Mon, Aug 13, 2018 to Fri, Aug 17 2018
9:30 AM to 1:00 PM (4 hours) at Seacroft Jobcentre
Provided by Learning Partnerships Ltd

(ACL) Positive Work Skills

This course is a non-accredited course to enable learners to brush up their communication skills and is aimed at learners looking for work. (more)

Tue, Aug 14, 2018 to Wed, Aug 15 2018
9:30 AM to 2:30 PM (5 hours) at Beeston Centre
Provided by Leeds City College

Steps 2 Work - CH4

This course is designed to support job seekers at Seacroft Job Centre back into employment. During the course learners will cover CV's, application forms, interview techniques, analysing vacancies and will undertake a comprehensive initial assessment. This course is for adults aged 19+, unemployed or working under 16 hours per week. (more)

Mon, Aug 20, 2018 to Fri, Aug 24 2018
9:30 AM to 1:00 PM (4 hours) at Seacroft Jobcentre
Provided by Learning Partnerships Ltd

Steps 2 Work - CH5

This course is designed to support job seekers at Southern House Job Centre back into employment. During the course learners will cover CV's, application forms, interview techniques, analysing vacancies and will undertake a comprehensive initial assessment. This course is for adults aged 19+, unemployed or working under 16 hours per…(more)

Mon, Aug 20, 2018 to Fri, Aug 24 2018
10:00 AM to 12:30 PM (3 hours) at Southern House Job Centre
Provided by Learning Partnerships Ltd

(ACL) Digital Literacy Universal Credit

Course for people with knowledge of computers. (more)

Tue, Aug 21, 2018 to Fri, Aug 31 2018
9:30 AM to 3:00 PM (6 hours) at Deacon House Centre
Provided by Leeds City College

Computer Skills with English

This course is suitable for complete beginners and those with some experience in using computers. Learners will work at their own workstation, where they will develop ICT skills including use of keyboard and mouse, word processing, email, creating documents, staying safe online, researching information online, including job search and creating…(more)

Fri, Sep 07, 2018 to Fri, Dec 14 2018
9:45 AM to 12:45 PM (3 hours) at Asha Neighbourhood Centre
Provided by Vera Media

Moving Towards Independence

A team working project developing skills including using public transport, accessing online services, looking after yourself and demonstrating your new skills in a team challenge, It is all about giving you the best start towards independence in a format that is right for you. (more)

Tue, Sep 11, 2018 to Tue, Dec 04 2018
10:30 AM to 3:00 PM (5 hours) at Barkston House
Provided by People Matters (Leeds) CIC

Learn and Make - Arts and Crafts Wednesdays at Potternewton

This is a 30 week course for adults with learning disabilities which will empower learners to develop their art skills and express themselves creatively. Each of the 10 week terms has a different theme where learners will be introduced to artists, art movements and expressions, to which they'll produce a…(more)

Wed, Sep 26, 2018 to Wed, Jun 26 2019
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (2 hours) at Potternewton Day Centre
Provided by East Street Arts

Learn and Make - Arts and Crafts Thursdays at Potternewton

A 30 week course for adults with learning disabilities which will empower learners to develop their art skills and express themselves creatively. Each of the 10 week terms has a different theme where learners will be introduced to artists, art movements and expressions, to which they'll produce a visual response…(more)

Thu, Sep 27, 2018 to Thu, Jun 27 2019
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (2 hours) at Potternewton Day Centre
Provided by East Street Arts

Cross Gates Confidence Building and Self Esteem

This is a 5 week course for parents annd carers who are thinking about making a positive change in thier lives. Over the 5 weeks of the course Learners look at: Building relationships The Impact of praise annd self esteem Explore solutions to barriers Develop personal skills and Knowledge Learn…(more)

Thu, Nov 15, 2018 to Thu, Dec 13 2018
9:30 AM to 11:30 AM (2 hours) at Crossgates And Manston Children's Centre
Provided by Pre-School Learning Alliance

Inspire and Achieve - CH1

The course is designed to support unemployed individuals improve their employment prospects. In preparation for work learners will develop their skills around employability, which includes communication skills, creating an effective CV, confidence building, understanding how employers recruit, how to complete application forms, analysing vacancies, and job interviews etc. These courses…(more)

Tue, Aug 07, 2018 to Wed, Sep 05 2018
9:30 AM to 3:00 PM (6 hours) at Learning Partnerships
Provided by Learning Partnerships Ltd

Steps 2 Work - CH3

This course is designed to support job seekers at Southern House Job Centre back into employment. During the course learners will cover CV's, application forms, interview techniques, analysing vacancies and will undertake a comprehensive initial assessment. This course is for adults aged 19+, unemployed or working under 16 hours per…(more)

Mon, Aug 13, 2018 to Fri, Aug 17 2018
10:00 AM to 12:30 PM (3 hours) at Southern House Job Centre
Provided by Learning Partnerships Ltd

(ACL) Positive Work Skills

This course is a non-accredited course to enable learners to brush up their communication skills and is aimed at learners looking for work. (more)

Tue, Aug 28, 2018 to Wed, Aug 29 2018
9:30 AM to 2:30 PM (5 hours) at Beeston Centre
Provided by Leeds City College

Art and Craft

From watercolours to beading this course is all about working with an artist in our studio. You will paint, create and make a wide range of items (mainly of your choice) as you develop practical, fine motor and social skills. Cost \'a315 towards resources. (more)

Wed, Sep 12, 2018 to Wed, Dec 05 2018
10:30 AM to 3:00 PM (5 hours) at Barkston House
Provided by People Matters (Leeds) CIC

Story Sacks - Lane End

Story-sacks can motivate children to have fun whilst reading. This course will allow learners to use practical, fun activities to bring stories to life and foster children's love of books. As part of the course parents acquire additional communication skills and can help parents become increasingly confident in supporting their…(more)

Tue, Sep 18, 2018 to Tue, Dec 11 2018
9:00 AM to 11:30 AM (3 hours) at Lane End Primary School
Provided by Leeds City Council

Story Sacks - Hillcrest

Story-sacks can motivate children to have fun whilst reading. This course will allow learners to use practical, fun activities to bring stories to life and foster children's love of books. As part of the course parents acquire additional communication skills and can help parents become increasingly confident in supporting their…(more)

Wed, Sep 19, 2018 to Wed, Dec 12 2018
9:00 AM to 11:30 AM (3 hours) at Hillcrest Academy
Provided by Leeds City Council

Supporting Children's Learning - Farnley CC

This course focusses on the skills required to help children with early learning development through a range of play activities. (more)

Thu, Sep 20, 2018 to Thu, Oct 25 2018
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM (2 hours) at Farnley Childrens Centre
Provided by Leeds City Council

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