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English Communication (BP1 - T3)

You will improve your speaking, listening reading and writing skills so that when you finish you may do another course to pass a qualification. (more)

Fri, Apr 24, 2020 to Fri, Jun 26 2020
9:00 AM to 11:30 AM (3 hours) at Bankside Primary School
Provided by Leeds City College

(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)

Tue, Mar 03, 2020 to Tue, Mar 24 2020
9:00 AM to 12:15 PM (3 hours) at Deacon House Centre
Provided by Leeds City College

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. The language covered will include: making small talk; asking for things; giving opinions; agreeing and disagreeing; giving…(more)

Tue, Oct 22, 2019 to Tue, Dec 17 2019
9:40 AM to 11:45 AM (2 hours) at Woodsley Multicultural Community Centre
Provided by Health for All (Leeds) Ltd

Taster Session - Maths

This session is designed to give learners an introduction to numbers and budgeting skills. (more)

Mon, Oct 14, 2019 to Mon, Oct 14 2019
10:00 AM to 2:15 PM (4 hours) at Nari Ekta Ltd
Provided by Nari Ekta Ltd

Alexander Technique for Parkinsons - 853a

This is a brief introductory course aimed at giving students a knowledge of the main principles and practice of the Alexander Technique as it applies to Parkinson's Disease and general wellbeing. (more)

Sat, Nov 09, 2019 to Sat, Nov 09 2019
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (2 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

Alexander Technique for Back & Neck Pain - 852a

Learn the basics of the Alexander Technique along with some practical techniques to help overcome pain and discomfort. (more)

Sat, Nov 09, 2019 to Sat, Nov 09 2019
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (2 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

ESOL IT - IT1 (T2)

This course is ideal for learners who want to use Microsoft Excel to produce their own spreadhseets and graphs (more)

Tue, Jan 07, 2020 to Tue, Mar 31 2020
9:30 AM to 12:00 PM (3 hours) at Enfield Centre
Provided by Leeds City College

Willow Weaving at BAME

Learn how to weave with willow on this course. Make beautiful sculptures for the garden or baskets to take home. The course will give you an understanding of the coppicing process and there will be an introduction to bird and plant ID. By the end of the course you will…(more)

Wed, Oct 16, 2019 to Wed, Nov 06 2019
1:00 PM to 3:30 PM (3 hours) at Bame Centre
Provided by Conservation Volunteers

Introduction to Green Woodworking

For complete beginners, and those with some basic outdoor skills who are ready to branch out. From coppicing the material, to finishing a green wood product, such as a woven hazel hurdle or a rustic wooden stool; this course is a perfect introduction to all things green woodwork. (more)

Fri, Oct 25, 2019 to Fri, Nov 15 2019
9:30 AM to 3:30 PM (6 hours) at Hollybush Conservation Centre
Provided by Conservation Volunteers

Halloween Family Workshop - 671a

Family activity. A variety of fun, spooky Halloween crafts. Only for adults accompanied by children. Max 2 children per adult. (more)

Sat, Oct 26, 2019 to Sat, Oct 26 2019
10:00 AM to 12:30 PM (3 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

Building self esteem

You will explore what makes you feel good about yourself and your life. You will look at confidence building techniques and help yourself to overcome negative thoughts which lower your self esteem (more)

Mon, Nov 04, 2019 to Mon, Dec 09 2019
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (2 hours) at Stocks Hill Day Centre Armley
Provided by Leeds City College

(ACL) First Steps to Working in 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)

Wed, Mar 04, 2020 to Wed, Apr 22 2020
12:30 PM to 3:30 PM (3 hours) at Beeston Centre
Provided by Leeds City College

Let's Start Learning Together - Little London

This course aims to help parents/carers explore ways of playing, talking and listening to their children. It will enhance early language development and enable young children to become confident and secure when they enter the foundation stage. (more)

Thu, Oct 03, 2019 to Thu, Dec 12 2019
12:30 PM to 3:00 PM (3 hours) at Little London Children's Centre
Provided by Leeds City Council

World of Relationships

This course is about developing safe and healthy attitudes in relationships. On this course you will be able to explore the different areas surrounding a relationship through fun and interactive games and activities. Here you will be able to share your own experiences in a safe, supportive and confidential environment. (more)

Mon, Nov 04, 2019 to Mon, Dec 09 2019
3:30 PM to 5:30 PM (2 hours) at Barkston House
Provided by People Matters (West Yorkshire) CIO

Story Sacks - Iveson

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 learners acquire additional communication skills that can help them become increasingly confident in supporting their…(more)

Thu, Nov 07, 2019 to Thu, Dec 12 2019
1:15 PM to 3:15 PM (2 hours) at Iveson Primary School
Provided by Leeds City Council

Exploring anxiety

You will explore feelings and thoughts around what makes you anxious and develop techniques to help you control negative thought patterns and physical symptoms of anxiety (more)

Tue, Jan 07, 2020 to Tue, Jan 28 2020
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (2 hours) at Vale Day Centre
Provided by Leeds City College

Story Sacks - Seacroft Grange

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 learners acquire additional communication skills that can help them become increasingly confident in supporting their…(more)

Tue, Oct 08, 2019 to Tue, Dec 17 2019
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (3 hours) at Seacroft Grange Primary School
Provided by Leeds City Council

Healthy Start Brighter Futures (HENRY) - Parklands

This course is designed to help parents gain the confidence, knowledge and tools - as well the parenting skills - they need to adopt a healthier and happier family lifestyle. (more)

Tue, Oct 08, 2019 to Tue, Dec 03 2019
12:30 PM to 3:00 PM (3 hours) at Parklands Childrens Centre
Provided by Leeds City Council

Healthy Start Brighter Futures (HENRY) - Nowell Mount

This course is designed to help parents gain the confidence, knowledge and tools - as well the parenting skills - they need to adopt a healthier and happier family lifestyle. (more)

Wed, Oct 09, 2019 to Wed, Dec 04 2019
9:00 AM to 11:30 AM (3 hours) at Nowell Mount Centre
Provided by Leeds City Council

Digital Skills For Work

A digital skills course that allows students to improve their computer skills to help find employment. Students will create a CV, sign up to job searching websites, find suitable jobs and complete online forms. Courses will be tailored to the individual group and are suitable for various abilities. (more)

Thu, Nov 07, 2019 to Thu, Dec 12 2019
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (2 hours) at Compton Centre
Provided by City of Leeds YMCA

(ACL)Intro to Work as Teaching Assistant with Adult Learners

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, Mar 02, 2020 to Mon, Mar 23 2020
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (3 hours) at Beeston Centre
Provided by Leeds City College

Fabricated Creations

Over this 10 week course, individuals will have the opportunity to make a variety of fun creations with fabric using handsewing including: fabric bears patchwork felt brooches Dorset buttons doorstops cat-shaped pencil cases This course is suitable for all levels of sewing. (more)

Thu, Oct 03, 2019 to Thu, Dec 12 2019
10:00 AM to 12:30 PM (3 hours) at Groundwork
Provided by Groundwork Leeds

Level 1 in Skills for Childcare

This course is designed to stimulate interest and develop learner's understanding of the skills required to care for children and workin early years settings. The course is suitable for those who at considering working or training further in the sector. Topics covered in the course include; Working in the Early…(more)

Thu, Oct 03, 2019 to Thu, Mar 19 2020
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (2 hours) at Swinnow Childrens Centre
Provided by Cardigan Centre

Improve your Knitting

Individuals will improve on their existing knitting skills with this 10 week course. They will learn to knit more complicated stitches and read more complex patterns. They will be able to take their project home to work on it and bring it back the next week to learn more or…(more)

Thu, Oct 03, 2019 to Thu, Dec 12 2019
2:00 PM to 4:30 PM (3 hours) at Groundwork
Provided by Groundwork Leeds

Improve your sewing workshops

This machine sewing course over 10 workshops is for those individuals who already know how to sew and wish to know more about intermediate and advanced garment making. They will learn to size and alter commercial patterns, as well as more complex techniques and how to use basic blocks to…(more)

Thu, Oct 03, 2019 to Thu, Dec 12 2019
2:00 PM to 4:30 PM (3 hours) at Groundwork
Provided by Groundwork Leeds

Family History Online - Beginners

On this 8 week course individuals will be introduced to researching their family history online. They will use subscription and free online resources to look at Births, Marriages and Death records, military records, census information and the use of websites to gain information about their family. Individuals will need to…(more)

Tue, Oct 15, 2019 to Tue, Dec 10 2019
10:00 AM to 12:30 PM (3 hours) at Groundwork
Provided by Groundwork Leeds

Family History Online - Improvers

Individuals on this 8 week course will gain help on how to build on a basic family tree. They will learn about further resources to use to break down \ldblquote brick walls\rdblquote , how to use military and immigration records (including international records), as well as newspaper articles to flesh…(more)

Wed, Oct 16, 2019 to Wed, Dec 11 2019
6:00 PM to 8:30 PM (3 hours) at Groundwork
Provided by Groundwork Leeds

Improving Mental Health

This course is aimed towards individuals experiencing depression, anxiety and sleep disorders. Tutors will deliver 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. This will give learners the tools to manage their…(more)

Mon, Oct 21, 2019 to Mon, Nov 25 2019
2:30 PM to 4:30 PM (2 hours) at The Recovery Academy
Provided by Humankind

Woodcraft for Women 2

Woodcraft for Women is a six week course to teach women the basics of woodworking. Participants will learn how to cut and measure wood, how to fix wood together and how to use power and hand tools safely. There will be an opportunity to turn a pen or bowl on…(more)

Tue, Nov 05, 2019 to Tue, Dec 10 2019
10:00 AM to 12:30 PM (3 hours) at Groundwork
Provided by Groundwork Leeds

Stitch and Sew

On this course, you will learn how to sew using different techniques to create individual projects such as a cushion, cross stitch or a zip bag. (more)

Tue, Nov 05, 2019 to Tue, Dec 10 2019
10:30 AM to 1:30 PM (3 hours) at Barkston House
Provided by People Matters (West Yorkshire) CIO

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Leeds Recovery College

We opened in September and offer courses for people to learn more about mental health and well-being

You can enrol on a course without any referral or diagnosis with courses delivered by people who have experienced mental health challenges alongside health professionals, teachers, trainers and community organisations

Find out more and see our prospectus

Leeds Recovery College

Build Your Skills Project

Are you over 50, unemployed or living with a long term health problem?


Would you like help and support to gain new skills? Build Your Skills is a six month project to help you develop skills and gain a qualification in a number of areas including Digital and Food Hygiene, in a relaxed, fun environment.


The project opens on 11th September - find out more and book your place by e-mailing info@ymcaleeds.org.uk

Do you need some help to decide what to do next?

Maybe you want to get back into learning; improve your confidence and skills by volunteering or find your dream job? Did you know you can access free Adult Information, Advice and Guidance right here in Leeds?.

All the help and support you need is one phone call away.

Contact the team on 0800 100 900 0191 731 4750 for more information and to book an appointment.


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