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Glazing Master Class - 586c

A six hour class spread over 2 days. Learn how to create different coloured glazes and how to apply them. There will be demonstrations of many different glazing techniques. (more)

Mon, Jul 16, 2018 to Thu, Jul 19 2018
10:00 AM to 1:15 PM (3 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

Catching the Sun - 692c

Join us in catching the sun. A workshop of making a sun catcher out of coloured glass and copper foil. Beginners welcome. (more)

Mon, Jul 16, 2018 to Mon, Jul 16 2018
10:00 AM to 3:30 PM (6 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

Making a Silver Ring - 690c

Step by step guide to making your own textured silver band ring. A great taster to introduce you to jewellery making. Beginners welcome. (more)

Tue, Jul 17, 2018 to Tue, Jul 17 2018
10:00 AM to 3:30 PM (6 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

Lids and Lugs (daytime) - 693c

Learn how to throw pottery handles, lids and lugs with Sally. You will need some throwing experience. (more)

Tue, Jul 17, 2018 to Tue, Jul 17 2018
1:00 PM to 4:15 PM (3 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

CV Writing - 136c

Hints and tips for putting together an impressive CV. Discuss transferable skills and how to use your CV to its best advantage. (more)

Tue, Jul 17, 2018 to Tue, Jul 17 2018
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM (3 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

Family Spanish

Learn basic words and phrases to use when you are on holiday in sunny Spain. (more)

Tue, Jul 17, 2018 to Thu, Jul 19 2018
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM (2 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

Nature in Inks - 695c

A workshop learning how to create a landscape using ink with bleaching out effects and a variety of ink techniques. Beginners welcome. A charge of \'a33 will be payable for the silver. (more)

Wed, Jul 18, 2018 to Wed, Jul 18 2018
1:30 PM to 7:30 PM (6 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

Lids and Lugs (evening) - 694c

Come and have a go at handles, lids and lugs with Sally. (more)

Wed, Jul 18, 2018 to Wed, Jul 18 2018
6:15 PM to 9:30 PM (3 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

Art in Reverse - 696c

Challenge yourself by drawing on black paper using coloured pencils. In this class, you will learn how to shade in reverse by transitioning from black, mid-grey and white to produce an under drawing that you will add colour to later. (more)

Fri, Jul 20, 2018 to Fri, Jul 20 2018
1:15 PM to 4:30 PM (3 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

Interview Skills - 137c

Build confidence with the interview process, hints and tips for your interview. Opportunity to practice in a friendly, supportive environment. (more)

Tue, Jul 24, 2018 to Tue, Jul 24 2018
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM (3 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

Confidence and Health D

Activity based sessions for building confidence and managing you health while prepapring to go back to work. Session 1 is an activity based session for building confidence towards getting back to work. There will also be a chance to explore your skills and qualities and understand how volunteering can help…(more)

Mon, Jun 04, 2018 to Mon, Jun 11 2018
12:30 PM to 4:00 PM (4 hours) at Cafe Lux
Provided by Groundwork Leeds

Confidence and Health E

Activity based sessions for building confidence and managing you health while prepapring to go back to work. Session 1 is an activity based session for building confidence towards getting back to work. There will also be a chance to explore your skills and qualities and understand how volunteering can help…(more)

Mon, Jun 18, 2018 to Mon, Jun 25 2018
12:30 PM to 4:00 PM (4 hours) at Cafe Lux
Provided by Groundwork Leeds

Gardening Summer Weds

Four short sessions exploring simple seasonal garden tasks including what to sow and harvest in early summer (more)

Wed, Jun 20, 2018 to Wed, Jul 11 2018
9:45 AM to 12:45 PM (3 hours) at Hollybush Conservation Centre
Provided by Conservation Volunteers

Gardening Summer Fridays

Four short sessions exploring simple seasonal garden tasks including what to sow and harvest in early summer (more)

Fri, Jun 22, 2018 to Fri, Jul 13 2018
9:45 AM to 12:45 PM (3 hours) at Hollybush Conservation Centre
Provided by Conservation Volunteers

ESOL Entry 1 (Mon T3 June)

Learners will practice their speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. Subjects covered include transport; asking for directions, health, describing sickness and cures, describing people appearance and personality and jobs. (more)

Mon, Jun 25, 2018 to Mon, Jul 30 2018
10:00 AM to 12:30 PM (3 hours) at St Annes Resource Centre
Provided by St. Anne's Community Services

ESOL Entry 2 (MON T3 JUNE)

This course covers verb tenses (past, present continuous, future), conjunctions (and, so. but) and comparatives and superlatives (comparing different things). Learners are taught basic grammar rules e.g. adjectives, adverbs, nouns and verbs and how to use these in practical situations. (more)

Mon, Jun 25, 2018 to Mon, Jul 30 2018
1:30 PM to 4:00 PM (3 hours) at St Annes Resource Centre
Provided by St. Anne's Community Services

ESOL PRE ENTRY (TUES T3 JUNE)

This 8 week course covers the four skill areas; speaking, listening, reading and writing. Classes look at alphabet, numbers, food and drink, likes and dislikes, asking for things and telling the time. (more)

Tue, Jun 26, 2018 to Tue, Jul 31 2018
10:00 AM to 12:30 PM (3 hours) at St Annes Resource Centre
Provided by St. Anne's Community Services

ESOL Entry 2 (Wed T3 JUNE)

This course covers verb tenses (past, present continuous, future), conjunctions (and, so. but) and comparatives and superlatives (comparing different things). Learners are taught basic grammar rules e.g. adjectives, adverbs, nouns and verbs and how to use these in practical situations. (more)

Wed, Jun 27, 2018 to Wed, Jul 25 2018
10:00 AM to 12:30 PM (3 hours) at St Annes Resource Centre
Provided by St. Anne's Community Services

Confidence and Health F

Activity based sessions for building confidence and managing you health while prepapring to go back to work. Session 1 is an activity based session for building confidence towards getting back to work. There will also be a chance to explore your skills and qualities and understand how volunteering can help…(more)

Mon, Jul 02, 2018 to Mon, Jul 09 2018
12:30 PM to 4:00 PM (4 hours) at Cafe Lux
Provided by Groundwork Leeds

Inspire and Achieve - CH9

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)

Wed, Jul 04, 2018 to Tue, Jul 31 2018
9:30 AM to 3:00 PM (6 hours) at Learning Partnerships
Provided by Learning Partnerships Ltd

Confidence and Health G

Activity based sessions for building confidence and managing you health while prepapring to go back to work. Session 1 is an activity based session for building confidence towards getting back to work. There will also be a chance to explore your skills and qualities and understand how volunteering can help…(more)

Mon, Jul 16, 2018 to Mon, Jul 23 2018
12:30 PM to 4:00 PM (4 hours) at Cafe Lux
Provided by Groundwork Leeds

Felt Making - 599c

Exploring wet felt making for decorative use - beginners (more)

Mon, Jun 04, 2018 to Mon, Jun 25 2018
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (2 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

ESOL Entry 3

An ESOL course designed for Entry 3 level learners covering a range of topics with the aim of facilitating refugees' integration and settlement into life in the UK. (more)

Tue, Jun 05, 2018 to Wed, Jul 25 2018
9:45 AM to 12:15 PM (3 hours) at Retas
Provided by Refugee Education Training Advice Servic

ESOL Entry 2

An ESOL course aimed at Entry 2 level learners with the aim of facilitating refugees' integration and settlement in the UK. (more)

Thu, Jun 07, 2018 to Fri, Jul 27 2018
10:00 AM to 12:30 PM (3 hours) at Retas
Provided by Refugee Education Training Advice Servic

ESOL Entry 1

An ESOL course aimed at Entry 1 level learners with the aim of facilitating refugees' integration and settlement in the UK. (more)

Thu, Jun 07, 2018 to Fri, Jul 27 2018
12:30 PM to 3:00 PM (3 hours) at Retas
Provided by Refugee Education Training Advice Servic

ESOL with Childcare

A mixed level ESOL class aimed at learners with young children who are unable to access classes at other ESOL providers. The course focuses on English language skills with the long-term objective of integrating into UK culture and finding a job. (more)

Mon, Jun 11, 2018 to Mon, Jul 23 2018
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (2 hours) at Retas
Provided by Refugee Education Training Advice Servic

Basic IT for Jobseeking (June)

This short course will focus on building up your basic IT skills for job seeking. It will include: - Using different websites to find work - Setting and editing job alerts - Using Universal Job Match - Using email with confidence (more)

Thu, Jun 21, 2018 to Thu, Jun 21 2018
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (6 hours) at Groundwork
Provided by Groundwork Leeds

Further Woodwork

A further woodwork course for learners who have completed the Basic Woodwork course to take their skills further. Learners will either making a tool box with lid or bedside cabinet and if time permits a small project of their choice. The course can lead to studying woodowork on a full…(more)

Fri, Jun 29, 2018 to Fri, Jul 27 2018
9:30 AM to 3:30 PM (6 hours) at Hollybush Conservation Centre
Provided by Conservation Volunteers

Moving Closer to Work DE

This course is suitable for those who have completed the Confidence and Health course. It involves IT skills for jobseeking, changing careers and writing outstanding CV's in order to move learners closer to the job market. (more)

Mon, Jul 02, 2018 to Mon, Jul 23 2018
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (3 hours) at Cafe Lux
Provided by Groundwork Leeds

Further Bushcraft

This is the 'progression to' course following on from Basic Bushcraft. Learners need to have completed and achieved Basic Bushcraft. Application of skills learnt will be the emphasis. The plan is that this course takes place in woodland (whereas Basic Bushcraft takes place in the Wilderness Garden at Hollybush Conservation…(more)

Mon, Jul 02, 2018 to Mon, Jul 23 2018
10:30 AM to 4:30 PM (6 hours) at Hollybush Conservation Centre
Provided by Conservation Volunteers

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