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Story Sacks - Armley

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)

Thu, Sep 20, 2018 to Thu, Dec 13 2018
9:15 AM to 11:45 AM (3 hours) at Armley Childrens Centre
Provided by Leeds City Council

Learn Painting and Drawing Techniques - Inkwell

For beginners with some previous experience. On this course you will learn how to: Paint and draw using a variety of techniques Use paper, canvas, pencil and paint Create a series of paintings and drawings Make gallery visits Look at the wider socio-political context in accessible, structured and informal sessions…(more)

Tue, Sep 25, 2018 to Tue, Dec 04 2018
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (2 hours) at Inkwell
Provided by East Street Arts

Drawing for Beginners - The Reginald Centre

On this course you will learn how to: Develop your confidence in hand/eye coordination using drawing materials Use a range of dry media including pencil, chalk/charcoal & pastel Use different shading techniques and find out about colour theory Try styles of drawing such as portraiture and drawing clothed models (more)

Wed, Sep 26, 2018 to Wed, Dec 05 2018
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (2 hours) at The Reginald Centre
Provided by East Street Arts

Story Sacks - Iveson Primary

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)

Thu, Sep 27, 2018 to Thu, Dec 13 2018
12:45 PM to 3:15 PM (3 hours) at Iveson Primary School
Provided by Leeds City Council

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)

Wed, Sep 05, 2018 to Wed, Dec 12 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
6:00 PM to 8:30 PM (3 hours) at Enfield Centre
Provided by Leeds City College

Inspire and Achieve - CH2

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, Sep 11, 2018 to Wed, Oct 10 2018
9:30 AM to 3:00 PM (6 hours) at Learning Partnerships
Provided by Learning Partnerships Ltd

(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, Sep 11, 2018 to Tue, Oct 02 2018
9:30 AM to 12:00 PM (3 hours) at Beeston Centre
Provided by Leeds City College

(ACL) So you want to work in a school (Pre Level 1 TA)

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 11, 2018 to Tue, Oct 02 2018
12:30 PM to 3:00 PM (3 hours) at Beeston Centre
Provided by Leeds City College

(ACL) An 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 11, 2018 to Tue, Oct 02 2018
12:30 PM to 3:00 PM (3 hours) at Deacon House Centre
Provided by Leeds City College

Project Pop-Up

You will be working with your tutor to learn new skills. By applying these and working together you will make a selection of hand crafted items that will be used in a top secret pop-up event in time for Christmas. (more)

Thu, Sep 13, 2018 to Thu, Dec 06 2018
10:30 AM to 3:00 PM (5 hours) at Barkston House
Provided by People Matters (Leeds) CIC

Story Sacks - Kirkstall

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)

Mon, Sep 17, 2018 to Mon, Dec 10 2018
9:30 AM to 11:30 AM (2 hours) at Kirkstall Children's Centre
Provided by Leeds City Council

Learn Fabric Craft Skills - Leeds Art Gallery

For beginners with some previous experience. On this course you will learn how to: The history of craft Embroidery stitches and techniques A variety of fabric techniques such as trapunto, cross stitch, macram\'e9, and felt making Making a series of mini banners to take home Creating work using your own…(more)

Wed, Sep 26, 2018 to Wed, Dec 05 2018
1:30 PM to 3:30 PM (2 hours) at Leeds Art Gallery
Provided by East Street Arts

Mindful Textiles

For beginners with some previous experience. On this course you will learn how to: Felt your own pieces using various felting techniques including wet and dry processes Update existing skills and learn new ones Create 2D and 3D decorative pieces for the home or to wear Use mindful techniques for…(more)

Thu, Sep 27, 2018 to Thu, Dec 06 2018
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (2 hours) at Feel Good Factor
Provided by East Street Arts

(ACL) So you want to work in a school (Pre Level 1 TA)

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 11, 2018 to Tue, Oct 02 2018
12:30 PM to 3:00 PM (3 hours) at Deacon House Centre
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, Sep 11, 2018 to Tue, Oct 02 2018
6:00 PM to 8:30 PM (3 hours) at Printworks Campus
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)

Wed, Sep 12, 2018 to Wed, Oct 03 2018
9:00 AM to 12:15 PM (3 hours) at Park Lane Campus
Provided by Leeds City College

(ACL) An 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)

Wed, Sep 12, 2018 to Wed, Oct 03 2018
9:00 AM to 12:15 PM (3 hours) at Beeston Centre
Provided by Leeds City College

(ACL) First Steps to Working in Childcare (Pre E3)

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, Sep 12, 2018 to Wed, Oct 17 2018
12:30 PM to 3:00 PM (3 hours) at Beeston Centre
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)

Thu, Sep 13, 2018 to Thu, Oct 04 2018
9:30 AM to 12:00 PM (3 hours) at Beeston Centre
Provided by Leeds City College

(ACL) Spanish Language & Culture Beg Year 1 T1 Mon AM

This is an introduction to Spanish pseaking and Spanish culture (more)

Mon, Sep 17, 2018 to Mon, Dec 10 2018
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (2 hours) at Deacon House Centre
Provided by Leeds City College

(ACL) Spanish Language & Culture Beg Int Year 1 - T1 Tue AM

This is an introduction to Spanish pseaking and Spanish culture (more)

Tue, Sep 18, 2018 to Tue, Dec 11 2018
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (2 hours) at Deacon House Centre
Provided by Leeds City College

Make Seasonal Crafts

This is a course for beginners and those with some experience. On this course, you will learn about: Seasonal inspired crafts using textiles, mosaic and ceramics Explore fabrics, basic crochet and stitching Stamps and prints for wrapping paper, fabric, ceramics and cards Creating work to take home (more)

Wed, Sep 26, 2018 to Wed, Dec 05 2018
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (2 hours) at New Testament Church Of God
Provided by East Street Arts

Telling Stories with Fabric, Print and Pattern

A course for beginners with some previous experience. On this course you will learn how to: Use different types of fabric crafts Find out about batik, felt making, printing, and pattern and embroidery Discover how artists have used fabrics to tell stories Create work using your own ideas and designs…(more)

Fri, Sep 28, 2018 to Fri, Dec 07 2018
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (2 hours) at Burmantofts Senior Action
Provided by East Street Arts

2D Textile Art at Inkwell

On this course you will learn how to: Explore the potential of fabric Use sewing as a drawing tool Cut out, fold, pleat and layer fabric into your own designs Create appliqu\'e9 pieces Work to personal themes and ideas Make work to take home or give as gifts (more)

Fri, Sep 28, 2018 to Fri, Dec 07 2018
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (2 hours) at Inkwell
Provided by East Street Arts

(ACL) So you want to work in a school (Pre Level 1 TA)

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
12:30 PM to 3:00 PM (3 hours) at Enfield Centre
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)

Fri, Sep 14, 2018 to Fri, Oct 05 2018
9:30 AM to 12:00 PM (3 hours) at Deacon House Centre
Provided by Leeds City College

(ACL) So you want to work in a school (Pre Level 1 TA)

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)

Fri, Sep 14, 2018 to Fri, Oct 05 2018
12:30 PM to 3:00 PM (3 hours) at Rothwell Centre
Provided by Leeds City College

Story Sacksd - Nowell Mount Community Centre

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
9:30 AM to 12:00 PM (3 hours) at Nowell Mount Centre
Provided by Leeds City Council

Maths Workshop - 103

Individual help with Maths (more)

Mon, Sep 24, 2018 to Mon, Jun 24 2019
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (2 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

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