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Steps 2 Work - CH70

This course is designed to support job seekers at Eastgate 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, Mar 18, 2019 to Fri, Mar 22 2019
10:00 AM to 12:30 PM (3 hours) at Eastgate Job Centre
Provided by Learning Partnerships Ltd

Getting started with Computers - 256c

Computer course suitable for complete beginners. A gentle introduction to using a computer. Develop mouse and keyboard skills, and have a go at basic word processing and Internet searching. (more)

Fri, May 03, 2019 to Fri, Jun 28 2019
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (2 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

Sewing Step Up - 552c

A practical sewing course for advanced learners. You will use a commercial sewing patterns You will learn a range of sewing, craft and design skills recorded in a portfolio. (more)

Fri, May 03, 2019 to Fri, Jun 28 2019
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (2 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

Practical Drama - 608c

Drama course for people who want to have a go. Games, exercises and fun held in a safe and friendly environment. No experience necessary. (more)

Fri, May 03, 2019 to Fri, Jun 28 2019
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (2 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

Sewing - Basic - 553c

A practical sewing course for beginners. You will learn a range of sewing, craft and design skills recorded in a portfolio. (more)

Fri, May 03, 2019 to Fri, Jun 28 2019
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (2 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

Pottery-Beginners - 516c

Pottery course. Learn the basic techniques of pottery. Including glazing & throwing on thehe wheel. (more)

Fri, May 03, 2019 to Fri, Jun 28 2019
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (2 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

Photoshop Elements - Beginners - 272c

Initial starting point to explore the basics of Photoshop. Gain confidence! Get started today! Go at your own pace. New features will be covered each term. (more)

Fri, May 03, 2019 to Fri, Jun 28 2019
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (2 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

Oils - 500c

A Oil painting course for beginners wanting to learn the basics of oil painting using safe water mixable oil paints. (more)

Fri, May 03, 2019 to Fri, Jun 28 2019
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (2 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

Your Art Studio - 686c

An experiential workshop to immerse yourself in making art, expressing your ideas and feelings, learning new techniques and finding new ways to be creative every day. (more)

Sat, May 18, 2019 to Sun, May 19 2019
10:00 AM to 3:30 PM (6 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

Glass Fusing - 689c

Introducing you to glass fusion, working with bullseye glass, frits, powder and dichroic glass, making individual pieces/s of work. (more)

Sat, May 18, 2019 to Sat, May 18 2019
10:30 AM to 4:00 PM (6 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

Alexander Technique-Taster - 834c

Alexander Technique taster (more)

Sat, Jun 01, 2019 to Sat, Jun 01 2019
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (2 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

Alexander Technique-Day workshop - 835c

Improve your awareness of balance, posture and movement in everyday activities. (more)

Sat, Jun 01, 2019 to Sat, Jun 01 2019
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (2 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

Stained Glass Weekend - 587c

Stained Glass course.Using our well equipped workshop learn techniques to create your own stained glass items. (more)

Sat, Jun 22, 2019 to Sun, Jun 23 2019
10:30 AM to 3:00 PM (5 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

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 05, 2019 to Tue, Mar 26 2019
12:30 PM to 3:45 PM (3 hours) at Deacon House Centre
Provided by Leeds City College

Improve Your Computer Skills

A digital skills course that allows students to improve their computer skills. Students will learn a variety of skills such as using search engines, email accounts and form filling online. They will also learn how to cut and paste and create and save documents. Courses will be tailored to the…(more)

Thu, Mar 07, 2019 to Thu, Apr 18 2019
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (2 hours) at Compton Centre
Provided by City of Leeds YMCA

ESOL - Digital Skills for Everyday Life

This is a Computing course for English speakers of other languages (ESOL) to improve confidence and develop digital skills for use in everyday life. It is open to any learner from Entry 1 to Entry 3 level. The skills covered will include: basic computing; using emails and social media to…(more)

Mon, Mar 25, 2019 to Tue, Apr 30 2019
12:30 PM to 3:00 PM (3 hours) at Learning Partnerships
Provided by Learning Partnerships Ltd

Confidence and Wellbeing

Activity based sessions for building confidence and managing your wellbeing while preparing to go back to work. There will also be a chance to explore your skills and qualities and understand how volunteering can help build self-esteem. There is an overview of support you can recieve upon returning to work…(more)

Mon, Mar 25, 2019 to Mon, Apr 08 2019
1:30 PM to 3:30 PM (2 hours) at Cafe Lux
Provided by Groundwork Leeds

Easter Family Workshop - Farnley

A one-off, seasonal, family workshop designed for parents/carers and children to work together on joint activities. (more)

Wed, Apr 03, 2019 to Wed, Apr 03 2019
9:00 AM to 11:30 AM (3 hours) at Farnley Childrens Centre
Provided by Leeds City Council

Easter Family Workshop 2 - Farnley

A one-off, seasonal, family workshop designed for parents/carers and children to work together on joint activities. (more)

Wed, Apr 10, 2019 to Wed, Apr 10 2019
9:00 AM to 11:30 AM (3 hours) at Farnley Childrens Centre
Provided by Leeds City Council

Beginners IT

Introduction to IT, using computers, tablets and phones, aimed at cost saving and making life easier. (more)

Thu, Mar 07, 2019 to Thu, May 02 2019
12:30 PM to 2:30 PM (2 hours) at Middleton Family Centre
Provided by Health for All (Leeds) Ltd

Health - Taster session - Carr Manor

A one-off session looking at dental health. (more)

Mon, Mar 25, 2019 to Mon, Mar 25 2019
9:00 AM to 11:30 AM (3 hours) at Carr Manor Childrens Centre
Provided by Leeds City Council

Application Form Training

The purpose of this session is to help you develop the skills whcih will enable you to gain employment. You will understand how your application form is filtered ang gain an understanding about 'how the employer' thinks. During this session you will also draw upon your own skills, qualities, strenths,…(more)

Wed, Apr 03, 2019 to Wed, Apr 03 2019
10:00 AM to 4:15 PM (6 hours) at Blue Apple City Centre
Provided by Blue Apple

Introduction To Sewing

This course provides an opportunity for learners to make a garment using machine and hand sewing techniques. It is suitable for complete beginners and those with some experience. Learners will build confidence, read patterns, measure accurately, cut cloth and research guides and techniques online. (more)

Mon, Apr 15, 2019 to Mon, Jul 15 2019
9:30 AM to 12:30 PM (3 hours) at Asha Neighbourhood Centre
Provided by Vera Media

Heading Out

As a team you will be researching and planning journeys to take you all over West Yorkshire, increasing your knowledge and confidence with travelling and exploring new places. Learners will need to cover their own travel costs, you will also need a packed lunch and always make sure that you…(more)

Mon, Apr 15, 2019 to Mon, Jul 08 2019
10:30 AM to 3:00 PM (5 hours) at Barkston House
Provided by People Matters (West Yorkshire) CIO

English Communication - CC2 (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)

Tue, Apr 16, 2019 to Tue, Jun 25 2019
9:30 AM to 12:00 PM (3 hours) at Compton Centre
Provided by Leeds City College

Creative Story-telling

Using a range of creative styles that are right for you such as art, writing, music, film and photography; you will explore create and express a short story that has been built from your own ideas and imagination. (more)

Tue, Apr 16, 2019 to Tue, May 21 2019
10:30 AM to 2:30 PM (4 hours) at Barkston House
Provided by People Matters (West Yorkshire) CIO

Art and Craft

From using paint, clay and textiles, thsi course is all about working with you to create a range of projects such as paintings, drawings, sculptures and collage. This course will help you develop practical and social skills, make friends and have fun. At the end, you will have an exhibition…(more)

Wed, Apr 17, 2019 to Wed, Jul 03 2019
10:30 AM to 3:00 PM (5 hours) at Barkston House
Provided by People Matters (West Yorkshire) CIO

Design, Make, Display!

This course is all about making hand-crafted items that include bags, keyrings, candles and decorations. You will work with the tutor to decide on the project you would like to create using different techniques such as sewing. This course will help you develop fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination and tool…(more)

Thu, Apr 18, 2019 to Thu, Jul 04 2019
10:30 AM to 3:00 PM (5 hours) at Barkston House
Provided by People Matters (West Yorkshire) CIO

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, Mar 07, 2019 to Thu, Mar 28 2019
9:00 AM to 12:15 PM (3 hours) at Enfield Centre
Provided by Leeds City College

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, Mar 07, 2019 to Thu, Mar 28 2019
9:00 AM to 12:15 PM (3 hours) at Beeston Centre
Provided by Leeds City College

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