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GCSW-Art Mix-540a

This course is tailored for beginners wanting to devlop their painting and drawing skills. You will learn basic oil painting techniques and basic colour theory as well as drawing fundamentals such as mark making. (more)

Fri, Oct 02, 2020 to Fri, Dec 18 2020
10:00 AM to 12:30 PM (3 hours) at Google Classroom
Provided by Swarthmore

GCSW-Portuguese Beginners-457a

This course is suitable for complete beginners or those with a little Portuguese language experience. (more)

Wed, Oct 07, 2020 to Wed, Dec 16 2020
5:00 PM to 7:30 PM (3 hours) at Google Classroom
Provided by Swarthmore

GCLCIntro to Work as Teaching Assistant with Adult Learners

The course covers the different roles and settings of a teaching assistant. You will need Literacy, Numeracy and ICT skills to meet the standards required for working in a school or a education setting. (more)

Mon, Sep 14, 2020 to Mon, Oct 05 2020
9:00 AM to 12:15 PM (3 hours) at Google Classroom
Provided by Leeds City College

GCSW-Creative Writing Step Up-603a

This course would suit students who have already completed the introductory course or who have some prior experience of Creative Writing or plans for writing towards publication.The course includes week by week embellishment of fundamental skills - characterisation, plot, structure, sense of place, point of view, genre, audience, crafting, peer…(more)

Wed, Sep 30, 2020 to Wed, Dec 16 2020
4:00 PM to 6:30 PM (3 hours) at Google Classroom
Provided by Swarthmore

GCSW-Digital beginners-210a

This course is for beginners who are new to using devices and want to learn the basics. This course will introduce different devices, teach the basics, develop confidence and start the journey with digital literacy and using the internet more regularly. (more)

Mon, Oct 05, 2020 to Mon, Nov 09 2020
9:30 AM to 12:00 PM (3 hours) at Google Classroom
Provided by Swarthmore

GCSW-Life Drawing-507a

Life Drawing online has become popular during lockdown and this course gives people a chance to have a go in their own homes before attending a class and also to gain more experience. Suitable for all levels.6 sessions - 1 per fortnight 5 Oct, 19 Oct, 2 Nov, 16 Nov,…(more)

Mon, Oct 05, 2020 to Mon, Dec 14 2020
1:00 PM to 3:30 PM (3 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

GCSW-Digital skills for work (Office programmes)-260a

This course is designed to build confidence about returning or going to work. Developing key skills and independence in using the fundamental elements of Microsoft Office programmes (Word, Excel) (more)

Tue, Oct 06, 2020 to Tue, Dec 15 2020
9:30 AM to 12:00 PM (3 hours) at Google Classroom
Provided by Swarthmore

GCSW-Skills for work in a digital world-250a

This courses is suitable This course is suitable for all levels and focuses on individuall learners needs in upskilling for work, finding and applying for jobs online, CV building. (more)

Tue, Oct 06, 2020 to Tue, Nov 10 2020
12:30 PM to 3:00 PM (3 hours) at Google Classroom
Provided by Swarthmore

GCSW-Digital skills (Social media for communication)-231a

This course looks at the differnet ways to communicate through the use of social media (Linkedin, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, TicTok, Snapchat) advantages and disadavantages to each and how to set up and use accounts. How to use social media safely and effectively. Student led focusing on which social media individuals…(more)

Wed, Oct 07, 2020 to Wed, Nov 11 2020
9:30 AM to 12:00 PM (3 hours) at Google Classroom
Provided by Swarthmore

GCSW-Digital beginners-211a

This course is for beginners who are new to using devices and want to learn the basics. This course will introduce different devices, teach the basics, develop confidence and start the journey with digital literacy and using the internet more regularly. (more)

Wed, Oct 07, 2020 to Wed, Nov 11 2020
12:30 PM to 3:00 PM (3 hours) at Google Classroom
Provided by Swarthmore

GCSW-Skills for work in a digital world-252a

This course is suitable for all levels and focuses on individuall learners needs in upskilling for work, finding and applying for jobs online, CV building (more)

Thu, Oct 08, 2020 to Thu, Nov 12 2020
9:30 AM to 12:00 PM (3 hours) at Google Classroom
Provided by Swarthmore

GCSW-Designer Jean Muir Inspired Pochete - Taster-673a

Jean Muir's structured matte jersey dresses feature in museum collections throughout the world alongside her outwear in the softest skins. Make a suede pochette inspired by Muir's 1980 hand-punched suede collection. Intermediate LevelTaster available 5 October to 11 October (more)

Thu, Oct 08, 2020 to Thu, Oct 08 2020
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (2 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

GCSW-Digital skills for work (Office programmes)-261a

This course is designed to build confidence about returning or going to work. Developing key skills and independence in using the fundamental elements of Google Suite programmes (Sheets,Docs,Drive and Calendar) (more)

Thu, Oct 08, 2020 to Thu, Dec 17 2020
12:30 PM to 3:00 PM (3 hours) at Google Classroom
Provided by Swarthmore

GCSW-Sewing - Luxe Lingerie -675a

Make luxurious lingerie in Crepe De Chine and decorate it vintage style with rouleaux and hand-worked faggot stitch. Advanced Level (more)

Fri, Oct 16, 2020 to Fri, Nov 27 2020
10:00 AM to 12:30 PM (3 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

Introduction to digital literacy- Mon am Term 1

A course designed to encourage Adult Learners to embrace the world of IT (more)

Mon, Sep 14, 2020 to Mon, Dec 07 2020
9:30 AM to 12:00 PM (3 hours) at Deacon House Centre
Provided by Leeds City College

ESOL - Me and My Where I Live

This is an English language course for speakers of other languages (ESOL) to improve confidence and develop language skills in talking about their home and the community where they live and finding their way around. It is open to any learner from Pre-entry to Entry 3 level. The language covered…(more)

Tue, Sep 29, 2020 to Tue, Dec 15 2020
12:30 PM to 2:45 PM (2 hours) at Cardigan Centre
Provided by Cardigan Centre

Drug and Alcohol Awareness 1

This course is aimed at learners wishing to progress into a career within the voluntary sector/Health and Social Care. The course will include an overview of the different substances, their appearance and effect, and the legal status. This course will add value to learners' CVs, which will be developed further…(more)

Wed, Sep 30, 2020 to Wed, Oct 21 2020
10:30 AM to 12:30 PM (2 hours) at Recovery Academy
Provided by Humankind

GCSW-Craft Mix-Wildflower & Insects Sculpture-546a

Create a beautiful sculpture for your wall or mantlepiece using mixed media techniques. Each week you will learn a new technique such as wire manipulation, printing and textile techniques to create your artwork inspired by natural forms. This course is suitable for beginners.Links will be given to students to enable…(more)

Wed, Sep 30, 2020 to Wed, Dec 16 2020
1:00 PM to 3:30 PM (3 hours) at Google Classroom
Provided by Swarthmore

GCSW-Digital Painting - 511a

This is a beginners course, aimed at those who wish to understand the basics of digital painting. Step into the world of digital painting and learn a number of techniques, pick up hints and tips and create your own digital works of art. (more)

Fri, Oct 02, 2020 to Fri, Dec 18 2020
6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (3 hours) at Google Classroom
Provided by Swarthmore

GCSW-Digital Improvers-220a

This course is for those with some knowledge of digital skils and would like to develop their existing skills for life and work. The course will expand upon the basics of digital skills and support the learning of how to use different devices/ programmes and software for different reasons. (more)

Mon, Nov 16, 2020 to Mon, Dec 14 2020
9:30 AM to 12:00 PM (3 hours) at Google Classroom
Provided by Swarthmore

GCSW-Digital skills (Editing)-240a

This course focuses on using different methods to edit documents, images and photos. (more)

Mon, Nov 16, 2020 to Mon, Dec 14 2020
12:30 PM to 3:00 PM (3 hours) at Google Classroom
Provided by Swarthmore

GCSW-Skills for work in a digital world-251a

This courses is suitable This course is suitable for all levels and focuses on individuall learners needs in upskilling for work, finding and applying for jobs online, CV building (more)

Tue, Nov 17, 2020 to Tue, Dec 15 2020
12:30 PM to 3:00 PM (3 hours) at Google Classroom
Provided by Swarthmore

GCSW-Digital Improvers-221a

This course is for those with some knowledge of digital skils and would like to develop their existing skills for life and work. The course will expand upon the basics of digital skills and support the learning of how to use different devices/ programmes and software for different reasons. (more)

Wed, Nov 18, 2020 to Wed, Dec 16 2020
12:30 PM to 3:00 PM (3 hours) at Google Classroom
Provided by Swarthmore

GCSW-Skills for work in a digital world-253a

This courses is suitable This course is suitable for all levels and focuses on individuall learners needs in upskilling for work, finding and applying for jobs online, CV building (more)

Thu, Nov 19, 2020 to Thu, Dec 17 2020
9:30 AM to 12:00 PM (3 hours) at Google Classroom
Provided by Swarthmore

GCLCAn 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)

Thu, Mar 04, 2021 to Thu, Mar 25 2021
12:30 PM to 3:45 PM (3 hours) at Google Classroom
Provided by Leeds City College

Beading - Term 1 - Mon am

This is an entry level class introducing learners to the techniques of beading and involves making small jewellery items from beads (more)

Mon, Sep 14, 2020 to Mon, Dec 07 2020
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (2 hours) at Deacon House Centre
Provided by Leeds City College

GCAE Fun with Games: Supporting Children's Maths - Sep

This course is aimed at parents/carers who have young children. The sessions will help parents/carers to explore the value of play with their children. With the online support materials and support of our dedicated tutor, you will have the opportunity to discover some fun activities to do with your children…(more)

Mon, Sep 14, 2020 to Mon, Oct 05 2020
10:00 AM to 12:30 PM (3 hours) at Google Classroom
Provided by Leeds City Council

GCLCAn 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 14, 2020 to Mon, Oct 05 2020
12:15 PM to 3:30 PM (3 hours) at Google Classroom
Provided by Leeds City College

GCLC 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 14, 2020 to Mon, Oct 05 2020
12:15 PM to 3:30 PM (3 hours) at Google Classroom
Provided by Leeds City College

Introduction to Pilates for Wellbeing

Introduction to Pilates For Wellbeing Course This 6 week course will introduce students to Pilates as form of exercise. Students will learn the beginners Pilate exercises, and the course will guide participants in developing a personal practice. The participants will explore the initial stages of Pilates including the health and…(more)

Wed, Sep 16, 2020 to Wed, Oct 21 2020
9:30 AM to 11:30 AM (2 hours) at Cardigan Centre
Provided by Cardigan Centre

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