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Learn to Patchwork

Do you fancy a go at being a sewing bee? Come and learn how to make a variety of patchwork designs. Patchworking can cover a variety of styles and can be used to make cushions, bags and small quilts. You will learn techniques, such as English paper piecing, to create…(more)

Thu, Feb 07, 2019 to Thu, Mar 28 2019
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM (2 hours) at Groundwork
Provided by Groundwork Leeds

Green Living

This Introduction to Green Living course will help you learn about ways to make your home and lifestyle more environmentally friendly, whilst also saving money. We will discuss alternatives to toxic household cleaning products and make our own 'Green-items', for example a beeswax wrap to replace cling film. For more…(more)

Mon, Feb 11, 2019 to Tue, Feb 12 2019
9:30 AM to 3:30 PM (6 hours) at Hollybush Conservation Centre
Provided by Conservation Volunteers

Family Wet Felt Making - 665b

Family course. Make a face using wet felt. (take home to dry) (more)

Mon, Feb 18, 2019 to Mon, Feb 18 2019
10:00 AM to 1:15 PM (3 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

Family Paper Garden - 666b

Family course. Have fun with coloured and textured papers and various collage techniques to create your own beautiful garden with flowers, plants, birds, pots, water areas and much more. (more)

Wed, Feb 20, 2019 to Wed, Feb 20 2019
10:00 AM to 12:30 PM (3 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

Story Sacks - Two Willows

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, Feb 27, 2019 to Wed, Mar 27 2019
9:15 AM to 11:45 AM (3 hours) at Two Willows Children's Centre
Provided by Leeds City Council

Fun with Games - St Peters

This fun and interactive course looks at ways parents can use games to develop their children's early numeracy skills. It will explore a range of new and traditional games and even give learners the chance to design and make their own game. (more)

Wed, Feb 27, 2019 to Wed, Mar 27 2019
12:30 PM to 3:00 PM (3 hours) at St Peters C.E. Primary School
Provided by Leeds City Council

Home Comforts Sewing Course

Would you like to learn to make your home cozy with handcrafted furnishings? Learn new sewing methods week on week to create soft furnishings such as cushions, doorstops and decorative objects. This course is suitable for complete beginners or for those looking to refresh their skills. (more)

Wed, Feb 27, 2019 to Wed, Mar 27 2019
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (2 hours) at Groundwork
Provided by Groundwork Leeds

(ACL) Introduction to Business Administration

The course covers the different roles and settings of working in an office environment. (more)

Fri, Mar 01, 2019 to Fri, Mar 22 2019
12:30 PM to 3:45 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)

Fri, Mar 08, 2019 to Fri, Mar 29 2019
12:30 PM to 3:00 PM (3 hours) at Rothwell Centre
Provided by Leeds City College

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, Mar 04, 2019 to Mon, Mar 25 2019
9:00 AM to 12:15 PM (3 hours) at Enfield Centre
Provided by Leeds City College

Application Form Training

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

Thu, Feb 21, 2019 to Thu, Feb 21 2019
10:00 AM to 4:15 PM (6 hours) at Blue Apple City Centre
Provided by Blue Apple

Application Form Training

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

Wed, Feb 27, 2019 to Wed, Feb 27 2019
10:00 AM to 4:15 PM (6 hours) at Blue Apple City Centre
Provided by Blue Apple

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, Mar 04, 2019 to Mon, Mar 25 2019
9:30 AM to 12:45 PM (3 hours) at Horsforth One Stop 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)

Mon, Mar 04, 2019 to Mon, Mar 25 2019
12:30 PM to 3:45 PM (3 hours) at Enfield Centre
Provided by Leeds City College

Confidence and Work

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)

Wed, Mar 13, 2019 to Thu, Mar 21 2019
10:00 AM to 1:15 PM (3 hours) at Groundwork
Provided by Groundwork Leeds

Application Form Training

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

Wed, Mar 13, 2019 to Wed, Mar 13 2019
10:00 AM to 4:15 PM (6 hours) at Blue Apple City Centre
Provided by Blue Apple

Outstanding CVs

This workshop is designed to help you refresh your CV and bring it up to date to reflect today's job market. You will learn how to write a relevant and compelling personal profile - identifying what to include and how to recognise your abilities and transferable skills. (more)

Wed, Mar 27, 2019 to Wed, Mar 27 2019
10:00 AM to 2:30 PM (5 hours) at Groundwork
Provided by Groundwork Leeds

Application Form Training

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

Wed, Mar 27, 2019 to Wed, Mar 27 2019
10:00 AM to 4:15 PM (6 hours) at Blue Apple City Centre
Provided by Blue Apple

Story Sacks - Cottingley

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, Jan 31, 2019 to Thu, Mar 28 2019
12:30 PM to 3:00 PM (3 hours) at Cottingley Children's Centre
Provided by Leeds City Council

ESOL - Accredited - 129b

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)

Fri, Feb 01, 2019 to Fri, Jun 21 2019
9:45 AM to 1:00 PM (3 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

Start Your Own Business

An introductory course for anyone who is thinking about setting up their own business or becoming self-employed. Guidance on how to register as self-employed and an overview of self assessment, along with tips on how to market research, write a business plan and navigate the challenges of starting up. (more)

Thu, Feb 07, 2019 to Thu, Mar 07 2019
10:00 AM to 1:00 PM (3 hours) at Groundwork
Provided by Groundwork Leeds

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, Mar 06, 2019 to Wed, Mar 27 2019
9:30 AM to 12:45 PM (3 hours) at Park Lane Campus
Provided by Leeds City College

(ACL) Sewing Dressmaking Beginners - Term 3 Wed AM

This course will teach learners about the principles of dressmaking including pattern selection and cutting/ fabric selection, tools of the trade and basic alterations. (more)

Wed, May 01, 2019 to Wed, Jun 26 2019
9:30 AM to 12:00 PM (3 hours) at Deacon House Centre
Provided by Leeds City College

Creative Crafts-Kentmere Centre - Term 3 Wed AM

This is an entry level class introducing learners to craft making activities (more)

Wed, May 01, 2019 to Wed, Jun 26 2019
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (2 hours) at Kentmere Childrens Centre
Provided by Leeds City College

Sewing Dressmaking Beginners - Term 3 Wed PM

This course will teach learners about the principles of dressmaking including pattern selection and cutting/ fabric selection, tools of the trade and basic alterations. (more)

Wed, May 01, 2019 to Wed, Jun 26 2019
12:30 PM to 3:00 PM (3 hours) at Deacon House Centre
Provided by Leeds City College

Beading and Jewellery Making Term 3 Thur AM

You will learn how to make beautiful beaded items of jewellery including earrings, necklaces and bracelets (more)

Thu, May 02, 2019 to Thu, Jun 27 2019
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (2 hours) at Deacon House Centre
Provided by Leeds City College

Counselling Skills - Introduction - Term 1 Thur PM

The course will be of interest to those contemplating a career in counselling. It may aid those working in health care, social services, prisons, pastoral care and education . (more)

Thu, May 02, 2019 to Thu, Jun 27 2019
12:30 PM to 3:00 PM (3 hours) at Deacon House Centre
Provided by Leeds City College

Creative Crafts Term 3 Thur PM

This is an entry level class introducing learners to craft making activities (more)

Thu, May 02, 2019 to Thu, Jun 27 2019
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (2 hours) at Deacon House Centre
Provided by Leeds City College

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Skills Training Employment Pathways

Are you aged 25 or over, live in Leeds and have been out of work for more than 6 months? Then STEP is for you.

Access a range of support to help you which includes improving and updating your skills, access work placements and work trials to help you move back into work and debt advice and support.

Interested? Contact the STEP team now on 0113 3784576 or e-mail them at STEP@leeds.gov.uk

Leeds Apprenticeship Fair 2019

The Leeds Apprenticeship Recruitment Fair will return to Leeds’ First Direct Arena on Monday 4 March 2019, 4pm – 8pm


6,500 visitors attended last year. Don’t miss out – take the opportunity to speak to employers who will be offering actual vacancies as well as information and advice on apprenticeships.n


Find out more @LeedsAppHub and #LARF2019 or visit


Apprenticeship Fair 2019

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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