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Watercolours - Still Life

An introduction to self expression through watercolours. Learning to paint with a variety of watercolour techniques, including the use of colour and observational use of light and shade. Improve your wet and dry brush skills by painting still life from your own objects. Materials will be provided for use in…(more)

Wed, Feb 26, 2020 to Wed, Mar 25 2020
10:00 AM to 12:30 PM (3 hours) at Groundwork
Provided by Groundwork Leeds

Drawing - Portraits

Learn to identify and depict shapes, shadows, shading and proportions in faces. Use the blending of chalks, charcoal and pastels to emphasise tones and contours. Learn colour mixing with pastels and water soluble pencils. Materials for use in class will be provided. (more)

Wed, Feb 26, 2020 to Wed, Mar 25 2020
2:00 PM to 4:30 PM (3 hours) at Groundwork
Provided by Groundwork Leeds

Chinese Brush Strokes - Animals

Producing a variety of beautiful animals on calligraphy rice paper of different sizes. The course will help develop or introduce different traditional Chinese and Japanese brush techniques in inks and watercolours. There will be an opportunity to place some animals in stylised landscapes. All materials will be provided to use…(more)

Thu, Feb 27, 2020 to Thu, Mar 26 2020
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (2 hours) at Groundwork
Provided by Groundwork Leeds

(ACL) First Steps to Working in Childcare

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 04, 2020 to Wed, Apr 22 2020
12:30 PM to 3:30 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, Mar 05, 2020 to Thu, Mar 26 2020
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (3 hours) at Beeston Centre
Provided by Leeds City College

Make a Webpage from Scratch (Convention House)

Learn how to make your own webpage step by step in a supportive setting. This course is suitable for people with some basic computer knowledge. You will leave with a one page website that would be suitable for a small business or a personal blog. (more)

Sat, Mar 14, 2020 to Sun, Mar 22 2020
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (5 hours) at Convention House (Access Via Patrick Studio's)
Provided by East Street Arts

Exploring anxiety

You will explore feelings and thoughts around what makes you anxious and develop techniques to help you control negative thought patterns and physical symptoms of anxiety (more)

Mon, Jan 06, 2020 to Mon, Jan 27 2020
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (2 hours) at Vale Day Centre
Provided by Leeds City College

ESOL- Me and My Future

This is an English course for speakers of other languages (ESOL) to improve confidence and develop language skills when talking about plans for the future. It is open to any learner from Entry 1 to Entry 3 level. The language covered will include: talking about the future; reviewing skills and…(more)

Tue, Jan 14, 2020 to Tue, Mar 31 2020
9:30 AM to 11:30 AM (2 hours) at Gorse Academy
Provided by Cardigan Centre

ESOL - Reading for Everyday Life

This is an English Reading course for speakers of other languages (ESOL) to improve confidence and develop basic reading and understanding skills. It is open to any learner from Entry 1 to Entry 3 level. The reading skills covered will include: reading and understanding simple texts relevant to everyday life,…(more)

Tue, Jan 14, 2020 to Tue, Mar 31 2020
10:00 AM to 2:15 PM (4 hours) at Nari Ekta Ltd
Provided by Nari Ekta Ltd

Watercolours - Landscapes

Learn to paint landscapes in watercolour producing beautiful light-filled pictures. You may base pictures on your own photographs, using watercolour techniques to add texture and tonal values. Practice the use of perspective to show distance and depth. trees, water and buildings will be covered. Materials will be provided for use…(more)

Wed, Jan 15, 2020 to Wed, Feb 12 2020
10:00 AM to 12:30 PM (3 hours) at Groundwork
Provided by Groundwork Leeds

Nature for Health and Wellbeing (Inkwell)

Use nature as the basis for making personal items to take home. Take part in short accessible nature walks in the local area and forage for materials to use in your artwork. You will also learn how to incorporate batik techniques to create 2-dimentional and 3-dimentional pieces. (more)

Fri, Jan 17, 2020 to Fri, Apr 03 2020
1:30 PM to 3:30 PM (2 hours) at Inkwell
Provided by East Street Arts

Upcycle - Wardrobe Revival

This fun course enables you to bring new life to a pair of your favourite jeans, a child's T shirt, a dress, shirt, scarf etc. re-creating old items that you no longer use into a product that is original and unique. Products can be embellished using buttons, beads, ribbons, hand-stitched…(more)

Wed, Jan 22, 2020 to Wed, Apr 01 2020
9:15 AM to 11:30 AM (2 hours) at Little London Primary School
Provided by Cardigan Centre

IT For Work

To help individuals become more familiar with job sites, search engines, recruiment agencies, email attachments and internet safety. (more)

Thu, Jan 30, 2020 to Fri, Feb 07 2020
10:15 AM to 12:15 PM (2 hours) at Southern House Job Centre
Provided by Learning Partnerships Ltd

Steps 2 Work - CH23

This course is designed to support job seekers at Eastgate Job Centre back into employment. During the course learners will cover CVs, 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, Feb 10, 2020 to Fri, Feb 14 2020
9:30 AM to 12:00 PM (3 hours) at Eastgate Job Centre
Provided by Learning Partnerships Ltd

ESOL - Accredited- Entry 2 - 125b

This is an English language course for speakers of other languages (ESOL) to improve confidence and develop language skills It is open to any learner from Pre-Entry to Entry 3 level and will lead to an exam. (more)

Mon, Feb 24, 2020 to Fri, Jul 10 2020
9:45 AM to 12:15 PM (3 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

Sewing - Mixed Ability - 555b

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

Thu, Feb 27, 2020 to Thu, Apr 02 2020
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (2 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

(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, Mar 03, 2020 to Tue, Mar 24 2020
9:00 AM to 12:15 PM (3 hours) at Deacon House Centre
Provided by Leeds City College

Intermediate Garment Making

During this course you will work towards making a unique garment or dress following a commercial sewing pattern. You will learn to cut fabrics to fit your shape and develop sewing skills. This course is suitable for novice learners; some may have used sewing machines before but would like to…(more)

Thu, Jan 16, 2020 to Thu, Apr 02 2020
9:15 AM to 11:30 AM (2 hours) at Hillcrest Academy
Provided by Cardigan Centre

New Year Gardening

Aimed at beginners, or those who want to learn to garden in an environmentally friendly way. These courses will take place throughout the year, focusing on different aspects of the gardening calendar. This will involve how to grow plants (herbs and flowers) over winter in our polytunnel, planting up containers…(more)

Fri, Jan 17, 2020 to Fri, Mar 27 2020
10:00 AM to 12:30 PM (3 hours) at Hollybush Conservation Centre
Provided by Conservation Volunteers

English for Administration

This course is for the clients who want to learn administration skills. Learners will work towards the following units; Carrying out personal responsibilities at work Working to achieve an organisation's purpose and values Applying employment responsibilities and rights Supporting diversity Maintaining security and confidentiality Health and safety at work Manageing…(more)

Fri, Jan 17, 2020 to Fri, Apr 03 2020
10:00 AM to 2:15 PM (4 hours) at Nari Ekta Ltd
Provided by Nari Ekta Ltd

Crochet - Term 2 Fri am

This is an entry level class introducing learners to crochet and expanding on existing skills. (more)

Fri, Jan 24, 2020 to Fri, Apr 03 2020
9:30 AM to 12:00 PM (3 hours) at Deacon House Centre
Provided by Leeds City College

Learn To Sew 2

Individuals on this 6 week course will learn hand and machine sewing technique. The course is suitable for those who have not sewn before or would like to refresh their skills. Week by week, individuals will learn a variety of techniques to add to their sewing toolbox and the course…(more)

Wed, Jan 29, 2020 to Wed, Mar 11 2020
2:00 PM to 4:30 PM (3 hours) at Groundwork
Provided by Groundwork Leeds

(ACL)Intro to Work as Teaching Assistant with Adult Learners

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 02, 2020 to Mon, Mar 23 2020
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (3 hours) at Beeston Centre
Provided by Leeds City College

(ACL) Introduction to digital literacy

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

Mon, Jan 13, 2020 to Mon, Mar 30 2020
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)

Thu, Mar 05, 2020 to Thu, Mar 26 2020
12:30 PM to 3:30 PM (3 hours) at Enfield Centre
Provided by Leeds City College

English Communication (VC1 - T2)

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)

Wed, Jan 08, 2020 to Wed, Apr 01 2020
12:30 PM to 3:00 PM (3 hours) at Vale Circles
Provided by Leeds City College

English Communication LP1 - T2

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)

Thu, Jan 09, 2020 to Thu, Apr 02 2020
9:30 AM to 12:00 PM (3 hours) at Lovell Park Centre
Provided by Leeds City College

Exploring resilience (Thurs)

A course to help learners' deal with barriers and setbacks. You will look at different techniques to help you develop confidence in situations where you feel knocked back. (more)

Thu, Jan 09, 2020 to Thu, Feb 06 2020
12:30 PM to 3:00 PM (3 hours) at Stocks Hill Day Centre Armley
Provided by Leeds City College

ESOL IT - IT2 (T2)

This course is ideal for learners who want to use Microsoft Excel to produce their own spreadhseets and graphs (more)

Fri, Jan 10, 2020 to Fri, Apr 03 2020
12:30 PM to 3:00 PM (3 hours) at Enfield Centre
Provided by Leeds City College

Exploring resilience (Tues)

A course to help learners' deal with barriers and setbacks. You will look at different techniques to help you develop confidence in situations where you feel knocked back. (more)

Tue, Feb 25, 2020 to Tue, Mar 31 2020
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (2 hours) at Vale Day Centre
Provided by Leeds City College

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