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Basket Weaving

Learn how to make your own basket from willow on this relaxing, two-day craft course. You will be able to take it home with you - a lovely gift for a friend or yourself to beat the winter blues. For more information, contact the tutor Gemma Foley at {\field{\*\fldinst {…(more)

Mon, Feb 04, 2019 to Tue, Feb 05 2019
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (6 hours) at Hollybush Conservation Centre
Provided by Conservation Volunteers

Welcome to Volunteering

This course is a must for anyone who is interested in volunteering. As a group you will explore what volunteering is and how you could volunteer. Through a range of interactive and fun activities, your knowledge and skills will develop and prepare you for you ideal volunteer role. (more)

Fri, Mar 01, 2019 to Fri, Apr 05 2019
10:30 AM to 1:00 PM (3 hours) at Barkston House
Provided by People Matters (West Yorkshire) CIO

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

(ACL) Digital Skills for Beginners

Course for people with knowledge of computers. (more)

Tue, Mar 19, 2019 to Fri, Mar 29 2019
9:30 AM to 3:00 PM (6 hours) at Deacon House Centre
Provided by Leeds City College

ESOL- Me and My Health - LLCC ( TUESDAY )

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…(more)

Tue, Jan 15, 2019 to Tue, Mar 26 2019
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (2 hours) at Little London Childrens Centre
Provided by Cardigan Centre

Felting 2

Interested in having a go at felting? Come and make beautiful felted artwork for your home. Come and learn the skills and process of wet and needle felting on our four week course. You will have the opportunity to learn wet and needle felting processes. If you have pictures you…(more)

Thu, Jan 17, 2019 to Thu, Feb 07 2019
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM (2 hours) at Groundwork
Provided by Groundwork Leeds

Basic Photography

Do you want to take better photographs? Have you just bought a digital camera and are not sure how to use it? Join our basic photography course to develop your creative eye for taking beautiful images. You will learn the basic principles of digital photography such as composition, exposure and…(more)

Thu, Jan 17, 2019 to Thu, Feb 07 2019
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (2 hours) at Groundwork
Provided by Groundwork Leeds

Family History Online

A course that will introduce you to researching your family history online. We will use subscription and free online resources to look at Births, Marriages and Death records, military records, census information and the use of online groups and forums to gain information about your family. The use of subscription…(more)

Wed, Jan 30, 2019 to Wed, Mar 27 2019
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (2 hours) at Groundwork
Provided by Groundwork Leeds

Steps To Excellence & Personal Success

This course aims to develop confidence and goal setting skills, helping learners identify their existing strengths and abilities. It shows how they may build on these to further their aims and ambitions, including further learning, volunteering and employability. The course offers a space for reflection and discussion, using video clips…(more)

Mon, Feb 04, 2019 to Mon, Mar 25 2019
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (3 hours) at Blenheim Primary School
Provided by Vera Media

Valentine Prints - 661b

Learn printing techniques to produce an eye catching piece of art. (more)

Sat, Feb 09, 2019 to Sat, Feb 09 2019
10:00 AM to 12:30 PM (3 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

Valentine Jewellery Pendants - 664b

Learning some basic techniques to create a unique piece of jewellery (more)

Sat, Feb 09, 2019 to Sat, Feb 09 2019
10:00 AM to 2:30 PM (5 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

Stained Glass Hearts - 663b

Learning some basic techniques to create a beautiful stained glass heart. (more)

Sat, Feb 09, 2019 to Sat, Feb 09 2019
10:30 AM to 4:00 PM (6 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

Intro to Portraiture - 662b

Learn some basic drawing techniques. (more)

Sat, Feb 09, 2019 to Sat, Feb 09 2019
1:00 PM to 3:30 PM (3 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

Get Ahead - CH1

To empower Jobcentre customers with skills, knowledge and confidence required to get ahead in their career aspirations. This flexible module-based course covers content such as: Career research, online I.T basics, using social media to jobsearch, tailoring your application to an advert, analysing job vacancies, interview techniques, Universal Credit and more.…(more)

Mon, Jan 21, 2019 to Fri, Feb 08 2019
9:30 AM to 1:00 PM (4 hours) at Seacroft Jobcentre
Provided by Learning Partnerships Ltd

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

Family Drama - 667b

Time to have fun and meet new friends.  Acting games and do-it-yourself drama for people who like playing and want to share off-line times with family.  This is a non-threatening introduction to confidence-building drama for ages 7 - 70+.  Wear comfy clothes, switch your phone off and bring the family.…(more)

Thu, Feb 21, 2019 to Thu, Feb 21 2019
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (2 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

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

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

(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

Sewing Dressmaking Beginners - Term 2 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, Jan 16, 2019 to Wed, Mar 27 2019
12:30 PM to 3:00 PM (3 hours) at Deacon House 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)

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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Are you a mum? Would you like to improve your digital skills?

Techmums could be the course you are looking for. Our free 10 week courses will help you brush up your skills and knowledge of Social Media, Blogging, Web and App design and more....

You will need to be able to use a keyboard and mouse and be able to read English. We will even loan you an iPad for the duration of the course.

Contact us on 0113 3787003 or e-mail acls@leeds.gov.uk for more information and to book your place on our information session.


Jumpstart your future now

Prepare yourself for study on this flexible, part-time short course for adults only at the University of Leeds.


Starting in January, the Jumpstart course can help you prepare to apply for foundation level study in higher education


Contact Poppy Beacock (0113 343 6892/ p.beacock@leeds.ac.uk) or visit


Jumpstart

Skills Training Employment Pathways

Are you aged 25 or over, live in Leeds and have been out of work for more than 12 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

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