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Building Self-esteem and Confidence - 302a

Learn strategies to increase self-esteem and build confidence in a safe and relaxed environment with mutual support. (more)

Mon, Sep 16, 2019 to Mon, Dec 09 2019
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (2 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

Internet & Email - 266a

Develop presentation and spreadsheet skills to aid your business startup or improve skills in the workplace. (more)

Mon, Sep 16, 2019 to Mon, Dec 09 2019
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (2 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

Knitting - 558a

This course is suitable for complete beginners or those who might need a helping hand following patterns or with more complicated techniques. (more)

Mon, Sep 16, 2019 to Mon, Dec 09 2019
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (2 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

Spanish - Beginners 2 - 422a

You will learn how to ask for a specific place, make simple enquiries, understand basic directions, book a room, the alphabet, months of the year, days of the week, telling the time, travel, buying food and drink and eating in a restaurant. (more)

Tue, Sep 17, 2019 to Tue, Dec 10 2019
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (2 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

Creative Writing - Intro - 602a

A Creative Writing course for Beginners. The course will introduce you to the basic approaches to writing. What makes a short story, a poem or a script? What is a character? We will look at practical ways of answering these questions and others. (more)

Tue, Sep 17, 2019 to Tue, Dec 10 2019
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (2 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

Spanish - Improvers - 424a

Hola. If you've done some Spanish before and would like to continue developing your skill and passion for the language and culture, come and join us! (more)

Tue, Sep 24, 2019 to Tue, Nov 26 2019
10:30 AM to 12:30 PM (2 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

Basic English - 134

A supported class for adults with learning difficulties who want to develop their reading, writing and speaking, listening and communication skills. (more)

Tue, Sep 24, 2019 to Tue, Jun 30 2020
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (2 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

Intro to Maths (Pre-GCSEd) - 180

A short introduction to GCSE Maths (more)

Mon, Sep 02, 2019 to Mon, Oct 07 2019
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (2 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

Intro to English (Pre-GCSE) - 181

A short introduction to GCSE English (more)

Wed, Sep 11, 2019 to Wed, Oct 09 2019
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (2 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

Jewellery - Step Up - 532a

A practical jewellery making class for people who have already learnt the basic techniques in Jewellery making. The course will enable you to further develop previously learnt techniques to produce beautiful jewellery. (more)

Mon, Sep 16, 2019 to Mon, Dec 09 2019
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (2 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

Jewellery-Beginner - 530a

Learn the basic techniques to design and make simple jewellery. You will develop different techniques using copper and then progress onto silver when you feel more confident. (more)

Mon, Sep 16, 2019 to Mon, Dec 09 2019
12:15 PM to 2:15 PM (2 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

Photoshop-Next step - 271a

An informal course to give you the confidence and develop knowledge, understanding and skills in Photoshop Elements 8. Use range of tools and techniques for repairing, enhancing, retouching and toning photos. (more)

Mon, Sep 16, 2019 to Mon, Dec 09 2019
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (2 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

Mindful Art - 541a

Relieve stress and boost your health and well-being by using artistic and creative mindfulness techniques. (more)

Tue, Sep 17, 2019 to Tue, Oct 22 2019
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (2 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

Getting Started with Computers - 254a

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

Tue, Sep 17, 2019 to Tue, Dec 10 2019
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (2 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

Welcome to IT – Word - 261a

Computer course for English language learners (more)

Tue, Sep 17, 2019 to Tue, Dec 10 2019
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (2 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

Getting Started with Computers - 252a

Computer course suitable for complete beginners which provides 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, Sep 20, 2019 to Fri, Dec 13 2019
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (2 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

Switched On - 241a

A supported computer course which provides an introduction to basic computer skills and use of other technology for people with learning difficulties/disabilities (more)

Tue, Sep 24, 2019 to Tue, Dec 10 2019
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (2 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

Out & About - 138

Life skills for people who enjoy the countryside, nature and walking. This course uses public transport. (more)

Wed, Sep 25, 2019 to Wed, Jul 01 2020
11:00 AM to 2:00 PM (3 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

Sign language - Beginners - 401a

A basic non-accredited Sign language course for people who want to learn how to communicate using sign language. (more)

Wed, Sep 18, 2019 to Wed, Dec 11 2019
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (2 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

Creative Writing - Intro - 601a

A Creative Writing course for Beginners. The course will introduce you to the basic approaches to writing. What makes a short story, a poem or a script? What is a character? We will look at practical ways of answering these questions and others. (more)

Fri, Sep 20, 2019 to Fri, Dec 06 2019
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (2 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

Practical Drama - 608a

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, Sep 20, 2019 to Fri, Dec 06 2019
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (2 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

Creative Wellness - 544A

On this course you will take part in a variety of art and craft activities and improve your self esteem and confidence. (more)

Tue, Sep 17, 2019 to Tue, Dec 10 2019
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (2 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

Sewing - Basic - 552a

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

Fri, Sep 20, 2019 to Fri, Dec 06 2019
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (2 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

ESOL - Accredited- 127a

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. The language covered will include: talking about health problems to a doctor or nurse; making appointments and accessing local…(more)

Mon, Sep 16, 2019 to Mon, Feb 10 2020
9:45 AM to 12:15 PM (3 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

Pottery - Family - 651a

Come and have fun in our well-equipped pottery studio. Learn different techniques working together to produce creative ceramic pieces. (more)

Tue, Sep 24, 2019 to Tue, Dec 03 2019
4:30 PM to 6:00 PM (2 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

Pottery-Beginners - 516a

Learn the basic techniques of pottery including glazing and throwing on the wheel. (more)

Fri, Sep 27, 2019 to Fri, Dec 06 2019
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (2 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

Moving Wisely- 801a

Exercise based course incorporating balance, coordination, core stability and strength exercises. (more)

Mon, Sep 16, 2019 to Mon, Dec 09 2019
10:30 AM to 12:00 PM (2 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

Getting Started with Computers - 255a

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

Tue, Sep 17, 2019 to Tue, Dec 10 2019
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (2 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

Spanish - Beginners - 419a

This is an introduction to Spanish. Learn how to communicate using the basics to get around while on holiday, in social situations or meeting someone for the first time. (more)

Tue, Sep 17, 2019 to Tue, Dec 10 2019
3:15 PM to 5:15 PM (2 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

Welcome to IT – Word - 262a

Computer course for English language learners (more)

Thu, Sep 19, 2019 to Thu, Dec 12 2019
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (2 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

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