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Inspire and Achieve - CH1

The course is designed to support unemployed individuals improve their employment prospects. In preparation for work learners will develop their skills around employability, which includes communication skills, creating an effective CV, confidence building, understanding how employers recruit, how to complete application forms, analysing vacancies, and job interviews etc. These courses…(more)

Wed, Nov 06, 2019 to Wed, Dec 11 2019
9:45 AM to 2:15 PM (5 hours) at Learning Partnerships
Provided by Learning Partnerships Ltd

Digital Skills For Work

A digital skills course that allows students to improve their computer skills to help find employment. Students will create a CV, sign up to job searching websites, find suitable jobs and complete online forms. Courses will be tailored to the individual group and are suitable for various abilities. (more)

Thu, Nov 07, 2019 to Thu, Dec 12 2019
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (2 hours) at Compton Centre
Provided by City of Leeds YMCA

Working in the NHS

This course will introduce the various support roles available in the NHS and will signpost learners to further courses which may be useful or ways of applying for various roles. (more)

Fri, Jan 10, 2020 to Fri, Jan 31 2020
12:30 PM to 3:30 PM (3 hours) at Beeston Centre
Provided by Leeds City College

Family History Online - Beginners

On this 8 week course individuals will be introduced to researching their family history online. They will use subscription and free online resources to look at Births, Marriages and Death records, military records, census information and the use of websites to gain information about their family. Individuals will need to…(more)

Tue, Oct 15, 2019 to Tue, Dec 10 2019
10:00 AM to 12:30 PM (3 hours) at Groundwork
Provided by Groundwork Leeds

Family History Online - Improvers

Individuals on this 8 week course will gain help on how to build on a basic family tree. They will learn about further resources to use to break down \ldblquote brick walls\rdblquote , how to use military and immigration records (including international records), as well as newspaper articles to flesh…(more)

Wed, Oct 16, 2019 to Wed, Dec 11 2019
6:00 PM to 8:30 PM (3 hours) at Groundwork
Provided by Groundwork Leeds

World of Relationships

This course is about developing safe and healthy attitudes in relationships. On this course you will be able to explore the different areas surrounding a relationship through fun and interactive games and activities. Here you will be able to share your own experiences in a safe, supportive and confidential environment. (more)

Mon, Nov 04, 2019 to Mon, Dec 09 2019
3:30 PM to 5:30 PM (2 hours) at Barkston House
Provided by People Matters (West Yorkshire) CIO

Improving Mental Health

This course is aimed towards individuals experiencing depression, anxiety and sleep disorders. Tutors will deliver a range of therapeutic and educational interventions, supporting learners to use mindfulness techniques, breathing exercises, and guided visualisations, bringing calmness to the mind and improving sleep. This will give learners the tools to manage their…(more)

Mon, Oct 21, 2019 to Mon, Nov 25 2019
2:30 PM to 4:30 PM (2 hours) at The Recovery Academy
Provided by Humankind

Progress In Recovery

A holistic course in maintaining ongoing successful recovery from alcohol and/or other drug dependency issues, and exploring future progression options. The aim of the course is to improve recovering people's wellbeing, self awareness and self esteem through supporting them to maintain their recovery from problematic substance use. This course will…(more)

Wed, Oct 30, 2019 to Wed, Dec 04 2019
10:30 AM to 12:30 PM (2 hours) at The Recovery Academy
Provided by Humankind

Introduction to Peer Mentoring

This course aims to support people who have experienced drug and/or alcohol use to build peer mentoring skills, so they can use their experience to positively support others who maybe struggling in addiction and recovery. Learners will understand the importance of working within boundaries and keeping the confidence of others…(more)

Thu, Nov 07, 2019 to Thu, Nov 28 2019
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM (2 hours) at The Recovery Academy
Provided by Humankind

Taster Session - English

This is an introductory session for learners who want to improve their speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. (more)

Thu, Oct 03, 2019 to Thu, Oct 03 2019
10:00 AM to 2:15 PM (4 hours) at Nari Ekta Ltd
Provided by Nari Ekta Ltd

ESOL - Me & 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 to be able to find their way and ask for directions. It is open to any learner from pre-entry…(more)

Tue, Oct 08, 2019 to Tue, Dec 10 2019
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM (3 hours) at Hillside Ls11 8 Nd
Provided by Vera Media

ESOL - Social Conversation

This is an English course for speakers of other languages (ESOL) to improve confidence and develop skills in communicating in social situations. It is open to learners from Entry to Entry 3 level. The language covered will include: making small talk; asking for things; giving opinions; agreeing and disagreeing; giving…(more)

Tue, Oct 22, 2019 to Tue, Dec 17 2019
9:40 AM to 11:45 AM (2 hours) at Woodsley Multicultural Community Centre
Provided by Health for All (Leeds) Ltd

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

English Communication (AF1 - 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)

Fri, Jan 10, 2020 to Fri, Apr 03 2020
9:30 AM to 12:00 PM (3 hours) at Bankside Primary School
Provided by Leeds City College

English Communication (WP1 - 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)

Tue, Jan 14, 2020 to Tue, Mar 31 2020
9:00 AM to 11:15 AM (2 hours) at Woodlands Primary Academy
Provided by Leeds City College

English Communication (WP1 - T3)

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)

Tue, Apr 21, 2020 to Tue, Jul 14 2020
9:00 AM to 11:15 AM (2 hours) at Woodlands Primary Academy
Provided by Leeds City College

English Communication (VC1 - T3)

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, Apr 22, 2020 to Wed, Jun 24 2020
12:30 PM to 3:00 PM (3 hours) at Vale Circles
Provided by Leeds City College

English Communication (LP1 - T3)

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, Apr 23, 2020 to Thu, Jun 25 2020
9:30 AM to 12:00 PM (3 hours) at Lovell Park Centre
Provided by Leeds City College

English Communication (AF1 - T3)

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)

Fri, Apr 24, 2020 to Fri, Jun 26 2020
9:30 AM to 12:00 PM (3 hours) at Bankside Primary School
Provided by Leeds City College

Improve your Art Workshops

Individuals will learn new and more complex techniques in painting and experiment with new mediums such as: Oils Brusho Oil Pastels Interference paints They will create multiple pieces of their own art work over the course forthem to take home or gift. This course is suitable for complete beginners or…(more)

Thu, Oct 03, 2019 to Thu, Dec 12 2019
10:00 AM to 12:30 PM (3 hours) at Groundwork
Provided by Groundwork Leeds

Fabricated Creations

Over this 10 week course, individuals will have the opportunity to make a variety of fun creations with fabric using handsewing including: fabric bears patchwork felt brooches Dorset buttons doorstops cat-shaped pencil cases This course is suitable for all levels of sewing. (more)

Thu, Oct 03, 2019 to Thu, Dec 12 2019
10:00 AM to 12:30 PM (3 hours) at Groundwork
Provided by Groundwork Leeds

Improve your Knitting

Individuals will improve on their existing knitting skills with this 10 week course. They will learn to knit more complicated stitches and read more complex patterns. They will be able to take their project home to work on it and bring it back the next week to learn more or…(more)

Thu, Oct 03, 2019 to Thu, Dec 12 2019
2:00 PM to 4:30 PM (3 hours) at Groundwork
Provided by Groundwork Leeds

Improve your sewing workshops

This machine sewing course over 10 workshops is for those individuals who already know how to sew and wish to know more about intermediate and advanced garment making. They will learn to size and alter commercial patterns, as well as more complex techniques and how to use basic blocks to…(more)

Thu, Oct 03, 2019 to Thu, Dec 12 2019
2:00 PM to 4:30 PM (3 hours) at Groundwork
Provided by Groundwork Leeds

Taster Session - Maths

This session is designed to give learners an introduction to numbers and budgeting skills. (more)

Mon, Oct 14, 2019 to Mon, Oct 14 2019
10:00 AM to 2:15 PM (4 hours) at Nari Ekta Ltd
Provided by Nari Ekta Ltd

Woodcraft for Women 2

Woodcraft for Women is a six week course to teach women the basics of woodworking. Participants will learn how to cut and measure wood, how to fix wood together and how to use power and hand tools safely. There will be an opportunity to turn a pen or bowl on…(more)

Tue, Nov 05, 2019 to Tue, Dec 10 2019
10:00 AM to 12:30 PM (3 hours) at Groundwork
Provided by Groundwork Leeds

Stitch and Sew

On this course, you will learn how to sew using different techniques to create individual projects such as a cushion, cross stitch or a zip bag. (more)

Tue, Nov 05, 2019 to Tue, Dec 10 2019
10:30 AM to 1:30 PM (3 hours) at Barkston House
Provided by People Matters (West Yorkshire) CIO

Exploring ICT resources to support mental health

Run in conjunction with The Recovery College, this course will help you to identify useful on line resources to support you or someone you know who may be suffering from a mental heath issue. (more)

Mon, Nov 11, 2019 to Mon, Dec 16 2019
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (2 hours) at Stocks Hill Day Centre Armley
Provided by Leeds City College

News & Events

Leeds Recovery College

We opened in September and offer courses for people to learn more about mental health and well-being

You can enrol on a course without any referral or diagnosis with courses delivered by people who have experienced mental health challenges alongside health professionals, teachers, trainers and community organisations

Find out more and see our prospectus

Leeds Recovery College

Build Your Skills Project

Are you over 50, unemployed or living with a long term health problem?


Would you like help and support to gain new skills? Build Your Skills is a six month project to help you develop skills and gain a qualification in a number of areas including Digital and Food Hygiene, in a relaxed, fun environment.


The project opens on 11th September - find out more and book your place by e-mailing info@ymcaleeds.org.uk

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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