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Me Time 2017/18 Course 15 Thursdays

The Me Time is free course (approx. 8 weeks) aimed at individuals aged 25+ with learning disabilities. The course aims to empower people and will enable learners to enjoy a variety of meaningful activities, which will help them to develop new skills, help them achieve their goals, gain more independence…(more)

Thu, May 31, 2018 to Thu, Jul 26 2018
10:30 AM to 2:30 PM (4 hours) at Royal Mencap
Provided by Royal Mencap Society

Life Coaching - An Introduction - 306c

A short course of three Saturday workshops introduces you to some of the key principles of life coaching. Take stock: a little of what we want more of and less of in our lives; Learn some techniques which support in creating things the way we would like them to be. (more)

Sat, Jun 02, 2018 to Sat, Jun 16 2018
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (6 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

Health and Social Care (TLA)

Learners who live in the East Leeds area who would like to further their skills and knowledge in Health, Social Care and Early Years Provision. Understand the basic needs of an individual and identify the community services, their roles and the services that they can provide in order to meet…(more)

Wed, Jun 06, 2018 to Wed, Jun 27 2018
9:00 AM to 11:30 AM (3 hours) at Temple Learning Academy
Provided by City of Leeds YMCA

Alexander Technique Taster - 856c

Learn the basics of the Alexander Technique. Hints and tips for keeping your body and mind balanced. (more)

Wed, Jul 11, 2018 to Wed, Jul 11 2018
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM (3 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

Healthy Livinig Walk

This course is to provide benefits of walking as an exercise. It aims to encourage team work and group members to access areas of beauty within West Yorkshire. Students will be given knowledge about places of interest and will learn to follow instructions, gain an insight to basic map reading…(more)

Mon, Jul 30, 2018 to Mon, Jul 30 2018
9:00 AM to 3:15 PM (6 hours) at Hawksworth Wood Ymca
Provided by City of Leeds YMCA

Confidence and Health D

Activity based sessions for building confidence and managing you health while prepapring to go back to work. Session 1 is an activity based session for building confidence towards getting back to work. There will also be a chance to explore your skills and qualities and understand how volunteering can help…(more)

Mon, Jun 04, 2018 to Mon, Jun 11 2018
12:30 PM to 4:00 PM (4 hours) at Cafe Lux
Provided by Groundwork Leeds

Confidence and Health E

Activity based sessions for building confidence and managing you health while prepapring to go back to work. Session 1 is an activity based session for building confidence towards getting back to work. There will also be a chance to explore your skills and qualities and understand how volunteering can help…(more)

Mon, Jun 18, 2018 to Mon, Jun 25 2018
12:30 PM to 4:00 PM (4 hours) at Cafe Lux
Provided by Groundwork Leeds

Confidence and Health F

Activity based sessions for building confidence and managing you health while prepapring to go back to work. Session 1 is an activity based session for building confidence towards getting back to work. There will also be a chance to explore your skills and qualities and understand how volunteering can help…(more)

Mon, Jul 02, 2018 to Mon, Jul 09 2018
12:30 PM to 4:00 PM (4 hours) at Cafe Lux
Provided by Groundwork Leeds

Confidence and Health G

Activity based sessions for building confidence and managing you health while prepapring to go back to work. Session 1 is an activity based session for building confidence towards getting back to work. There will also be a chance to explore your skills and qualities and understand how volunteering can help…(more)

Mon, Jul 16, 2018 to Mon, Jul 23 2018
12:30 PM to 4:00 PM (4 hours) at Cafe Lux
Provided by Groundwork Leeds

Moving Closer to Work ABC

This course is suitable for those who have completed the Confidence and Health course. It involves IT skills for jobseeking, changing careers and writing outstanding CV's in order to move learners closer to the job market. (more)

Mon, Jun 04, 2018 to Mon, Jun 25 2018
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (3 hours) at Cafe Lux
Provided by Groundwork Leeds

Managing Children's Behavior

This is a course for mothers, fathers and carers to understand why children behave in different ways and how they can help them to learn positive behavior. Over the 5 week course learners look at; Building a good relationship with thier child; The importance of praise and self esteem; How…(more)

Tue, Jun 05, 2018 to Tue, Jul 03 2018
12:45 PM to 2:45 PM (2 hours) at Pudsey Childrens Centre
Provided by Pre-School Learning Alliance

Moving Closer to Work DE

This course is suitable for those who have completed the Confidence and Health course. It involves IT skills for jobseeking, changing careers and writing outstanding CV's in order to move learners closer to the job market. (more)

Mon, Jul 02, 2018 to Mon, Jul 23 2018
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (3 hours) at Cafe Lux
Provided by Groundwork Leeds

Introduction to Surveying

An introduction to the basic techniques and the reasons for surveying, covering a range of habitats and species including trees, birds, wildflowers and lichens. (more)

Fri, Jul 06, 2018 to Fri, Jul 27 2018
9:30 AM to 3:30 PM (6 hours) at Hollybush Conservation Centre
Provided by Conservation Volunteers

(ACL) Intro to Cake Decorating

An Introduction to the art of cake decorating. Learn techniques and tips for making your cakes look amazing. (more)

Tue, Jun 05, 2018 to Tue, Jul 10 2018
9:30 AM to 11:30 AM (2 hours) at Moor Allerton Library
Provided by Leeds City College

Arts Sunday - 596c

Stained Glass and Jewellery - A day to indulge, experiment and relax.. A simple lunch will also be provided. (more)

Sun, Jun 10, 2018 to Sun, Jun 10 2018
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (6 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

Arts Sunday - 597c

Stained Glass and Jewellery - A day to indulge, experiment and relax.. A simple lunch will also be provided. (more)

Sun, Jun 17, 2018 to Sun, Jun 17 2018
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (6 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

Family Summer Crafts - 646c

Bazaar Crafts with Mrs Sew-and-Sew. We will be making a range of traditional craft items, as featured at Bazaars and Sales of Work for many years, and are now making a come back. Learn to weave, plait and stitch, in simple, fun, creative ways and take everything home with you.…(more)

Sat, Jul 07, 2018 to Sat, Jul 07 2018
10:00 AM to 1:15 PM (3 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

Felt Making - 599c

Exploring wet felt making for decorative use - beginners (more)

Mon, Jun 04, 2018 to Mon, Jun 25 2018
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (2 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

Family felt making course - 598c

Family course. Exploring wet felt making for decorative use (more)

Mon, Jun 04, 2018 to Mon, Jun 25 2018
4:30 PM to 6:00 PM (2 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

Brushstrokes

Learn painting techniques with watercolours and acrylics, from landscapes to still life. Suitable for beginners and those who wish to learn extra techniques. All materials provided, but can bring your own if you would prefer. (more)

Tue, Jun 05, 2018 to Tue, Jun 26 2018
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (2 hours) at Groundwork
Provided by Groundwork Leeds

Learn Photography

Learn basic photography techniques and use those skills to take superb photos, then learn to edit them with Photoshop. (more)

Tue, Jul 03, 2018 to Tue, Jul 24 2018
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM (2 hours) at Groundwork
Provided by Groundwork Leeds

Printworks

Basic printing skills using pre-made silk screens. Create a lino cut to print with of your own design. Suitable for beginners and those who wish to learn those particular techniques. All materials provided. (more)

Tue, Jul 03, 2018 to Tue, Jul 24 2018
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (2 hours) at Groundwork
Provided by Groundwork Leeds

Basic DIY

A course designed to teach basic DIY skills for complete beginners in our fully equipped workshop. This course will save you money as you build your confidence to do minor repairs by yourself. It will include: How to choose the correct tool for the job Use of hand and power…(more)

Tue, Jun 19, 2018 to Tue, Jul 24 2018
10:00 AM to 12:30 PM (3 hours) at Groundwork
Provided by Groundwork Leeds

Knitting - 697c

Introduction to knitting. Opportunity for student to learn how to knit basic accessories. Support health and well being (more)

Mon, Jun 04, 2018 to Mon, Jul 23 2018
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (2 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

Creative Patchwork - 698c

Learn basic patchwork piecing techniques and simple applique. Create your own handmade pin cushion. (more)

Tue, Jul 10, 2018 to Tue, Jul 10 2018
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM (3 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

Glazing Master Class - 586c

A six hour class spread over 2 days. Learn how to create different coloured glazes and how to apply them. There will be demonstrations of many different glazing techniques. (more)

Mon, Jul 16, 2018 to Thu, Jul 19 2018
10:00 AM to 1:15 PM (3 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

Catching the Sun - 692c

Join us in catching the sun. A workshop of making a sun catcher out of coloured glass and copper foil. Beginners welcome. (more)

Mon, Jul 16, 2018 to Mon, Jul 16 2018
10:00 AM to 3:30 PM (6 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

Making a Silver Ring - 690c

Step by step guide to making your own textured silver band ring. A great taster to introduce you to jewellery making. Beginners welcome. (more)

Tue, Jul 17, 2018 to Tue, Jul 17 2018
10:00 AM to 3:30 PM (6 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

Lids and Lugs (daytime) - 693c

Learn how to throw pottery handles, lids and lugs with Sally. You will need some throwing experience. (more)

Tue, Jul 17, 2018 to Tue, Jul 17 2018
1:00 PM to 4:15 PM (3 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

Nature in Inks - 695c

A workshop learning how to create a landscape using ink with bleaching out effects and a variety of ink techniques. Beginners welcome. A charge of \'a33 will be payable for the silver. (more)

Wed, Jul 18, 2018 to Wed, Jul 18 2018
1:30 PM to 7:30 PM (6 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

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Your local library can help. All of the libraries use Learn My Way to help people develop digital skills to make the most of the online world. Sessions are flexible and the support is tailored to your personal needs. You can also book time on a computer with access to the Internet


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Employment and Skills Success

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