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Woodcraft for Women

Keen to have a go at making items using hand and power tools but never had the chance to try? Our woodcraft course for women is designed to give you the chance to use our hand, power and machine tools to create your own projects. Suitable for beginners. Over 10…(more)

Tue, Jan 15, 2019 to Tue, Mar 26 2019
10:00 AM to 12:30 PM (3 hours) at Groundwork
Provided by Groundwork Leeds

Foundations of Art

An interactive course where each week you will learn new techniques of painting and drawing and create a portfolio of work along your chosen themes. A hands-on learning experience encouraging personal growth and creative expression. This workshop is suitable for complete beginners or for those looking to refresh their skills. (more)

Wed, Jan 16, 2019 to Wed, Mar 27 2019
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM (2 hours) at Groundwork
Provided by Groundwork Leeds

A Stitch In Time

An in-depth embroidery course exploring a variety of technical stitches including cross stitch and long stitch tapestry methods. Each week you will create a small needlepoint piece and over the duration of the course, build a sampler. This workshop is suitable for complete beginners or for those looking to refresh…(more)

Wed, Jan 16, 2019 to Wed, Mar 27 2019
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM (2 hours) at Groundwork
Provided by Groundwork Leeds

Fabricated Creations 2

Come and create fun pieces of art with different fabrics and learn new sewing techniques. Over this 10 week course, you will have the opportunity to make a variety of fun creations with fabric, including: fabric bears patchwork felt brooches cushion covers embroidery This workshop is suitable for complete beginners…(more)

Thu, Jan 17, 2019 to Thu, Mar 28 2019
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM (2 hours) at Groundwork
Provided by Groundwork Leeds

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

Learn To Sew

An introduction to machine and hand sewing, learn how to measure, cut patterns and make items of clothing and soft furnishings. This workshop is suitable for complete beginners or for those looking to refresh their skills. Bring your own sewing machine, if you have one - let us know if…(more)

Thu, Jan 17, 2019 to Thu, Mar 28 2019
6:00 PM to 8:00 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

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

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

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

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

Balanced Mind - 308b

A course designed to support you in feeling better about yourself and more able to make any changes that you want to that will improve your quality of life. (more)

Wed, Jan 09, 2019 to Wed, Mar 20 2019
1:15 PM to 3:15 PM (2 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

Life Coaching - Saturdays - 306b

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 & less of in our lives; Learn some techniques which support in creating things the way we would like them (more)

Sat, Jan 19, 2019 to Sat, Feb 02 2019
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (6 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

Yoga (for health & relaxation) - 804b

An ideal way of promoting well being through improvements in body posture, increased stamina, relieving stress and developing relaxation and exercise techniques. (more)

Thu, Jan 10, 2019 to Thu, Mar 21 2019
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM (an hour) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

Moving Wisely - 801b

Exercise course for older people to improve and maintain mobility incorporating Pilates, balance, coordination, core stability and strength exercises. Standing, seated and mat work using simple equipment is involved. (more)

Mon, Jan 07, 2019 to Mon, Mar 18 2019
12:30 PM to 2:00 PM (2 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

Heading Out

As a team you will be researching and planning journeys to take you all over West Yorkshire, increasing your knowledge and confidence with travelling. Learners will need to cover their own travel costs, you will also need a packed lunch and always make sure that you have suitable clothing for…(more)

Mon, Jan 07, 2019 to Mon, Apr 01 2019
10:30 AM to 3:00 PM (5 hours) at Barkston House
Provided by People Matters (West Yorkshire) CIO

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 an interactive games and activities. Here you will be able to share your own experiences in a safe, supportive and confidential environment. (more)

Mon, Jan 07, 2019 to Mon, Feb 11 2019
3:30 PM to 5:30 PM (2 hours) at Barkston House
Provided by People Matters (West Yorkshire) CIO

Introduction to Pilates & Our Wellbeing - Hillcrest Academy

Introduction to Pilates and Well Being (8-12 Weeks) * Pilates - exercise consisting of controlled movements, stretching and breathing that will improve physical strength, flexibility, and posture, and enhance mental awareness. This course is about introducing Pilates as form of exercise, the participants will learn basic to advanced Pilate exercises…(more)

Thu, Jan 10, 2019 to Thu, Mar 21 2019
10:30 AM to 12:30 PM (2 hours) at Hillcrest Academy
Provided by Cardigan Centre

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, Feb 25, 2019 to Mon, Apr 01 2019
3:30 PM to 5:30 PM (2 hours) at Barkston House
Provided by People Matters (West Yorkshire) CIO

Funky Fitness T2

This is a course that aims to improve learners' health, confidence, and wellbeing through fun fitness. It is specifically aimed at unemployed people living in Hawksworth Wood. (more)

Tue, Jan 08, 2019 to Tue, Mar 26 2019
12:30 PM to 2:00 PM (2 hours) at Hawksworth Wood Ymca
Provided by City of Leeds YMCA

Alexander Technique -Taster - 834b

Alexander Technique taster (more)

Sat, Feb 02, 2019 to Sat, Feb 02 2019
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (2 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

Alexander Technique - Day workshop - 835b

Improve your awareness of balance, posture and movement in everyday activities. (more)

Sat, Feb 02, 2019 to Sat, Feb 02 2019
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (2 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

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

ESOL - Me and My Health 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 health problems to a doctor or…(more)

Mon, Jan 07, 2019 to Tue, Mar 05 2019
9:30 AM to 12:00 PM (3 hours) at Learning Partnerships
Provided by Learning Partnerships Ltd

ESOL - Me and My Future

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 health problems to a doctor or…(more)

Tue, Jan 08, 2019 to Thu, Mar 14 2019
9:30 AM to 11:30 AM (2 hours) at Unity Business Centre
Provided by Learning Partnerships Ltd

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

Sewing Dressmaking Beginners - Term 2 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, Jan 16, 2019 to Wed, Mar 27 2019
9:30 AM to 12:00 PM (3 hours) at Deacon House Centre
Provided by Leeds City College

Creative Crafts - Kentmere Centre - Term 2 Wed AM

This is an entry level class introducing learners to craft making activities (more)

Wed, Jan 16, 2019 to Wed, Mar 27 2019
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (2 hours) at Kentmere Childrens 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

Beading and Jewellery Making Term 2 Thur AM

You will learn how to make beautiful beaded items of jewellery including earrings, necklaces and bracelets (more)

Thu, Jan 17, 2019 to Thu, Mar 28 2019
10:00 AM to 12:00 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


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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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