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ESOL Essential Grammar for Progression

This is an English course for speakers of other languages (ESOL) designed specifically for new arrivals to help them acquire basic communication skills to help them settle in to their new community. It is suitable for learners who are Pre-Entry/Entry level. It focuses on basic functional and practical skills that…(more)

Wed, Sep 09, 2020 to Wed, Oct 21 2020
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM (3 hours) at Google Classroom
Provided by Refugee Education Training Advice Servic

GCLCIntro to Work as Teaching Assistant with Adult Learners

The course covers the different roles and settings of a teaching assistant. You will need Literacy, Numeracy and ICT skills to meet the standards required for working in a school or a education setting. (more)

Mon, Sep 14, 2020 to Mon, Oct 05 2020
9:00 AM to 12:15 PM (3 hours) at Google Classroom
Provided by Leeds City College

GCLCSupporting Children with Specific Learning Difficulties

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, Sep 16, 2020 to Wed, Oct 07 2020
12:30 PM to 3:45 PM (3 hours) at Google Classroom
Provided by Leeds City College

Improving Your Mental Health 1

This course is aimed towards individuals experiencing depression, anxiety and sleep disorders. Delivering 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. (more)

Mon, Sep 28, 2020 to Mon, Oct 26 2020
10:30 AM to 12:30 PM (2 hours) at Recovery Academy
Provided by Humankind

GCSW-Spanish Intermediate 1 -426a

This course is aimed at more experienced speakers of Spanish. The course will be set at A2-B1 level. (more)

Tue, Sep 29, 2020 to Tue, Dec 15 2020
1:00 PM to 3:30 PM (3 hours) at Google Classroom
Provided by Swarthmore

GCSW-Italian Beginners-445a

This course is suitable for complete beginners or those with a little Italian language experience. (more)

Tue, Sep 29, 2020 to Tue, Dec 15 2020
5:00 PM to 7:30 PM (3 hours) at Google Classroom
Provided by Swarthmore

GCSW-Spanish Beginners-419a

This Spanish language course is perfect for complete beginners or with very little Spanish. (more)

Wed, Sep 30, 2020 to Wed, Dec 16 2020
9:30 AM to 12:00 PM (3 hours) at Google Classroom
Provided by Swarthmore

GCSW-Applied Paper Makes-575a

Learn to make a variety of gifts/home items from reclaimed paper sources. These sessions will introduce upcycling methods to make the most out of the paper we might ordinarily throw away. (more)

Wed, Sep 30, 2020 to Wed, Nov 11 2020
10:00 AM to 12:30 PM (3 hours) at Google Classroom
Provided by Swarthmore

Welcome to digital skills. Unlocking your potential-205a

This session is an introduction to online learning and will determine the current skill level and enable correct signposting for digital skills next steps. (more)

Wed, Sep 30, 2020 to Wed, Sep 30 2020
12:30 PM to 3:00 PM (3 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

GCSW-Spanish Improver-424a

This course is aimed at those who have already completed a beginners Spanish course A1 level. (more)

Wed, Sep 30, 2020 to Wed, Dec 16 2020
1:00 PM to 3:30 PM (3 hours) at Google Classroom
Provided by Swarthmore

GCSW-Creative Wellness-544a

This course is suitable for anyone. Being creative has been proven to enhance our health and well being in a number of ways it may elevate mood, boost cognetic function and memory, increase our immunity and relieve depression and anxiety. (more)

Wed, Sep 30, 2020 to Wed, Dec 16 2020
1:00 PM to 3:30 PM (3 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

ESOL First Steps in English

This is an English course for speakers of other languages (ESOL) designed specifically for new arrivals to help them acquire basic communication skills to help them settle in to their new community. It is suitable for learners who are Pre-Entry/Entry level. It focuses on basic functional and practical skills that…(more)

Tue, Sep 08, 2020 to Tue, Oct 20 2020
10:30 AM to 4:00 PM (6 hours) at Retas
Provided by Refugee Education Training Advice Servic

GCLCAn 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, Sep 14, 2020 to Mon, Oct 05 2020
8:45 AM to 12:00 PM (3 hours) at Google Classroom
Provided by Leeds City College

GCAE Phase 1 Phonics - Body Percussion - Sep

The aim of this short course is increase your knowledge of how to support your child's awareness of the sounds and rhythms and to help develop your child's listening skills. (more)

Mon, Sep 14, 2020 to Mon, Oct 12 2020
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (2 hours) at Google Classroom
Provided by Leeds City Council

GCLCSupporting Children with Specific Learning Difficulties

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, Sep 16, 2020 to Wed, Oct 07 2020
12:15 PM to 3:30 PM (3 hours) at Google Classroom
Provided by Leeds City College

A Digital Picture Tells a Thousand Words

Learn how to take a great photo with a digital camera and how to edit it using software on laptops. You will then use your photographs to create a visual story of your choice. (more)

Mon, Sep 21, 2020 to Mon, Nov 30 2020
10:30 AM to 1:00 PM (3 hours) at Barkston House
Provided by People Matters (West Yorkshire) CIO

GCSW-Wire Wrapped Jewellery - 533a

Learn how to make beautiful jewellery using silver wire and semi precious beads. During the course you will be taught simple wire wrapping techniques which you can use to make earings and a pendant or brooch. This course is suitable for beginners.Links will be given to students to enable them…(more)

Mon, Sep 28, 2020 to Mon, Dec 14 2020
10:00 AM to 12:30 PM (3 hours) at Google Classroom
Provided by Swarthmore

Welcome to digital skills. Unlocking your potential)-201a

This session is an introduction to online learning and will determine the current skill level and enable correct signposting for digital skills next steps. (more)

Mon, Sep 28, 2020 to Mon, Sep 28 2020
12:30 PM to 3:00 PM (3 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

GCSW-Creative Needle Felting-556a

This course is aimed at complete beginners or those with a little knowledge. We will be experimenting with needle felting techniques including making using needle felting for art, making 3 D creatures and / or flowers, using wire armatures and developing individual creative projects.Links will be given to students to…(more)

Mon, Sep 28, 2020 to Mon, Oct 26 2020
1:00 PM to 3:30 PM (3 hours) at Google Classroom
Provided by Swarthmore

GCSW-Fantasy Art Beginners - 501a

Have you ever wanted to draw weird and wonderful creatures straight from your imagination? This beginners course will help you do just that. If you have never drawn but always wanted to or you have not put pencil to paper for many a year then this the course for you. (more)

Mon, Sep 28, 2020 to Mon, Dec 14 2020
6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (3 hours) at Google Classroom
Provided by Swarthmore

Welcome to digital skills. Unlocking your potential-203a

This session is an introduction to online learning and will determine the current skill level and enable correct signposting for digital skills next steps. (more)

Tue, Sep 29, 2020 to Tue, Sep 29 2020
4:00 PM to 6:30 PM (3 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

GCLP - Developing You - Employability

Learners will have the opportunity to progress to further learning and create and update a cv, access live job search and conduce a mock interview (more)

Wed, Oct 14, 2020 to Wed, Dec 16 2020
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (2 hours) at Google Classroom
Provided by Learning Partnerships Ltd

GCLCAn 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, Sep 14, 2020 to Mon, Oct 05 2020
8:45 AM to 12:00 PM (3 hours) at Google Classroom
Provided by Leeds City College

General Sewing Stage 2 - Term 1 - Tues pm

An introduction to sewing which is the craft of fastening or attaching objects using stitches made with a needle and thread (more)

Tue, Sep 15, 2020 to Tue, Dec 08 2020
12:30 PM to 3:00 PM (3 hours) at Deacon House Centre
Provided by Leeds City College

GCSW-Fantasy Art Step Up - 502a

Do you want to take your drawing skills to the next level? Learn advanced techniques and how to apply them in a practical way to create more accomplished Fantasy Art illustrations. This course is aimed at those who draw often and already understand the basic principles of drawing. (more)

Wed, Sep 30, 2020 to Wed, Dec 16 2020
6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (3 hours) at Google Classroom
Provided by Swarthmore

GCSW-French Beginners-418a

This course is suitable for complete beginners or those with a little French language experience. (more)

Thu, Oct 01, 2020 to Thu, Dec 17 2020
10:00 AM to 12:30 PM (3 hours) at Google Classroom
Provided by Swarthmore

GCSW-Creative Writing Beginners-601a

A course for writers who are just starting out. We will look at different genres of writing: prose, poetry, short stories and how to develop character and a sense of place. (more)

Thu, Oct 01, 2020 to Thu, Dec 17 2020
10:00 AM to 12:30 PM (3 hours) at Google Classroom
Provided by Swarthmore

GCSW-Watercolour for Beginners - 503a

Learn the basics of watercolour, aimed at complete novice or not very confident painter you will learn about washes, colour and texture, wet on wet and wet on dry. (more)

Thu, Oct 01, 2020 to Thu, Dec 17 2020
10:00 AM to 12:30 PM (3 hours) at Google Classroom
Provided by Swarthmore

GCSW-Designer Mary Quant Inspired Tote Bag - Taster-674a

Mary Quant hit 1960's Swinging London with miniskirts, skinny ribs, feature zips and PVC. Make a Quant inspired tote bag with patch pocket and chunky zip. Intermediate level.Taster available 28 September to 4 October (more)

Thu, Oct 01, 2020 to Thu, Oct 01 2020
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (2 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

Welcome to digital skills. Unlocking your potential-206a

This session is an introduction to online learning and will determine the current skill level and enable correct signposting for digital skills next steps. (more)

Thu, Oct 01, 2020 to Thu, Oct 01 2020
12:30 PM to 3:00 PM (3 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

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