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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

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

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

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

Story Sacks - Burley

Story-sacks can motivate children to have fun whilst reading. This course will allow learners to use practical, fun activities to bring stories to life and foster children's love of books. As part of the course learners acquire additional communication skills that can help them become increasingly confident in supporting their…(more)

Thu, Oct 03, 2019 to Thu, Dec 12 2019
9:15 AM to 11:45 AM (3 hours) at Burley Park Childrens Centre
Provided by Leeds City Council

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

Story Sacks - Kirkstall

Story-sacks can motivate children to have fun whilst reading. This course will allow learners to use practical, fun activities to bring stories to life and foster children's love of books. As part of the course learners acquire additional communication skills that can help them become increasingly confident in supporting their…(more)

Mon, Oct 07, 2019 to Mon, Dec 16 2019
9:30 AM to 11:30 AM (2 hours) at Kirkstall Children's Centre
Provided by Leeds City Council

Springbank Supporting Children's Literacy

A course to help parents learn skills to support their children's emerging literacy and language development at school. Parents will have the opportunity to brush up and extend their adult literacy skills to build self confidence and increase their employability. The course will include an intergenerational element to enable parents…(more)

Mon, Nov 04, 2019 to Mon, Feb 03 2020
12:30 PM to 3:30 PM (3 hours) at Spring Bank Primary School
Provided by MD Teaching and Training Ltd

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

Fun with Rhymes - Kentmere AM

A short course designed to promote early learning through reading and rhyme. (more)

Thu, Nov 07, 2019 to Thu, Dec 12 2019
9:15 AM to 11:15 AM (2 hours) at Kentmere Children's Centre
Provided by Leeds City Council

Fun with Rhymes - Kentmere PM

A short course designed to promote early learning through reading and rhyme. (more)

Thu, Nov 07, 2019 to Thu, Dec 12 2019
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (2 hours) at Kentmere Childrens Centre
Provided by Leeds City Council

Story sacks - OCC

Encouraging parents/carers and children to read together, promoting language development and enjoy the making of a story bag. (more)

Fri, Nov 08, 2019 to Fri, Dec 20 2019
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (2 hours) at Osmondthorpe Childrens Centre
Provided by Leeds City College

(ACL) Introduction to digital literacy

A course designed to encourage Adult Learners to embrace the world of IT (more)

Mon, Jan 13, 2020 to Mon, Mar 23 2020
9:30 AM to 12:00 PM (3 hours) at Deacon House Centre
Provided by Leeds City College

(ACL) So you want to work in a school (Pre Level 1 TA)

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)

Thu, Mar 05, 2020 to Thu, Mar 26 2020
12:30 PM to 3:30 PM (3 hours) at Enfield Centre
Provided by Leeds City College

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

Exploring resilience (Thurs)

A course to help learners' deal with barriers and setbacks. You will look at different techniques to help you develop confidence in situations where you feel knocked back. (more)

Thu, Jan 09, 2020 to Thu, Feb 13 2020
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (2 hours) at Stocks Hill Day Centre Armley
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

ESOL IT - IT2 (T2)

This course is ideal for learners who want to use Microsoft Excel to produce their own spreadhseets and graphs (more)

Fri, Jan 10, 2020 to Fri, Apr 03 2020
12:30 PM to 3:00 PM (3 hours) at Enfield Centre
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

Exploring resilience (Tues)

A course to help learners' deal with barriers and setbacks. You will look at different techniques to help you develop confidence in situations where you feel knocked back. (more)

Tue, Feb 25, 2020 to Tue, Mar 31 2020
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (2 hours) at Vale Day Centre
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

ESOL IT - IT1 (T3)

This course is ideal for learners who want to use Microsoft Publisher to produce their own posters, leaflets and graphics (more)

Tue, Apr 21, 2020 to Tue, Jun 23 2020
9:30 AM to 12:00 PM (3 hours) at Enfield Centre
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

ESOL IT - IT2 (T3)

This course is ideal for learners who want to use Microsoft Publisher to produce their own posters, leaflets and graphics (more)

Fri, Apr 24, 2020 to Fri, Jun 26 2020
12:30 PM to 3:00 PM (3 hours) at Enfield Centre
Provided by Leeds City College

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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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