COMMUNITY LEARNING COURSES 2024

Community Learning offer short courses for adults living in North Somerset (minimum age 19) to help build skills and confidence for work, volunteering and wellbeing. Priority places are given to those who are in receipt of certain benefits or with few or no qualifications. All our courses are FREE for priority learners. Due to our funding each person can attend only one course at a time – and are welcomed and encouraged to join follow-on courses. 

ESOL – English for Speakers of Other Languages

Learning English as a Second Language for Pre-Entry (no English) to Entry 1 (some conversational English) in Weston-Super-Mare and Clevedon. The courses are designed for those with no confidence and those taking their first steps into classroom learning. Participants will learn about other existing provision and have help to progress to higher levels with Weston College.

Mondays 9 Sessions from 15 January 2024

Entry 1 10 – 11.30am

Pre-Entry 1- 2.30pm

Tuesdays 9 Sessions from 16 January 2024

Entry 1 7-8.30pm at North Somerset Community Hub, 31 Alexandra Parade, Weston-super-Mare BS23 1QZ

Wednesdays 9 Sessions from 17 January 2024

Pre-Entry (Group 1) 12.30 – 2pm (Main Hall)

Pre-Entry (Group 2) 12.30 – 2pm (Alden Room)

Below Pre -Entry 2.45-4.15pm (Main Hall) at St Paul’s Church Hall, Walliscote Road, Weston-super-Mare BS23 1EF

Fridays 9 Sessions from 19 January 2024 Weston-super-Mare

Entry 1 10am- 12pm at North Somerset Community Hub, 31 Alexandra Parade, Weston-super-Mare BS23 1QZ

Fridays 9 Sessions from 19 January 2024 Clevedon

Pre-Entry Plus 1- 2.30pm

Pre-Entry Plus 3-4.30pm at Clevedon Children’s Centre, The Barn, Great Western Road, Clevedon BS21 6HB

For enquiries for current and future courses contact:

Iona Gibbons iona.gibbons@n-somerset.gov.uk phone/text 07767 671633

Becoming A Novelist

On-line course

Do you have ideas for a novel but you’re not sure how to put them together? This 8-week course issuitable for beginners and more experienced writers. You will be exploring many of the techniques of story writing with the guidance and support of our creative writing tutor.

Access to a laptop or computer is required.

Starts Monday 15 January and delivered over 8 weeks with tasks being sent out on a Monday to be completed by Friday.

For more info and to book a place contact:

Leanne Carter Leanne.Carter@n-somerset.gov.uk phone/text 07385 378495

Introduction to British Sign Language

Learn basic BSL to communicate better with those who are deaf or hard of hearing.
Learn finger spelling alphabet, how to introduce yourself and have an initial conversation with someone who uses BSL.

Fridays 10am -12.30pm from 26 January for 8 sessions at The Campus, Highlands Lane, Weston-Super-Mare BS24 7DX

For more info or to book a place contact:
JP Evans julie.evans@n-somerset.gov.uk phone/text 07795 390 667

Prepare to Pass the Driving Theory Test

Improve your understanding of the rules of driving based on the Highway Code. Gain confidence answering multiple choice questions and learn how to approach the Theory and Hazard Perception Tests.

Tuesday mornings 9.30am -12 pm from 30 January for 6 sessions
or
Tuesday evenings 6-8.30pm from 30 January 2024 for 6 sessions

at North Somerset Training Hub, 31 Alexandra Parade, Weston-super-Mare BS23 1QZ

For more info or to book a place contact:
JP Evans julie.evans@n-somerset.gov.uk phone/text 07795 390 667

Woodwork for Women

An introduction to woodwork for complete beginners in a relaxed non-competitive environment. Learn hands-on skills and carpentry techniques. Build confidence to safely use hand tools. Information about options for gaining more skills and/or experience.

Fridays 9.30am -2.30pm from 2 February for 5 weeks at The South West Skills Campus, Locking Rd, Weston-super-Mare BS22 8NL

For more info and to book a place contact
JP Evans Julie.evans@n-somerset.gov.uk phone/text 07795 390 667

Introduction to IT

A great course for anyone wanting to build up their confidence with computers!
Learn new skills: from using the mouse/ touchpad and keyboard to how to create an email address; using the free Google document resources and keeping safe online.
There is plenty of advice and support on offer from our knowledgeable staff.

Mondays and Wednesdays 9:30-11:30am from 19 February for 5 weeks
at North Somerset Community Hub, 31 Alexandra Parade, Weston-Super-Mare BS23 1QZ

For more info and to book a place contact:
Leanne Carter Leanne.Carter@n-somerset.gov.uk phone/text 07385 378495

Office Skills

This short course can give you the tools for a career in administration. Content includes Word, PowerPoint and Excel – to improve skills for work. Includes – how to insert tables and charts, create presentations, and add formulas and functions. Learn how to create ‘signatures’ and ‘out of office’ replies used in business emails. Tips for proof reading, avoiding scams, and staying safe online.

Mondays and Wednesdays 12-2pm from 19 February for 5 weeks at North Somerset Community Hub, 31 Alexandra Parade, Weston-super-Mare BS23 1QZ

For more info and to book a place contact:
Leanne Carter Leanne.Carter@n-somerset.gov.uk phone/text 07385 378495

Introduction to Early Years and Working in the Childcare Sector

Explore the range of service provision and roles within early years and childcare. Includes understanding principles and values, tips on communication and language development through play.

How to progress onto work in childcare. Gain a Level 1 Award in Childcare.

Tuesday and Friday mornings 10am -1pm from 20 February for 6 sessions
at The Campus, Weston-Super-Mare BS24 7DX

For more info and to book a place contact:
JP Evans julie.evans@n-somerset.gov.uk phone/text 07795 390 667

Goblin Combe Woodland Adventures

Get your mojo back at Goblin Combe Adventures. Join a small group to take part in lots of outdoor activities including campfires, woodland walks, archery and orienteering. Relax your mind, exercise your body, and allow yourself time to step back from the stresses of everyday life.

Mondays 10am -2pm from 15 April for 5 sessions
At Goblin Combe Woodland, Cleeve BS49 4PQ

For more info or to book a place contact:
JP Evans julie.evans@n-somerset.gov.uk phone/text 07795 390 667

Prepare to Work in Adult Social Care

Gain a Level 1 Award in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care.

Learn about ways of working in this meaningful role that will help you prepare for a successful interview. Carers and personal assistants make a difference every day supporting vulnerable or disabled adults. There are a wide variety of opportunities, from helping someone in a care home with daily activities to assisting someone with a disability to live independently. In this course you will explore the range of service provision and roles within adult social care. Understand principles such as Duty of Care, Person Centred Care and confidentiality. Build-up confidence in your skills, qualities and abilities to prepare for a career in Care.

Tuesdays and Fridays 9:30am -2.30pm from 16 April for 6 sessions
at The Campus, Weston-super-Mare BS24 7DX

For more info and to book a place contact:
JP Evans julie.evans@n-somerset.gov.uk phone/text 07795 390 667

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