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Learn more about driving in the UK and take a course to help you pass your driving theory test. Find courses for all aspects of self-development. Discover ways to break bad habits and learn good habits. Find hands-on ways to become more organised. Find anger management courses to help you deal with emotions in a healthier way. 

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Confidence to learn - An Introduction to Driving Theory Test

Would you like to learn new skills or change jobs? It can be hard to get back into learning after a long break. This confidence training will prepare you to feel comfortable stepping back into the classroom. This short course can help you bridge the gaps in your confidence and overcome the obstacles standing in your way to get back into learning. The objective of this course is to get you into a positive mindset to achieve your goals. You will practise a variety of confidence-building exercises to help that mindset shift come from within.

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 06/02/2024 -
Tue 12/03/2024
Times:
9:30am - 12:00pm
Duration:
4 sessions
Location:
Newcastle Bangladeshi Association
246-248 Elswick Road
Newcastle
NE4 6SN
Tutor:
Nadia Belmajdoub
Course code:
Q00013847
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee range
Free to £42.00

Personal Development: Preparing for the Driving Theory Test

The course is for learners who either have some experience of driving in the UK or abroad or are interested in learning to drive in the UK but have limited experience. Do you have an overseas driving licence? Are you preparing to take the driving theory test? Or interested in starting to learn to drive in the UK? This course is for you if you have some experience of driving in the UK or abroad. You are equally welcome to join if you want to learn more about preparing to drive in the UK if you have limited driving experience. Our course is friendly and a safe environment to ask questions. You will help each other to practice through informal activities and discussions, helping you to develop your understanding.

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 15/02/2024 -
Thu 14/03/2024
Times:
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Duration:
5 sessions
Tutor:
Sally Kawamura
Course code:
Q00012827
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
0 places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee range
Free to £37.00

Driving Theory Test Preparation (Hope Church)

This course is designed to help prepare learners for their driving theory test. The course will help learners to get familiar with what can be expected on the driving theory course and help them to learn the knowledge needed to take the test. The course will help them be familiar with the highway code, road signs, hazard perception and what to expect on the day of the exam. This is a 10 week course which will cover the main aspects of the exam and support them with their revision.

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 21/02/2024 -
Wed 08/05/2024
Times:
12:30pm - 3:00pm
Duration:
10 sessions
Location:
Hope Church
18A Derrington Avenue
Crewe
CW2 7JB
Tutor:
Andrea Ostapski
Course code:
Q00013486
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee range
Free to £75.00

Personal Development: Learn how to do a facial

Learning how to do facials on oneself and others can be both enjoyable and beneficial for personal grooming and relaxation. During this one-day workshop, you will learn various facial techniques, including cleansing, exfoliating, masking, and moisturizing by our expert tutor. There will also be a segment on personal hygiene, covering topics like skincare routines, proper cleansing techniques, and maintaining healthy habits for glowing skin. Come along with a friend to this relaxing and enjoyable course where you can unwind and bond with like minded people while learning a new skill. Everyone will have an opportunity to actively engage in the workshop, ask questions, and share their own skincare tips and experiences.

Course Information

Dates:
Fri 08/03/2024 -
Fri 08/03/2024
Times:
10:00am - 1:00pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
Newcastle Bangladeshi Association
246-248 Elswick Road
Newcastle
NE4 6SN
Tutor:
Jennifer Moore
Course code:
Q00014196
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £12.60

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Professional Development: Study Skills for Adult Learners (Multiply Norfolk)

Designed to equip adult learners with essential skills for academic success. Participants will explore strategies for effective note-taking, time management, critical thinking, and academic writing. The course emphasises practical techniques tailored to adult learners' needs, facilitating their transition into further education or professional development environments. Through hands-on activities, learners will enhance their ability to engage with academic materials, meet deadlines, and excel in their studies. This course is for existing ܽƵ learners studying accredited courses.

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 21/03/2024 -
Thu 18/07/2024
Times:
10:00am - 12:00pm
Duration:
6 sessions
Location:
Norwich Central Baptist Church (Norwich)
Duke Street
Norwich
NR3 3AP
Tutor:
Laura Howsen
Course code:
Q00014042
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £50.40

Decluttering and Goal Setting

Would you like to be more productive? Setting goals and organising your surroundings can help you avoid getting sidetracked and boost your personal productivity. Sometimes it’s hard to get things done when there are many distractions in your space. Decluttering and organising your home can help you avoid procrastination. (Decluttering can also be a good way to earn some extra money!) This goal-setting course will introduce you to the concept of SMART targets. This stands for Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-bound goals. This method helps you set goals that you can realistically achieve.

Course Information

Dates:
Fri 22/03/2024 -
Fri 22/03/2024
Times:
1:30pm - 3:30pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
WHIST (South Shields)
Salus House
33 Mile end Road
South Shields
NE33 1TA
Tutor:
Jayne Liddle
Course code:
Q00012846
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £8.40

Level 1 Maths: Costing Sewing Projects

This short entry-level course is part of the programme of learning for the Level 2 Award in Creative Crafts (Textiles). Develop your basic maths skills to help you with the practical skills needed to calculate measurements and costings for your sewing projects. This in-person course runs alongside the Level 2 Textiles Award course to support you with maths within the context of creating your own clothing and other textile projects. The skills covered are essential for learning, life and work.

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 26/03/2024 -
Tue 18/06/2024
Times:
2:30pm - 3:30pm
Duration:
9 sessions
Location:
The Sherwood Textile Workshop (Nottingha
581A Mansfield Road
Nottingham
NG5 2JN
Tutor:
Katherine Morgan
Course code:
Q00013117
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
2 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £37.80

Care 2: Introduction to Stress Awareness and Relaxation Techniques as Positive Coping Strategies

The purpose of this online course is to help you to recognise what stress is and to recognise your own symptoms of stress. You will then be introduced to the practice of relaxation techniques that are a valuable tool to help you to manage stress and improve your wellbeing. On this course, we will practice a range of strategies that will help you to deal with these feelings when you need it most. This course is for everyone no matter how high or low your stress levels may be.

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 03/04/2024 -
Wed 24/04/2024
Times:
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Duration:
4 sessions
Tutor:
Nicola Bailey
Course code:
Q00011030
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available

Personal Development: Intermediate - Road Safety Awareness

This course is all about being a pedestrian in the world today. It is a comprehensive course designed to instil crucial safety habits in learners. This engaging program focuses on developing learners' awareness of responsible behaviour on roads, paths and other areas of the city or town. Students will learn about pedestrian safety, the importance of using crossings safely and correctly, and the basics of traffic rules and regulations. Our goal is to empower learners with the knowledge and skills needed to navigate roads confidently and safely, fostering a lifelong commitment to responsible road behaviour. This course will also help develop essential skills such as maths and English.

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 16/04/2024 -
Tue 07/05/2024
Times:
10:00am - 12:00pm
Duration:
4 sessions
Location:
Focusability (Lincoln)
Ryland Bridge Welton
Lincoln
LN2 3RP
Tutor:
Patrick O'Reilly
Course code:
Q00013886
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £33.60

Personal Development: Life in UK -Preparation for the Citizenship exam

If you thinking of taking the ‘Life in the UK’ exam or want to find out more about the ‘Life in the UK’ exam, then this course is for you. The course will introduce you to all aspects of the UK in order to try and pass the UK Citizenship test. You will learn and discuss different laws, UK history, culture and social aspects of what is expected of typical UK citizens in everyday life. Our course is friendly and supportive. You will help each other to practice your English through informal activities and discussion to improve your understanding and confidence.

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 30/04/2024 -
Tue 09/07/2024
Times:
9:30am - 11:30am
Duration:
11 sessions
Tutor:
Yulianna Antyufeyeva
Course code:
Q00013088
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £81.40