Our courses

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We always do our very best not to change our course details but sometimes this is beyond our control. If we do need to change our course details students enrolled onto a course, or who have applied for a course, will be notified urgently.

Take a look at our latest course brochure for September - December 2024 here

Academic and Career Skills Programme

Academic And Career Skills Programme

Monday 20th January - Friday 18th July 2025

Thinking about going to university or applying for a job that needs higher level skills? This course will introduce you to the academic skills you need to succeed as well as the chance to brush up on your English, maths and digital skills....

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Access to Higher Education Diplomas

Access to Higher Education Diploma (Social Science and Health)

September 2024 to May 2025 (dates to be confirmed)

This course is a great stepping stone to university and a career in a health related sector....

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Access to Higher Education Diplomas

Access to Higher Education Diploma (Social Science and Humanities)

September 2024 to May 2025 (dates to be confirmed)

This course is a great stepping stone to university and a career in a humanities related sector....

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Personal and Social Development

Addiction: Physical Health and Recovery

Monday 28th - Wednesday 30th October 2024

This course is ideal for people that are in recovery or supporting those in recovery, maybe in a volunteer role or in paid employment....

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Personal and Social Development

Anger Management (Men)

Monday 9th - Wednesday 11th September 2024

Monday 4th - Wednesday 6th November 2024

Learn about what makes us angry, how it affects us and different coping mechanisms to help manage anger. Apply now!...

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Personal and Social Development

Anger Management (Women)

Friday 6th - Sunday 8th September 2024

Friday 22nd - Sunday 24th November 2024

This course will explore your relationship between different types of anger as well as recognising how to express your anger assertively and appropriately...

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Working and Volunteering With People

Award in Independent Advocacy – Level 2

Monday 4th - Wednesday 20th November 2024

Explore our accredited Level 2 Independent Advocacy qualification and learn how to advocate for yourself and others ...

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Personal and Social Development

Becoming Your Best Self

Wednesday 11th - Friday 13th September 2024

Are you ready to embark on a transformative journey towards becoming your best self? The "Becoming Your Best Self: Unlocking Your Full Potential" course is designed to help you realize your dreams, set meaningful goals, and make progress towards achieving them. ...

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Personal and Social Development

Bereavement, Loss and Grief

Friday 20th - Sunday 22nd September 2024

Monday 9th - Wednesday 11th December 2024

Apply now for this short course designed to help you to understand your own loss and to also recognise how you can help others who may be grieving...

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Personal and Social Development

Coping With Mental Health

Friday 13th - Sunday 15th September 2024

This course will explore what mental health is and why good mental health is important. We will identify the factors which affect us and the common reasons why people experience poor mental health...

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Personal and Social Development

Coping With PTSD and Informed Care

Monday 21st - Wednesday 23rd October 2024

This course will give you the knowledge, skills and insights needed to help you understand post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and the basics of how trauma-informed care works ...

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Personal and Social Development

Coping With PTSD and Trauma

Wednesday 2nd - Friday 4th October 2024

This course is for you if you have experienced trauma/PTSD and aims to empower you to regain control over their lives, build resilience, and embark on a journey of healing and recovery....

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Personal and Social Development

Coping With Stress, Anxiety and Depression

Monday 2nd - Wednesday 4th September 2024

Monday 11th - Wednesday 13th November 2024

We all experience challenges in our everyday lives but some more than others. This course will help you to understand anxiety and depression more and will give you some tools to help you to cope. ...

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Functional Skills - English, Maths and IT

Digital Functional Skills – Entry-Level 3

Wednesday 18th September - Friday 11th October 2024

Wednesday 13th November - Friday 6th December 2024

This course will give you an understanding of, and competency in, the essential digital skills needed to enhance your everyday life. ...

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Functional Skills - English, Maths and IT

Digital Functional Skills – Level 1

Wednesday 6th - Friday 29th November 2024

This course will give you an understanding of, and competency in, the essential digital skills needed to enhance your everyday life. ...

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Personal and Social Development

Emotional Health for Wellbeing

Monday 29th - Wednesday 31st July 2024

Wednesday 9th - Friday 11th October 2024

This course will help you to develop and grow by looking at ways to improve your emotional wellbeing. ...

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Working and Volunteering With People

Engaging And Building Communities

Monday 29th - 31st July 2024

Our Level 2 Engaging and Building Communities course is all about providing you with the foundation knowledge for a successful community venture. ...

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ESOL

ESOL Speaking and Listening – Entry-Level 3

Monday 30th September - Monday 2nd December 2024

You will engage in various speaking activities, such as presentations, discussions, and role-plays, to enhance your confidence and ability to communicate effectively in different contexts....

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Subject Tasters

Essay Writing, Note Taking and Research Skills for Study

Monday 16th - Wednesday 18th September 2024

This course is suitable for anyone who is thinking about starting to study at a level 2/ 3 or if they are returning to study after a long period of time...

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Personal and Social Development

Exploring The Outdoors For Wellbeing

Monday 2nd - Wednesday 4th September 2024

This course is designed to introduce you to the use of the outdoors to improve your health and wellbeing....

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Personal and Social Development

Finding Your Place in Society

Friday 4th - Sunday 6th October 2024

This course explores the mysteries of how humans interact in society...

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ESOLFree Thinking

Free Thinking – a course for new communities

Wednesday 18th September - Friday 22nd November 2024

Our Free Thinking course is for people with lived experience from new communities helping them to refresh, revive and take their next steps to the future. ...

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Functional Skills - English, Maths and IT

Functional Skills English: Read for Meaning

Friday 4th - Sunday 6th October 2024

This course is for anyone who would like to develop their ability in English ...

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Functional Skills - English, Maths and IT

Functional Skills English: Speaking and Listening

Wednesday 27th - Friday 29th November 2024

This course will improve your oral communication skills, including speaking fluency, pronunciation, active listening, and interpersonal communication. ...

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Functional Skills - English, Maths and IT

Functional Skills English: Write For Meaning

Wednesday 13th - Friday 15th November

The Write for Meaning course focuses on developing participants' writing skills and their ability to convey ideas clearly and coherently...

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Functional Skills - English, Maths and IT

Functional Skills Maths: Data Handling

Wednesday 11th - Friday 13th December 2024

This course is designed to equip you with the basic skills to interpret, analyse, and present data effectively....

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Functional Skills - English, Maths and IT

Functional Skills Maths: Fractions, Decimals And Percentages

Wednesday 16th - Friday 18th October 2024

This course is designed to enhance your understanding and proficiency in working with these fundamental numerical representations....

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Functional Skills - English, Maths and IT

Functional Skills Maths: Measures, Shape and Space

Wednesday 6th - Friday 8th November 2024

This course will help you to understand practical applications of measurement, geometry, and spatial awareness...

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Personal and Social Development

Get Creative And Feel Good

Monday 9th - Wednesday 11th September 2024

This course is designed to unlock your creativity, foster self-expression, and promote overall well-being...

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Sustainable Thinking and Action

Green Skills: Building the Future (Phase 2)

Monday 7th - Wednesday 23rd October 2024

We are building an Eco-Classroom - a brand new classroom in the grounds which will be built sustainably and we want you to be involved!...

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Personal and Social Development

How To Juggle Life and Wellbeing

Monday 25th November - Wednesday 27th November 2024

This course is designed to equip you with practical strategies and tools to find balance, enhance resilience, and prioritise self-care in the midst of life's demands....

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Institute of Leadership and Management Award: Moving Into Middle Management – Level 4

Friday 1st November - Sunday 10th December 2024

We’re taking Leadership and Management up a level. Our new Level 4 Award will support your progression into a middle manager role and help you avoid feeling squeezed between your...

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Working and Volunteering With People

Introduction to Counselling Skills

Wednesday 24th - Friday 26th July 2024

Monday 4th - Wednesday 6th November 2024

Learn about the skills you need to develop for a counselling role, particularly if you are considering, or you are already, working or in a volunteering support role...

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Subject Tasters

Introduction to Criminology

Monday 11th - Wednesday 13th November 2024

This course will give you a deeper understanding of what constitutes a crime and deviance and some of the key explanations that seek to understand the root cause of criminal behaviour...

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Introduction to History

Wednesday 24th - Friday 26th July 2023

If you are fascinated by historical events and the past, this Introduction to History course is a great first step to understanding how the world has evolved over time.  Fees...

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Subject Tasters

Introduction to Psychopathology

Wednesday 23rd - Friday 25th October 2024

This course would benefit anyone wishing to understand how psychological perspectives attempt to explain mental health....

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Education

Level 3 Award In Education And Training

Friday 22nd November 2024 - Sunday 12th January 2025

Fast-track your way through our NCFE-accredited introduction to teaching for people who are looking to become teachers and trainers in the FE and adult skills sectors. ...

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Personal and Social Development

Love Shouldn’t Hurt: Understanding Domestic Violence and Abuse

Monday 29th - Wednesday 31st July 2024

Friday 13th - Sunday 15th September 2024

This course is designed to raise awareness, educate, and empower you on the critical issue of domestic violence....

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Sustainable Thinking and Action

Mother Garden Bootcamp

Friday 13th September - Sunday 8th December 2024

This course will give you the skills to create and maintain thriving gardens that benefit you, the community and the planet...

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Functional Skills - English, Maths and IT

Numbers

Wednesday 18th - Friday 20th September 2024

This course is designed to develop your' understanding and proficiency in working with numbers...

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Subject Tasters

Personal Study Management and Study Skills

Wednesday 11th - Friday 13th December 2024

This course is suitable for anyone who is thinking about starting studying at a level 2 or above and even at university level. ...

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Personal and Social Development

Physical Health and Nutrition for Happiness

Monday 2nd - Wednesday 4th December 2024

This course is for anyone interested in improving their own physical health and happiness...

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Personal and Social Development

Resilience, Coping Strategies and Non-Conventional Therapies

Monday 22nd - Wednesday 24th July 2024

This course will empower you with the knowledge, skills, and alternative approaches necessary to enhance resilience, cultivate effective coping strategies and explore non-conventional therapies for personal growth and well-being...

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Working and Volunteering With People

Skills for Aspiring Support Workers

Monday 9th - Monday 30th September 2024

This course will give you the skills and knowledge needed to support people and will help you to confidently apply for work or volunteering roles with charities. ...

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Functional Skills - English, Maths and IT

Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar

Monday 16th - Wednesday 18th September 2024

This course focuses on building a solid foundation in fundamental English language skills...

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Personal and Social Development

Stand Up And Be Counted

Wednesday 25th - Friday 27th September 2024

This course is suitable for you if you are looking to enhance your self-confidence and improve your ability to have your voice heard in society. It is ideal if you are looking to build self-worth and assertiveness...

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Working and Volunteering With People

Supervision Skills

Friday 27th - Sunday 29th September 2024

This short course will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of supervision skills and their role in fostering personal and professional development...

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Personal and Social Development

The Cost Of Living: Creating Stability For Individuals And Families

Wednesday 11th - Friday 13th September 2024

This course will provide you with essential knowledge and practical skills to navigate the financial challenges of modern life and establish stability for you and your family...

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Personal and Social Development

The Power and Psychology of Positivity

Wednesday 4th - Friday 6th September 2024

This course will introduce you to the concepts of psychological positivity. We will explore theories of positive experiences, qualities and positivity in the community (civil positivity)...

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Personal and Social Development

Understanding Addiction

Friday 29th November- Sunday 1st December 2024

Being able to understand and support  somebody through the impact of addiction can be both rewarding and challenging. This course will help you to understand addiction and how to support others...

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Understanding Dementia

Friday 25th - Sunday 27th October 2024

This course is ideal for you if you would like to know more about dementia, how it can affect people, how dementia is diagnosed and how to work with people...

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Personal and Social Development

Understanding People and Building Relationships

Friday 11th - Sunday 13th October 2024

This course explores why we behave the way we do, and how we can modify our behaviours through self-awareness to engage more productively with others and learn more about ourselves...

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Working and Volunteering With People

Working With ACE’s (Adverse Childhood Experiences) in Adults

Wednesday 24th - Friday 26th July 2024

Friday 4th - Sunday 6th October 2024

The Working with Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) in Adults course will give you the knowledge and skills to understand and address the impact of childhood adversity on adult well-being. ...

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Working and Volunteering With People

Working With Addiction and Recovery

Monday 9th - Wednesday 11th September 2024

This course is ideal if you are working or volunteering and supporting people through addiction and recovery....

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Working and Volunteering With People

Working With Autism And ADHD

Wednesday 25th - Friday 27th September 2024

On this course you will explore the characteristics, diagnosis, and neurodevelopmental aspects of ADHD and Autism and strategies for supporting individuals with these characteristics...

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Working and Volunteering With People

Working With Domestic Violence and Abuse

Friday 15th - Sunday 17th November 2024

This course is designed to equip working professionals with the knowledge, skills, and sensitivity necessary to effectively support and empower survivors of domestic violence and abuse...

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Working and Volunteering With People

Working with Homelessness and Poverty

Wednesday 11th - Friday 13th September 2024

This course provides you with an understanding of the complexities surrounding homelessness and poverty...

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Working and Volunteering With People

Working With Mental Health Needs

Friday 6th - Sunday 8th December 2024

This course is ideal if you work or volunteer with people experiencing mental health challenges...

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Working and Volunteering With People

Working With PTSD and Trauma

Monday 21st - Wednesday 23rd October 2024

This course is designed to provide support for people who work or volunteer with individuals suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)...

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