Our Courses Find Courses Personal and Social Development Improve your self-awareness, confidence and personal well-being. Start to understand and improve on life situations and relationships. The Personal and Social Development courses are perfect for those that want to improve their personal, social and work goals. Want to find the right course for you? Keep scrolling. Developing Personal Confidence and Improving Your Assertiveness Level 1 25th October 2019 (Fri-Sun) 21st February 2020 (Fri-Sun) A lack of confidence affects the way people see and treat us, and we may avoid social interactions as a result. Do you often find yourself going along with other people’s ideas when you really don’t want to, to keep the peace or just for an easy life? This course will teach you how to: Participate effectively in social situations Change your attitudes and behaviour to express who you truly are. Manage the stress that a lack of confidence creates Present yourself confidently and assertively, changing the way you interact with others Improve your decision making skills and allow you to take control of your life. Art for Emotional Well Being Entry Further dates to be announced soon *Please note that this course is designed to improve personal, social development and is not intended to replace counselling or therapy. This course, through creative arts, will improve and enhance physical, mental and emotional well being. The class is designed to be relaxed and focused on art and creativity with no prior art experience required as well as no grading of work. The course is designed for anybody who is suffering from stress, anxiety or facing particular life challenges. All course materials are included. Health & Well Being: Women/Men Entry 2nd October 2019 (Wed-Fri) Health & Well Being helps you look at your personal health and well-being; your diet, exercise, fitness and sexual health. By the end of the course you will be able to see if any adjustments are needed in these areas. Understanding Human Behaviour and Self-Awareness Level 1 and 2 16th October 2019 (Wed-Fri) 3rd February 2020 (Mon-Wed) This course gives you the opportunity to examine your own behaviour in relationship with others, such as partners, family members, friends and colleagues. You will look at how others behave and identify acceptable and unacceptable behaviours, as well as develop methods to challenge inappropriate behaviour. Coping with Stress Level 1 and 2 23rd October 2019 (Wed-Fri) 27th January 2020 (Mon-Wed) 18th March 2020 (Wed-Fri) You will learn about the symptoms, causes and effects of stress, and different ways of coping with stress. Such as being more positive, balancing your time, and basic assertive techniques. You will also practise relaxation techniques and understand the benefits of reducing tension and negative stress. Yoga Entry 18th November 2019 (One Day) We will be hosting a number of one day courses throughout the year to suit all abilities. If you fancy trying your hand at yoga, this may be the right course for you. No experience necessary, but enthusiasm is! Understanding Dyslexia Level 1 20th November 2019 (Wed-Fri) What is dyslexia? How can it be recognised and supported? If you have either struggled with dyslexia or have supported someone with dyslexia this course looks at what dyslexia is and what techniques can be used to support dyslexics so that they can succeed. Anger Management: Men only Level 1 and 2 22nd November 2019 (Fri-Sun) 6th March 2020 (Fri-Sun) This course is part of our learning programme, we recommend that you have already completed other course as part of your learner journey before enrolling on to this course. This course is not suitable for those referred by a court or requiring a reference.You will examine what triggers anger and how well people are conditioned to deal with it, or not. Anger is a natural emotion but it can have a negative effect on ourselves and others. You will learn about self-awareness and better ways of expressing anger. Anger Management: Women only Level 1 and 2 29th November 2019 (Fri-Sun) This course is part of our learning programme, we recommend that you have already completed other course as part of your learner journey before enrolling on to this course. This course is not suitable for those referred by a court or requiring a reference.You will examine what triggers anger and how well people are conditioned to deal with it, or not. Anger is a natural emotion but it can have a negative effect on ourselves and others. You will learn about self-awareness and better ways of expressing anger. Mindfulness Level 1 and 2 26th November 2019 (One Day) We will be hosting a number of one day courses throughout the year to suit all abilities. If you want to become more mindful, and learn the basics, this is the ideal starting point. Art and Crafts for Emotional Well Being Entry 27th November 2019 (Wed-Fri) This is a follow on from the 1 day course, but gives you more time to explore and further develop your art and creativity to support your well-being. The sessions are relaxed and suitable for anyone who is facing stress or anxiety. The additional time enables you to try more craft techniques to see what helps you. Poetry for Relaxation Entry 29th November 2019 (One day) Throughout the year will be hosting a range of one day courses on offer to suit all abilities, poetry being one of them! Experience not essential, but enthusiasm is! Parenting Skills Entry 17th December 2019 (One Day) This first course looks at the role of parents or guardians and how this relates to other family members in terms of their needs. You will focus on the skills needed to listen to children, understand stages of a child’s development and how they learn, whilst at the same time knowing what your needs are and how to meet them as well. Personal Money Matters Level 1 and 2 12th February 2020 (Wed-Fri) Learn how to manage your own personal finances more effectively, save money and cut costs. This course will offer simple budgeting, look at how to understand credit and its true cost and how to reduce your spending. Drama for Confidence Entry 26th February 2020 (Wed-Fri) Throughout the year will be hosting a range of one day courses on offer to suit all abilities, drama for confidence being one of them! Experience not essential, but enthusiasm is! Understanding Young People and Gang Culture Level 1 23rd March 2020 (Mon-Wed) This course will help you understand the developmental changes during adolescence and how they affect behaviour. It will also explore a range of internal and external; pressures experienced by the young person and the conflict this can bring. You will have the opportunity to look At the issues of sharing power and authority with young people. It will give you an insight to what influences young people to join gangs and what makes it difficult to leave. You will identify support strategies to help individuals impacted by gang culture. This course is particularly for professionals and adults working with young teenagers in a formal or informal role. 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