COVID-19: Any specific information relating to Pembrokeshire will be updated at www.pembrokeshire.gov.uk/coronavirus or How to apply for a Covid-19 test, gov.wales/apply-coronavirus-covid-19-test

Search for a Course

Learning Pembrokeshire


Courses


78 courses found

A History of Gardens

Explores how gardens developed over many centuries, their social, religious and symbolic meanings, as well as their practical uses. From the ancient Egyptians to the Victorians.

Additional Learning Needs

For those with additional learning needs, to develop communication and numeracy skills and help learners meet their full potential.

Aromatherapy theory - Scents and Sensibility

Looking at the history of essential oils; ethicality in their production today; their chemistry and what is in them; how they affect our bodies; safety and safe practices; what is right for you as an individual and for your specific needs; uses around the home and more.

Art - Drawing & painting

To develop the potential which everyone has to draw well from observation. To teach methods of drawing which are useful for oil painting and others which relate to water colour painting. To learn oil, acrylic, gouache and water colour techniques and make finished paintings in these media.

Art - Life drawing

Starting each session with a series of short poses, followed by longer poses, thereby allowing intense study.

Art - mixed media

To achieve knowledge of enjoyment of painting in any chosen media or a mix of media.

Art for all

This course aims to improve your drawing, painting and observation skills in a relaxed atmosphere with as much one to one tuition as possible. Whilst learning basics, students are encouraged to express themselves as individuals.

Art for all beginners

Learn drawing, painting and observation skills. The aim of this course is to introduce and engage students with a range of activities involving painting and drawing. Content of courses vary depending on the tutor delivering the course, but generally drawing could cover the use of pencil, pastel, charcoal, pen and ink, etc. Painting could cover the use of oil, acrylic, water colour and mixed media. Themes are often included as specific focus e.g. landscape, seascape, still life, animals, flowers, portrait and figures, architecture, etc. Specific information on course content is available from the centre administering the course.

Basic digital photography

Ideal for people who have bought a digital camera and would like to learn the basics. This beginners course teaches the many basic technical aspects of digital photography, including camera modes, focal length, composition rules, white balance and finding your way around the menus. The course will then cover uploading your images to the computer. There are no formal entry requirements for this course. You must have access to a digital camera for the course

Collage Workshop

An inspirational and creative course to develop your own experimental art form. Plenty of help and guidance given. No experience necessary, just a willingness to play. Beginners to advanced. The course will cover: Collage -Students will be encouraged to explore the qualities and techniques of mark making, such as: marbling and printing to create their own papers, then combining these with printed or coloured papers, text, natural or found objects. The final result will be collaged based compositions developed from the process of these results and the students own ideas.

Collagraph Workshop

Collagraph is a loose term meaning a print made out of collage. An experimental form of printmaking which involves adding layers to or cutting into a printing plate. The plate can then be used to make a relief print or put through a press as an intaglio print.

Creative writing

This course is designed to develop the skills and confidence to succeed in all aspects of creative writing. Poetry, short story writing, the novel, script writing and all aspects of fiction and non-fiction writing will be studied. Students will be encouraged to pursue their own particular interest.

Crochet

A crochet class with something for all levels. Learn the basics or get your hooks into a CAL (crochet along) or whatever takes your fancy! We'll be looking at mandalas, surface crochet and other 3 dimensional stitches and even tackle freeform. That's just a rough idea of what to expect...and to top it all the class is suitable for Welsh learners as the class will be bilingual. So come and practise your Welsh and have fun at the same time.

Digital literacy - More skills

To enable learners to work and communicate online in a safe and responsible manner with an awareness of their personal digital footprint. Interact safely online, learn how to protect your personal information and use security to protect your digital devices and information.

Digital skills - First steps

This is a course for those who have never used a computer but who would like to have a go. The course aims to develop some of the basic skills required to begin using a computer and tablet. This is a course for complete beginners who want to learn at their own pace in a friendly, relaxed environment. Accreditation available.

Dressmaking and soft furnishings

This course aims to make sewing a pleasure and can cover making clothes, alterations and making curtains & cushions.

ECDL

This course will be delivered initially online. The European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) syllabus is designed to cover the key concepts of computing, its practical applications and their use in the workplace and society. It is suitable for anyone who already possesses basic IT skills. It is broken down into modules, each of which must be passed before an ECDL certificate is awarded. Depending on modules taken, there are different qualifications available.

ESOL - Entry level (Entry 2/3)

You know a little English and want to learn more. Exam fees are additional to course fees. (1 unit per class) To join a class we need to talk to you first. Ring FREEPHONE 0808 100 3302.

ESOL - Improvers (Entry 3/Level 1)

Improve your English language skills, build on your grammar and speak with confidence. Exam fees are additional to course fees. (1 unit per class) To join a class we need to talk to you first. Ring FREEPHONE 0808 100 3302.

ESOL - Various levels

A mixed level ESOL course which provides the opportunity for students to complete a 1 credit unit at an appropriate level during the course. Learners will pay normal ESOL course fees except for Beginner Level students who will be given a concessionary fee of £0.00. To join a class we need to talk to you first. Ring FREEPHONE 0808 100 3302.

ESOL for beginners - Pre Entry/Entry 1

A general ESOL course for beginner speakers of English. Accreditation available. To join a class we need to talk to you first. Ring FREEPHONE 0808 100 3302.

Essential Skills Wales- Application of Number L1&2

This course will be delivered on line. There may be some classroom content. It is aimed at L1 and L2 numeracy learners who wish to focus on passing the Essential Skills Wales exam.

Essential Skills Wales- Communication Levels 1 & 2

This course will be delivered on line. There may be some classroom content. It is aimed at L1 and L2 Literacy learners who wish to focus on passing the Essential Skills Wales exam.

Family history using a computer

From September 2020, this course is delivered online and therefore entitles learners to a 25% discount on the prices listed for course fees. An introduction to the research skills and knowledge necessary to retrieve family history information and access family history related primary source records, by the use of the internet. Designed for those wishing to continue family research using the internet. This course offers an opportunity to further develop skills in a supportive environment.

Felt making

To start as a beginner to learn the process of felt-making and progress through various techniques to produce pieces of textile art and craft. Techniques will include Wet felting, Needle felting and Nuno felting. An opportunity to learn the skills for felt making.

Felt making workshop

A fascinating and fun introduction to felt making enabling you to get a feel for the material and how it works. Using local fleeces and beautiful Merino wool, you be able to create your own piece of felt art or craft. Cost of materials are additional.

Food Allergen Management for Caterers

This qualification covers: the different roles in ensuring that food ingredients and allergens are effectively managed; common allergens and intolerances; procedures relating to the accurate communication of ingredient information, from supplier to consumer; hygiene considerations with regard to allergen and ingredient control; and procedures relating to the control of contamination and cross-contamination of allergenic ingredients.

Food safety in catering

Everyone who works with food has a special responsibility for safeguarding the health of consumers and to ensure that the food they serve or sell is perfectly safe to eat. This course is suitable for anyone working in catering. Personal hygiene - safe food - cleaning in food premises - waste & pest control.

French - Year 1

From September 2020, this course is delivered online and therefore entitles learners to a 25% discount on the prices listed for course fees. This course aims to give students a basic understanding of the structure of the language and to enable them to use the language effectively in a number of everyday situations in a French speaking country. This course is suitable for those who have little or no knowledge of the language

French - Year 2

From September 2020, this course is delivered online and therefore entitles learners to a 25% discount on the prices listed for course fees. This course aims to develop student’s understanding of the French language and enable them to confidently deal with a range of situations and converse on a range of topics, including the past and the future. Students should have followed a course at introductory level or should have some experience of studying/speaking the language

French - Year 3

From September 2020, this course is delivered online and therefore entitles learners to a 25% discount on the prices listed for course fees. This intermediate level course is aimed at those who have a firm basic knowledge of the language. Further develop communication skills using a range of tenses, grammar and vocabulary. Students should have completed a course at introductory level or should have 1-2 years experience of studying the language

GCSE English language - WJEC

This course is primarily intended for those who would like to obtain a qualification.

GCSE Mathematics - WJEC

Update your mathematical knowledge and gain the numeracy skills required to sit either your GCSE Mathematics exam. This exam is required for entrance, for example, to nursing or teacher training colleges. Alternatively update your knowledge and keep up with the maths young people are doing at school. This is a one year course and requires commitment and motivation for success.

Geology - World and local geology

To give participants a general appreciation of the story of our planet through an understanding of the rocks and fossils of Pembrokeshire.

German - Year 1

From September 2020, this course is delivered online and therefore entitles learners to a 25% discount on the prices listed for course fees. This course aims to give students a basic understanding of the structure of the language and to enable them to use the language effectively in a number of everyday situations in a German speaking country. This course is suitable for those who have little or no knowledge of the language

German - Year 2

From September 2020, this course is delivered online and therefore entitles learners to a 25% discount on the prices listed for course fees. This course aims to develop student’s understanding of the German language and enable them to confidently deal with a range of situations and converse on a range of topics, including the past and the future. Students should have followed a course at introductory level or should have some experience of studying/speaking the language

Gwyddeleg - Blwyddyn 1

This course is delivered through the medium of Welsh. O fis Medi 2020, mae’r cwrs hwn yn cael ei gyflwyno ar-lein, felly’n rhoi hawl i’n dysgwyr dderbyn gostyngiad o 25% oddi ar brisiau ein cyrsiau. Amcan y cwrs hwn yw rhoi dealltwriaeth sylfaenol o strwythur yr iaith i fyfyrwyr a’u galluogi i ddefnyddio’r iaith mewn nifer o sefyllfaoedd cyfarwydd. Mae’r cwrs hwn yn addas ar gyfer y rheiny sydd heb ddim neu ag ychydig wybodaeth o’r iaith.

Hanes y Cymry

This course is taught through the medium of Welsh Mae'r cwrs hwn yn sôn am hanes y Cymry - sydd yn henach ac yn ehangach na thiriogaeth Cymru ei hunan. Mae e'n sôn am ein hanes ni o 55 C.C. tan heddiw. Mae'r cwrs yn cael ei ddysgu yn y Gymraeg ac yn addas i Gymry Cymraeg a dysgwyr Cymraeg lefelau Canolradd 2 ac Uwch. Mae e’n cynnwys 22 gwers/darlith ddarluniadol (â lluniau) o 2 awr yr un.

History - 20th Century

The course will include topics such as World War Two, Russian history and American Presidents from Eisenhower to Obama.

History - By the sword divided.

Explores the events and personalities of the 17th century civil wars, with particular reference to Pembrokeshire and Wales. Explore history in relaxed and supported surroundings.

History - Medieval lives

This course explores the lives of men and women of all classes and professions, who lived in the years from 1100-1500.

History - Monstrous regiment

The course title is taken from a comment by the 16th Century preacher - John Knox, We discover the achievements of women who broke free of the conventional restraints and successfully governed kingdoms and principalities 1500-1600

Improve your wellbeing with Tai Chi

A relaxing way to increase your activity in a safe and social environment.

Italian - Year 1

From September 2020, this course is delivered online and therefore entitles learners to a 25% discount on the prices listed for course fees. This course aims to give students a basic understanding of the structure of the language and to enable them to use the language effectively in a number of everyday situations in an Italian speaking country. This course is suitable for those who have little or no knowledge of the language.

Italian - Year 2

From September 2020, this course is delivered online and therefore entitles learners to a 25% discount on the prices listed for course fees. This course aims to develop student’s understanding of the Italian language and enable them to confidently deal with a range of situations and converse on a range of topics, including the past and the future. Students should have followed a course at introductory level or should have some experience of studying/speaking the language.

Italian - Year 3

From September 2020, this course is delivered online and therefore entitles learners to a 25% discount on the prices listed for course fees. This intermediate level course is aimed at those who have a firm basic knowledge of the language. Further develop communication skills using a range of tenses, grammar and vocabulary. Students should have completed a course at introductory level or should have 1-2 years experience of studying the language

Italian - Year 6+

From September 2020, this course is delivered online and therefore entitles learners to a 25% discount on the prices listed for course fees. This course aims to continue developing language skills and improve fluency and comprehension in an open and friendly atmosphere. Students should have studied the language for a minimum of 5-6 years.

Literacy

Classes for anyone over the age of 16, who want to brush up on their English. You may want to help the children with school work; prepare for a college course; gain confidence or gain qualifications to get a job or promotion at work. Accreditation is available: Agored Cymru Units and City and Guilds ESW (Essential Skills Wales) from Pre-entry Level to Level 1 or Level 2.

Microsoft Office skills

From September 2020, this course is delivered online and therefore entitles learners to a 25% discount on the prices listed for course fees. Suitable for those who have limited computer skills or have completed an introductory IT course. On this course you can learn how to use word processing software, create and use spreadsheets, use a database, create a slide show or create posters and newsletters in Desktop Publishing. You will be using the Microsoft Office 2013 suite of programs including Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Publisher. You will gain an accreditation for this course and it is very suitable if you are thinking of getting a job or want to refresh your IT skills before returning to work.

Numeracy

Classes for anyone over 16 who wants to brush up on their Maths. You may want to help the children with school work; prepare for a college course; gain qualifications to get a job or promotion at work or just become more confident in using number. Accreditation is available: Agored Cymru units and City & Guilds ESW (Essential Skills Wales) from Pre-Entry Level to Level 1 or Level 2.

Photography - intermediate camera course

This is an ideal progression course from the beginners digital photography course or someone that has an SLR camera and wants to progress to the manual modes. You need to have access to a mirrorless or SLR camera. The course will cover the following: digital camera settings and functions such as metering, file format - RAW and JPEG files, shutter speeds, aperture, lenses, white balance, IS, exposure compensation and the effects of light and how to utilise it. The course is designed to be practical and hands on. This course is not recommended for complete beginners. There are no formal entry requirements for this course. Your camera must have manual functions in order to participate in the things covered on the course

Photography - Taking better pictures

This course is designed to give students a comprehensive overview of the fundamentals in photography. Aimed at both film and digital photographers these interactive sessions cover everything from lighting and composition to new digital photographic techniques.

Pilates

Pilates improves posture, tones the body and improves flexibility. This is a gentle form of exercise working on the central core of the body.

Pilates - Stretch and flex

Would you like to feel more flexible? Would you like to improve posture, balance and co-ordination and improve strength in your back and abdominal muscles? 'Stretch & Flex' is a gentle low-impact Pilates-based class for all age-groups using focussed breathing techniques to support the exercises; this brings the added benefit of increased lung capacity, increased body-awareness and lowering of stress levels.

Pottery - mixed ability

To encourage and develop an interest and enjoyment in working with clay, and to develop a variety of techniques and skills in slipcasting, throwing, hand building and glazing.

Printmaking - introduction

To develop simple techniques of print making without a press to include monoprint, card, screenprint, lino and collagraph.

Russian - Year 1

From September 2020, this course is delivered online and therefore entitles learners to a 25% discount on the prices listed for course fees. Learn how to speak Russian through basic language skills for purposes of practical communication in day to day activities. Suitable for students with little or no experience of the Russian language.

Safeguarding - Children and Young People Level 2

This qualification is suitable for learners working, or wishing to work, with children and young people. This includes those in voluntary or unpaid positions. The course includes how to safeguard and protect children, young people and practitioners in the workplace, and know how to respond to evidence or concerns that a child or young persons has been abused.

Short story writing

This course covers skills required to write short stories with all the components that this entails: making characters, writing dialogue, giving a sense of place using all five senses, how to use the different points of view, how to use the different tenses, plotting, etc..

Skills for Life

For those who would like to improve their skills in communication or maths and gain an Agored Cymru qualification or WJEC qualification.

Spanish - Year 1

From September 2020, this course is delivered online and therefore entitles learners to a 25% discount on the prices listed for course fees. This course aims to give students a basic understanding of the structure of the language and to enable them to use the language effectively in a number of everyday situations in a Spanish speaking country. This course is suitable for those who have little or no knowledge of the language

Spanish - Year 2

From September 2020, this course is delivered online and therefore entitles learners to a 25% discount on the prices listed for course fees. This course aims to develop student’s understanding of the Spanish language and enable them to confidently deal with a range of situations and converse on a range of topics, including the past and the future. Students should have followed a course at introductory level or should have some experience of studying/speaking the language

Spanish - Year 3

From September 2020, this course is delivered online and therefore entitles learners to a 25% discount on the prices listed for course fees. This intermediate level course is aimed at those who have a firm basic knowledge of the language. Further develop communication skills using a range of tenses, grammar and vocabulary. Students should have completed a course at introductory level or should have 1-2 years experience of studying the language

Stained glass

To design and make stained glass. Material costs are additional.

Stained glass workshop

To design and make stained glass. Material costs are additional.

Substance Misuse Awareness

Subjects covered on this course include types of substance misuse, signs, symptoms and their effects. The reasons people misuse substances, misleading signs and symptoms, the effects on society, and gaining support and advice.

Tai Ji Chuan

The course aims to promote general fitness and well being, core strength, flexibility, mindfulness and relaxation. It provides an introduction to the Chinese approach to achieving good health. Warm up, exercises for general fitness and to prepare for the Tai Ji form (Lee Style), Chinese health arts: Fan Set, Breathing Exercises, Stances, Foot Patterns, Evasions. Course content will be adapted to meet current Covid 19 guidelines. If course is held online, course content will be adapted accordingly. A quiet space, the size of about 1.60m x 1.60m should be sufficient.

Traditional Upholstery

Traditional upholstery is a craft where an item of period furniture is upholstered using hand tools, traditional methods and organic materials. We will predominantly use techniques which focus upon the craft aspects of attaching webbing, stuffing, stitching, padding and covering. It is the fine detail that represents the craft and enables the craft to be kept alive. The course is open to everyone from complete beginners to those with experience who wish to hone and develop their skills. Please be aware that we do not have a fully equipped workshop, but one of the wonderful aspects about traditional upholstery is that it can be practiced with just a few very basic hand tools. This course aims to enable students to bring along a chair of their choice to work upon, whilst learning a range of traditional skills. However, we will be in a classroom environment with space for 10 students and so bench space is limited. Therefore, smaller items such as dining chairs, occasional chairs and stools are all suitable projects (examples below). It is very important that you tackle one or two smaller projects which contain basic techniques before you go on to more complex ones. Large pieces, such as armchairs, sofas and chaise longue are not suitable projects to bring to class. They are too big, heavy and awkward to move and are not safe in a classroom when benches and students have limited space. Comfortable working conditions will contribute to your ease of working and ultimately to successful results.

Using your tablet - introduction

This course will look at how to get started with the tablet, how to download and use apps, books, games, browse the web, check and write emails. This course covers how to protect privacy and other security features.

Welsh courses

Tasters, Beginners, Welsh for the Family, Foundation, Intermediate and Advanced. There are many opportunities to learn. For more information: www.learnwelsh.cymru PHONE 01437 770180 EMAIL: learnwelsh@pembrokeshire.gov.uk

Willow basketry

Introduction to willow weaving techniques.

Willow Christmas decorations

Willow basketry - specifically making decorations for Christmas

Willow plant support

Create your own plant support.

Windows 10

Introduction to Windows 10 Develop skills in file management using new tools available in Windows 10 Manage and view photos in Windows 10 Become familiar with some of the built in Windows 10 apps

Yoga

Yoga comes from the Sanskrit word meaning to unite and therefore implies perfect harmony of body, mind and spirit. The course is suitable for every stage of yoga and aims to give knowledge of yoga and fitness and brings with it many benefits.

Yoga - Unwind with Yoga

Reduce feelings of stress with Yoga and improve positivity and mental wellbeing.

Yoga beginners

Yoga comes from the Sanskrit word meaning to unite and therefore implies perfect harmony of body, mind and spirit. This course is suitable for beginners and aims to gain the knowledge of yoga and fitness and brings with it many benefits i.e. increased energy, improved health, improved muscular co-ordination, toning and strength, improved digestion, increased flexibility, increased confidence and aids relaxation whilst restoring the body's overall equilibrium.

Yoga for the over 50s

This course is designed to take into account the various aches and pains which accumulate as we get older. Learn some exercises to target trouble spots such as lower back pain, the techniques of relaxation, how to stretch safely to remain supple. Learn how to breathe with awareness which will give you mental focus and inner tranquility.

ID: 1424, revised 20/02/2018