65 courses found
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.
Starting each session with a series of short poses, followed by longer poses, thereby allowing intense study.
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.
Learn basic painting techniques required to paint birds, flowers and landscapes.
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.
Examining history as a mix of fact and fiction.
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.
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.
This course aims to make sewing a pleasure and shows you how cut patterns, make clothes and undertake alterations.
This course aims to make sewing a pleasure and can cover making clothes, alterations and making curtains & cushions.
This course is taught through the medium of Welsh
Nod y cwrs hwn yw rhoi i fyfyrwyr ddealltwriaeth sylfaenol o strwythur yr iaith ac i’w galluogi i ddefnyddio’r iaith yn effeithiol mewn nifer o sefyllfaoedd bob dydd mewn gwlad lle siaredir Eidaleg. Mae’r cwrs hwn yn addas ar gyfer rheiny â dim ond gwybodaeth brin neu ddim o gwbl o’r iaith.
Suitable for those already working or for those preparing to work. This course aims to enable the learner to understand the role and responsibilities of a first aider, also to assess and administer initial first aid in an emergency situation. Learners are required to be 16 or over. Accreditation available.
QA Level 3 award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid. Some of the topics covered will be CPR; choking; seizures; minor injuries; bleeding
English classes. To join a class we need to talk to you first. Ring FREEPHONE 0808 100 3302.
Do you want to brush up your English or Maths? It can help towards getting a job, helping your children and getting qualifications. FREE essential skills courses are here to help you. To join a class we need to talk to you first. FREEPHONE 0808 100 3302
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.
This course is taught through the medium of Welsh
Nod y cwrs hwn yw rhoi i fyfyrwyr ddealltwriaeth sylfaenol o strwythur yr iaith ac i’w galluogi i ddefnyddio’r iaith yn effeithiol mewn nifer o sefyllfaoedd bob dydd mewn gwlad lle siaredir Ffrangeg. Mae’r cwrs hwn yn addas ar gyfer rheiny â dim ond gwybodaeth brin neu ddim o gwbl o’r iaith
Individual workshop to learn to arrange flowers with a specific themes i.e. Weddings; a walk on the beach with flowers; Christmas; Easter; Spring; Summer, etc.. Cost of materials are additional
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.
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
This course aims to further develop language skills through study of advanced grammar, contemporary texts and recordings and aspects of modern culture. Improve fluency and comprehension in an open and friendly atmosphere. Students should have studied the language for a minimum of 3-4 years.
This course is primarily intended for those who would like to obtain a qualification.
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.
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
A workshop run by local artist, Graham Hadlow. Each workshop has a different theme or area of specialism i.e. Blue sky and cloud; reflections, snow scenes; winter trees; sunsets; cottages and perspective; beaches and breakers, etc...
This course aims to develop student’s understanding of the Greek 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
Introduction to playing the guitar for complete beginners.
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.
To explore the experiences of a number of people, including poets, artists, nurses and civilians who were involved with the Great War.
This course draws upon original documents and accounts to tell the stories of people living in a medieval village; it explores the social structure of a rural community, housing, food and feasting, the manorial courts and the yearly agricultural cycle, as well as religious beliefs and superstitions.
This course teaches the history of the Welsh - which is older and geographically broader than the history of the country we call Wales. The course is taught in English although the tutor is a Welsh speaker.
The International Certification of Digital Literacy (ICDL) 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 ICDL certificate is awarded. Depending on modules taken, there are different qualifications available.
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.
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.
Learn how to make your own cover and signatures to create a book for your thoughts, memories and keepsakes. Learn the techniques used to create pockets, tucks and fold-outs to personalise your journal/memory book making it unique to you. These techniques can also be used for scrapbooking and photo albums. A relaxing way to be creative and a great way to keep those little mementos we all have.
Introductory one day workshop into printmaking. Come & explore the various techniques including block printing, lino-printing & mono-printing. Try your hand at creating your own designs through mark making & have fun! Beginners welcome but open to more advanced to share creative inspiration!
10-4pm Bring your own lunch. Max 10.
Learn how to make sewing fun, don't be afraid of your sewing machine & feel the benefits of repairing your favourite clothes. Did you know that repairing your garments by hand can be really therapeutic? The techniques of invisible & visible repairing (Sashiko) will be explored.
Learn the art of knotting and weaving cord into patterns to make decorative pieces. A relaxing way to be creative.
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 2016 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.
This accredited qualification is ideal for those working in or preparing to work in any industry that involves the retail sale of alcohol. It is a requirement for anyone who wishes to hold a personal licence. This qualification covers the main requirements of the Licensing Act 2003 and the legal responsibilities of a personal licence holder. Anyone wishing to sell or authorise the sale of alcohol by retail on licensed premises must hold a personal licence. Subjects covered include purpose and period of validity of a personal licence, the application process and legal duties of a personal licence and licensing law.
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.
Ideal for people who have completed the ‘Photography - A focus on beginners’ course or for people who are already familiar with the basic elements of photography, lighting, composition and camera menus. This course is the next step in developing further photographic skills. The course focusses on taking better pictures and learning more about composition. Learners must have their own digital camera and compatible memory cards.
This course is an introduction to using Photoshop Elements and is suitable for those who have not worked with images before
Pilates improves posture, tones the body and improves flexibility. This is a gentle form of exercise working on the central core of the body.
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.
To develop simple techniques of print making without a press to include monoprint, card, screenprint, lino and collagraph.
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.
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.
This course is taught through the medium of Welsh
Nod y cwrs hwn yw rhoi i fyfyrwyr ddealltwriaeth sylfaenol o strwythur yr iaith ac i’w galluogi i ddefnyddio’r iaith yn effeithiol mewn nifer o sefyllfaoedd bob dydd mewn gwlad lle siaredir Sbaeneg. Mae’r cwrs hwn yn addas ar gyfer rheiny â dim ond gwybodaeth brin neu ddim o gwbl o’r iaith.
Encourage individuals to ‘find’ their voice within a fun singing group. Learn popular songs from all styles and genres.
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.
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
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
To design and make stained glass. Material costs are additional.
This is a form of Chinese exercise which promotes breathing, relaxation, co-ordination and internal strength. It will help you deal with life's ups and downs.
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.
To learn simple ukulele tunes.
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.
Introduction to willow weaving techniques. This course is tailored to what learners wish to do. Normally everyone starts off with a small basket, then they can move on to other things eg pea climbers, or carry on developing their basketry skills. Willow materials charged by the size/number of items made, usually £5 for a small basket up to £10 for a large one. Learners are welcome to bring their own prepared willow. Please bring to class: Secateurs, a weight eg large stone and water sprayer bottle. A craft knife is handy but not essential.
Willow basketry - specifically making decorations for Christmas
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 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.
An easy going introduction to Yoga, from a seated position. A good way to unwind but gain suppleness and movement in a safe and social environment. This course is suitable for all levels of fitness. Gain similar de-stress and health benefits of Yoga in a social environment - by sitting on a chair!
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.
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.