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Additional Learning Needs

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

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 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.

Chinese brush painting

Learn basic painting techniques required to paint birds, flowers and landscapes.

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.

Crafty capers

Paper craft, jewellery making and textiles taster sessions that will inspire participants to explore their creativity. The creative industries are one of the fastest growing parts of the UK economy. Your individual creativity, skill and talent has the potential to increase your income and even create employment. Creative expression can also foster mental well-being, help us cope with stress and boost our self-esteem. During this course you’ll explore a few simple but hugely effective paper craft, textiles and jewellery making techniques to create a range of professional looking products that you can be proud of.

Creative photography

A course for the artistic photographer looking for inspiration: make your pictures different! Suitable for mixed ability and equipment During this course you will discover a range of celebrated photographers’ work and explore their styles and methods in your own images. Some camera use will be covered and you will be expected to work independently between sessions to develop your own ideas. The course will be led by you – so if you have an area of interest, let us know and we will try to cover it.

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.

Cultural History

Examining history as a mix of fact and fiction.

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.

Drawing - I wish I could draw

Did you enjoy drawing at school? When did you last do a drawing? Would you like to find your drawing mojo once again? Our tutor will lead participants through a series of tasks designed to build confidence and practical skills working with a variety of drawing materials. You’ll explore and practice observational drawing techniques and you’ll learn how to apply your knowledge of the elements of art to create drawings which truly express your feelings. No prior knowledge is required

Dressmaking

This course aims to make sewing a pleasure and shows you how cut patterns, make clothes and undertake alterations.

Dressmaking and soft furnishings

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

ECDL

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.

Emergency First Aid

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.

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 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 engagement workshop

Non accredited course to engage learners through creative activities. Used as a signpost to embedded essential skills short courses in selected areas.

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.

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.

Filming & Video Editing for Beginners

This course takes you step by step through the basics of editing video footage using editing software and offers tips and tricks on how to get better films from your device. Maybe you film on your phone or your camera? Whatever you use this course will help you improve your filming skills and show you how to import footage, make it into a story and add transitions. The course will guide you through the technical and creative process helping bring your video to life.

Floral art workshop

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

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

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 3

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

French - Year 4

This course is aimed at those who have studied the language for 2-3 years and wish to practise their speaking, listening, reading and writing skills in the language at a higher level.

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.

German - Year 1

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 3

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. On some classes GCSE German is available.

Greek - Year 1

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 Greek speaking country. This course is suitable for those who have little or no knowledge of the language

Health and Safety in the Workplace Level 2

Level 2 provides candidates with knowledge of practices that are essential in the workplace. This includes the hazards and risks presented in the workplace along with the relevant legislation, and ensures awareness of cost-effective, practical control methods.

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 - Lost Empires

The story of kingdoms and empires that have disappeared from history. What happened to them and what legacies have they left behind?

History - Travel in Medieval Europe

This course explores the world of medieval travellers, including pilgrims, merchants, adventurers, priests, kings and queens and diplomats. How did they travel, where did they go and why.

History of the Welsh People

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.

Introduction to Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy is an ancient art of using plant extracts in the form of essential oils to promote health and wellbeing. Come and learn the history of aromatherapy and how the use of essential oils can benefit common ailments, reduce stress and anxiety. Learn how to blend oils safely at home and how to apply them for family health.

Italian - Year 1

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

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.

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

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.

Monoprinting workshop

Monoprints are unique printed images requiring little equipment. A spontaneous painterly process, exploring ideas and images through drawing, texture and stencils. They can be monochrome or in colour.

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 - A focus on beginners

Ideal for people who have bought a digital camera and would like to learn the basics. This course is aimed at beginners and is designed to give students a comprehensive overview of basic photography, covering the basic elements of photography from lighting to composition and finding your way around the camera menus in order to give you the best experience. Learners should have their own DSLR camera in which they can change the settings and perhaps change lenses and compatible memory cards.

Photography - Developing further skills

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.

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

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.

RYA Coastal Skipper - Yachtmaster Offshore

Advanced training for more experienced skippers building on the Day Skipper course. This course equips you to navigate safely on coastal and offshore passages. This course will take your theory knowledge to the standard required for the Yachtmaster Coastal and Yachtmaster Offshore practical exams, concentrating on advanced navigation and meteorology skills. Course topics include::position fixing; course shaping and plotting; tidal knowledge; use of almanacs and admiralty publications; electronic position finding equipment; taking and interpreting forecasts; plotting weather systems; weather predictions using a barometer and by observation; collision regulations and customs and excise regulations for cruising abroad. It allows some time for revision of the basics and then moves on to advanced navigation techniques. The examination consists of three exam papers. COSTS: The course fee includes compulsory course pack, Almanac and examination fees. Learners are also required to bring/purchase some basic navigation equipment e.g. a compass and Portland plotter (which can normally be purchased online for approximately £20). Any optional publications or materials will also be an additional cost. Maximum class size is 12

RYA Day Skipper Shorebased

A comprehensive introduction to cruising for inexperienced skippers. This course equips you with enough knowledge to navigate around familiar waters by day. A basic knowledge of lights is also included to introduce you to night cruising. Course topics include: the basics of seamanship; the essentials of coastal navigation and pilotage; chart work; electronic charts; position fixing; plotting a course to steer; weather forecasting and meteorology; tides; collision regulations; construction, parts and equipment of a cruising boat and emergency and safety procedures including distress calls -,use of flares, safety harnesses, lifejackets and life rafts. The examination consists of two exam papers. COSTS: The course fee includes compulsory course pack, Almanac and examination fees. Learners are also required to bring/purchase some basic navigation equipment e.g. a compass and Portland plotter (which can normally be purchased online for approximately £20). Any optional publications or materials will also be an additional cost. Maximum class size is 12.

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..

Singing - Find your voice - Have fun singing

Encourage individuals to ‘find’ their voice within a fun singing group. Learn popular songs from all styles and genres.

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.

Smartphone audio recording and editing

Ever wanted to get creative with audio and make your own podcast? This course will help you get started using your Smartphone as a recording device via an audio app. Once we’ve recorded our audio we’ll then get creative in class. Well show you how to edit your audio using audio editing software. By the end of the course you’ll have a crafted programme ready to share with the world.

Spanish - Year 1

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

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

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.

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 Chi

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

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.

Turkish - Year 1

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 Turkish speaking country. This course is suitable for those who have little or no knowledge of the language.

Ukulele

To learn simple ukulele tunes.

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.

Websites for all

Introduction to template based websites edited through your web browser. No need to purchase expensive software. Work on your own project or use provided material. PRE-REQUISITES: A basic understanding of Microsoft Windows and file management. Be able to use the internet.

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. 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 Christmas decorations

Willow basketry - specifically making decorations for Christmas

Willow garden structures

Make your own garden plant supports using willow e.g. obelisks, trellis

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 - Chair yoga

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 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.




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