13 courses found
Safe and effective use of hand tools to produce practical wooden spoons, spatulas and ladles. This course covers: properties of suitable wood, tree identification, correct pruning & sustainable harvesting; splitting logs and preparing blanks using an axe; efficient carving techniques using a knife, axe and a crooked knife; tool maintenance/safety and after treatment of finished items.
The aim of the course is to introduce 'Scratch' and to teach the fundamentals of programming through good programming practices. The ability to code computer programs is an important part of literacy in today's society. 'Scratch' is a programming language which has been designed with learning and education in mind. Originally designed for pupils from ages 8 - 16, people of all ages are using 'Scratch' to program interactive stories, games and animations.
The Raspberry Pi is a tiny and affordable computer that you can use to learn computer programming through fun, practical projects. The Raspberry Pi plugs into a computer monitor or TV and uses a standard keyboard and mouse. It is a capable device that enables people of all ages to explore computing and learn how to program in languages such as 'Scratch'. It's capable of doing everything you'd expect a desktop computer to do, from browsing the internet and playing high-definition video, to making spreadsheets, word-processing, and playing games.
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.
Using technology for communication is fast, efficient and popular. This course covers managing an e-mail account, searching the internet and working with image and media files. Accreditation available.
This course is suitable for learners who have a good knowledge of using ICT. This course will enable you to enhance your digital literacy skills and apply them to a range of applications. This is a course to feed your curiosity - learning new skills; Digital Collaboration, Digital Responsibility, Digital Creativity and Digital Learning as well as consolidating skills you may already have. You will also develop your existing skills of Microsoft Office and file management. At the beginning of each term the course objectives are discussed and decided.
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.
ECDL Advanced is an internationally recognised qualification designed to progress the user’s computer skills from ECDL to the next level of competence. ECDL Advanced - Spreadsheets is designed for the individual who would like to realise the full potential of the spreadsheet package - manipulating and analysing data and preparing reports.
This is a course for those who have never used a computer but who would like to have a go. First steps with computers aims to develop some of the basic skills required to begin using a computer i.e. Word processing and the Internet. This is a course for complete beginners who want to learn at their own pace in a friendly, relaxed environment. Accreditation available.
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.
This course will cover taking photos and movies using the built in camera. You will learn how to edit your photos using the built in tablet features such as crop, rotate and enhance and how to delete unwanted photos and movies. You will also be shown how to search and download various creative apps and apply different effects to your photos as well as creating a collage of photos using images, backgrounds, borders and text. The course will also cover how to share your photos, movies and your creative works of art and look at options for printing.
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Learn how to build a website or blog in WordPress. WordPress is a Content Management System (CMS) and the world’s leading web publishing tool. It is used in over 65 million websites and allows you to set up, build and manage professionally looking websites easily with the added bonus of being free. It is very easy to use and allows you to easily update your website from your internet browser as well as achieving good placement in the leading search engines such as Google.