South Glos Community Learning Free Courses

Confidence Building for Work
This FREE 6 week course will help you to develop strategies to identify your strengths and build confidence in your own abilities in the work environment. It is suitable for people wanting to refresh their skills and increase their confidence in preparation for returning to the workplace or support a change in direction.

Where: Patchway Community Centre, Patchway
How long: 6 weeks – Fridays, 10.00am – 12.00pm
Starts: 9th October 2020

Functional Skills, Maths
 Are You aged 19 and over?Did you struggle with Maths at school?
 Would you like to feel more confident using Maths in the workplace?
 Do you want to gain confidence supporting your children with their homework?Would you like to develop your skills to progress to another qualification?

Where: Patchway Library , Patchway
How long: 20 weeks – Mondays, 6.30pm– 8.30pm
Starts: 5th October 2020

  • If you are looking for?
  •  A social activity?
  • Contact with nature?
  • Ways to improve your mental well being?
  • A sense of achievement?
  • A healthy activity?
  • Fresh, local, seasonal produce?
  • A way to connect with your community?
  • Reuse & recycle?

ESOL for Communication

A 10-week course for adults whose first language isn’t English, wishing to improve their vocabulary, reading,writing and their speaking and listening skills.

Where: Patchway Community Centre, Patchway
How long: 10 weeks – Tuesdays, 9.30am – 11.30am
Starts: 29th September 2020

Food and Mood – Nutrition and Wellbeing

This *Free 8 week course will help you to build personal awareness of the relationship between cooking, eating and well-being. You will have the opportunity to work with others to put into practice some of the beneficial principles in a supportive environment.

Where: Patchway Community Centre
How long: 8 weeks – Tuesdays, 12.45pm – 2.45pm
Starts: 13th October 2020

Functional Skills, English

  • Are You aged 19 and over?
  • Did you struggle with Reading or Writing at school?
  • Would you like to feel more confident using English in the
    workplace?
  •  Would you like to develop your skills to progress to another
    qualification?
    Where: Patchway Community Centre, Patchway
    How long: 20 weeks – Tuesdays, 12.30 – 14.30
    Starts: 6th October 2020

    Improve Your Grammar
    A FREE 8 week course that will help you to improve your English
    grammar skills. You will be learning about using the correct tenses and will develop your understanding of the importance of subject verb agreement in speaking and writing. This course is suitable for people wishing to upskill in order to support their studies and develop English skills for the workplace. You can progress onto an accredited English course and work towards level 2.
    Where: Online
    How long: 8 weeks – Wednesdays, 6pm – 8pm
    Starts: 7th October 2020

    IT For Wellbeing

A FREE 8 week course to introduce you to digital skills. The
course will look at:

  • Video calling
  • Email / chat communication
  • Purchasing online, including tools to find the best deals
  •  Comparison websites
  • Basic word-processing skills
  •  Introduction to google learning platform

Where: Patchway Community Centre
How long: 8 weeks – Thursdays, 9.30 – 11.30
Starts: 15th October 2020

IT for Work

  • A FREE 8 week course that will help you improve your Office and
    computer skills for the work place.
    The course will look at:
  • using the internet more effectively for research
  • email communication
  • file management
  • MS Office, Word, Powerpoint and Excel

Where: FACE, Elm Park, Filton
How long: 8 weeks – Mondays, 9.30 – 11.30
Starts: 12th October 2020

If you are looking for?

  • A social activity?
  •  Contact with nature?
  • Ways to improve your mental well being?
  • A sense of achievement?
  •  A healthy activity?
  •  Fresh, local, seasonal produce?
  • A way to connect with your community?
  • Reuse & recycle?
  • Then join us at our allotment in Patchway.
  • Where: Pretoria Road (please contact Abi for details)
    How long: 6 weeks – Tuesdays, 10.00am – 12.00pm
    Starts: 29th October 2020

Pick Yourself Up After Lockdown – half day workshop

  • The Coronavirus pandemic has brought about enormous change for
    us all. This course can help you:
  •  reflect on how you look after your own emotional wellbeing and
    move on from the challenges of Lockdown.
  • identify support networks to help you create a positive
    environment.
  • explore strategies for coping with ongoing challenges of
    Coronavirus.

Dates: Wed 30 Sep – The Nest Café, Page Park, Staple Hill

Wed 7 Oct – FACE, Filton
Wed 14 Oct – The Batch, Cadbury Heath

Times 9.30 – 2.30pm

Refresh Your Maths Skills

  • Did you struggle with Maths at
    school?
  • Would you like to feel more
    confident using Maths in the
    workplace?
  • Do you want to gain confidence
    supporting your children with
    their homework?
  • Where: Patchway Community Centre, Patchway

  • How long: 10 weeks – Wednesdays, 9.30am– 11.30am
    Starts: 7th October 2020

    Spelling & Pronunciation

  • A FREE 6 week course that will help you to refresh your English skills,
    with clear explanations and opportunities to practise what has been
    learnt. You will be learning to use basic phonic spelling rules and
    improve your pronunciation, intonation and listening skills. It is
    suitable for people who wish to upskill in order to return to the
    workplace or change direction. You can progress onto an accredited
    Functional Skills English course and work towards level 2 or attend this course whilst attending FS English to help with your spelling.

  • Where: Patchway Community Centre

  • How long: 6 weeks – Mondays, 10.00 – 12.0
    Starts: 2nd November 2020

    For further details and to book your place, please contact Abi Ball, Community Learning Development Worker on 07860181353 or email abigail.ball@southglos.gov.uk