Community Learning Courses Newsletter   29 March 2021

Community Learning offer short courses for adults living in North Somerset (minimum age 19)  to help build skills and confidence for work, volunteering and wellbeing.

Priority places are given to those who are in receipt of certain benefits or with few or no qualifications.

All our courses are currently free and held both face to face and remotely.

 For remote courses participants will need access to the internet with a laptop, PC or tablet.

Community Emergency Response Volunteer Training On line course A volunteer induction for those supporting the community during the pandemic. Includes keeping yourself and others safe; effective communication, recognising boundaries and signposting. On line course. Takes 2-3 hours. Start anytime. For more info or to book a place contact: JP Evans Julie.evans@n-somerset.gov.uk  phone/text 07795 390 667  Link to flyer:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/1OYC8ZjZ8pLot1P5uyf9D2gVC-CJImHJF/view?usp=sharing    
Get Growing Face to face in the allotment How to grow your own vegetables from planting to eating! Thursdays 12-3pm from 25 March for 11 weeks At the Great Rhyne Allotments (behind Windwhistle School) For more info or to book a place contact: Julie Beynon Julie.beynon@n-somerset.gov.uk phone/text 07385 402 960 Link to flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1BJn6cuSJ3enlY0XtbuZH3Jw9ouiiDUWQ/view?usp=sharing     
Building Self-Confidence – Unlock your Potential Face to face course Feel more confident about your communication skills and how to act more assertively; learn to manage stress and anxiety, build self-confidence and belief.   Tuesdays 10.30am-12.30pm from 13 April for 6 weeks At The Stable, Weston-super-Mare BS23 1JY For more info or to book a place contact: Jo Urch joan.urch@n-somerset.gov.uk  phone/text 07920 082952   
Easter Bake-Off Live video teaching on Zoom Cook with your children. Ingredients supplied. Wednesday 14 April starting 11am For more info or to book a place contact: Julie Beynon Julie.beynon@n-somerset.gov.uk phone/text 07385 402 960 Link to flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1719gMNEOKBmcw7hSauyoNyza0f8qx1DS/view?usp=sharing       
Goblin Combe Woodland Adventures Face to face course in the woods Get your mojo back at Goblin Combe Adventures this spring. Join a small group to take part in lots of outdoor activities including campfires, woodland walks, archery and orienteering. Relax your mind, exercise your body and allow yourself time to step back from the stresses of everyday life. Tuesdays 10am – 2pm from 20 April for 5 sessions   At Goblin Combe Woodland, Cleeve. For more info or to book a place contact:  Alice at goblincombeadventures@gmail.com    or JP Evans phone/text 07795 390 667 julie.evans@n-somerset.gov.uk   
Tots in the Forest Face to face course in the Forest! Forest adventures for parents and children (aged 18 months – 4 years) Woodland games, exploring and activities. Mondays 10am-12.30 for 4 weeks   At Goblin Combe Woodland, Cleeve. For more info or to book a place contact: Julie Beynon Julie.beynon@n-somerset.gov.uk phone/text 07385 402 960 Link to flyer  https://drive.google.com/file/d/1aLWNnTB_lh95O_KoCTrnVnhFfh7VpOUg/view?usp=sharing      
Managing Work and Business at Home Face to face course A level 1 qualification that covers skills you will need to work from home, or to run your own business, including; customer service skills, communication skills, IT communication skills,  understanding how a business works & health and safety.   From April 2021- dates to be confirmed, 2 sessions a week for 4 weeks  or individual modules can be taken as required. For more info or to book a place contact: Julie Beynon Julie.beynon@n-somerset.gov.uk phone/text 07385 402 960    
Introduction to British Sign Language Face to face course Communicate better with friends, family or customers who are deaf or hard of hearing. Learn finger spelling alphabet; how to introduce yourself  and have an initial conversation with someone who uses BSL.    Fridays 10am-12.30pm for 8 sessions starting 30 April at The Campus, Weston-super-Mare BS24 7DX For more info or to book a place contact: JP Evans julie.evans@n-somerset.gov.uk  phone/text 07795 390 667  Link to flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/10cFqklqBmnF3lzRkDvPs7_CM2eNY8YRV/view?usp=sharing    
ESOL – English for Speakers of Other Languages New courses 10 week courses starting from April 2021 (dates to be confirmed)   ESOL Pre-Entry up to Entry 3 Beginner ESOL Groups – Wednesday – morning & afternoon Pre Entry /Entry 1  10am -11.30am ENTRY 1 plus or the same level as above 12 – 1.30 Low to no English 2pm-3pm Higher level groups Monday evenings & Wednesday afternoons ESOL Entry 3/Level 1 – Monday 7-9pm  ESOL Entry 2/Entry 3 – Tuesday 7-9pm ESOL Entry 2/Entry 3 -Wednesday 3.30-5.30pm   To book an initial assessment or a place contact: Iona Gibbons iona.gibbons@n-somerset.gov.uk  phone/text 07767 671633  
Prepare to Pass the Driving Theory Test Face to face course and remote via Zoom Improve your understanding of the rules of driving and the Highway Code. Gain confidence answering multiple choice questions and learn how to approach the Theory and Hazard Perception Tests. Wednesdays 10am-12pm for 7 sessions starting 5 May at North Somerset Training Hub, Weston-super-Mare BS23 1QZ   For more info or to book a place contact: JP Evans julie.evans@n-somerset.gov.uk  phone/text 07795 390 667  Link to flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1aRAAz4oYVF3bzjlZc2YiQs5pPcCMIbp/view?usp=sharing    
The Health Benefits of Laughter Yoga Live video teaching on Zoom  Experience the health benefits of breathing, open posture and laughter. A toolbox of tips and techniques that will improve your mood, ease stress and raise your energy. Movement, stretching and embodiment exercises. Relaxation and breathing practices. Lots of smiling and laughter activities! 😊    Thursdays 10-11.30am for four weeks starting 6 May For more info or to book a place contact: JP Evans julie.evans@n-somerset.gov.uk   phone/text 07795 390 667  Link to flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1mdbkevkbPB6OlS5VePQufsvQpiPVLbnU/view?usp=sharing    
Becoming a Novelist Email course Have you ever fancied writing a novel? Or maybe you’ve already started one and you are stuck?  Let us help! This course will guide you through the important bits of the craft – planning, character, plot, theme, setting – all the fun stuff. The course is suitable for just about everyone, if you are a beginner with a great idea  or an experienced writer who has run out of steam.   From Monday 10 May at 10 am for 8 weeks For more info or to book a place contact: Jo Urch joan.urch@n-somerset.gov.uk  phone/text 07920 082952   
Introduction to Aromatherapy at Home Face to Face course   Use aromatherapy for health, wellbeing and stress relief. Learn about essential oils, their benefits, blending, recipes and basic massage techniques. Mondays 10.30am -12.30pm for 5 sessions starting 10 May  At The Stable, Weston-super-Mare BS23 1JY   For more info or to book a place contact JP Evans Julie.evans@n-somerset.gov.uk phone/text 07795 390 667 Link to flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1EhW6EIVNLeLzAOHuC_6blpM01zWdUaT/view?usp=sharing    
  Introduction to Early Years and Working in the Childcare Sector Face to face course Explore the range of service provision and roles within early years and childcare. Includes understanding principles and values, tips on communication and language development through play.  How to progress onto work in childcare. Gain a Level 1 Award in Childcare. Tuesday & Thursday 10am -12.30pm from 11 May for 6 sessions  at The Campus, Weston-super-Mare BS24 7DX   For more info or to book a place contact: JP Evans julie.evans@n-somerset.gov.uk  phone/text 07795 390 667  Link to flyer:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/1oXpUdN9vHwjTjL3yDgXngHbJY2dQxhY/view?usp=sharing    
  Fun British Sign Language Live video teaching on Zoom Learn basic BSL to communicate better with those who are deaf or hard of hearing.  Learn finger spelling alphabet;  how to introduce yourself  and have an initial conversation with someone who uses BSL.   Thursdays 10am -12pm for 7 sessions starting 13 May. For more info or to book a place contact: JP Evans julie.evans@n-somerset.gov.uk  phone/text 07795 390 667  Link to flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/10ZzT3TXqHhSQadcf98Rnw2TVBVLC7kdc/view?usp=sharing    

Covid Safety: face-to-face learning will observe social distancing rules and sanitation procedures.