Courses for All

We offer a wide range of learning opportunities for all ages from children within our Family Learning provision, to young people embarking on Elev8, Diplomas, Traineeships and Apprenticeships, to adults who want to develop their careers, have a love for learning or are coming back to learning after many years.

Learning for Leisure
Family Learning Courses
Family Learning Workshops
Teaching and Preparation for Life and Work
Free employability Courses
Further Education
Distance Learning
Free Maths, English and ICT

Learning for Leisure 

Course TitleVenueDayStart timeFinish timeDateCourse LengthTotal fee
Beginners French Hummersknott Academy Mon 18.00 20.00 26 Sep 10 weeks £60
Beginners Italian Crown Street Library Tue 10.00 12.00 27 Sep 5 weeks  £30
Beginners Arabic Crown Street Library Tue 10.00 12.00 8 Nov 5 weeks £30
Cookery for Beginners Hummersknott Academy Tue 18.00 21.00 11 Oct  7 weeks £63
Beginners Dressmaking Hummersknott Academy Tue 18.30 21.00 11 Oct 5 weeks £37.50
Beginners Arabic Hummersknott Academy Tue 18.00 20.00 4 Oct 5 weeks £30
Beginners Acrylics Crown Street Library  Thu 10.00 12.30 13 Oct 5 weeks £37.50
Computers for Beginners Crown Street Library Thu 10.15 12.15 3 Nov 5 weeks £30
Beginners Cake Decorating Coleridge Centre Thu 9.30 12.30 6 Oct 5 weeks £45
Beginners Home Furnishing Hummersknott Academy Thu 18.00 21.00 13 Oct 5 weeks £45
Good Home Cooking Hummersknott Academy Thu 18.00 21.00 13 Oct 7 weeks £63
Beginners Spanish Hummersknott Academy Thu 18.00 20.00 6 Oct 10 weeks £60

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Family Learning Courses

Programmes available to parents, grandparents and carers to increase their ability to support their child’s learning and encourage families to work and learn together in a fun and safe environment

Family Learning Intensive Support - 1:1 support in the home for parents / families who are unable to access learning in a group environment. The tutor will support individual targets with the aim of joining a group setting.

If you would like further information please click on this link [pdf document]

Course TitleVenueDayStart timeFinish timeDateCourse LengthTotal fee
Helping in School Coleridge Centre Mon 9.30 11.30 19 Sep 15 weeks FREE
Maths made Easy Northwood Primary School  Tue 9.15 11.15 13 Sep  10 weeks  FREE
Maths made Easy Red Hall Primary School Wed 9.15  11.15  14 Sep  10 weeks  FREE 
Helping in School Northwood Primary School Wed  9.30 11.30  21 Sep  15 weeks  FREE 
Positive Parenting  Corporation Road Community Primary School Thu  9.15  11.15  15 Sep 10 weeks FREE 
Healthy Eating Borough Road Nursery  Thu  9.30 11.30  15 Sep  5 weeks  FREE 
Family Budgeting Borough Road Nursery  Thu 9.30  11.30  3 Nov  5 weeks  FREE 
Child Development Coleridge Centre Thu 13.00 15.00 15 Sep 10 weeks FREE
Family Safety Level 1 Gurney Pease Academy Fri 13.00 15.00 16 Sep 10 weeks FREE

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Family Learning Workshops

Course TitleVenueDayStart timeFinish timeDateCourse LengthTotal fee
Spooky Walk Tubwell Row Sat 14.30 16.30 29th Oct  2 hours FREE

 Children attending the above workshops must have an adult in attendance at all times. 


Teaching and Preparation for Life and Work

If you want to learn something different or improve your existing skills, then come and enrol on one of our courses with experienced tutors. You can choose from a wide range of courses to gain a qualification, develop your career or enhance your employment prospects. 

Course TitleVenueDayStart timeFinish timeDateCourse LengthTotal fee
Introduction to Working with Children & Young People Level 2 Coleridge Centre Mon 18.00 20.00 19 Sep 10 weeks £27.50

Training, Assessment and Quality Assurance (TAQA)

Coleridge Centre Tue 18.00 21.00 13 Sep Various* £450
Drug and Alcohol Awareness Level 1 Coleridge Centre Tue 18.00 20.00 20 Sep 10 weeks FREE
Level 3 Award in Education and Training (formerly PTLLS) Coleridge Centre Wed 18.00 21.00 14 Sep 12 weeks £350
Introduction to Working with Children & Young People Level 1 Coleridge Centre Wed 18.00 21.00 5th Oct 10 weeks £16.50
Easy Pace English Firststop Fri 14.00 16.00 14th Oct 10 weeks FREE
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Free Employability Courses

If you are looking for a job, wanting to change career or brush up on essential skills, join us for the following subjects:

  • Job search
  • Creating a professional CV
  • Completing a detailed application form
  • Confidence building and preparing for interview

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Further Education

Course TitleVenueDayStart TimeFinish TimeStart Date fromCourse LengthTotal Fee
ACCESS to Higher Education: Working with Children and Young People. Coleridge Centre Mon & Thu 18.00 21.00 5 Sep 42 weeks Advanced Learning Loan
L3 Early Years Educator
(must be employed in sector)
Coleridge Centre Various Various Various 19 Sep 486 hours Advanced Learning Loan
L3 Diploma HSC Adults England
(must be employed in sector)
Coleridge Centre Various Various Various 19 Sep 477 hours Advanced Learning Loan

Distance Learning

Distance Learning is a flexible way to study as you are able to choose when and where you study. Studying by distance learning has the benefit of allowing you to develop your career without having to worry about attending classes, childcare or making changes to your work. It also means that you can apply new knowledge and insights to your working life while you are still studying. 

Course TitleVenueDayStart TimeFinish TimeStart Date fromCourse LengthTotal Fee
Level 2 Certificate in Equality & Diversity

Coleridge Centre 

*Distance Learning

Mon 18.00 19.00 10th Oct  12 weeks  £20
Level 2 Certificate of the Prevention & Control of Infection in Health Care Settings

Coleridge Centre 

*Distance Learning

Mon   18.00 19.00 10th Oct  12 weeks  £20
Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Safe Handling of Medicines  Coleridge Centre 

*Distance Learning

Mon 18.00  19.00  10th Oct  12 weeks   £20 
Level 2 Certificate in Common Health Conditions

Coleridge Centre 

*Distance Learning 

Mon  18.00 

19.00 

10th Oct   12 weeks  £20 

*To enrol please telephone 01325 405601. You will need to attend the Coleridge Centre on the specific date for induction and to receive your study materials. 

Please note: Courses will go ahead subject to numbers.


Free Maths, English and ICT

We offer Functional Skills courses leading to functional English, maths or ICT qualification which will improve your confidence in your everyday life. You will learn in a friendly, supportive environment and at a pace to suit your needs.

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