Course Details

We offer a wide range of learning opportunities for all ages from children within our Family Learning provision, to young people embarking on Study Programme, 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 and Parenting Courses
Family Learning Workshops
Teaching and Preparation for Life and Work
Free Employability Courses
Further Education
Distance Learning
Free Maths, English and ICT, plus GCSEs


Learning for Leisure 

ICT Courses

Course TitleVenueDayStart timeFinish timeStart DateEnd DateCourse LengthTotal fee
Digital Photography Crown Street Library Fri 10.00 12.00 8th Jun 13th Jul 6 weeks £36

History Courses

Course TitleVenueDayStart timeFinish timeStart DateEnd DateCourse LengthTotal fee
New courses coming soon                

Cookery Courses

Course TitleVenueDayStart timeFinish timeStart DateEnd DateCourse LengthTotal fee
Beginners Cake Decorating Hummersknott Academy Wed 18.00 21.00 6th Jun 27th Jun 4 weeks £36


Language Courses / Clubs 

Course TitleVenueDayStart timeFinish timeStart DateEnd DateCourse LengthTotal fee
Holiday French Hummersknott Academy Mon 18.00 20.30 4th Jun 2nd Jul 5 weeks £37.50

Dressmaking Courses

Course TitleVenueDayStart timeFinish timeStart DateEnd DateCourse LengthTotal fee
Beginners Dressmaking Hummersknott Academy Wed 18.30 21.00 16th May 20th Jun 5 weeks £37.50

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Family Learning and Parenting 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 see our Family Learning Booklet [pdf document]

Summer Term

Course TitleVenueDayStart timeFinish timeStart DateEnd DateCourse LengthTotal fee
Positive Parenting 5-11 years  Northwood Primary School  Tue 13.15 15.15 5th Jun  3rd Jul 5 weeks FREE
Positive Parenting 11-16 years The Coleridge Centre Thu 9.30 11.30 7th Jun  12th Jul 6 weeks FREE
Positive Parenting 5-11 years McNay Street Children's Centre Thu 12.45 14.45 7th Jun 5th Jul 5 weeks FREE
Positive Parenting 5-11 years St John's C of E Academy Tue 9.00 11.00 12th Jun 10th Jul 5 weeks FREE
Fun with English  St Mary's Cockerton C of E Academy Tue 13.00 15.00 12th Jun 10th Jul 5 weeks FREE
Family Budgeting West Park Academy Wed 9.00 11.00 13th Jun 11th Jul 5 weeks FREE
Summer Arts and Crafts Red Hall Primary School Thu 13.00 15.00 14th Jun

12th Jul

5 weeks FREE
Positive Parenting 5-11 years Corporation Road Community Primary School Thu 13.15 15.15 14th Jun 12th Jul 5 weeks FREE

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Family Learning Workshops

The workshops are open to parents and guardians and their children. These sessions are recommended for children aged 3 to 7 years old. 

You can only attend one of the workshop sessions, booking is not required.

Course TitleVenueDayStart timeFinish timeStart DateEnd DateCourse LengthTotal fee
Arts and Crafts Paddington Bear Theme  Crown Street Library Mon 14.00 15.30 23rd Jul 23rd Jul 1 session FREE
Arts and Crafts Winnie the Pooh Theme Cockerton Library Mon 14.00 15.30 30th Jul 30th Jul 1 session  FREE
Arts and Crafts Winnie the Pooh Theme Crown Street Library Mon 14.00 15.30 6th Aug 6th Aug 1 session  FREE
Arts and Crafts Peter Rabbit Theme Cockerton Library Mon 14.00 15.30 13th Aug 13th Aug 1 session FREE
Arts and Crafts Peter Rabbit Theme Crown Street Library Mon 14.00 15.30 20th Aug 20th Aug 1 session FREE

Teaching and Preparation for Life and Work

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

Course TitleVenueDayStart timeFinish timeStart DateEnd DateCourse LengthTotal fee
Training, Assessment and Quality Assurance (TAQA) Coleridge Centre Tue 18.00 21.00 3rd Oct Various* Various* £450
Level 3 Award in Education and Training (formerly PTLLS) Coleridge Centre Wed 18.00 21.00 Sep 2018 TBC 12 weeks £350 
Working with Children and Young People Level 2 Coleridge Centre Mon 18.00 21.00 21st May TBC 10 weeks £27.50 
Introduction to Working with Children and Young People Level 1 Coleridge Centre Wed 18.00  21.00 TBC TBC 10 weeks  £16.50
Level 1 Award in Awareness of Substance Misuse Coleridge Centre Wed 18.00 20.00 TBC  TBC 11 weeks FREE

*This is a roll on, roll off course. You can join any time of the year. 

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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 Sep 2018 42 weeks Advanced Learning Loan
L3 Early Years Educator
(must be employed in sector)
Coleridge Centre Various Various Various Sep 2018 486 hours Advanced Learning Loan
L3 Diploma HSC Adults England
(must be employed in sector)
Coleridge Centre Various Various Various Sep 2018 477 hours Advanced Learning Loan

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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 and Diversity Coleridge Centre *Distance Learning Enrolling now Various Various Roll on / Roll off 12 weeks  £20
Level 2 Certificate of the Prevention and Control of Infection in Health Care Settings Coleridge Centre *Distance Learning Enrolling now Various Various Roll on / Roll off 12 weeks  £20
Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Safe Handling of Medicines  Coleridge Centre  *Distance Learning Enrolling now Various Various Roll on / Roll off 12 weeks   £20 
Level 2 Certificate in Common Health Conditions Coleridge Centre *Distance Learning Enrolling now  Various Various Roll on / Roll off 12 weeks  £20 
Level 2 Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems Coleridge Centre *Distance Learning Enrolling now Various Various Roll on / Roll off  16 weeks £20
Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Dementia Care Coleridge Centre *Distance Learning Enrolling now Various Various Roll on / Roll off 12 weeks £20
Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Care and Management of Diabetes Coleridge Centre *Distance Learning Enrolling now Various Various Roll on / Roll off 12 weeks £20
Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of End of Life Care Coleridge Centre *Distance Learning Enrolling now Various Various Roll on / Roll off 12 weeks £20
Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Dignity and Safeguarding in Adult Health and Social Care

Coleridge Centre *Distance Learning

Enrolling now Various Various Roll on / Roll off 12 weeks £20 
Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism Coleridge Centre *Distance Learning Enrolling now Various Various Roll on / Roll off  12 weeks £20 
Level 2 Certificate in Information, Advice and Guidance Coleridge Centre *Distance Learning Enrolling now Various Various Roll on / Roll off  12 weeks  £20
Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Behaviour that Challenges Coleridge Centre *Distance Learning Enrolling now Various Various Roll on / Roll off    12 weeks £20 
Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Children and Young People's Mental Health

Coleridge Centre *Distance Learning

Enrolling now Various  Various Roll on / Roll off  12 weeks £20 
Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Nutrition and Health

Coleridge Centre *Distance Learning

Enrolling now Various Various Roll on / Roll off 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.

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Free Maths, English and ICT, plus GCSEs

We offer Functional Skills courses leading to functional English, maths and 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. We also offer Maths and English GCSEs to adults.

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