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
Computer Next Steps Coleridge Centre Mon 17.45 19.45 5th Feb 26th Mar 8 weeks £48

History Clubs 

Course TitleVenueDayStart timeFinish timeStart DateEnd DateCourse LengthTotal fee
History around us  Crown Street Library Wed 10.00 12.00 May 2018 TBC 6 weeks  £36

Cookery Courses / Clubs 

Course TitleVenueDayStart timeFinish timeStart DateEnd DateCourse LengthTotal fee
Regional Cakes and Bakes Hummersknott Academy Thu 18.00 21.00 22nd Feb 22nd Mar 7 weeks £45
Cookery for Entertaining Hummersknott Academy Thu 18.00 21.00 Apr 2018 TBC  7 weeks £63


Language Courses / Clubs 

Course TitleVenueDayStart timeFinish timeStart DateEnd DateCourse LengthTotal fee
Beginners French Crown Street Library Tue 13.00 15.00 20th Feb 20th Mar 5 weeks £30
Beginners Arabic Crown Street Library Fri 13.00 15.00 23rd Feb 23rd Mar 5 weeks £30
French Club Hummerksnott Academy Tue 18.00 20.30 Apr 2018 TBC  8 weeks £60
Italian Club Coleridge Centre Tue> 10.00 12.00 Apr 2018 TBC  10 weeks £60

Dressmaking Courses / Clubs

Course TitleVenueDayStart timeFinish timeStart DateEnd DateCourse LengthTotal fee
Developing Dressmaking Skills Hummerksnott Academy Tue 18.30 21.00 30th Jan 27th Mar 8 weeks £60
Creative Sewing Crafts Hummersknott Academy Mon 18.00 20.00 26th Feb 26th Mar 5 weeks £30
Dressmaking Club Hummerksnott Academy Wed 18.30 21.00 Apr 2018 TBC 8 weeks £60

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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]

Spring Term

Course TitleVenueDayStart timeFinish timeStart DateEnd DateCourse LengthTotal fee
Family Budgeting and Healthy Eating Red Hall Primary School Thu 13.00 15.00 22nd Feb 29th Mar  6 weeks FREE
Family Budgeting St John's C of E Academy Tue 9.00 11.00 27th Feb 27th Mar  5 weeks FREE
Fun with Maths Corporation Road Community Primary School Tue 9.15 11.15 27th Feb 27th Mar 5 weeks FREE
Family Budgeting Northwood Primary School Tue 13.15 15.15 27th Feb 27th Mar  5 weeks  FREE
Positive Parenting 5-11 West Park Academy Wed 9.00 11.00 28th Feb 21st Mar 4 weeks FREE
Positive Parenting 5-11 The Coleridge Centre Thu 13.00 15.00 1st Mar 22nd Mar  4 weeks FREE
Positive Parenting 11-16 McNay Street Children's Centre Thu 12.45 14.45 1st Mar 29th Mar 5 weeks FREE
Helping in School Level 2* Coleridge Centre Mon 13.00 15.00 5th Mar 2nd Jul 15 weeks FREE

*This course has a course fee of £50. This is to cover the costs of the mandatory DBS check. 

Summer Term

Course TitleVenueDayStart timeFinish timeStart DateEnd DateCourse LengthTotal fee
Child Development McNay Street Children's Centre Fri 12.45 14.45 20th Apr 29th Jun 10 weeks FREE
Child Development St John's C of E Academy Tue 9.00 11.00 24th Apr 3rd Jul 10 weeks FREE
Child Development Northwood Primary School Mon 13.15 15.15 24th Apr 3rd Jul 10 weeks FREE
Healthy Eating West Park Academy Weds 9.00 11.00 25th Apr 23rd May 5 weeks FREE
Family Safety The Coleridge Centre Thu 13.00 15.00 26th Apr 5th Jul 10 weeks FREE
Family Safety Red Hall Primary School Thu 13.00 15.00 26th Apr 5th Jul 10 weeks FREE
Positive Parenting 0-5 McNay Street Children's Centre Thu 12.45 14.45 26th Apr 24th May 5 weeks FREE
Family Budgeting West Park Academy Wed 9.00 11.00 13th Jun 11th Jul 5 weeks FREE

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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 18th Apr 11th Jul 12 weeks £350 
Working with Children and Young People Level 2 Coleridge Centre Mon 18.00 21.00  TBC   10 weeks £27.50 
Introduction to Working with Children and Young People Level 1 Coleridge Centre Wed 18.00  21.00 25th Apr 4th Jul 10 weeks  £16.50
Food Hygiene Level 2 Coleridge Centre / Central House       ** Various (see below for dates and times)   1 day or 2 half evenings £40
Level 1 Award in Awareness of Substance Misuse Coleridge Centre Wed 18.00 20.00 24th Jan  4th Apr 11 weeks FREE

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

** Dates for Food Hygiene Level 2 course 

  • Friday 19 January 2018, 9.30am - 3.30pm at Central House 
  • Friday 2 March 2018, 9.30am - 3.30pm at Central House 
  • Friday 4 May 2018, 9.30am - 3.30pm at Central House 
  • Monday 2 July 2018, 9.30am - 3.30pm at Central House 

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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 Medication in Health and Social Care  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

*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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