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 

ICT Courses

Course TitleVenueDayStart timeFinish timeDateCourse LengthTotal fee
Computers for Beginners Hummersknott Academy Wed 18.00 20.00 10th May 10 weeks £60 

History Courses 

Course TitleVenueDayStart timeFinish timeDateCourse LengthTotal fee
Intro to Family History using Ancestry Crown Street Library Wed 9.30 11.30 26th Apr 10 weeks £60

Cookery, Baking and Cake Decorating Courses 

Course TitleVenueDayStart timeFinish timeDateCourse LengthTotal fee
Cookery for Entertaining Hummersknott Academy Tue 18.00 21.00 9th May 7 weeks £63
Best of British Baking Hummersknott Academy Thu 18.00  21.00 18th May 5 weeks £45

Language Courses

Course TitleVenueDayStart timeFinish timeDateCourse LengthTotal fee
Advanced French Hummersknott Academy Mon 18.00  20.30 8th May 8 weeks £60
Italian Club Coleridge Centre Tue 10.00 12.00 9th May 10 weeks £60
Advanced Arabic Hummersknott Academy Tue 18.00 20.30 9th May 8 weeks £60

Sewing / Dressmaking, Arts and Crafts, Yoga Courses 

Course TitleVenueDayStart timeFinish timeDateCourse LengthTotal fee
Dressmaking
Hummersknott Academy Tue 18.30  21.00  9th May 8 weeks   £60
Dressmaking Hummersknott Academy Wed 18.30 21.00 10th May 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 click on this link [pdf document]

Course TitleVenueDayStart timeFinish timeDateCourse LengthTotal fee
Healthy Eating* Mount Pleasant Children's Centre Wed 13.00 15.00 26th Apr 5 weeks FREE
Child Development Level 1  Marchbank Free School Tue 9.15 11.15 2nd May 10 weeks FREE
Family Safety Level 1 McNay Street Children's Centre Tue 9.30 11.30 2nd May 10 weeks FREE
Family Safety Level 1 Northwood Primary School Tue 9.15 11.15 2nd May 10 weeks FREE
Child Development Level 1  Dodmire Children's Centre Tue 13.00 15.00 2nd May 10 weeks FREE
Family Safety Level 1 Corporation Road Community Primary School Thu 9.15 11.15 11th May 10 weeks FREE
Play Talk Borough Road Nursery Thu 9.30 11.30 11th May 10 weeks FREE
Fun with Maths The Coleridge Centre Thu 13.00 15.00 11th May 10 weeks FREE
Fun with Maths Gurney Pease Academy Fri 13.00 15.00 5th May 10 weeks FREE
Family Budgeting Mount Pleasant Children's Centre Wed 13.00 15.00 14th Jun 5 weeks FREE

* You will receive a free healthy being box if you attend the full course (products worth at least £20)

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Family Learning Workshops

Course TitleVenueDayStart timeFinish timeDateCourse LengthTotal fee
Easter Arts and Crafts
Crown Street Library Wed

10.00

12.00 12th Apr 2 hour FREE
Easter Arts and Crafts Cockerton Library

Wed

1.30pm  15.30  12th Apr 2 hour  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
Training, Assessment and Quality Assurance (TAQA) Coleridge Centre Tue 18.00 21.00 13 Sep Various* £450
English Skills Crown Street Library Fri 10.00 12.00 10th Mar 10 weeks FREE
Level 3 Award in Education and Training (formerly PTLLS) Coleridge Centre Wed 18.00 21.00 5th Apr 12 weeks £350 
ESOL Crown Street Library Fri 12.30 14.30 28th Apr 10 weeks FREE
Working with Children & Young People Level 2 Coleridge Centre Mon 18.00 21.00 8th May 10 weeks £27.50 
Introduction to Working with Children & Young People Level 1 Coleridge Centre Wed 18.00  21.00 10th May  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
NCFE Level 1 Award in Substance Misuse Awareness  Coleridge Centre Thu 16.00 18.30 30th Mar 4 weeks  FREE 
NCFE Level 1 Award in Substance Misuse Awareness Coleridge Centre Thu 16.00 18.30 18th May 4 weeks FREE
NCFE Level 1 Award in Substance Misuse Awareness Coleridge Centre Thu 16.00 18.30 29th June 4 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 

  • 23rd and 30th May, 6pm - 9pm at Coleridge Centre
  • 4th July, 9.30am - 3.30pm at Central House
  • 2nd August, 9.30am - 3.30pm at Central House
  • 11th September, 9.30am - 3.30pm at Coleridge Centre 
  • 14th November, 9.30am - 3.30pm at Central House

Fast Track Working with Children and Young People

We are offering a fast track Working with Children and Young People Level 2 course on the following dates:

  • Saturday 29th July, 10am - 3pm
  • Monday 31st July, 6 - 9pm
  • Saturday 5th August, 10am - 3pm
  • Monday 7th August, 6 - 9pm
  • Monday 14th August, 6 - 9pm
  • Monday 21st August, 6 - 9pm

It’s the same qualification, same units and same work - just in a shorter time frame!

Sessions will take place at the Coleridge Centre (in Skerne Park).

You must attend all sessions

We also offer a Level 3 (Access Diploma) after this course, which starts in September


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 Sep 2017 42 weeks Advanced Learning Loan
L3 Early Years Educator
(must be employed in sector)
Coleridge Centre Various Various Various Sep 2017 486 hours Advanced Learning Loan
L3 Diploma HSC Adults England
(must be employed in sector)
Coleridge Centre Various Various Various Sep 2017 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 16.00 17.00 Roll on / Roll off 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 Roll on / Roll off 12 weeks  £20
Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Safe Handling of Medicines  Coleridge Centre 

*Distance Learning

Mon 18.00  19.00  Roll on / Roll off 12 weeks   £20 
Level 2 Certificate in Common Health Conditions

Coleridge Centre 

*Distance Learning 

Mon  18.00 

19.00 

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.

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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