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 Coleridge Centre Tue   18.00 20.00 26th Sep 10 weeks £60 

History Clubs 

Course TitleVenueDayStart timeFinish timeDateCourse LengthTotal fee
A History of County Durham Hummersknott Academy Tue 18.00 20.00 26th Sep 10 weeks £60
Introduction to Family History using Ancestry Crown Street Library  Wed 10.00 12.00 27th Sep 10 weeks £60 
Introduction to Family History Hummersknott Academy Tue 18.00 20.00 23th Jan 8 weeks £48
A History of County Durham Crown Street Library Wed 10.00 12.00 24th Jan 10 weeks £60
History around us  Crown Street Library Wed 10.00 12.00 May 2018 6 weeks  £36

Cookery Courses / Clubs 

Course TitleVenueDayStart timeFinish timeDateCourse LengthTotal fee
Good Home Cooking Club Hummersknott Academy Tue 18.00 21.00 26th Sep  7 weeks £63
Winter Warmers Hummersknott Academy   Thu 18.00 21.00 21st Sep 5 weeks £45
Christmas Cookery Hummersknott Academy Thu 18.00 21.00 2nd Nov 5 weeks £45
Regional Cakes and Bakes Hummersknott Academy Thu 18.00 21.00 Jan 2018 7 weeks £63
Cookery for Entertaining Hummersknott Academy Thu 18.00 21.00 Apr 2018 7 weeks £63


Language Courses / Clubs 

Course TitleVenueDayStart timeFinish timeDateCourse LengthTotal fee
Beginners French Hummersknott Academy Mon 18.00 20.30 18th Sep 8 weeks £60 
French Club Hummersknott Academy Tue 18.00 20.30 26th Sep 8 weeks £60
French Club Hummersknott Academy Tue 18.00 20.30 Jan 2018 8 weeks £60
French Club Hummerksnott Academy Tue 18.00 20.30 Apr 2018 8 weeks £60
Italian Club Coleridge Centre Tue 10.00 12.00 26th Sep 10 weeks £60
Italian Club Coleridge Centre Tue 10.00 12.00 Jan 2018 10 weeks £60
Italian Club Coleridge Centre Tue> 10.00 12.00 Apr 2018 10 weeks £60

Dressmaking Courses / Clubs

Course TitleVenueDayStart timeFinish timeDateCourse LengthTotal fee
Beginners Dressmaking Hummerksnott Academy Tue 18.30 21.00 26th Sep 8 weeks £60
Dressmaking Club Hummerksnott Academy Wed 18.30 21.00 27th Sep 8 weeks £60
Dressmaking Club Hummerksnott Academy Wed 18.30 21.00 Jan 2018 8 weeks £60
Dressmaking Club Hummerksnott Academy Wed 18.30 21.00 Apr 2018 8 weeks £60

Yoga

Course TitleVenueDayStart timeFinish timeDateCourse LengthTotal fee
Feel Good Yoga  Coleridge Centre - Activity Room Tue 18.00 19.30 26th Sep 6 weeks £27

 

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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
Family Cooking  Red Hall Primary School Thu 13.30 16.30 27th July 4 weeks FREE
Fun with English Red Hall Primary School Thu 13.00 15.00 14th Sep 10 weeks FREE
Healthy Eating McNay Street Children's Centre Fri 12.45 14.45 15th Sep 5 weeks FREE
Helping in School Northwood Primary School Mon 13.00 15.00 18th Sep 15 weeks *FREE
Fun with Numbers St John's C of E Academy Tue 9.00 11.00 19th Sep 5 weeks FREE
Healthy Eating  Corporation Road Community Primary School Tue 9.15 11.15 19th Sep 10 weeks FREE
Fun with Numbers Mount Pleasant Primary School Tue 13.00 15.00 19th Sep 5 weeks FREE
Fun with English Northwood Primary School Tue 13.15 15.15 19th Sep 10 weeks FREE
Fun with English West Park Academy Wed 9.00 11.00 20th Sep 10 weeks FREE
Play Talk  Big Kids Little Kids Thu 9.30 11.30 21st Sep 4 weeks FREE
Family Safety  Borough Road Nursery Thu 13.00 15.00 21st Sep 10 weeks FREE
E Safety Coleridge Centre Thu 13.00 15.00 21st Sep 3 weeks FREE
Fun with English  St John's C or E Academy Tue 9.00 11.00 7th Nov 5 weeks FREE
Fun with English Mount Pleasant Primary School Tue 13.00 15.00 7th Nov 5 weeks FREE
Family Budgeting McNay Street Children's Centre Fri 12.45 14.15 3rd Nov 5 weeks FREE
Christmas Art and Crafts Big Kids Little Kids Thu 9.30 11.30 30th Nov 3 weeks FREE
Christmas Art and Crafts Red Hall Primary School Thu 13.00 15.00 30th Nov 3 weeks FREE
Christmas Art and Crafts Coleridge Centre Thu 13.00 15.00 30th Nov 3 weeks FREE
Christmas Art and Crafts Northwood Primary School Mon 13.00 15.00 4th Dec 3 weeks FREE
Christmas Art and Crafts Corporation Road Community Primary School Tue 9.15 11.15 5th Dec 2 weeks FREE
Christmas Art and Crafts West Park Academy Wed 9.00 11.00 6th Dec 2 weeks FREE 
Christmas Art and Crafts Borough Road Nursery Thu 13.00 15.00 7th Dec 2 weeks FREE
Christmas Art and Crafts McNay Street Children's Centre Fri 12.45 14.45 8th Dec 2 weeks FREE
Christmas Art and Crafts St John's C of E Academy Tue 9.00 11.00 12th Dec 2 weeks FREE
Christmas Art and Crafts Mount Pleasant School Tue 13.00 15.00 12th Dec 2 weeks FREE
Family Safety Level 1 McNay Street Children's Centre Fri 12.45 14.45 12th Jan 10 weeks FREE
Healthy Eating Northwood Primary School Tue 13.15 15.15 16th Jan 5 weeks FREE
Positive Parenting West Park Academy Wed 9.00 11.00 17th Jan 10 weeks FREE
New Year New Me Red Hall Primary School Thu 13.00 15.00 18th Jan 4 weeks FREE
Family Budgeting/Healthy Eating Red Hall Primary School Thu 13.00 15.00 22nd Feb 6 weeks FREE
Family Budgeting Northwood Primary School Tue 13.15 15.15 27th Feb 5 weeks FREE
Child Development Level 1 McNay Street Children's Centre Fri 12.45 14.15 20th Apr 10 weeks FREE
Child Development Level 1 Northwood Primary School Tue 13.15 15.15 24th Apr 10 weeks FREE
Healthy Eating West Park Academy Wed 9.00 11.00 25th Apr 5 weeks FREE
Family Safety Level 1 Red Hall Primary School Thu 13.00 15.00 26th Apr 10 weeks FREE
Family Budgeting West Park Academy Wed 9.00 11.00 13th Jun 5 weeks FREE

 *A mandatory fee of £50 will be required to cover the cost for the DBS check.  

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Family Learning Workshops

Course TitleVenueDayStart timeFinish timeDateCourse LengthTotal fee
Summer Arts and Crafts Crown Street Library Thu 10.00 12.00 27th Jul 1 day FREE
Summer Arts and Crafts Crown Street Library Thu 10.00 12.00 3rd Aug 1 day  FREE
Summer Arts and Crafts Crown Street Library Thu  10.00 12.00 10th Aug 1 day FREE
Summer Arts and Crafts Crown Street Library Thu   10.00 12.00 17th Aug 1 day 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 3rd Oct Various* £450
Level 3 Award in Education and Training (formerly PTLLS) Coleridge Centre Wed 18.00 21.00 20th Sep 12 weeks £350 
ESOL First Stop Wed 10.00 12.00 TBC 10 weeks FREE
Working with Children & Young People Level 2 Coleridge Centre Mon 18.00 21.00 25th Sep 10 weeks £27.50 
Introduction to Working with Children & Young People Level 1 Coleridge Centre Wed 18.00  21.00 4th Oct 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 Tue 16.00 18.30 3rd Oct 4 weeks FREE
NCFE Level 1 Award in Substance Misuse Awareness Coleridge Centre Tue 16.00 18.30 28th Nov 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 

  • 2 August, 9.30am - 3.30pm at Central House
  • 11 September, 9.30am - 3.30pm at Coleridge Centre 
  • 14 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 29 July, 10am - 3pm
  • Monday 31 July, 6 - 9pm
  • Saturday 5 August, 10am - 3pm
  • Monday 7 August, 6 - 9pm
  • Monday 14 August, 6 - 9pm
  • Monday 21 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

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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 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 Various Various 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  Various Various Roll on / Roll off 12 weeks  £20
Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Safe Handling of Medicines  Coleridge Centre  *Distance Learning Mon Various Various Roll on / Roll off 12 weeks   £20 
Level 2 Certificate in Common Health Conditions Coleridge Centre *Distance Learning Mon  Various Various Roll on / Roll off 12 weeks  £20 
Level 2 Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems Coleridge Centre *Distance Learning Mon Various Various Roll on / Roll off  12 weeks £20
Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Dementia Care Coleridge Centre *Distance Learning Mon Various Various Roll on / Roll off 12 weeks £20
Level 2 Certificate Understanding the Care and Management of Diabetes Coleridge Centre *Distance Learning Mon Various Various Roll on / Roll off 12 weeks £20
Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of End of Life Care Coleridge Centre *Distance Learning Mon 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.

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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