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
Computer Next Steps Crown Street Library Thu 10.15 12.15 26th Jan 10 weeks £60
Computer Next Steps Hummersknott Academy Wed 18.00 20.00 10th May 10 weeks £60
Computers for Beginners Crown Street Library Thu 10.15 12.15 11th May 10 weeks £60
Computers for Beginners Hummersknott Academy Thu 18.00 20.00 11th May 10 weeks £60 
Computer Next Steps Crown Street Library Fri 10.00 12.00 12th May 10 weeks £60

History Courses 

Course TitleVenueDayStart timeFinish timeDateCourse LengthTotal fee
History of County Durham Crown Street Library Mon 10.00 12.00 15th May 10 weeks £60
Intro to Family History using Ancestry Crown Street Library Wed 10.00 12.00 17th May 10 weeks £60

Cookery, Baking and Cake Decorating Courses 

Course TitleVenueDayStart timeFinish timeDateCourse LengthTotal fee
Baking for Beginners Hummersknott Academy Tue 18.00 21.00 17th Jan 7 weeks £63
Best of British Baking Hummersknott Academy Thu 18.00 21.00 19th Jan 7 weeks £63
Cookery for Entertaining Hummersknott Academy Tue 18.00 21.00 9th May 7 weeks £63
Cookery for Entertaining Hummersknott Academy Thu 18.00  21.00 11th May 7 weeks £63

Language Courses

Course TitleVenueDayStart timeFinish timeDateCourse LengthTotal fee
Intermediate French Hummersknott Academy Mon 18.00 20.00 16th Jan 10 weeks £60
Italian Club Crown Street Library Tue 10.00  12.00 17th Jan 10 weeks £60
Intermediate Arabic Hummersknott Academy Tue 18.00 20.00 24th Jan 10 weeks £60
Intermediate Spanish Hummersknott Academy Thu 18.00 20.00 19th Jan 10 weeks £60
Advanced French Hummersknott Academy Mon 18.00  20.00 8th May 10 weeks £60
Italian Club Crown Street Library Tue 10.00 12.00 9th May 10 weeks £60
Advanced Arabic Hummersknott Academy Tue 18.00 20.00 16th May 10 weeks £60
Advanced Spanish Hummersknott Academy Thu 18.00 20.00 11th May 10 weeks £60

Sewing / Dressmaking, Arts and Crafts, Yoga Courses 

Course TitleVenueDayStart timeFinish timeDateCourse LengthTotal fee
Intermediate Dressmaking Hummersknott Academy Tue 18.30 21.00 17th Jan 8 weeks £60
Creative Sewing Crafts Hummersknott Academy Wed 18.30 21.00 18th Jan 8 weeks £60
Yoga Hummersknott Academy Sat 10.00 11.30 21st Jan 10 weeks £45
Intermediate Home Furnishing Hummersknott Academy Thu 18.00 21.00 26th Jan 7 weeks £63
Dressmaking Hummersknott Academy Tue 18.30 21.00 9th May 8 weeks £60
Creative Sewing Crafts Hummersknott Academy Wed 18.30 21.00 10th May 8 weeks £60
Yoga Hummersknott Academy Sat 10.00 11.30 13th May 10 weeks £45

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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
Christmas Arts and Crafts St Augustine's School Wed 9.15 11.15 14th Dec 1 week FREE
Christmas Arts and Crafts Borough Road Nursery Thu 9.30 11.30 15th Dec 1 week FREE
Christmas Arts and Crafts Crown Street Library Tue 10.00 12.00 20th Dec 1 week FREE
New Year New Me  Northwood Primary School Tue 9.15 11.15 10th Jan 10 weeks FREE
Fun with English Red Hall School Wed 9.15 11.15 11th Jan 10 weeks FREE
Family Budgeting Corporation Road Community Primary School Thu 9.15 11.15 12th Jan 5 weeks FREE
Child Development Level 1 Borough Road Nursery Thu 9.30 11.30 12th Jan  10 weeks FREE
Healthy Eating* Gurney Pease Academy Fri 13.00 15.00 13th Jan  5 weeks FREE

Healthy Eating*

Marchbank Free School  Tue 9.15 11.15 17th Jan 5 weeks FREE
Healthy Eating* McNay Street Children's Centre Tue 13.00 15.00 17th Jan 5 weeks FREE
Family Safety Level 1 Dodmire Children's Centre Tue 13.00 15.00 17th Jan 10 weeks FREE
Child Development Level 1 Mount Pleasant Children's Centre Wed 13.00 15.00 11th Jan 10 weeks FREE
Family Budgeting The Coleridge Centre Thu 13.00 15.00 19th Jan 5 weeks FREE
Healthy Eating* Corporation Road Community Primary School Thu 9.15 11.15 2nd Mar 5 weeks FREE
Family Budgeting Gurney Pease Academy  Fri 13.00 15.00 3rd Mar 5 weeks FREE

Helping in School Level 2

The Coleridge Centre Mon 13.00 15.00 6th Mar 15 weeks £50
Family Budgeting Marchbank Free School Tue 9.15 11.15 7th Mar 5 weeks FREE
Family Budgeting McNay Street Children's Centre Tue 9.30 11.30 7th Mar 5 weeks FREE
Healthy Eating*  The Coleridge Centre Thu 13.00 15.00 9th Mar 5 weeks FREE
Spring Arts and Crafts Borough Road Nursery Thu 9.30 11.30 30th Mar 2 weeks FREE
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 4th May 10 weeks FREE
Play Talk Borough Road Nursery Thu 9.30 11.30 4th May 10 weeks FREE
Fun with Maths The Coleridge Centre Thu 13.00 15.00 4th 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 10 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
Chinese New Year Gurney Pease Academy Tue

15.30

16.30 24th Jan  1 hour FREE
Chinese New Year The Coleridge Centre Wed 15.30 16.30 25th Jan 1 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
Learn to Read and Write Crown Street Library Fri 14.00 16.00 6th Jan 10 weeks FREE
Level 3 Award in Education and Training (formerly PTLLS) Coleridge Centre Wed 18.00 21.00 11th Jan 12 weeks £350
Working with Children & Young People Level 2 Coleridge Centre Mon 18.00 21.00 16th Jan 10 weeks £27.50

Drug and Alcohol Awareness Level 1

Coleridge Centre Tue 18.00 20.00 17th Jan 10 weeks £16.50
Introduction to Working with Children & Young People Level 1 Coleridge Centre Wed 18.00 21.00 18th Jan 10 weeks £16.50
Level 3 Award in Education and Training (formerly PTLLS) Coleridge Centre Wed 18.00 21.00 5th Apr 12 weeks £350 
Easy Pace English Crown Street Library Fri 14.00 16.00 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 
Drug and Alcohol Awareness Level 1 Coleridge Centre Tue 18.00 20.00 9th May  10 weeks £16.50 
Introduction to Working with Children & Young People Level 1 Coleridge Centre Wed 18.00  21.00 10th May  10 weeks  £16.50 

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

 


 

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 16th Jan 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 16th Jan  12 weeks  £20
Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Safe Handling of Medicines  Coleridge Centre 

*Distance Learning

Mon 18.00  19.00  16th Jan 12 weeks   £20 
Level 2 Certificate in Common Health Conditions

Coleridge Centre 

*Distance Learning 

Mon  18.00 

19.00 

16th Jan 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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