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 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 timeDateCourse LengthTotal fee
Computers for Beginners Coleridge Centre Wed  18.00 20.00 27th Sep 10 weeks £60 

History Clubs 

Course TitleVenueDayStart timeFinish timeDateCourse LengthTotal fee
Introduction to Family History using Ancestry Crown Street Library Mon 10.00 12.00 25th Sep 10 weeks Full
A History of County Durham Hummersknott Academy Tue 18.00 20.00 26th Sep 10 weeks £60
A History of County Durham Crown Street Library Mon 10.00 12.00 22nd Jan 10 weeks £60
Introduction to Family History Hummersknott Academy Tue 18.00 20.00 23rd Jan 8 weeks £48
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 Baking 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
Beginners Spanish Hummersknott Academy Wed 18.30 20.30 27th Sep 10 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 see our Family Learning Booklet [pdf document]

Autumn Term

Course TitleVenueDayStart timeFinish timeDateCourse LengthTotal fee
Fun with English Red Hall 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 Level 2 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 Nursery Thu 9.30 11.30 21st Sep 4 weeks FREE
E Safety The Coleridge Centre Thu 13.00 15.00 21st Sep 3 weeks FREE
Family Budgeting McNay Street Children's Centre Fri 12.45 14.45 3rd Nov 5 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

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

Christmas Art and Crafts

The Christmas Art and Craft course is open to all grandparents, parents and carers of children of all ages. The course will include making various art and crafts for Christmas which you can take home with you.

VenueDayStart timeFinish timeDateCourse LengthTotal fee
Red Hall Primary School Thu 13.00 15.00 30th Nov 3 weeks FREE
Big Kids Little Kids Thu 9.30 11.30 30th Nov 3 weeks FREE
The Coleridge Centre Thu 13.00 15.00 30th Nov 3 weeks FREE
Northwood Primary School Mon 13.00 15.00 4th Dec 3 weeks FREE
Corporation Road Community Primary School Tue 9.15 11.15 5th Dec 2 weeks FREE
West Park Academy Wed 9.00 11.00 6th Dec 2 weeks FREE
Borough Road Nursery Thu 13.00 15.00 7th Dec 2 weeks FREE
McNay Street Children's Centre Fri 12.45 2.45 8th Dec 2 weeks FREE
St John's C of E Academy  Tue 9.00 11.00 12th Dec 2 weeks FREE
Mount Pleasant Primary School Tue 13.00 15.00 12th Dec 2 weeks FREE

Spring Term

Course TitleVenueDayStart timeFinish timeDateCourse LengthTotal fee
Healthy Eating St John's C of E Academy Tue 9.00 11.00 9th Jan 5 weeks FREE 
Family Safety McNay Street Children's Centre Fri 12.45 14.45 12th Jan 10 weeks FREE
Fun with English Corporation Road Community Primary School Tue 9.15 11.15 16th Jan 5 weeks FREE
Family Safety Mount Pleasant Primary School Tue 13.00 15.00 16th Jan 10 weeks FREE
Healthy Eating Northwood Primary School Mon 13.15 15.15 16th Jan 4 weeks FREE
Positive Parenting 0-5 West Park Academy Wed 9.00 11.00 17th Jan 4 weeks FREE
New Year New Me Red Hall Primary School Thu 13.00 15.00 18th Jan 4 weeks FREE
Positive Parenting 0-5 The Coleridge Centre Thu 13.00 15.00 18th Jan 4 weeks FREE
Family Budgeting and Healthy Eating Red Hall Primary School Thu 13.00 15.00 22nd Feb 6 weeks FREE
Family Budgeting St John's C of E Academy Tue 9.00 11.00 27th Feb 5 weeks FREE
Fun with Maths Corporation Road Community Primary School Tue 9.15 11.15 27th Feb 5 weeks FREE
Family Budgeting Northwood Primary School Tue 13.15 15.15 27th Feb 5 weeks  FREE
Positive Parenting 5-11 West Park Academy Wed 9.00 11.00 28th Feb 4 weeks FREE
Positive Parenting 5-11 The Coleridge Centre Thu 13.00 15.00 1st Mar 4 weeks FREE

Summer Term

Course TitleVenueDayStart timeFinish timeDateCourse LengthTotal fee
Child Development McNay Street Children's Centre Fri 12.45 14.45 20th Apr 10 weeks FREE
Child Development St John's C of E Academy Tue 9.00 11.00 24th Apr 10 weeks FREE
Positive Parenting 5-11 Mount Pleasant Primary School Tue 13.00 15.00 24th Apr 10 weeks FREE
Child Development Northwood Primary School Mon 13.15 15.15 24th Apr 10 weeks FREE
Healthy Eating West Park Academy Weds 9.00 11.00 25th Apr 5 weeks FREE
Family Safety The Coleridge Centre Thu 13.00 15.00 26th Apr 10 weeks FREE
Family Safety Red Hall Primary School Thu 13.00 15.00 26th Apr 10 weeks FREE
Healthy Lifestyles Mount Pleasant Primary School Tue 13.00 15.00 12th Jun 5 weeks FREE
Family Budgeting West Park Academy Wed 9.00 11.00 13th Jun 5 weeks FREE

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Family Learning Workshops

Course TitleVenueDayStart timeFinish timeDateCourse LengthTotal fee
TBC              

Children attending the above workshops must have an adult in attendance at all times. 

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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 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 
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 

  • 14 November, 9.30am - 3.30pm at Central House
  • 19 January 2018, 9.30am - 3.30pm at Central House 
  • 2 March 2018, 9.30am - 3.30pm at Central House 
  • 4 May 2018, 9.30am - 3.30pm at Central House 
  • 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 4th 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

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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

*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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