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 timeStart DateEnd DateCourse LengthTotal fee
Computers for Beginners Crown Street Library Mon 13.00 15.00 22nd Jan 19th Mar 8 weeks £48
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
A History of County Durham Crown Street Library Mon 10.00 12.00 22nd Jan 19th Mar 8 weeks £48
Introduction to Family History Hummersknott Academy Tue 18.00 20.00 23rd Jan 20th Mar 8 weeks £48
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
Good Home Cooking Club Hummersknott Academy Tue 18.00 21.00 23rd Jan  13th Mar 7 weeks Full 
Regional Cakes and Bakes Hummersknott Academy Thu 18.00 21.00 1st Feb 22nd Mar 7 weeks £63
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
Next Step French Hummersknott Academy Mon 18.00 20.30 22nd Jan 19th Mar 8 weeks £60
French Club Hummersknott Academy Tue 18.00 20.30

23rd Jan

20th Mar 8 weeks £60
First Steps to Arabic Hummersknott Academy Thu 18.00 20.30 25th Jan 22nd Mar 8 weeks £60
French Club Hummerksnott Academy Tue 18.00 20.30 Apr 2018 TBC  8 weeks £60
Italian Club Coleridge Centre Tue 10.00 12.00 16th Jan 27th Mar 10 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
Dressmaking Club Hummerksnott Academy Wed 18.30 21.00 31st Jan 28th Mar 8 weeks £60
Dressmaking Club Hummerksnott Academy Wed 18.30 21.00 Apr 2018 TBC 8 weeks £60

Yoga

Course TitleVenueDayStart timeFinish timeStart DateEnd DateCourse LengthTotal fee
Feel Good Yoga  Coleridge Centre - Activity Room Tue 18.00 19.30 TBC  TBC  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

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 timeDateEnd DateCourse LengthTotal fee
West Park Academy Wed 9.00 11.00 8th Nov 13th Dec 6 weeks FREE
St George's School Mon 13.00 15.00 13th Nov 27th Nov 3 weeks FREE
Corporation Road Community Primary School Wed 13.00 15.00 29th Nov 6th Dec 2 weeks FREE
St Teresa's RC Primary School Thu 9.00 11.00 30th Nov 14th Dec 3 weeks FREE
Red Hall Primary School Thu 13.00 15.00 30th Nov 14th Dec 3 weeks FREE
Big Kids Little Kids Thu 9.30 11.30 30th Nov 14th Dec 3 weeks FREE
The Coleridge Centre Thu 13.00 15.00 30th Nov 14th Dec 3 weeks FREE
Northwood Primary School Mon 13.00 15.00 4th Dec 18th Dec 3 weeks FREE
Borough Road Nursery Thu 13.00 15.00 7th Dec 14th Dec 2 weeks FREE
McNay Street Children's Centre Fri 12.45 14.45 8th Dec 15th Dec 2 weeks FREE
St John's C of E Academy  Tue 9.00 11.00 12th Dec 19th Dec 2 weeks FREE
Mount Pleasant Primary School Tue 13.00 15.00 12th Dec 19th Dec 2 weeks FREE

Spring Term

Course TitleVenueDayStart timeFinish timeStart DateEnd DateCourse LengthTotal fee
Healthy Eating St John's C of E Academy Tue 9.00 11.00 9th Jan 6th Feb 5 weeks FREE 
Positive Parenting 5-11 McNay Street Children's Centre Thu 12.45 14.45 11th Jan 8th Feb  5 weeks FREE
Family Safety McNay Street Children's Centre Fri 12.45 14.45 12th Jan 23rd Mar  10 weeks FREE
Fun with English Corporation Road Community Primary School Tue 9.15 11.15 16th Jan 20th Feb  5 weeks FREE
Family Safety Mount Pleasant Primary School Tue 13.00 15.00 16th Jan 27th Feb  10 weeks FREE
Healthy Eating Northwood Primary School Mon 13.15 15.15 16th Jan 6th Feb  4 weeks FREE
Positive Parenting 0-5 West Park Academy Wed 9.00 11.00 17th Jan 7th Feb  4 weeks FREE
New Year New Me Red Hall Primary School Thu 13.00 15.00 18th Jan 8th Feb  4 weeks FREE
Positive Parenting 0-5 The Coleridge Centre Thu 13.00 15.00 18th Jan 8th Feb  4 weeks FREE
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

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
Positive Parenting 5-11 Mount Pleasant Primary School Tue 13.00 15.00 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
Healthy Lifestyles Mount Pleasant Primary School Tue 13.00 15.00 12th Jun 10th Jul 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 10th Jan 28th Mar 12 weeks £350 
Working with Children & Young People Level 2 Coleridge Centre Mon 18.00 21.00 TBC   10 weeks £27.50 
Introduction to Working with Children & Young People Level 1 Coleridge Centre Wed 18.00  21.00 25th Apr 4th July 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 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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