Course Details

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

ICT Courses

Course Title Venue Day  Start time  Finish time Start Date End Date  Course Length Total Fee
Computers for Beginners Crown Street Library Wed 10.00 12.00 TBC   10 weeks £60

History Courses

Course Title Venue Day Start time Finish time Start Date End Date Course Length Total Fee
Intro to Family History using Ancestry Crown Street Library Mon 10.00 12.00 TBC

 

10 weeks Course is now full
History of County Durham Hummersknott Academy Tue 18.30 20.30 TBC   8 weeks £48

Cookery Courses

Course Title Venue Day Start time Finish time Start Date End Date Course Length Total Fee
Indian Cookery Skills  Hummersknott Academy Wed 18.00 21.00 TBC   5 weeks Course is now full

Language Courses / Clubs

Course Title Venue Day Start time Finish time Start Date End Date Course Length Total Fee 
Beginners French Hummersknott Academy Mon 18.00 20.30 TBC   8 weeks £60
Italian Club Coleridge Centre Tue 10.00 12.00 TBC   10 weeks £60 +
French Conversation Hummersknott Academy Tue 18.00 20.30 TBC   8 weeks £60

Dressmaking Courses

 
Course Title Venue Day Start time Finish time Start Date End Date Course Length Total Fee
Introduction to Dressmaking Hummersknott Academy Tue 18.30 21.00 TBC   5 weeks £37.50
Intermediate Dressmaking Hummersknott Academy Wed 18.30 21.00 TBC   6 weeks £45

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Family Learning and Parenting

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. The referral form [word document] for Intensive Support is available here.

If you would like further information please see our Family Learning Booklet [pdf document]

 

Course Title Venue Day Start Time Finish Time Start Date End Date Course Length Total Fee
Cooking on a Budget West Park Academy  Wed 9.00 11.00 24th Apr 22nd May 5 weeks FREE
Positive Parenting 5 - 11 years Coleridge Centre Thu 12.45 14.45 25th Apr 23rd May 5 weeks FREE
Positive Parenting 0 - 5 years  McNay Street Children's Centre Fri 12.45 14.45 26th Apr 24th May 5 weeks FREE
Online Safety Mount Pleasant Primary Wed 13.15 15.15 1st May 22nd May 4 weeks FREE
Online Safety Coleridge Centre Thu 9.15 11.15 9th May 23rd May 3 weeks FREE
Positive Parenting 0 - 5 years Coleridge Centre Thu 12.45 14.45 6th Jun 4th July 5 weeks FREE
Positive Parenting 5 - 11 years McNay Street Children's Centre Fri 12.45 14.45 7th Jun 5th July 5 weeks FREE
Family Health and Happiness Mount Pleasant Primary School Wed 13.15 15.15 12th Jun 10th Jul 5 weeks FREE
Family Health and Happiness Coleridge Centre Thu 9.15 11.15 13th Jun 11th Jul 5 weeks FREE

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Family Learning Workshops

The workshops are open to parents and guardians and their children. These sessions are recommended for children aged 3 to 7 years old. 

You can only attend one of the workshop sessions, booking is not required.

Course Title Venue Day Start time Finish time Start Date End Date Course Length Total fee
Easter Fun Cockerton Library Thu 10.00 11.30 11th Apr 11th Apr 1.5 hours FREE
Easter Fun Crown Street Library Thu 14.00 15.30 11th Apr 11th Apr 1.5 hours FREE

 

Intensive Support 

 

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 Title Venue Day Start time Finish time Start Date End Date Course Length Total 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 24th Apr 10th Jul 12 weeks £350 
Working with Children and Young People Level 2 Coleridge Centre Mon 18.00 21.00 21st May TBC 10 weeks £27.50 
Introduction to Working with Children and Young People Level 1 Coleridge Centre Mon 18.00  21.00 3rd June 15th Jul 7 weeks  £16.50
Level 1 Award in Awareness of Substance Misuse Coleridge Centre Mon 18.00 20.00 TBC   8 weeks FREE

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

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Further Education

Course Title Venue Day Start Time Finish Time Start Date from Course Length Total Fee
ACCESS to Higher Education: Working with Children and Young People. Coleridge Centre Mon & Thu 18.00 21.00 Sep 2019 42 weeks Advanced Learning Loan
L3 Early Years Educator
(must be employed in sector)
Coleridge Centre Various Various Various Sep 2019 486 hours Advanced Learning Loan
L3 Diploma HSC Adults England
(must be employed in sector)
Coleridge Centre Various Various Various Sep 2019 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 Title Venue Day Start Time Finish Time Start Date from Course Length Total 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
Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Behaviour that Challenges Coleridge Centre *Distance Learning Enrolling now Various Various Roll on / Roll off   12 weeks £20 
Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Children and Young People's Mental Health

Coleridge Centre *Distance Learning

Enrolling now Various  Various Roll on / Roll off  12 weeks £20 
Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Nutrition and Health

Coleridge Centre *Distance Learning

Enrolling now Various Various Roll on / Roll off 12 weeks £20 
Level 2 Certificate in Falls Prevention Awareness

Coleridge Centre *Distance Learning

Enrolling now Various Various Roll on / Roll off 12 weeks £20
Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Working with Individuals with Learning Disabilities

Coleridge Centre *Distance Learning 

Enrolling now Various Various Roll on / Roll off  12 weeks  £20
Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Safeguarding and Prevent

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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Functional Skills Maths, English and ICT, plus GCSEs

We offer free 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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