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 25th Sep 4th Dec  10 weeks £60
Computers for Beginners Crown Street Library Wed 10.00 12.00 22nd Jan 1st Apr 10 weeks £60
Computers for Beginners Crown Street Library Wed 10.00 12.00 29th Apr 8th Jul 10 weeks £60

Cookery Courses

Course Title  Venue Day Start time Finish time Start Date End Date Course Length Total Fee
Introduction to Indian Cookery Hummersknott Academy Tue 18.00 20.00 24th Sep 22nd Oct 5 weeks £45

 

Course Title Venue Day Start time Finish time Start Date End Date Course Length Total Fee
Beginners Cake Decorating L&S @ Tubwell Row Sat 9.30

12.30

9th Nov  14th Dec 6 weeks £54

Language Courses / Clubs

Course Title Venue Day Start time Finish time Start Date End Date Course Length Total Fee 
Encore French Hummersknott Academy Tue 18.00 20.30 Sept 2019 TBC 8 weeks TBC

Joinery Courses

Course Title Venue Day Start time Finish time Start Date End Date Course Length Total Fee
Basic Carpentry and Joinery for Adults FlexSpace, Lingfield Way, Darlington, DL1 4QZ Fri 10.00 12.00 27th Sep 25th Oct 5 weeks £30

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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. 

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
Positive Parenting 0 - 5 years Venue TBC TBC TBC TBC TBC TBC 5 weeks FREE
Family Health and Happiness Venue TBC TBC TBC TBC TBC TBC 5 weeks FREE
Positive Parenting 5 - 11 years Venue TBC TBC TBC TBC TBC TBC 5 weeks FREE
Family Health and Happiness Venue TBC TBC TBC TBC TBC TBC 5 weeks FREE
Family Health and Happiness Venue TBC TBC TBC TBC TBC TBC 5 weeks FREE
Cooking on a Budget Venue TBC TBC TBC TBC TBC TBC 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
New workshops coming soon                 

 

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Intensive Support 

The Intensive Support Programme began in 2006 and is a unique service. It is currently the only provision of its kind in the country. Our tutors work with your family in your home or another venue chosen by you. We provide a holistic approach to learning, looking at the whole family and the support required to ensure learning needs are met for all members of the family. This learning could include: Family Safety, Positive Parenting, Online Safety, Family Health and Happiness, Happy Families and much more.

How will this service support you and your family?

  • We look at positive outcomes and future goals for you and your family 
  • We work on building confidence and self-esteem which leads on to more formal learning
  • We work closely with you and your family with an aim to engage you in specific learning, tailored to your individual identified needs
  • We take into account varied family needs
  • We work within your home and / or local area
  • We provide a bespoke service
  • We introduce you to appropriate group learning and will accompany you on a one to one basis if required
  • It is a quick and easy referral route
  • We link in closely with your referrer, and give regular updates throughout the time you are on the programme with Intensive Support

The aim of the programme is to empower families, giving you life skills and enable you to progress on to further learning, work and to be more active within the local community.

Referral Process

Referrals are accepted from professionals and practitioners involved in supporting families. Self-referrals are also accepted. A postal, telephone or email referral form is available on the website www.darlington.gov.uk/learningandskills. The referral form [word document] for Intensive Support is available here.

Once a referral has been received, a member of the Intensive Support Team will arrange a visit to the family home or a neutral venue. Initial visits are joint with either the referrer or another member of the Learning & Skills team. The tutor will undertake an assessment of the learner’s needs, complete an Individual Learning Plan with the new learner and agree the support to be offered. The referrer will be kept updated throughout the time the learner is on the programme.

If you would like further information, please see our Intensive Support leaflet [pdf document] or contact Tammy Firth on 01325 405601 or email [email protected].

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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 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 18th Sep TBC 12 weeks £350 
Working with Children and Young People Level 2 Coleridge Centre Mon 18.00 21.00 TBC TBC TBC FREE 
Introduction to Working with Children and Young People Level 1 Coleridge Centre Wed 18.00  20.00 TBC TBC 8 weeks  FREE
Level 1 Award in Awareness of Substance Misuse Coleridge Centre Mon 18.00 20.00 TBC 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 4th 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

Come along to our open evening session and ask as many questions as you want to our Access to Higher Education tutors!


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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  FREE
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  FREE
Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Safe Handling of Medicines  Coleridge Centre  *Distance Learning Enrolling now Various Various Roll on / Roll off 12 weeks   FREE
Level 2 Certificate in Common Health Conditions Coleridge Centre *Distance Learning Enrolling now  Various Various Roll on / Roll off 12 weeks  FREE
Level 2 Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems Coleridge Centre *Distance Learning Enrolling now Various Various Roll on / Roll off  16 weeks FREE
Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Dementia Care Coleridge Centre *Distance Learning Enrolling now Various Various Roll on / Roll off 12 weeks FREE
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 FREE
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 FREE
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 FREE
Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism Coleridge Centre *Distance Learning Enrolling now Various Various Roll on / Roll off  12 weeks FREE
Level 2 Certificate in Information, Advice and Guidance Coleridge Centre *Distance Learning Enrolling now Various Various Roll on / Roll off  12 weeks  FREE
Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Behaviour that Challenges Coleridge Centre *Distance Learning Enrolling now Various Various Roll on / Roll off   12 weeks FREE
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 FREE
Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Nutrition and Health

Coleridge Centre *Distance Learning

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

Coleridge Centre *Distance Learning

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

Coleridge Centre *Distance Learning 

Enrolling now Various Various Roll on / Roll off  12 weeks FREE

 

*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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