Training & Education Courses

Training and Education

Please check below for spring term courses

To enrol in person and have the chance to meet and speak with the Tutors please come along to enrollment Morning at KCU on the 24th of April 2019 from 9:30am – 11:30am. 

Timetable Summer 2019

 

Mondays:

Food safety level 2

A course designed for anyone who works or plans to work in a food handling capacity. Food safety legislation requires that all food handlers receive appropriate training in food hygiene, in line with their work activities so they can handle food safely. The Level 2 in Food Safety covers topics that are regarded by the Food Safety Agency as important for maintaining good practice and provided a valuable addition to your CV.

Monday 29th April 9:30am – 2:30pm

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Emergency First Aid Level 3 April Start date

Emergency First Aid Level 3.  No previous qualifications necessary.

Monday 29th April 9:30am – 4:30pm

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Confidence for work

Confidence is important to every part of life and looking for work is no different. In this course we will develop some techniques to help you look and sound confident, to feel comfortable asserting your rights, and to be able to say no.

Course Starts Monday 29th April 10:00am – 12:00pm for 3 weeks

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Food Allergens Awareness Level 2

Food Allergens Awareness Level 2

All food handlers face legal responsibilities for food they make, sell or serve.  This one-day course helps you to learn more about foods that commonly trigger allergic reactions and develop your understanding of the legal responsibilities of a food handler in regards to allergen labelling.

Monday 20th May 9:30am – 2:30pm

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Introduction To Work In Health and Social Care

Introduction To Work In Health and Social Care

A two week introductory course to look at the variety of caring roles within the growing social care and health sector, and to identify the skills and qualities of people who work within this sector.

Course Starts Monday 3rd June 9:30am – 2:30pm for 2 weeks

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ESOL Beginners

This course is ideal if you are new to English.  It will teach you all basics to start in the language and prepare you for further courses, such as ESOL Intermediate/Advanced.

Course Starts Monday 29th April 9:30am – 11:30am for 10 weeks

 

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ESOL Intermediate/Advanced

ESOL Intermediate/Advanced

Improve and build on your English with this course.  It is ideal if you have completed the ESOL Beginners class, or if you already know some English.

Course Starts Monday 29th April 12:30pm – 2:30pm  for 10 weeks

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Citizenship

Citizenship

Learn about the customs, traditions, history, law, politics and Britain today in this 10-week course.

Course Starts Monday 29th April 2:30pm – 4:00pm for 10 weeks

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Photography With Your Phone or Tablet

Using your mobile device more like a ‘real’ camera, taking control of its key features and functions to create exciting results.  If you enjoy ‘capturing the moment’ on your phone/tablet but wish you had a separate camera – you won’t anymore!  Learn skills to give your subject greater impact and make better images to be proud of.  You are welcome to bring your own phone/tablet (please make sure it’s charged before each session), but android tablets will also be provided for you to use if you don’t have your own.

Course Starts Monday 3rd June 1:00pm – 3:00pm for 5 weeks

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A two-week course to introduce the theory and explore the practical way that pictures and symbols can help with two way communication between adults in work environments.  This course will include pictures and symbols to communicate names and interests, time lines, feelings and emotions, as well as a selection of work tasks.

Course Starts Monday 17th June 9:30am – 2:30pm for 2 weeks

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Mindfulness Introduction

This introduction will show you how mindfulness techniques can reduce your stress levels, and enable you to live a calmer life.  By the end of this course, you will have identified at least three mindfulness techniques that can help you.

Course Starts Monday 1st July 9:30am – 12:30pm for 2 weeks

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Gentle Exercises

This course will demonstrate some gentle exercises to music, from the comfort of a chair and then moving around the room.  During the sessions, you will learn a ten-minute exercise routine that will improve your concentration and movement.  These exercise movements can be incorporated into your daily lives.

Course Starts Monday 1st July 1:00pm – 2:30pm for 2 weeks

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Tuesdays:

Effective Applications

Effective Job Applications

This short course will improve your confidence and understanding of how to search and apply for jobs to increase chances of gaining employment.  Effective Job Applications runs on the last Monday afternoon and Tuesday morning of each month.  Sign up with your work coach at the Job Centre, or register with KCU.

Please note that this course takes place on the first floor

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Emergancy First Aid June Start date

Please see the information for the April date. 

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Wednesdays:

IT Basics

IT Basics is a helpful introduction for beginners to build skills and confidence on a computer.  The group meets in our fully equipped IT Suite.  We start at the very beginning and by the end, you will be able to send and receive an email, search and find what you want on the internet and begin to have confidence about what it means to stay safe online.  Think of IT Basics as your first step to open up a world of communication, information and being part of today’s World Wide Web.  No previous experience of using a computer is necessary!

Course Starts Wednesday 24th April 10:00am – 12:00pm for 5 weeks

Course Starts Wednesday 5th June 10:00am – 12:00pm for 6 weeks

Please note that this course takes place on the first floor

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Improve your Grammar and Vocabulary

Do you need to work on your grammar, vocabulary and overall language skills?  The next instalment in the Playing With Words series will allow you to do exactly that.  A series of progressive, or stand alone workshops designed to target key areas.

Spelling Workshop – Wednesday 1st May 10:00am – 3:00pm

Punctuation Workshop – Wednesday 8th May 10:00am – 3:00pm

Vocabulary Workshop – Wednesday 15th May 10:00am – 3:00pm

Identifying And Correcting Common Mistakes Workshop –

Wednesday 22nd May 10:00am – 3:00pm

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Upcycling

Upcycling

The upcycling course is designed to teach new skills in upcycling furniture. You will learn how to paint and re-upholster items  that would normally go to landfill.

Course Starts Wednesday 1st May 9:30am—11:30am for 6 weeks

Please note that this course takes place on the first floor.

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CV and Cover Letter Writing and Workshop

CV And Cover Letter Writing Workshop

A workshop setting in which we will consider the range of CVs available and what an employer might be looking for.  Templates will be available to take away.  If you have a current CV it is advisable to bring it with you.

Wednesday 5th June 10:00am – 3:00pm

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Upcycling

The Upcycling course is designed to teach new skills in upcycling furniture. You will learn to paint and re-upholster items that would normal items that would normally go to landfil.

This Course starts Wednesday 16th January 9:30am – 11:30am for 6 weeks. 

Please note that this course take place on the first floor. 

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Thursdays:

Glass Painting

Glass Painting (17th January 10:00am – 12:00pm)

This class will teach you to design and create artwork on glass that can be embellished with glitter and beads.  This class requires no previous knowledge.

Please note that this course takes place on the first floor

Paper craft
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Papercraft – 17th January 1:00pm – 3:00pm for 6 weeks

Each week you will learn the art of papercraft and how to create stunning pieces of work.  In this class, you will be making paper roses, covering bottles with paper and embellishing with lace, buttons, beads etc., and designing your own book cover.

Please note that this course takes place on the first floor

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Makaton

Makaton Introduction (17th January 10:00am – 12:00pm)

Makaton is a language programme using signs and symbols to help people to communicate. It is designed to support spoken language and the signs and symbols are used with speech, in spoken word order.  This four week course explores how Makaton can help two way communication between adults in work environments.  This course will include signs to communicate their names and interests, time lines, feelings and emotions, as well as a selection of work tasks (Please note that we will not be exploring Makaton for child settings in this course).

Course Starts Thursday 17th January 10:00am – 12:00pm for 4 weeks

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PECS Communication

PECS Communication Introduction (17th January 1:00pm – 3:00pm)

A four week course to introduce the theory and explore the practical way that pictures and symbols can help with two way communication between adults in work environments.  This course will include pictures and symbols to communicate names and interests, time lines, feelings and emotions, as well as a selection of work tasks.

Course Starts Thursday 17th January 1:00pm – 3:00pm for 4 weeks

Please note that this course takes place on the first floor

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GetReady4Work

GetReady4Work (Mondays and Thursdays from 25th February 9:30am – 2:30pm)

This course is designed to support you into paid or voluntary work.  The programme includes communication and listening skills, to increase your confidence, as well as practical help in searching for a job role.  This course would benefit anyone who wishes to move into a paid or a volunteer position, but are unsure where to start.

Course Starts Mondays & Thursdays from 25th February 9:30am – 2:30pm for 3 weeks

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Customer Service Level 2

Customer Service Level 2 (21st March 9:30am – 2:30pm)

A useful qualification for people working or planning to work in any kind of customer service role including retail, hospitality and health.  The course introduces the principles of good customer service and includes building a variety of skills for understanding, meeting and exceeding customer needs and expectations.

Course Starts Thursday 21st March 9:30am – 2:30pm for 2 weeks

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Conflict Management Level 2

Conflict Management Level 2

A three session course to help anyone with a customer-facing role to recognise common causes of conflict, how to reduce the risks of conflict to themselves and others, and how to de-escalate the situation and finally what to do after a conflict in the workplace.

Course Starts Monday 18th March 9:30am – 2:30pm for 3 weeks

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Where are we?

We can be found at the rear of the Fuller Baptist Church
in Gold Street Kettering (see map )

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