Training & Education Courses

 

Training and Education

Please check below for spring term courses

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

Timetable Spring 2019

Mondays:

An 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.

Starting Monday 14th January following up on Monday 21st of January, 9:30 am – 2:30pm.

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First Aid Level 3

Emergancy First Aid at work level 3. No previous qualifications necessary. 

Starting Monday 28th January following up on the 4th of February – 9:30am – 2:30pm.

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Interview Skills

Interview Skills  – 18th February 9:30am – 2:30pm 

A session to help you get ready for any interview and how to create a great first impression, understand how the interview process works and take stock of the transferable skills and qualities you bring to a new role.

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Get Ready for Work

GetReady4Work  – Mondays and Thursdays from 25th February 9:30am – 2:30pm – for 3 weeks 

This course is designed to support you into paid or voluntary work. The programme includes communication and listing skills, to increase your confidence, as well as practice 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. 

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Conflict Management

Conflict Management Level 2 18th March 9:30am – 2:30pm for 3 weeks

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 work place. 

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ESOL Beginners

ESOL Beginners (14th January 9:30am – 11:30am)

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 14th January 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 14th January 12:30pm – 2:30pm for 10 weeks

ESOL Intermediate/Advanced (14th January 12:30pm – 2:30pm)

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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 14th January 2:30pm – 4:00pm for 10 weeks

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Playing with words

Playing With Words – Let’s Get Creative (14th January 1:00pm – 3:00pm for 10 weeks)

Ever struggle to express yourself?  Do you leave people not exactly understanding what you mean?  Through a blend of structured group activities, informal workshop sessions, and one to one guidance, Let’s Get Creative will help you increase your knowledge and confidence while improving your written English.

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Wednesdays:

IT Basics

IT Basics (16th January 10:00am – 12:00pm and 27th February 10:00am – 12:00pm)

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 16th January 10:00am – 12:00pm for 5 weeks

Course Starts Wednesday 27th February 10:00am – 12:00pm for 6 weeks

Please note that this course takes place on the first floor

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Microsoft Office

Microsoft Office

This course helps familiarise you with standard features of Microsoft Office, and discover some surprisingly simple yet powerful tools used daily by most modern businesses.  Microsoft Office Skills is now often a standard requirement with many job descriptions, and after this course you will be able to use these programmes more effectively at home and work.

Course Starts Wednesday 16th January 1:00pm – 3:00pm for 5 weeks

Please note that this course takes place on the first floor

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IT Basics Plus

IT Basics Plus (27th February 1:00pm – 3:00pm)

A course for those who have already made a first step to build on what they already know.  You will consolidate the basics, explore simple word processing and spreadsheet skills and develop confidence to use personal accounts on websites for shopping and much more.  As a simple qualification, you will need an email address before you start this course.

Course Starts Wednesday 27th February 1:00pm – 3:00pm for 6 weeks

Please note that this course takes place on the first floor

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Wellbeing Wednesdays Part 1

Wellbeing Wednesdays Part 1 (16th January 10:00am – 12:00pm) With Karren Bennett

Why not start the new year with a new outlook on life?  Ever wondered why you let the little things bother you?  What stops you from doing what you would really like to do?  This course will look at ways of reducing stress and achieving a calmer you by using Mindfulness, we will improve your Confidence and Assertiveness Skills and also explore the Benefits of Keeping Active to increase your wellbeing.  This course can be done along or alongside Wellbeing Wednesday Part 2.

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Wellbeing Wednesdays Part 2

Wellbeing Wednesday (Part 2); With Rachel Crofts

Why is it that some days we feel better and more motivated than others?  Does eating fruit and vegetables really help?  This course will look at the importance of Healthy Eating and Food for Mood, the Importance of Sleep and Incorporating Exercise in Everyday Life.  We will have a lot of fun practising some simple exercises and preparing healthy snacks.  This course can be done alone or alongside Wellbeing Wednesdays Part 1.

Course Starts Wednesday 16th January 1:00pm – 3:00pm for 12 weeks

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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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in Gold Street Kettering (see map )

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