Skills

We work closely with several local education providers to offer you the best courses, on your doorstep at an affordable price. South Gloucestershire and Stroud College (SGS College) enable us to run essential courses such as Maths, literacy and computer skills as well as many of our wellbeing sessions. However, for those of us who desire more hands on learning opportunities we have sessions that include cookery provided by Adult Education, woodwork in The Men’s Shed with SGS College and more coming soon.

Why not try a new creative skill such as flower arranging, pyrography or cake decorating? Take a look at our latest evening workshops designed to help you explore new hobbies and skills in one off relaxed workshops.

Maths

Core maths skills can be gained in these informal sessions with our experienced tutor Lesley. You work at your own pace, not in a classroom taught setting, enabling you to focus on the areas that you feel need attention to help you gain that Level 1 or 2 qualification. Running term-time only.

Tuesdays, 10am-12 – Free

ESOL English

If English isn’t your main language these sessions can help you learn and gain more confidence in your own abilities. Improving your English can help you get more out of your life in the UK. These sessions are tailored to most levels of ability and are free to attend. Drop in on a Tuesday, 12noon-2pm term-time only.

Tablet Computing

Do you have the latest gadgets but struggle to get the best our of them? Join us for these short courses which aim to show you how to get the best out of your tablet.

iPad Tablet Computing – Starts Monday 10th September, 10.30am-12.30 and runs for 3 weeks. £1 donation per session.

Samsung Tablet Computing – Starts Monday 1st October, 10.30am-12.30 and runs for 3 weeks. £1 donation per session.

Computers for Improvers or Beginners

Computers for Improvers will help you master the basics! Learn how to turn it on (very useful first step!!), navigate the home page and use an internet search engine. Booking required.

Thursdays, 9.30-11.30am – £1 donation

Computers for Improvers is designed for most people to move on to once completing the ‘Computers for Beginners’ course, above. Or perhaps you are at the level where you have conquered the basics and feel ready to learn more, such as Skyping relatives, placing an internet shopping order or typing a letter. Booking required.

Thursdays, 11.30am-1.30pm – £1 donation

If you are unsure of which computer level you would fall under please give Beth a call at reception, who will be able to help you decide which group is better for you. Call us on 01453 548530. New courses for each begin on Thursday 20th September.

English & Maths

Core maths and English skills can be gained in these informal sessions with our experienced tutor Lesley, from South Gloucestershire and Stroud College. You work at your own pace, not in a classroom taught setting, enabling you to focus on the areas that you feel need attention to help you gain that Level 1 or 2 qualification. These sessions run term-time only.

Tuesdays, 12.30-2.30pm and 6-8pm – Free