Courses For The Workplace

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Courses For The Workplace
Based In Central London

Coaching And Mentoring Introduction
This short course will give you an understanding of the difference between coaching and mentoring, then illustrate the use of coaching and mentoring models and how to put theory into practice.
Course Code: 5403B
7 Mar – 21 Mar 2018
Wednesday, 18:00-20:30

Award In Mentoring Skills
This qualification allows you to understand the role of a mentor and be aware of the skills needed to become an effective mentor. The aims of the qualification are to help you to: gain insight into the role and practice of mentorship, be clear about mentor/mentee relationships, ensure good practice is followed, be aware of the specific skills and understanding required in order to mentor, review learning and work performance. This is a qualification course that aims to equip team leaders and aspiring first time managers with the skills and knowledge to understand and undertake effective mentoring to aid personal development. It will enable you to move into supervisory and management roles later with greater ease. The two course units will help you to develop an understanding of the role and nature of mentoring and also enable you to undertake mentoring to reflect on your performance and identify areas for improvement.Tutor approval is required.
Course Code: 5400B
23 May – 27 Jun 2018
Wednesday, 14:00-20:00
FULL: £198 CONC: £144 JSA/ESA CONC. FEE: £0

Bookkeeping Level 2 (IAB)
This course enables students who are successful at level one to progress in their learning to further develop their knowledge, understanding and skills for dealing with financial transactions. It introduces the underpinning knowledge of financial record keeping and account preparation within the scope of a double-entry bookkeeping system. Areas covered include principals of bookkeeping and VAT; financial services and payment methods; preparation and checking of business documents; recording transactions in a sub-divided bookkeeping system; prepare a trial balance and reconciliations. Tutor approval is required.
Course Code 5201B
27 Apr 2018 – 13 Jul 2018
Friday, 10:00-17:00
FULL: £412 CONC: £209 JSA/ESA CONC FEE: £0

Payroll Level 1 (IAB)
The course covers manual and computerised payroll. It is the starting point for those wishing to create and maintain a payroll. It covers payroll preparation, generating an employee record, making gross pay calculations, payroll processing and processing leavers. It also introduces the use of SAGE for computerised payroll administration. Successful students will receive an IAB
qualification. Tutor approval is required.
Course Code 4651B
24 Apr 2018 – 10 Jul 2018
Tuesday, 17:30-20:30
FULL: £226 CONC: £125 JSA/ESA CONC FEE: £0

Payroll Level 2 Certificate (IAB)
This course covers manual and computerised payroll processing. The IAB Level 2 Certificate in Payroll is specifically designed to appeal to those who are aspiring to become professional payroll administrators for a variety of businesses. The Level 2 qualification is primarily designed for those who: have achieved the IAB Level 1 Award in Payroll, have some previous general knowledge of payroll procedures now wish to increase their skills and knowledge to that required of payroll processors prior to employment have previously worked in payroll and have not received a qualification. wish to return to working in payroll and need to update their knowledge. Tutor approval is required.
Course Code 4901B
24 Apr 2018 – 10 Jul 2018
Tuesday, 10:00-17:00
FULL: £442 CONC: £239 JSA/ESA CONC FEE: £0

Project Management Starter
This is a short preliminary course that is very popular with students as it enables them to become familiar with the theories and practice of project management. It is ideal for those with limited practical experience of managing a project to prepare for the APM Introductory Certificate. Enrol for both at the same time.
Course Code 4153B
25 Apr 2018 – 16 May 2018
Wednesday, 10:30-13:00

Course Code 4154B
3 May 2018 – 24 May 2018
Thursday, 18:00-20:30

Project Management Certificate (APM)
This course is for people who want skills in project management that could be applied in business or other environments. It is for those wishing to gain a broad understanding of the principles of the profession. It has been developed with materials that are of particular use and relevance to people who work or are involved in the community and voluntary sector although the knowledge gained is applicable to any sector. Final assessment is by a short multiple choice online exam. The course syllabus details are available on the Association for Project Management website Students may wish to take the Starter course detailed above, prior to the Introductory Certificate and, to complement it, they may also wish to enrol on a project management software course, Tutor approval is required.
Course Code 4251CS
15 Feb 2018 – 29 Mar 2018
Thursday, 18:00-20:30
FULL: £425 CONC: £173

Course Code 4252CS
31 May 2018 – 12 Jul 2018
Thursday, 18:00-20:30
FULL: £425 CONC: £173

Course Code 4201CS
29 Jun 2018 – 13 Jul 2018
Friday, 10:00-17:00
FULL: £425 CONC: £173

Governance in the Voluntary and Community Sector
A short course for members of governing bodies or anybody who is interested in developing the knowledge and skills required to be a member of a governing body in the voluntary or community sector. With the knowledge gained from this course you can become an effective participant in the governance of new and existing organisations. Tutor approval is required.
Course Code 5350B
17 May 2018 – 21 Jun 2018
Thursday, 17:30-20:30
FULL: £78 CONC: £27

Social Media For Marketing Weekend
Do you wantt to use social media to promote your business? Or are you applying for jobs where you need knowledge of social media? This intensive course has been designed to help get you up to scratch with your social media knowledge and give you the tricks of the trade. Use Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Automate your business social media. Use Facebook Ad Manager and google Ad Words for paid targeted advertising and build a mailing list and send out newsletters using mailchimp.
Course Code 4054B
3 Mar 2018 – 4 Mar 2018
Sat/Sun, 10:00-17:00
FULL: £52 CONC: £18

Beginners Qualification In Using IT Level 1 (ITQ)
This Level 1 course helps you become more confident with using computers and IT, and gain a nationally recognised qualification.
There are no examinations. As you gain confidence you are assessed on the practical exercises you complete on the course. We aim to make sure that language is not a barrier to you getting started using computers. You will use the most up-to-date Microsoft Office programs and when you successfully complete the course you will receive the Level 1 IT User Skills (ITQ) qualification. Students may wish to enrol on the next ECDLITQ Level 2 course at the same time or after completion. Download and complete the pre-course assessment. Tutor approval is required.
Course Code 5001
28 Feb 2018 – 11 Jul 2018
Wednesday, 14:30-17:00

ECDL – Extra ITQ Level 2 Certificate – Daytime
Learn to use the three key programs used in employment: Word, Excel and PowerPoint. The course is tutor-led throughout and students are advised to consolidate their learning outside the college, or make use of the Student Learning Resource Room. Upon successful completion of four short online exams, you receive the BCS Level 2 ITQ Certificate in IT User Skills. Tutor approval is required.
Course Code 6000
26 Apr 2018 – 12 Jul 2018
Thursday, 10:00-15:30
FULL: £300 CONC: £131 JSA/ESA CONC FEE: £0

Entry Level ICT Qualification
This is the starter qualification course for learners wishing to develop their basic computing knowledge and skills in order to be able to progress to more advanced courses. It is designed to equip learners with the skills to operate confidently, effectively and independently in education, work and everyday life. You will become confident and capable when using ICT systems and tools, able to find and select information as well as develop, present and communicate information in both life and work. There are no examinations for this qualification but you will be expected to attend the session and complete a portfolio.
Course Code 5501
7 Mar 2018 – 4 Jul 2018
Wednesday, 10:30-13:30

MS Office Essentials for Work – Advanced
If you feel you can already effectively use MS Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook) but need to hone your skills for employment this is the course for you. It will not cover the basic features of these programs but will include the more complex everyday tasks required in the working environment. Students will need to be sure of their level of computer knowledge before enrolling on this course. Please ask for advice if you are unsure.
Course Code 2200A
6 Jun 2018 – 11 Jul 2018
Wednesday, 10:00-13:30

Tame Your Computer (Laptop Or Pc)
For students who wish to learn how to control their PC or laptop and make it do the things they want it to do. Previous experience of using any particular software is not required (apart from Windows) and you can bring your own laptop and questions. Topics covered include knowing what to look for when buying a computer, using a memory stick to backup files, burning data to a CD/DVD, copying from CD to MP3, sending pictures by email, understanding files, setting up and connecting to a router and more.
Course Code 2050T
24 Apr 2018 – 29 May 2018
Tuesday, 18:00-20:30

Social Media and the Web and E-mail
Visit and join social networking sites Twitter, Facebook etc. Find and create blogs and podcasts. Browse and search the web and use webmail. Download music, pictures, videos and view TV. See how to buy online, book tickets, bank and use ebay. Look at security and how to protect your computer. You will be introduced to how web sites are created (follow this with the web design course Dreamweaver).
Course Code 2002K
3 May 2018 – 21 Jun 2018
Thursday, 10:00-13:00

This popular desktop publishing program is used commercially to produce posters, flyers, and brochures and has the capabilities for full magazine or book production. The course starts by covering the basic features of the program e.g. managing the work area, setting up documents, frames, importing & exporting text, typography and colour. It then continues on to the more complex features of the program e.g. styles, process colours, effects, and how to create an interactive document.
Course Code 2000R
3 May 2018 – 12 Jul 2018
Thursday, 14:00-16:30
FULL: £121 CONC: £42

Photography – Introduction with Photoshop
Start here to make the most of a digital camera and begin to use Photoshop. Bring your camera to each session to improve on your photography skills and become familiar with all the features offered. As you progress you will start to use Photoshop to manipulate your photos and images. This course is aimed at students with easy-to-use point-andclick cameras. The follow-on course covers DSLR cameras and there are longer Photoshop courses to choose from.
Course Code 2001P
20 Feb 2018 – 27 Mar 2018
Tuesday, 14:00-17:00
FULL: £78 CONC: £27

Course Code 2050P
5 Jun 2018 – 10 Jul 2018
Tuesday, 18:00-20:30
FULL: £65 CONC: £23

Photography – DSLR Introduction
A short course to introduce you to the technical and creative use of a DSLR camera. Take the camera off automatic and learn about exposure, depth of field, aperture, shutter control, ISO and white balance. Bring your camera to each session or if you do not have your own the college has a limited number of cameras but you will need to book one.
Course Code 2001F
19 Feb 2018 – 26 Mar 2018
Monday, 10:00-13:30
FULL: £91 CONC: £32

Photography – Digital Saturdays
Once you know the basics here is a chance for you to set aside time to learn the practical and creative side of the DSLR camera. Create a portfolio of work as you increase your knowledge of digital photography week by week. Learn from others and also share your experiences behind the lens.
Course Code 2101F
12 May 2018 – 14 Jul 2018
Saturday, 10:30-13:30
FULL: £117 CONC: £41

Photography – DSLR Intermediate
If you want to unnlock your cameras true potential then this course is for you. For those who have completed the Photography – DSLR lntroduction course and wish to explore more
of the technical features of your equipment, this course is the next step. Bring your camera to each session or, if you do not have your own, the college has a limited number of cameras but you will need to book one.
Course Code 2250F
25 Apr 2018 – 30 May 2018
Wednesday, 18:00-21:30
FULL: £91 CONC: £32

Spreadsheet program. The course covers Introductory level topics including worksheets and workbooks, calculations, formatting, printing, charts, functions, formulas, cell references, datalists, introduction to macros and program options. Also the more advanced features goal seek, what-if analysis, data tables and filters, conditional formula, pivot tables and advanced use of charts. From macros make use of Visual Basic within Excel to build automated and customised solutions.
Course Code 2100C
3 Mar 2018 – 24 Mar 2018
Saturday, 10:00-17:00

Course Code 2002C
8 May 2018 – 26 Jun 2018
Tuesday, 10:00-13:00

Course Code 2051C
11 May 2018 – 13 Jul 2018
Friday, 18:00-20:30

A chance to gain full understanding of Photoshop on a long course. The essential features that you will require for photograph, image and scanned image manipulation. You will learn about image selection tools, blending, modes, layers and layer effects, groups, patterns, styles, vector objects, adding text, clipping, masks and filters, history panel, history brush and snapshots. More advanced topics are also introduced including channels, paths, tools e.g. extract, liquify and customised brushes. Some students choose to begin learning Photoshop by taking the Digital Photography Introduction with Photoshop course.
Course Code B2052G
23 Apr 2018 – 16 Jul 2018
Monday, 18:00-20:30
FULL: £121 CONC: £42

Course Code 2002G
27 Apr 2018 – 22 Jun 2018
Friday, 10:00-13:00
FULL: £117 CONC: £41

MS Project Introductory
For project management students this course will show you how to develop a plan, assign resources to tasks, track progress, manage the budget, and analyse workloads. This may be for use in the business or voluntary sector or for personal projects. Those who have already taken a project management course (see Business section) will gain most from taking this course. Before doing this course or to complement it students may also wish to enrol on the Project Management Starter or APM Introductory Certificate in Project Management course.
Course Code 2050J
21 Feb 2018 – 28 Mar 2018
Wednesday, 18:00-21:00

Course Code 2051J
6 Jun 2018 – 11 Jul 2018
Wednesday, 18:00-21:00

Dreamweaver – Improvers
Build on the skills and techniques gained in the Dreamweaver courses above by exploring the advanced use of CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) to cater for smartphones, iPads etc. The course also includes an introduction to the use of HTML5 to handle multimedia and graphical content, video and audio.
Course Code 2200H
27 Apr 2018 – 22 Jun 2018
Friday, 14:00-17:00
FULL: £117 CONC £41

How to Get Ideas
Learn how to generate novel ideas, open your mind to new possibilities, stimulate your sense of curiosity and liberate your thinking.
Course Code 434CS
24 Feb 2018 – 24 Feb 2018
Saturday, 10:30-17:00
FULL: £49 CONC: £17

Developing Lateral Thinking
Learn a range of techniques so you can develop innovative thinking, free your mind from assumptions and come up with unconventional ways of approaching everyday problems.
Course Code 435CS
19 May 2018 – 19 May 2018
Saturday, 10:30-17:00
FULL: £49 CONC: £17

Public Speaking Workshop
A workshop to help you find your voice and turn the ordeal of speaking in public into an exciting opportunity to express your ideas with flair and conviction, incorporating a range of practical exercises to build confidence and improve your vocal technique.
Course Code 438
2 Jun 2018 – 9 Jun 2018
Saturday, 10:30-17:30
FULL: £54 CONC: £19

How To Think Straight In An Age Of Information Overload
People today are bombarded with information as never before. The exponential growth of the internet and new media technologies means that people have access to information of all kinds quite literally at their fingertips. While this unregulated proliferation of information provides many obvious benefits, it also presents challenges. In the confusing welter of mutually contradictory claims on so many issues from so many sources, how is one to separate truth from falsehood? How does one set about obtaining reliable knowledge on any given issue without falling prey to the lies, halftruths and false promises of mendacious politicians, charismatic charlatans, ruthless marketers, beguiling gurus and crafty confidence tricksters? In this course you will learn how to equip yourself with the critical thinking tools needed to access, evaluate and filter information in an optimally rational way, to safeguard yourself from error, and to obtain reliable information about everything from climate change to mortgages.
Course Code 436
24 Apr 2018 – 10 Jul 2018
Tuesday, 18:00-20:00
FULL: £104 CONC: £36

Taking Control In Mid And Later Life
Taking back control seems to be all the rage at the moment, but perhaps nowhere is doing this more important than when we enter mid and later life. This very practical course will look at how we can look to plan for our finances, living arrangements and our use of time to make the most of a happy, healthy and fulfilling stage of our lives.
Course Code 440
24 Feb 2018 – 3 Mar 2018
Saturday, 10:30-17:00
FULL: £48 CONC: £17

Thinking, Listening And Connecting To Others
This course is for people who may feel they could have listened better or would like to connect more fully with others in a helpful and compassionate way. Everything we do depends for its quality on the thinking we do first. The quality of attention one person gives to another when listening can be catalytic, because it determines the quality of other people’s thinking. The aim is to connect with each other in ways that makes people feel listened to and positively empowers their thinking to flow.
Course Code 462
2 Jun 2018 – 2 Jun 2018
Saturday, 10:30-16:30
FULL: £45 CONC: £16

Boost Your Confidence And Build Resilience
Don’t lose out because you lack confidence. Discover tools to help you manage how you feel. This course addresses some of the core issues around building confidence. It explores ways to manage your state. We will cover: Tools for getting you into the right frame of mind to do the things you want to do; Find out how to build your inner confidence by managing your internal state; Use positive beliefs that will support you in your aims. Learning to build better communications with yourself and others; Have a framework for thinking about results and planning wellformed outcomes.
Course Code 461
7 Mar 2018 – 28 Mar 2018
Wednesday, 13:00-16:00
FULL: £52 CONC: £18

Confidence At Work With NLP
Learn techniques to help you to feel more confident at work and in life. Course gives an overview of the scope of NLP and some techniques useful for workplace-based issues. We will cover: Tools for building better communication skills with others; Getting yourself into the right frame of mind to do your job, i.e. go for interview, give a talk; Identify how to build your confidence by managing your internal state; Having a framework for thinking about results and planning wellformed outcomes.
Course Code 460CS
17 Feb 2018 – 17 Feb 2018
Saturday, 10:30-16:30
FULL: £45 CONC: £16

Get Motivated, Stay Motivated!
Our values drive us and bring meaning and motivation to our lives. Learn powerful techniques that will Enable you to discover and align your beliefs and values with whatever you want to achieve, so that your efforts become more purposeful. The course will provide tools to help you achieve your potential and live a purposeful life, improving your work and personal relationships.
Course Code 463CS
12 May 2018 – 12 May 2018
Saturday, 10:30-16:30
FULL: £45 CONC: £16

Confidence Through Play
Speaking or performing in front of an audience is daunting for many people. The aim of this course is to help you re-engage with the playful spirit of childhood to ignite your creativity and enjoy being the centre of attention and not being phased when things go wrong.
Course Code 464
4 Jun 2018 – 9 Jul 2018
Monday, 15:30-17:30
FULL: £52 CONC: £18

if you would like to learn a subject that we don’t offer – let us know as we regularly add courses throughout the year. For more information call: 020 7269 6042