New Courses For Spring & Summer

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VISUAL ART

FASHION: A BRIEF HISTORY
For those who are keen to explore key social, cultural, and revolutionary moments in Fashion history and theory over the 10 decades of western fashion from the Edwardian era to the present day.

Course No. 1242CS
22 Jan-26 Mar
Mon 10.30-12.30, £139/£49
CLOTHES MAKING BASICS

Suitable for students who do not have any previous garment making skills as you will learn basic sewing techniques by sampling, and then create a simple skirt to add to your wardrobe.
Course No. 1243
24 Apr-10 Jul
Tues 18.00-21.00, £191/£67

INTRODUCTION TO SILVER CLAY JEWELLERY
Join us for this intensive weekend course to explore a range of techniques working with silver clay, a versatile material that is easy to use from home. You will learn how to create your own unique jewellery pieces. Ideal for beginners & those with some jewellery experience wishing to learn a new skill.
Course No: 1803CS
19 May-20 May
Sat/Sun 10:00-17:30, 2 meetings
£98, conc. £34

SILVER CLAY RINGMAKING & STONE SETTING
This course is designed for those with some experience of using silver clay, either a beginners course or your own practice at home. Learn how to make two types of ring, set a stone that cannot be fired in the clay and add embellishments to your ring/s
Course No: 1804CS
02 Jun-03 Jun
Sat/Sun 10:00-17:30, 2 meetings £98, conc. £34

BUSINESS SHORT COURSES

BLOGGING MASTERCLASS
Would you like to promote your business through your blog? Get paid to write blog posts for others? Learn how to monetise your blog with advertising? Learn what to write that will attract readers, create your own blog content planner. Learn the secrets of how to pitch successfully
Course No: 4053B
09 Dec
Sat 10:00-17:00, 1 meeting
£26, conc. £9

SOCIAL MEDIA FOR MARKETING WEEKEND
Do you want 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 No: 4054B
03 Mar-04 Mar
Sat/Sun 10:00-17:00, 2 meetings
£52 conc. £18

LITERACY & MATHS

LITERACY LEVEL L2
Course No: 118 ©
8 Jan-29 Mar
Course No: 119 ©
23 Apr-16 Jul
117, 118 24 meetings per course,
119 23 meetings
Mon & Fri 13:00-15:00
Nil fee

MATHS ENTRY LEVEL
Course No: 120
10 Jan-28 Mar 2018
Wednesdays 10AM-12.30PM
Nil Fee
Course No: 121
25 April-11 July 2018
Wednsedays 10AM-12.30PM
Nil Fee

DIGITAL MEDIA

PHOTOGRAPHY – PHOTOJOURNALISM
Code No: 2301F
27 Feb-27 Mar 2018
Tuesdays 10.30AM-13.30PM
£65 conc. £23

PHOTOGRAPHY – STREET PHOTOGRAPHY
Code No. 2300F
23 Jan-20 Feb 2018
Tuesdays 10.30AM-13.30PM
Full Fee £65 Conc. £23

HUMANITIES

AWARD IN EDUCATION & TRAINING
This is the new national qualification (replacing the previous PTLLS qualification) for those wishing to follow a career in teaching adults.
Course No: 459CS
18 Jan-29 Mar,
Thur, 11:30–13:30,
£550, Conc. £550
Tutor: Andrea Watts

PHILOSOPHY READING GROUP: ZIZEK’S THE PARALLAX VIE
Participate in an in-depth exploration of Slavoj Zizek’s The Parallax View (2006) which he has claimed to be his magnum opus. We read at a thoughtful pace, working with an open and flexible time frame and emphasise discussion and co-operative appreciation. Participants shold have a strong background in Western philosophy.
Course No: 418CS
13 Jan-10 March
Saturday 10:00AM-13.30PM

THINKING, LISTENING & 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 No: 462
2 June 2018
Saturday 10.30AM-4.30PM £45 Conc £16

BOOST YOUR CONFIDENCE & 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 well-formed outcomes.
Course No. 461
7 – 28 March 2018
Wednesdays 1-4PM £52 Conc £18

CONFIDENCE AT WORK WITH NLP
Learn techniques to help you to feel more confident at work and in life. This 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 well-formed outcomes.
Course No. 460CS
17 February 2018
Saturday 10.30AM-4.30PM £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 No. 463CS
12 May 2018
Saturday 10.30AM-4.30PM £45 Conc £16

INTRODUCTION TO HAIKU

Writing Haiku enables people to become aware of small experiences in their daily lives and to make connections between the seemingly unconnected. It can perform the role of literature and/or documentary. It has a long tradition in Japan and is now written by enthusiasts across the globe. For those wanting to go on to write or who already write in longer forms, Haiku is good at filtering out unnecessary words.
Course No. 744
4 June – 9 July 2018
Monday 12.30-2.30PM £52 Conc. £18

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 No. 464
4 June- 9 July 2018
Monday 3.30-5.30PM £52 £18

HEALTH & FITNESS

PILATES AND STRETCH
A beginners course in pilates introducing the fundamental principles, incorporating breath, whole body movement and stretch. We will learn fundamental pilates exercises and how to use them to improve posture, balance, body alignment and better movement patterns.
Course No: 597
9 Jan-27 Mar
Tues. 16.00-17.00, £54/£19