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Adult Community Education

Sewing Course

Mondays 10am – 12.30pm

Learn machine and hand embroidery techniques by contributing to a groupproject or come with your own ideas of what you would like to make, mend or alter.

A Free course for people over 19 who are carers, people with disabilities or 60+.
There is a £5 contribution to resources used on the course.

Starts: 24th September 2018                  Ends: 26th November 2018

Christmas Crafts

Fridays 10am – 12.30pm

Make lovely presents for friends and family and learn to: silk paint and design beautiful scarves; make original jewellery items and decoratives Christmas wreaths using natural foliage.

A Free course for people over 19 who are carers, people with disabilities or 60+.

Starts: 2nd November 2018                  Ends: 7th December 2018


Card Making Workshops

Thursdays 1pm – 2.30pm

Make personalised seasonal & celebration cards (Xmas, Birthdays, etc) using new and recycled materials. Basic materials provided but feel free to bring your old cards to make new ones.

Free workshops for Adults only. For further inquiries please contact Sidings Community Centre.
Donations for use of materials & refreshments on the day are welcome.

Starts: 1st November 2018                  Ends: 22nd November 2018


Talk & Play Together Workshop

Mondays 9.30am – 12pm

Free fun sessions & activities for parents to enjoy together with their child/ren.
(Children from 18 months to 3 yrs).

Starts: 17th September 2018                  Ends: 3rd December 2018


Employability with English (FREE)

Mondays:  1pm – 3pm

Thursdays:  1pm – 3pm

On this course you will develop your skills in the following:

  • English for the workplace
  • CVs and job applications
  • Interview skills            
  • Team working

Starts:  17th September 2018                 Ends: 13th December 2018


Childcare Level 2

Tuedays 9.30am – 4pm

(Classes do not run during the half term, although you will need to attend a one to one tutorial)

Accredited Course to prepare you to work with children aged between birth and five years, with knowledge of children up to seven years old. Assessment is in a form of a portfolio and practical observations of you with the children. You will be given homework to complete for your portfolio and yout tutor will provide you with written and verbal feeedback regularly.

Once you have achieved this award you can apply for assistant type positions in the childcare field or you can progress on to a Level 3 childcare qualification.

Starts: 18th September 2018                  Ends: April 2019

You will need to be Assessed before attending classes.


Level 1 Award in Working in Administration

Wednesdays 10am – 2pm

On this course you will develop your skills in the following:

  • Customer Service
  • Reception & filing skills
  • Health & Safety
  • Team working
  • IT skills for work 
  • Study Skills

Starts: 19th September 2018                  Ends: 12th December 2018

You will need to be Assessed before attending classes.


Free Online Software

Learn to use Google Apps, Google Drive, Gmail, Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms, Photos, Maps, Bloggers and associated cloud-based applications.
Share and collaborate with online projects in real time.

Wednesday Morning Class 10am – 12pm

Starts: 19th September 2018                  Ends: 7th December 2018


Free Image editing with GIMP

Create, edit and enhance digital images using the FREE but powerful alternative to Photoshop, GIMP.  Transfer photos from your digital camera to the computer. Scan old printed photos, crop and resize images. Heal and repair images. Correct exposure and lighting problem. Select parts of an image, create mantages. These are just a selection of things you can learn on this course.

Wednesday Afternoon Class 1pm – 3pm

Starts: 19th September 2018                   Ends: 7th December 2018


Computer Classes

For further information see here.