Community learning courses

28 Apr - 19 Jul 2016 | Events

Venue Details

Various 01772 450600

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From now until the end of July, we are holding a number of free learning courses. These courses will improve your employability, your health and well-being and IT skills. And, for those who are part of a community group there are courses available to assist you in your role.

Refreshments will be provided at each session, and transport can be arranged with no charge to you.

To enquire or to book your place on any of these courses, please complete the form below telling us which event and date you are enquiring about. If you would like to discuss further, please contact the Community Involvement Team on 01772 450600, or email community@progressgroup.org.uk 

Lancashire Adult Learning Courses

Tenants are allowed to attend two courses plus a taster session per academic year.

Employability

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Two sessions

9.30 to 15.00 at The Base - Broadfield

For many reasons people can lack confidence and self-esteem.  This course will help learners to develop self-confidence and identify barriers which may prevent learners from presenting themselves positively.  Learners will have the opportunity to develop their communication skills, move forward, and plan how to achieve personal goals.

Nine sessions

9.30 to 15.00 at The Base, Broadfield

This course is particularly suited to learners who have been unemployed for a while, and wanting to return to employment after a break. Learners will develop a range of inter-personal skills, useful for everyday and working life, and learn what today’s employers particularly value. There will be opportunities to look at the latest methods of job searching, how learners can promote themselves confidently as a potential employee in a job application, a CV, job-seeking letter and at a job interview. Learners will also have an opportunity to improve or refresh English, Maths and IT skills.

Community Development

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09.30 to 12.30 at The Base - Broadfield

This course will give you the skills to:

  • Explain the different types of Dementia
  • Discuss the difficulties facing people with Dementia and their carers
  • List some coping strategies
  • State factors that may affect communication with a person who has Dementia
  • Identify progression opportunities.

09.30 to 12.30 at The Base - Broadfield

This course will give you the skills to:

  • Identify our own different states of mental wellbeing
  • Determine with others what is meant by mental health & mental ill health
  • Recognise some of the statistics on mental health
  • Recognise some of the different models & approaches to mental ill health
  • Recognise some general barriers and stigma issues for individuals experiencing mental ill health
  • Identify barriers related to mental health in our own environment & practices
  • List a few ways of maintaining individual wellbeing
  • Identify progression opportunities.

09.30 to 12.30 at The Base - Broadfield

This course will give you the skills to:

  • To explain what is meant by Equality & Diversity 
  • How to recognise both direct and in-direct stereotyping, prejudice and discrimination
  • Identify key points from anti-discrimination legislation, including organisations’ policy
  • Explain the advantages of promoting equality and diversity within the workplace
  • Share good practice and identify area’s for personal development in response to Equality and Diversity issues in the workplace with both internal and external customers
  • Identify progression opportunities.

Health and wellbeing

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09.30 to 16.00 at The Base - Broadfield

This course will give you the skills to prepare and cook food in a safe manner.

09.30 to 12.30 at The Place - Wade Hall

This course will give you awareness of health and safety in the workplace.

Two sessions

09.30 to 12.30 at The Base - Broadfield

This course will give you the skills to:

  • Carry out the 4 stages of Primary Survey
  • Deliver 2 minutes of effective Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
  • Follow the 3 staged approach to relieve an obstructed airway
  • Recognise and respond to a casualty that is bleeding and in shock
  • Recognise and respond to a casualty who is burnt or having a seizure
  • Recognise and respond to common childhood chronic conditions and first aid situations (as requested by the group)
  • Identify progression opportunities.

09.30 to 16.30 at The Place - Wade Hall

  • Carry out the 4 stages of Primary Survey
  • Demonstrate safe handling of an unconscious casualty showing care of the head throughout 3 manoeuvres
  • Deliver 2 minutes of effective Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
  • Follow the 3 staged approach to relieve an obstructed airway
  • Recognise and respond to a casualty that is bleeding
  • Recognise and respond to a casualty who is in shock, burnt or having a seizure
  • Identify progression opportunities.

4 sessions

09.30 to 11.30 at The Base - Broadfield

Develop self-esteem through living well

13.00 to 15.00 at The Base - Broadfield

Discover confidence in eight easy steps.

Four sessions

13.00 to 15.00 at The Base - Broadfield

Mandatory objectives:

  1. Identify areas of personal development and create individual targets
  2. Measure and record own levels of confidence and identify areas for improvement
  3. Use personal action plans to achieve personal goals and targets
  4. Compile a journal to record reflections on personal development and progres
  5. Identify appropriate progression onto further learning opportunities and create a follow-on plan.

Two sessions

13.00 to 15.00 at Lower Lane - Freckleton

Develop the skills and motivation to manage your money.

IT and Digital inclusion tasters

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09.30 to 12.30 at The Base - Broadfield

When using the World Wide Web (internet), have you ever wondered if you are using it in the best way possible? With this taster course you will be introduced  to some of the safety aspects of the Web Browser and how you can utilise them to keep yourself safe. You will also be able to identify methods to make it easier for you to surf the web and navigate your way around it.

09.30 to 12.30 at The Base - Broadfield

Tablets, whatever the make or model, are a really useful tool in today's world. This course will help you to understand the layout of the tablet you are using, how it works, how to maintain it and how to download Apps to customise it to suit your life.

What you will need to bring: Your tablet or Progress Housing Group will provide equipment.

09.30 to 12.30 at The Base - Broadfield

Social media is everywhere and it's a great way to stay connected!

News about Twitter and Facebook posts are commonplace. Security is one of the main reasons people shy away from Social media and this will be one of the main topics tackled on this short course. The course will give you an insight into what the hype is all about and how you can also start using social media with confidence to enhance your life and keep in touch with loved ones.

09.30 to 12.30 at The Base - Broadfield

Identity theft can happen when you least expect it.

According to the UK’s fraud protection service, approximately “80% of identity fraud in the first three months of this year was either attempted or perpetrated online, with many of us unwittingly leaving ourselves exposed” (Wright, 2015).

You may think "it will never happen to me." WRONG!

Without the correct security measures, you leave yourself vulnerable to thieves over the internet. This taster session will provide a starting point of what you need to know and do in order to protect yourself online.

Preston Vocational Centre

If you’re interested in learning a trade, or would like to learn basic trade skills, then these one day taster sessions are perfect for you.

Tenants are allowed to attend as many of these courses as they like.

Course Day Date Time Venue Course information
Painting and decorating taster session Thurs 30/6/16 10:00 to 15:00 Lower Lane Community Centre Use of tools & materials, Health & safety, Basic wallpapering, Cutting In, Measuring skills 
Carpentry / joinery taster session Mon  11/7/16  10:00 to 15:00  Lower Lane Community Centre  Use of tools, Health & Safety, Using drills/drills press, stencil work, door hanging 
Basic plastering and brickwork taster session  Thurs  14/7/16  10:00 to 15:00  The Base Community Centre  Use of tools, Health & safety, basic skimming, laying bricks, replace a brick in a wall, patch plastering 
Plumbing / building maintenance taster session  Mon  18/7/16 10:00 to 15:00  Lower Lane Community Centre  Use of tools, Health & Safety, Tiling on boards, taking a tap to pieces
PVC visit and presentation Tues  19/7/16  10:00 to midday  PVC - Preston  Full site visit of Preston Vocational Centre and presentation given

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