Free courses for tenants

1 Sep 2016 - 30 Jun 2017 | Events

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Progress Housing Group have once again joined forces with Lancashire Adult Learning to offer you, our tenants, free training.

These courses will improve your employability and your health and well-being. We can also help you access Information and communications technology, maths and English courses available locally to you.

Reasonable transport costs can be covered on request.

For a full course list available to you, for free, please see below. To book your place on any of the courses*, simply contact the Progress Opportunities Team on 03333 204555, email community@progressgroup.org.uk or complete the online form below.

*There is a maximum of two courses per person per academic year.

For maths, English and ICT courses, please contact the Enrolment Team on 03330 031717.

If you would like to learn more about Lancashire Adult Learning then click here.

 

Click each course subject for brief description, time, date and venue.

Learn all you need to know about food safety with this one day course.

When: Thursday 27 October

Time: 9.30am-4.30pm

Where: Lower Lane community centre, Auster Cresent, Freckleton, PR4 1JL

Number of sessions: 1

 

Eating well is vital so that our minds and bodies can function properly. Over the last few years, there has been a lot of information in the public arena on this subject, but with rising obesity rates particularly in children, something isn't working.

Public Health England recently launched their new ‘ONE YOU’ campaign which is asking individuals to think about how healthy they are in a variety of areas, one of which is eating. This taster session incorporates the use of this campaign alongside up to date health advice from the Eatwell Guide to support and encourage individuals to understand the importance of having a balanced diet and what foods our body needs to keep healthy.

When: Thursday 10 January

Time: 12.30-3pm

Where: Lower Lane community centre, Auster Cresent, Freckleton, PR4 1JL

Number of sessions: 1

This short course will help you to understand the importance of the Legal Requirements and Safe Working Practices in line with the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992.

When: Monday 16 January

Time: 9.30am-4.30pm

Where: The Base community centre, Bannister Drive, Leyland, PR25 2GD

Number of sessions: 1

A Digital Volunteer is someone who supports family, friends, colleagues, customers or people in their community to enjoy all the benefits that being online can bring.  This course is designed to help you take your enthusiasm for the internet and use it to help others who have not been online before. 

So whether you are already helping people to get online or just want to learn more about how to do it, this course will enable you to show people the benefits of using the internet and digital technology. In addition you will be able to identify where you can find and apply for a digital volunteer position.

When: Tuesday 17 January

Time: 9.30am-12.30pm

Where: Saltcotes community centre, Saltcotes Place, Lytham, FY8 4HP

Number of sessions: 1

This one day session will give you key health and safety awareness and skills for the work environment. 

When: Monday 30 January

Time: 9.30am-4.30pm

Where: The Base community centre, Bannister Drive, Leyland, PR25 2GD

Number of sessions: 1

Learn all you need to know about food hygiene with this two day course.

You must attend the mini bite session before the main session.

 

Mini bite session

When: Thursday 12 January 

Time: 9.30am-12pm

Where: The Place community centre, Royal Avenue, Leyland

 

Level 2 Food Hygiene main session

When: Thursday 19 January 

Time: 9.30am-4.30pm

Where: The Place community centre, Royal Avenue, Leyland

Why confine your microwave to reheating coffee or tea when you could be cooking a chicken casserole or making a tasty stew in just ten minutes. Many cooking methods burn away important nutrients due to little or no added water, covered cooking, boiling and a short heating time, however foods cooked in a microwave retain their nutritional value better than any other cooking method. In fact some microwave meals are recommended due to their ability to hold onto ingredients essential nutritional values. Some of the benefits of using your microwave include:

Speed

Prime cooking operations such as thawing, melting, poaching, boiling, simmering and baking can be carried out in minutes and seconds rather than minutes and hours.

Safety

Microwave cookery is safe. There is less risk of accidental skin burns than with a conventional oven due to the fact that the inside of the microwave remains cool during cooking. The microwave oven can also be positioned at a height suitable to individual needs.

Cost

Microwaves are very economical to use. They use only about one quarter of the power required to run a conventional oven and cooking times are dramatically shorter. Food can also be cooked and served in one dish, which reduces washing up.

When: Wednesday 26 April

Time: 12.45-3.15pm

Where: The Place community centre, Royal Avenue, Leyland, PR25 1BX

Number of sessions: 1

 

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