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Sign Language

If you have no previous experience of British Sign Language but are thinking about studying towards a BSL Level 1 qualification, this taster course will enable you to find out more about the classroom and the out-of-class requirements. A short course of 6 weeks at the Kentwood Centre.

Interior design

For anyone who wants to develop their design skills, whether a complete beginner or an improver, this course will show you how to achieve professional results. You will learn how to make the most of your space and develop a scheme from concept to completion. Discover the latest design trends in materials & finishes, soft furnishings & lighting. The cost of materials is not included in the course fee.

Cake decorating - Intro to Sugarcraft

The course will provide learners with the opportunity to learn how to:
- make buttercream and use it to pipe decorations and cover cakes
- cover a cake with sugar paste and make decorations with sugarpaste
- make modelling paste and use to create a sugar model
- use flower paste to make sugar flowers

Clothesmaking

Courses available at the Kentwood Centre. Learn or improve your skills in how to measure yourself accurately, how to read, understand and make simple alterations to a commercial pattern, how to layout, cut out and mark correctly, how to complete simple alterations and a variety of seams, darts and gathers, how to put in a sleeve, various sewing techniques e.g. seams and seam finishes, hems and zip insertion.The cost of materials and equipment used is not included in the cost of the course.

Beginner's Patchwork

This course is aimed at those new to patchwork, or with little experience. Learn the basics of patchwork, then join your samples together to make a bag, a cushion or a throw. Bring basic sewing equipment (scissors, needles, threads) and any patchwork equipment you already have to the first lesson. There is a requirements list for this course.  This course is available at the Poverest Centre.

Computing and Computerised Accounting

Update your computer skills with an accredited Computing course - Level 2 Office Skills at Kentwood or at Poverest. Or take your accounting skills further with an accredited Accounting course - Level 1 or Level 2. Please click the links for more details.

Dance

Learn to dance Ballroom and Latin at two different levels, Beginner and Pre-Advanced. Dance an amalgamation of steps in Social Foxtrot, Quickstep, Waltz, Tango, Cha Cha Cha, Rumba, Jive and Samba, develop floor craft and etiquette, social skills on the dance floor. Partner preferable but not essential.

Pilates

Understand the principles of Pilates. Concentration, alignment, breathing, centring, relaxation, coordination, flowing movements and stamina. Improve core stability to achieve exercises with greater body awareness. Courses available at the Poverest Centre.

Yoga

Yoga for all and Hatha Yoga both available. Improve your stamina, strength and flexibility. Learn relaxation techniques and reduce stress levels.

Cookery

Food for the Weekend course, Around the World cookery, Winter Warmers as well as Vegetarian and Vegan cookery. All courses take place in a dedicated cookery room with new recipes being taught each term. The cost of ingredients is not included in the course fee.

Meditation

Meditation - going Deeper course aims to develop basic techniques of meditative practise whilst gradually building up to longer and deeper sittings. Mindfulness Meditation is a short course which teaches the art of Mindfulness Meditation, living in the "now" and how to deal with negative thinking from the very moment it arises. Both courses available at the Kentwood Centre.

Wellbeing

Learn how to improve your self-esteem and grow stronger and more assertive in your life in the Emotional Resilience course. There will be a variety of subjects covered including assertiveness, practical empowerment techniques, tools and strategies for confidence and each session will include a visualisation for coping, letting go and emotional healing.

Counselling

This accredited course is a stepping stone if you are considering further counselling training. All candidates will be expected to sign a declaration to state their suitability to join a course and attend an interview. Contact the College prior to enrolment for further details on 020 8659 7976. This course is available at the Poverest Centre and at the Kentwood Centre.

 

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