Latest Courses

Main Programme 2020-21

Fancy a course but not sure of what is available? Download our September 2020 brochure here

You can also view our list of courses and get information about each subject by clicking on the heading on the left hand menu on our home page.

If the course that you are interested in is full, please contact us by one of the methods listed above, and we will add your name on a waiting list.

NEW: French Improvers - K01448 starts 7th October

This course is suitable for those who have completed a BAEC Beginner French course or who have basic school or holiday French (equivalent to 90 to 120 hours study). The topics covered will give you greater flexibility and confidence in using the language and taking a more active part in conversations. By the end of the course, you will have sufficient vocabulary to deal with most practical situations and will be able to distinguish past, present and future events, using standard, predictable everyday language clearly and mainly accurate and correct grammar most of the time. This course is delivered to a maximum of 10 students.

NEW: Italian Beginners - K01458, starts 17th September

There are still places available on this course, enrolments are accepted until 1st October 2020. This is a course for complete beginners, those with limited knowledge of language or with no prior experience in language. By the end of the course, you will be able to take part in basic exchanges, using a limited range of words and expressions and basic correct grammatical structures, such as using greetings and exchanging basic information about yourself, recognise numbers and perform basic calculations including using money, tell the time and the date, order food and drinks and shop for basic items, follow directions, the weather, travel and directions and hobbies). This course is delivered to a maximum of 10 students.

NEW: Italian Cultura e Societa - R01605, starts 29th September (Online course)

In questo corso avrete l'opportunita` di praticare ed ampliare la vostra conoscenza della lingua e cultura italiana approfondendo aspetti relativi alla storia, la letteratura, le tradizioni e la vita contemporanea in Italia. Corso non accreditato, adatto a studenti che parlano fluentemente e che posseggono una conoscenza grammaticale molto buona acquisita attraverso studi di livello avanzato o lunga permanenza in Italia. This course is delivered ONLINE to a maximum of 10 students. You will need an internet connection and a camera. The Tutor will send instructions on joining remote meetings and how she will support learners. You will need a valid email address.

NEW: Italian Lower Intermediates - R01543, starts 16th September (Online course)

There are still places available on this course, enrolments are accepted until 1st October 2020. This course is suitable for those who completed BAEC Italian Improver course and can talk in simple terms about their interests and past, present and future events; and can take part in exchanges related to common social and everyday interactions.
By the end of the course, you will have sufficient vocabulary to deal with most practical situations and will be able to distinguish past, present and future events with more accuracy, using standard, predictable everyday language clearly and mainly accurately to maintain and develop an exchange. You will be able to express yourself using correct grammar most of the time, when talking about routine current events, what you did or have done, for how long, what you are going to or will do. This course is delivered ONLINE to a maximum of 10 students. You will need an internet connection and a camera. The Tutor will send instructions on joining remote meetings and how she will support learners. You will need a valid email address.

NEW: Spanish Lower Intermediates - R01541, starts 16th September (Online course)

There are still places available on this course, enrolments are accepted until 1st October 2020. This course is suitable for those who completed BAEC Spanish Improver course and can talk in simple terms about their interests and past, present and future events; and can take part in exchanges related to common social and everyday interactions.
By the end of the course, you will have sufficient vocabulary to deal with most practical situations and will be able to distinguish past, present and future events with more accuracy, using standard, predictable everyday language clearly and mainly accurately to maintain and develop an exchange. You will be able to express yourself using correct grammar most of the time, when talking about routine current events, what you did or have done, for how long, what you are going to or will do. This course is delivered ONLINE to a maximum of 10 students. You will need an internet connection and a camera. The Tutor will send instructions on joining remote meetings and how she will support learners. You will need a valid email address.

NEW: London Walks - Streetwise London L01586, starts 24th September

Together we will revisit the streets, churches and architecture that make London such a continual surprise and joy to explore. In view of the current crisis, we will begin by concentrating on exploring the history of easily accessible areas, and will include central boroughs if possible. You will be informed about the first meeting place. The course will take place according to government guidance regarding social distancing (please note - this is a educational opportunities exempt from 'rule of six' restrictions). Please see the course information sheet for further details.

NEW: Upholstery for Beginners P01547, starts 17th SeptemberĀ 

There are still places available on this course, enrolments are accepted until 1st October 2020. This course is aimed at learners who are new to upholstery and wish to learn the basic skills to upholster a small item.
Learners will work through a step-by-step programme and complete a covered, padded headboard in order to learn basic techniques of building up each layer of padding and covering with fabric. Each stage will be carefully demonstrated and taught. Teaching happens in a group for general techniques but also one-to-one for advice on each project. At the end of the course, you will have learnt sufficient techniques to start on your own small project in Part 2.
Please note that there is no storage of items within the classroom, you must be able to bring your project with you and carry it to the room.
Please also bring hand tools such as listed in the additional course information sheet. This course is delivered to maximum of 10 students.

 

The Skills Toolkit

The Department for Education has launched a web page that signposts people to free courses that can develop their digital and numeracy skills during lockdown.

Thirteen free courses are listed from the various organisations that created them over the past few years, from beginners' computer courses to more specialised courses in coding, digital marketing, and Microsoft Office. There is also a course to brush up on your maths skills.

For further information and register click hereĀ 

Other online Courses

Other courses are available for you to keep up with your learning and develop your skills.

Yuo can find out more on the following links

https://www.jisc.ac.uk/guides/ensuring-continuity-of-learning-during-enforced-absence

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize

https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish

https://www.open.edu/openlearn/education-development/digital-literacy-succeeding-digital-world/content-section-overview?active-tab=description-tab

https://www.learnmyway.com/

https://learnenglishteens.britishcouncil.org

https://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/

https://www.ufi.co.uk/projects

 

You may also be interested in other online opportunities - the following institutions offer free online courses in a variety of subjects.

Alison

FutureLearn

Vision2learn

Openlearn