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Literature: Jane Austen and the Search for Home View details

This four week course will be a mix of biographical content about Jane Austen's own experience of home in the various places she lived, together with the study of the homes she presents in her novels. We will combine illustrated talks with close reading and discussion of extracts from the novels, and consider how her own experience of home influences her fiction, and what parallels we can draw between the two.

Modern Calligraphy View details

Have you admired beautiful calligraphy and wondered if this was something you could do. Ever wanted to try your hand at calligraphy, but there are no suitable classes in the area that fit with your free time? Have you seen calligraphy on the internet or in books and equipment for sale but don’t know where to start, then this could be the taster course for you. Simple techniques and easily available equipment. Working on-line with an experienced calligraphy tutor you can try your hand at relaxing calligraphy from the comfort of your own home as part of a group of beginners. This course is fully online accessing the course through Canvas our virtual learning environment and zoom a video conferencing software. You will need, reliable internet connection and internet-linked device with camera and microphone. We will be email you links to canvas, please accept these to access the course, the sender will show as “instructure”.

BSL Basic Conversational Skills View details

A fun and engaging course to help learners from beginner to improver to further develop their conversational skills in BSL. The course will build on existing knowledge but will also reach out to new learners of sign to help them to develop basic conversational skills using a range of different vocabulary. The course will focus on transport, weather, education and employment and help learners to develop their confidence in sign order whilst learning new vocabulary over a range of topics.

Family History online - New Sources or Old Series V View details

To explore and discover a variety of Family History sources through case studies and informal tutorials presented by experienced Tutor Jackie Depelle. Resource and website guidance included as appropriate to support and develop student study projects. Stories around the theme of Grave Concerns and Military Matters are planned. Will they include material you already have experienced, will the content be new to you or maybe a bit of both? These are the ideas behind the popular New Sources or Old series. Students are invited to share their own knowledge and experience as well as developing supported research during the course. New and returning students are very welcome.

Sewing and Dressmaking View details

During the course you will learn how to take accurate measurements and draft a trousers pattern. You will also learn about a variety of basic pattern cutting techniques, final fit, making adjustments and finishing a trousers. Students will also produce a reference file.

Reiki Meditation and Practical Techniques View details

This Course is in a new format at our new venue, and provides an opportunity to further one's knowledge and practice of Reiki. This course is suitable for students who have completed Reiki First & Second Degree. It combines two of my previous courses, 'Reiki Advanced Techniques" and "Reiki Meditation and Practice" in a brand new format. Each week is a seperate workshop exploring different meditation & treatment techniques,and how these may be applied for greater self development, building confidence and improving physical and mental health. Held at the new Branch Wellness Clinic in Wakefield,

Reiki Advanced Techniques View details

This Course provides a follow-on to the techniques and practices taught in Reiki For Self Development Parts 1 & 2, and how these may be applied for greater self development, building confidence and improving physical and mental health. The course covers further uses of the three Usui Reiki Symbols, Mantras and introduces new advanced Reiki meditation and treatment techniques and practices not covered on regular Fist and Second Degree courses..

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Entry 3 Speaking and Listening View details

Before you can join this course, you will need to talk to a member of staff and do an initial assessment to make sure the course is right for you. For more information and to book an appointment please call 0300 303 3464. Using everyday situations, we will practice giving short explanations and descriptions in a range of tenses. We will look at when and where formal language is needed in some common situations (e.g. work, education). We will practice ways to listen for and identify new and relevant information in a range of instructions, discussions and presentations. We will also look at how body language, facial expressions, and gestures can help explain how we feel, and help us understand how others feel, too.

Eastern: Community Interpreting Initial Assessment View details

During the session we will discuss your skills and experience with you, talk to you about the courses available and ask you to complete a task to see which course is right for you. We will talk to you about our courses and provide you with information about the work you will need to complete during your studies.

Eastern; English Maths and ESOL Initial Assessment View details

Students wishing to join an EME course need to complete an initial assessment before they start. The initial assessment event is designed to test students’ current skills. During initial assessment, students will work with WEA staff to agree the current level that they are working at and discuss the best course for them to develop their skills.