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Driving Theory Test View details

This course is for learners who are interested in learning to drive in the UK but have no experience. We will introduce the rules and regulations of driving and the Highway Code; learn about the different parts of a car and their uses; how to book your driving theory test and what to expect.

Drawing for Wellbeing: Zendoodle Illustration View details

Drawing for Wellbeing: Zendoodle Illustration can be attended as a stand-alone course or as the second of two WEA Zendoodle courses that are running one after the other over the Summer term. Learners will be introduced to colour, mixed-media techniques and Zendoodle illustration in a very gentle, relaxing way that is suited to people of all backgrounds and ability levels. You will explore: - Colourful mixed media techniques - Creating personalised papers - Producing a Zendoodle Illustration This main aim of this course is for learners to have the opportunity to enjoy seeing the most simple of drawing techniques creating surprisingly stunning outcomes!

Creative Writing with a digital edge View details

A creative writing course with an added twist - making use and developing digital skils to allow you to experiment, develop and have fun with your own ideas. Offering guidance and tips on word choice, developing characters and use of story structure in general. We will also dabble with searches to enhance our online research skills, make use of tools such as screen share to discuss image offering inspiration and consider the creative and collaborative potential offered by social media and blogging. Gain some motivation and be inspired to develop creative ideas further.

Digital Skills to help you learn more about Garden Plants & Flowers View details

Would you like to develop your digital skills so that you can share your photos and online articles with friends and family? This relaxed course will help you to develop your digital computer skills so that you can feel more confident using your computer to research, upload and download and communicate with others via different techniques.

Four BBC Films Revisited View details

Exploring a selection of four films produced and co-produced by BBC Films. Arising from the popular TV Play for Today & Screen Two strands, BBC Films (now BBC Film) was established in 1990 as an independent outlet for the company's cinematic productions and has produced ever popular, topical, thought provoking and unique films ever since. We (re)visit, examine the origins, common traits and varied themes through a small selection of examples from the BBC Films stable. Truly Madly Deeply (1990), Billy Elliot (2000), Philomena (2013), Sorry We Missed You (2019)

Yoga and Relaxation for Health and Wellbeing View details

Welcome to Yoga and Relaxation for health and well- being. This four week online course will focus on a gentle, slow and relaxed approach to movement. You will be encouraged to focus on your breathing and to link your breath and movement to encourage a calm flow in your practice. We will explore a balanced range of poses including floor based and standing practices. All practices will be adapted to meet the needs of each individual. Each session will end with a guided, deep relaxation.

Greener Pastures - Describing Nature in English Literature View details

This course will provide an introduction to the different ways of describing nature throughout the centuries. We will read and analyse together poetry and prose extracts, discovering the most common rhetorical tools employed to talk about the environment and the development of the relationship between human and non-human.

Discovering Italy: A Literary Tour View details

A short and interactive introduction to Italian Literature and the works that made Italy the country that is today. From Dante to the contemporary authors, this course aims at providing an overview of the major literary movements throughout the centuries, as well as the most famous authors. Throughout the course, we will discuss on extracts in English translation, unravelling the main themes and also discussing the reception of those works in English.

Level 2 Award in Preparation for Work in Community Interpreting View details

This is an accredited course. You will need to talk to a member of staff and do a short activity to make sure the course is right for you. For more information and to book an appointment please call 0300 303 3464 This course is for students who are interested in community interpreting work in a voluntary or paid capacity. You will gain knowledge and skills of community interpreting; learning about the role of codes of practice and the settings where interpreters may be required to work (including housing, education, social care, welfare benefits, immigration and health.)

Day School: Who Does Billericay Think It Is? A Billericay Story! View details

Without necessarily being an eye witness to major events even the routine experiences of our immediate ancestors can provide valuable indicators of more general social, economic and political developments from their era. Using examples from Essex and Suffolk with contemporary newspapers and family history research we will attempt to measure how valuable such an approach can be. This session will examine settlement motivations and patterns in Essex from East London.