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Community engagement runs through everything we do and nowhere is that more evident than in our schools and family, and community interpreting courses. In both areas we offer a progression route into courses which are Level 3 accredited, and we also run courses to develop your volunteering skills, alongside community based courses to promote citizenship and democracy. Whether you are interested in developing qualifications relevant to work, wish to support your children as they grow up, or find some new ways to get involved in your community our community and family courses are a great way to start.

Action Towards Inclusion Helping with SEND Initial Assessment session View details

Award in Preparation for Work in Community Interpreting View details

The Level 2 Award is for students who are interested in community interpreting work in a voluntary or paid capacity in a range of settings, including housing, education, social care, welfare benefits, immigration and health. The Award is suitable for students who wish to gain knowledge and skills of community interpreting including the role of codes of practice, learn about the settings where interpreters may be required to work, and are not yet ready to study at Level 3 or do not feel ready or able to commit to a longer qualification.

Award in Preparation for Work in Community Interpreting View details

The Level 2 Award is for students who are interested in community interpreting work in a voluntary or paid capacity in a range of settings, including housing, education, social care, welfare benefits, immigration and health. The Award is suitable for students who wish to gain knowledge and skills of community interpreting including the role of codes of practice, learn about the settings where interpreters may be required to work, and are not yet ready to study at Level 3 or do not feel ready or able to commit to a longer qualification.

Award in Preparation for Work in Community Interpreting View details

The Level 2 Award is for students who are interested in community interpreting work in a voluntary or paid capacity in a range of settings, including housing, education, social care, welfare benefits, immigration and health. The Award is suitable for students who wish to gain knowledge and skills of community interpreting including the role of codes of practice, learn about the settings where interpreters may be required to work, and are not yet ready to study at Level 3 or do not feel ready or able to commit to a longer qualification.

Award in Preparation for Work in Community Interpreting View details

The Level 2 Award is for students who are interested in community interpreting work in a voluntary or paid capacity in a range of settings, including housing, education, social care, welfare benefits, immigration and health. The Award is suitable for students who wish to gain knowledge and skills of community interpreting including the role of codes of practice, learn about the settings where interpreters may be required to work, and are not yet ready to study at Level 3 or do not feel ready or able to commit to a longer qualification.

Child Psychology View details

This course is designed to aid the understanding of children's behaviours from a psychological perspective. Students will have the opportunity to explore intriguing subjects such as 'aggression', 'perception', 'phobias' and 'obedience' as well as looking at causes of stress and how children learn to think. For those students wishing to pursue a career working in schools, this course will offer a variety of strategies to support individual children where 'learnt' behaviours need addressing.

Community Interpreting Initial Assessment View details

Students wishing to join a Community Interpreting 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.

Dementia Support Skills for Volunteers and Carers View details

In this workshop we will look at the different types of dementia and how to distinguish these from other conditions. We will explore what it feels like for someone with dementia and consider the legislation in place to support and protect those with dementia. In terms of practical strategies, we will identify the practical changes we can make to the environment to enhance orientation and independence and how to support effective communication and minimise distress for someone living with dementia.

Emotional Health Mentoring in Schools View details

This taster session will help students understand the key skills and qualities for effective emotional health mentoring, and the benefits of such mentoring for children in school, but also for children at home. Hopefully students will then consider enrolling on the longer course to follow.

Help your child manage stress and anxiety - Pathways taster View details

Many children face fears and worries. This course will briefly look at some strategies and allow you to discuss ideas on how to help your child to manage their anxieties.