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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.

A family walk in the park - doodles, crafts & literacy View details

Easy and fun for all. You will learn how to layout and create the pages of a personal memory journal. Each week we will cover different styles of content, drawing, text, collage, montage and printing. By adapting techniques learned you will be guided and encouraged to develop a personal style to make a unique book that is individual to you and yours. Suggested topics could be: 'My family', 'My place', 'My recipes', 'The wedding', 'This year' and so on. The choice is yours and with the techniques explored you will select and adapt the content to suit your creative ideas. The final few weeks will be dedicated to binding individual pages into a book of memories. MY JOURNAL.

An Introduction to Childcare View details

This course will provide individuals with the basic core and interpersonal knowledge and skills needed for working in a childcare context. Students will be engaged in the learning process through creative/practical fun activities, group discussions, sharing previous knowledge/information, a variety of resources and materials; in a safe environment.

An Introduction to Early Years View details

The course will focus on procedures and policies that need to be adhered to when working with children under 5 years old, reflecting on the safeguarding and welfare requirements. It will look at the Early Years curriculum and share resources and activities that promote learning.It will also discuss the recent initiatives in Early Years development such as neuroscience, how to foster a sense of belonging in children, the importance of the voice of the child and theoretical and philosophical approaches to teaching and learning. Finally, learners will have the opportunity to ask questions about the careers in childcare such as home based childminding, working in a preschool or nursery.

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 developmental aspects from birth, cognitive development as well as Psychologists Theorist. For those students wishing to pursue a career working in schools, this course will offer a taster into the variety of strategies to support individual children where 'learnt' behaviours need addressing.

Childcare for STEP Students View details

This course is aimed at STEP students from the refugee council. An introduction to childcare to prepare students for entry into the childcare industry. This course will look at statutory requirements in the UK to work in the childcare sector. Look at some of the terminology used in this industry and prepare students for their next steps into work.

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 suitable for you and to give you an idea of the work you will need to complete during your study.

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 suitable for you and to give you an idea of the work you will need to complete during your study.