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Adult Learning

Monday

Computer Club

10.00 – 12.00
5 weeks starting 22/09/14 – £35.00

This course is suitable for anyone who has already completed computing for beginners and wants to learn a little more. Tasks will be given out by the tutor and advice and help will be available in a friendly atmosphere.

Setting Up and Using Emails

12.30 – 2.30
5 weeks starting 22/09/14 – £35.00

This course is ideal for anyone who would like to get themselves an email address and learn how to read, send, reply and forward messages. Suitable for those with NO experience!

Art Club

7.00 – 8.30
10 weeks starting 22/09/14 – £52.50

This is a popular and relaxed class suitable for those who wish to develop their skills at their own pace with supervision from the tutor, who is on hand to offer advice and instruction when required.

Holiday German

7.00 – 8.30
10 weeks starting 22/09/14 – £52.50

You will learn how to listen to, understand and speak the language. This is a mixed ability class suitable for people with no or very little knowledge as well as those wishing to expand their conversation skills. Learners will work in groups according to experience.

Bereavement & Loss Training

6.00 – 8.30
6 weeks starting 22/09/14 – £52.50

This course is for anyone who wishes to learn more about the complex issues of loss or separation. We will address signs / symptoms of grief, the loss / ripple effect and how to work in a therapeutic setting ethically with these issues.

Anger Management

6.00 – 8.30
6 weeks starting Nov 2014 – £52.50

We will first address what anger is, the triggers / what makes us angry. We will learn safe effective coping strategies and the use of emotional first aid. The use of re-framing and assertiveness / self-regulating, maintenance and control will be the focus of the lessons.

Assertiveness & Confidence Training

6.00 – 8.30
6 weeks starting January 2015 – £52.50

If your lack of confidence is preventing you from reaching your true potential and is hindering you from enjoying life then this could be an ideal course to help you move forward. It will cover topics such as the importance of first impressions, how to appear confident, improve your body language and challenge negative thoughts about yourself.

Using Creativity to Work With Children & Adults in Therapy & Support Roles

6.00 – 8.30
6 weeks starting March 2015 – £52.50

Learn how to integrate creativity within your working role through the use of many different creative resources, memory boxes, collage, play bubbles, salt sculptures etc. Focus on self-awareness and safe effective methods of communicating
feedback. Attention given to rules around using creativity.

Stick Dressing

7.00 – 8.30
10 weeks starting 22/09/14 – £52.50

A friendly and extremely interesting class following the traditional, Northumbrian craft of making decorative walking sticks and shepherds crooks. The tutor is able to provide the required equipment.

Holiday Spanish

7.00 – 8.30
10 weeks starting Jan 2015 – £52.50

You will learn how to listen to, understand and speak the language. This is a mixed ability class suitable for people with no or very little knowledge as well as those wishing to expand their conversation skills. Learners will work in groups according to experience.

Archaeology Club

7.00 – 8.30
10 weeks starting 22/09/14 – £52.50

We look at different archaeological sites and topics in each course. There will be an introductory talk at the start so newcomers to this friendly and informal class are very welcome. Field trips to local sites may be included each term.

Deaf Awareness and an Introduction to Basic Sign Language

6.30 – 8.30
5 weeks starting 22/09/14 – £35.00

A new course, starting with 2 weeks of deaf awareness sessions followed by 3 weeks of learning basic sign language. A follow on course can be arranged for those who wish to learn more and an accredited course is also available.

NEW Beginners Flower Arranging

7.00 – 8.30
10 weeks starting 22/09/14 – £52.50

Learn tricks of the trade to arrange Christmas wreaths, Spring hand held bouquets and Summer flowers! Starting with basic arranging leading to the creation of wonderful displays, this course is suitable for those who have either never arranged flowers before or those wishing to brush up on their flower arranging skills.

Tuesday

Digital Photography

12.30 – 2.30
5 weeks starting 23/09/14 – £35.00

Find out how to get the best digital pictures possible! Learn about the different settings on the camera and when to use them to avoid blurry pictures and make everything look sharp! Step by step guide to action, landscape and portrait photography.

Dog Whispering

6.30 – 8.30
6 weeks starting 23/09/14 – £42.00

Join other like minded dog owners (and would be owners) to learn all about dog behaviour and training from our own Dog Whisperer – Mr Dusty Mac. This unique course covers every aspect of dog behaviour, includes innovative training methods and solving behavioural issues. Dogs do not attend this course with owners.

Dog Obedience

7.00 – 8.00
10 weeks starting April 2015 – £40.00

Bring your dog along and put the skills you have learnt on the Dog Whispering course into practice. Dusty will supervise and offer advice on all aspects of obedience so that you and your dog feel much more confident in new situations.

Introduction to Counselling

6.00 – 8.00
10 weeks starting 23/09/14 – £70.00

This introductory course looks at understanding the role of the counsellor and covers topics such as verbal and non-verbal communication and open and closed questions.

Basic Counselling (Level 1)

6.00 – 8.00
10 weeks starting January 2015 – £70.00

Suitable for those who have completed the Introduction to Counselling course. This course comprises of role play, ice breakers and will concentrate on the practice and theory of person centred counselling, knowledge about body language, use of creativity within practice, BACP Code of Ethics in Practice, knowledge about progression routes / placements etc.

Digital Photography for Beginners

7.30 – 9.00
5 weeks starting 23/09/14 – £35.00

Find out how to get the best digital pictures possible! Learn about the different settings on the camera and when to use them to avoid blurry pictures and make everything look sharp! Step by step guide to action, landscape and portrait photography.

Jewellery Making

6.30 – 8.30
5 weeks starting 23/09/14 – £45.00

Come along to our friendly class to learn jewellery making techniques from our experienced tutor. You will make a new piece each week (2 necklaces, 2 bracelets and a pair of earrings) which you will take home at no extra cost.

Introduction to Bee Keeping

6.30 – 8.30
10 weeks starting 23/09/14 – £70.00

One in every three mouthfuls of our food is dependent upon pollinators of which the honey bee is the most important. Honey bees are under threat due to invasive pests and feral colonies in the UK are dying out. The Introduction to Beekeeping Course based on the British Beekeepers Association Basic Certificate will help beginners become confident of keeping Honey bees successfully.

Tai Chi

6.30 – 7.30
10 weeks starting 24/09/13 – £35.00

Why not try our new Tai Chi classes? The class starts with a warm up and light stretch, followed by some breathing exercises, leading to the Tai Chi Yang Style 24 Step form.

Wednesday

Jewellery Making

9.30 – 11.30
5 weeks starting 24/09/14 – £45.00 

Come along to our friendly class to learn jewellery making techniques from our experienced tutor. You will make a new piece each week (2 necklaces, 2 bracelets and a pair of earrings) which you will take home at no extra cost.

Computers for the Terrified

10.00 – 12.00
5 weeks starting 24/09/14 – £35.00

If you would like to start from scratch with computers this is the course for you! Learn how to switch on and close down safely, use the mouse and get started with the very first steps using Word.

Computers for Beginners

12.30 – 2.30
5 weeks starting 24/09/14 – £35.00

Once you have completed a very basic course you might want to continue learning how to get more out of your computer or laptop. This course will cover the next steps, so you can use your computer for everyday tasks.

Equine Specific Emergency 1st Aid at Work QFC Level 2 (Adults)

9.00 -5.00
1 DAY… 08/10/14 – £45.00

The course will give a complete overview of first aid procedures, and predominately focuses on the injuries most likely to be sustained whilst handling and riding horses. The training is undertaken by an experienced HCPC Paramedic & horse rider. On successful completion of this course all participants receive a certificated and nationally recognised qualification in First Aid.

Computers for Beginners

10.00 -12.00
5 weeks starting 25/09/14 – £35.00

Once you have completed a very basic course you might want to continue learning how to get more out of your computer or laptop. This course will cover the next steps, so you can use your computer for everyday tasks.

Computers for the Terrified

12.30 – 2.30
5 weeks starting 25/09/14 – £35.00

If you would like to start from scratch with computers this is the course for you! Learn how to switch on and close down safely, use the mouse and get started with the very first steps using Word.

Understanding Chakras

6.00 – 8.30
2 weeks starting 25/09/14 – £17.50

Students will be able to learn what Chakras are, their function within their lives and bodies and begin to identify areas where there may be blockages. They will then have enhanced understanding of how they can help themselves by incorporating self-care into their lives.

Guitar for Beginners

6.30 – 8.30
5 weeks starting 25/09/14 – £35.00

A relaxed class which will teach basic chords and strum patterns and lead you into a few well known songs by Bob Marley, The Beatles and Jimmy Hendrix. Any age is welcome and no prior knowledge is required – all you need is a guitar and the interest to learn a new skill.

Thursday

Understanding The Behaviour of Children

6.00 – 8.30
2 weeks starting Oct – £17.50

This course will look at the different types of behaviour children present, why children communicate this way and factors which may influence behaviour. We will also address emotions and components of emotion and the impact responses have on the child. This course will not look at how to manage behaviour.

Stress Management

6.00 – 8.30
3 weeks starting Nov 14 – £26.50

This course offers strategies to enable you to deal more effectively with stress and how to recognise the symptoms. You will be able to get tips on good sleeping practice, the importance and benefits of music and be offered the
opportunity to experience the use of guided visual imagery.

Computers for the Terrified

6.30 – 8.30
5 weeks starting 25/09/14 – £35.00

If you would like to start from scratch with computers this is the course for you! Learn how to switch on and close down safely, use the mouse and get started with the very first steps using Word.

Tribal Dance

Advanced: 6.00 – 7.00
Beginners: 7.00 – 8.00
Improvers: 8.00 – 9.00
10 weeks starting 18/09/14 – £35.00

This is the ‘folk’ version of the traditional Arabic belly dancing. You will learn the history of the dance and learn the steps and movements. This friendly and extremely popular class is suitable for all ages and sizes but are for people with previous experience, a beginners class is held on a Wednesday for those who are new to the course.

Ashington Male Voice Choir

Main School Hall 7.00 – 9.00
Every week during term time

New members are always welcome and subscriptions are only £2 per week. Gareth Malone has shown that although you think you can’t sing most people can!!, for more information visit: www.ashingtonmalevoicechoir.org

Art for Pleasure

7.00 – 8.30
10 weeks starting 25/09/13 – £52.50

This is a relaxed class suitable for those who wish to develop their skills in watercolours, acrylics, pastels and various other mediums at their own pace with supervision from the tutor. No assessments, paperwork or exams, just painting and drawing!

One or Two Day Courses

These courses are arranged on a regular basis when there
is demand. Please contact us to discuss availability.

HSE Approved Emergency 1st Aid at Work

£30.00 per person

Emergency Paediatric 1st Aid for Parents /Carers / Childminders

£30.00 per person

HSE Approved Paediatric Certificate (12hrs)

£70.00 per person

Equine Specific 1st Aid Courses

£45.00 per person