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Learners from Bedford or Central Beds can access course in both areas.

DUE TO COVID-19 WE HAVE HAD TO SUSPEND OUR CONTACT CLASSES UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

NEVERTHELESS WE DO HAVE 3-WEEK ONLINE COURSES THAT YOU CAN GET INVOLVED WITH!

FIND OUT MORE BELOW:


ENGLISH SPEAKING AND LISTENING – ONLINE

Develop your use of English in a wider range of everyday situations and build your confidence in speaking and listening.
Course content: Preparation for classroom based ESOL classes, connecting with others during isolation and improve wellbeing through language
When: Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10:00 – 12:00
How: Online using ZOOM, you must have access to a smartphone, tablet or laptop and an email account.

View the flyer for more course information and start dates here

CREATIVE CONFIDENCE – ONLINE

Uncover your creativity at home with our online arts and crafts course while socialising and connecting with new people.
Course content: Learn new arts and crafts techniques, connect with others and contribute towards a community project using your new skills.
When: Tuesday and Thursday from 10:00 – 13:00
How: Online using ZOOM, you must have access to a smartphone, tablet or laptop and an email account.

View the flyer for more course information and start dates here

STAYING WELL – ONLINE

Help build resilience to stress, anxiety and depression through positive psychology and develop coping strategies whilst living in isolation.
Course content: Develop mental and physical coping strategies, stay socially connected and learn and practice mindfulness techniques.
When: Monday and Wednesday from 13:00 – 16:00
How: Online using ZOOM, you must have access to a smartphone, tablet or laptop and an email account.

View the flyer for more course information and start dates here


GET STARTED WITH IT – TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE
Work ‘from scratch’ to learn the basics of how to use a computer with this course for complete beginners.
Course content: Creating a document/ CV, email, web browsers, attaching documents and online storage.
When: Monday and Thursday from 09:30 – 12:30
Where: Bedford CVS, 43 Bromham Road, MK40 2AA.


ESOL FOR WORK – TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE
Learn English and prepare for the workplace with this specialist ‘English for Speakers of Other Languages’ course, which focusses on helping you to find a job
Course content: Combined English language and employability classes, help to understand the UK jobs market and input from local employers.
When: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Where: Bedford CVS 43 Bromham Road MK40 2AA.


MOVING TOWARDS WORK -TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE
Build your confidence, wellbeing and employability skills through ‘positive psychology’ after a period out of the workplace.
Course content:
• Confidence building
• Interactive sessions with businesses
• Help to identify your unique skills and talents
• Support with next steps including employment pathways and volunteering
When: Sessions run on Tuesdays and Wednesdays 09:30—12:30
Where: Bedford CVS 43 Bromham Road MK40 2AA


PROGRESSING INTO WORK – TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE
Employability support and employability skills training to help you to find a job after a period of unemployment
Course content: Create or update a CV, interview practice with local employers, interview skills, action planning and goal setting, support to overcome obstacles, confidence building sessions.
Where: Sessions run on Mondays and Thursdays 13:00—16:00
Where: Bedford CVS 43 Bromham Road MK40 2AA