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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

COOKERY ON A BUDGET – ONLINE
Come along and cook with us from the comfort of your own home with our online cookery course while socialising and connecting with new people.
Course content: Explore the benefits of cookery for positive wellbeing while preparing and cooking cold and hot meals and demonstrate health, safety and food hygiene.
When: Monday and Friday 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

STAYING POSITIVE – 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

GARDENING – ONLINE
Get started with Gardening by learning make use of what little space you have in the home to grow fruit, vegetables and herbs while connecting with new people.
Course content: Benefits of gardening on wellbeing & learning new indoor/outdoor gardening techniques.
When: Tuesday and Wednesday from 13:00 – 16:00
Where: 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

ESOL for Work – ONLINE
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: Monday, Wednesday & Friday from 10:00 – 12:00
Where: 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.


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