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


FACE-TO-FACE COURSES

Get Started with IT 

This course starts from scratch with basic IT skills, helping learners to use IT as an effective tool in their personal lives or job search.
Course content: Creating a document, building a CV, sending and receiving emails, using the internet and search engines, uploading and attaching documents, and use of Google Drive.

DUNSTABLE:

When: Mondays and Wednesdays 09:45 – 12:45 for 4 weeks
Where:
Grove Corner, Dunstable

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LEIGHTON BUZZARD:

When: Wednesdays and Fridays, 9:30 – 12:30 for 4 weeks
Where:
Venue TBC

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BIGGLESWADE:

When: Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:30 – 12:30 for 4 weeks
Where:
Venue TBC

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Creative Confidence

This course teaches arts and crafts skills from basics to allow learners to branch out with their art skills and understand more about how art can help with mental wellbeing.
Course content: A variety of arts and crafts techniques and coping strategies

DUNSTABLE:

When: Wednesdays 09:30 – 12:30 for 6 weeks
Where: Grove Corner, Dunstable

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BIGGLESWADE:

When: Wednesdays 09:30 – 12:30 for 6 weeks
Where: Venue TBC

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ONLINE COURSES

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

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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

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COOKING 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: Wednesday and Friday from 13:00 – 15:00

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I AM STRONG – 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: Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30 – 12:30.

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GARDENING FOR WELLBEING – 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 Thursday from 13:00 – 16:00

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We are pleased to deliver our courses on behalf of Central Bedfordshire Council who provide us with the necessary funding.  Our courses are designed to help with well-being  and to support you in gaining skills which are relevant to the needs of employers in our  area.  The courses which we deliver are included in Central Bedfordshire Council’s  programme of courses which can be found here:

http://www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/jobs/adult-learning/landing.aspx

Courses are often free of charge, subject to eligibility criteria.