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    • British Sign Language - An Introduction (NA229)If you would like to attend this course in the summer term please get in touch now to register your interest. SPECIAL PRICE £20  If you are low waged or unemployed, or low skilled (level 2 or below) or want to progress to more sustainable employment, we may be able to offer you this course for £20. Please contact us to find out more. Immerse yourself in this interactive course, which will provide you with the skills and confidence to communicate with those who have deafness or hearing loss. You will learn a multitude of signs - topics which include: finger spelling, family, emotions, numbers, colours and much more. You will be taught to understand facial expressions, hand shapes and tips for fluency, all of which lead you to communicate using British Sign Language.
    • Counselling - An Introduction (NA245)SPECIAL PRICE £20 If you are low waged or unemployed, or low skilled (level 2 or below) or want to progress to more sustainable employment, we may be able to offer you this course for £20. Please contact us to find out more. This course provides a general introduction to counselling. You will gain a basic understanding of counselling skills to help other people and will deepen your understanding of the emotional needs of yourself and others. You will also learn about basic interpersonal and counselling skills which are transferable to a range of voluntary and paid opportunities in the health, social care, justice and other sectors. The course covers the difference between counselling and other helping relationships, the use of helping skills, and a general introduction to counselling theory. A certificate of attendance will be issued on successful completion of the course.
    • Teaching Assistant - An Introduction (NA228)If you would like to attend this course in the summer term please get in touch now to register your interest. SPECIAL PRICE £20 If you are low waged or unemployed, or low skilled (level 2 or below) or want to progress to more sustainable employment, we may be able to offer you this course for £20. Please contact us to find out more. If you are considering a career change to becoming a Teaching Assistant, this course is a general introduction to support the parent helper in developing the requisite skills and competencies which are needed to work effectively in the primary education setting. This course is free-standing but is good preparation if you would like to move on to undertake the QCF qualification in supporting learning in the classroom in the primary phase. You will gain an understanding of key aspects needed for successful integration into the classroom delivery team and the impact that this may have on your work with children. You will be introduced to the skills that underpin a thoughtful approach to your practice and understand the importance of diversity within the classroom. Ways in which to develop your professional practice will also be considered as will some of the fundamental skills in working with children in activities and the techniques used to make basic observations of their progress. During the course you will look at: Session 1: SCHOOLS AS ORGANISATIONS Session 2: EFFECTIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS Session 3: EQUALITY, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION IN A LEARNING ENVIRONMENT Session 4: SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN Session 5: UNDERSTAND YOUNG PEOPLE’S DEVELOPMENT Session 6: UNDERSTAND EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION Session 7: UNDERSTAND CHILDREN’S PLAY Session 8: CREATING DISPLAYS Session 9: CONTRIBUTE TO TEAMWORK IN A LEARNING ENVIRONMENT Session 10: IDENTIFYING PROGRESSION ROUTES and TECHNIQUES