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The following courses have just been added or have recently changed:

  • Cookery: Men in the Kitchen NEW (NB222)The aim of this course is to enable learners to produce hearty meals quickly and easily. You will gain skills and confidence in cooking the correct portion sizes and how to store and reheat food safely. Make tasty meals for yourself or entertain your family and friends at home.
  • Family Learning: Support your Child's Learning in Maths - Years 6, 7 and 8 NEW (NC295)These ‘hands on’ sessions will enable you to find out how to engage your child in everyday maths, develop key skills and processes and help them to learn. We will focus on properties of shape, adding fractions, percentages and solving problems. Most importantly you will learn to help your child gain confidence to achieve in Key Stage Two SATs and their maths lessons at Secondary school. This course is aimed at parents and carers.
  • Family Learning: Support Your Child’s Learning in English -Years 6, 7 and 8 NEW (NB286)The course is designed to enable parents and carers to support their child with the reading and writing skills taught in school. The course will focus on improving writing skills such as spelling, punctuation and sentence grammar. We will also focus on how to read and analyse a text, thinking about the choices the author made and how to infer meaning from texts.
  • Photoshop - Beginners (NC105)The course will provide an introduction to Photoshop, starting with an explanation of the different types of picture file and how they are best sized and saved. Learners will be shown how to enhance and modify their images for printing, for social media or for saving in a digital album. You will look at editing photographs, improving or altering their lightness, their colours and removing unwanted elements. Finally, you will look at how to add to an image, introducing objects from other images. You will also explore the many stylistic elements offered by Photoshop, such as fading, transparency, sepia tone and other colour washes. You will be shown how to blur the background of an image, and how to use the 'layers' and 'masks' available in Photoshop. If there is time the tutor will show you how to make animated gifs as the grand finale to the course.
  • Photoshop Workshop (NF318)The course will provide a gentle introduction to Photoshop, starting with an explanation of the different types of picture file and how they are best sized and saved. Learners will be shown how to enhance and modify their images for printing, for social media or for saving in a digital album. You will look at editing photographs, improving or altering their lightness, their colours and removing unwanted elements. Finally, you will look at how to add to an image, introducing objects from other images.
  • Silver Jewellery - Mixed Ability (NB137)Silver jewellery making covers a range of techniques and processes using sterling silver, semi precious and precious stones. Students will learn techniques and apply these to three projects delivered over ten weeks. These include making a link bracelet with charm, ring and earrings. Beginners will learn the basic skills of jewellery making including piercing, filing, drilling, texturing, annealing, forming, soldering and polishing. Intermediate and advanced learners will have the opportunity to work on individual projects, develop existing skills and learn new techniques.