Our learning programme is delivered throughout the year at local community venues.
Tech and Tea – A 5 week course for older people (65+ years) designed to give people who have never touched a computer before some basic digital skills, including turning devices on and off safely, installing and using apps, and Google searching to solve problems. Participants can apply for a heavily subsidised, reduced cost laptop/tablet/dongle after completing the course. Tech and Tea is funded by Public Health. We also offer follow up support to people who have completed a Tech and Tea course at a monthly drop-in.
Basic IT – This is a follow on 5 week course from Tech and Tea where learners explore their technology skills in more detail. Learners can achieve a bronze community reporting award.
Basic IT+ – This is a follow on 5 week course from Basic IT and learners explore how to take photos, making short videos and uploading stories to a website. Learners can achieve a silver community reporting award.
Lunch and Learn – These half day sessions are delivered for older residents based around a theme. Partner organisations provide knowledge on a subject and those attending enjoy a lunch together to share their learning. A pack of information is provided for people to take home so they can embed their learning.
Kickstart Plus – Employability Level One – A 5 week course linked to the physical regeneration in the area. The course provides learners with skills and knowledge to apply for job roles in a number of areas. The course includes volunteering, work experience and can lead to either work experience or apprenticeship roles. All learners are invited to an interview for a job role either on site or with a partner organisation. Learners also complete their employability level one qualification.
Adult Education Level Three – A course that takes place over 3 months designed to give people the skills needed to deliver community learning courses in the community.