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29 September 2021

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Community Learning courses 

Moving Forward
Mondays and Tuesdays 11th October – 19th October  
10:00am – 2:00pm
Adult Education, 4-6 Commercial Road, Gloucester, GL1 2EA
This 4 day introductory employability course will help you build your confidence and motivation and identify your hidden strengths, whilst also refreshing your CV, Interview and Job application knowledge
Contact nusrath.khan@gloucestershire.gov.uk 
 

Interview Masterclass
Thursday 7th October
10:00 – 2:30pm
Online via Zoom
A 1 day in depth workshop on how to prepare well for an Interview, delivered by a careers specialist using very simple techniques that can elevate anyone’s interview skills.
Contact nusrath.khan@gloucestershire.gov.uk 

 

Be Your Own Boss
Friday 15th October – 26th November (no session 5th Nov)
10:00 – 2:00pm 
Online via Zoom
Are you a budding entrepreneur? Or just interested to find out more about how a business is set up? Create a new business idea and learn the ins and outs of a business venture.
Contact nusrath.khan@gloucestershire.gov.uk 

 

Gateway to Your Future
Friday 22nd October 
10:00- 12:00
The Churn Project, 14-16 The Waterloo, Cirencester, GL7 2PY
Calling all Cirencester job seekers! Is your job at risk or have you recently been made redundant? Or just worried about your future work prospects? Find out how your interests, aspirations and skills can lead you to a new career and more!
Contact nusrath.khan@gloucestershire.gov.uk 

Interview Skills
Friday 5th November 
10:00 – 12:00pm
The Churn Project, 14-16 The Waterloo, Cirencester, GL7 2PY
Calling all Cirencester job seekers! Join us for this 2 hour workshop on how to prepare well for an Interview, using very simple techniques that can elevate anyone’s interview skills.
Contact nusrath.khan@gloucestershire.gov.uk 
 

CV Masterclass
Thursday 4th November 
10:00 – 3:00pm
Online via Zoom
A 1 day workshop on how to write a winning CV and Cover Letter delivered by a careers specialist using very simple techniques that will draw in employers in.
Contact nusrath.khan@gloucestershire.gov.uk 

Community Photography 
Wednesday 3rd November – 15th December 
10:00 – 12:00pm
Hucclecote – tbc 
A 7 week course to learn basic camera skills. A selection of photos will go on public display in waiting areas at Hucclecote Surgery
Contact: lesley.andrew@gloucestershire.gov.uk 
 

Computer Basics Part 1
Wednesday 6th October – 10th November
1:30pm– 3:30pm
Tewkesbury Library
Computer Basics Part 1 is for people with very little or no computer experience; it goes over turning on, logging in, using the keyboard & mouse, getting online, emails and word processing.
Contact: julie.king@gloucestershire.gov.uk 

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Computer Basics Part 1
Tuesday 9th November – 14th December
10:00 – 12:00
Adult Education, 4-6 Commercial Road, Gloucester, GL1 2EA
Computer Basics Part 1 is for people with very little or no computer experience; it goes over turning on, logging in, using the keyboard & mouse, getting online, emails and word processing.
Contact: julie.king@gloucestershire.gov.uk 

Computer Basics Part 2
Tuesday 9th November – 14th December
12:30 – 2:30pm
OR
Wednesday 10th November – 15th December
1:00pm – 3:00pm
Adult Education, 4-6 Commercial Road, Gloucester, GL1 2EA
Computer Basics Part 2 is for people with basic ICT skills; it goes over Internet & Email in more depth as well as Microsoft Word & Excel.
Contact: julie.king@gloucestershire.gov.uk 

Computer Basics Part 2
Wednesday 17th November – 15th December
1:30pm – 3:30pm
Tewkesbury Library
Computer Basics Part 2 is for people with basic ICT skills; it goes over Internet & Email in more depth as well as Microsoft Word & Excel.
Contact: julie.king@gloucestershire.gov.uk 

Computer Basics (SIL)
Wednesday 13th October – 15th December
10:00 – 12:00
Adult Education, 4-6 Commercial Road, Gloucester, GL1 2EA
A 12-week course for complete beginners with additional support needs.  During the course we'll cover turning on, logging in, using the keyboard and mouse, getting online, email and word processing
Contact: julie.king@gloucestershire.gov.uk 

Computer Confidence for Work
Friday 15th October  – 17th December
10:00 – 12:00
Adult Education, 4-6 Commercial Road, Gloucester, GL1 2EA
Get the basic ICT skills that employers are looking for, suitable for complete beginners: keyboard & mouse skills, MS Word, MS Excel, Email & internet.
Contact: julie.king@gloucestershire.gov.uk 


Family Learning 

Clevedon Square Community Allotment – Very Hungry Caterpillar
Monday 25th October and Friday 29th October                
10:00 – 1:00pm
Clevedon Square Community Allotment, Cheltenham
Two Family Learning workshops to upcycle tyres into a ‘Very Hungry Caterpillar’ which will then live on the allotment!
Contac: Lesley.andrew@gloucestershire.gov.uk 

Bats at the Library!
Monday 25th October – Newent Library - 2:00 – 4:00pm
Tuesday 26th October – Coleford Library – 11:00am – 1:00pm
Tuesday 26th October – Cheltenham Library – 10:00 – 12:00pm
Wednesday 27th October – Cinderford Library – 2:30pm – 4:30pm
Thursday 28th October – Fairford Library – 10:30am – 11:30pm OR 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Thursday 28th October – Gloucester library – 2:00 – 4:00pm
Friday 29th October – Lydney Library – 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Take part in a family learning workshop at the library, share a story and make a craft activity to take away!
Contact: Lesley.andrew@gloucestershire.gov.uk 

The eligibility criteria for the courses

Must be:
•        Over the age of 19
•        A UK/EEU resident in the last 3 years / valid residence permit
One of the following:
•        Unemployed/earning below £17,004 a year
•        Qualified below a Level 2 (5 GCSEs equivalence)
•        Mental health challenges (includes substance misuse)
•        Learning difficulty or disability

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