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14 February 2022

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Employability 

Moving Forward 
Mondays and Tuesdays 14th March – 22nd March
10:00am – 2:00pm – Adult Education, 4-6 Commercial Road, Gloucester, GL1 2EA
 
This 4 day employability course will help you build your confidence and motivation; identify your hidden strengths, whilst also refreshing your CV, Interview and Job application knowledge. Get additional 1-2-1 support from the Employment and Skills Hub and Adviza!
Contact: nusrath.khan@gloucestershire.gov.uk / 07825424319
 
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Confidence for Work
Friday 11th February – 11th March 
1:00 – 3:00pm - The Churn Project, 14-16 The Waterloo, Cirencester, GL7 2PY
 
Join this 5 week course to help build your self-esteem, CVs, job searching, networks, presentation for work, interviews.
Contact: Amanda.griffiths@thechurn.org.uk / 07903447008
 
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Never 2 Late 2 Learn
Monday 17th January – 4th April 2022
10.30 – 12.30 – Adult Education, 4-6 Commercial Road, Gloucester, GL1 2EA
 
Learn very basic maths and English through cookery on this pre-English and Maths programme. Learn basic weighing, measuring, reading and writing skills and progress onto a non-accredited English and maths course. 
Contact: michelle.johnson@gloucestershire.gov.uk / 07920363116
 
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Be Your Own Boss
Friday 4th March – 8th April
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? Join our free 6 week business venture course
Contact: nusrath.khan@gloucestershire.gov.uk / 07825424319
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Gateway to Your Future
Thursday 17th March 
9:30am – 2:00pm – Online via Zoom
 
Using our Kudos employability tool find out how your interests, aspirations and skills can lead you to a new career, discover which careers suit you best, future opportunities, set goals for the future as well as accessing hundreds of live vacancies. Get some careers advice from our employment specialist.
Contact: nusrath.khan@gloucestershire.gov.uk / 07825424319
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Forwards Work Club
Friday 18th March – 15th April 
10:00 – 12:00 – Adult Education, 4-6 Commercial Road, Gloucester, GL1 2EA

Forwards Work Clubs support those with physical, sensory or learning difficulties and other health barriers to achieve their employment goals.
Contact: nusrath.khan@gloucestershire.gov.uk / 07825424319


Wellbeing and Recreational
 
 
Finding Peace in a Frantic World 
Monday 28th February – 4th April
7:00pm – 8:30pm (evening) - Online via Zoom

A 6 week course for those that are struggling to keep up with the relentless demands of the modern world.
Based on Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). Recommended by the UK’s National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence.
Contact: nusrath.khan@gloucestershire.gov.uk / 07825424319

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Delicious Desserts
Tuesday 8th March
10:30am – 1:00pm or 2:00pm – 4:30pm
Venue: Adult Education, 4 – 6 Commercial Road, Gloucester, GL1 2EA

Join this one day workshop to learn the art of choux pastry! You will make some simple but scrummy chocolate profiteroles.
Contact: Karen.stiles@gloucestershire.gov.uk telephone: 01452  583452 / 07748 933849

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Easter Treats
Tuesday 15th March
10:30am – 1:00pm or 2:00pm – 4:30pm
Venue: Adult Education, 4 – 6 Commercial Road, Gloucester, GL1 2EA

Make some tasty Easter baking treats in this fun and friendly workshop! Prepare some decorated Easter cup cakes, and a hot cross bread and butter pudding to use up leftover buns
Contact: Karen.stiles@gloucestershire.gov.uk telephone: 01452  583452 / 07748 933849

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Simple, affordable meals
Tuesdays 29th  March – 19th April
10:30am – 1:00pm or 2:00pm – 4:30pm
Venue: Adult Education, 4 – 6 Commercial Road, Gloucester, GL1 2EA

Learn the skills required to cook from scratch a variety of simple but delicious, affordable dishes. Look at ways to stretch a food budget and minimise waste.
Contact: Karen.stiles@gloucestershire.gov.uk telephone: 01452  583452 / 07748 933849

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Intro to Ayurveda
Monday 7th February
10.30 am – 12.30 - Adult Education, 4-6 Commercial Road, Gloucester, GL1 2EA
 
One of the worlds oldest holistic {whole-body} healing systems, used by people in India for more than 5000 years . It is based on the belief  that health & wellness depend on a delicate balance between the mind, body & spirit.
Contact: michelle.johnson@gloucestershire.gov.uk / 07920363116
 
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Herbal teas
Monday 7th February
1.30 – 3.30pm – Adult Education, 4-6 Commercial Road, Gloucester, GL1 2EA
 
Blend your own teas using a mix of herbs each with a specific purpose.
Contact: michelle.johnson@gloucestershire.gov.uk / 07920363116
 
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Hearts & Flowers Chocolates
Monday 14th February
1.30 – 3.30pm – Adult Education, 4-6 Commercial Road, Gloucester, GL1 2EA
 
Come and make some delicious chocolates for yourself or someone special
Contact: michelle.johnson@gloucestershire.gov.uk / 07920363116
 
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Mindful Mandalas
21st February – 28th February
10.30 – 12.30 – Adult Education, 4-6 Commercial Road, Gloucester, GL1 2EA
 
you will learn how to express yourself through shapes and colours, which all have their own meaning .
Contact: michelle.johnson@gloucestershire.gov.uk / 07920363116
 
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Colour for Health & Home
21st February -28th February
1.30 – 3.30pm- Adult Education, 4-6 Commercial Road, Gloucester, GL1 2EA
 
we will explore the meaning of different colours, looking at nature, food, music, writing, clothing, the home, and holistic uses. Through reflective and practical activities we will develop our knowledge of the benefits that colour can bring to our lives.
Contact: michelle.johnson@gloucestershire.gov.uk / 07920363116
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Photography
Wednesday 27th April – Wednesday 25th May
1:00pm  – 3:00pm - at Gloucester Cathedral

A 5 week course which will allow you to make the most of your camera and use Gloucester Cathedral as a location to take photos. Please note your tutor will take you around the Cathedral to take photos, warm clothing and suitable footwear will be needed!
Contact:  lesley.andrew@gloucestershire.gov.uk

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We’re Going on a Bear Hunt
Tuesday 22nd February
1:00 – 3:00pm - at Oakley Resource Centre

A 2hr workshop, share the story and make a craft activity to take away.
Contact: lesley.andrew@gloucestershire.gov.uk

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We’re Going on a Bear Hunt
Friday 25th  February
10.30am – 12.30pm  - St Paul’s Community Hub

A 2hr workshop, share the story and make a craft activity to take away.
Contact: lesley.andrew@gloucestershire.gov.uk

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Snap and Chat
Monday 28th February   - Monday 4th April   NO SESSION ON 14th March
1.30 – 3.30pm  - at The Churn

A 5 week course which will allow you to make the most of your camera and use Cirencester  as a location to take photos. Please note the majority of this course will take place outside, warm clothing and suitable footwear will be needed!
Contact:  lesley.andrew@gloucestershire.gov.uk

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After School Family Crafts– Pancake Day!
Tuesday 1st  March 
3:00pm  – 5:00pm at St Paul’s

One off workshop theme tbc (Pancake day)
Contact: lesley.andrew@gloucestershire.gov.uk

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Snap and Chat
Wednesday 2nd March  - Wednesday 6th April
1:00pm – 3:00pm  - at Gloucester Docks

A 6 week course which will allow you to make the most of your camera and use Gloucester Docks as a location to take photos. Please note the majority of this course will take place outside on location at the Docks, warm clothing and suitable footwear will be needed!
Contact:  lesley.andrew@gloucestershire.gov.uk

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Family 1st Aid
Thursday 3rd March
9:00am – 11:00am - at Rowanfield Junior School

A one off workshop looking at basic family first aid for families with young children.
Contact: lesley.andrew@gloucestershire.gov.uk

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Spring crafts
Wednesday 9th March – Wednesday 6th April
1:00pm – 3:00pm - at Northway Children Centre

Weekly 2hr sessions over 5 weeks will allow you to learn a range of new craft skills which you can keep and enjoy or give away as gifts! It is expected that you will attend all workshops.
Contact: lesley.andrew@gloucestershire.gov.uk
or contact Joyce Sprason at Northwaypreschoolplaygroup@googlemail.com
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Digital Skills


Fastershire Online Skills Workshop (using iPads)
Monday 28th February
10:00 – 12:00 at Newent Library

This workshop, funded by Fastershire, is to help people get online and increase their confidence.  We will cover the basics of using an iPad, how to get online as well as how to stay safe whilst online.  If there is enough interest we will run a follow-on course do go in to the subject in more depth.
Contact: julie.king@gloucestershire.gov.uk 

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Fastershire Online Skills Workshop (using iPads)
Monday 28th February
13:30 – 15:30 at Prestbury Library

This workshop, funded by Fastershire, is to help people get online and increase their confidence.  We will cover the basics of using an iPad, how to get online as well as how to stay safe whilst online.  If there is enough interest we will run a follow-on course do go in to the subject in more depth.
Contact: julie.king@gloucestershire.gov.uk 

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Computer Basics Part 1
Tuesdays 1st March – 5th April
10:00 – 12:00 at Adult Education in Gloucestershire

A 6-week course for those of you who really need to get to grips with the key basics - keyboard and mouse skills, booting up and closing down, opening up an application, creating and saving a document.  This mini 6 week course will get you off to a really good start and give you confidence to 'go it alone' a bit more on your computer!
Contact: julie.king@gloucestershire.gov.uk 

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Computer Basics Part 2
Tuesdays 1st March – 5th April
12:30 – 14:30 at Adult Education in Gloucestershire

This mini course is ideal for those who already have keyboard and mouse skills and a little bit of experience. You will already be familiar with opening an application and saving documents.  This course will teach you how to manage files and folders, create longer word documents that include pictures and borders, help you understand the page layout and make the most of the tools available on the tool bar. This course will get you ready to take our computer qualification that would equip you with the right skills to help you get work or change your career.
Contact: julie.king@gloucestershire.gov.uk 

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Fastershire Online Skills Workshop (using iPads)
Wednesday 2nd March
10:00 – 12:00 at Quedgeley Library

This workshop, funded by Fastershire, is to help people get online and increase their confidence.  We will cover the basics of using an iPad, how to get online as well as how to stay safe whilst online.  If there is enough interest we will run a follow-on course do go in to the subject in more depth.
Contact: julie.king@gloucestershire.gov.uk 

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Computer Basics Part 2
Wednesdays 2nd March – 6th April
13:00 – 15:00 at Adult Education in Gloucestershire

This mini course is ideal for those who already have keyboard and mouse skills and a little bit of experience. You will already be familiar with opening an application and saving documents.  This course will teach you how to manage files and folders, create longer word documents that include pictures and borders, help you understand the page layout and make the most of the tools available on the tool bar. This course will get you ready to take our computer qualification that would equip you with the right skills to help you get work or change your career.
Contact: julie.king@gloucestershire.gov.uk 

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Fastershire Online Skills Workshop (using iPads)
Wednesday 2nd March
                                                                                                                                                                            13:30 – 15:30 at Tewkesbury Library     

This workshop, funded by Fastershire, is to help people get online and increase their confidence.  We will cover the basics of using an iPad, how to get online as well as how to stay safe whilst online.  If there is enough interest we will run a follow-on course do go in to the subject in more depth.
Contact: julie.king@gloucestershire.gov.uk 

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Fastershire Online Skills Workshop (using computers)
Thursdays 3rd March – 7th April 
14:00 – 16:00 at Stroud Library

This course, funded by Fastershire, is to help people get online and increase their confidence.  We will cover the basics of using an computer, how to get online as well as how to stay safe whilst online.
Contact: julie.king@gloucestershire.gov.uk 

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Computer Basics Part 1
Fridays 4th March – 8th April
10:00 – 12:00 at Adult Education in Gloucestershire

A 6-week course for those of you who really need to get to grips with the key basics - keyboard and mouse skills, booting up and closing down, opening up an application, creating and saving a document.  This mini 6 week course will get you off to a really good start and give you confidence to 'go it alone' a bit more on your computer!
Contact: julie.king@gloucestershire.gov.uk 

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All of our workshops/courses are free subject to eligibility
Must be:  
•    Over the age of 19 
•    A UK resident or proof of settled/pre-settled status/valid residence permit

One of the following:  
•    Unemployed/earning below £17,374.50 a year
•    Qualified below a Level 2 (5 GCSEs equivalence)
•    Mental health challenges (includes substance misuse)
•    Learning difficulty or disability
 

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