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October Newsletter

Community Learning West offers a wide range of FREE courses to people living in Bristol and/or
surrounding areas, aged 19 or over who have few or no formal qualifications and face significant
barriers to further learning and employment.


Some courses take place online using Zoom, Google Classroom, Facebook, etc. Others take
place face-to-face as lockdown restrictions are lifted. For online courses, learners need a smart
phone, laptop or tablet and data/Wi-Fi for internet use. Community Learning West has some
tablets to loan out and Wi-Fi bundles to help learners with limited digital access. Please contact
Community Learning West by email lctinfo@bristol.gov.uk for more details.
Opportunities To Improve Digital Access In Local Communities


We are looking to establish 13 digital learning points to be based with community organisations
in local venues across the city. The offer includes 3 mini IT suites with 10 laptops to be managed
by Community Learning and 10 learning sites fitted with Smart TVs and free Wi-Fi data via MiFis
and the option to borrow 10 laptops. Our intention is to support providers and local groups to
enhance their digital access for residents so that they can improve their digital skills, access
online learning, undertake job search activities or support community cohesion activities.
If you would be interested in having equipment located in one of your venues, then please
contact James Bruton Team Leader for Digital Inclusion at james.bruton@bristol.gov.uk
Brush Up Your Maths – For Home And Work


Ideal for adults who want to brush up on their maths skills and get ready to join a functional
skills maths course to gain a qualification. Face-to-face or online (TBC) at Long Cross Children’s
Centre, Lawrence Weston, BS11 0LP. 9.30am to 11.30am, Mondays for 10 weeks from
20/09/21. Contact Suzanne Gaffney on 07887451776 or email suzanne.gaffney@bristol.gov.uk
Brush Up Your English – For Home And Work


Ideal for adults who want to brush up on their English skills and get ready to join a functional
skills English course to gain a qualification. Face-to-face at Hartcliffe Nursery and Children’s
Centre, BS13 OJW. Creche available. 9.30am to 11.30am, Tuesdays for 10 weeks from 21/09/21.
Contact Helen Richards on 07760990855 or email helen.richards@bristol.gov.uk
Brush Up Your Maths – For Home And Work


Ideal for adults who want to brush up on their maths skills and get ready to join a functional
skills maths course to gain a qualification. Face-to-face at Hartcliffe Nursery and Children’s
Centre, BS13 OJW. 1pm to 3pm, Tuesdays for 10 weeks from 21/09/21. Contact Helen Richards
on 07760990855 or email helen.richards@bristol.gov.uk
Brush Up Your English – For Home And Work


Ideal for adults who want to brush up on their English skills and get ready to join a functional
skills English course to gain a qualification. Face-to-face at Hartcliffe Nursery and Children’s
Centre, BS13 OJW. Creche available. 9.30am to 11.30am, Thursdays for 10 weeks from 23/09/21.
Contact Helen Richards on 07760990855 or email helen.richards@bristol.gov.uk
Brush Up Your Maths – For Home And Work


Ideal for adults who want to brush up on their maths skills and get ready to join a functional
skills maths course to gain a qualification. Face-to-face at Methodist Church Hall, Mowcroft
Road, Hartcliffe, BS13 0LT. 9.30am to 11.30am, Fridays for 10 weeks from 24/09/21. Contact
Helen Richards on 07760990855 or email helen.richards@bristol.gov.uk
Brush Up Your English – For Home And Work


Ideal for adults who want to brush up on their English skills and get ready to join a functional
skills English course to gain a qualification. Face-to-face at Long Cross Children’s Centre,
Lawrence Weston, BS11 0LP. 1pm to 3pm, Mondays for 9 weeks from 11/10/21. Contact
Suzanne Gaffney on 07887451776 or email suzanne.gaffney@bristol.gov.uk
*Getting Started With Maths


For adults who want to improve their maths skills and their confidence. The course focusses on
practical, everyday maths problems for work and volunteering. Face-to-face at YES, West Street,
Bristol, BS2 OBH. 10am to 12noon, Mondays for 7 weeks from 18/10/21. Phone 0117 9739744
or email information@youtheducationservice.org.uk


*Getting Started With English
For adults who want to improve their written and spoken English and their confidence for work
and volunteering. This is not an ESOL course. Face-to-face at YES, West Street, Bristol, BS2
OBH. 10am to 12noon, Tuesdays for 7 weeks from 19/10/21. Phone 0117 9739744 or email
information@youtheducationservice.org.uk


Functional Skills Maths and English
For adults ready to study and take Functional Skills qualifications from Entry level up to level 1.
Get in touch for more information. Face-to-face at YES, West Street, Bristol, BS2 OBH. Mondays
(Maths) or Tuesdays (English). Start dates TBC in November Phone 0117 9739744 or email
information@youtheducationservice.org.uk


*Introduction To Remote Learning
Learning online is here to stay! This 3-hour workshop will help you use Zoom and stay safe
online. Face-to-face at The Greenway Centre, Doncaster Road, BS10 5PY. From 01/10/21.
Contact Kim Payne on 07917848757 or email kim.payne@cmtservices.co.uk


*Confidence In Employability
Covers personal skills and attributes, writing a good CV and covering letter and job searching
using a range of tools. Prepare for the interview and get that job! Face-to-face at The Greenway
Centre, Doncaster Road, BS10 5PY. From 01/10/21. Contact Kim Payne on 07917848757 or
email kim.payne@cmtservices.co.uk


*Introduction To Construction H&S CSCS Training. For North Somerset residents
2 days of up-to-date training and information regarding working on construction sites. This
course will equip you to pass the online CSCS tests that can be taken at a later date. Face-toface at Elizabeth House, 30-32 Boulevard, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 1NF. 9am to 3.30pm, 2
days on 26/10/21 and 27/10/21. Contact Kim Payne on 07917848757 or email
kim.payne@cmtservices.co.uk


*Introduction To Construction H&S CSCS Training. For Bristol residents
2 days of up-to-date training and information regarding working on construction sites. This
course will equip you to pass the online CSCS tests that can be taken at a later date. Face-toface at The Greenway Centre, Doncaster Road, BS10 5PY. 9am to 3.30pm, 2 days on 28/10/21
and 29/10/21. Contact Kim Payne on 07917848757 or email kim.payne@cmtservices.co.uk


Level 2 Award in Independent Advocacy
An accredited course to help you start the journey of being an advocate for a range of settings.
Targeting people with a range of lived experiences they can bring to advocate role. Face-to-face
at St Pauls Learning Centre, 94 Grosvenor Road, Bristol, BS2 8XJ. 10am to 12noon, Thursdays for
10 weeks from 04/11/21. Contact Lucy Fieldhouse on 07788353446 or email
Lucy.fieldhouse@bristol.gov.uk


Intro To Office Skills/Business Admin/IT For Employment
For anyone who wants to boost the skills needed for work, including making applications.
It will cover e-safety, Word, spreadsheets, making digital presentations. National Careers Service
advisor will visit the course. Online. 10am to 12noon, Tuesdays for 6 weeks from 09/11/21.
Contact Suzanne Gaffney on 07887451776 or email suzanne.gaffney@bristol.gov.uk


*Level 1 Passport To Enterprise And Employment
Thinking about setting up our own business or moving up in your job? This course is for you!
Develop the skills you need for gaining employment or becoming self-employed. Online. 9.30am
to 1.45pm, Thursdays and Friday mornings for 3 weeks from 11/11/21. Contact Jane Franklin
on 07518576597 or email admin@c-cbed.com


Level 1 Award in Health And Social Care
This is a 30-hour accredited course. You will build a portfolio and gain the knowledge and skills
needed to work in this sector (adults and children). Dates and times TBC. Contact Suzanne
Gaffney on 07887451776 or email suzanne.gaffney@bristol.gov.uk


Get Digital/Intro To Digital Skills
A computer course for the terrified! Get started using Zoom and learn the basics including
emails, creating strong passwords, how to stay safe online. Online. Dates and times TBC.
Contact Suzanne Gaffney on 07887451776 or email suzanne.gaffney@bristol.gov.uk
*Triple P Parenting
Triple P (Positive Parenting Programme), is as an ‘evidence-based’ parenting programme. This
means, it’s tried and tested and proven to work. Designed and created by clinical psychologist
from Queensland University, Australia, Triple P has been running for over 30 years, and is used
in countries across the world. For details of course, contact Jonothan Hope on 07779086892 or
email jonothan.hope@wider-world.org.uk


*Boost
Pupils and parents learn together about resilience, confidence, teamwork, leadership, problemsolving, goal-setting and curiosity. Each two-hour session is designed to get children and their
parents thinking, reflecting, planning and taking control of what they want and how they’re
going to achieve it. For details of course, contact Jonothan Hope on 07779086892 or email
jonothan.hope@wider-world.org.uk


Feel Good Outdoors. North Bristol
Well-being course focusing on the benefits of being outdoors. Mix of activities, information and
volunteering opportunities. Face-to-face at Lawrence Weston Community Farm, Saltmarsh
Drive, Bristol BS11 0NJ. 1pm to 3pm, Fridays for 6 weeks from 15/10/21. Contact Suzanne
Gaffney on 07887451776 or email suzanne.gaffney@bristol.gov.uk


Budget For The Holidays
A fun and practical course to help you save money, find bargains online and make personalised
gifts for friends and family. Face-to-face at Healthy Living Centre, Knowle West Health Park,
Downton Road, BS4 1WH. 5.30pm to 7.30pm, Thursdays for 6 weeks from 04/11/21. Contact
Lucy Fieldhouse on 07788353446 or email Lucy.fieldhouse@bristol.gov.uk


Live Well Eat Well
A practical cooking course and a chance to learn about benefits of healthy cooking and active
lifestyles. Face-to-face at Healthy Living Centre, Knowle West Health Park,
Downton Road, BS4 1WH. 9.30am to 11.30am, Fridays for 6 weeks from 05/11/21. Contact Lucy
Fieldhouse on 07788353446 or email Lucy.fieldhouse@bristol.gov.uk


Budget For The Holidays
A fun and practical course to help you save money, find bargains online and make personalised
gifts for friends and family. Face-to-face at Healthy Living Centre, Knowle West Health Park,
Downton Road, BS4 1WH. 1pm to 3pm, Fridays for 6 weeks from 05/11/21. Contact Lucy
Fieldhouse on 07788353446 or email Lucy.fieldhouse@bristol.gov.uk


ESOL Conversation Clubs
To join a friendly Zoom meeting contact esolconversationclubs@bristol.gov.uk. For more
information check our website www.esolcc.org or visit Learn English in Bristol website:
www.LEB.community


ESOL Assessment Course – All About Me
Introduction to Community Learning. You will take an assessment to find out what level you are
in English. This will help you plan your next steps in learning English. You can also find out about
FREE ESOL Conversation Clubs. Online. 9.45am to 11.45am, Tuesdays for 6 weeks from
12/10/21. Contact Suzanne Gaffney on 07887451776 or email suzanne.gaffney@bristol.gov.uk


*ESOL Conversation Class
Designed to help learners to gain confidence in everyday life including work, school and in the
community. Online, 4pm to 6pm, Mondays for 8 weeks from 18/10/21.
Email admin@c-cbed.com

  • These courses are delivered on behalf of Community Learning West by commissioned
    partners.
    We always welcome suggestions so please call us if you do not see a course you
    are looking for.
    Check our website www.communitylearningwest.net and our Facebook page
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