Learning Based Courses

Check out our courses designed to help you learn something new!!

Local History

Discover more about the rich and varied history of the City of Sunderland. We’ll look at past events and stories behind some of the city’s famous people, buildings and landmarks.


Find out how to access local history information and have the chance to share your favourite part of the City


Fulwell Community Resource Centre, Fulwell Road, Sunderland, SR69QW

Starting: Friday 16th September
Sessions: 5
Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm

ENROLMENT STARTS: Tuesday 30th August to Friday 2nd September, to enrol contact 07717851268 or 07867278562 or 07500551869

Local History Next Steps

We will continue our journey exploring the rich and varied history of the City of Sunderland.


We’ll look at past events and stories behind some of the city’s famous people, buildings and landmarks.


Find out how to access local history information and have the chance to share your favourite part of the City.


Fulwell Community Resource Centre, Fulwell Road, Sunderland, SR69QW

Starting: Friday 4th October
Sessions: 7
Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm

ENROLMENT STARTS: Tuesday 30th August to Friday 2nd September, to enrol contact 07717851268 or 07867278562 or 07500551869

Journaling for Beginners

Journaling for Beginners 1 - Starting Out with Steve

Hello, my name is Steve Watts and I am delighted to be offering this beginners’ course on journaling for wellbeing for Sunderland Recovery College.

I have been involved in education and training my whole life, starting out as a teacher in schools in Northumberland in 1981.

Following over a decade as a teacher I started working for the University of Sunderland training teachers.

In 2019 I co-authored a book on special educational needs and wanted to turn the ideas I had written about in the book into my lifelong passion to be a coach and mentor in order to support and help people achieve their goals. In particular,

I wanted to share my passion for journal writing as a tool to help people.

I had experienced a mental health episode in 2000 and journaling had helped me get through it.

I am confident it can help other people too, so I’ve written this course for Sunderland Recovery College. As one College student wrote after the February course ‘my journal is like having my best friend by my side 24/7.’

I would like to say a big thank you for delivering the journaling course, I really enjoyed it and learnt a lot of useful and helpful methods of off-loading my thoughts and feelings onto paper.’
Sunderland Recovery College student March 2021


Hope Street Xchange, 1-3 Hind Street, Sunderland, SR1 3QD

Starting: Thursday 6th October
Sessions: 6
Time: 1:30pm to 2:30pm

ENROLMENT STARTS: Tuesday 30th August to Friday 2nd September, to enrol contact 07717851268 or 07867278562 or 07500551869

Healthy Body Healthy Brain Part 1

This is an opportunity for students to find out a bit more about what our organs do.


We will explore structure, function and health.


Knowing how your body works has a key role to play in reducing anxiety and promoting good mental health. Activities will be fun and hands on.


We will look at organs from the butchers, but this is optional.


The course will be sensitive to individual needs and no prior knowledge is expected.


You can decide how involved you want to get, just listen or share ideas and ask questions.


Topics may include: Cells, organs, systems; areas of the brain and their function; healthy heart, blood, transfusions and common blood diseases; lung function and health; genes, chromosomes and genetic disease.


Fulwell Community Resource Centre, Fulwell Road, Sunderland, SR69QW

Starting: Tuesday 27th September
Sessions: 8
Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm

ENROLMENT STARTS: Tuesday 30th August to Friday 2nd September, to enrol contact 07717851268 or 07867278562 or 07500551869

First Aid

The first aid course is a level 2 blended learning course – the first part being the e learning, basic life support which takes about 45 minutes to complete.

The second part is the practical session covering the following topics:
Primary survey, Secondary survey, Epilepsy, Choking, Seizures, Burns Injury’s – includes abrasions, nose bleeds, insect stings, bites, eye injury etc. Strokes, Diabetes, Anaphylaxis, Heart Attack.

The practical part includes:
CPR
Recovery position

Bandaging
Using defibrillators
Choking


Leechmere Centre, Claymere Road, Leechmere Industrial Estate, Sunderland, SR2 9TQ

Starting: Tuesday 20th September
Sessions: 1
Time: 1:00pm to 4:30pm

ENROLMENT STARTS: Tuesday 30th August to Friday 2nd September, to enrol contact 07717851268 or 07867278562 or 07500551869