Learning Based Courses

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

Family History

For beginners or those with some experience who want to use the internet to trace their family tree.


Discover how your ancestors lived in times past.


We will look at the various types of resources that can be found online, learn about their historical context and what information we can glean from them to build a family history.


You will be encouraged to manage and maintain a folder containing evidence of your research.


Fulwell Community Resource Centre, Fulwell Road, Sunderland, SR69QW

Starting: Friday 20th January 2023
Sessions: 5
Time: 10:00 to 12:00

ENROLMENT STARTS: Monday 9th January 2023 to Friday 13th 2023 to enrol contact 07717851268 or 07867278562 or 07500551869 or you can visit us at the college.

Family History Next Steps

We will continue our journey exploring and discovering how your ancestors lived in times past.


We will continue to look at the various types of resources that can be found online, learn about their historical context and what information we can glean from them to build a family history.


Fulwell Community Resource Centre, Fulwell Road, Sunderland, SR69QW

Starting: Tuesday 3rd January 2023
Sessions: 5
Time: 10:00 to 12:00pm

ENROLMENT STARTS: Monday 9th January 2023 to Friday 13th 2023 to enrol contact 07717851268 or 07867278562 or 07500551869 or you can visit us at the college.

Budget & Money Management

This is a friendly, supportive course to help you understand how to plan and follow a budget.

The aim is to help you to feel calm and in control of your finances and where to seek help if you should ever need it.

We will do practical examples of the calculations to achieve weekly and monthly budgets.

You will be encouraged and supported to create your own budget to use at home.

An ideal course to help you get your finances in order and plan for future activities such as holidays.


Fulwell Community Resource Centre, Fulwell Road, Sunderland, SR69QW

Starting: Friday 20th January 2023
Sessions: 5
Time: 10:00 to 12:00pm

ENROLMENT STARTS: Monday 9th January 2023 to Friday 13th 2023 to enrol contact 07717851268 or 07867278562 or 07500551869 or you can visit us at the college.

Love food, eat Well, Save Money

What could be better? Develop your cooking skills to create healthy, enjoyable meals within a budget.

The right foods can help support our physical and mental wellbeing.

Cooking together as a group is a fun way to get ideas, practise your skills and taste different meals which you can then recreate at home.

Covering shopping advice, recipe planning and resourceful larder recipes to help you make the most of the food you buy.


Washington Millennium Centre, The Oval, Washington, NE37 2QD

Starting: Wednesday 18th January 2023
Sessions: 5
Time: 1:00pm to 3:00pm

ENROLMENT STARTS: Monday 9th January 2023 to Friday 13th 2023 to enrol contact 07717851268 or 07867278562 or 07500551869 or you can visit us at the college.

Love food, eat Well, Next Steps

Continue your journey developing your cooking skills to create healthy, enjoyable meals within a budget.

The right foods can help support our physical and mental wellbeing.

Cooking together as a group is a fun way to get ideas, practise your skills and taste different meals which you can then recreate at home.

Covering shopping advice, recipe planning and resourceful larder recipes to help you make the most of the food you buy.


Washington Millennium Centre, The Oval, Washington, NE37 2QD

Starting: Wednesday 1st March 2023
Sessions: 5
Time: 1:00pm to 3:00pm

ENROLMENT STARTS: Monday 9th January 2023 to Friday 13th 2023 to enrol contact 07717851268 or 07867278562 or 07500551869 or you can visit us at the college.

Exploring Poetry

In this course we shall be exploring some of the greatest poetry of all time, which we hope will be a mind-expanding and therapeutic exercise.


No previous knowledge is assumed: people who have never read a poem in their life are equally as welcome as more experienced readers.


After studying three major poets, we shall look at poetry specifically about mental health, concluding with the chance to write your own poem.


Fulwell Community Resource Centre, Fulwell Road, Sunderland, SR69QW

Starting: Friday 14th April 2023
Sessions: 5
Time: 1:00pm to 2:30pm

ENROLMENT STARTS: Monday 9th January 2023 to Friday 13th 2023 to enrol contact 07717851268 or 07867278562 or 07500551869 or you can visit us at the college.

How to Use Your Phone/Tablet

This course aims to help you get the most from your devices.


We’ll cover various topics such as: how to set up an email, download useful apps, shop safely, photographs, using social media etc.


Useful for beginners or those with some knowledge who still have questions!


Fulwell Community Resource Centre, Fulwell Road, Sunderland, SR69QW

Starting: Monday 16th January 2023
Sessions: 5
Time: 1:00pm to 3:00pm

ENROLMENT STARTS: Monday 9th January 2023 to Friday 13th 2023 to enrol contact 07717851268 or 07867278562 or 07500551869 or you can visit us at the college.

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


Fulwell Community Resource Centre, Fulwell Road, Sunderland, SR69QW

Starting: Thursday 2nd February 2023
Sessions: 6
Time: 1:30pm to 2:30pm

ENROLMENT STARTS: Monday 9th January 2023 to Friday 13th 2023 to enrol contact 07717851268 or 07867278562 or 07500551869 or you can visit us at the college.

First Aid - Level 3

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: Wednesday 8th February 2023
Sessions: 1
Time: 9:00am - 12:30pm

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

Starting: Wednesday 8th February 2023
Sessions: 1
Time: 1:00pm - 4:30pm

ENROLMENT STARTS: Monday 9th January 2023 to Friday 13th 2023 to enrol contact 07717851268 or 07867278562 or 07500551869 or you can visit us at the college.

BSL for Beginners

Gain skills and confidence to communicate with those who are hearing impaired.

Be able to introduce yourself and sign a basic conversation whether you are in the home, community or workplace.

Our highly experienced tutor makes this a fun and informative course.

Useful for Beginners or those wanting to brush up on their skills.

Fulwell Community Resource Centre, Fulwell Road, Sunderland, SR69QW

Starting: Thursday 19th January 2023
Sessions: 5
Time: 1:00pm to 3:00pm

ENROLMENT STARTS: Monday 9th January 2023 to Friday 13th 2023 to enrol contact 07717851268 or 07867278562 or 07500551869 or you can visit us at the college.

BSL for Beginners

Gain skills and confidence to communicate with those who are hearing impaired.

Be able to introduce yourself and sign a basic conversation whether you are in the home, community or workplace.

Our highly experienced tutor makes this a fun and informative course.

Useful for Beginners or those wanting to brush up on their skills.

Fulwell Community Resource Centre, Fulwell Road, Sunderland, SR69QW

Starting: Thursday 19th January 2023
Sessions: 5
Time: 1:00pm to 3:00pm

ENROLMENT STARTS: Monday 9th January 2023 to Friday 13th 2023 to enrol contact 07717851268 or 07867278562 or 07500551869 or you can visit us at the college.

NCFE Level 1 Award in Volunteering

This course is for learners who are thinking about working as a volunteer, the course will provide you with an insight into the role and an awareness of the personal standards required of you whilst volunteering.

We will cover topics such as customer care, equal opportunities/ discrimination, health and safety, behaviour and appropriate communication skills.

This course is also suitable for those already in a volunteering role and will enhance both their knowledge and skills.

Our tutor works within the voluntary sector and has extensive experience and knowledge to share. If you are thinking about becoming a volunteer or are already volunteering this is the course for you to develop your skills.

Volunteering can help you gain confidence by giving you the chance to try something new and build a real sense of achievement.

Fulwell Community Resource Centre, Fulwell Road, Sunderland, SR69QW

Starting: Tuesday 28th February 2023
Sessions: 12
Time: 1:00pm to 3:00pm

ENROLMENT STARTS: Monday 9th January 2023 to Friday 13th 2023 to enrol contact 07717851268 or 07867278562 or 07500551869 or you can visit us at the college.