Learning based Courses

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

British Sign Language

British Sign Language is a sign language used in the United Kingdom, and is the first or preferred language of some deaf people in the UK.

There are 125,000 deaf adults in the UK who use BSL, plus an estimated 20,000 children.

During this course students will learn and develop hints and tips for effective signing and symbols used.

Students will be able to sign a range of names and words which are used in everyday situations. These skills can be transferred and used in your day to day life.

Basic Botany

Growing plants has been linked to relaxation and reducing anxiety which can contribute to good mental health.

This course is designed to help you understand plants and how to grow them successfully. We will explore the structure of plants, dissect and grow them, investigate their reproduction, defences and survival.

Expect to be hands on but NOT in the allotment. More like plant pots and hand lens. Prior knowledge not required.

More Basic Botany

This is a follow on from last summer’s Basic Botany course and will include a deeper exploration of plant anatomy and physiology, photosynthesis experiments, variety of plant habitation and seashore field work.

An increased awareness and understanding of plant life has helped me to relax and focus my mind on the present, helping to reduce anxiety and promoting good mental health.

Introduction to Field Studies

Experience local wildlife in a variety of habitats. Identification, data collection and analysis. We will use equipment to survey life at the seashore, pond and parkland. Appropriate clothing will be required as each session will involve at least two hours outdoors.

An increased awareness and understanding of nature has helped me to relax and focus my mind on the present, helping to reduce anxiety and promoting good mental health. Prior knowledge is not required.

Preparation for Work

The aim of the course is for learners to improve confidence and work skills to ensure they have the best opportunity to be ready for work.

The course is comprised of CV writing, careers advice and research, how and where to find employment, filling in application forms and interview techniques as well as upskilling for digital job search which includes:

Writing a CV, creating link-in profile using internet for job search, interview skills, confidence building, filling in online forms for jobs/benefits (Universal Credit), and using Job Match systems.

Come and join us in a relaxed safe environment, widening your social networks and meeting new people.

English and Maths

Springboard in partnership with the college offer non-intensive teaching sessions in Maths and English Functional Skills up to L2.

The highly experienced and qualified staff can help you achieve sooner than you think.

You need not have any prior achievement in either functional skills or GCSE to join the course.

Our small classes & groups allow more time for individualised support.

Autism Awareness

The aim of the course is for learners to gain an understanding of Autism and how to support someone with Autism.

We will look at the experience of the world of work for an individual who is on the autism spectrum and has sensory issues.... or anyone working with individuals with autism.

Learners can be referred to accredited learning pathways such as health and social care. The course will be adapted and differentiated for levels initially assessed at the beginning of the course.

Come and join us in a relaxed and safe environment, meeting new people and widening your social networks.