Calderdale Adult Learning

New opportunities for a brighter future with Calderdale Adult Learning

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The new Calderdale Adult Learning (CAL) prospectus is landing on the doorsteps of every household in Calderdale, with a new curriculum full of exciting, affordable courses to inspire and help people towards the jobs and lives they want.

 

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, CAL has worked hard to introduce an innovative mix of COVID-safe learning methods. Whilst socially distanced face-to-face lessons are now available at CAL’s Heath Campus, many courses are available to access from learners’ own homes with CAL successfully using Google Classroom software to bring lessons to learners.

The new prospectus includes a rich range of interesting courses, many discounted by 50% or free. CAL want to help everyone in the borough access the learning they need to enrich their lives and improve job prospects. There’s a course for everyone, from developing an interest, improving maths, English and job search skills, to professional training for the workplace.

CAL’s Community and Family Learning has a vibrant range of sociable, welcoming classes, helping people to better wellbeing with opportunities to meet others. In addition, Skills for Adults with Learning Disabilities offers learning opportunities in everything from digital employability, photography and preparation for volunteering, to work improving confidence and skills.

Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Strategy, Cllr Jane Scullion, said:

“The last year has been challenging for everyone and our adult learners have shown such resilience and an impressive commitment to their learning journey. As we approach the registration period for 2021/22 courses, we’re looking forward to welcoming even more learners to CAL and have a range of courses and different learning options to suit everyone.

“As well as face-to-face courses, we’re pleased to also be able to include online learning in this year’s prospectus, to ensure that everyone can access the learning they want in a way that’s right for them.

“Many of us have reassessed our priorities over the past 12 months and I’d encourage anyone looking to develop their skills or look for a new challenge to browse the courses on offer. Many are free or discounted and our experienced tutors are ready to welcome you and support you to reach your goals.”

CAL continues to receive amazing feedback about its courses. Existing learner Bex, said: “I’m on an exciting journey. I was born and diagnosed with cerebral palsy. The CAL courses at Heath are a massive part of the network which allows me to achieve.”

Retired learner, Katherine has been learning Italian for three years at CAL and is now at advanced level. She said: “It’s a great place to make new friends, have a brilliant learning experience and feel welcomed. I’m glad to be able to keep learning the language I love.”

Learners have also welcomed the opportunities to access courses in a number of different ways and full support is offered for those unsure about online options.

Marcus Gregg, CAL Maths Tutor, says of the online learning, “Last year’s feedback from learners has been really positive. Full [free] training is given at the start of each course and you don’t need IT skills to use it.”

To find out more about Calderdale Adult Learning, or to view the brochure online, visit: https://www.calderdale.gov.uk/v2/residents/education-and-learning/adult-learning

Join LAB Wellbeing Online Course starting March 5th

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Calderdale Adult Learning and the national award – winning Proper Job Theatre Company have joined forces again to offer another LAB Wellbeing course in March. A free short online course to inspire you to try using models to boost mental well being, to identify and confidently communicate your needs. The course runs from 5th to 19th of March.

In Calderdale we are presently all facing challenges and difficult situations. Having tools to cope well, deal with situations and minimise negative effects of challenges can help us to feel more in control. The tutors teach this fun upbeat course using scenarios, case studies, games, insights from CBT and Psychodrama.  Using the Five Ways to Wellbeing model, the sessions aim to encourage participants to take a look at where they are now and start planning a positive future.

As we begin to move on from the unsettling last months, identify things that you can control and go forward with some effective tools for setting motivating goals and dealing with effects of stress.

LAB Wellbeing Online is part of the LAB Project. Participants are offered on follow – on sessions. These cover personal confidence, Communication, Employment skills and offer a free nationally recognised qualification.

Some participants are eligible for a £50 shopping voucher: try something new and give your feedback.

 

To enquire or book, please call one of our friendly team 

Audrey  on 07716638762 or email: audrey@properjob.org.uk

Melissa on 07368291874 or email:  melissa@properjob.org.uk  

Download LAB Wellbeing Online – Information

LAB Wellbeing Online Course starting March 5th

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Calderdale Adult Learning and the national award – winning Proper Job Theatre Company have joined forces again to offer another LAB Wellbeing course in March. A free short online course to inspire you to try using models to boost mental well being, to identify and confidently communicate your needs. The course runs from 5th to 19th of March.

In Calderdale we are presently all facing challenges and difficult situations. Having tools to cope well, deal with situations and minimise negative effects of challenges can help us to feel more in control. The tutors teach this fun upbeat course using scenarios, case studies, games, insights from CBT and Psychodrama.  Using the Five Ways to Wellbeing model, the sessions aim to encourage participants to take a look at where they are now and start planning a positive future.

As we begin to move on from the unsettling last months, identify things that you can control and go forward with some effective tools for setting motivating goals and dealing with effects of stress.

LAB Wellbeing Online is part of the LAB Project. Participants are offered on follow – on sessions. These cover personal confidence, Communication, Employment skills and offer a free nationally recognised qualification.

Some participants are eligible for a £50 shopping voucher: try something new and give your feedback.

 

To enquire or book, please call one of our friendly team 

Audrey  on 07716638762 or email: audrey@properjob.org.uk

Melissa on 07368291874 or email:  melissa@properjob.org.uk  

Download LAB Wellbeing Online – Information

50% off 2021 Spring Calderdale Adult Learning Courses

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As we know, many people have sadly lost their jobs during the pandemic, or understandably may be struggling to stay motivated. Learning something new is a great way to build skills and confidence, find something to focus on and have fun.

Looking after our mental health and emotional wellbeing is more important now than ever. Learning is one of the ‘five ways to wellbeing’ and can help us to boost our self-esteem, build a sense of purpose and connect with others.

Calderdale Adult Learning has launched its spring 2021 course programme, which will focus on digital skills, emotional health and wellbeing and employment skills to help people who are looking for a new job or want to retrain.

Learners can gain important qualifications in subjects like English, maths and employability, and develop new skills in areas such as digital, cookery, arts and beauty. There are daytime and evening classes, and a variety of courses for adults with learning disabilities.

We’re currently offering a 50% discount for everyone who enrolls on one of our spring courses. English and maths courses are free for everybody and many of our courses are offered free to those in receipt of JSA/ESA or on a low income.

Face-to-face adult learning at Heath Campus in Halifax and in community venues is currently on hold to protect learners and staff from COVID-19. However, courses and group learning activities are being delivered online in their usual vibrant and inspiring way, and staff are continuing to provide support throughout the learning journey.

The Council is working hard to ensure buildings are COVID-secure when they can safely reopen.

You can visit our website to view the range of courses on offer and enroll for spring 2021.

I wish you all the best on behalf of the CAL team and we look forward to welcoming new and returning learners in the new year.

Open Day – Calderdale Adult Learning

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Calderdale Adult Learning will be holding a FREE Open Day on Saturday 1 September, 10:00am-1:00pm at Heath Campus, Free School Lane, Halifax.

If you’re thinking of returning to work, or simply want to develop some new skills, CAL has a wide choice of courses to offer to suit all abilities.

The FREE OPEN DAYS allow you to meet the friendly staff who will help you decide what is right for you. Functional and GCSE English and Maths – ICT – ESOL – First Aid – Food Safety – Security – Level 3 Education and Training and lots of other courses too.

Meet the tutors; find out more information and maybe try your hand at a range of interactive activities. No need to book just go along for a cup of tea or coffee and an informal chat – why not take the kids, partner, parents, work colleagues, friends – you’ll all experience a warm welcome!

www.calderdale.gov.uk/believeachieve

 

Calderdale Adult Learning ‘Have a Go’ Drop-in

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Calderdale Adult Learning are holding a ‘Have a Go’ drop-in event at Heath Campus, Free School Lane, Halifax on Monday 26 – Thursday 29 June 2017 10am – 1pm each day.

They are holding this “Have a Go” Drop-In event as part of the nationwide Festival of Learning which celebrates lifelong learning. Advisors from C&K Careers will be available from 10am-12noon on Thursday, to offer information, advice and guidance on suitable courses and employment opportunities.

During the week there will be a free programme of activities which will cover the 4 new curriculum areas:

Monday – Adults with Learning Disabilities
Tuesday – Community and Family Learning
Wednesday – Learning for Life and Work
Thursday – Professional Development and Training

  • Art and craft activities
  • Cookery classes
  • Art, craft and sewing workshops
  • Modern Foreign Language taster classes
  • IT workshops
  • Taster classes/activities for GCSE, Functional Skills and ESOL qualifications
  • Beauty and holistic therapies workshops
  • First Aid taster sessions
  • Information available on a range of qualifications – Health and Safety, Teaching and Security

For more information on the event and courses available at CAL visit www.calderdale.gov.uk/adultlearning or phone 01422 392820

If you would like to advertise this event a poster can be downloaded from CAL Have a Go Event

Opportunities with Calderdale Adult Learning

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Coloured pencils and paint brushesCalderdale Adult Learning (CAL) provides a wide range of learning opportunities if you want to learn for personal interest and wellbeing or to gain skills for a job and to help with your career progression.

You can enrol now for courses starting in January 2017 including a beginners guide to dress making, art therapy, languages and much more.

There has never been a more important time to gain new skills and qualifications.

Click here to search upcoming courses.

Adult Education Open Day – 5 Sept

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Calderdale Adult Learning will be based at their new venue at Heath, Free School Lane, Halifax from September 2015 and are offering lots of fantastic courses, many with 20% off for the first year!

Whether you want to learn a new skill, start a new hobby, or gain a qualification (such as GCSE English or Maths), there is a huge range of courses on offer with something for everyone.

Find out more and explore our new facilities at the free OPEN DAY LAUNCH EVENT on Saturday 5 September – there will be taster sessions, workshops, family activities, demonstrations, and more!

The Mayor of Calderdale will officially open the new centre at 12noon with free cream teas served – there’s even a chance to win back your course fees.  Don’t miss out, find out more about everything we offer, click here or call 01422 392820.