Courses - From January 2016
Courses delivered from the 20th January 2016 to the 10th April 2017

Monday

Start Living Without Worry

Tutor - Ian Wonnacott
10:30 am 12:30 pm

Stress can be useful but if anxiety starts to preoccupy every waking minute it becomes a problem. Stress sets up the 'fight or flight response' in the brain and if not dealt with, affects every aspect of our lives often resulting in broken sleep, tiredness, depression, physical illness and even the way we interact with others. You will learn how to counteract debilitating features of your life by changing the way your mind deals with overpowering emotions.

Although this programme builds on learning acquired during the previous programme, students new to the programme will not be at a disadvantage as these concepts will be revisited. Students are welcome to bring their own specific issues and work on them using the programme material within the group.

Counselling Sessions - One to One

12:45 pm - 4:00 pm. £15 per session. 1 hour appointments

This will give you the opportunity address your specific problems and feelings in and safe and confidential environment.

Literacy - Written & Verbal

Tutor - Anne Mantie - in partnership with Swindon College. 1.30 pm - 4.00 pm

Learners follow appropriate written and spoken communication programmes, as agreed with the tutor. You can also gain an entry level literacy qualification.

Work in Progress - To Paid Work and Beyond

1.30 pm - 4.00 pm. Start date to be confirmed

The course is about progressing towards your employment goals. You will be provided with a detailed profile of your strengths and development needs. We will be covering topics such as job hunting, CV's, interview techniques and barriers to progression.

Tuesday

Using Numbers in Everyday Life

Tutor - Jean Rigby (in partnership with Swindon College)
10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Do you lack confidence with everyday maths? Does maths remain a mystery? Then join our numeracy courses, offered at different levels. Flexible study within small friendly classes with a relaxed and informal environment. You can also gain an Entry Level Numeracy qualification.

English - Written & Verbal

Tutor - Linda Tucker (in partnership with Swindon College)
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Learners follow appropriate written and spoken communication programmes, As agreed with the tutor. You can also gain a Literacy qualification Level 1 and 2 which are equivalent to GCSE.

Holistic Therapy Sessions - One to One

Practioner - Marayah
1.00 pm - 5.00 pm. 45 minutes appointments

Marayah has over 13 years experience working as a Holistic therapist and teacher. Holistic therapies can re-balance, de-stress, relax and energize the body. Available therapies:

  • Aromatherapy
  • Massage
  • Tibetan Acupressure
  • Head Massage
  • Sound healing
  • Reiki

Text/call on 07850 499329 for an appointment. £15 per session. Give 2 days notice of a cancellation or full payment will be due.

U.K. Online & Job Club Pathways

3:45 pm - 5:30 pm

  • UK Online:
    We will cover 8 modules: Starting Online and Online Basics. You will gain a certificate for each module you complete. You can learn at your own pace.

  • Employment Pathways:

    Individual assistance JOB SEARCH. Including CV's, interview techniques and cover letters. Full access of I.T. facilities are available to all, with personal help and assistance available.

Wednesday

UK Online & Employment Pathways

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

For more details see Tuesday's UK. Online course & Employment course outlines.

Overcoming Stress & Anxiety with Creative Arts 

Tutor - Robert Martins 
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Learn how to connect with and express your emotions using a wide range of artistic and therapeutic interventions. By expressing yourself through art, you will have the opportunity to learn about yourself and others. Art can help you process emotions and feelings that you are struggling with.

Your tutor will guide you through the process of creative expression. This course will explore a variety of therapeutic activities including painting and craftwork. This course aims to reduce stress levels and anxiety & and increases a sense of well-being. Learn at your own pace. We welcome all ranges of ability.

IT-Digital Art & Design

Tutor - Robert Martins 
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Learners will explore their creativity, using a freely available but professional image manipulation and design program.
The course will equip you with the tools to realise and produce your creative ideas. Computer graphics ART/DESIGN techniques will enable you to produce masterpieces which are not usually possible to achieve using traditional drawing and painting methods. This course offers you the chance to have fun exploring the visually exciting world that computer graphics artwork has to offer.

Thursday

Words for Life & Numbers for Life

10:15 am - 12:45 pm

We will work together to inspire you to read and write or use numbers for pleasure at work and home. ALL levels of ability welcome.

Counselling Sessions - One to One

12.45 pm - 4:00 pm. £15 per session. 1 hour appointments

This will give you the opportunity to address your specific problems and feelings in and safe and confidential environment.

Friday

Relaxation Techniques

Tutor - Marayah
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

This course offers some time for you to rest, rejuvenate and balance the body mind and soul. This is achieved through simple meditation and relaxation techniques. This is a simple step by step and easy to follow program of meditation for beginners. Build more self confidence and self awareness all working to support and strengthen your body's natural ability to heal.

Acupuncture - One to One Sessions

Practioner: Vida Mankuviene
1:00 pm - 5.00 pm. 45 minute appointments

Vida is a member of the Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture UK. With 20 years experience she has a doctorate in internal diseases, also qualifying in Acupuncture and Naturopathy in London. Acupuncture can treat for example, the following:

  • Arthritis
  • Lower back pain
  • Sports injuries
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Digestive
  • Disorders
  • Depression and anxiety

Text/Call direct on 0754041290 for an appointment. £15 per session. Give 2 days notice of a cancellation, or full payment will be due.

Therapeutic Music Technology

Tutor: Rob Martins
10.30 am - 12:30 pm. Start date to be confirmed

This course has been designed by a core team member at Learning for Life with music industry experience, to initiate beneficiaries into the world of modern music production, recording and song writing. Reduce social based anxiety/stress through the therapeutic activity of making music.

The course will act as a stepping stone and confidence builder for learners who would want to enrol on external accredited MUSIC TECHNOLOGY courses.

Additional Courses & Options 

When learners are not attending the above courses, other courses and options are available. These include:
  • Acupuncture Pain Management, Health & Relaxation
  • Massage for Pain Management, Health & Relaxation
  • Voluntary Placements - Office & Admin Work
  • One to One Support - Life Skills Coaching plus Careers Advice
  • One to one Counselling 
  • e-Learning in association with Learn Direct
  • In-house N.V.Q. Placements

Registration Fees 

Our registration fee of £36 per term (12 weeks) enables you to access ALL courses and personal development programmes. The registration fee can be paid by instalments.