Fully funded short courses and qualifications 2020-2021

Calderdale Adult Learning have secured funding for the next academic year that enables residents of Calderdale who are 19 years or older to access a range of short courses and qualifications.

Due to Covid-19, the majority of the delivery will be distance learning although they hope to be able to meet in groups as soon as it is safe to do so.

ELIGIBILITY FOR FULLY FUNDED COURSES:
Unemployed and in receipt of JSA, ESA or WRAG, Universal or other State Benefit.
OR:
Job seeking or working 16 hours or less a week and/or earning below £16,500 annual gross salary.
AND:
Have lived in the UK or EU continuously for the last 3 years.
Learners who haven’t lived in the UK or EU for the required 3 years are eligible if they have refugee status, indefinite leave to remain or other (please enquire for more information).

ACCREDITED QUALIFICATIONS – Entry Level 3 and Level 1
Through Zoom and sending all learning materials to your home address so you can
complete coursework for your accredited learning in your own time.

SHORT WORKSHOPS
These are delivered in small groups using Zoom and are interactive so you can participate and share your learning.

Places are limited so please select which courses you would like to do and email verity@creativityinpractice.co.uk. You can also contact Verity if you have any questions, either by email or via mobile: 07891959048.

September 2020 – Entry Level 3 Employability: Learners have the opportunity to complete a short
course that looks at some aspects of what is useful for work. They do not need to
be in work as the qualification will help demonstrate their understanding for
future employment.

This qualification consists of 3 units –

  • Understanding mindset
  • Work awareness
  • Problem solving skills for work

October 2020 – Level 1 Award Introduction to health, social care and children and young people’s settings: The qualification provides information for anyone considering a career in health and/or social care. It will provide an opportunity for learners to develop some understanding about the health and social care sector before deciding about their career pathways.

This qualification consists of 4 units related to health and social care, early years
and childcare:

  • Understand the range of service provision and roles
  • Understand the principles and values
  • Introduction to communication
  • Introductory awareness of working with others

January 2021 – Level 1 Mental health awareness: This qualification consists of 1 unit which is all knowledge based. Learners gain an understanding of some of the issues around mental health along with some strategies to support people experiencing mental health difficulties.

January 2021 – Introduction to youth work – 5 workshops via Zoom: The workshops will help learners gain an overview of the different aspects of working with young people and can lead to further qualifications and career pathways.

Workshop topics include: introduction to the youth work sector, delivering a youth work programme, safe practice and working with young people in the local community.

February 2021 – Introduction to child development and family learning – 4 workshops via Zoom:  These interactive workshops will cover different aspects of children’s development alongside lots of ideas for how to provide learning through play. The sessions will include a mix of theory to support understanding and practical play ideas and activities.

April 2021 – Level 1 Employability: This qualification is designed to prepare learners to enter the world of work and to help develop learners’ confidence for employment.

This qualification consists of 3 units:

  • Understanding mindset
  • Business and customer awareness
  • Writing a CV

May 2021 – Introduction to child development and family learning – 4 workshops via Zoom: These interactive Zoom workshops will cover different aspects of children’s development alongside lots of ideas for how to provide learning through play. The sessions will include a mix of theory to support understanding and practical play ideas and activities.

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