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  1. Improve your speaking voice
    Course start date:  Thu 16 May 2024 (and 7 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Danielle Allan
    Come and improve your vocal skills through voice production and speech exercises. Learn about self presentation, develop spontaneity and gain greater confidence in your communication skills. This is a practical course based in the college.
    Full fee £139.00 Senior fee £111.00 Concession £90.00
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    100% of 100
  2. Self defence and personal safety for women
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 1 Jun 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Carla Drayton
    Explore physical and non-physical techniques for self defence, developing your assertiveness, body language and more. Women of any age or fitness level are welcome to come and enhance their confidence.
    Full fee £109.00 Senior fee £109.00 Concession £109.00
    Rating:
    92% of 100
  3. Screen acting through Meisner technique
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 8 Jun 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Stephen Rahman-Hughes
    Ever pondered how actors effortlessly deliver lines as if spoken for the first time? This 2 day intensive course delves into the art of spontaneity in every take. Through the foundational principles of the Meisner technique, discover the means to infuse authenticity into on-screen performances within a nurturing and fun setting.
    Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £149.00 Concession £104.00
  4. Public speaking
    Last Few Places, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 15 Jun 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Gavin Illsley
    This intensive Saturday course will help you to learn techniques and develop skills which will boost your confidence for all types of situations when you have to say a few words in public. This course will be delivered in the college.
    Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £129.00 Concession £129.00
    Rating:
    95% of 100
  5. Emergency First Aid at Work: Qualsafe Level 3 Award (RQF)
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 18 May 2024 (and 5 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Steven Faerber
    Do you know what to do if there is an accident at work or someone complains of chest pains? Gain a qualification in emergency first aid and acquire the knowledge and confidence to help someone until the emergency services arrive. Please bring photographic ID.







    Please note: This course is excluded from our usual refund and transfer policy. Please ensure you read the course outline fully to ensure the course is right for you. Transfers are not possible once the course has started.







    Cancellations must be made in writing 21 days before the start of the course to be eligible for a refund and a 20% admin charge will be deducted from the refund amount.
    Full fee £109.00 Senior fee £109.00 Concession £109.00
  6. German beginners: module 1
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 13 May 2024 (and 8 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Anna Rioland
    The emphasis is on the practical use of German and the development of your speaking and listening skills. Based on chapters 1-4 of Willkommen (Hodder Arnold). 1.5 hours per week over 7 weeks.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £169.00 Concession £110.00
  7. Communicate with confidence through voice and body language
    Last Few Places, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 20 Apr 2024 (and 9 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Stephanie Lunn
    Discover how to enhance your vocal and physical impact and presence in many situations and become aware of habits that may hold you back from achieving your full potential. Skills include establishing rapport, assertive posture and gesture, vocal energy, projecting an effective personal style, sensitive listening and communicating with care and conviction. This Saturday course will be delivered in the college.
    Full fee £139.00 Senior fee £139.00 Concession £90.00
    Rating:
    95% of 100
  8. Pentatonics and beyond: improvising in popular music
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 6 Jul 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  David Harrison
    Study how to improvise in popular music. These practical sessions are for players of any instrument. Get to grips with improvisation in this exploration of common scales and approaches to improv in pop, rock, blues, folk and jazz. We’ll look at blues scales, pentatonics, extension notes and more to help you get the most out of your improvisation.
    Full fee £109.00 Senior fee £109.00 Concession £76.00
  9. Podcasting: introduction
    Course start date:  Fri 7 Jun 2024 (and 5 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Vina Theodorakopoulou
    Do you want to create your own podcast? This is your chance to develop your ideas into a podcast which you will produce in this course.
    Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £103.00 Concession £84.00
    Rating:
    91% of 100
  10. Self defence and personal safety for women: level 2
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 3 Aug 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Carla Drayton
    Explore physical and non-physical techniques for self defence, developing your assertiveness, body language and more. Women of any age or fitness level are welcome to come and enhance their confidence.
    Full fee £109.00 Senior fee £109.00 Concession £109.00
  11. Learn NumPy: introduction
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 3 Aug 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Arda Balkir
    In this introductory course on NumPy you will learn Python's most powerful library for numerical operations. Crafted for beginners, this course aims to build a robust foundation for mastering numerical computations using Python.
    Full fee £119.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £77.00
  12. TSUBOKI Japanese face massage
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 14 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Janet Whitehead
    TSUBOKI is Japanese Face Massage that is a wonderfully relaxing yet energising treatment suitable for men or women who want to feel good on the inside and look good on the outside. Rejuvenate your face and reduce wrinkles! Learn Tsuboki Japanese facial massage techniques to use on friends and family.
    Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £129.00 Concession £129.00
  13. Contemporary dance: beginners
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 20 Apr 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Orley Quick
    This course aims to give you a basic understanding of Contemporary dance that is influenced by other styles. The course provides an understanding of the basic principles, techniques and style.
    Full fee £89.00 Senior fee £89.00
    Rating:
    97% of 100
  14. Lecoq technique: an introduction (level 1)
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 21 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Sean Croft
    Jacques Lecoq’s style of theatre training is in the body, it involves exploration of ourselves and the world we live in with a sense of curious play. Lecoq revolutionised the format of theatre craft and his style and techniques are recognised as essential tools to any professional working actor, in its most basic or grandest of themes. It is a style that hugs you warmly and sticks with you, adaptable and diverse.



    The Lecoq technique is about the performers engagement, listening physically and their connection in the space, working together as an ensemble, devising your own work and finding new ways to do it are essential.
    Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £149.00 Concession £104.00
  15. Solo swing and jive: general
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 21 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Rosaria Sativa
    Do you enjoy vintage social dancing events but don't have a partner? Looking to nail those moves and increase your freestyle confidence? Then this is the course for you! We will work on foot-work sequences and steps of authentic jazz dancing and Rhythm & Blues Strolls, progressing to faster pace flick kicks and turns for jive and Rock ’n' Roll dances. No partner required! This is a general level course suitable for beginners and improvers.
    Full fee £119.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £83.00
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