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  1. Podcasting: introduction
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 1 Oct 2022 (and 8 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street (other locations are available)

    Tutors:  Amber Raney-Kincade
    Do you want to create your own podcast? This is your chance to develop your ideas into a fully-fledged podcast which you will produce in this course.
    Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £103.00 Concession £84.00
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  2. Writing romance
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 2 Nov 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Eleanor Penny
    It is a truth universally acknowledged that a writer in possession of a single pen can compose an unforgettable romance novel. This interactive course will guide students through the plotting of modern romance stories.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £129.00 Concession £65.00
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  3. Business administration: how to be an administrator for beginners (with digital skills)
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 3 Nov 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Are you a new administrator wanting to develop your skills? Do you want to become an administrator but are unsure what the job entails? Do you need to update your organisational and digital skills for the virtual office? On this course you will learn the essentials of how to be a good administrator whether this is your specific job or an essential element of your work. You will focus on how to deal with administrative complexity, see the bigger picture while being detail-oriented and solve problems calmly. You will work on different ways of being organised, how to achieve goals and tasks on time, prioritising and being service-oriented. By the end of this course, you will be confident in your administration skills whatever your environment and whether face-to-face or online.



    This course is FREE if a) you are on a Low Wage or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you want to get a job or progress into a better job and you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit). For more information click here



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £103.00 Concession £65.00
  4. French 1: Revisit your elementary French
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 3 Nov 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Isabelle Fontan
    Come and join this lively interactive course to refresh your elementary French. After attending this course you will be able join a level 2 course in January.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £139.00 Senior fee £111.00 Concession £90.00
  5. Arabic beginners: an introduction
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 3 Nov 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Omar Abdul-Ali
    Get off to a flying start in Arabic. This is a stand alone course to give you a basic introduction to the Arabic language.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £139.00 Senior fee £139.00 Concession £90.00
  6. The Reformation: reassessing the reign of Henry VIII
    Course start date:  Thu 3 Nov 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Ellen Carpenter
    Portrayed as both an icon and a tyrant in portraits, cartoons, novels films and on television, Henry VIII is one of England’s most instantly recognisable kings. However, fictitious portraits have in many ways obscured the more serious side of Henry, particularly his own religious beliefs and his Reformation legacies.
    Full fee £139.00 Senior fee £111.00 Concession £70.00
  7. Swahili beginners: an introduction
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 3 Nov 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Sami Said
    The course aims to provide students with a foundation understanding of Swahili language, enabling students to begin communication in practical situations, and to provide them with an insight into Swahili culture.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £129.00 Concession £84.00
  8. Venetian art of the 15th-16th centuries: beauty, splendour and light
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 3 Nov 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Emma Rose Barber
    Join us for a sumptuous celebration of sumptuous Venetian painting. Discover the painting of this elegant culture built on a fragile lagoon where sea and sky meet, and where light and mist collide.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £139.00 Senior fee £111.00 Concession £90.00
  9. Improve your speaking voice
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 5 Nov 2022 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Nikki Kelly
    Improve the quality of your voice and standard of speech through relaxation, stance, breath capacity/control, articulation, forward placing and expression. This course will be delivered in the college.
    Full fee £139.00 Senior fee £139.00 Concession £90.00
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  10. Public speaking: intensive
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 22 Sep 2022 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online (other locations are available)

    Tutors:  Gavin Illsley
    Whatever your reasons for speaking publicly, allay your fears in this intensive online course by learning techniques for formal and impromptu speeches, introductions, discussion leading and public questioning, and boost your general confidence at the same time.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £109.00 Senior fee £109.00 Concession £109.00
    Rating:
    93% of 100
  11. Printmaking without a press: monotype
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 10 Nov 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Rosey Prince
    Learn some exciting monoprinting techniques that you can do within the comfort of your own home and make



    exciting and beautiful hand-made prints without the use of expensive printmaking studio equipment. This short online workshop will provide you with skills and confidence in setting up a small simple print making space at home and to make prints in a creative and resourceful way.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £119.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £119.00
  12. Understanding Russia and China in the Middle East
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 17 Nov 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Nomaan Hanif
    Due to its strategic importance, vast oil reserves and a turbulent civilisational history with the Western world, the Middle East has fascinated, dominated, and perplexed the imagination of those outside of the region. Join us to get the core fundamentals for a better understanding of the region.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £109.00 Senior fee £87.00 Concession £55.00
  13. Life drawing after work
    Evening
    Course start date:  Fri 16 Sep 2022 (and 6 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Andrea Voisey
    This short course is a great introduction to drawing directly from the nude model. Using simple excercises, you will explore different ways to represent the human form in drawing, with encouraging, helpful guidance from an experienced tutor. Suitable for absolute beginners.
    Full fee £119.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £119.00
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  14. Drawing for beginners
    Course start date:  Thu 22 Sep 2022 (and 8 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Eleanor Bedlow
    Start drawing and learn traditional and less traditional methods of drawing simple objects. Using structured activities, we will introduce key concepts such as line, tone, composition and mark making. Ideal if you have little or no drawing experience; a great way to learn the basics or prepare for longer courses.
    Full fee £119.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £119.00
  15. Face and neck detox using manual lymphatic drainage techniques
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 24 Nov 2022

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Janet Whitehead
    Would you like to learn how to give a detox facial massage? Based on the lymphatic system, this technique is designed to eliminate toxins and improve the skin's appearance by boosting the immune system.
    Full fee £139.00 Senior fee £139.00 Concession £139.00

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