Courses to build life skills

Learn life skills with the largest charitable provider of adult education in England and Scotland. Adult learning isn’t like school. Everyone belongs at the SPƵվ. You’ll get meaningful, and tailored support, so you can reach your full potential. Our classes are friendly and fun, designed for adults like you. We won’t talk down to you and you’ll learn skills that you’ll use in everyday life.

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What are life skills?

Simply put, they are skills that make everyday life easier. Life skills include cooking, budgeting, communicating with others, health, well-being and managing emotions. Sometimes this means learning new things, and sometimes it means building on things you already know.

Sometimes adulting can be hard. These courses can help make it feel just that bit easier, make you feel more independent and empower you to face the future ahead.

Small steps to larger goals

You don’t have to have big goals in mind. Just take small steps towards boosting your skills and improving your wellbeing. Whether it is learning to budget better or cook healthier food. Building your confidence or gaining independence. There is a course for you.

When you study with us, you will:

  • Build your confidence
  • Learn new life skills
  • Improve your everyday life and wellbeing

Take a look at our great range of courses and start making a positive change today.

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Saving Money & Being Sustainable

Nowadays there are many ways to be green and consume responsibly. From reducing buying habits to repurposing and recycling things we no longer need, it’s never been easier to adopt sustainable habits. And the good news is that sustainable practices help you save money, too. This sustainable finance course introduces you to money-saving tactics that align with green agendas. Being sustainable is about recycling, reducing, reusing, and generally consuming less. This course is ideal for you if you want to learn nifty ways to save money whilst helping the environment.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 15/07/2024 -
Mon 15/07/2024
Times:
10:00am - 12:00pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
Brinkburn CIO
Off Harton Lane
South Shields
NE34 0PP
Tutor:
Kathleen Scott
Course code:
Q00012958
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
1 place remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £8.40

Care 2: Try Out Meditation

Join me in this interactive experience where you might travel to India, Egypt or even inside your body to help stimulate your body on a cellular level to help with disease or distress. This class offers you a guided meditation that will relax your mind and body. What a wonderful way to start your day with a progression route offered at the end of this introductory session.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 15/07/2024 -
Mon 15/07/2024
Times:
11:00am - 12:30pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Georgia Daniel
Course code:
Q00014610
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

Seated Yoga

Did you know yoga can help you get stronger and more flexible, no matter your age or abilities? There are yoga courses for all levels and needs. Even if you can’t take part in a standing class, this beginner’s yoga course can help you gain mobility without taking a toll on your joints. Seated yoga is perfect for you if you’d have difficulty following a regular yoga lesson. Whether you have mobility issues or chronic fatigue, this yoga course can help you reduce stiffness in your joints and learn to relax. Enjoy the practice of yoga from a chair.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 15/07/2024 -
Mon 29/07/2024
Times:
12:30pm - 2:00pm
Duration:
3 sessions
Location:
John Storer House
Ward's End
Loughborough
LE11 3HA
Tutor:
Sukhwinder Garcha
Course code:
Q00017783
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
9 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £18.90

Maths for Work- Multiply

Here at the SPƵվ we believe in bringing education within reach of everyone Our maths course is designed to give everyone the opportunity to learn and develop the essential numeracy skills they need to succeed at any age. We want to help people to improve their ability to understand and use maths in daily life. This Maths for work course is an opportunity to learn new skills to support you no matter what role you play in work. You will be able to understand how to use new maths skills to support with your children's homework, along with managing finances and supporting you in your career progression.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 15/07/2024 -
Tue 23/07/2024
Times:
2:00pm - 5:00pm
Duration:
4 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Ekta Vishrolia
Course code:
Q00017099
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £44.40

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12 months
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Hygiene in the Kitchen

Hygiene is so important in food preparation. If caterers, chefs and wait staff are not adequately trained they can present huge health risks to the community. If you help out in a community or voluntary role, you may need to work with food. Understanding the safe handling of food is key to preventing infections and ensuring proper hygiene. Food safety courses are useful if you do any kind of charity or voluntary work that involves handling food. Whether you help prepare lunches at a community centre or collaborate with a food bank, this knowledge can help you ensure hygiene measures are followed.

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 17/07/2024 -
Wed 17/07/2024
Times:
10:00am - 2:00pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
Landport Community Centre (Portsmouth)
Charles Street
Portsmouth
PO1 1JD
Tutor:
Debbie Woodward
Course code:
Q00016023
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
0 places remaining
Status:
Fee:
Free

Budgeting Basics for Purfleet Trust (Multiply Norfolk)

This course will help you develop a healthy relationship with money. It will help get your money sorted and make sure you’re getting the best deals. Our course can help you plan your money, stick to your budget and find better ways to make savings. This course is designed to support individuals with using numeracy skills to manage their money. Learners will gain support in becoming more confident using basic everyday maths skills and learn how to budget within their means for example you will learn how to create affordable meals within your own budget. You’ll get practical budgeting tips you can apply in the kitchen and spotting a bargain when shopping and how to get the best value deals and offers to make your money stretch further.

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 18/07/2024 -
Thu 18/07/2024
Times:
10:00am - 12:00pm
Duration:
2 sessions
Location:
Purfleet Pantry
Southgates Roundabout
King's Lynn
PE30 5SX
Tutor:
Laura Howsen
Course code:
Q00015318
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
3 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

Budget Planning & Saving on Bills

Effective budget planning can make you feel like you’ve had a pay rise. Organising your personal budget and understanding your outgoings is the first step towards healthy financial well-being. And the good news is - budgeting is a skill anyone can learn. This budgeting course is right for you if you want to improve your financial well-being. Whether you’re trying to cope with the cost of living crisis or just want to plan your finances better, this course can help you. You do not need advanced maths skills to take this course. It is appropriate for complete beginners, so don’t worry if this is new to you.

Course Information

Dates:
Fri 19/07/2024 -
Fri 19/07/2024
Times:
10:00am - 12:00pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
CREST (South Shields)
95 Fowler Street
South Shields
NE33 1NU
Tutor:
Hoda Darawsha
Course code:
Q00017954
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
9 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

Multiply Essex: Money management & budgeting with Reed in Partnership

Whether it’s budgeting or managing your bank account, this course will help you plan your way around personal and family finances, teaching you how to calculate and manage money. The focus is on giving you practical skills and knowledge in numbers to help you manage your money better. You'll learn ways to take charge of your finances, easing the impact of growing living costs. Enrol on our course to gain skills and tools for better financial management.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 22/07/2024 -
Mon 22/07/2024
Times:
10:30am - 1:30pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
Reed in Partnership
10tth Floor
Maitland House
Warrior Street
Southend-on-Sea
SS1 2JY
Tutor:
Derek Robinson
Course code:
Q00017109
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

Multiply Essex: Money Management and Budgeting

Whether it’s budgeting or managing your bank account, this course will help you plan your way around personal and family finances, teaching you how to calculate and manage money. The focus is on giving you practical skills and knowledge in numbers to help you manage your money better. You'll learn ways to take charge of your finances, easing the impact of growing living costs. Enrol on our course to gain skills and tools for better financial management.

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 24/07/2024 -
Wed 24/07/2024
Times:
10:00am - 1:00pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Derek Robinson
Course code:
Q00015415
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
7 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

Cooking on a Budget (Multiply West Sussex)

*Please note that this isa course exclusively for residents living in a West Sussex postcode area - please do not apply if you do not live in West Sussex. Thanks for your understanding.* We will be cooking together in real time, making a variety of dishes, with advice and ideas on how to change the quantities to suit the number of people you are cooking for. We will look at ways of cooking and baking for one or two, or enough for a party. We shall be measuring ingredients and there will be time to find out about all the different ways measurements are written in recipes, so you can cook with confidence. Recipes will be put on Canvas before the course begins, so you can go shopping if you are going to cook along with me. All questions are welcome during the session, novice cooks are welcome along with those who have more experience and we will share ideas. Outcome: Double and halve the quantities in a recipe using metric and imperial measures while cooking a variety of dishes.

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 24/07/2024 -
Wed 24/07/2024
Times:
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Catherine Wilcock
Course code:
Q00015979
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free