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New Apprenticeship Vacancy

February 18th, 2021

Apprentice – Admin Assistant FEB20212275 – Careers Portal (portsmouth.gov.uk)

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Safer Internet Day

February 9th, 2021

Did you know that today is ‘Safer Internet Day’? Each day we all use the internet but do we really know how safe we are online? If you head on over to www.learnmyway.com and register using our the details below, you can work through the subjects about being safe online for hints, tips and information … Continued

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National Apprenticeship Week – Day 2

February 9th, 2021

Giles from Portsmouth Distillery explaining why they decided to choose the apprenticeship service. https://theportsmouthdistillery.com/ The Portsmouth Distillery Co. is a premium artisan spirit producer. We were established in 2018 and have our home in the fabulous eighteenth century Bastian of Fort Cumberland. Located on Eastney Point on the southeastern tip of Portsea Island – Surrounded … Continued

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Live, Laugh, Learn With Us

We aim to offer high quality courses at the best value. Our courses are funded by the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) and the majority are free. For courses with a fee, there is a reduction for those on income-related benefits.

If you want to know more, or can’t find what you’re looking for, please drop-in to The Learning Place on Derby Road, or phone us on 023 9262 1860 or email us at thelearningplace@portsmouthcc.gov.uk

We will be pleased to help you find the course you are looking for.

Latest Courses

Art

Jewellery making

23/02/2021 to 23/03/2021 | Tuesdays | 13:00 - 15:00 | £30.00 - Reduced fee of £24.00 when proof of benefits are shown

This is an exciting course that will introduce you to the specialist tools and techniques of basic jewellery making. By the end of the course you will have had the opportunity to make pieces using copper, silver wire and beading. You will also be able to design and make your own individual piece of jewellery. Although you will be given tuition on this course and will be given help when needed, it is important that you can work independently as this is a more advanced course.

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Spring Paper Wreath workshop

30/03/2021 | Tuesday | 10:00 - 14:30 | £30.00 - Reduced fee of £13.50 when proof of benefits are shown

Join me on this exciting workshop and learn how to make your very own personalised wreath. You can use sheets of music from your favourite song, words from your favourite book or poem. Once you have learnt these skills you can start making wreaths for any occasion and in any shape demonstrating your own unique creativity.

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Computer

Advanced spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel

03/03/2021 to 31/03/2021 | Wednesdays | 13:00 - 15:00

You will be learning the following: -How to format a spreadsheet this would include merge and centre, borders, shading and text wrapping -Recap on adding, subtracting, division, multiplication and =SUM -Filtering -Absolute cell reference -IF function

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English for Communication Skills Check

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Wednesday 24th March 2021 ~ 13:00 - 15:00 Thursday 25th March 2021 ~ 13:00 - 15:00 Wednesday 31st March 2021 ~ 13:00 - 15:00 This skills check is aimed at learners where English is not their first language (ESOL) and will enable learners to be signposted to the relevant (non-accredited) English for Communication course to help them develop English communication skills for everyday life.

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Parent Power

01/03/2021 to 29/03/2021 | Mondays | 10:00 - 12:00

A chance to come and chat about any issues that you have with your child's behaviour. Get some helpful hints and tips. Suitable for whatever age your child (or children) are.

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Confidence building

24/02/2021 to 24/03/2021 | Tuesdays | 13:00 - 15:00

Using a holistic approach, you will be given the opportunity to use tools and strategies which can increase your confidence and help you face up to difficult situations. This can build your self-esteem and help with your stress management.

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NCFE Level 1 Award in Employability Skills

09/02/2021 to 12/02/2021 | Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday | 09:30 - 14:00

The object of this qualification is to help the learner develop, enhance their skills required for the working environment and develop their confidence and motivation for employment. * subject to eligibility

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Aromatherapy - Online workshop

Tuesday 16th March 2021 | 15:00 - 17:00 | Free | Online via Zoom

Aromatherapy uses aromatic essential oils medicinally to improve the health of the body, mind, and spirit. It enhances both physical and emotional health. You can make these aromatherapy gifts along with me or I can send you the Power point used for this Zoom lesson. In this fun and informal session you will learn: • Contra Indications (Health and safety of the oils) • The name of oils and their uses • Base oils for massage • How to make an aromatherapy bath bomb • How to make lip balm using aromatherapy

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Emotional Freedom technique (EFT) - Online workshop

Tuesday 23rd February 2021 | 15:00 - 17:00 | Free | Online via Zoom

EFT is a practical self-help method involving using the fingers to gently tap on the body's acupuncture points along the meridian lines of Chinese medicine. It is often referred to as ‘EFT tapping’ or simply as ‘Tapping’. The therapeutic effects of this technique are recognized around the world. EFT tapping can help with anxiety, weight loss issues, pain, stress and many other issues. This informal session will be taught using Zoom. In this fun and informal session you will learn: • all about EFT and its uses • simple techniques • how to incorporate it into your everyday life.

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Mood Food - Online workshop

Tuesday 2nd March 2021 | 15:00 - 17:00 | Free | Online via Zoom

We all love food. Knowing what foods we should and shouldn’t be eating can be really confusing, especially when it feels like the advice changes regularly. However, evidence suggests that as well as affecting our physical health, what we eat may also affect the way we feel. After the session you will receive details of recipes including Mood Food covered in the session. In this fun and informal session you will learn how improving your diet may help to: • improve your mood • give you more energy • help you think more clearly.

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Sleep Easy - Online workshop

Tuesday 9th March 2021 | 15:00 - 17:00 | Free | Online via Zoom

Sleep Easy Sleep is an essential function that allows your body and mind to recharge, leaving you refreshed and alert when you wake up. Healthy sleep also helps the body remain healthy and stave off diseases. Without enough sleep, the brain cannot function properly. This can impair your abilities to concentrate, think clearly, and process memories The session will be taught by Zoom and all the information that goes with this session will be emailed to you. In this fun and informal session you will learn: • about the science behind sleep • the importance of sleep • top tips and techniques to help you get that good night's sleep.

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Family Learning

Our Family Learning services help parents to learn how their children are taught at school, to enable adults to answer their children’s questions in a way that matches lessons, avoids confusion and increases their own skills.

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Apprenticeships

The Community Learning Service offers Business Administration and Customer Service Apprenticeships at Levels 2, 3 and 4. We are Portsmouth City Council’s in house training provider and welcome apprentices working from other organisations too.

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The Learning Place, 6 Derby Road, North End, Portsmouth, PO2 8HH

023 9262 1860