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Keeping Leicester Learning - Leicester Adult Skills and Learning Service - Leicester City Council
Leicester Adult Skills
and Learning Service

  Keeping Leicester Learning

   Course Guide Spring/Summer 2021
           Courses beginning January-July 2021

     Learning for Work | Life | Leisure | Family
           www.leicester.gov.uk/adulteducation

@LASALS    leicesterlearns
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LEICESTER ADULT SKILLS AND LEARNING SERVICE | COURSE GUIDE | Spring/Summer 2021

     Welcome to the 2021 Spring and Summer term Leicester
     Adult Skills and Learning Service programme.

     As we welcome in 2021 and hope for a                          contact with your tutor. Many people have
     better year to come, this brochure contains                   found the interaction with their tutor and
     details of our courses and how we hope to                     fellow students invaluable during lockdown
     offer them through the spring and summer                      periods and the sense of routine and
     terms.                                                        achievement from participating in class
                                                                   has been positive for their mental wellbeing
     We have planned to continue our mix of
                                                                   during this very difficult time.
     fully online, blended and small group face
     to face classes (when lockdown restrictions
     allow) for the rest of the year. However, as
     I write this in November, a first vaccine has
     just been announced and there is talk of
     a return to more normal ways of living and
     working ‘in the spring’. If and when that
     happens we will re-plan and resume more
     classroom based courses. That said, many
     people have been pleasantly surprised by
     their online learning experience and it has
     enabled some people to participate who
     couldn’t make it to the face to face classes.
     Therefore we will be retaining some fully                     Youth Employment Hub
     online courses in the longer term.
                                                                   In response to the economic and
     But, if lockdown restrictions are still in place,             unemployment impact of COVID we are
     we will need to continue to offer much of                     expanding our support for those made
     our provision online or through distance                      redundant and unemployed, including the
     learning packs.                                               development of a new Youth Employment
                                                                   Hub in the old Visit Leicester Shop on
     If Leicester City is under:
                                                                   Gallowtree Gate which will open in early
     Tier 3 restrictions - courses will be online or               2021. If you find yourself looking for work
     distance learning with limited use of the                     or at risk of redundancy, whatever your
     Adult Education College for essential exams,                  age, you can book a Careers Advice
     tutorials and assessments.                                    appointment to talk through your options
                                                                   and make a plan for the future.
     Tiers 1&2 restrictions - courses will be a
     mixture of online/distance learning and                       Finally, in order to keep up to date with
     classroom learning on a socially distanced                    changes and developments in these
     basis.                                                        uncertain times, please follow us on Twitter @
                                                                   lasals, on Facebook @leicesterlearns or sign
     If you haven’t learned online with us before,                 up for our e-newsletter (see page 15).
     don’t worry we will support you to get going
     and throughout your course. We retain the                                                               Kerry Gray
     small groups and personalised learning you
                                                                                      Head of Adult Skills and Learning
     expect from us and you will have regular
                                                                                                Leicester City Council

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LEICESTER ADULT SKILLS AND LEARNING SERVICE | COURSE GUIDE | Spring/Summer 2021

        Contents                                                          What can you expect from Leicester
        Keeping Leicester Learning...........4                             Adult Skills and Learning Service?

        Supporting Learners......................... 5                    To be treated with respect and courtesy
        General Information......................... 5                          Clear information and advice
        Fees......................................................... 6           A wide range of courses
                                                                                Safe and welcoming venues
        Learning for Work Courses...... 7-14
                                                                             A high quality learning experience
        n Employment Skills
                                                                              Tutors who know their subjects
        n Working with Children and Adults
        n First Aid and Food Safety                                        A clear policy on making complaints
        n Computing and Digital Skills                                      Opportunities to express your views
        n Business Admin and Accounts

        Learning for Life Courses........ 15-17
        n English and Maths
        n ESOL

        Learning for Leisure
        and Wellbeing Courses...........18-24
        n Drawing and Painting
        n Pottery / Creative Glass
        n Craft / Jewellery
        n Textiles / Sewing
        n Dance / Music / Exercise
        n Photography
        n History and Literature
        n Languages

        REMIT.................................................... 25
        Family Learning......................... 26-29
        Course Index..................................... 30
        Venue Details.....................................31
        How to Enrol..................... Back Page

      Leicester Adult Skills and Learning Service
      Leicester Adult Education College
      Belvoir Street
      Leicester LE1 6QL
      www.leicester.gov.uk/adulteducation

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Keeping Leicester Learning
     Along with organisations and venues across the country we have reviewed and adapted our buildings and ways of
     working to reduce the risk from COVID-19. Our procedures and risk assessments have been reviewed by Leicester City
     Council, Trade Unions and staff and we have been approved to re-open as COVID secure venues.

     Key changes include:
     n Please do not attend if you have any of the symptoms of COVID-19 but let us know, especially if you have tested
       positive.
     n Please arrive in good time for your class to allow for check in procedures and leave immediately after the session.
     n You will only be allowed access to the building if you are expected for a lesson or have an appointment.
     n Buildings will not be open to the wider public for events, exhibitions and meetings until further notice.
     n All enrolments and enquiries will be by telephone, online or by appointment only.
     n At the Adult Education College, you will access the college either from Belvoir St or Wellington St, depending on the
       location of your classroom. There will be no internal access between the two blocks.
     n Your contact details will be recorded on arrival in line with track and trace requirements.
     n You will be required to sanitise your hands on arrival and at other times during your visit.
     n Only one household or support bubble will be allowed in the lift at a time.
     n Desks in classrooms will be spaced at least 2m apart and you will not be allowed to re-arrange the furniture.
       Everyone must maintain 2m social distancing during class.
     n You will be expected to wear a face covering in accordance with government guidance.
     n Cafes and refreshment facilities will not be open, so please bring your own refreshments if required.
     n In many cases group sizes will be significantly smaller and many courses will be split, with half the group attending
       one session and the other half the next. You will be provided with work to do from home in the intervening week.
     n On entering the classroom you will be provided with a cleansing wipe to clean the desk/computer you are going to
       use.
     n Additional cleaning of toilets and key ‘touch points’ will be undertaken throughout the day.
     n As far as possible please bring your own stationery and equipment/materials. Where tools and equipment are
       shared your tutor will advise you on the procedures for cleansing and/or quarantining after use.
     n If you display any of the symptoms of COVID 19 – a temperature, persistent cough etc - you will be provided with a
       face mask and asked to go home, get tested and self-isolate.
     n In accordance with the LASALS exclusions policy, any student failing to comply with these arrangements and
       putting staff and other students at risk, may be removed from the course.
     n If you have any concerns please raise them immediately with your tutor or call 0116 4541900.

     We thank you in advance for your co-operation and support in creating a safe learning environment.

     Kerry Gray
     Head of Adult Skills and Learning
     Leicester City Council
     0116 4541851

     You can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

            /leicesterlearns              @lasals

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                                        Supporting Learners
     Information and Advice                                           What to do next
     Before, during and after courses we will provide all             Your tutor will suggest learning or work
     adult learners with free and impartial information               opportunities that follow on from successful
     and advice about learning opportunities.                         completion of your course. You can also talk to
     Choosing the right course                                        reception staff about the progression options
                                                                      available to you.
     Our staff will be happy to help you choose the
     right course for you. On our website you will                    Support to find work
     find information about what and how you will                     We can help you access the right vocational
     learn, equipment, materials and any additional                   training and employment opportunities through
     costs. We can also advise on fee concessions                     our friendly and supportive Aspirations for Work
     if you are receiving benefits and advanced                       programme.
     learning loans for level 3 courses.                              We can provide information, advice and
     Where we are unable to provide a course that                     guidance along with access to a range of
     meets your needs, we will give you details of                    services that could include help with CV writing,
     other organisations which may be able to help.                   completing job application forms and preparing
     Support on course                                                for an interview.
     Please ask if there is anything we can do to
     support you in your learning. We will always                     We can also refer you to additional services
     respect your right to confidentiality and we hope                for support with welfare and benefit
     that you will feel comfortable to disclose your                  matters.
     disability or support needs, in order that we                    If you need help with the costs of learning
     can provide the right support for you whenever                   and are on a low income, please ask about
     possible. Please speak to centre staff or email:                 the Learner Support Fund.
     lasals@leicester.gov.uk

                                        General Information
     Minimum numbers and                        requests from learners who withdraw        disability. We work in a wide range of
     cancellations                              in exceptional circumstances. If in        settings and we will always endeavour
     While every effort is made to run          these circumstances a refund is            to make reasonable adjustments to
     all the courses advertised, we may         made, a £10 administration fee will        ensure access for all learners to a full
     have to close a course where the           be charged. Refunds are not given for      range of classes. We aim to create a
     enrolment is low. Courses usually          one-day courses, unless the place is       learning environment that promotes
     require a minimum of 10 enrolments.        filled by another learner.                 equality and without discrimination. If
     If the minimum number of enrolments                                                   you should encounter discrimination
                                                Data Protection
     has not been reached one week                                                         in any form, please notify a member of
                                                All records will be held in line with      staff and we will arrange to discuss the
     before the course is due to start, we
                                                Data Protection legislation and            issue with you.
     reserve the right to cancel the course.
                                                Leicester City Council’s policies on
     We also reserve the right to cancel                                                   Learner Handbook
                                                confidentiality (as indicated on the
     a course if the number attending falls
                                                enrolment form).                           At the time of enrolment or in your
     below a number that, in our view,
                                                                                           first class, you will be given a Learner
     remains viable. It will be assumed         Equal Opportunities
                                                                                           Handbook, which outlines our services
     that a student has withdrawn from a        We respect the equal rights of all         for learners.
     course if they have not attended for 3     our learners. We actively implement
     weeks. We aim to inform all enrolled       Leicester City Council’s Equalities        Every effort has been made to ensure
     learners as early as possible of a         Policy (available at centres and on        all information is correct at the time of
     course cancellation.                       www.leicester.gov.uk). We follow the       printing. However, we reserve the right
                                                guidelines of the Equalities Act 2010      to make amendments as necessary. All
     Refunds
                                                and will not discriminate against          updates can be found at www.leicester.
     Refunds are not normally given,                                                       gov.uk/adulteducation.
                                                disabled learners by treating them less
     except when a course is closed.
                                                favourably for a reason related to their
     Consideration will be given to written

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                                                                    Fees
      Leicester Adult Skills and Learning Service                          Fees are charged under three bands:
      receives a subsidy for most of its provision from
      the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA)                       Fee 1: (Not Funded) The full fee to be paid
      and our fees policy is reviewed annually to                                 by the learner or through a successful
      ensure compliance with any variations in the                                application for an Advanced Learner
      funding regulations and to support the service’s                            Loan (see panel, below)
      objectives, as outlined in our strategic plan. Our                   Fee 2: (Co-Funded) 50% reduction. 50% cost of
      tuition fees for qualification courses are aligned                          the course paid by the learner 50% by
      to the ESFA rates for qualifications.                                       the ESFA
      Fees for qualification courses are calculated                        FREE:         (Fully Funded) 100% cost of the course
      based on eligibility and circumstances of a                                        paid by the ESFA
      learner on the first day of their course.

      The following table shows                                       Funding
                                                                                                             Age on the first day of the course
      tuition fee categories for                                       Status
                                       Adult Education Courses
      learners who are eligible                                                                                                        24+
                                                                    Not Eligible            16-18               19-23 Other                             24+ other
                                                                                                                                    Unemployed
      for ESFA funded provision
                                     English and Maths, up to and                                                                                         Fully
      or Advanced Learning                                          Not Funded         Fully Funded             Fully Funded        Fully Funded
                                            including level 2                                                                                            Funded
      Loans.
                                      Level 2 (excluding English                                                Fully Funded
                                                                    Not Funded         Fully Funded                                 Fully Funded       Co-Funded*
      Any learner who does                    and Maths)                                                       (first and full)
      not meet the eligibility                                                                                                                            Loan
                                                Level 3             Not Funded         Fully Funded            Loan Funded          Loan Funded
      criteria will have to pay                                                                                                                          Funded
      the full cost of the course.                                                                              Co-Funded*
                                       ESOL learning up to and
      If you are unsure about                                       Not Funded         Fully Funded            Fully Funded –       Fully Funded       Co-Funded*
                                          including level 2
      your eligibility call 0116                                                                                Unemployed
      454 1900.                       Courses up to and including                                               Co-Funded*
                                       level 2, where the learner
                                                                    Not Funded         Fully Funded            Fully Funded –       Fully Funded       Co-Funded*
                                      has already achieved a full
                                             level 2 or above                                                   Unemployed
                                         Personal & Community       Not Funded         Not Funded
                                                                     (Full Fee £5.50   (Full Fee £5.50 per    Co-Funded £2.00        Co-Funded         Co-Funded
                                         Development Learning          per hour*)             hour*)               per hour*         £2.00 per hour*   £2.00 per hour*
                                         First Steps Community
                                       Learning, Family Learning,   Not Funded         Not Funded                                                         Fully
                                                                     (Full Fee £5.50   (Full Fee £5.50 per
                                                  REMIT                per hour#)             hour#)            Fully Funded        Fully Funded         Funded

    *Learners in receipt of low wage (low wage flexibility)                                                                    Advanced Learning
    We will fully fund learners who are employed and cannot contribute towards the                                             Loans
    cost of co-funding fees, if we are satisfied the following applies
    n The learner is eligible for co-funding                                                                                   You can apply for an Advanced
    n The learner earns less than £17,004.00 annual gross salary
                                                                                                                               Learning Loan to help with the
                                                                                                                               costs of a course at a college
    n We have seen evidence of the learner’s gross annual wages that supports this.
                                                                                                                               or training provider if you’re
      This could be a wage slip within 3 months of the learner’s learning start date, or
      a current employment contract which states gross monthly/annual wages.                                                   19 years old and above.
                                                                                                                               The course must be an
    Definition of unemployed
                                                                                                                               eligible Level 3.
    For funding purposes, we define a learner as unemployed if one or more of the
    following apply                                                                                                            Loan eligibility doesn’t
    n They receive Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA), including those receiving National                                             depend on your income and
      Insurance credits only                                                                                                   there are no credit checks. For
    n They receive Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)                                                                      more info go to https://www.
    n They receive Universal Credit, and their earned income from employment                                                   gov.uk/advanced-learning-
      (disregarding benefits) is less than £338 a month (learner is sole adult in their                                        loans
      benefit claim) or £541 a month (learner has a joint benefit claim with their
      partner)
    n Are released on temporary licence, studying outside a prison environment, and                                                  Call us on
      not funded by the Ministry of Justice
    n Receives other state benefits and their earned income (disregarding benefits) is
                                                                                                                                  0116 454 1900
      less than £338 a month (learner is sole adult in their benefit claim) or £541 a month
      (learner has a joint benefit claim with their partner) and wants to be employed, or
                                                                                                                                for advice and
      progress into more sustainable employment, and the learning is directly relevant to                                      guidance about
      their employment prospects and the local labour market needs
                                                                                                                                      fees

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                                                                                                                                Learning for Work
                                        Learning for Work
                                                                                                        MANY
     We offer a range of learning for work courses that allow our learners to
     improve their job prospects. We also offer Access to Higher Education for
     people who want to go on to University.
                                                                                                        FREE
                                                                                                      COURSE
     These courses are designed for adults who are looking for work, progression
     in current employment or a career change. We support our learners and                                   S
     their career aspirations, whether they have no experience or want to build on                             
     existing skills (up to level 3).

     n   The Employment Programme........................... 8
     n   Career Boosters..................................................... 9
     n   So You Want To.................................................... 10
     n   Employment Skills.................................................11
     n   Working with Children and Adults.................11
     n   First Aid and Food Safety..................................12
     n   Computing and Digital Skills..................... 12-13
     n   Business Admin and Accounts....................... 14
     n   Careers Advice..................................................... 14
     n   Access to Higher Education Diploma.......... 14

                   How to join our Learning for Work courses
           Learning for Work - Advice, Assessment and Enrolment Sessions
     Advice, Assessment and Enrolment Sessions will be held every Thursday morning
      throughout the year. These sessions will take place remotely and staff will be
    available to advise you on the best courses to support your needs and aspirations.

     Please call 0116 454 1900 for more information and to
                 book a telephone appointment.

     If you are unable to attend an initial assessment online or by phone, there are a limited amount of spaces available
     for in-person assessments at the Leicester Adult Education College on Belvoir Street on the following dates:

                                     Thursday 10th December 2020 and
                                          Wednesday 6th January 2021
         It is strongly advised that you pre-book a slot by phone, but slots may be available if you just turn up on the day.
                                              Please bring your own face mask and pen.

     Skills for Work initial assessments can be undertaken by phone or online in many cases. Please call us to confirm
     which method is suitable for you and book a return call or a space to attend the college in person on the advertised
     dates.

                                           Learning for Work Courses >                                                                7
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                                                                Learning Mode
    Along with organisations and venues across the country we have reviewed and adapted our buildings and
    ways of working to reduce the risk from COVID-19. Our procedures and risk assessments have been reviewed
    by Leicester City Council, Trade Unions and staff and we have been approved to re-open as a COVID secure
    venue.
    As a result, we have had to adapt the delivery of our courses to help ensure the safety of our staff and learners
    whilst also offering a diverse programme that offers as many learners as possible the opportunity to take part in
    learning.
    We will be offering courses that have different models of delivery which you will see indicated throughout the
    brochure, which are:
    Classroom Based – These courses will take place within the classroom at one of our venues. Participant numbers
    are restricted to strict capacity limits that ensure that social distancing is always observed and maintained.
    Online Courses – These courses will take place online. You will need access to the internet on a suitable device
    (phone, tablet, laptop, desk-top computer). Lessons will take place on Google Classroom via a leicesterlearns
    account which will be created for you when you enrol.
    Classroom/Online Split - These courses will be delivered through a blend of classroom teaching and remote
    learning methods. You will need access to the internet on a suitable device (phone, tablet, laptop, desk-top
    computer). Course participants will be split into two smaller groups: You will attend a classroom with your group
    on alternate sessions and you will be provided with the work and activities (online or printed resources) that you
    will be expected to complete at home between these sessions.
    Classroom/Online Alternate - These courses will be delivered through a blend of classroom teaching and remote
    learning methods. Lessons will alternate between those delivered in a classroom and those that take place on
    Google Classroom via a leicesterlearns account which will be created for you when you enrol.
    More information about online and distance learning can be found:
    Online at: https://sites.google.com/leicesterlearns.ac.uk/lasals/online-distance-learning
    By Telephone on 0116 4541900                   By email lasals@leicester.gov.uk

    Code             Day      Time            Length       Start Date     Mtgs       Venue         Fee 1         Fee 2         Free      Learning Mode

                                                  Employment Programme
    COURSES TO HELP YOU FIND WORK
    Employment Programme - Confidence at Work
    Learn techniques to improve confidence and assertiveness. Look at ways to identify and develop the skills employers are looking for.
    WORK439          Tue        09:30          4hrs         18-May-21         1        LAEC        £0.00          N/A                   Classroom Based
    Employment Programme - CV Construction
    Learn to produce, update and maintain a good CV that will impress potential employers. Learn the DOs and DON’Ts of CV writing and how to store it electronically.
    WORK529          Mon        10:00          2hrs          11-Jan-21        2       NPLIB        £0.00          N/A                   Classroom Based
    WORK424          Tue        09:30          4hrs          12-Jan-21        1        LAEC        £0.00          N/A                   Classroom Based
    WORK506          Wed        13:00          2hrs          27-Jan-21        2         SM         £0.00          N/A                   Classroom Based
    WORK539          Thu        13:00          2hrs          04-Feb-21        2        BISH        £0.00          N/A                   Classroom Based
    WORK428          Tue        09:30          4hrs          09-Feb-21        1        LAEC        £0.00          N/A                   Classroom Based
    WORK502          Tue        12:30          2hrs          02-Mar-21        2         BR         £0.00          N/A                   Classroom Based
    WORK524          Mon        13:00          2hrs          15-Mar-21        2         PP         £0.00          N/A                   Classroom Based
    WORK432          Tue        09:30          4hrs          16-Mar-21        1        LAEC        £0.00          N/A                   Classroom Based
    WORK510          Mon        12:30          2hrs          12-Apr-21        2         BE         £0.00          N/A                   Classroom Based
    WORK541          Thu        13:00          2hrs          15-Apr-21        2        BISH        £0.00          N/A                   Classroom Based
    WORK436          Tue        09:30          4hrs          27-Apr-21        1        LAEC        £0.00          N/A                   Classroom Based
    WORK513          Mon        10:00          2hrs         10-May-21         2       NPLIB        £0.00          N/A                   Classroom Based
    WORK533          Mon        13:00          2hrs         17-May-21         2         BE         £0.00          N/A                   Classroom Based
    WORK531          Tue        13:00          2hrs         18-May-21         2         BR         £0.00          N/A                   Classroom Based
    WORK535          Wed        13:00          2hrs         19-May-21         2         SM         £0.00          N/A                   Classroom Based
    WORK515          Mon        13:00          2hrs          14-Jun-21        2         PP         £0.00          N/A                   Classroom Based
    WORK444          Tue        09:30        4hrs 30m        29-Jun-21        1        LAEC        £0.00          N/A                   Classroom Based

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                                                                                                                                                       Learning for Work
     Code            Day      Time           Length      Start Date    Mtgs     Venue         Fee 1       Fee 2        Free      Learning Mode

     Interview Survival
     Learn the interview skills and techniques you need to increase your chances of success. Looking at question and answer techniques and interview
     DOs and DON’Ts.
     WORK511        Mon        12:30         2hrs        11-Jan-21       2        BE         £0.00        N/A                  Classroom Based
     WORK530        Mon        10:00         2hrs        25-Jan-21       2       NPLIB       £0.00        N/A                  Classroom Based
     WORK426        Tue        09:30         4hrs        26-Jan-21       1       LAEC        £0.00        N/A                  Classroom Based
     WORK508        Wed        13:00         2hrs        10-Feb-21       2        SM         £0.00        N/A                  Classroom Based
     WORK540        Thu        13:00         2hrs        25-Feb-21       2       BISH        £0.00        N/A                  Classroom Based
     WORK430        Tue        09:30       4hrs 30m      02-Mar-21       1       LAEC        £0.00        N/A                  Classroom Based
     WORK504        Tue        12:30         2hrs        16-Mar-21       2        BR         £0.00        N/A                  Classroom Based
     WORK525        Mon        13:00         2hrs        12-Apr-21       2        PP         £0.00        N/A                  Classroom Based
     WORK434        Tue        09:30         4hrs        13-Apr-21       1       LAEC        £0.00        N/A                  Classroom Based
     WORK512        Mon        12:30         2hrs        26-Apr-21       2        BE         £0.00        N/A                  Classroom Based
     WORK542        Thu        13:00         2hrs        29-Apr-21       2       BISH        £0.00        N/A                  Classroom Based
     WORK438        Tue        09:30         4hrs        11-May-21       1       LAEC        £0.00        N/A                  Classroom Based
     WORK514        Mon        13:00         2hrs        24-May-21       2       NPLIB       £0.00        N/A                  Classroom Based
     WORK534        Mon        13:00         2hrs        31-May-21       2        BE         £0.00        N/A                  Classroom Based
     WORK532        Tue        13:00         2hrs        01-Jun-21       2        BR         £0.00        N/A                  Classroom Based
     WORK536        Wed        13:00         2hrs        02-Jun-21       2        SM         £0.00        N/A                  Classroom Based
     WORK442        Tue        09:30       4hrs 30m      15-Jun-21       1       LAEC        £0.00        N/A                  Classroom Based
     WORK526        Mon        13:00         2hrs        28-Jun-21       2        PP         £0.00        N/A                  Classroom Based
     WORK516        Tue        13:00         2hrs        29-Jun-21       2        PP         £0.00        N/A                  Classroom Based
     Search and Apply
     Learn how and where to safely search for work and apply for roles that suit your skills and experience. Looking at how to evidence your answers
     effectively to meet the job criteria.
     WORK425        Tue        09:30         4hrs        19-Jan-21       1       LAEC        £0.00        N/A                  Classroom Based
     WORK429        Tue        09:30         4hrs        23-Feb-21       1       LAEC        £0.00        N/A                  Classroom Based
     WORK433        Tue        09:30         4hrs        23-Mar-21       1       LAEC        £0.00        N/A                  Classroom Based
     WORK437        Tue        09:30         4hrs        04-May-21       1       LAEC        £0.00        N/A                  Classroom Based
     WORK441        Tue        09:30       4hrs 30m      08-Jun-21       1       LAEC        £0.00        N/A                  Classroom Based
     WORK445        Tue        09:30       4hrs 30m       06-Jul-21      1       LAEC        £0.00        N/A                  Classroom Based

     Career Booster
     Our series of short Career Booster courses will equip you with the knowledge and practical skills that employers are looking for
     and more. Whether you are looking for work or already in employment you will learn and develop skills required for almost any
     job you do – and you will be able to use them straightaway.
     Career Booster - Handling customer complaints
     WORK458        Fri        09:30       4hrs 30m      08-Jan-21       1       LAEC        £0.00        N/A                  Classroom Based
     WORK471        Fri        09:30       4hrs 30m      30-Apr-21       1       LAEC        £0.00        N/A                  Classroom Based
     Career Booster - Improve your Assertiveness Skills
     WORK467        Fri        09:30       4hrs 30m      19-Mar-21       1       LAEC        £0.00        N/A                  Classroom Based
     WORK480        Fri        09:30       4hrs 30m       09-Jul-21      1       LAEC        £0.00        N/A                  Classroom Based
     Career Booster - Improve Your Communication Skills (Methods And Questioning)
     WORK461        Fri        09:30       4hrs 30m      29-Jan-21       1       LAEC        £0.00        N/A                  Classroom Based
     WORK474        Fri        09:30       4hrs 30m      21-May-21       1       LAEC        £0.00        N/A                  Classroom Based
     Career Booster - Improve Your Communication Skills (Styles And Listening)
     WORK460        Fri        09:30       4hrs 30m      22-Jan-21       1       LAEC        £0.00        N/A                  Classroom Based
     WORK473        Fri        09:30       4hrs 30m      14-May-21       1       LAEC        £0.00        N/A                  Classroom Based

                                             More Career Booster Courses >                                                                                  9
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      Code          Day    Time          Length     Start Date   Mtgs   Venue       Fee 1       Fee 2      Free     Learning Mode

      Career Booster - Improve your Customer Service Skills
      WORK462       Fri      09:30      4hrs 30m     05-Feb-21     1      LAEC       £0.00       N/A               Classroom Based
      WORK475       Fri      09:30      4hrs 30m     28-May-21     1      LAEC       £0.00       N/A               Classroom Based
      Career Booster - Improve your Delegation Skills
      WORK468       Fri      09:30      4hrs 30m     26-Mar-21     1      LAEC       £0.00       N/A               Classroom Based
      Career Booster - Improve your Motivational Skills
      WORK469       Fri      09:30      4hrs 30m     16-Apr-21     1      LAEC       £0.00       N/A               Classroom Based
      Career Booster - Improve your Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Skills
      WORK464       Fri      09:30      4hrs 30m     26-Feb-21     1      LAEC       £0.00       N/A               Classroom Based
      WORK477       Fri      09:30      4hrs 30m     18-Jun-21     1      LAEC       £0.00       N/A               Classroom Based
      Career Booster - Improve your Presentation Skills
      WORK465       Fri      09:30      4hrs 30m     05-Mar-21     1      LAEC       £0.00       N/A               Classroom Based
      WORK478       Fri      09:30      4hrs 30m     25-Jun-21     1      LAEC       £0.00       N/A               Classroom Based
      Career Booster - Improve your Problem Solving and Decision Making Skills
      WORK466       Fri      09:30      4hrs 30m     12-Mar-21     1      LAEC       £0.00       N/A               Classroom Based
      WORK479       Fri      09:30      4hrs 30m     02-Jul-21     1      LAEC       £0.00       N/A               Classroom Based
      Career Booster - Improve your Team Working Skills
      WORK463       Fri      09:30      4hrs 30m     12-Feb-21     1      LAEC       £0.00       N/A               Classroom Based
      WORK476       Fri      09:30      4hrs 30m     11-Jun-21     1      LAEC       £0.00       N/A               Classroom Based
      Career Booster - Improve your Time Management and Organisational Skills
      WORK459       Fri      09:30      4hrs 30m     15-Jan-21     1      LAEC       £0.00       N/A               Classroom Based
      WORK472       Fri      09:30      4hrs 30m     07-May-21     1      LAEC       £0.00       N/A               Classroom Based
      Career Booster - Making Meetings Effective
      WORK470       Fri      09:30      4hrs 30m     23-Apr-21     1      LAEC       £0.00       N/A               Classroom Based

                                  SIGN-UP FOR OUR E-NEWSLETTER
       We have recently launched a new e-newsletter to help keep you up to date with
       important announcements, course information and other exciting news about
       Adult Learning in Leicester.
       The newsletter’s called Leicester Learns and we’ll be sending it out every
       two weeks to ensure we stay in touch with our students during COVID-19 (and
       beyond!). See page 15 for details.

      So you want to...
      ‘So you want to...’ courses will give you an insight into what is entailed in working in the relevant job role, and help you
      understand the study requirements to gain the relevant qualifications.
      So you want to…Be a Teaching Assistant
      WORK495      Mon       09:30      4hrs 30m     28-Jun-21     1      LAEC       £0.00       N/A               Classroom Based
      So you want to…Work as a Bookkeeper
      WORK493      Thu       09:30      4hrs 30m     17-Jun-21     1      LAEC       £0.00       N/A               Classroom Based
      So you want to…Work as an Accountant
      WORK494      Thu       09:30      4hrs 30m     24-Jun-21     1      LAEC       £0.00       N/A               Classroom Based
      So you want to…Work in an office
      WORK491      Tue       09:30      4hrs 30m     09-Feb-21     1      LAEC       £0.00       N/A               Classroom Based
      WORK492      Tue       09:30      4hrs 30m     15-Jun-21     1      LAEC       £0.00       N/A               Classroom Based

10                                      www.leicester.gov.uk/adulteducation
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                                                                                                                                                               Learning for Work
     Code            Day     Time            Length      Start Date    Mtgs     Venue         Fee 1        Fee 2         Free     Learning Mode

      Employment Skills
      The Employment Skills courses will fully equip you with a range of skills needed within a competitive job market or to progress
      once in work.
      Social Media for Business and the Self-Employed (Introduction)
      WORK482        Mon        13:00         2hrs        11-Jan-21       8        BISH       £0.00         N/A                  Classroom / Online Split
      WORK487        Fri        10:00         2hrs        19-Mar-21       8         BR        £0.00         N/A                  Classroom Based
      On-line Marketing
      WORK483        Mon        13:00         2hrs        15-Mar-21       8        BISH       £0.00         N/A                  Classroom / Online Split
      Social Media Advertising
      WORK485        Mon        13:00         2hrs        21-Jun-21       3        BISH       £0.00         N/A                  Classroom / Online Split
      WORK490        Fri        10:00         2hrs        25-Jun-21       3       LAEC        £0.00         N/A                  Classroom / Online Split
      Social Media Apps - Hints and Tips
      WORK484        Mon        13:00         2hrs        07-Jun-21       2        BISH       £0.00         N/A                  Classroom / Online Split
      WORK489        Fri        10:00         2hrs        11-Jun-21       2       LAEC        £0.00         N/A                  Classroom / Online Split

                Keep in touch!                                                  /leicesterlearns                          @lasals

                                  Working with Children and Adults
     Our working with children and adults courses cover a range of careers, which will teach you the necessary skills, knowledge
     and competences to gain essential qualifications that you will need if you aspire to work with children and adults.
     Level 1 Award in Preparing to Work in Schools
     WWCA137          Thu       09:30       2hrs 30m       14-Jan-21      12     BISH         £336.00     £168.00                  Classroom / Online Split
     WWCA136          Fri       09:30         3hrs         30-Apr-21      10     SM           £336.00     £168.00                  Classroom / Online Split

     Level 1 Award in Working with Children
     WWCA153          Thu       09:30       2hrs 30m       15-Apr-21      12     PP           £504.00     £252.00                  Classroom Based

     Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools
     This course includes a work placement commitment in a school and is aimed specifically at those wishing to train as teaching assistants. You will learn
     how to work effectively with teachers and other professionals, as well as supporting children with a range of educational needs. You must be qualified
     to Level 1 in English and Maths to be eligible to enrol on this course.
     WWCA130          Mon       09:30       2hrs 30m       11-Jan-21      34     LAEC        £1,417.00    £708.50                  Classroom / Online Split
     WWCA131          Wed       09:30       2hrs 30m      03-Feb-21       34     LAEC        £1,417.00    £708.50                  Classroom / Online Split

     Level 3 Diploma in Supporting Teaching and Learning                              ALL

     WWCA132          Thu       09:30         3hrs         07-Jan-21      35     LAEC        £2,225.00      N/A           £0.00     Online
     WWCA133          Fri       09:30         3hrs         15-Jan-21      34     PEEPUL      £2,225.00      N/A           £0.00     Classroom / Online Split
     Level 1 Award in Mental Health and Well-being
     WWCA159          Wed       13:00         2hrs        24-Feb-21       6      LAEC         £56.00       £28.00                  Classroom Based
     WWCA160          Wed       13:00         2hrs        05-May-21       6      LAEC         £56.00       £28.00                  Classroom Based
     Level 1 Preparing to Work in Schools
     FAM002           Fri       09:30         3hrs        26-Feb-21       10     LAEC          £0.00        N/A                    Classroom / Online Split

  ALL You may be able to apply for an Advanced Learning Loan (see page 6)

        These courses require an Initial Assessment Interview before enrolling. Please call 0116 454 1900 for details.

                                                       Venue details - page 31                                                                                     11
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      Code            Day        Time        Length       Start Date    Mtgs     Venue         Fee 1       Fee 2         Free     Learning Mode

                                                First Aid and Food Safety
     These one-day courses, which are designed to meet employer requirements and those of the Health and Safety Executive, will
     equip you with the qualifications needed within the workplace.
     Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering
     WWCA147         Fri          09:30      7hrs         26-Feb-21       1       LAEC       £46.00         N/A         N/A      Classroom Based
     WWCA148         Fri          09:30      7hrs         23-Apr-21       1       LAEC       £46.00         N/A         N/A      Classroom Based

     Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work
     WWCA139         Tue          09:30    6hrs 30m       26-Jan-21       1                  £56.00         N/A         N/A      Online
     WWCA140         Tue          09:30    6hrs 30m       23-Mar-21       1                  £56.00         N/A         N/A      Online
     WWCA141         Tue          09:30    6hrs 30m       29-Jun-21       1                  £56.00         N/A         N/A      Online

     Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid
     WWCA143         Tue          09:30    6hrs 30m       19-Jan-21       1                  £56.00         N/A         N/A      Online
     WWCA144         Tue          09:30    6hrs 30m       16-Mar-21       1                  £56.00         N/A         N/A      Online
     WWCA145         Tue          09:30    6hrs 30m       27-Apr-21       1                  £56.00         N/A         N/A      Online

                                               Computing / Digital Skills
     These courses will teach you the basics or improve your existing IT and digital skills. Helping you to keep up with modern
     technology and put you at the front of employment recruitment queues.
     Computer Skills for Work (Mixed Level - E3/L1)
     You will learn the very basics about using a computer - how to switch it on, how to log in, how to use the mouse and keyboard and what it can do for
     you.
     COMP241           Thu         09:30       3hrs        07-Jan-21      22       LAEC       £450.00     £225.00                 Classroom / Online Split
     COMP324           Tue         17:45       3hrs        12-Jan-21      22        BR        £450.00     £225.00                 Classroom / Online Split
     COMP244           Wed         10:00    2hrs 30m       13-Jan-21      22        BE        £450.00     £225.00                 Classroom / Online Split
     COMP325           Thu         10:00       3hrs        14-Jan-21      22       NPLIB      £450.00     £225.00                 Classroom / Online Split
     COMP326           Thu         13:00       3hrs        14-Jan-21      22       LAEC       £450.00     £225.00                 Classroom / Online Split
     Digital Foundation Skills (Beginners)
     COMP265           Tue         10:00       3hrs        05-Jan-21      11        PP         £0.00        N/A                   Classroom Based
     COMP259               Fri     13:00       2hrs        08-Jan-21      11       LAEC        £0.00        N/A                   Classroom / Online Split
     COMP253           Mon         09:30       3hrs        11-Jan-21      10       LAEC        £0.00        N/A                   Classroom / Online Split
     COMP256           Mon         13:00       3hrs        11-Jan-21      10       LAEC        £0.00        N/A                   Classroom / Online Split
     COMP262           Mon         10:00       3hrs        11-Jan-21      10        BR         £0.00        N/A                   Classroom / Online Split
     COMP268           Tue         17:45       3hrs        12-Jan-21      10       LAEC        £0.00        N/A                   Classroom / Online Split
     COMP274           Thu         10:00       3hrs        14-Jan-21      10        BE         £0.00        N/A                   Classroom / Online Split
     COMP254           Mon         09:30       3hrs        12-Apr-21      11       LAEC        £0.00        N/A                   Classroom / Online Split
     COMP257           Mon         13:00       3hrs        12-Apr-21      11       LAEC        £0.00        N/A                   Classroom / Online Split
     COMP263           Mon         10:00       3hrs        12-Apr-21      11        BR         £0.00        N/A                   Classroom / Online Split
     COMP266           Tue         10:00       3hrs        13-Apr-21      11        PP         £0.00        N/A                   Classroom Based
     COMP269           Tue         17:45       3hrs        13-Apr-21      12       LAEC        £0.00        N/A                   Classroom / Online Split
     COMP275           Thu         10:00       3hrs        15-Apr-21      11        BE         £0.00        N/A                   Classroom / Online Split
     COMP260               Fri     13:00       2hrs        16-Apr-21      12       LAEC        £0.00        N/A                   Classroom / Online Split

     Digital Essential Skills
     COMP289           Mon         10:00       3hrs        11-Jan-21      10        PP         £0.00        N/A                   Classroom / Online Split
     COMP301           Mon         10:00       3hrs        11-Jan-21      10        BE         £0.00        N/A                   Classroom / Online Split
     COMP292           Tue         10:00    2hrs 30m       12-Jan-21      10       NPLIB       £0.00        N/A                   Classroom / Online Split
     COMP280           Wed         09:30       3hrs        13-Jan-21      10       LAEC        £0.00        N/A                   Classroom / Online Split
     COMP283           Wed         13:00       3hrs        13-Jan-21      10       LAEC        £0.00        N/A                   Classroom / Online Split

12                                              See back page for how to enrol
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                                                                                                                                                            Learning for Work
     Code            Day      Time           Length      Start Date     Mtgs    Venue         Fee 1        Fee 2         Free   Learning Mode

     COMP286            Fri      09:30       2hrs 30m      15-Jan-21       10      LAEC        £0.00         N/A                Classroom / Online Split
     COMP295            Fri      10:00         3hrs        15-Jan-21       10       SM         £0.00         N/A                Classroom / Online Split
     COMP298            Sat      10:00         3hrs        16-Jan-21       10        BR        £0.00         N/A                Classroom / Online Split
     COMP290           Mon       10:00         3hrs         12-Apr-21      11        PP        £0.00         N/A                Classroom / Online Split
     COMP302           Mon       10:00         3hrs         12-Apr-21      11        BE        £0.00         N/A                Classroom / Online Split
     COMP293           Tue       10:00       2hrs 30m       13-Apr-21      11      NPLIB       £0.00         N/A                Classroom / Online Split
     COMP281           Wed       09:30         3hrs         14-Apr-21      12      LAEC        £0.00         N/A                Classroom / Online Split
     COMP284           Wed       13:00         3hrs         14-Apr-21      12      LAEC        £0.00         N/A                Classroom / Online Split
     COMP287            Fri      09:30       2hrs 30m       16-Apr-21      11      LAEC        £0.00         N/A                Classroom / Online Split
     COMP296            Fri      10:00         3hrs         16-Apr-21      11       SM         £0.00         N/A                Classroom / Online Split
     COMP299            Sat      10:00         3hrs         17-Apr-21      11        BR        £0.00         N/A                Classroom / Online Split

     Develop your Microsoft Skills
     COMP342           Mon       09:30         3hrs         11-Jan-21      21       CLIB       £0.00         N/A                Classroom / Online Split
     COMP327           Wed       18:00       2hrs 30m      13-Jan-21       22        BE        £0.00         N/A                Classroom / Online Split
     COMP343            Fri      13:00         2hrs        15-Jan-21       22      LAEC        £0.00         N/A                Classroom / Online Split

     Digital Skills for all
     COMP271           Wed       10:00         2hrs        13-Jan-21       10       SM         £0.00         N/A                Classroom Based
     COMP277            Fri      10:00         2hrs        15-Jan-21       10      NPLIB       £0.00         N/A                Classroom Based
     COMP272           Wed       10:00         2hrs         14-Apr-21      11       SM         £0.00         N/A                Classroom Based
     COMP278            Fri      10:00         2hrs         16-Apr-21      11      NPLIB       £0.00         N/A                Classroom Based

     Becoming a Digital Parent
     COMP306           Thu       13:00         2hrs        11-Mar-21       5       LAEC        £20.00        N/A          N/A    Classroom / Online Split

     Being a Digital Citizen
     COMP303           Thu       13:00         3hrs        28-Jan-21       5       LAEC        £30.00        N/A          N/A    Classroom / Online Split
     COMP304           Thu       13:00         3hrs        13-May-21       5       LAEC        £30.00        N/A          N/A    Classroom / Online Split

     Digital Specialism - From email to the Cloud
     COMP308           Wed       13:00         3hrs        10-Mar-21       3       LAEC        £18.00        N/A          N/A    Classroom / Online Split

     Digital Specialism - Build your own Website
     COMP310           Wed       13:00         3hrs         14-Apr-21      5       LAEC        £30.00        N/A          N/A    Classroom / Online Split
     COMP311           Wed       13:00         3hrs        19-May-21       5       LAEC        £30.00        N/A          N/A    Classroom / Online Split

     So you want to…Code and Programme
     COMP315           Mon       13:00         3hrs        10-May-21       6       LAEC        £36.00        N/A          N/A    Classroom / Online Split

     So you want to be…A Games Developer
     COMP312           Wed       13:00         2hrs        13-Jan-21       5       LAEC        £20.00        N/A          N/A    Classroom / Online Split
     COMP313           Wed       18:30         2hrs         21-Apr-21      5       LAEC        £20.00        N/A          N/A    Classroom / Online Split

      Assisted Digital Support
      Assisted Digital Support (ADS) is a service to help you with online services, such
      as claiming benefits, careers planning, applying for work, council services and
      even help with social media to keep in touch with friends and family.
      We have been offering this service remotely during lockdown and are looking
      forward to taking this back to community venues in the near future. If you need
      any digital support, please call Jez on 0116 454 4261

  ALL You may be able to apply for an Advanced Learning Loan (see page 6)

        These courses require an Initial Assessment Interview before enrolling. Please call 0116 454 1900 for details.

                              Business Admin and Accounts / Careers Advice >                                                                                   13
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        Code            Day      Time              Length   Start Date    Mtgs       Venue       Fee 1        Fee 2          Free      Learning Mode

                                           Business Admin and Accounts
       Our Business, Finance and Administration courses offer the opportunity to gain the essential skills and knowledge that
       employers are looking for in a modern business world.
       AAT Level 1 Award in Business Skills (Accounting)
       BUSADM033        Fri        09:15    3hrs             08-Jan-21      17       LAEC        £450.00      £225.00                   Classroom / Online Split

       BUSADM040        Thu        17:45    3hrs             14-Jan-21      20       BISH        £450.00      £225.00                   Classroom / Online Split

       Level 1 Award in Administration (Business Professional)
       BUSADM026        Thu        09:30    3hrs             25-Feb-21      10       LAEC        £300.00      £150.00                   Classroom Based

       AAT Level 1 Access Award in Bookeeping
       BUSADM042        Mon        09:15    5hrs             07-Jun-21      6        LAEC        £300.00      £150.00                   Classroom Based

       AAT Level 1 Access Award in Accounting Software
       BUSADM043        Thu        09:30    2hrs 30m         18-Mar-21      14       LAEC        £300.00      £150.00                   Classroom Based

       AAT Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting                           ALL

       BUSADM036        Fri        09:30    6hrs 30m         08-Jan-21      44       LAEC        £2,573.00    N/A            N/A         Classroom / Online Split

                                    Access to Higher Education Diploma
        n   Fast track to university for people without traditional qualifications
        n   No age restrictions
        n   Pre-Access courses to gain entry requirements
        n   Advanced Learner Loans available to cover the cost of tuition fees
        Our Access to Higher Education courses are a fast track route to university. We offer Business or Social Science at Level 3 and
        a Level 2 pre-access course for those who are not quite ready for level 3.
        Certificate in Further Study in Business, Administration and Law (Pre-Access)
        ACC003           Wed       09:30            5hrs      06-Jan-21         23    LAEC      £1,265.00     £632.50                 Classroom Based

                                             Careers Advice and Guidance
        Accessing good quality, sound careers               students and the wider community.                 needs and help you to access a range
        advice and information is essential                 Regardless of your age, circumstances or          of courses from our Employment Skills
        when considering your future career                 professional standing, you can access free        Programme.
        choices. Whether it is for future studies,
                                                            careers advice and information, helping to
        employment, or a career change, our
        in-house careers service can work with              empower you to make informed choices
        you to create a career plan as well as a            and decisions regarding your future career
        programme tailored to your needs.                   pathways and progression. Whether this
                                                            means employment, training or further
        At LASALS we offer professional and
                                                            education, we can help you to realise your
        impartial careers guidance from a
                                                            potential, enabling you to follow a pathway
        qualified and experienced adviser, not
                                                            leading to new and exciting opportunities.
        just to our students, but to prospective
                                                            We can also discuss your employability

          For further information or to book an online, telephone or face-to-face appointment
                                          call 0116 4541900.
     ALL You may be able to apply for an Advanced Learning Loan (see page 6)

            These courses require an Initial Assessment Interview before enrolling. Please call 0116 454 1900 for details.

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                                                                                                                              Learning for Life
         SIGN-UP FOR OUR E-NEWSLETTER
       We have recently launched a new e-newsletter to help keep you up
       to date with important announcements, course information and other
       exciting news about Adult Learning in Leicester.
       The newsletter’s called Leicester Learns and we’ll be sending it out
       every two weeks to ensure we stay in touch with our students during
       COVID-19 (and beyond!).
       You’ll need to subscribe to get the newsletter, which you can do by visiting
       our facebook page and clicking the link to sign up.
       (You can also subscribe to other newsletters provided by Leicester City
       Council if you wish).
       Rest assured we won’t share your contact details with anyone else and will
       only use them to send you the newsletter.
       You can unsubscribe at any time by selecting the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the newsletter.
       You can read our privacy policy which gives details of how we use or share your information, our disclaimer and
       copyright information.

                                        Learning for Life
   English and Maths
   ESOL            (English for Speakers of Other

   Languages)
   Our Learning for Life courses allow our learners to develop
   skills and gain knowledge in English and Maths.
   These courses are designed for adults who are looking to
   obtain qualifications in English, Maths and ESOL in order to
   achieve the skills needed for employment and everyday
   life.
   Not only do our learners have the opportunity to gain a
   qualification, but we also support our learners to increase
   their confidence and self-esteem through their learning.
   All of our courses starting in the spring and summer terms
   will be blended learning with teaching and learning within
   class and online. We will talk to you during initial assessment
   about your confidence and access to the online world. If you are not confident don’t worry,
   your tutor will help you to access and use online teaching.

       On all of our courses you will have the opportunity to gain a qualification.

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                                  ESOL...................................................................................17

                                English, Maths and ESOL Information >                                                                15
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Learning for Life

                    English and Maths
                    We have courses for all levels of learning: from beginner readers and
                    writers to those who want to go on to achieve qualifications up to Level 2.
                    If you already have Functional Skills Level 2 or GCSE Grade 3 and are
                    interested in GCSE maths and/or English, please contact Chris Wild on
                    0116 454 6926 to discuss what options are available to you.
                    We offer morning, afternoon and evening classes across the city. All our
                    classes are taught by highly experienced and qualified teachers.
                    We have courses that run twice-a-week and combine short qualifications
                    (Ascentis Awards) to develop your underpinning knowledge, followed by
                    Functional Skills qualifications.
                    We also offer once-a-week courses with flexible start dates throughout the
                    year.
                    We also offer Pre-Entry level maths and English for those adults who need
                    to develop their basic skills before progressing on to other courses.
                                                                                                          ENGLISH AND
                    Due to the current COVID-19 situation ALL our courses
                    starting in Spring/Summer 2021 will have an online                                   MATHS COURSES
                    element to them. Some courses will also be completely                                  ARE FREE
                    online.

                                                                 HOW TO ENROL
                        Before you join our courses, you will need to come to one of our advice and enrolment sessions. The tutor will talk to
                       you and ask you to complete an English and / or maths assessment (due to COVID-19 restrictions if you want to do
                      both English and maths this might take up to an hour or longer). The tutor will then talk to you about your level and
                                                               give advice about the best class for you.

                                              Advice, Assessment and Enrolment Sessions
                                                              January / February 2021
                             Please ring 0116 454 1900 to book a time to come and talk to us.

                                                         We will be holding sessions at:
                       African Caribbean Centre                                  Beaumont Leys Library

                       The Belgrave Peepul Centre                                Bishopdale Adult Education Hub

                       BRITE Centre                                              Leicester Adult Education College

                       New Parks Library                                         Pork Pie Library and Community Centre

                       St Barnabas Library			                                    St Matthews Neighbourhood Centre

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                                                                                                                                       Learning for Life
  ESOL
  English for Speakers of Other
  Languages
  English classes for people whose first
  language is not English.
  Our ESOL courses are designed for people whose first language
  is not English. These classes will help you improve your English
  speaking, listening, reading and writing in a fun, lively and
  multicultural environment.
  These courses are for all levels of learning, from beginners (Pre-
  Entry) to advanced (Level 2).
  Our learners take Trinity ESOL exams.

 We offer special courses to help you prepare
 for these tests:
                                                                             HOW TO ENROL
                                                          Before you join our ESOL classes, you need to come and talk to one of our
 Prepare for Life in UK Test -                            teachers. The teacher will talk to you and ask you to do some reading and
 Trinity Graded Examinations in Spoken                       writing. The teacher will give you advice about the best class for you.
 English (GESE) - A1, A2 and B1 tests
                                                        Advice, Assessment and Enrolment Sessions
 We are an approved
 preparation centre by                                                    January / February 2021
 Trinity.
                                                          Please ring 0116 454 1900 to book a time
                                                                   to come and talk to us.
                                                                    We will be holding sessions at:
                                                                 African Caribbean Centre
                                                                 Beaumont Leys Library

       I have received                                           The Belgrave Peepul Centre
                                                                 BRITE Centre
       immense support                                           Bishopdale Learning Hub
       from my tutor and                                         Leicester Adult Education College

       colleagues, which                                         New Parks Library

       has increased my                                          Pork Pie Library and Community Centre
                                                                 St Barnabas Library
       passion to learn                                          St Matthews Neighbourhood Centre
       English.                                         n On the day of the assessment please bring your passport or ID card and
                                                          your National Insurance Number.
                                                        n ESOL classes are not automatically free, but many learners are eligible
                                                          for free courses or reduced fees. Please bring any proof of benefits and/
                                                          or method of payment with you when you come to enrol.

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                   Learning for Leisure and Wellbeing

                    Learning is good for you!
        We offer courses that span a wide variety of subjects,
        from languages and history to painting and pottery
        and much more. All our courses are delivered by
        experienced tutors and professional artists in a
        supportive and welcoming environment.

        Our courses are designed for anyone who has
        a desire to further their own personal interests,
        learning a wide range of creative and practical skills
        along the way.

        Learning new skills, at any age and point in your
        life, is great for you! Learning helps to boost self-
        esteem and confidence as well as giving you new
        and valuable skills that can be used throughout your
        day to day life. Our current learners have shared how
        their time on our courses has helped to improve their
        mental and physical wellbeing.

       Drawing and Painting...........................19
       Pottery / Creative Glass.......................20                      How to enrol on these
       Craft / Jewellery...................................... 22                   courses
                                                                               You can enrol directly onto
       Textiles / Sewing..................................... 22                these courses by phone.
       History and Literature........................... 22
                                                                             Call 0116 454 1900
       Photography............................................. 22                   Fees
                                                                            Non-Qualification courses are only
       Dance / Music / Exercise...................... 23                    for learners aged 19+ and are
                                                                            charged at £2.00 per hour (plus the
       Languages................................................. 23        cost of provided resources/model)
                                                                            except for the following, which are
       LLDD Courses............................................24           free to learners:
                                                                            n Employability courses for the unemployed
                 Keeping Leicester Learning                                 n Informal learning activities and taster
        Along with organisations and venues across the country we           sessions
        have reviewed and adapted our buildings and ways of working         n First steps courses offering progression into
        to reduce the risk from COVID-19. Our procedures and risk           accredited programmes
        assessments have been reviewed by Leicester City Council,           n REMIT courses for learners with mental
        Trade Unions and staff and we have been approved to re-open         health difficulties
        as COVID secure venues. See page 4 for key changes.                 n Family Learning

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                                                                                                                                                Learning for Leisure and Wellbeing
   Course Title                                        Code     Day   Time    Length    Start date   Mtgs    Venue     Fee    Learning Mode

                                                         Learning Mode
   Along with organisations and venues across the country we have reviewed and adapted our buildings and
   ways of working to reduce the risk from COVID-19. Our procedures and risk assessments have been reviewed
   by Leicester City Council, Trade Unions and staff and we have been approved to re-open as a COVID secure
   venue.
   As a result, we have had to adapt the delivery of our courses to help ensure the safety of our staff and learners
   whilst also offering a diverse programme that offers as many learners as possible the opportunity to take part in
   learning.
   We will be offering courses that have different models of delivery which you will see indicated throughout the
   brochure, which are:
   Classroom Based – These courses will take place within the classroom at one of our venues. Participant numbers
   are restricted to strict capacity limits that ensure that social distancing is always observed and maintained.
   Online Courses – These courses will take place online. You will need access to the internet on a suitable device
   (phone, tablet, laptop, desk-top computer). Lessons will take place on Google Classroom via a leicesterlearns
   account which will be created for you when you enrol.
   Classroom/Online Split - These courses will be delivered through a blend of classroom teaching and remote
   learning methods. You will need access to the internet on a suitable device (phone, tablet, laptop, desk-top
   computer).Course participants will be split into two smaller groups: You will attend a classroom with your group on
   alternate sessions and you will be provided with the work and activities (online or printed resources) that you will
   be expected to complete at home between these sessions.
   Classroom/Online Alternate - These courses will be delivered through a blend of classroom teaching and remote
   learning methods. Lessons will alternate between those delivered in a classroom and those that take place on
   Google Classroom via a leicesterlearns account which will be created for you when you enrol.
   More information about online and distance learning can be found:
   Online at: https://sites.google.com/leicesterlearns.ac.uk/lasals/online-distance-learning
   By Telephone on 0116 4541900                 By email lasals@leicester.gov.uk

                                                  Drawing and Painting
   These courses will allow you to develop your creativity with experienced and practicing artists. The tutors encourage and
   celebrate a range of different cultural styles and approaches to art.
   You may be given the opportunity to have your work shown in our online public gallery, or our exhibition when we are back
   open!
   Botanical Drawing - Winter to Spring               DRAW161   Tue   09:45   3hrs     12-Jan-21     10              £60.00   Online
   Draw & Paint - Get Creative                        DRAW170   Wed   10:00   2hrs     13-Jan-21     10     LAEC     £40.00   Classroom Based
   Draw, Paint & Mixed Media                          DRAW158   Mon   18:30   2hrs     11-Jan-21     10     LAEC     £40.00   Classroom Based
   Drawing - Get Started                              DRAW149   Mon   10:00   2hrs     11-Jan-21     10              £40.00   Online
   Drawings Into Painting                             DRAW176   Wed   18:30   2hrs     13-Jan-21     10     LAEC     £40.00   Classroom Based
   Life Drawing                                       DRAW155   Mon   18:30   2hrs     11-Jan-21     10     LAEC     £40.00   Classroom Based
   Life Drawing - Inspired by Ivon Hitchen            DRAW193   Sat   10:00   6hrs     20-Mar-21     1      LAEC     £12.00   Classroom Based
   Paint - A Creative Approach                        DRAW173   Wed   13:00   2hrs     13-Jan-21     10     LAEC     £40.00   Classroom Based
                                                      DRAW167   Tue   18:30   2hrs     12-Jan-21     10     LAEC     £40.00   Classroom Based
   Paint - Watercolour Develop Skills
                                                      DRAW152   Mon   13:00   2hrs     11-Jan-21     10     LAEC     £40.00   Classroom Based
   Painting Illustrative Watercolours                 DRAW205   Sat   10:00   6hrs     06-Mar-21     1      LAEC     £12.00   Classroom Based
                                                      DRAW179   Fri   10:00   2hrs     15-Jan-21     5      LAEC     £20.00   Classroom Based
   Portraiture - Expressive Portraits
                                                      DRAW220   Fri   10:00   2hrs     26-Feb-21     5      LAEC     £20.00   Classroom Based
   Print Making - Lino Printing                       DRAW164   Tue   14:00   2hrs     12-Jan-21     10     LAEC     £40.00   Classroom Based
   Still Life inspired by Georgio Morandi             DRAW201   Sat   10:00   5hrs     20-Mar-21     1      BISH     £10.00   Classroom Based
   Botanical Drawing - Spring to Summer               DRAW162   Tue   09:45   3hrs     20-Apr-21     10              £60.00   Online
   Botanical Illustration - Flowers of Spring         DRAW196   Sat   10:00   6hrs     24-Apr-21     1      LAEC     £12.00   Classroom Based
   Botanical Illustration - Summer in Bloom           DRAW197   Sat   10:00   6hrs     12-Jun-21     1      LAEC     £12.00   Classroom Based
   Draw & Paint - Get Creative                        DRAW171   Wed   10:00   2hrs     21-Apr-21     10     LAEC     £40.00   Classroom Based

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     Course Title                                    Code     Day   Time      Length    Start date   Mtgs    Venue      Fee     Learning Mode

     Draw Paint Print - Mixed Media                 DRAW177   Wed   18:30     2hrs     21-Apr-21     10     LAEC     £40.00    Classroom Based
     Draw, Paint & Mixed Media                      DRAW159   Mon   18:30     2hrs     19-Apr-21     10     LAEC     £40.00    Classroom Based
     Drawing - Get Started                          DRAW150   Mon   10:00     2hrs     19-Apr-21     10              £40.00    Online
                                                    DRAW183   Fri   13:00     2hrs     23-Apr-21     10     LAEC     £40.00    Classroom Based
     Life Drawing
                                                    DRAW156   Mon   18:30     2hrs     19-Apr-21     10     LAEC     £40.00    Classroom Based
     Life Drawing - Colours of Rose Hilton          DRAW194   Sat   10:00     6hrs     22-May-21     1      LAEC     £12.00    Classroom Based
     Paint - A Personal Approach                    DRAW174   Wed   13:00     2hrs     21-Apr-21     10     LAEC     £40.00    Classroom Based
                                                    DRAW168   Tue   18:30     2hrs     20-Apr-21     10     LAEC     £40.00    Classroom Based
     Paint - Watercolour Explore Techniques
                                                    DRAW153   Mon   13:00     2hrs     19-Apr-21     10     LAEC     £40.00    Classroom Based
     Painting - Explore Nature in Glorious Colour   DRAW202   Sat   10:00     5hrs     08-May-21     1      BISH     £10.00    Classroom Based
     Painting - Pen and Ink Washes                  DRAW206   Sat   10:00     6hrs     15-May-21     1      LAEC     £12.00    Classroom Based
     Portraiture - Adventurous Portraits            DRAW180   Fri   10:00     2hrs     23-Apr-21     10     LAEC     £40.00    Classroom Based
     Print Making - Explore and Experiment          DRAW165   Tue   14:00     2hrs     20-Apr-21     10     LAEC     £40.00    Classroom Based
     Print Making Collagraph                        DRAW200   Sat   10:00     6hrs     08-May-21     1      LAEC     £12.00    Classroom Based
     Print Making Mono Prints                       DRAW199   Sat   10:00     6hrs     26-Jun-21     1      LAEC     £12.00    Classroom Based
     Summer school - Painting Newark House
                                                    DRAW212   Tue   10:00     5hrs     06-Jul-21     1      LAEC     £10.00    Classroom Based
     Garden Museum

                                               Pottery / Creative Glass
     These courses will allow you to learn everything from the basics to advanced skills in pottery and creative glass, as well as
     different techniques from sculpting, moulding, glazing and throwing to create a range of different styles.
     Creative Glass - Fusing with Bullseye Glass    POTT158   Sat   10:00     6hrs     06-Feb-21     1      LAEC     £12.00   Classroom Based
                                                    POTT133   Fri   13:00     2hrs     15-Jan-21     5      LAEC     £20.00   Classroom Based
     Creative Glass for Beginners
                                                    POTT172   Fri   13:00     2hrs     26-Feb-21     5      LAEC     £20.00   Classroom Based
                                                    POTT142   Thu   18:30     2hrs     14-Jan-21     5      LAEC     £20.00   Classroom Based
     Creative Glass Workshop
                                                    POTT178   Thu   18:30     2hrs     25-Feb-21     5      LAEC     £20.00   Classroom Based
     Pottery - Construction Techniques              POTT127   Wed   18:00     2hrs     13-Jan-21     5      BISH     £20.00   Classroom Based
     Pottery - Decorative Techniques                POTT128   Wed   18:00     2hrs     24-Feb-21     5      BISH     £20.00   Classroom Based
                                                    POTT115   Mon   18:30     2hrs     11-Jan-21     5      LAEC     £20.00   Classroom Based
     Pottery - Developing Ideas & Techniques
                                                    POTT168   Mon   18:30     2hrs     22-Feb-21     5      LAEC     £20.00   Classroom Based
                                                    POTT139   Thu   13:00     2hrs     14-Jan-21     5      LAEC     £20.00   Classroom Based
     Pottery - Explore Techniques
                                                    POTT176   Thu   13:00     2hrs     25-Feb-21     5      LAEC     £20.00   Classroom Based
                                                    POTT121   Tue   10:30     2hrs     12-Jan-21     5      LAEC     £20.00   Classroom Based
     Pottery - Sight Loss
                                                    POTT184   Tue   10:30     2hrs     23-Feb-21     5      LAEC     £20.00   Classroom Based
     Pottery - Terracotta Garden Pots               POTT162   Sat   10:00     6hrs     27-Feb-21     1      LAEC     £12.00   Classroom Based

                    Keep in touch!                                          /leicesterlearns                         @lasals

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