Intermediate Mixed Crafts -(Evening Class)~ Spring Term 2018

Course title: Intermediate Mixed Crafts -(Evening Class)~ Course reference: C2338758 Tutor(s): Melinda Lee Venue: The Sherwood Textile Workshop, 621 or 581 Mansfield Road, Nottingham, NG5 2FX Venue Tel: 07809 158606 Fee: £173.25 Fee Waived for those on income related benefits or low income; Evidence must be provided. Start & End Date: 12/02/2018 - 18/06/2018 Day … Continue reading Intermediate Mixed Crafts -(Evening Class)~ Spring Term 2018

Intermediate Computing ~Autumn Term 2017/18

Just a few more spaces left on this course.
Please just turn up to class this Friday to avoid disappointment.

Nottingham and Nottinghamshire

Course title: Intermediate Computing
Course reference: C2338502
Tutor(s): Sotiria Rodi
Venue: Vernon Community College, Vernon House, 18 Friar Lane, NG1 6DQ
Venue Tel: 01159 414967
Fee: £107.80
Fee Waived for those on income related benefits or low income; Evidence must be provided.
Start & End Date: 8th September – 15th December 2017
Day & Times: Friday 1pm -3pm
Number of sessions:14
Hours per session: 2
For further information and how to Enrol please click on the below link:

https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/Online/2017/CourseInfo.aspx?r=C2338502

Or Enrol by Telephone quoting the above course reference number: 0300 30 33 464 (Mon-Fri 9am -5pm)

Please email Caroline ckeep@wea.org.uk

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Move to the Groove – Evening Class ~Autumn Term 2017/18

Nottingham and Nottinghamshire

Course title: Move to the Groove – Evening Class
Course reference: C2338475
Tutor(s): Chris LewisJones
Venue: Vernon Community College, Vernon House, 18 Friar Lane, NG1 6DQ
Venue Tel: 01159 414967
Fee: £92.40
Fee Waived for those on income related benefits or low income; Evidence must be provided.
Start & End Date: 14th September – 7th December 2017
Day & Times: Thursday 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Number of sessions:12
Hours per session: 2
For further information and how to Enrol please click on the below link:

https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/Online/2017/CourseInfo.aspx?r=C2338475

Or Enrol by Telephone quoting the above course reference number: 0300 30 33 464 (Mon-Fri 9am -5pm)

Please email Caroline ckeep@wea.org.uk

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Celebration at Sneinton Hermitage

Sometime I love my job; today was one of those days. It was my privilege to visit with the annual celebration of the Garment Construction and Sewing Skills classes. The classes cover skills from absolute beginner through to intermediate. From my amateur eye it all looked fantastically well made. Many of the students were sporting … Continue reading Celebration at Sneinton Hermitage

WEA Chief Executive visits students

It was our great pleasure to welcome the WEA's Chief Executive Ruth Spellman to the final Intermediate Computing class at Vernon Community College recently. Ruth's visit was one of many 'walk through's" that are undertaken by WEA staff as part of our continuing commitment to quality learning. I am pleased to say that Ruth found … Continue reading WEA Chief Executive visits students

Mixed Textile Crafts Improvers ~Autumn Term 2017/18

Course title:Mixed Textile Crafts Improvers Course reference: C2338352 Tutor(s):Natalie Smith Venue: The Sherwood Textile Workshop, 621 or 581 Mansfield Road, Nottingham, NG5 2FX Venue Tel: 07809 158606 Fee:£173.25 Fee Waived for those on income related benefits or low income; Evidence must be provided. Start & End Date: 9th November 2017- 18th January 2018 Day & … Continue reading Mixed Textile Crafts Improvers ~Autumn Term 2017/18

A huge congratulations to our interpreting students.

I read the news today, oh boy! A huge congratulations goes out to our interpreting students. We have received official confirmation from the examining body (Ascentis) that all of those students that entered for qualification achieved qualification. That's a 100% pass rate! Course tutor, Harminderjeet Johal said, "I am very proud of the students and … Continue reading A huge congratulations to our interpreting students.

Students create cupcakes for sale

It is always good to share and with this in mind I am very pleased to share this short report from WEA tutor Coral Campbell. Coral teaches cake decorating and sugar craft for us at The Sherwood Textiles Workshop. Her classes are always a hive of activity! Students are given demonstrations on the first lesson … Continue reading Students create cupcakes for sale

Out and about with Chris Lewis Jones

Lovely group of WEA Nottingham students coping well with temporary accommodation problems at Vernon community college...intervention in the sunshine trumps installation in the classroom any day! I love the vitality of Facebook. Below is a discussion on the picture above. Discussion in motion. Rosie Jarrett This isn't supposed to be art is it? Like · … Continue reading Out and about with Chris Lewis Jones

Me and My Tutor – Caroline Schlich

Me and My Tutor - Caroline Schlich | WEA WEA English tutor Caroline Schlich has been featured in inTuition magazine along with her student Olajumoke Ikoyi. Published in the Me and My Tutor Feature both Caroline and Olajumoke discuss their learning relationship and the progress that they have made together. Olajumoke: "Wow! How do i … Continue reading Me and My Tutor – Caroline Schlich

Dressmaking ~ Projects – Summer Term 2016

Course title:Dressmaking ~ Projects Course reference:C2336129 Tutor(s): Rebecca Spear Venue: The Sherwood Textile Workshop, 621 Mansfield Road, Nottingham, NG5 2FX Venue Tel: Tel 07809 158606 Fee: £173.25 Fee Waived for those on income related benefits or low income; Evidence must be provided. Start & End Date: 11th May - 20th July 2016 Day & Times: Wed … Continue reading Dressmaking ~ Projects – Summer Term 2016

Anyone Can Draw ~ Spring Term 2016

Course title: Anyone Can Draw Course reference:  C2336143 Tutor(s): Tricia Gardiner Venue: The Loft house. Unit 6. 35 Warser Gate. NG1 1NU Venue Tel: 07557053209 Fee: £80.85 Fee Waived for those on income related benefits or low income; Evidence must be provided. Start & End Date: 29th February - 11th April 2016 Day & Times: … Continue reading Anyone Can Draw ~ Spring Term 2016

eDigital Competence Certificate Workshop ~ Spring Term 2016

Course title: eDigital Competence Certificate Workshop Course reference: C2336144 Tutor(s): Peter Goodwin Venue:Vernon Community College, Vernon House, 18 Friar Lane, NG1 6DQ Venue Tel:01159 414967 Fee: £50.05 Fee Waived for those on income related benefits or low income; Evidence must be provided. Start & End Date: 26th February - 1st April 2016 Day & Times: … Continue reading eDigital Competence Certificate Workshop ~ Spring Term 2016

Shanghai by the Lake

Creative writing at Lakeside Arts Centre, what could be a nicer way to spend a Friday? Last term's course had a focus loosely around an exhibition about Chinese video Art. The exhibition and course proved an inspiration for Neil Deakin; who penned this poem based on his experiences. Shanghai by the Lake by Neil Deakin   … Continue reading Shanghai by the Lake

Words V Images (in sublime surroundings)

Friday is looking lovely. A balmy springtime day. Friday also sees the beginning of a new four part creative writing course  held at the idyllic Lakeside Arts Centre. The course will probe different styles of writing, exploring the process of crafting imagery in poetry, memoir and fiction. How can you, as a writer, create a picture in your … Continue reading Words V Images (in sublime surroundings)

Knit one pearl two

According to BBC's Newsbeat "Young people want to learn "old fashioned" skills like knitting and wooden toy making." Here at Nottingham WEA Community office we can not help (yet) with wooden toy making but we can help with knitting and crochet. We have a brand new course starting called Knitting and Crochet ~ Building on … Continue reading Knit one pearl two

Our hearty congratulations goes to Nikki England

Our hearty congratulations goes to Nikki England who had just passed her Advanced Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) course. This 150 hour online course included observing 6 full length classes via video. Nikki undertook the course as part of her continuing professional development. Every year WEA tutors maintain and grow their skills as … Continue reading Our hearty congratulations goes to Nikki England

Food & Faith – Join our St Ann’s Community Dialogues

Join our St Ann’s Community Dialogues Are you interested in the diversity of St Anns? Do you want to find out more about your neighbours? Join us for a community dialogue at the Chase Neighbourhood Centre We provide the food, you provide the conversation February - June 2015 We are holding a series of 8 … Continue reading Food & Faith – Join our St Ann’s Community Dialogues

English for Speakers of other Languages (ESOL) ~ Intermediate Level~ Spring Term 2015

Course title: English for Speakers of other Languages (ESOL) ~ Intermediate Level Course reference: C2334594 Tutor(s): Haydn Jones Venue: Vernon Community College, Vernon House, 18 Friar Lane, Nottingham, NG1 6DQ Fee: £80.85 Fee Waived for those on income related benefits or low income; Evidence must be provided. Start date: 8th January End date:  19th March 2015 … Continue reading English for Speakers of other Languages (ESOL) ~ Intermediate Level~ Spring Term 2015

Tutors Needed!

Request from our skills for life team.

WEA East Midlands EME Blog

We are looking for sessional tutors of English, Maths and ESOL throughout the East Midlands.

You will need to have a Cert Ed, PGCE or DTTLS and a subject specialism in English, Maths and ESOL.  You must have experience of teaching adults and be able to deliver Functional Skills and ESOL accreditation.  We particularly need tutors in Nottingham and Leicester.

If you are interested, please complete an application form:

Job Description

Tutor application form

You can then email the form to garmstrong@wea.org.uk.

Closing date 5 September 2014

If you would like to discuss this, please contact Vicki or Sue – 01509 262036 – vjones@wea.org.uk – shaslam@wea.org.uk.

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Culture, Reading & Writing: Improve your English Literacy Skills ~Autumn Term 2014

Course title: Culture, Reading & Writing: Improve your English Literacy Skills Course reference: C2333994 (AM) & C2333994 (PM) Tutor(s): Lorna Poole Venue: Vernon Community College, Vernon House, 18 Friar Lane, NG1 6DQ Fee: £80.85 Fee Waived for those on income related benefits or low income; Evidence must be provided. Start date:  7th October 2014 End date:  9th December 2014 … Continue reading Culture, Reading & Writing: Improve your English Literacy Skills ~Autumn Term 2014

Computer Skills; Applying for Work or Training Opportunities ~ Autumn Term 2014

Course title: Computer Skills; Applying for Work or Training Opportunities Course reference: C23333983 Tutor(s): Peter Goodwin Venue: Vernon Community College, Vernon House, 18 Friar Lane, Nottingham, NG1 6DQ Fee: £81.27 -  Fee Waived for those on income related benefits or low income; Evidence must be provided. Start date: Thursday 11th September 2014 Time(s): 1pm - … Continue reading Computer Skills; Applying for Work or Training Opportunities ~ Autumn Term 2014

Introduction to Sewing Bras ~Summer School 2014

Course title: Introduction to Sewing Bras Summer School Course reference: C2333897 Tutor(s): Hannah Wroe Venue:  Sherwood Textile Workshop, 621 Mansfield Road, NG52FX Fee: £50.05 - Fee Waived for those on income related benefits or low income; Evidence must be provided. Start date: 23rd August End date: 24th  August Day(s)/time(s): Mon & Tue 9.30-4.30pm Number of sessions: 2 Hours per session:  6.5 … Continue reading Introduction to Sewing Bras ~Summer School 2014

Introduction to Sewing Bras ~Summer School 2014

Course title: Introduction to Sewing Bras Summer School Course reference: C2333885 Tutor(s): Hannah Wroe Venue:  The Textile Workshop, 621 Mansfield Road, NG52FX Fee: £50.05 Start date: 18th August End date: 19th August Day(s)/time(s): Mon & Tue 9.30-4.30pm Number of sessions: 2 Hours per session:  6.5 hours Down load the Course outline here: Introduction to Sewing Bras Summer School Tutor … Continue reading Introduction to Sewing Bras ~Summer School 2014

Good News from Ofsted about the WEA

Ofsted, the official regulator of standards in schools and colleges in England, has rated the Workers’ Educational Association (WEA) “Good” in all areas of inspection. The WEA is the UK’s largest provider of adult community learning, delivering “stimulating and interesting sessions” to a “broad cultural mix” of over 74,000 students. The report by Ofsted highlighted … Continue reading Good News from Ofsted about the WEA

Win an iPAD by registering on the Learn My Way website

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WEA tutors

Win an iPad

We are taking part in this year’s Get online week.  Everyone who registers on the LearnMyWay website is in with a chance of winning a brilliant iPad prize even if they cannot get to one of the arranged events.

UK online Centres are giving away a white Apple iPad tablet with Retina display 16GB Wi Fi.  You have to be registered on Learn my way (preferably via the Let’s get digital course!) For every person registered during Get online week itself ( ends 20 October), our centre name will go into our proverbial prize draw hat. The winner will be announced on the 21st October.

Just goto learnmyway.com , Click on REGISTER – top right.  Type in your First Name, then your Surname.  You will then be given a USERNAME – write it down.  

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Introduction to Permaculture Feedback

Last week saw the first weekend course run at St Anns Allotments by our respected tutor Paul Paine.We thought we’d like to share what the students on the course thought about it. The picture shown a feedback man. Comments placed in the head area represent ideas that need more thought. Comments placed in the torso … Continue reading Introduction to Permaculture Feedback

Computer Confidence Workshop – Edwards Lane Estate Community Centre

The WEA would like to thank the following businesses for promoting our Computer Confidence Workshop at Edwards Lane Estate Community Centre due to start Monday 9th September 10am -12pm. Thank you to: Heat Seal  EYG Group Andover Post Office and Convenience Store NISA Local (Heathfield) Co Operative Daybrook Fish Bar Arnold, Daybrook and Bestwood Conservative … Continue reading Computer Confidence Workshop – Edwards Lane Estate Community Centre

Fantastic Opportunity for Micro Businesses

Are you a micro business (up to 9 employees) that has been trading for 12 months or more?  Or do you know of any?  Please circulate this information to your contacts – we still have a few places left on this pilot run of the programme being held at Strelley Hall, Nottingham. These Business Booster … Continue reading Fantastic Opportunity for Micro Businesses

Welcome Back Caroline

It is with some relief and great joy that I welcome back our esteemed colleague Caroline who has been absent for a long six weeks. Caroline has returned to a mountain of calls, emails and paperwork despite our best efforts to alleviate the task. She is heroically ploughing through them with gusto and at this … Continue reading Welcome Back Caroline

New Student Writing ~ The Art of Writing Short Fiction at the Lakeside Arts Centre

The Art of Writing Short Fiction at the Lakeside Arts Centre Three new short works have been published by students on the Art of Writing Short Fiction course recently completed at the Lakeside Arts Centre in Nottingham. The course drew inspiration from the prestigious Dame Laura Knight exhibition. The three works and information about the … Continue reading New Student Writing ~ The Art of Writing Short Fiction at the Lakeside Arts Centre

WEA NOTTINGHAMSHIRE COUNTY FORUM

WEA NOTTINGHAMSHIRE COUNTY FORUM In the Lounge at the Nottingham Mechanics, 3 Sherwood Street,Nottingham NG1 4EZ SATURDAY 27 OCTOBER 2012, 10:00am – 1pm There is no charge for entry and you may attend any part of the programme 10:00 Tea coffee and biscuits followed by a short Annual General Meeting 11:00        NOTTINGHAM CASTLE A talk … Continue reading WEA NOTTINGHAMSHIRE COUNTY FORUM

Women’s Right to Literacy

Women’s Right to Literacy - a new initiative launched by NIACE in partnership with the World Literacy Group 514 million women throughout the world are illiterate; many are unable to access effective educational programmes. Gender equalities, greater participation by women in community and economic activities, as well as in their health and that of their … Continue reading Women’s Right to Literacy

Mushaira – Urdu poetry recital

Mushaira - Urdu poetry recital With Guest of Honour Mr Raza Ali Abidi Well known writer and broadcaster of BBC world service and other well-known poets from all over UK. Join us for a FREE celebration of Urdu poetry in partnership with “Creative Minds Society Nottingham”. Saturday 15 September at 2.00 pm, Radford/Lenton Library Lenton Boulevard … Continue reading Mushaira – Urdu poetry recital

Imagination key to new design course

A new course being led by a new WEA tutor was listed in yesterday's Nottingham Evening Post. The tutor, Adam, is a graphic designer of many year's standing with a wealth of experience and knowledge to share. The course is for all comers. If you have a logo to design, want to know more about … Continue reading Imagination key to new design course

A Jolly Outing

Saturday saw the final session of the Websites for Micros course run from the WEA Training Room at the John Folman Centre in St Anns. The three week Saturday school concerned itself with setting up a small business website and methods for keeping it active. The course deployed WordPress as the base tool. We explored … Continue reading A Jolly Outing

Change your world plus a free lunch

Introducing Active Citizenship Do you want to get involved in your local community or are you already involved? Do you want to help make a difference? Do you want to share your views and concerns with others and look at ways to make things better? This awareness session from the WEA (Workers' Educational Association) is … Continue reading Change your world plus a free lunch

An ESOL Learner Story

Rakhsana Nadeem Ahmed is the single mother of four and lives in Nottingham.  She was born and brought up in Pakistan but she has adopted England as her own country now. Rakhsana joined an ESOL course in Sneinton in 2008 and her initial level for speaking and listening was E2 but her reading and writing … Continue reading An ESOL Learner Story

2011 review for this website

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog. Here's an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 7,700 times in 2011. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 6 trips to carry that many people. Click here to … Continue reading 2011 review for this website

In2Art: InDrawing – Wednesday – Nottingham Contemporary

In2Art: In2Drawing - Wednesday - Nottingham Contemporary C2329092 Tutor: Chris LewisJones Venue: Nottingham Contemporary, Weekday Cross, Nottingham, NG1 2GB Date: Wednesday 11th January 2012 Time: Duration: 6 Meetings Time: 2 Hours,6pm -8pm Fee: £40.20 (£36.18 Concessions) No fee for those on income related benefits or low income. The Aims of the course: Enhance learners’ understanding and appreciation of innovative approaches to … Continue reading In2Art: InDrawing – Wednesday – Nottingham Contemporary