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Courses for all in Medway

August 2010 to July 2011


Welcome to the new learning for all directory for 2010/11 Bringing learning to a venue near you

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can to maintain our diverse and affordable offer to the Medway community throughout the challenging economic days ahead. You do not need to enrol to visit one of our centres – they are in themselves a hub of community life – you can drop in and have a cup of tea at the Gallery cafés and enjoy at your leisure the fabulous art work of our students which is exhibited on a continuous basis (and refreshed regularly). We also deliver our courses out of more than 50 community-based locations such as schools, libraries and children’s centres, so wherever you live there will be a course available to you. Check out pages 10 and 11 for the details of courses at our brand new evening centre at Hundred of Hoo school on the Peninsula. So there’s no time like the present to make a nice cup of tea, put your feet up and browse the directory. We are sure that you will find something of interest. For more detailed information about any of the courses phone 01634 338400 or visit our website at www.medway.gov.uk/ adultlearning. We look forward to welcoming you into our extended Medway Adult and Community Learning Service (MACLS) family in 2010-11. Sue Hopkins Adult Learning Manager

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ur focus this year is on enhancing local delivery so that more people than ever can participate in learning. In 2009/10 more than 7,000 adults and young people found something that they wanted to learn with us. Our youngest customer was just sixmonths old and happily oblivious when he attended a baby massage course with his mum; while our oldest learner is 84-years-old and still enjoying an active and creative life. Between them our learners notched up more than 10,000 enrolments in courses that cover all sorts of subjects and skills. Some wanted to learn for the sheer pleasure of getting to grips with something new, while others were realising a lifelong ambition to get a particular qualification or to take active steps to make a real life change. Many families decided to learn together and discovered the ways in which it can enhance their relationships and family life. The benefits of learning are many and varied. Apart from the obvious advantage of gaining new skills, learning supports the development of confidence and self-esteem, helping you to make new friends. Continuing to participate in learning helps to keep you healthy, both mentally and physically. We embrace the view that learning throughout life is a basic human right and we will do whatever we

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I am pleased to introduce Medway’s adult learning directory for 2010/11. This directory offers a wide range of courses, whether you want to learn a new skill and improve your career prospects during the recession, or just want to learn for fun.


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Gillingham Centre Green Street, Gillingham ME7 5TJ Just off High Street Gillingham, the Gillingham Centre is located five minutes walk from Gillingham Railway Station. Arriva buses numbered 101, 114, 136, 176, 182 serve the Gillingham Town Centre and will set passengers down about five minutes walk from the centre in most cases. Public car parking is available near the Centre at Balmoral car park and Black Lion (both up to four hours). Pay and display street parking in Green Street is limited to a maximum of two hours.

For more information on transport please contact Arriva Buses on 0871 2002233 (or check at www.arrivabus.co.uk) and Southeastern Trains on 0845 0002222.

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British Sign Language These courses in British Sign Language (BSL) and deaf awareness will give you the skills you need to communicate effectively with deaf or hearing-impaired people. Since 2003 British Sign Language has been recognised as a language in its own right and is the

British Sign Language - introduction For those who wish to develop a basic understanding of British Sign Language, deaf culture and the deaf community.

British Sign Language - introduction Monday, 9.15pm, 4/10/10 for 5 sessions Fees: a £39; b £30.30 Rainham, code: P12150210S Tuesday, 7-9pm, 5/10/10 for 5 sessions Fees: a £39; b £30.30 Hoo, code: H12152010S Thursday, 7-9pm, 20/1/11 for 5 sessions Fees: a £39; b £30.30 Rochester, code: R12251810S Tuesday, 7-9pm, 26/4/11 for 5 sessions Fees: a £39; b £30.30 Hoo, code: H12252110S Monday, 12.30-2.30pm, 9/5/11 for 5 sessions Fees: a £39, b £30.30 Gillingham, code: G12352210S

British Sign Language conversation For those who wish to maintain skills learned at Level 1, but who do not wish to gain a qualification at Level 2, or for those who would like more practice before moving on to the Level 2 course.

preferred language of between thirty and seventy thousand people in the United Kingdom. Whether you need it for professional or family uses, we have an appropriate course for you. Please phone Julie Fullman on 01634 338472 for more information.

British Sign Language Level 1 Award For those who wish to gain a first level qualification in BSL. There are three modules with an examination at the end of each module.

Level 1 Award in British Sign Language Wednesday, 7-9pm, 15/9/10 for 31 sessions Fees: a £193; b £144.70; c £32 Rochester, code: R12150010F Wednesday, 7-9pm, 15/9/10 for 31 sessions Fees: a £193; b £144.70; c £32 Hoo, code: H12152010F Thursday, 9.30-11.30am, 16/9/10 for 31 sessions Fees: a £193; b £144.70; c £32 Gillingham, code: G12150110F Thursday, 7-9pm, 16/9/10 for 31 sessions Fees: a £193; b £144.70; c £32 Gillingham, code: G12152110A

Level 1 Award in British Sign Language (cont 2011/12) Tuesday, 7-9pm, 11/1/11 for 23 sessions Fees: a £193; b £144.70; c £32 Rochester, code: R12251510F

Sign language conversation circle Level 1-2 Thursday, 7-9pm, 18/11/10 for 5 sessions Fees: a £39; b £30.30 Rochester, code: R12150410A

Deaf awareness For those who wish to understand the best way of communicating with deaf and hearingimpaired people and to become more aware of the barriers experienced by them.

Deaf awareness Thursday, 7-9pm, 7/10/10 for 5 sessions Fees: a £48; b £39.30 Gillingham, code: G12150310S Thursday, 7-9pm, 10/3/11 for 5 sessions Fees: a £48; b £39.30 Rochester, code: R12251910S

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Monday, 7-9pm, 21/3/11 for 12 sessions Fees: a £193; b £144.70; c £32 Gillingham, code: G12251610F

British Sign Language Level 2 Certificate Suitable for those who have completed the Level 1 award in BSL, this course will enable you to gain a qualification at the functional level. The tasks reflect many of the real-life experiences and requirements of people who meet and mix with the deaf in a family, work or social context. The qualification is made up of three modules with an examination at the end of each module.

Level 2 Certificate in British Sign Language (cont 2011/12) Tuesday, 6.30-9pm, 11/1/11 for 23 sessions Fees: a £293; b £215; c £33 Gillingham, code: G12251710F Thursday, 9.30am-12noon, 28/4/11 for 11 sessions Fees: a £293; b £215; c £33 Gillingham, code: G12352110F


Computing In a rapidly changing world, none of us can afford to fall behind with our IT skills. We have a range of courses to keep you up to date and move you on. Our courses give you the hands-on experience with the Microsoft packages that are commonly used in the

Computing for beginners first steps If you would like to learn how to use a computer but don't know where to start, then the courses below are what you need. They will take you slowly from how to use a mouse and keyboard through to creating simple word processed documents using Microsoft Word, saving, printing and managing your files. They are designed for those with little or no experience who wish to gain confidence and learn basic computer skills. There is no pressure of examination, just an easy introduction on how to use a computer. As many people new to the world of computing and ICT have never switched on a computer before, the emphasis is on learners working at their own pace, and these courses follow a very informal and relaxed procedure.

Computing - first steps Monday, 6-8pm, 13/9/10 for 6 sessions Fees: a £50.70; b £42 Rainham, code: P06101310S Tuesday, 6-8pm, 14/9/10 for 6 sessions Fees: a £56.70; b £46.50 Hoo, code: H06101610S Wednesday, 10am-12noon, 15/9/10 for 6 sessions Fees: a £89.20; b £68.80 Wigmore Library, code: X06101910S Wednesday, 2.15-4.15pm, 15/9/10 for 6 sessions Fees: a £89.20; b £68.80 Walderslade Village Library, code: X06102110S Thursday, 1-3pm, 16/9/10 for 6 sessions Fees: a £56.70; b £46.50 Rochester, code: R06102810S Tuesday, 10am-12.30pm, 28/9/10 for 4 sessions Fees: a £56.50; b £47.80 Hook Meadow Community Centre, code: X06101110S Friday, 1-3pm, 1/10/10 for 6 sessions Fees: a £89.20; b £68.80 Hoo Library, code: X06102610S

workplace, at home or in education. We will support you to become proficient in Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook, Internet Explorer and can help you design your own web pages using HTML and Dreamweaver or create professional CAD drawings using AutoCAD

Thursday, 6.30-8.30pm, 7/10/10 for 6 sessions Fees: a £56.70; b £46.50 Rochester, code: R06103010S

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Friday, 10am-12noon, 5/11/10 for 6 sessions Fees: a £89.20; b £68.80 Strood Library, code: X06102510S

Tuesday, 10am-12noon, 14/9/10 for 6 sessions Fees: a £56.70; b £46.50 Rochester, code: R06102710S

Tuesday, 6-8pm, 11/1/11 for 6 sessions Fees: a £56.70; b £46.50 Hoo, code: H06206110S

Monday, 10am-12noon, 1/11/10 for 6 sessions Fees: a £79.20; b £61.80 Rainham Library, code: X06101810S

Friday, 1-3pm, 28/1/11 for 6 sessions Fees: a £89.20; b £68.80 Hoo Library, code: X06207010S Wednesday, 10am-12noon, 2/2/11 for 6 sessions Fees: a £89.20; b £68.80 Wigmore Library, code: X06206410S Friday, 10am-12noon, 4/2/11 for 6 sessions Fees: a £89.20; b £68.80 Strood Library, code: X06206910S Monday, 10am-12noon, 28/2/11 for 6 sessions Fees: a £79.20; b £61.80 Rainham Library, code: X06206310S Monday, 6-8pm, 28/2/11 for 6 sessions Fees: a £50.70; b £42 Rainham, code: P06101410S Wednesday, 2.15-4.15pm, 2/3/11 for 6 sessions Fees: a £89.20; b £68.80 Walderslade Village Library, code: X06206610S Thursday, 10am-12noon, 3/3/11 for 6 sessions Fees: a £62.20; b £49.90 Chatham Library, code: X06206710S

Monday, 1-3pm, 13/9/10 for 6 sessions Fees: a £56.70; b £46.50 Gillingham, code: G06102910S

Monday, 1-3pm, 10/1/11 for 6 sessions Fees: a £56.70; b £46.50 Gillingham, code: G06207110S Friday, 10am-12noon, 4/3/11 for 6 sessions Fees: a £56.70; b £46.50 Rochester, code: R06207310S

Computing (introduction) Wednesday, 9.30am-12noon, 15/9/10 for 10 sessions Fees: a £120.75; b £97.05 Rochester, code: R06100010A Friday, 1-3.30pm, 17/9/10 for 10 sessions Fees: a £113.75; b £92.15 Gillingham, code: G06100110A Tuesday, 1-3.30pm, 11/1/11 for 10 sessions Fees: a £113.75; b £92.15 Gillingham, code: G06100210A Thursday, 6.30-9pm, 20/1/11 for 10 sessions Fees: a £120.75; b £97.05 Rochester, code: R06205510A Tuesday, 9.30am-12noon, 1/3/11 for 10 sessions Fees: a £113.75; b £92.15 Rochester, code: R06205610A

Friday, 1-3pm, 4/3/11 for 6 sessions Fees: a £56.70; b £46.50 Gillingham, code: G06207210S Tuesday, 6.30-8.30pm, 7/6/11 for 6 sessions Fees: a £56.70; b £46.50 Gillingham, code: G06309810S Friday, 1-3pm, 10/6/11 for 6 sessions Fees: a £56.70; b £46.50 Gillingham, code: G06309710S

Thursday, 10am-12noon, 7/10/10 for 6 sessions Fees: a £62.20; b £49.90 Chatham Library, code: X06102310S

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Computing Computing moving on second steps A natural progression for those who have completed a first steps or an introduction course and wish to develop their skills and knowledge further.

Computing - second steps Tuesday, 10am-1pm, 2/11/10 for 4 sessions Fees: a £63.20; b £53 Hook Meadow Community Centre, code: X06101210A Monday, 6-8pm, 1/11/10 for 6 sessions Fees: a £56.70; b £46.50 Rainham, code: P06101510A Thursday, 1-3pm, 4/11/10 for 6 sessions Fees: a £56.70; b £46.50 Rochester, code: R06103210A Thursday, 10am-12noon, 28/4/11 for 6 sessions Fees: a £62.20; b £49.90 Chatham Library, code: X06309610A

Computing - second steps Friday, 1-3pm, 29/4/11 for 6 sessions Fees: a £56.70; b £46.50 Gillingham, code: G06309910A

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Computing - Skills for Work Are you thinking of returning to work after a career break, interested in starting a new job or do you need to update your computer skills? Learn the fundamental computer skills you need to succeed in today's workplace. You'll discover practical applications with a Level 1 or Level 2 qualification offering excellent grounding in the main Microsoft packages. You will become competent in managing your files on the computer, producing simple word processed documents, creating spreadsheets with graphs and charts, using the Internet and Outlook email, gaining a working foundation for the critical computer skills the modern job market requires. These courses are designed to provide the fundamental computer competencies you need to survive and prosper in today's fast-changing workplace. They are for those who have already gained a good grounding in computing and who are confident in using a computer.

Computing Level 1 Skills for Work Monday, 9.30am-12noon, 13/9/10 for 28 sessions Fees: a £281.50; b £226.90; c £99.50 Gillingham, code: G06100410F

Monday, 1-3pm, 1/11/10 for 6 sessions Fees: a £56.70; b £46.50 Gillingham, code: G06103310A Tuesday, 10am-12noon, 2/11/10 for 6 sessions Fees: a £56.70; b £46.50 Rochester, code: R06103110A

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Windows Vista and Microsoft Office 2007 Windows Vista is a radical departure from the Windows of before. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced Windows user, you won't want to miss out on everything this powerful version has to offer. These courses are specifically designed for beginners and casual users. Discover techniques to personalise Vista to your own needs and preferences, learning to use Vista's best and most important features. For those who have just upgraded to Windows 7, these courses are still relevant giving you advice on the slight differences between Windows Vista and Windows 7. Microsoft Office 2007, has improved tremendously on previous versions with the incorporation of the new ribbon bar providing tools to create polished documents more easily than ever before. For those who have just upgraded from an earlier version of Microsoft Office straight to Microsoft Office 10, these courses will still teach you all you need to know and you will be given advice on the slight differences between Microsoft Office 2007 and Microsoft Office 10.

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Tuesday, 1-3pm, 14/9/10, for 28 sessions Fees: a £281.50; b £226.90; c £99.50 Rochester, code: R06100310F Tuesday, 6.30-9pm, 14/9/10 for 28 sessions Fees: a £281.50; b £226.90; c £99.50 Gillingham, code: G06100510F Monday, 6.30-9pm, 1/11/10 for 28 sessions Fees: a £281.50; b £226.90; c £99.50 St Joseph Williamson's Mathematical School, code: X06100810F

Computing Level 1 Skills for Work (cont 2011/12) Wednesday, 9.30am-12noon, 2/3/11 for 19 sessions Fees: a £281.50; b £226.90; c £99.50 Gillingham, code: G06205710F Wednesday, 6.30-9pm, 2/3/11 for 19 sessions Fees: a £281.50; b £226.90; c £99.50 Gillingham, code: G06205810F

Computing Level 2 Skills for Work Tuesday, 6-9pm, 14/9/10 for 30 sessions Fees: a £428.50; b £328.50 Gillingham, code: G06100910A Wednesday, 12noon-3pm, 1/11/10 for 30 sessions Fees: a £428.50; b £328.50 Gillingham, code: G06101010A

Introduction to Windows Vista Friday, 1-3pm, 5/11/10 for 6 sessions Fees: a £56.70; b £46.50 Gillingham, code: G06104510S Friday, 10am-12noon, 29/4/11 for 6 sessions Fees: a £56.70; b £46.50 Gillingham, code: G06310210S

Office 2007 (introduction) Friday, 10am-12noon, 17/9/10 for 12 sessions Fees: a £102.90; b £82.20 Gillingham, code: G06104210A Monday, 6.30-8.30pm, 1/11/10 for 12 sessions Fees: a £102.90; b £82.20 Gillingham, code: G06104310A

Word processing using Word 2007 Monday, 1-3pm, 28/2/11 for 12 sessions Fees: a £102.90; b £82.20 Gillingham, code: G06208310A

Introduction to Word 2007 Saturday, 10am-4pm, 5/3/11 for 1 session Fees: a £34.60; b £29.50 Gillingham, code: G06209010A


Computing Introduction to Excel 2007 Saturday, 10am-4pm, 12/3/11 for 1 session Fees: a £34.60; b £29.50 Gillingham, code: G06209110A

Introduction to PowerPoint 2007 Saturday, 10am-4pm, 19/3/11 for 1 session Fees: a £34.60; b £29.50 Gillingham, code: G06209210A

Computing using your own laptop Buying a laptop can be a confusing experience - no matter how much you know about computers. We can teach you everything you would need to know about using your laptop for the first time, whether your laptop has Windows Vista or Windows 7. Whether you're new to Windows or an experienced PC enthusiast, there's a lot to learn in Windows Vista/Windows 7, bring your laptop along and we can teach you. These courses cover all the basic skills and concepts needed to use your laptop and your version of Windows.

Introduction to your laptop - Windows Vista or Windows 7 Friday, 1-3pm, 17/9/10 for 6 sessions Fees: a £79.70; b £64.40 Gillingham, code: G06104410S Friday, 1-3pm, 14/1/11 for 6 sessions Fees: a £79.70; b £64.40 Gillingham, code: G06208410S Friday, 10am-12noon, 29/4/11 for 6 sessions Fees: a £79.70; b £64.40 Rochester, code: R06310710S

Internet and email Master the ins and outs of the Internet with this informative, behind-the-scenes look at the world wide web, search engines, email and more. You'll learn powerful research techniques to help you find whatever you want, whenever you want. Use various search engines, find your next holiday or do your shopping on-line. You'll also learn how to protect your privacy, download files safely, and keep your computer secure. Learn how to send, receive and organise emails, add attachments and generally increase your understanding of the on-line world.

Internet and email - introduction Wednesday, 10am-12noon, 15/9/10 for 6 sessions Fees: a £56.70; b £46.50 Gillingham, code: G06103410A

Internet and email for the retired introduction Monday, 6-8pm, 10/1/11 for 6 sessions Fees: a £56.70; b £46.50 Rainham, code: P06205910A

Monday, 1-3pm, 28/2/11 for 6 sessions Fees: a £56.70; b £46.50 Gillingham, code: G06207510A

Internet and email Wednesday, 10am-12noon, 3/11/10 for 6 sessions Fees: a £89.20; b £68.80 Wigmore Library, code: X06102010A Wednesday, 2.15-4.15pm, 3/11/10 for 6 sessions Fees: a £89.20; b £68.80 Walderslade Village Library, code: X06102210A Thursday, 10am-12noon, 25/11/10 for 6 sessions Fees: a £62.20; b £49.90 Chatham Library, code: X06102410A Wednesday, 10am-12noon, 23/3/11 for 6 sessions Fees: a £89.20; b £68.80 Wigmore Library, code: X06206510A Thursday, 10am-12noon, 9/6/11 for 6 sessions Fees: a £62.20; b £49.90 Chatham Library, code: X06309510A

Genealogy on the internet Learn how to trace your family tree or expand your family history knowledge using a computer. This course will help you to research your family tree and will discuss the ways that information is recorded and preserved. Learn how to trace the history of your families and identify potential sources of information. The course will help you combine practical and theoretical skills and learn how to use the Internet as a research tool and computers to organise your family tree.

Genealogy on the internet - introduction Tuesday, 10am-12noon, 2/11/10 for 7 sessions Fees: a £64.40; b £52.40 Gillingham, code: G06103510A Monday, 10am-12noon, 21/2/11 for 7 sessions Fees: a £64.40; b £52.40 Rochester, code: R06207610A

Buying and selling on eBay On any given day, there are millions of items listed on eBay across thousands of categories, people buy and sell all kinds of practical, unique, and interesting items. If you want to buy or sell something on eBay then this is the course for you. Learn the perks and the pitfalls of buying and selling on this popular site.

Monday, 1-3pm, 28/2/11 for 6 sessions Fees: a £56.70; b £46.50 Rochester, code: R06208610A

Social networking Learn how to use the popular social networking site, Facebook. With social networking technologies and the skills you will gain on this course, you can communicate with family and friends easily and quickly at next to no cost.

Facebook - introduction Friday, 1-3pm, 10/6/11 for 6 sessions Fees: a £56.70; b £46.50 Rochester, code: R06310410A Thursday, 10am-12noon, 27/1/11 for 4 sessions Fees: a £52.30; b £40 Chatham Library, code: X06206810A

Digital photography and presentations Join us and explore the world of digital photography and scanning. These courses provide an introduction to the fascinating technology that catapulted the photographic world into the 21st century. Adobe's Photoshop provides the tools you need for quick fixes and detailed enhancement to bring out the best in your images. Take control as you discover the features of this award-winning package. Created for those with no image-editing experience, these courses will take you from novice to accomplished user whether you're new to photography or a longtime professional making the change to the digital world. Digital photography has made enormous technical strides in the last few years and is an established alternative to film-based photography. It's easier than you think.

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Tuesday, 6-8pm, 1/3/11 for 6 sessions Fees: a £56.70; b £46.50 Hoo, code: H06206210S

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Computing Powerpoint PowerPoint - introduction Tuesday, 10am-12noon, 11/1/11 for 6 sessions Fees: a £56.70; b £46.50 Rochester, code: R06207410A

Digital photography - introduction Wednesday, 10am-12noon, 15/9/10 for 12 sessions Fees: a £109.40; b £88.70 Rochester, code: R06104110A Wednesday, 6.30-9pm, 15/9/10 for 10 sessions Fees: a £113.75; b £92.15 Rochester, code: R06103610A Saturday, 10am-4pm, 13/11/10 for 3 sessions Fees: a £75.25; b £62.35 Rochester, code: R06103910A Wednesday, 6.30-9pm, 2/3/11 for 10 sessions Fees: a £113.75; b £92.15 Rochester, code: R06207710A

Digital photography - intermediate Wednesday, 6.30-9pm, 1/12/10 for 9 sessions Fees: a £103.90; b £84.70 Rochester, code: R06103710A Wednesday, 10am-12noon, 12/1/11 for 11 sessions Fees: a £103; b £84.50 Rochester, code: R06208110A

Digital photography and scanning for the retired - introduction Friday, 10am-12noon, 17/9/10 for 10 sessions Fees: a £94; b £76.90 Gillingham, code: G06103810A

The digital SLR and Photoshop Tue-Fri, 10am-4pm, 22/2/11 for 4 sessions Fees: a £94; b £76.90 Rochester, code: R06207810A

Digital photography for the retired introduction Wednesday, 1-3pm, 15/9/10 for 12 sessions Fees: a £109.40; b £88.70 Rochester, code: R06104010A Wednesday, 1-3pm, 12/1/11 for 12 sessions Fees: a £109.40; b £88.70 Rochester, code: R06207910A

Digital photography and scanning introduction Wednesday, 1-3pm, 2/3/11 for 9 sessions Fees: a £87.30; b £71.70 Gillingham, code: G06208210A

Digital photography and scanning intermediate Wednesday, 1-3pm, 18/5/11 for 9 sessions Fees: a £87.30; b £71.70 Gillingham, code: G06310110A

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Wednesday, 6.30-8.30pm, 8/6/11 for 6 sessions Fees: a £56.70; b £46.50 Rochester, code: R06310010A

AutoCAD - Computer Aided Design AutoCAD gives an awareness of computer aided draughting in design and manufacture. It uses CAD in a creative manner and gives learners the opportunity to gain City and Guilds certificates in elementary computer aided design. CAD professionals are increasingly in demand and salaries reflect this in a variety of possible career options. The course is highly suited for people who have a little or no knowledge of CAD wishing to obtain a City and Guilds qualification (4353-01 Level 2) in Computer Aided Draughting and Design at an introductory level.

AutoCAD - computer aided design Wednesday, 6.30-9pm, 15/9/10 for 28 sessions Fees: a £304; b £244 Gillingham, code: G06105110A Thursday, 6.30-9pm, 16/9/10 for 28 sessions Fees: a £304; b £244 Gillingham, code: G06105210A

Website creation Learn how to design, create and post your very own site on the internet. Discover low-cost marketing techniques and search engine strategies. Master the basics of document creation and how to insert and format text, images, hyperlinks, tables, multimedia files, and other types of web page content.

Website creation using Dreamweaver introduction Monday, 7-9pm, 13/9/10 for 12 sessions Fees: a £102.90; b £82.20 Gillingham, code: G06104910A Wednesday, 10am-12.30pm, 15/9/10 for 8 sessions Fees: a £87.50; b £70.40 Gillingham, code: G06104810A Monday, 7-9pm, 10/1/11 for 12 sessions Fees: a £102.90; b £82.20 Gillingham, code: G06208710A

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Saturday, 10am-3pm, 5/3/11 for 3 sessions Fees: a £56.70; b £46.50 Gillingham, code: G06208810A

Website creation using Dreamweaver intermediate Wednesday, 10am-12noon, 24/11/10 for 9 sessions Fees: a £80.80; b £65.20 Gillingham, code: G06105010A Monday, 7-9pm, 9/5/11 for 9 sessions Fees: a £80.80; b £65.20 Gillingham, code: G06308910A

Computer maintenance Have you ever wished that you knew more about what's going on inside your computer? Would you like to know what all that technical jargon means? Have you ever wished that you had some of the required knowledge to be able to fix your own computer, remove viruses and speed it up again? If the answer is ‘yes’ then come and join one of our computer maintenance courses which gives you an insight into what's inside the box.

Computer maintenance look after your PC Tuesday, 10am-12noon, 2/11/10 for 6 sessions Fees: a £56.70; b £46.50 Gillingham, code: G06104710A Tuesday, 10am-12noon, 26/4/11 for 6 sessions Fees: a £56.70; b £46.50 Gillingham, code: G06310310A

Computing with Apple Macs If you're new to computers or simply need a refresher course on how to get the most out of your Mac, you've come to the right place. Learn the basics of using an Apple Mac computer.

Introduction to an Apple Mac computer Tuesday, 6-8pm, 5/10/10 for 6 sessions Fees: a £56.70; b £46.50 Hoo, code: H06206010A


Cookery Impress family and friends with your culinary repertoire. Whether you yearn for the exotic or the traditional, you

Authentic Indian cookery Indian food is more than just curry; it reflects a diversity of cultural and culinary traditions. Learn how to combine the basic ingredients to create dishes with an authentic taste.

Authentic Indian cooking Thursday, 7.15-9.15pm, 23/9/10 for 10 sessions Fees: a £88; b £67.60 Chatham South, code: U07100010A

Chocolate heaven Create a variety of dishes using chocolate as the main ingredient.

Chocolate heaven Monday, 7.15-9.15pm, 1/11/10 for 5 sessions Fees: a £51; b £40.50 Rainham, code: P07200010A

Cook Chinese Learn to cook quick and healthy recipes that are enjoyed on a daily basis by one third of the world’s population.

Cook Chinese Tuesday, 7.15-9.15pm, 11/1/11 for 5 sessions Fees: a £51.00; b £40.50 Hoo, code: H07200110A

Cooking for men More than 60 per cent of British men now cook to impress friends and family, having discovered that cooking is a creative and expressive art

Counselling Counselling taster Saturday, 10am-1pm, 18/6/11 for 1 session Fees: a £17; b £14.30 Rochester, code: R01300010S

Introduction to counselling You will gain basic understanding of the concept of counselling practice and skills. Looking at the theory of counselling and how it affects people, you will start to develop active listening skills and develop more effective interpersonal skills. For those who wish to gain a deeper understanding of counselling there is a follow-on course leading to Level 2 accreditation with AQA.

can learn to cook nutritious and delicious food for a fraction of the cost of ready meals or take-aways. rather than a chore. Don’t get left behind – discover your inner chef and the joy of cooking.

Cooking for men - beginners Wednesday, 7.15-9.15pm, 15/9/10 for 5 sessions Fees: a £51; b £40.50 Rainham, code: P07100010A

Cooking for men - intermediate Wednesday, 7.15-9.15pm, 3/11/10 for 5 sessions Fees: a £51; b £40.50 Rainham, code: P07100110A

Creative cupcakes Cupcakes are so now. Spend a day baking and decorating your own cupcakes; whether your style is funky or fantastic, it’s your call.

Creative cupcakes Saturday, 9.30am-3.30pm, 5/3/11 for 1 session Fees: a £29; b £23.30 Gillingham, code: G07200510A

Flavours of the Mediterranean Learn to cook authentic, fresh Mediterranean dishes using exotic flavours orginating from countries such as Greece, Turkey and Italy.

Flavours of the Mediterranean Tuesday, 7.15-9.15pm, 1/3/11 for 5 sessions Fees: a £51; b £40.50 Hoo, code: H07200210A

Counselling courses develop your listening and interpersonal skills. Learners choosing these courses often wish to enhance their effectiveness at work, for example in education, health

Introduction to counselling Monday, 7-9pm, 20/9/10 for 10 sessions Fees: a £115; b £83.80 Gillingham, code: G01100110S Monday, 7-9pm, 10/1/11 for 10 sessions Fees: a £115; b £83.80 Gillingham, code: G01200110S Monday, 7-9pm. 4/4/11 for 10 sessions Fees: a £115; b £83.80 Gillingham, code: G01300010S

AQA Certificate in Counselling Skills Level 2 For those who wish to extend their knowledge of counselling skills, particularly in relation to

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Great British cookery Learn to cook well known delicious, traditional British dishes for all seasons.

Great British cookery Wednesday, 7.15-9.15pm, 27/4/11 for 5 sessions Fees: a £51; b £40.50 Chatham Grammar School for Boys, code: X07300010A

Simply Italian Italian cuisine is familiar throughout the UK and widely enjoyed but it's not all pasta and pizza. Prepare and cook traditional, healthy Italian cuisine using fresh ingredients.

Simply Italian Monday, 7.15-9.15pm, 10/1/11 for 5 sessions Fees: a £51; b £40.50 Rainham, code: P07200110A

Taste of Malaysia Malaysian cooking is the ultimate fusion of exotic and diverse culinary traditions that produces delicious cuisine. Learn the basics and get started on your own gastronomic voyage of discovery.

Taste of Malaysia Tuesday, 7.15-9.15pm, 26/4/11 for 5 sessions Fees: a £51; b £40.50 Hoo, code: H07200010A

or caring fields, or to equip themselves for a career change. On completion of these courses you can continue your training with other providers to gain a professional qualification in counselling.

children and young people. The aims of the course are to gain understanding of the therapeutic alliance, to develop self-awareness and reflection of learning and to know the ethics of using skills within a specialist area.

Level 2 Counselling Skills Tuesday, 7-9pm, 21/9/10 for 30 sessions Fees: a £350; b £254.30 Gillingham, code: G01100010A

Level 2 Counselling Skills (continues 2011/12) Monday, 7-9pm, 10/1/11 for 30 sessions Fees: a £350; b £254.30 Gillingham, code: G01200010A

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The Hundred of Hoo School – open for you Whether you want to learn a new skill, gain or enhance your qualifications or just meet new people and have some fun, there is something here for you at the new adult learning evening centre

For the first time in several years, residents of the Hoo Peninsula will have the chance to take part in a wide range of creative, practical and academic courses on their doorstep. The centre offers: • free, secure, on-site parking; • learning spaces with modern equipment; • refreshment facilities; • dedicated tutors used to working with adults. The school’s new leadership team is dedicated to opening up our facilities to serve our

Computing Computing - first steps Tuesday, 6-8pm, 22/8/10 for 6 sessions Fees: a £52.50; b £42.30 Hoo, code: H06101610S Tuesday, 6-8pm, 11/1/11 for 6 sessions Fees: a £52.50; b £42.30 Hoo, code: H06206110S

Introduction to an Apple Mac computer

community, so a warm welcome is assured for all. Working in partnership with Medway Adult and Community Learning Service, we are committed to building an exciting, engaging and creative programme of adult and family learning, and we’d love you to be a part of it. This is just the beginning, together we can build something amazing. Come along and give us a try. John Keeley Community Development Manager, The Hundred of Hoo School Taste of Malaysia Tuesday, 7.15-9.15pm, 26/4/11 for 5 sessions Fees: a £51; b £40.50 Hoo, code: H07200010A

Creative arts and crafts Drawing and painting and craft Tuesday, 7-9pm, 21/9/10 for 10 sessions Fees: a £80 Hoo, code: H09165410N

Tuesday, 6-8pm, 5/10/10 for 6 sessions Fees: a £52.50; b £42.30 Hoo, code: H06206010A

Tuesday, 7-9pm, 18/1/11 for 10 sessions Fees: a £80 Hoo, code: H09265510N

Digital photography - first steps

Tuesday, 7-9pm, 26/4/11 for 10 sessions Fees: a £80 Hoo, code: H09365610N

Tuesday, 6-8pm, 2/11/10 for 6 sessions Fees: a £52.50; b £42.30 Hoo, code: H06101710S Tuesday, 6-8pm, 1/3/11 for 6 sessions Fees: a £52.50; b £42.30 Hoo, code: H06206210S

Woodwork for all Tuesday, 7-9pm, 21/9/10 for 10 sessions Fees: a £76; b £55.60 Hoo, code: H05101610A

Cookery

Family learning

Cook Chinese

Paint and brushes art holiday club parent and child

Tuesday, 7.15-9.15pm, 11/1/11 for 5 sessions Fees: a £51; b £40.50 Hoo, code: H07200110A

Flavours of the Mediterranean Tuesday, 7.15-9.15pm, 1/3/11 for 5 sessions Fees: a £51; b £40.50 Hoo, code: H07200210A

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which will be running on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings at the school from September. To find out more or to enrol in a course of your choice phone 01634 338400.

Tuesday, 9.30am-3pm, 12/04/11 for 2 sessions Fees: a £38.25; b £30.45 Hoo, code: HQ09301010A Wednesday, 9.30am-2pm, 12/4/11 for 2 sessions Fees: a £38.25; b £30.45 Hoo, code: HQ09301010A

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The Hundred of Hoo School Pottery holiday club parent and child

Gentle yoga

Tuesday, 9.30am-3pm, 22/2/11 for 2 sessions Fees: a £37; b £29.20 Hoo, code: HQ09200910A

Tuesday, 7-8.15pm, 21/09/10 for 15 sessions Fees: a £76; b £56.80 Hoo, code: H08103610A

Pottery clay modelling parent and child

Tuesday, 7-8.30pm, 1/3/11 for 15 sessions Fees: a £76; b £56.80 Hoo, code: H08203710A

Wednesday, 4-6pm, 3/11/10 for 5 sessions Fees: a £40; b £31.30 Hoo, code: HQ09100610A

Fitness and wellbeing Aromatherapy and Indian head massage Tuesday, 7-9pm, 11/1/11 for 10 sessions Fees: £74 b £55.40 Hoo, code: H01211010A

Strictly ballroom and Latin American beginners Wednesday, 7.30-9pm, 15/9/10 for 30 sessions Fees: a £141; b £102.30 Hoo, code: H09108910A

Floristry and gardening

Fitness pilates - core (beginners)

Introduction to wedding floristry

Tuesday, 7.30-8.30pm, 21/9/10 for 10 sessions Fees: a £47; b £36.50 Hoo, code: H08107010S

Tuesday, 7-9pm, 2/11/10 for 5 sessions Fees: a £44.50; b £35.80 Hoo, code: H03100310S

Fitness pilates Tuesday, 7.30-8.30pm, 11/1/11 for 10 sessions Fees: a £47; b £36.50 Hoo, code: H08206310A

Floral design co-ordinated wedding items City and Guilds Level 2 Award in Creative Techniques

Tuesday, 7.30-8.30, 26/4/11 for 10 sessions Fees: a £47; b £36.50 Hoo, code: H08306410A

Tuesday, 7-9pm, 18/1/11 for 14 sessions Fees: a £181.33; b £152.53 Hoo, code: H09202410A

Languages British Sign Language - introduction Tuesday, 7-9pm, 5/10/10 for 5 sessions Fees: a £39; b £30.30 Hoo, code: H12152010S Tuesday, 7-9pm, 26/4/11 for 5 sessions Fees: a £39; b £30.30 Hoo, code: H12252110S

French beginners Tuesday, 7-9pm, 5/10/10 for 25 sessions Fees: a £155; b £112.10 Hoo, code: H12132510A

Gardening - beginners and improvers Tuesday, 7-9pm, 22/3/11 for 8 sessions Fees: a £68.50; b £52 Hoo, code: H03201510A

Qualification courses British Sign Language Level 1 award Wednesday, 7-9pm, 15/9/10 for 31 sessions Fees: a £193; b £144.70; c £32 Hoo, code: H12152010F

Business Studies Level 1 award Wednesday, 7-9pm, 9/2/11 for 15 sessions Fees: a £102; b £78.60; c £24 Hoo, code: H15201810F

Computerised Accounts Level 1 award Wednesday, 6.30-9.30pm, 2/3/11 for 12 sessions Fees: a £167.50; b £136.60 Hoo, code: H15201210A

Human Health and Physiology - GCSE Tuesday, 7-9pm, 21/9/10 for 30 sessions Fees: a £194; b £147.20; c £38 Hoo, code: H02100010F

Manual Book-keeping and Accounts Level 1 award

Manual Book-keeping and Accounts Level 2 award Wednesday, 7-9pm, 9/2/11 for 15 sessions Fees: a £127; b £96.10 Hoo, code: H15201610A

Maths - Adult Numeracy Certificate Level 1 and 2 Wednesday, 7.30-9.30pm, 15/9/10 for 30 sessions Free Hoo, code: H14155210F

Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTLLS) Wednesday, 6-9pm, 22/9/10 for 10 sessions Fees: a £293.50; b £270.10; c £215.50 Hoo, code: H13101610F Wednesday, 6-9pm, 19/1/11 for 10 sessions Fees: a £293.50; b £270.10; c £215.50 Hoo, code: H13201710F

Wednesday, 7-9pm, 15/9/10 for 15 sessions Fees: a £127; b £96.10 Hoo, code: H15100710A

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Creative arts

Art appreciation Develop or extend your knowledge and understanding of art through a series of illustrated discussions (please see the course information sheet for further details).

Art appreciation Wednesday, 10am-12noon, 22/9/10 for 10 sessions Fees: £80 Rochester, code: R09151410N Wednesday, 10am-12noon, 19/1/11 for 10 sessions Fees: £80 Rochester, code: R09251510N Wednesday, 10am-12noon, 27/4/11 for 10 sessions Fees: £80 Rochester, code: R09366610N

Drawing and painting for beginners A selection of short courses designed for complete beginners (please request a course information sheet for further details).

Drawing for complete beginners Monday, 1-3pm, 13/9/10 for 10 sessions Fees: £78 Rochester, code: R09153410N

Painting for complete beginners Monday, 1-3pm, 10/1/11 for 10 sessions Fees: £78 Rochester, code: R09253510N

Using a sketchbook for complete beginners Monday, 1-3pm, 9/5/11 for 10 sessions Fees: £78 Rochester, code: R09353610N

Drawing and painting in watercolour for complete beginners - taster Monday, 10am-12noon, 20/9/10 for 5 sessions Fees: £45 Gillingham, code: G09152110N

Drawing and painting in watercolour for complete beginners Monday, 10am-12noon, 1/11/10 for 10 sessions Fees: £78 Gillingham, code: G09152210N

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Drawing and painting - taster Saturday, 10am-3pm, 13/11/10 for 1 session Fees: £26 Rochester, code: R09164710N Saturday, 10am-3pm, 27/11/10 for 1 session Fees: £26 Rochester, code: R09164810N Saturday, 10am-3pm, 5/3/11 for 1 session Fees: £26 Gillingham, code: G09264910N

Watercolour for beginners Saturday, 10am-3pm, 12/3/11 for 1 session Fees: £26 Gillingham, code: G09264410N

Drawing and painting techniques Explore a range of approaches and techniques to develop facility and creativity

Drawing techniques Wednesday, 1-3pm, 15/9/10 for 15 sessions Fees: £112 Rochester, code: R09150010N

Drawing and colour techniques

Tuesday, 10am-12noon, 8/2/11 for 15 sessions Fees: £112 Gillingham, code: G09254210N Tuesday, 1-3pm, 8/2/11 for 15 sessions Fees: £112 Gillingham, code: G09254410N Tuesday, 7-9pm, 8/2/11 for 15 sessions Fees: £112 Rochester, code: R09254610N Wednesday, 7.30-9.30pm, 15/9/10 for 15 sessions Fees: £112 Rainham, code: P09150210N Wednesday, 1-3pm, 15/9/10 for 15 sessions Fees: £112 Rochester, code: R09152410N Wednesday, 7.30-9.30pm, 9/2/11 for 15 sessions Fees: £112 Rainham, code: P09250310N Wednesday, 1-3pm, 9/2/11 for 15 sessions Fees: £112 Rochester, code: R09252510N

Wednesday, 1-3pm, 9/2/11 for 15 sessions Fees: £112 Rochester, code: R09250110N

Thursday, 7-9pm, 16/9/10 for 15 sessions Fees: £112 Rochester, code: R09180410N

Drawing and painting techniques

Thursday, 7-9pm, 10/2/11 for 15 sessions Fees: £112 Rochester, code: R09250510N

Wednesday, 9.45-11.45am, 15/9/10 for 15 sessions Fees: £112 Rochester, code: R09151910N Wednesday, 9.45-11.45am, 9/2/11 for 15 sessions Fees: £112 Rochester, code: R09252010N

Drawing and painting in various media for all abilities Develop your skills and creativity using a range of drawing and painting media.

Drawing and painting in various media Tuesday, 10am-12noon, 14/9/10 for 15 sessions Fees: £112 Gillingham, code: G09154110N Tuesday, 1-3pm, 14/9/10 for 15 sessions Fees: £112 Gillingham, code: G09154310N Tuesday, 7-9pm, 14/9/10 for 15 sessions Fees: £112 Rochester, code: R09154510N

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Drawing and painting in various media for improvers Designed for those with experience - creatively explore and experiment with a range of methods and materials.

Drawing and painting in various media for improvers Wednesday, 9.45-11.45am, 15/9/10 for 15 sessions Fees: £112 Rochester, code: R09152810N Wednesday, 9.45-11.45am, 9/2/11 for 15 sessions Fees: £112 Rochester, code: R09282910N Thursday, 10am-12noon, 16/9/10 for 15 sessions Fees: £112 Gillingham, code: G09154710N


Creative arts Thursday, 1-3pm, 16/9/10 for 15 sessions Fees: £112 Gillingham, code: G09154910N Thursday, 10am-12noon, 10/2/11 for 15 sessions Fees: £112 Gillingham, code: G09254810N Thursday, 1-3pm, 10/2/11 for 15 sessions Fees: £112 Gillingham, code: G09255010N Friday, 9.45-11.45am, 17/9/10 for 15 sessions Fees: £112 Rochester, code: R09152610N Friday, 9.45-11.45am, 11/2/11 for 15 sessions Fees: £112 Rochester, code: R09252710N

Drawing and painting in watercolour and other media for all abilities Whatever your experience, learn and explore the qualities of watercolour and associated media.

Drawing and painting in watercolour and other media Monday, 9.45-11.45am, 13/9/10 for 15 sessions Fees: £112 Rochester, code: R09153710N Monday, 7-9pm, 13/9/10 for 15 sessions Fees: £112 Rochester, code: R09153910N Monday, 9.45-11.45am, 7/2/11 for 15 sessions Fees: £112 Rochester, code: R09253810N Monday, 7-9pm, 7/2/11 for 15 sessions Fees: £112 Rochester, code: R09254010N Tuesday, 1.15-3.15pm, 14/9/10 for 15 sessions Fees: £112 Rochester, code: R09155210N Tuesday, 1.15-3.15pm, 8/2/11 for 15 sessions Fees: £112 Rochester, code: R09255310N Monday, 10am-12noon, 7/2/11 for 15 sessions Fees: £112 Gillingham, code: G09252310N Thursday, 10am-12noon, 16/9/10 for 15 sessions Fees: £112 Rochester, code: R09155410N Thursday, 1-3pm, 16/9/10 for 15 sessions Fees: £112 Rochester, code: R09155610N

Thursday, 10am-12noon, 10/2/11 for 15 sessions Fees: £112 Rochester, code: R09255510N Thursday, 1-3pm, 10/2/11 for 15 sessions Fees: £112 Rochester, code: R09255710N

Drawing, painting and craft Explore a range of materials and methods working on two and three dimensional projects.

Drawing and painting and craft Tuesday, 7-9pm, 21/9/10 for 10 sessions Fees: £80 Hoo, code: H09165410N Tuesday, 7-9pm, 18/1/11 for 10 sessions Fees: £80 Hoo, code: H09265510N Tuesday, 7-9pm, 26/4/11 for 10 sessions Fees: £80 Hoo, code: H09365610N

Oil painting Develop skills and creativity working with oil paint using traditional and modern techniques.

Oil painting Tuesday, 9.45-11.45am, 14/9/10 for 15 sessions Fees: £112 Rochester, code: R09180810N Tuesday, 9.45-11.45am, 8/2/11 for 15 sessions Fees: £112 Rochester, code: R09250910N

Exploring contemporary art Explore the theoretical and practical development of contemporary art.

Exploring Contemporary art 1 Tuesday, 1-3pm, 14/9/10 for 15 sessions Fees: £132 Rochester, code: R09181610N

Women artists at Green Street advanced Friday, 10am-3pm, 24/9/10 for 10 sessions Fees: £100.50 Gillingham, code: G09162010N Friday, 10am-3pm, 21/1/11 for 10 sessions Fees: £100.50 Gillingham, code: G09262110N Friday, 10am-3pm, 29/4/11 for 10 sessions Fees: £100.50 Gillingham, code: G09362210N

Art summer school This four day course is designed for those with little experience to the more advanced learner and aims to develop and improve your creativity and skills.

Art - life, still life and landscape Mon,Tue,Thu and Fri, 9.45am-3.45pm, 25/7/11 for 4 sessions Fees: £84 Rochester, code: R09366410N

Life and figure drawing and painting Improve your drawing skills through observation of the nude figure and extend your knowledge of a wide range of media. These courses are extremely valuable to those compiling an application portfolio.

Life and figure drawing and painting Monday, 9.45-11.45am, 13/9/10 for 15 sessions Fees: £134 Rochester, code: R09181210N Monday, 9.45-11.45am, 7/2/11 for 15 sessions Fees: £134 Rochester, code: R09251310N Wednesday, 7-9pm, 15/9/10 for 15 sessions Fees: £134 Rochester, code: R09151810N

Exploring Contemporary art 2 Tuesday, 1-3pm, 8/2/11 for 15 sessions Fees: £132 Rochester, code: R09251710N

Fine art - advanced These courses are for students fluent in a wide variety of concepts and media. Explore and develop your skills and creativity. These courses should be considered after discussion with a member of curriculum staff.

Painting and allied crafts - advanced Thursday, 10am-3pm, 23/9/10 for 30 sessions Fees: £337 Rochester, code: R09161910N

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Creative arts Wednesday, 7-9pm, 9/2/11 for 15 sessions Fees: £134 Rochester, code: R09261510N

Life drawing for beginners-taster Saturday, 10am-3pm, 18/6/11 for 1 session Fees: £30 Rochester, code: R09364610N

Portrait drawing and painting

Iconography Friday, 12.15-4.15pm, 28/1/11 for 10 sessions Fees: £149 Rochester, code: R09255110N

Printmaking Explore simple yet creative printmaking techniques.

Printmaking for beginners

Develop your drawing and painting skills through observation of the human head and extend your knowledge of a wide range of media.

Saturday, 10am-3pm, 19/3/11 for 1 session Fees: £27 Gillingham, code: G09264310N

Portrait drawing and painting

Wednesday, 10am-12noon, 27/4/11 for 10 sessions Fees: £101 Gillingham, code: G09363810N

Monday, 7-9pm, 13/9/10 for 15 sessions Fees: £134 Rochester, code: R09153210N Monday, 1-3pm, 13/9/10 for 15 sessions Fees: £134 Rochester, code: R09181010N Monday, 1-3pm, 7/2/11 for 15 sessions Fees: £134 Rochester, code: R09251110N Monday, 7-9pm, 7/2/11 for 15 sessions Fees: £134 Rochester, code: R09283310N Friday, 1-3pm, 17/9/10 for 15 sessions Fees: £134 Rochester, code: R09153010N Friday, 1-3pm, 11/2/11 for 15 sessions Fees: £134 Rochester, code: R09283110N

Portrait drawing for beginners - taster Saturday, 10am-3pm, 27/11/10 for 1 session Fees: £30 Rochester, code: R09164510N

Iconography Learn the history and symbolism of Greek and Russian icons and make an icon using traditional methods including egg tempera and olipha finish.

Sculpture Explore the three dimensional form using a broad range materials. Learn traditional and modern techniques and develop your creativity.

Sculpture Wednesday, 10am-12noon, 15/9/10 for 15 sessions Fees: £122 Gillingham, code: G09150610N Wednesday, 10am-12noon, 9/2/11 for 15 sessions Fees: £122 Gillingham, code: G09250710N

Digital and film photography Develop your photographic skills and creativity in both digital and film formats. Please note: you will need to provide your own camera (see course information sheet for details).

Photography - digital and film Monday, 7-9pm, 13/9/10 for 15 sessions Fees: £136 Gillingham, code:G09162910N Thursday, 7-9pm, 16/9/10 for 15 sessions Fees: £136 Gillingham, code: G09163310N Monday, 7-9pm, 7/2/11 for 15 sessions Fees: £136 Gillingham, code: G09263010N Thursday, 7-9pm, 10/2/11 for 15 sessions Fees: £136 Gillingham, code: G09263410N

Photography - digital and film - advanced Tuesday, 7-9pm, 14/9/10 for 15 sessions Fees: £136 Gillingham, code: G09163110N Tuesday, 7-9pm, 8/2/11 for 15 sessions Fees: £136 Gillingham, code: G09263210N

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Digital photography How to get the most from your camera and from yourself. Turn happy snapping into a creative and rewarding process. Please note: you will need to provide your own camera (see course information sheet for details).

Creative digital photography 1 getting started Wednesday, 1-3pm, 22/9/10 for 10 sessions Fees: £95 Gillingham, code: G09162610N Wednesday, 7-9pm, 22/9/10 for 10 sessions Fees: £95 Gillingham, code: G09162310N

Creative digital photography 2 still life and portrait Wednesday, 1-3pm, 19/1/11 for 10 sessions Fees: £102 Gillingham, code: G09262410N Wednesday, 7-9pm, 19/1/11 for 10 sessions Fees: £102 Gillingham, code: G09262710N

Creative digital photography 3 landscape and documentary Wednesday, 1-3pm, 27/4/11 for 10 sessions Fees: £95 Gillingham, code: G09362510N Wednesday, 7-9pm, 27/4/11 for 10 sessions Fees: £95 Gillingham, code: G09362810N

Pottery and ceramics Learn or develop the techniques of pottery and be encouraged to develop creatively. If you are more experienced you will have the opportunity to consolidate knowledge and skills and be guided through individually negotiated learning plans. Many courses include clay sculpture elements please see the appropriate course information sheet for details.

Pottery and clay sculpture Monday, 7-9pm, 13/9/10 for 15 sessions Fees: £147 Rochester, code: R09155810N

Pottery - hand building and sculpture Monday, 9.45-11.45am, 13/9/10 for 15 sessions Fees: £147 Rochester, code: R09156410N

Pottery - hand building and sculpture Monday, 9.45-11.45am, 7/2/11 for 15 sessions Fees: £147 Rochester, code: R09256510N


Creative arts Pottery and clay sculpture Monday, 10am-12noon, 20/9/10 for 10 sessions Fees: £95 Gillingham, code: G09157210N Monday, 7-9pm, 20/9/10 for 10 sessions Fees: £95 Gillingham, code: G09157510N Monday, 10am-12noon, 17/1/11 for 10 sessions Fees: £95 Gillingham, code: G09257310N Monday, 7-9pm, 17/1/11 for 10 sessions Fees: £95 Gillingham, code: G09257610N Monday, 7-9pm, 7/2/11 for 15 sessions Fees: £147 Rochester, code: R09255910N Monday, 10am-12noon, 9/5/11 for 10 sessions Fees: £95 Gillingham, code: G09357410N Monday, 7-9pm, 9/5/11 for 10 sessions Fees: £95 Gillingham, code: G09357710N Thursday, 9.45-11.45am, 16/9/10 for 15 sessions Fees: £147 Rochester, code: R09156010N

Thursday, 9.45-11.45am, 10/2/11 for 15 sessions Fees: £147 Rochester, code: R09256110N Thursday, 7-9pm, 10/2/11 for 15 sessions Fees: £147 Rochester, code: R09258810N Thursday, 10am-12noon, 28/4/11 for 10 sessions Fees: £95 Gillingham, code: G09358010N Thursday, 7-9pm, 28/4/11 for 10 sessions Fees: £95 Gillingham, code: G09358310N

Pottery basic and creative (suitable for partially sighted) Friday, 9.30am-2pm, 17/9/10 for 15 sessions Fees: £215 Rochester, code: R09160510N Friday, 9.30am-2pm, 11/2/11 for 15 sessions Fees: £215 Rochester, code: R09260610N

Pottery - taster Saturday, 10am-3pm, 13/11/10 for 1 session Fees: £26 Rochester, code: R09165110N

Ceramics - making plaster moulds

Pottery and clay sculpture - creative hand building

Saturday, 10am-3pm, 27/11/10 for 1 session Fees: £24 Rochester, code: R09165310N

Thursday, 1-3pm, 16/9/10 for 15 sessions Fees: £147 Rochester, code: R09156210N

Pottery - taster

Thursday, 1-3pm, 3/3/11 for 15 sessions Fees: £147 Rochester, code: R09256310N

Pottery and clay sculpture Thursday, 10am-12noon, 23/9/10 for 10 sessions Fees: £95 Gillingham, code: G09157810N Thursday, 7-9pm, 23/9/10 for 10 sessions Fees: £95 Gillingham, code: G09158110N Thursday, 7-9pm, 23/9/10 for 15 sessions Fees: £147 Rochester, code: R09158710N

Saturday, 10am-3pm, 19/3/11 for 1 session Fees: £24 Gillingham, code: G09265210N

Pottery summer school Designed for the pottery student with some experience who wants to know what happens to their pots once they've been made and put out to be fired.

Pottery - technical ceramics improvers Mon-Fri, 10am-3pm, 11/7/11 for 5 sessions Fees: £100 Rochester, code: R09366510N

Jewellery design and making

Thursday, 10am-12noon, 20/1/11 for 10 sessions Fees: £95 Gillingham, code: G09257910N

Develop or improve your jewellery and small silversmithing design and making skills working from set and personal projects.

Thursday, 7-9pm, 20/1/11 for 10 sessions Fees: £95 Gillingham, code: G09258210N

Tuesday, 7-9pm, 14/9/10 for 15 sessions Fees: £129 Rochester, code: R09160310N

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Tuesday, 7-9pm, 8/2/11 for 15 sessions Fees: £129 Rochester, code: R09260410N

Jewellery design and making advanced Monday, 7-9pm, 13/9/10 for 15 sessions Fees: £129 Rochester, code: R09160110N Monday, 7-9pm, 7/2/11 for 15 sessions Fees: £129 Rochester, code: R09260210N

Jewellery design and making Wednesday, 7-9pm, 15/9/10 for 15 sessions Fees: £129 Rochester, code: R09159510N Wednesday, 4.30-6.30pm, 15/9/10 for 15 sessions Fees: £129 Rochester, code: R09159710N Wednesday, 7-9pm, 9/2/11 for 15 sessions Fees: £129 Rochester, code: R09259610N Wednesday, 4.30-6.30pm, 9/2/11 for 15 sessions Fees: £129 Rochester, code: R09259810N Thursday, 7-9pm, 16/9/10 for 15 sessions Fees: £129 Rochester, code: R09159910N Thursday, 7-9pm, 10/2/11 for 15 sessions Fees: £129 Rochester, code: R09260010N

Jewellery taster Saturday, 10am-3pm, 18/6/11 for 1 session Fees: £29 Rochester, code: R09365010N

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Creative arts and create basic designs and match colours to create a unique and beautiful piece for your home or as a gift for family or friends.

Stained glass beginners/improvers Tuesday, 7-9pm, 14/9/10 for 25 sessions Fees: £186 Gillingham, code: G09151810N Wednesday, 7-9pm, 15/9/10 for 25 sessions Fees: £186 Gillingham, code: G09151910N Tuesday, 7-9pm, 26/4/11 for 11 sessions Fees: £96 Gillingham, code: G09354910N

Self and product marketing A one-day Saturday course for you to learn the secrets and tips from our expert tutor on how to sell your craft products.

Learn how to sell your craft work Saturday, 9.30am-12.30pm, 18/6/11 for 1 session Fees: £27 Rochester, code: R09354610N

Mosaic and glass design Learn from our experienced tutor how to create beautiful decorative glass and tiles mosaics using pebbles, broken crockery, glass nuggets and other materials to make objects such as vase or lampbase and turn ordinary tile patterns and designs into a work of art.

Glass art - all abilities Tuesday, 9.30am-12noon, 14/9/10 for 30 sessions Fees: £267 Rochester, code: R09151210N

Mosaic design and making all abilities Tuesday, 1-3.30pm, 14/9/10 for 30 sessions Fees: £269 Rochester, code: R09151310N

Mosaic for interiors Learn from our experienced tutor how to create beautiful decorative mosaics using pebbles, broken crockery, glass nuggets and other materials to decorate objects such as mirrors for your bathroom or bedroom and turn ordinary ornaments into a work of art.

Mosaic for interiors Saturday, 10am-4pm, 18/6/11 for 2 sessions Fees: £53 Rochester, code: R09355510N

Stained glass For learners with little or no experience in this art form. You will make attractive examples of stained glass work and learn traditional techniques to cut, lead, solder, connect glass

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Wednesday, 7-9pm, 27/4/11 for 11 sessions Fees: £96 Gillingham, code: G09355010N

Homecraft gift ideas from me to you If you love making your own crafts and enjoy creating unique and individual gifts, then you’ll love making a personalised photo album. If you’re an absolute beginner don’t worry – you can still make an effective gift without any prior crafting experience with the help and guidance from the tutor.

Make a gift - photo album Saturday, 10am-1pm, 13/11/10 for 1 session Fees: £27 Rochester, code:R09152510N

Decorative gift wrapping Friday, 10am-3pm, 10/12/10 for 1 session Fees: a £22 Gillingham, code: G09155110N

Cross stitch and other stitches all abilities Tuesday, 10am-12noon, 14/9/10 for 15 sessions Fees: a £109 Rochester, code: R09154810N Tuesday, 10am-12noon, 25/1/11 for 15 sessions Fees: a £109 Rochester, code: R09255010N

Quilting You will learn to create beautiful quilts for your home from scraps using a range of techniques such as applique, patchwork and quilting.

Quilts from scraps Wednesday, 10am-12noon, 15/9/10 for 15 sessions Fees: a £109 Rochester, code: R09154710N Wednesday, 10am-12noon, 26/1/11 for 15 sessions Fees: a £109 Rochester, code: R09254910N

Soft furnishings Learn how to make unique items for your home and discover the techniques used to make curtains, blinds and other soft furnishing items.

Soft furnishings - all abilities Wednesday, 9.45-11.45am, 15/9/10 for 22 sessions Fees: a £152 Rochester, code: R09155110N Wednesday, 7-9pm, 15/9/10 for 22 sessions Fees: a £152 Rochester, code: R09155310N

Needlework Learn popular stitches including basic cross stitch, rice stitch, smyma cross and queen stitch. Create a unique and beautiful piece for your home or as a gift.

Supported Learning MACLS offers a broad range of learning activities for adults with learning difficulties and disabilities. For more information and to discuss your requirements please phone Candie Horton on 01634 338468. www.medway.gov.uk/adultlearning


Dance From Strictly Come Dancing to Britain's Got Talent, learn how to perform all kinds of dance from ballroom to street dance. Dancing is becoming more and more popular as

Eastern dancing An opportunity to learn various forms of Belly Dancing including Egyptian and Turkish styles. A real cultural experience and an excellent form of exercise.

Belly dancing for all Monday, 10-11.30am, 13/9/10 for 12 sessions Fees: a £64; b £48.40 Gillingham, code: G09108310A Monday, 7.30-9pm, 13/9/10 for 24 sessions Fees: a £115; b £84.10 Gillingham, code: G09108510A Monday, 10-11.30am, 10/1/11 for 12 sessions Fees: a £64; b £48.40 Gillingham, code: G09208410A

Ballroom and Latin Learn to Tango, Waltz, Rumba, Samba and Jive just like the celebrities on Strictly Come Dancing.

Strictly ballroom and Latin American beginners Wednesday, 7.30-9pm, 15/9/10 for 30 sessions Fees: a £141; b £102.30 Hoo, code: H09108910A Sunday, 1.30-3pm, 19/9/10 for 30 sessions Fees: a £141; b £102.30 Woodlands Sports Centre, code: X09108810A

we all realise what a fantastic form of exercise it is. Dancing can be a creative experience, shaping and toning the body while learning a new dance for fun or to socialise.

Strictly ballroom Monday, 7.30-9pm, 13/9/10 for 30 sessions Fees: a £141; b £102.30 Gillingham, code: G09108610A Tuesday, 1.30-3pm, 14/9/10 for 30 sessions Fees: a £146; b £107.30 Gillingham, code: G09108710A

Modern ballroom and Latin Thursday, 7-8.30pm, 16/9/10 for 30 sessions Fees: a £141; b £102.30 Chatham South, code: U09109010A

Contemporary dance New courses that are suitable for all - especially those totally new to this type of dance. You will be taught varied forms of street dance including contemporary street and Zumba.

Music video dance Monday, 7.45-8.45pm, 10/1/11 for 15 sessions Fees: a £55; b £42.10 Gillingham, code: G09209610A

Zumba fitness Monday, 6.30-7.30pm, 13/9/10 for 10 sessions Fees: a £39; b £30.30 Gillingham, code: G09110110A Monday, 6.30-7.30pm, 10/1/11 for 15 sessions Fees: a £55; b £42.10 Gillingham, code: G09209510A

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Tea dance An afternoon of socialising and learning some new steps.

Tea dance Friday, 2-4pm, 21/1/11 for 16 sessions Fees: a £98; b £72.20 Gillingham, code: G09209810A

Dance pick and mix Dance pick and mix complete beginners Monday, 7.45-8.45pm, 13/9/10 for 10 sessions Fees: a £39; b £30.30 Gillingham, code: G09110210A

Dance pick and mix - complete beginners - taster Saturday, 10am-12.30pm, 27/11/10 for 1 session Fees: a £17; b £14.90 Rochester, code: R09110410A

MACLS – a wonderful place to meet new friends As well as dancing the light fantastic you can get together with your new friends and enjoy a cup of coffee or tea and a piece of cake in one of our cafes at Rochester and Gillingham. While you’re there you will be able to admire the art work of our fine art learners who exhibit on a regular basis. On Thursdays at the Rochester Centre there is a market where you can snap up home made cakes, free range eggs, plants and other items made by the stall-holders themselves. 17


DIY Imagine the personal satisfaction, not to mention the financial savings you will make, by undertaking your own home improvements. Our DIY courses will give

DIY Jobs need doing around the house? Ever wanted to undertake DIY in your own home? Now's your chance. A course for the complete beginner, designed to help you undertake basic home improvements.

Introduction to DIY for your home Monday, 6.30-9pm, 20/9/10 for 4 sessions Fees: a £79; b £61.60 Gillingham, code: G05100010S

Bricklaying Take your first step to bricklaying by learning how to prepare, mark-out and build a small wall. Our professional bricklaying tutor will give you practical help and guidance. Beginner and improver courses are available as progression

Introduction to bricklaying Tuesday, 6.30-9pm, 21/9/10 for 4 sessions Fees: a £82; b £64.60 Gillingham, code: G05100110S Tuesday, 6.30-9pm, 8/3/11 for 4 sessions Fees: a £82; b £64.60 Gillingham, code: G05200210S

Bricklaying for all beginners

you the practical skills you need to give your home a face-lift. We offer a range of introductory and follow-on courses which will inspire you to learn more.

Wednesday, 6.30-9pm, 2/3/11 for 4 sessions Fees: a £96; b £78.60 Gillingham, code: G05200410S

Plastering for all beginners Wednesday, 7-9pm, 10/11/10 for 6 sessions Fees: a £119.50; b £99.10 Gillingham, code: G05101010S Wednesday, 7-9pm, 30/3/11 for 6 sessions Fees: a £119.50; b £99.10 Gillingham, code: G051110S

Plastering for all improvers Wednesday; 7-9pm, 12/1/11 for 6 sessions Fees: a £119.50; b £99.10 Gillingham, code: G05201210A Wednesday, 7-9pm, 8/6/11 for 6 sessions Fees: a £119.50; b £99.10 Gillingham, code: G05301310A

Tiling Fed up with your old bathroom but can't afford to change the suite? Give your bathroom a dream makeover. Learn how to choose, cut, lay, grout and finish wall and floor tiles. Ideally suited for the home DIY enthusiast who would like to carry out tiling and achieve a professional finish.

Tuesday, 6.30-9pm, 9/11/10 for 4 sessions Fees: a £83; b £65.60 Gillingham, code: G05100610S Tuesday, 6.30-9pm, 3/5/11 for 4 sessions Fees: a £83; b £65.60 Gillingham, code: G05300710S

Bricklaying for all improvers Tuesday, 6.30-9pm, 18/1/11 for 4 sessions Fees: a £83; b £65.60 Gillingham, code: G05200810A Tuesday, 6.30-9pm, 14/6/11 for 4 sessions Fees: a £83; b £65.60 Gillingham, code: G05300910A

Plastering Take your first step towards learning plastering by mastering the techniques and gaining the experience to plaster small areas in a professional way. Beginner and improver courses are offered as progression.

Introduction to plastering Wednesday, 6.30-9pm, 22/9/10 for 4 sessions Fees: a £96; b £78.60 Gillingham, code: G05100310S

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Introduction to tiling Monday, 6.30-9pm, 8/11/10 for 4 sessions Fees: a £86; b £68.60 Gillingham, code: G05100510S

Tiling for all beginners Monday, 7-9pm, 28/2/11 for 6 sessions Fees: a £100.50; b £80.10 Gillingham, code: G05201410S

Tiling for all improvers Monday, 7-9pm, 9/5/11 for 6 sessions Fees: a £100.50; b £80.10 Gillingham, code: G05301510A

Woodwork Be creative with wood. From simple joints to more complex projects, this course is ideal for the keen woodwork enthusiast who would like to create something special for their home

Woodwork for all beginners Tuesday, 7-9pm, 21/9/10 for 10 sessions Fees: a £76; b £55.60 Hoo, code: H05101610A


Employability and work skills At times of recession and economic stringency, it may be tempting to reduce training and development, but it is usually a short term strategy with long term consequences. Thanks to

Health and safety - courses To meet your health and safety training needs, select from our range of affordable, on-site training programmes. We can deliver at your workplace and at a time that suits your needs. Bespoke programmes can be arranged within a very short time frame. If you need first aid, manual handling, COSHH, food safety in catering, paediatric first aid or report writing contact Bel Tej on 01634 338475, or email beljeet.tej@medway.gov.uk

Accident reporting Accidents at work are very costly, both in direct compensation, loss of production and in the damage that is done to employee, public relations and morale. Effective investigation and reporting of accidents or near misses gives invaluable information to help businesses improve their health and safety procedures, rectifying the cause to ensure that the problem does not occur again.

Accident reporting Wednesday, 1-4pm, 13/10/10 for 1 session Fees: a £25 Rochester, code: R01101910A Wednesday, 9am-12noon, 9/2/11 for 1 session Fees: a £25 Rochester, code: R01202010A Friday, 9am-12noon, 27/5/11 for 1 session Fees: a £25 Rochester, code: R01302310A Tuesday, 1-4pm, 12/7/11 for 1 session Fees: a £25 Rochester, code: R01302510A

Basic health and safety awareness This course is designed to provide a basic introduction to general health and safety good practice in all industries. The course is designed to impart a basic knowledge of health and safety to delegates, so that after an appropriate induction, they are able to work at significantly less risk to themselves and others.

Basic health and safety awareness Wednesday, 9am-12noon, 13/10/10 for 1 session Fees: a £25 Rochester, code: R01101810A

the continuing availability of Train to Gain, there are still opportunities to secure training for your workforce at heavily subsidised rates and sometimes zero cost.

Train to Gain Every day 1.3 million people go to work without the skills they need to do their jobs well. It is essential for employers to invest in skills, giving their employees the ability, confidence and motivation to perform their daily duties well. Train to Gain is a national scheme to provide free* work-based training for employees and volunteers.

Here at Medway Adult and Community Learning Service we will: • identify your training needs and recommend courses to meet them; • deliver high-quality, tailored training programmes; • adapt training to fit into your work schedule; • incorporate support for English and maths.

Medway Adult and Community Learning Service is offering a variety of NVQs starting at Level 2:

Interested? Want to find out more?

• Business and Administration

Yvonne Smith on 01634 338435 or email yvonne.smith@medway.gov.uk or Jane Bolton 01634 338419 or email joanne.bolton@medway.gov.uk

• Management • Customer Service • Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools

For free, impartial information and guidance phone:

• Children’s Care, Learning and Development • Skills for Life – English and Maths *subject to eligibility criteria

Wednesday, 1-4pm, 9/2/11 for 1 session Fees: a £25 Rochester, code: R01202110A

Tuesday, 9am-5pm, 7/12/10 for 1 session Fees: a £64.25; b £55.25 Rochester, code: R01103110A

Friday, 9am-12noon, 20/5/11 for 1 session Fees: a £25 Rochester, code: R01302210A

Monday, 9am-5pm, 7/2/11 for 1 session Fees: a £64.25; b £55.25 Rochester, code: R01203210A

Tuesday, 9am-12noon, 12/7/11 for 1 session Fees: a £25 Rochester, code: R01302410A

Monday, 9am-5pm, 23/5/11 for 1 session Fees: a £64.25; b £55.25 Rochester, code: R01303310A

CIEH Food Safety in Catering This course is ideal for anyone involved in the preparation or cooking of food in any context but in particular those in catering, care, child minders, youth workers, church groups or the WI. Area's covered are hazard analysis, cross contamination, bacteriology, personal hygiene, food storage, temperature control, cleaning and disinfection. No previous knowledge is required to attend this course and it should be renewed every three years.

CIEH Food Safety in Catering Level 2 Monday, 9am-5pm, 11/10/10 for 1 session Fees: a £64.25; b £55.25 Rochester, code: R01103010A

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Control of substances hazardous to health (COSHH) This course designed to introduce delegates who use substances hazardous to health at work to the hazards associated with those substances, the risks and controls available and what to expect from a COSHH assessment. Successful completion will prepare learners to look carefully at their own work activities and contribute to the safer use of hazardous substances in co-operation with their managers and supervisors.

COSHH Monday, 9am-12noon, 20/9/10 for 1 session Fees: a £25; b £20.80 Rochester, code: R01101010A

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Employability skills Wednesday, 1-4pm, 19/1/11 for 1 session Fees: a £25; b £20.80 Rochester, code: R01201310A

Tuesday, 9am-4pm, 22/3/11 for 1 session Fees: a £37; b £29.20 Rochester, code: R01200810A

Tuesday, 9am-12noon, 29/3/11 for 1 session Fees: a £25; b £20.80 Rochester, code: R01201410A

Monday, 9am-4pm, 6/6/11 for 1 session Fees: a £37; b £29.20 Rochester, code: R01300910A

Wednesday, 9am-12noon, 25/5/11 for 1 session Fees: a £25; b £20.80 Rochester, code: R01301710A

First aid

Manual handling This course is designed for delegates who are involved in manual handling operations including lifting, lowering, pulling, pushing, carrying and supporting.

Learn what to do if a baby stops breathing, choking or has a fall. There will be an opportunity in this short course to practice and ask questions.

Manual handling

Baby first aid

Wednesday, 9am-12noon, 19/1/11 for 1 session Fees: a £25; b £20.80 Rochester, code: R01201210A

Tuesday, 7-9pm, 14/9/10 for 1 session Fees: a £29; b £26.30 Gillingham, code: G01100110A Learn what to do should an accident or incident happen at work or at home including resuscitation, choking, unconscious casualty and its causes. Learn how to control bleeding and shock. There will be an opportunity to practice and ask questions.

Emergency first aid

Monday, 1-4pm, 20/9/10 for 1 session Fees: a £25; b £20.80 Rochester, code: R01101110A

Tuesday, 1-4pm, 29/3/11 for 1 session Fees: a £25; b £20.80 Rochester, code: R01301510A Wednesday, 9am-12noon, 18/5/11 for 1 session Fees: a £25; b £20.80 Rochester, code: R01301610A

Saturday, 9am-4pm, 13/11/10 for 1 session Fees: a £69; b £61.20 Rochester, code: R01100210A

This course is ideal for anyone employed or wishing to improve or update their CV. It is suitable for any job role, no previous knowledge is required. Areas covered include risk assessment, manual handling, COSHH, ergonomics, noise, PPE, first aid, welfare regulations, fire safety and work equipment.

Health and Safety in the workplace CIEH Level 2 Monday, 9am-5pm, 18/10/10 for 1 session Fees: a £64.25; b £55.25 Gillingham, code: G01103610A Wednesday, 9am-5pm, 15/12/10 for 1 session Fees: a £64.25; b £55.25 Gillingham, code: G01103710A Monday, 9am-5pm, 14/2/11 for 1 session Fees: a £64.25; b £55.25 Gillingham, code: G01203810A Wednesday, 9am-5pm, 8/6/11 for 1 session Fees: a £64.25; b £55.25 Gillingham, code:G01303910A

Risk assessment The purpose of risk assessment is to help employers determine what measures should be taken to comply with legislative requirements. This risk assessment training will give delegates indispensable insight and guidance into the application of these legal requirements in the workplace. This risk assessment training is aimed at all who are required to conduct risk assessments as required by the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999.

Monday, 9am-4pm, 28/2/11 for 1 session Fees: a £69; b £61.20 Gillingham, code: G01200310A Friday, 9am-4pm, 8/4/11 for 1 session Fees: a £69; b £61.20 Rochester, code: R01300410A Saturday, 9am-4pm, 18/6/11 for 1 session Fees: a £69; b £61.20 Rochester, code: R01300510A

Health and safety risk assessment Wednesday, 9am-4pm, 20/10/10 for 1 session Fees: a £37; b £29.20 Rochester, code: R01102610A

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Health and Safety in the workplace CIEH Level 2

As a manager you need to be aware of the risks your business can pose, both to your staff and to the wider world. Accidents and illnesses in the workplace cost employers billions each year. The environment suffers continual damage from bad business practices. Your role involves minimising risk to your staff, your business and the environment. This course explains how health and safety legislation affects you.

This one day course aims to increase the confidence and ability of employees to produce professional reports. The aim is to enable participants to overcome blockages and difficulties, put things in a logical order, achieve clarity and brevity in a positive manner and present reports that are accurate.

Managing health and safety

Report writing

Monday, 9am-4pm, 13/9/10 for 1 session Fees: a £37; b £29.20 Rochester, code: R01100610A

Thursday, 9am-4pm, 14/10/10 for 1 session Fees: a £37; b £29.20 Gillingham, code: G12103410A

Wednesday, 9am-4pm, 12/1/11 for 1 session Fees: a £37; b £29.20 Rochester, code: R01200710A

Thursday, 9am-4pm, 24/3/11 for 1 session Fees: a £37; b £29.20 Gillingham, code: G12203510A

Report writing

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Wednesday, 9am-4pm, 8/12/10 for 1 session Fees: a £37; b £29.20 Rochester, code: R01102710A Monday, 9am-4pm, 21/3/11 for 1 session Fees: a £37; b £29.20 Rochester, code: R01202810A Saturday, 9am-4pm, 25/6/11 for 1 session Fees: a £37; b £29.20 Rochester, code: R01302910A

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English Skills for Life - English

at work

Do you want to feel more confident with your skills at work? Effective speaking, listening, reading and writing skills are a real advantage in the workplace. We all need to be able to express our views clearly and to listen actively to the views of others. If you are looking for a job or going for interviews these skills are very important.

Courses are held at our main centres in Rochester and Gillingham and also at a range of venues across Medway, during the day and in the evenings.

qualification in English – which will be a useful addition to your CV and may open up other opportunities to gain professional and vocational qualifications.

Classes and qualifications are entirely free of charge.

Classes are offered at all levels, so you can join a class that is right for you.

If you are thinking of brushing up your communications skills, we have a course to suit your needs.

You will learn your new skills in an enjoyable and practical way and what you study will be tailored to your individual goals and requirements. You will have the chance to work towards a nationally recognised

I missed out so much at school, now just seemed the right time to pick up my skills.

“ Preparing for GCSE English If you wish to study GCSE English in September 2010 but haven’t studied for a while, our free intensive preparatory course could be just what you need. Phone Toni Oxlee 01634 338400 for an informal discussion.

Intensive pre-GCSE English Level 2 Mon-Fri, 9.30am-3pm, 26/7/10 for 4 sessions Free Rochester, code: R14304409F

GCSE maths and science see page 36

Enrolment is available throughout the year. To find out more about these free courses, or make an appointment to discuss your needs, phone 01634 338400.

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Now the kids are at school, I want to brush up on my skills before I go back to work.

I want to improve my chances of promotion at work

GCSE English If you are wishing to study for professional qualifications and do not yet hold the equivalent of a GCSE English at Grade A* - C, we can offer you the chance to gain this qualification through part-time study in the evening or during the day. GCSE classes are taught by highly qualified tutors who are experienced at working with adults. Our classes are friendly but focused and enable you to cover the wide-ranging content which includes detailed study of both a novel and a Shakespeare play. Pre-course meetings Rochester Centre: Thursday, 15 July - 9.30-11.30am Tuesday, 7 September - 6.30-8.30pm

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GCSE English Monday, 10am-2.20pm, 13/9/10 for 30 sessions Fees: a £291; b £213; c £31 Rochester, code: R12100010F Monday, 7-9pm, 13/9/10 for 30 sessions Fees: a £187; b £140.20; c £31 Gillingham, code: G12100010F Thursday, 7-9pm, 16/9/10 for 30 sessions Fees: a £187; b £140.20; c £31 Gillingham, code: G12100110F Wednesday, 7-9pm, 15/9/10 for 30 sessions Fees: a £187; b £140.20; c £31 Rainham, code: P12100010F

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English - ESOL and EFL English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) If English is not the first language for you or for someone you know, we have classes to help improve English language skills for day to day life in the UK. We also have classes to help with learning English even if a person does not read or write their first language. Improving your English will make it easier to: • get a good job; • talk to doctors and teachers; • gain qualifications; • help your children/grandchildren with homework; • learn about life in the UK for British Citizenship.

English as a Foreign Language These courses are aimed at learners who are visiting the UK (not residents) who do not speak English as their first language. Most of the courses lead to internationally recognised Cambridge examinations. These examinations take place in June; in addition a new examination session will be held at Advanced level in March 2011, for the new twice-weekly evening course. Learners can join an EFL class at any time during the year. All learners are required to take an assessment test before starting to ensure that they are placed on the appropriate course for their skill level. Please phone us on 01634 338400 or call into a centre to book a place at one of the assessment sessions at the beginning of year.

What happens in an ESOL class? Your tutor will help you to practise: • speaking and listening; • reading and writing; • vocabulary; • punctuation and grammar.

The assessment sessions will take place on the following dates:

A class at a time and place to suit you: • classes are held at Chatham, Gillingham and Rochester; • daytime and evening; • enrolments at any time of the year. There are classes at all levels so you'll be able to start at the right level for you. Everyone can get personal and individual advice on the best ESOL arrangements for their own cirucumstances. Phone Ninu Sagar on 01634 338400 to arrange a personal appointment.

Gillingham Adult Education Centre Tuesday, 7 September, 10am-12noon Monday, 13 September, 6-9pm Rochester Adult Education Centre Thursday, 9 September, 10am-1pm Wednesday, 15 September, 6-9pm

There are courses available at each Cambridge level: • Key English Test (KET) or Elementary • Preliminary English Test (PET) or Early Intermediate • First Certificate in English (FCE) or Higher Intermediate • Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) • Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) There are also conversation courses at Elementary/Early Intermediate/Intermediate and Higher Intermediate level and a short English pronunciation course.

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Please phone us on 01634 338400 or call into a centre for more information.

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Family learning We offer a range of informal learning courses for children accompanied by their parents, grandparents or carers. Only the adult pays the fee and can bring up to two children completely free of charge. The courses run after school

hours, on Saturdays and during the school holidays. The courses are creative, practical and great fun. We look forward to seeing your family at one of our family learning fun days in October and May.

Family learning fun day, October (Gillingham) These courses offer an exciting opportunity for everyone to join in the fun and to bring together all types of informal learning in baby massage, first aid, arts, sports and leisure.

Family first aid parent and child ages 7-14 Saturday, 1-3pm, 16/10/10 for 1 session Fees: a £15; b £13.20 Gillingham, code: GQ01106310A

Baby massage parent and child ages 0-18 months

Fitness and fun parent and child ages ages 6-11

Saturday, 10am-12noon, 16/10/10 for 1 session Fees: a £15; b £13.20 Gillingham, code: GQ01105610A

Saturday, 10am-12noon, 16/10/10 for 1 session Fees: a £14; b £12.20 Gillingham, code: GQ08105910A

Creative clay modelling parent and child ages 3-7

Football coaching for dads and kids in partnership with GFC ages 5-8

Saturday, 10am-12noon, 16/10/10 for 1 session Fees: a £19; b £17.20 Gillingham, code: GQ09105710A

Saturday, 10-11.30am, 16/10/10 for 1 session Fees: a £12; b £10.80 Gillingham, code: GQ08106010A

Create your own greeting card on computer parent and child ages 5-12

Arts and crafts parent and child ages 5-12

Fun with indoor gardening pots parent and child ages 7-12

Saturday, 10am-12noon, 16/10/10 for 1 session Fees: a £15.50; b £13.70 Gillingham, code: GQ09105810A

Saturday, 1-3pm, 16/10/10 for 1 session Fees: a £15.50; b £13.70 Gillingham, code: GQ09106210A

Saturday, 10am-12noon, 16/10/10 for 1 session Fees: a £16; b £14.20 Gillingham, code: GQ03106610A

Arts and crafts For children to have the opportunity after school to engage with their parent, grandparents or carers in exciting projects with crafts or pottery.

Santa's Christmas crafts parent and child ages 5-12 Saturday, 10am-3pm, 13/11/10 for 2 sessions Fees: a £41.50; b £32.80 Rochester, code: RQ09100010A

Art attack challenge parent and child ages 7-11 Saturday, 10am-12noon, 12/3/11 for 1 session Fees: a £15.50; b £13.70 Gillingham, code: GQ09300110A

Tasty cooking ideas for dads and kids ages 5-12 Saturday, 1.30-3.30pm, 16/10/10 for 1 session Fees: a £16; b £14.20 Gillingham, code: GQ07106410A

Wiggle and shake belly dancing parent and child ages 7-11 Saturday, 1-3pm, 16/10/10 for 1 session Fees: a £14; b £12.20 Gillingham, code: GQ08106510A

Pottery clay modelling parent and child ages 4-16

Art and craft holiday club parent and child ages 4-16

Thursday, 4.30-6.30pm, 16/9/10 for 10 sessions Fees: a £88; b £70.90 Gillingham, code: GQ09100310A

Mon-Wed, 9.30am-12.30pm, 25/10/10 for 3 sessions Fees: a £31.25; b £23.45 Kingfisher Community Primary School, code: XQ09100810A

Pottery clay modelling parent and child ages 4-16 Saturday, 10am-1pm, 13/11/10 for 1 session Fees: a £23; b £20.30 Rochester, code: RQ09100410A

Pottery clay modelling parent and child ages 4-16 Saturday, 10am-1pm, 18/6/11 for 1 session Fees: a £23; b £20.30 Rochester, code: RQ09300510A

Pottery clay modelling parent and child ages 7-11 Wednesday, 4-6pm, 3/11/10 for 5 sessions Fees: a £40; b £31.30 Hoo, code: HQ09100610A

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Pottery holiday club parent and child ages 7-14 Tue-Wed, 9.30am-3pm, 22/2/11 for 2 sessions Fees: a £37; b £29.20 Hoo, code: HQ09200910A

Paint and brushes art holiday club parent and child ages 7-14 Tue-Wed, 9.30am-3pm, 12/4/11 for 2 sessions Fees: a £38.25; b £30.45 Hoo, code: HQ09301010A

Fun watercolour painting holiday club parent and child ages 7-11 Tue-Wed, 9.30am-12.30pm, 31/5/11 for 2 sessions Fees: a £18; b £12.90 Featherby Junior School, code: XQ09301210A

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Family learning Cookery Learn about nutritious and delicious food to prepare for you and your baby/toddler and promote a healthier start to life. Practical acitvities to help you and your family take positive steps to better health and diet.

Hungry baby bear cooking lunch parent and child ages 0-18 months Monday, 10-11.30am, 13/9/10 for 6 sessions Fees: a £9 Gillingham, code: GQ07101610A Monday, 10-11.30am, 1/11/10 for 6 sessions Fees: a £9 Gillingham, code: GQ07101710A Monday, 10-11.30am, 10/1/11 for 6 sessions Fees: a £9 Gillingham, code: GQ07201810A Monday, 10-11.30am, 28/2/11 for 9 sessions Fees: a £9 Gillingham, code: GQ07201910A Monday, 10-11.30am, 6/6/11 for 6 sessions Fees: a £9 Gillingham, code: GQ07302010A

Sticky fingers cooking lunch for your toddler - parent and child ages 18 months-3 years Monday, 12noon-1.30pm, 13/9/10 for 6 sessions Fees: a £9 Gillingham, code: GQ07102110A Monday, 12noon-1.30pm, 1/11/10 for 6 sessions Fees: a £9 Gillingham, code: GQ07102210A Monday, 12noon-1.30pm, 10/1/11 for 6 sessions Fees: a £9 Gillingham, code: GQ07202310A Monday, 12noon-1.30pm, 28/2/11 for 6 sessions Fees: a £9 Gillingham, code: GQ07202410A

Monday, 12noon-1.30pm, 6/6/11 for 6 sessions Fees: a £9 Gillingham, code: GQ07302510A Saturday, 10am-12noon, 16/10/10 for 1 session Fees: a £16.50; b £14.70 Gillingham, code: GQ07102810A

Food for thought holiday club parent and child ages 5-8 Tue-Thu, 9.30am-12.30pm, 31/5/11 for 3 sessions Fees: a £38.50; b £30.70 Featherby Junior School, code: XQ07302610A

Tasty cooking ideas for you and your child ages 7-14 Saturday, 9.30am, 12:30, 12/3/11 for 1 session Fees: a £19.50; b £16.80 Gillingham, code: GQ07302710A

Health fitness and leisure Have fun leading a healthier lifestyle by undertaking a healthy and fitness activity with your child. Develop your well being, flexibility and confidence. Enjoy some great outdoor activity like survival challenge and mini beast safari.

Survival challenge weekend parent and child ages 5-14 Saturday, 1pm-11am, 18/9/10 for 2 sessions Fees: a £71; b £52.10 Capstone Farm Country Park, code: XQ08103410A

Survival challenge weekend parent and child ages 5-14 Saturday, 1pm-11am, 14/5/11 for 2 sessions Fees: a £71; b £52.10 Capstone Farm Country Park, code: XQ08303510A

Holiday Club funky fun fitness and sport parent and child ages 6-14 Saturday, 9.30am-12.30pm, 5/3/11 for 3 sessions Fees: a £34; b £26.20 Kingfisher Community Primary School, code: XQ08203610A

TLC baby massage parent and child ages 0-18 months

Mini beast safari parent and child ages 5-10

Tuesday, 1.30-3.30pm, 14/9/10 for 6 sessions Fees: a £44; b £33.80 Gillingham, code: GQ01103110A

Mon-Tue, 10am-12noon, 30/5/11 for 2 sessions Fees: a £19; b £15.70 Capstone Farm Country Park, code: XQ02303710A

TLC baby massage parent and child ages 0-18 months Tuesday, 1.30-3.30pm, 11/1/11 for 6 sessions Fees: a £44; b £33.80 Gillingham, code: GQ01203210A

TLC baby massage parent and child ages 0-18 months Tuesday, 1.30-3.30pm, 26/4/11 for 5 sessions Fees: a £39; b £30.30 Gillingham, code: GQ01303310A

Mini beast safari parent and child ages 5-10 Saturday, 10am-12noon, 9/7/11 for 1 session Fees: a £14; b £12.20 Capstone Farm Country Park, code: XQ02303910A

Languages Support and encourage your child’s development to learn a new language together as a family and encourage each other, setting them up with an important new skill for life. Adults can also benefit from learning together with their child.

A passion for French stage 1 parent and child ages 5-11 Wednesday, 4-6pm, 15/9/10 for 6 sessions Fees: a £44; b £33.80 Gillingham, code: GQ12104010A

A passion for French stage 1 parent and child ages 5-11 Wednesday, 4-6pm, 27/4/11 for 5 sessions Fees: a £39; b £30.30 Gillingham, code: GQ12304110A

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Family learning Family learning fun day, May (Rochester) These courses offer an exciting opportunity for everyone to join in the fun and to bring together all types of informal learning in baby massage, first aid, arts, sports and leisure.

TLC baby massage parent and child ages 0-18 months

Fitness and fun parent and child ages 6-11

Saturday, 10am-12noon, 14/5/11 for 1 session Fees: a £16; b £14.20 Rochester, code: RQ01306710A

Saturday, 10am-12noon, 14/5/11 for 1 session Fees: a £14; b £12.20 Rochester, code: RQ08307010A

Creative clay modelling parent and child ages 3-7

Football coaching for dads and kids in partnership with GFC ages 7-11

Saturday, 10am-12noon, 14/5/11 for 1 session Fees: a £19; b £17.20 Rochester, code: RQ09306810A

Saturday, 10-11.30am, 14/5/11 for 1 session Fees: a £12; b £10.80 Rochester, code: RQ08307110A

Create your own greeting card on computer parent and child 5-12

Stress buster and self esteem parents and carers

Saturday, 10am-12noon, 14/5/11 for 1 session Fees: a £16.20; b £14.40 Rochester, code: RQ09306910A

Saturday, 10am-12noon, 14/5/11 for 1 session Fees: a £14; b £12.20 Rochester, code: RQ14307210A

Playbox Is a drop-in session at any time where you can meet other parents and children. Enjoy various activities with your child such as arts and crafts, games and puzzles, story-time and singing. There is an occasional speaker to discuss various issues regarding parenting. Interested in Playbox? We are offering more of these courses at one of your local children’s centres. Please phone 01634 338422 for more information.

Exploring with play (Playbox) parent and child ages 0-4 Tuesday, 10am-12noon, 14/9/10 for 12 sessions Free Woodlands Children’s Centre, code: XQ09104710A

Exploring with play (Playbox) parent and child ages 0-4 Tuesday, 10am-12noon, 11/1/11 for 12 sessions Free Woodlands Children’s Centre, code: XQ09204810A

Exploring with play (Playbox) parent and child ages 0-4 Tuesday, 10am-12noon, 26/4/11 for 12 sessions Free Woodlands Children’s Centre, code: XQ09304910A

Art attack challenge parent and child ages 5-12 Saturday, 1-3pm, 14/5/11 for 1 session Fees: a £15.50; b £13.70 Rochester, code: RQ09307310A

Emergency first aid for babies and children - adults only Saturday, 1-3pm, 14/5/11 for 1 session Fees: a £15; b £13.20 Rochester, code: RQ01307410A

Wiggle and shake belly dancing parent and child ages 7-11 Saturday, 1-3pm, 14/5/11 for 1 session Fees: a £14; b £12.20 Rochester, code: RQ09307510A

Fun with indoor gardening pots parent and child ages 7-12 Saturday, 1-3pm, 14/5/11 for 1 session Fees: a £16; b £14.20 Rochester, code: RQ03307610A

Courses for parents and carers

Emergency first aid for babies and children - parents and carers

Come along to one of our taster classes such as first aid for parents, grandparents and carers also to introduce your family to new activities and develop your understanding of your child development and other issues surrounding young people.

Tuesday, 7-9pm, 11/1/11 for 5 sessions Fees: a £39; b £30.30 Gillingham, code: GQ01205110A

Emergency first aid for babies and children - parents and carers

Tuesday, 9.30-11.30am, 26/4/11 for 5 sessions Fees: a £39; b £30.30 Gillingham, code: GQ01305210A

Tuesday, 9.30-11.30am, 14/9/10 for 5 sessions Fees: a £39; b £30.30 Gillingham, code: GQ01105010A

Emergency first aid for babies and children - parents and carers

Stress buster and self esteem parents and carers Monday, 7-9pm, 28/2/11 for 6 sessions Fees: a £42; b £31.80 Gillingham, code: GQ14205310A

Speakeasy Speakeasy is a free, relaxed and informal course aimed at helping parents and carers deal with issues around sex, relationships and growing up. Children from toddlers to teens will ask questions that might embarrass you as a parent. If you want to be the one to inform your children about relationships, puberty, sex, and keeping safe, then Speakeasy can help you to take control. Speakeasy

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can empower you in supporting and accurately educating your children by giving you the tools to provide positive sex and relationships education in the home. Speakeasy is a course accredited through the Open College Network. To sign up for the free Speakeasy course, please phone The Teenage Pregnancy Team on 01634 3333146 / 07908 954870 or email: samantha.everett@medway.gov.uk

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Fashion, textiles and needlecraft Come and discover a sense of achievement in creating an individualised garment that is made to measure for you.

DIY sewing alterations and fitting Want to learn how to correctly fit yourself and save a pound or two? DIY alterations is a cost effective way to save pennies during a recession. Enrol today and learn to use a tape measure and take accurate body measurements, explore different types of stitching and hemming and impress your family and friends by learning how to alter clothes including replacement of zips and buttons.

Do it yourself sewing alterations Wednesday, 12.30pm-2.30pm, 22/9/10 for 5 sessions Fees: a £60; b £46.80 Rochester, code: R09150210S Wednesday, 12.30pm-2.30pm, 12/1/11 for 5 sessions Fees: a £60; b £46.80 Rochester, code: R09252710S

Dressmaking Learn how to choose your fabric, make designer choices and acquire the professional techniques of cutting and finish your garment to a professional standard.

Dressmaking beginners/improvers Tuesday, 9.30-11.30am, 21/9/10 for 15 sessions Fees: a £101; b £75.20 Rochester, code: R09150310A Tuesday, 12noon-1pm, 21/9/10 for 15 sessions Fees: a £56; b £43.10 Rochester, code: R09150410A

Tuesday, 1-3pm, 21/9/10 for 15 sessions Fees: a £101; b £75.20 Rochester, code: R09150510A Thursday, 7-9pm, 23/9/10 for 15 sessions Fees: a £101; b £75.20 Rochester, code: R09150610A Tuesday, 9.30-11.30am, 1/3/11 for 15 sessions Fees: a £101; b £75.20 Rochester, code: R09252810A Tuesday, 1-3pm, 1/3/11 for 15 sessions Fees: a £101; b £75.20 Rochester, code: R09252910A Tuesday, 12noon-1pm, 1/3/11 for 15 sessions Fees: a £56; b £43.10 Rochester, code: R09253010A

Dressmaking beginners/intermediate Thursday, 7-9pm, 3/3/11 for 15 sessions Fees: a £101 ;b £75.20 Rochester, code: R09253110A

Fit to finish Let your creative juices flow. Using modern techniques create beautiful garments and flatter your figure. How? By learning to work with patterns, good fabric and construction skills. All abilities welcome.

Fit to finish - dressmaking Thursday, 9.45-11.45am, 23/9/10 for 15 sessions Fees: a £101; b £75.20 Rochester, code: R09150710A

Garment construction These workshops enable the leamer to understand a little more about fit, construction and finishing a garment.

Garment construction workshop all abilities Friday; 9.30am-3.30pm, 15/10/10 for 1 session Fees: a £33; b £25.80 Rochester, code: R09151010A Friday, 9.30am-3.30pm, 19/11/10 for 1 session Fees: a £33; b £25.80 Rochester, code: R09151110A Friday, 9.30am-3.30pm, 11/3/11 for 1 session Fees: a £33; b £25.80 Rochester, code: R09253510A Friday, 9.30am-3.30pm, 13/5/11 for 1 session Fees: a £33; b £25.80 Rochester, code: R09354210A Friday, 9.30am-3.30pm, 20/5/11 for 1 session Fees: a £33; b £25.80 Rochester, code: R09354310A Friday, 9.30am-3.30pm, 17/6/11 for 1 session Fees: a £33; b £25.80 Rochester, code: R09354410A

Summer school and Saturdays Garment construction summer school

Thursday, 11.45am-12.45pm, 23/9/10 for 15 sessions Fees: a £56; b £43.10 Rochester, code: R09150810A

Mon-Wed, 9.30am-3.30pm, 18/7/11 for 3 sessions Fees: a £56; b £43.10 Rochester, code: R09354510A

Thursday, 1-3pm, 23/9/10 for 15 sessions Fees: a £101; b £75.20 Rochester, code: R09150910A

Garment construction - all abilities

Thursday, 9.45-11.45am, 3/3/11 for 15 sessions Fees: a £101; b £75.20 Rochester, code: R09253210A Thursday, 11.45am-12.45pm, 3/3/11 for 15 sessions Fees: a £56; b £43.10 Rochester, code: R09253310A

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Thursday, 1-3pm, 3/3/11 for 15 sessions Fees: a £101; b £75.20 Rochester, code: R09253410A

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Saturday, 9.30am-3.30pm, 13/11/10 for 2 sessions Fees: a £59; b £44 Rochester, code: R09152310A Saturday, 9.30am-3.30pm, 18/6/11 for 2 sessions Fees: a £59; b £44 Rochester, code: R09355410A


Fashion, textiles and needlecraft Bead needle weaving Learn tips, tricks and methods for designing your jewellery and learn how to use beads and charms to make exquisive items for family and friends. Whether an experienced learner or a complete beginner, your tutor can offer you knowledge, guidance and suggestions to inspire your creativity.

Introduction to jewellery design bead needle weaving

Bead stringing Bead stringing is an excellent way to get started making jewellery for the first time. Learn how to choose which beads are right for your projects, find out which tools are most important and why you need them and learn the secrets in securing the ends to make sure your project stays together. Find tons of new ideas and helpful hints from your tutor.

Bead stringing techniques

Monday, 7.30-9pm, 13/9/10 for 10 sessions Fees: a £56; b £43.10 Gillingham, code: G09152010A

Saturday, 10am-4pm, 16/10/10 for 1 session Fees: a £27; b £22.80 Gillingham, code: G09152210A

Saturday, 10am-4pm, 18/6/11 for 1 session Fees: a £27; b £22.80 Rochester, code: R09355110A

DIY t-shirts with buttons and bows

Saturday, 10am-4pm, 20/11/10 for 1 session Fees: a £27; b £22.80 Rochester, code: R09152110A Monday, 7.30-9pm, 17/1/11 for 11 sessions Fees: a 60; b £45.90 Gillingham, code: G09253810A Saturday, 10am-4pm, 5/3/11 for 1 session Fees: a 24; b £19.80 Gillingham, code: G09253910S Monday, 7.30-9pm, 9/5/11 for 9 sessions Fees: a £52; b £40.30 Gillingham, code: G09355210A Saturday, 10am-4pm, 2/7/11 for 1 session Fees: a £27; b £22.80 Rochester, code: R09355310A

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Buttons and bows are one of the fashion focuses this season, adorning everything from t-shirts, skirts to footwear and whilst the trend looks fantastic, it's so easy to replicate that it seems foolish not to give the bow a go.

Make a gift - buttons and bows/design your own t-shirts Saturday, 10am-4pm, 25/6/11 for 1 session Fees: a £22; b £17.80 Rochester, code: R09152410A

Re-style your life Do you have a wardrobe full of clothes but nothing to wear? Do you go shopping and go home with nothing? Then this fantastic, fun full day workshop is the one for you. Boost your self confidence, learn how to dress in style and make a great first impression. Enhance your self esteem and learn how to harness the power of your mind to achieve your goals. Leave at the end of the day knowing where you are heading and how to dress to impress when you get there.

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Restyle your wardrobe look good, feel good Saturday, 10am-4pm, 19/3/11 for 1 session Fees: a £28; b £22.90 Gillingham, code: G09254010A

The art of accessorising It's easy to ruin an otherwise great outfit by choosing the wrong accessories. However, on the flip side, it's easy to make an ordinary outfit look great with the right accessories. For those of us who weren't born with the accessorising gene the good news is, it's easy to learn a few guidelines to stylishly accessorize and complete your outfit.

Accessorise your outfits jewellery and handbags Saturday, 10am-4pm, 14/5/11 for 1 session Fees: a £27; b £22.80 Rochester, code: R09355610A

Homecraft gift ideas from me to you If you love making your own crafts and enjoy creating unique and individual gifts, then you’ll love knitting and beading your own purse/handbags. If you’re an absolute beginner, you can still make an effective gift without any prior crafting experience with the help and guidance from the tutor.

Make a gift - knit and bead your own designer purse/handbags Saturday, 10am-4pm, 12/3/11 for 2 sessions Fees: a £48; b £37.50 Gillingham, code: G09355710A

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Fitness and wellbeing Our range of exercise classes and activities have been designed to ensure that everyone in our community can find an effective, fun and safe form of exercise regardless of your past experience. Our Yoga classes will help you become more supple and less stressed, our Pilates classes will really improve your posture and back strength and our Tai

Chi will help create a perfect mindbody balance. Massage and relaxation courses will teach you how to remove tension. We also have new classes in which you can learn new skills and improve overall health; such as swimming lessons and beginners gymnastics. We are sure we have a class here for you.

Aqua works first steps adult beginners swimming

Exercise classes Learn to swim, improve your energy levels, flatten your stomach and tone your legs. Everyone has different exercise goals and there's something to suit everyone here.

Sunday, 5-6pm, 19/9/10 for 5 sessions Fees: a £41; b £32.30 Please enquire for more details, code: X08107310S

Practising Tai Chi will help you to create a mental and physical balance, remove stress and create a sense of inner calm and promote positive energy.

Aqua works (adult beginners swim)

Tai Chi for all

Sunday, 5-6pm, 7/11/10 for 12 sessions Fees: a £61; b £50.80 Please enquire for more details, code: X08106610A

Tuesday, 10-11.30am, 14/9/10 for 18 sessions Fees: a £89; b £65.90 Rochester, code: R08102010A

Exercise for life

Body works first steps - beginners gymnastics

Tuesday, 9.30-11am, 14/9/10 for 15 sessions Fees: a £76; b £56.80 Gillingham, code: G08100010A

Wednesday, 7-8pm, 22/9/10 for 10 sessions Fees: a £47; b £36.50 Rainham, code: P08107110S

Tuesday, 9.30-11am, 1/3/11 for 15 sessions Fees: a £76; b £56.80 Gillingham, code: G08200110A

Body works (adult gymnastics)

Monday, 10.30-11.30am, 13/9/10 for 15 sessions Fees: a £77; b £57.50 Rochester, code: R08100410A Monday, 10.30-11.30am, 28/2/11 for 15 sessions Fees: a £77; b £57.50 Rochester, code: R08200510A

Chair-based exercise Friday, 10-11am, 17/9/10 for 12 sessions Fees: a £53; b £40.70 Gillingham, code: G08106710A

Legs, tums and bums Wednesday, 7-8pm, 15/9/10 for 12 sessions Fees: a £46; b £35.80 Gillingham, code: G08106810A

Tai Chi

Wednesday, 7-8.30pm, 12/1/11 for 17 sessions Fees: a £85; b £63.10 Rainham, code: P08205910A

Triathlon technique Learn how to hone your fitness levels for specific events combining swimming, cycling and running. Ideal for people who are new to multi-sports events to boost fitness levels and improve techniques to help increase performance

Tuesday, 10-11.30am, 1/3/11 for 17 sessions Fees: a £85; b £63.10 Rochester, code: R08202110A Thursday, 11.30am-1pm, 16/9/10 for 18 sessions Fees: a £89; b £65.90 Rochester, code: R08101510A Thursday, 11.30am-1pm, 3/3/11 for 17 sessions Fees: a £85; b £63.10 Rochester, code: R08201610A Thursday, 7-8.30pm, 3/3/11 for 18 sessions Fees: a £85; b £63.10 Gillingham, code: G08201810A Thursday, 7-8.30pm, 16/9/10 for 19 sessions Fees: a £94; b £69.40 Gillingham, code: G08101910A

Triathlon technique

Tai Chi

Saturday, 8-9.30am, 15/1/11 for 12 sessions Fees: a £64; b £48.40 Please enquire for more details, code: X08206510A

Monday, 7-8.30pm, 20/9/10 for 10 sessions Fees: a £55; b £42.10 Hempstead Infant School, code: X08102210A

Medau A fantastic form of exercise, suitable for all, that incorporates movements from various types of sports and dance

Monday, 7-8.30pm, 17/1/11 for 10 sessions Fees: a £55; b £42.10 Hempstead Infant School, code: X08202310A Monday, 7-8.30pm, 4/4/11 for 10 sessions Fees: a £55; b £42.10 Hempstead Infant School, code: X08302410A

Medau Counting down to

Monday, 6.15-7.15pm, 13/9/10 for 18 sessions Fees: a £90; b £66.60 Rainham, code: P08100210A Monday, 6.15-7.15pm, 28/2/11,for 14 sessions Fees: a £72; b £54 Rainham, code: P08200310A

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Fitness and wellbeing Yoga We have a range of Yoga classes that will help to increase your flexibility, suppleness and personal well-being. A fantastic form of exercise for the mind and body.

Yoga steps (beginners) Friday, 1.30-3pm, 17/9/10 for 18 sessions Fees: a £89; b £65.90 Rochester, code: R08102510A Friday, 1.30-3pm, 4/3/11 for 17 sessions Fees: a £85; b £63.10 Rochester, code: R08202610A

Yoga for all Monday, 1.30-3pm, 13/9/10 for 34 sessions Fees: a £158; b £114.20 Gillingham, code: G08102710A Monday, 7.30-9pm, 13/9/10 for 34 sessions Fees: a £158; b £114.20 Rainham P08102810A Monday, 7.30-9pm, 13/9/10 for 18 sessions Fees: a £94; b £70.90 Rochester, code: R08104210A Monday, 7.30-9pm, 28/2/11 for 17 sessions Fees: a £85; b £63.10 Rochester, code: R08204310A Tuesday, 1.30-3pm, 14/9/10 for 34 sessions Fees: a £158; b £114.20 Rochester, code: R08104410A Tuesday, 7.30-9pm, 14/9/10 for 18 sessions Fees: a £89; b £65.90 Rochester, code: R08104510A Wednesday, 10.15-11.45am, 15/9/10 for 34 sessions Fees: a £158; b £114.20 Rochester, code: R08104610A Wednesday, 7.30-9pm, 15/9/10 for 18 sessions Fees: a £89; b £65.90 Rainham, code: P08104710A Wednesday, 7.30-9pm, 2/3/11 for 16 sessions Fees: a £81; b £60.30 Rainham, code: P08204810A Thursday, 1.30-3pm, 16/9/10 for 34 sessions Fees: a £158; b £114.20 Gillingham, code: G08103210A Thursday, 1.30-3pm, 16/9/10 for 18 sessions Fees: a £89; b £65.90 Rochester, code: R08102910A Thursday, 1.30-3pm, 3/3/11 for 17 sessions Fees: a £85; b £63.10 Rochester, code: R08203010A Friday, 10-11.30am, 17/9/10 for 34 sessions Fees: a £158; b £114.20 Gillingham, code: G08103110A

Gentle yoga

Yoga - Iyengar method

Monday, 1.30-3pm, 13/9/10 for 34 sessions Fees: a £158; b £114.20 Rochester, code: R08103310A

Wednesday, 7-8.30pm, 15/9/10 for 18 sessions Fees: a £89; b £65.90 Rainham, code: P08105110A

Wednesday, 7-8.30pm, 22/9/10 for 18 sessions Fees: a £76; b £56.80 Hoo, code: H08103610A Wednesday, 7-8.30pm, 2/3/11 for 15 sessions Fees: a £76; b £56.80 Hoo, code: H08203710A Thursday, 1.30-3pm, 16/9/10 for 18 sessions Fees: a £89; b £65.90 Rochester, code: R08103410A Thursday, 1.30-3pm, 3/3/11 for 17 sessions Fees: a £85; b £63.10 Rochester, code: R08203510A

Yoga steps (beginners) Wednesday, 7.30-9pm, 15/9/10 for 18 sessions Fees: a £89; b £65.90 Gillingham, code: G08103810A Wednesday, 7.30-9pm, 2/3/11 for 16 sessions Fees: a £81; b £60.30 Gillingham, code: G08203910A

Yoga create (intermediate) Monday, 9.45-11.15am, 13/9/10 for 18 sessions Fees: a £89; b £65.90 Rochester, code: R08104010A Monday, 9.45-11.15am, 28/2/11 for 15 sessions Fees: a £76; b £56.80 Rochester, code: R08204110A

Yoga stretching and relaxation techniques studio Saturday, 10am-1.30pm, 13/11/10 for 1 session Fees: a £26; b £23.30 Rochester, code: R08104910A

Yoga meditation

Pilates Improve your posture and increase the strength of your core muscles. Pilates is a great way to learn correct exercise form to help you get into exercise or to increase sports performance. Fitness pilates incorporates some pilates postures into a general exercise class.

Introduction to pilates - taster Saturday, 10.30am-2pm, 27/11/10 for 1 session Fees: a £26; b £23.30 Rochester, code: R08105210A

Pilates sculpt (improvers) Tuesday, 9.30-10.30am, 14/9/10 for 15 sessions Fees: a £55; b £42.10 Rochester, code: R08105310A Tuesday, 9.30-10.30am, 1/3/11 for 15 sessions Fees: a £55; b £42.10 Rochester, code: R08205410A

Pilates core (beginners) Tuesday, 10.40-11.40am, 14/9/10 for 15 sessions Fees: a £55; b £42.10 Rochester, code: R08105510A Tuesday, 10.40-11.40am, 1/3/11 for 15 sessions Fees: a £55; b £42.10 Rochester, code: R08205610A

Fitness pilates style 1 Wednesday, 9.30-10.30am, 12/1/11 for 12 sessions Fees: a £46; b £35.80 Woodlands Sports Centre, code: X08205710A

Saturday, 10am-1.30pm, 18/6/11 for 1 session Fees: a £21; b £18.30 Rochester, code: R08305010A

Help yourself to fitness and well-being with Active Life Investing in your health is the best investment you can make. Just £2.50 per one-hour session (pay on the day). Session places are offered on a first-come basis. Sessions are held at All Saints, Chatham; Green Street, Gillingham; Rochester Centre, Eastgate and Lordswood Leisure Centre. For details please phone 01634 338400 and ask about Active Life.

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Fitness and wellbeing Fitness pilates style 2 Wednesday, 9.30-10.30am, 27/4/11 for 12 sessions Fees: a £46; b £35.80 Woodlands Sports Centre, code: X08305810A

Fitness pilates - core - beginners Tuesday, 7.30-8.30pm, 21/9/10 for 10 sessions Fees: a £47; b £36.50 Hoo, code: H08107010S

Fitness pilates Tuesday, 7.30-8.30pm, 11/1/11 for 10 sessions Fees: a £47; b £36.50 Hoo, code: H08206310A Tuesday, 7.30-8.30pm, 26/4/11 for 10 sessions Fees: a £47; b £36.50 Hoo, code: H08306410A

Fitness pilates first steps Wednesday, 9.30-10.30am, 22/9/10 for 10 sessions Fees: a £41; b £32.30 Woodlands Sports Centre, code: X08106910S

Self defence These courses will show how to maximise your personal safety using avoidance techinques, use of voice and some physical self defense methods.

Exercise instructor training courses We now have a great range of instructor qualifications. If you would like a career in teaching exercise. We have a new assistant instructor course and a route to designing and teaching your own classes or working as a personal trainer in these internationally recognised qualifications.

Award in Assisting Health Related Activity Sessions Level 1 Tue and Thu, 11am-2pm, 2/8/10 for 8 sessions Fees: a £114.50; b £95.90; c £52.50 Gillingham, code: G08107410F Tue and Thu, 5-8pm, 1/3/11 for 8 sessions Fees: a £114.50; b £95.90; c £52.50 Gillingham, code: G08207510F

Gym Instructor - Level 2 Active IQ intensive Mon-Fri, 9.30am-5.30pm, 4/7/11 for 15 sessions Fees: a £583; b £489.70; c £272 Woodlands Sports Centre, code: X08307610F

Gym Instructor Level 2 Active IQ Wednesday, 12.30-4.30pm, 15/9/10 for 30 sessions Fees: a £583; b £489.70; c £272 Woodlands Sports Centre, code: X08107710F

Studio Instructor - Exercise to Music Level 2 Active IQ Wed and 4 Sats, 5.30-8.30pm, 15/9/10 for 34 sessions Fees: a £455; b £361.70; c £144 Gillingham, code: G08107810F

Personal Trainer - Level 3 Active IQ Thursday, 9am-6.50pm, 16/9/10 for 30 sessions Fees: a £840; b £652.80; c £216 Woodlands Sports Centre, code: X08108010F

Certificate in Exercise Referral Level 3 Active IQ Mon and 4 Sats, 5.30-8.30pm, 13/9/10 for 32 sessions Fees: a £414; b £328.20; c £128 Rochester, code: R08108110F

Personal protection for women first steps Thursday, 7.30-9pm, 23/9/10 for 5 sessions Fees: a £33; b £26.70 Gillingham, code: G08107210S

Personal protection - progression (for women) Thursday, 7.30-9pm, 28/4/11 for 5 sessions Fees: a £37; b £29.50 Gillingham, code: G08306010A

Charity event As we get nearer to the 2012 Olympics we are offering the chance to try out various sports, exercise and dance forms. You can find something new, set yourself a challenge and raise some funds for the British Heart Foundation.

Olympic countdown challenge Saturday, 10am-2pm, 5/3/11 for 1 session Fees: £5 Gillingham, code: G08209110A

Alternative therapies Courses designed to improve your overall health and wellbeing. Learn techniques that can help you and others reduce mental and physical stress. Our courses are suitable for complete beginners who can then progress onto more advanced methods.

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Body sense - aromatherapy

Massage and relaxation

Tuesday, 1-3pm, 2/11/10 for 6 sessions Fees: a £59; b £46.70 Rochester, code: R01110610A

Wednesday, 7-9pm, 22/9/10 for 5 sessions Fees: a £45; b £34.50 Rochester, code: R01111110S

Body sense - Indian massage

Indian head massage - taster

Tuesday, 1-3pm, 14/9/10 for 6 sessions Fees: a £53; b £40.70 Rochester, code: R01110710A

Saturday, 12.30-4.30pm, 13/11/10 for 1 session Fees: a £22; b £18.40 Rochester, code: R01111210S

Body sense - massage and relaxation 2 Wednesday, 7-9pm, 10/11/10 for 5 sessions Fees: a £53; b £42.50 Rochester, code: R01110810A

Body Sense - Massage and Relaxation 3 Wednesday, 7-9pm, 19/1/11 for 10 sessions Fees: a £80; b £59.60 Rochester, code: R01210910A

Body sense - aromatherapy and Indian head massage Tuesday, 7-9pm, 11/1/11 for 10 sessions Fees: a £74; b £55.40 Hoo, code: H01211010A

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Aromatherapy and Indian head massage Saturday, 10am-2pm, 27/11/10 for 1 session Fees: a £20; b £17 Rochester, code: R01111310S

Hand reflexology taster Saturday, 10.30am-2pm, 18/6/11 for 1 session Fees: a £21; b £17.70 Rochester, code: R01311410A


Floristry Flowers brighten up any environment and lift the mood. Learn how to design and create eye-catching floral arrangements using a variety of affordable, seasonal flowers and foliage.

Floristry Take your first step to creating beautiful floral arrangements and designs, embracing traditional floristry as well as current contemporary trends. Tutors are professional florists. Beginner and improver courses are available as progression.

Introduction to floristry Tuesday, 7-9pm, 21/9/10 for 5 sessions Fees: a £44.50; b £35.80 Rochester, code: R03100210S Wednesday, 7-9pm, 19/1/11 for 5 sessions Fees: a £44.50; b £35.80 Rainham, code: P03201410S

Introduction to wedding floristry Tuesday, 7-9pm, 2/11/10 for 5 sessions Fees: a £44.50; b £35.80 Hoo, code: H03100310S

Explore the interaction between colours, tints, tones and shades. Learn the secrets of care and conditioning and discover traditional and contemporary shape and form.

City and Guilds Level 2 Certificate and Awards in Creative Techniques Floral Design

Award in Creative Techniques - Floral design - co-ordinated wedding items Tuesday, 7-9pm, 18/1/11 for 14 sessions Fees: a £181.33; b £152.53 Hoo, code: H09202410A

Develop professional floristry techniques and design ideas and improve your employability skills on these excellent accredited courses. Explore traditional design ideas and current trends under the guidance of our expert tutors.

Award in Creative Techniques - Floral design - complex hand tied designs

Certificate in Creative Techniques Floral Design

Award in Creative Techniques Floral design - tributes

Thursday, 9.30am-12.30pm, 23/9/10 for 35 sessions Fees: a £494.13; b £385.83 Rochester, code: R09102310A

Wednesday, 9.30am-12.30pm, 2/3/11 for 17 sessions Fees: a £273.63; b £221.13 Rochester, code: R09202510A

Wednesday, 9.30am-12.30pm, 22/9/10 for 18 sessions Fees: a £284.63; b £228.83 Rochester, code: R09102410A

Develop your skills and learn how to create beautiful floral arrangements and designs to a professional standard. Courses embrace traditional floristry as well as contemporary styles. Tutors are professional florists.

Floristry - beginners Thursday, 7-9pm, 23/9/10 for 7 sessions Fees: a £66.50; b £52.10 Rochester, code: R03100810A

Floristry - improvers Tuesday, 7-9pm, 24/5/11 for 7 sessions Fees: a £66.50; b £52.10 Rochester, code: R03302110A

Floristry - beginners and improvers Wednesday, 7-9pm, 2/3/11 for 10 sessions Fees: a £88.50; b £68.10 Rainham P03201710A

Floristry for Christmas An exciting opportunity to create your own professionally made traditional or contemporary Christmas designs. From wreaths to garlands and festive table displays, this course is for anyone who loves beautifying their home at Christmas.

Christmas - festive fun with flowers and foliage Thursday, 7-9pm, 18/11/10 for 5 sessions Fees: a £60.50; b £50 Rochester, code: R03100910A

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Gardening Your garden is an expression of your personality – learn how to create your own tranquil oasis where you can relax and socialise with friends and family.

Gardening These introductory courses offer a taste of gardening and garden design. Learn valuable gardening techniques and how to design your outside space on these fun and informative courses. Our gardening tutor is experienced and enthusiastic and brings gardening to life.

Gorgeous gardens introduction to gardening Saturday, 10am-2.30pm, 13/11/10 for 1 session Fees: a £26.50; b £21.40 Rochester, code: R03100010S Saturday, 10am-2.30pm, 12/3/11 for 1 session Fees: a £26.50; b £21.40 Gillingham, code: G03201310S

Landscaping your garden introduction to garden design

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Whether you want to grow flowers, redesign your outside space, or return to the good life and grow your own food, there is a course for you.

Introduction to gardening and garden design

Winter wonderland gardening and maintenance

Monday, 7-9pm, 27/9/10 for 4 sessions Fees: a £40.50; b £32.10 Rainham, code: P03100110S

Friday, 12.45-2.45pm, 5/11/10 for 5 sessions Fees: a £56.50; b £43.30 Rochester, code: R03100710A

These courses cover a range of gardens from the exotic, traditional, to the more contemporary. Learn about different types of garden features, planting, garden care and a range of other practical topics from our professionally qualified gardening tutor.

Spring shades gardening and maintenance

Gardening beginners Monday, 7-9pm, 1/11/10 for 7 sessions Fees: a £61.50; b £47.10 Rochester, code: R03100410A

Friday, 12.45-2.45pm, 11/3/11 for 5 sessions Fees: a £56.50; b £43.30 Rochester, code: R03201610A

Summer show gardening and maintenance Friday, 12.45-2.45pm, 10/6/11 for 5 sessions Fees: a £56.50; b £43.30 Rochester, code: R03302010A

Gardening beginners and improvers Tuesday, 7-9pm, 22/3/11 for 8 sessions Fees: a £68.50; b £52 Hoo, code: H03201510A

Saturday, 10am-2.30pm, 18/6/11 for 1 session Fees: a £26.50; b £21.40 Rochester, code: R03301810S

Gardening improvers

Landscaping your garden introduction to garden design

Action for autumn gardening and maintenance

Saturday, 10am-2.30pm, 14/5/11 for 1 session Fees: a £26.50; b £21.40 Rochester, code: R03301910S

Friday, 12.45-2.45pm, 24/9/10 for 5 sessions Fees: a £56.50; b £43.30 Rochester, code: R03100610A

Friday, 12.45-2.45pm, 10/12/10 for 8 sessions Fees: a £68.50; b £52 Rochester, code: R03100510A

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City and Guilds Level 2 Certificate in Creative Techniques - Garden Design Bring out your creative side and this could be the start a new career. This level 2 accredited course covers practical design techniques, hard and soft landscaping and how to design an urban and low maintenance garden

Certificate in Creative Techniques Garden Design Wednesday, 6.30-9pm, 15/9/10 for 36 sessions Fees: a £416.13; b £323.13 Rochester, code: R09102210A


Languages Learning a language can open up a new world of experiences. It can enhance job prospects or make holidays far more enjoyable. You can learn about a country's culture and attractions so that you can make the most of visits there. Continue learning a language you learned earlier in life, or try something new and exotic. We offer taster courses so that you can try things out to see if a language suits

Taster Courses French for absolute beginners Monday, 7.15-9.15pm, 20/9/10 for 5 sessions Fees: a £54; b £40.80 Rainham, code: P12130110S Tuesday, 10am-12noon, 21/9/10 for 5 sessions Fees: a £54; b £40.80 Rochester, code: R12130010S

Spanish for absolute beginners Tuesday, 7-9pm, 21/9/10 for 5 sessions Fees: a £54; b £40.80 Gillingham, code: G12130310S Thursday, 10am-12noon, 23/9/10 for 5 sessions Fees: a £54; b £40.80 Rochester, code: R12130210S

Italian for absolute beginners Monday, 7-9pm, 20/9/10 for 5 sessions Fees: a £54; b £40.80 Rochester, code: R12130410S

French pronunciation for beginners

you or longer courses so that you can really improve your skills. To identify the correct level of course, you can complete the self-assessment checklist available from our centres by calling 01634 338400 or by visiting: www.medway.gov.uk/coursedirectory A detailed list of levels and equivalents is on page 46. If you are interested in a course on a day or time not listed below, please speak to the curriculum

manager. Waiting lists are kept for each language and courses can be started if there is sufficient demand. If you cannot see the language you are interested in, please enquire. Employers can arrange for a course to be set up for their staff on site or at one of our centres. Please phone Julie Fullman on 01634 338472 for more information.

German grammar simplified

First steps in Polish

Saturday, 9.30am-3.30pm, 13/11/10 for 2 sessions Fees: a £54; b £40.80 Rochester, code: R12130910A

Wednesday, 7-9pm, 27/4/11 for 5 sessions Fees: a £54; b £40.80 Gillingham, code: G12332010S

Spanish grammar simplified

Wednesday, 7-9pm, 27/4/11 for 5 sessions Fees: a £54; b £40.80 Rochester, code: R12332110S

Saturday, 9.30am-3.30pm, 13/11/10 for 2 sessions Fees: a £54; b £40.80 Rochester, code: R12131010A

First steps in Arabic Wednesday, 7-9pm, 27/4/11 for 5 sessions Fees: a £54; b £40.80 Gillingham, code: G12331210S

First steps in Chinese Mandarin Tuesday, 7-9pm, 26/4/11 for 5 sessions Fees: a £54; b £40.80 Gillingham, code: G12331310S

Saturday, 9.30am-3.30pm, 13/11/10 for 2 sessions Fees: a £54; b £40.80 Rochester, code: R12130810A

Wednesday, 7-9pm, 27/4/11 for 5 sessions Fees: a £54; b £40.80 Gillingham, code: G12332310S

French

Thursday, 7-9pm, 28/4/11 for 5 sessions Fees: a £54; b £40.80 Gillingham, code: G12331410S

First steps in German

Italian grammar simplified

First steps in Turkish

French beginners

Improve your French pronunciation elementary - intermediate

Saturday, 9.30am-3.30pm, 13/11/10 for 2 sessions Fees: a £54; b £40.80 Rochester, code: R12130710A

Tuesday, 7-9pm, 26/4/11 for 5 sessions Fees: a £54; b £40.80 Rochester, code: R12332210S

Wednesday, 6.45-8.45pm, 6/10/10 for 25 sessions Fees: a £155; b £112.10 Chatham Grammar School for Boys, code: X12132410A

First steps in French

French grammar simplified

First steps in Spanish

First steps in Dutch

Wednesday, 10am-12noon, 10/11/10 for 5 sessions Fees: a £54; b £40.80 Gillingham, code: G12130510A

Wednesday, 10am-12noon, 19/1/11 for 5 sessions Fees: a £54; b £40.80 Gillingham, code: G12230610A

First steps in Russian

Wednesday, 7-9pm, 27/4/11 for 5 sessions Fees: a £54; b £40.80 Gillingham, code: G12331510S

Tuesday, 7-9pm, 5/10/10 for 25 sessions Fees: a £155; b £112.10 Hoo, code: H12132510A

Thursday, 7-9pm, 28/4/11 for 5 sessions Fees: a £54; b £40.80 Gillingham, code: G12331610S

Wednesday, 7.15-9.15pm, 2/3/11 for 15 sessions Fees: a £97.25; b £71.45 Rainham, code: P12332610A

First steps in Greek

French beginners plus

Tuesday, 7-9pm, 26/4/11 for 5 sessions Fees: a £54; b £40.80 Rochester, code: R12331710S

Monday, 7.15-9.15pm, 4/10/10for 15 sessions Fees: a £97.25; b £71.45 Rainham, code: P12232710A

First steps in Italian

French beginners - one-week intensive

Wednesday, 7-9pm, 27/4/11 for 5 sessions Fees: a £54; b £40.80 Rochester, code: R12331810S

Mon-Fri, 10am-3pm, 21/2/11 for 5 sessions Fees: a £97.25; b £71.45 Rochester, code: R12232810A

First steps in Japanese

Holiday French for complete beginners: 4-day intensive

Tuesday, 7-9pm, 26/4/11 for 5 sessions Fees: a £54; b £40.80 Gillingham, code: G12331910S

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Tue-Fri, 10am-4pm, 31/5/11 for 4 sessions Fees: a £97.25; b £71.45 Rochester, code: R12332910A

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Languages French elementary

German elementary

Thursday, 10am-12noon, 7/10/10 for 25 sessions Fees: a £155; b £112.10 Rochester, code: R12133010A

Wednesday, 6.45-8.45pm, 6/10/10 for 25 sessions Fees: a £155; b £112.10 Chatham Grammar School for Boys, code: X12135410A

Monday, 7-9pm, 4/10/10 for 25 sessions Fees: a £155; b £112.10 Rochester, code: R12133110A

French elementary plus Monday, 10am-12noon, 4/10/10 for 15 sessions Fees: a £97.25; b £71.45 Rochester, code: R12133210A

French early intermediate Thursday, 7-9pm, 7/10/10 for 25 sessions Fees: a £155; b £112.10 Rochester, code: R12133310A

French intermediate Monday, 10am-12noon, 4/10/10 for 25 sessions Fees: a £155; b £112.10 Rochester, code: R12133410A

French higher intermediate Thursday, 12.45-2.45pm, 7/10/10 for 25 sessions Fees: a £155; b £112.10 Gillingham, code: G12133510A

French advanced 1 Tuesday, 12.45-2.45pm, 5/10/10 for 25 sessions Fees: a £184; b £132.40 Rochester, code: R12133610A

German intermediate Tuesday, 7-9pm, 5/10/10 for 25 sessions Fees: a £227; b £162.50 Rochester, code: R12135610A

German higher intermediate Thursday, 1-3pm, 7/10/10 for 25 sessions Fees: a £227; b £162.50 Rochester, code: R12135710A

German circle Friday, 10am-12noon, 8/10/10 for 25 sessions Fees: a £227; b £162.50 Rochester, code: R12135810A

Greek Greek beginners Wednesday, 6.45-8.45pm, 6/10/10 for 25 sessions Fees: a £227; b £162.50 Chatham Grammar School for Boys, code: X12136810A

Italian

French advanced 2

Italian beginners

Thursday, 9.30-11.30am, 7/10/10 for 25 sessions Fees: a £184; b £132.40 Gillingham, code: G12133710A

Wednesday, 6.45-8.45pm, 6/10/10 for 25 sessions Fees: a £155; b £112.10 Chatham Grammar School for Boys, code: X12135910A

French circle Monday, 12.45-2.45pm, 4/10/10 for 25 sessions Fees: a £155; b £112.10 Rochester, code: R12133810A

Monday, 7-9pm, 4/10/10 for 25 sessions Fees: a £155; b £112.10 Rochester, code: R12136010A

Thursday, 10am-12noon, 7/10/10 for 25 sessions Fees: a £155; b £112.10 Rochester, code: R12133910A

Wednesday, 7-9pm, 6/10/10 for 15 sessions Fees: a £97.25; b £71.45 Rochester, code: R12136110A

German German beginners Monday, 7-9pm, 4/10/10 for 25 sessions Fees: a £155; b £112.10 Rochester, code: R12135210A

German beginners plus Monday, 7-9pm, 4/10/10 for 15 sessions Fees: a £97.25; b £71.45 Rochester, code: R12135310A

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Monday, 7-9pm, 28/2/11 for 15 sessions Fees: a £97.25; b £71.45 Rochester, code: R12235510A

Italian elementary plus

Italian intermediate Wednesday, 7-9pm, 2/3/11 for 15 sessions Fees: a £97.25; b £71.45 Rochester, code: R12336210A

Italian advanced Tuesday, 7-9pm, 5/10/10 for 25 sessions Fees: a £227; b £162.50 Rochester, code: R12136310A

Family languages see page 24 www.medway.gov.uk/adultlearning

Japanese Japanese beginners Wednesday, 7-9pm, 6/10/10 for 25 sessions Fees: a £227; b £162.50 Gillingham, code: G12136710A

Polish Polish beginners Thursday, 7-9pm, 7/10/10 for 25 sessions Fees: a £227; b £162.50 Gillingham, code: G12136610A

Russian Russian beginners Tuesday, 7-9pm, 5/10/10 for 25 sessions Fees: a £227; b £162.50 Rochester, code: R12136510A

Spanish Spanish beginners Wednesday, 6.45-8.45pm, 6/10/10 for 25 sessions Fees: a £155; b £112.10 Chatham Grammar School for Boys, code: X12134010A Tuesday, 12.30-2.30pm, 5/10/10 for 25 sessions Fees: a £155; b £112.10 Rochester, code: R12134110A

Spanish beginners plus Friday, 10am-12noon, 8/10/10 for 15 sessions Fees: a £97.25; b £71.45 Rochester, code: R12134210A Wednesday, 7-9pm, 6/10/10 for 15 sessions Fees: a £97.25; b £71.45 Rochester, code: R12136610A

Spanish beginners - one-week intensive Mon-Fri, 10am-2pm, 20/6/11 for 5 sessions Fees: a £97.25;b £71.45 Rochester, code: R12334310A

Holiday Spanish for beginners Tuesday, 10am-12noon, 1/3/11 for 10 sessions Fees: a £68.25; b £51.15 Rochester, code: R12334410A


Languages Thursday, 7-9pm, 3/3/11 for 10 sessions Fees: a £68.25; b £51.15 Rochester, code: R12234510A

Friday, 10am-12noon, 4/3/11 for 15 sessions Fees: a £97.25; b £71.45 Rochester, code: R12234810A

Spanish elementary

Spanish intermediate

Friday, 1-3pm, 8/10/10 for 25 sessions Fees: a £155; b £112.10 Rochester, code: R12134610A

Thursday, 7-9pm, 7/10/10 for 25 sessions Fees: a £155; b £112.10 Rochester, code: R12134910A

Tuesday, 7-9pm, 5/10/10 for 25 sessions Fees: a £155; b £112.10 Rochester, code: R12134710A

Spanish advanced 1 Monday, 7-9pm, 4/10/10 for 25 sessions Fees: a £227; b £162.50 Gillingham, code: G12135010A

Spanish advanced 2 Wednesday, 6.45-8.45pm, 6/10/10 for 25 sessions Fees: a £227; b £162.50 Chatham Grammar School for Boys code: X12135110A

Turkish Turkish beginners Monday, 7-9pm, 4/10/10 for 25 sessions Fees: a £227; b £162.50 Gillingham, code: G12136410A

Lifestyle learning Our lifetsyle courses can broaden your horizons and introduce pastimes and activities you may not have had time to explore in the past. They are all social

Mah Jongg Kung, pung, chow - discover the game of Mah Jongg for four players and find out how fast an evening can go.

How to play Mah Jongg Thursday, 7-9pm, 16/9/10 for 5 sessions Fees: a £41; b £32.30 Rochester, code: R08106110S

Mah Jongg Thursday, 7-9pm, 13/1/11 for 12 sessions Fees: a £81; b £60.30 Rochester, code: R08206210A

activities for doing in groups. If you want to meet new friends and discover new talents, enrol now and have a great time.

Acting We have two acting courses that will enhance and expand exisiting skills as well as help to build confidence and creativity. Improve your public speaking or work towards acting a role in a play.

Drama Studio Take 1 Monday, 7-9pm, 20/9/10 for 5 sessions Fees: a £44; b £35.30 Rochester, code: R09110310S

Drama studio Take 2 Monday, 7-9pm, 8/11/10 for 10 sessions Fees: a £74; b £56.90 Rochester, code: R09109410A

Guitar Accoustic guitar lessons: the courses are set up to enable complete beginners to take up the guitar and then to build on those skills in the progression course.

Guitar - beginners Wednesday, 7-9pm, 22/9/10 for 10 sessions Fees: a £80; b £59.60 Rainham, code: P09109210A

Guitar - progression Wednesday, 7-9pm, 19/1/11 for 10 sessions Fees: a £80; b £59.60 Rainham, code: P09209310A

Singing Suitable for all - if you enjoy singing then this course will teach you how to refine your voice and learn how to sing well on your own or in a group.

Singing for all Thursday, 7-8.30pm, 23/9/10 for 10 sessions Fees: a £64; b £48.40 Gillingham, code: G09109910A Thursday, 7-8.30pm, 3/3/11 for 10 sessions Fees: a £64; b £48.40 Gillingham, code: G09210010A

History Ideal courses for those with a curiosity about people and events that have shaped history. It is an opportunity to enrich and share your knowledge in an informal setting.

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Who's who in history Thursday, 10am-12noon, 16/9/10 for 16 sessions Fees: £113 Rochester, code: R10100010A Friday, 2-4pm, 17/9/10 for 16 sessions Fees: £113 Gillingham, code: G10100110A

What's where in history Thursday, 10am-12noon, 3/3/11 for 16 sessions Fees: £113 Rochester, code: R10200210A Friday, 2-4pm, 4/3/11 for 16 sessions Fees: £113 Gillingham, code: G10200310A

Creative Writing A course suitable for all abilities of learners to explore the art of writing creatively through fiction, non-fiction and poetry in a relaxed atmosphere. Your will receive expert guidance from a tutor who provides inspiration, instruction and professional feedback.

Creative writing - beginners Tuesday, 1.30-3pm, 14/9/10 for 12 sessions Fees: a £67; b £51.40 Gillingham, code: G09151710A

Creative writing Monday, 7-9pm, 13/9/10 for 25 sessions Fees: a £248; b £183.50 Rochester, code: R09151610A

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Maths and science GCSEs are key qualifications chosen by learners aiming to enter new careers, to progress in their current jobs and to enter higher education. Whatever your current ability in Maths, we can place you on a course where you can make progress towards GCSE, offering you:

• small classes with lots of support from the tutor; • classes at a variety of times and venues to suit you; • friendly and highly qualified tutors experienced in working with adults.

Intensive pre-GCSE Maths Level 2 Mon-Fri, 9.30am-3pm, 2/8/10 for 4 sessions Fees: Free Gillingham, code: G14150010F

Supplementary maths Saturday, 10am-1pm, 5/3/11 for 3 sessions Fees: a £36; b £28.20 Gillingham, code: G02200010A

Revise your maths to prepare for GCSE Science A four-week course in which you will revise and extend your skills with calculation, data handling, graphs and other maths techniques needed to conduct and record experiments and to understand scientific explanations. An ideal introduction if you intend to take our Human Health and Physiology course.

Revise your maths to prepare for GCSE Science Tuesday, 1-4pm, 7/6/11 for 4 sessions Fees: a £44; b £33.80 Rochester, code: R02300010A

GCSE Maths We prepare learners to achieve a pass at Grade C or above, an essential qualification for many careers and further and higher education courses. The normal objective will be Foundation Level GCSE, with provision for some learners to undertake additional work in preparation for Higher Level GCSE. Areas covered will include number and algebra, shape, space and measure, and data handling. Pre-course meetings: Tuesday, 13 July Rochester Centre - 9.30-11.30am Wednesday, 14 July - Gillingham Centre 9.30-11.30am Tuesday, 7 September - Rochester Centre 6.30-8.30pm

GCSE Maths Monday, 6.30-8.30pm, 13/9/10for 30 sessions Fees: a £189; b £142.20; c £33 Rochester, code: R02100010F Tuesday, 9.30am-12noon, 14/9/10 for 30 sessions Fees: a £228; b £169.50; c £33 Rochester, code: R02100110F

Tuesday, 6.30-8:30pm, 14/9/10 for 30 sessions Fees: a £189; b £142.20; c £33 Rochester, code: R02100210F Wednesday, 9.30am-12noon, 15/9/10 for 30 sessions Fees: a £228; b £169.50; c £33 Rochester, code: R02100310F Thursday, 7-9pm, 16/9/10 for 30 sessions Fees: a £189; b £142.20; c £33 Chatham South, code: U02100010F

GCSE Human Health and Physiology This course aims to provide a better understanding of the human body and how it works equiping learners with the GCSE science qualification required for many careers such as teaching and nursing. Our AQA examination objective is particularly suited to post-school learners in an adult learning environment.

GCSE Human Health and Physiology Tuesday, 7-9pm, 21/9/10 for 30 sessions Fees: a £194; b £147.20; c £38 Hoo, code: H02100010F

Getting to grips with maths The 21st century is a world of technology and information. To get on at work and in life it helps to feel confident in handling numbers and dealing with data. Many people feel put off by their experiences of trying to get to grips with maths in the past. We would encourage you to try again. Whether you want to manage your personal finances better or manage a budget at work we have a course that can help you. Donʼt let previous unsatisfactory experiences get in your way, you can improve your number skills, and we can help you to do it.

be a useful addition to your CV and may open up other opportunities to gain professional and vocational qualifications Our courses are held at our main centres in Rochester and Gillingham and also at a range of venues across Medway, during the day and in the evenings. Enrolment onto courses is available throughout the year. To find out more about these free courses phone 01634 338400 and make an appointment to discuss your needs.

You will learn your new skills in an enjoyable and practical way and what you study will be tailored to your individual goals and requirements. You will have the chance to work towards a nationally recognised qualification in numeracy – which will

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Office skills Learn a new skill that will not only be interesting and challenging, but will enhance your CV, help you gain promotion or lead to a better job.

Award in computerised accounts Level 1 with IT This course is for those who want to learn all about computerised accounts and gain the Level 1 qualification, but feel their IT skills need a brush-up to cope with the computer skills needed for the computerised accounts course. Time will be given to refreshing the IT skills required.

Award in Computerised Accounts with IT Level 1 Thursday, 1-3pm, 16/9/10 for 15 sessions Fees: a £167.50; b £136.60 Gillingham, code: G15100210A

Award in computerised accounts Level 1 is an ideal course for those looking for a first qualification in the practical use of computerised accounts, while Level 2 will give you the confidence to widen your skills and increase your competence. Level 3 is for those who have achieved Level 2 and wish to progress to an advanced level. An initial assessment will be required prior to enrolling on the Level 3.

Award in computerised accounts Level 1 Thursday, 9.30-11.30am, 16/9/10 for 15 sessions Fees: a £167.50; b £136.60 Gillingham, code: G15100310A Tuesday, 6.30-9pm, 14/9/10 for 12 sessions Fees: a £167.50; b £136.60 Rochester, code: R15100410A Tuesday, 7-9pm, 8/2/11 for 15 sessions Fees: a £167.50; b £136.60 Rochester, code: R15201110A Wednesday, 6.30-9pm, 2/3/11 for 12 sessions Fees: a £167.50; b £136.60 Hoo, code: H15201210A

Award in computerised accounts Level 2 Thursday, 7-9pm, 16/9/10 for 15 sessions Fees: a £163.50; b £132.60 Gillingham, code: G15100510A Thursday, 7-9pm, 10/2/11 for 15 sessions Fees: a £163.50; b £132.60 Gillingham, code: G15201310A Thursday, 1-3pm, 10/2/11 for 15 sessions Fees: a £163.50; b £132.60 Gillingham, code: G15201410A

We have a range of business courses to enable you to gain appropriate training and a recognised qualification.

Award in computerised accounts Level 3

Award in office procedures Level 1

Monday, 6.30-9pm, 4/10/10 for 24 sessions Fees: a £297; b £235.20 Rochester, code: R15100610A

Tuesday, 9.30-11.30am, 14/9/10 for 15 sessions Fees: b £130.50; b £107.10; c £52.50 Rochester, code: R15101010F

Award in manual book-keeping and accounts A good starting point for people wanting to pursue a career in manual book-keeping and accounts. Level 1 will give you the opportunity to gain a qualification, progression to Level 2 will develop your skills further and increase your competence to fulfil a wide range of routine functions in an accounts office. Once you have achieved Level 2 you can progress further by enrolling onto the Level 3 which will give you the opportunity to carry out more complex tasks within accountancy.

Award in business studies This course conveys knowledge and understanding of business activity, the structure and principles of a business. It gives you the opportunity to gain a recognised qualification which is useful both for career development and as a foundation for further study.

Award in Business Studies Level 1 Wednesday, 7-9pm, 9/2/11 for 15 sessions Fees: a £102; b £78.60; c £24 Hoo, code: H15201810F

Award in manual book-keeping and accounts Level 1 Wednesday, 7-9pm, 15/9/10 for 15 sessions Fees: a £127; b £96.10 Hoo, code: H15100710A Thursday, 7-9pm, 16/9/10 for 15 sessions Fees: a £127; b £96.10 Rochester, code: R15100810A Thursday, 7-9pm, 10/2/11 for 15 sessions Fees: a £127; b £96.10 Rochester, code: R15201510A

Award in manual book-keeping and accounts Level 2 Wednesday, 7-9pm, 9/2/11 for 15 sessions Fees: a £127; b £96.10 Hoo, code: H15201610A

Award in manual book-keeping and accounts Level 2 Tuesday, 7-9pm, 8/2/11 for 15 sessions Fees: a £127; b £96.10 Rochester, code: R15201710A

Award in accounting and bookkeeping Level 3 Wednesday, 6.30-9pm, 6/10/10 for 24 sessions Fees: a £230; b £168.20 Rochester, code: R15100910A

Award in office procedures This course is designed for those who want to work or are working in an office environment and wish to develop their administrative skills and improve office communication.

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Introduction into book-keeping and accounts Can't decide whether to enrol on manual bookkeeping or computerised accounts? This course will give you the opportunity to explore both methods alongside general issues concerning business finance, so you can make an informed decision. Intended for beginners.

Introduction into book-keeping and accounts Wednesday, 7-9pm, 3/11/10 for 6 sessions Fees: a £62.20; b £49.90 Rochester, code: R15100010S

Learn Sage Payroll This course is intended for learners running or setting up their own business who want to computerise their payroll system; anyone dealing with accounts who wants to further their understanding of the payroll procedures and for people contemplating a career in the field of finance.

Learn Sage Payroll Monday, 7-9pm, 13/9/10 for 15 sessions Fees: a £143.50; b £112.60 Rochester, code: R15100110A

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Teaching in the lifelong learning sector Licence to practise in the lifelong learning sector is conferred by the Institute for Learning (IFL): Teachers and trainers employed from September 2007 to deliver publicly funded provision are required to be members of IFL. They need to achieve Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) or Associate Teacher Learning and Skills (ATLS) within five years of appointment

through a process of Professional Formation and Continuous Professional Development (CPD). CPD courses are offered throughout the year and we anticipate scheduling extra courses if demand permits. For more information, please phone the Professional Development Centre (PDC) team on 01634 338400 to discuss your requirements.

Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector Level 3/4

Wednesday, 6-9pm, 19/1/11 for 10 sessions Fees: a £293.50; b £270.10; c £215.50 Hoo, code: H13201710F

This introductory professional training course provides a stepping stone for people considering becoming a teacher of adults. It is also suitable for newly appointed teachers who are contracted for fewer than 75 hours per year.

Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTLLS) Mon-Wed, 9.30am-2.30pm, 9/8/10 for 6 sessions Fees: a £293.50; b £270.10; c £215.50 Rochester, code: R13100010F Tuesday, 9.30am-3.30pm, 14/9/10 for 5 sessions Fees: a £293.50; b £270.10; c £215.50 Rochester, code: R13100110F Tuesday, 6-9pm, 21/9/10 for 10 sessions Fees: a £293.50; b £270.10; c £215.50 Rochester, code: R13100210F Monday, 9.30am-3.30pm, 15/11/10 for 5 sessions Fees: a £293.50; b £270.10; c £215.50 Rochester, code: R13100410F Wednesday, 6-9pm, 8/12/10 for 10 sessions Fees: a £293.50; b £270.10; c £215.50 Rochester, code: R13100510F Mon-Wed 9.30am-2.30pm, 24/1/11 for 6 sessions Fees: a £293.50; b £270.10; c £215.50 Rochester, code: R13200610F Friday, 9.30am-12.30pm, 21/1/11 for 10 sessions Fees: a £293.50; b £270.10; c £215.50 Rochester, code: R13100810F

This course is the next step from PTLLS for teachers and trainers working towards Associate Teaching and Learning Status (ATLS) or as an interim step towards achieving the full DTLLS qualification. It is suitable for teachers who deliver at least 30 hours of teaching per year.

Dyslexia training workshop Monday, 9.30am-4pm, 27/9/10 for 1 session Fees: £33 Rochester, code: R13101910N Monday, 9.30am-4pm, 7/3/11 for 1 session Fees: £33 Rochester, code: R13202010N Monday, 9.30am-4pm, 13/6/11 for 1 session Fees: £33 Rochester, code: R13302110N

Certificate in Teaching in the Llifelong Learning Sector (CTLLS)

Embedding literacy and numeracyworkshop for non SfL spec

Wednesday, 1.30-8.30pm, 16/3/11 for 15 sessions Fees: a £790.50; b £720.30; c £556.50 Rochester, code: R13200710F

Monday, 9.30am-4.30pm, 4/10/10 for 1 session Fees: £37 Rochester, code: R13102210N Monday, 9.30am-4.30pm, 14/3/11 for 1 session Fees: £37 Rochester, code: R13202310N Monday, 9.30am-4.30pm, 20/6/11 for 1 session Fees: £37 Rochester, code: R13302410N

Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (formerly CertEd) Delivered in partnership with Canterbury Christ Church University. This is an in-service modular programme leading to an intial teaching qualification for those teaching adults in the Lifelong Learning Sector including further education.

Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (DTLLS) Yr 1

Tuesday, 6-9pm, 8/3/11 for 10 sessions Fees: a £293.50; b £270.10; c £215.50 Rochester, code: R13200910F

Monday, 5.30-8.30pm, 20/9/10 for 28 sessions Fees: Phone for details Rochester, code: R13101810N

Tuesday, 9.30am-12.30pm, 26/4/11 for 10 sessions Fees: a £293.50; b £270.10; c £215.50 Rochester, code: R13301010F

Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (DTLLS) Yr 2

Wednesday, 6-9pm, 22/9/10 for 10 sessions Fees: a £293.50; b £270.10; c £215.50 Hoo, code: H13101610F

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Continuing professional development

Thursday, 5.30-8.30pm, 30/9/10 for 28 sessions Fees: Phone for details Rochester, code: R13103909N

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Working with challenging learners workshop Monday, 9.30am-4.30pm, 1/11/10 for 1 session Fees: £37 Rochester, code: R13102510N Wednesday, 9.30am-4.30pm, 2/3/11 for 1 session Fees: £37 Rochester, code: R13202610N Monday, 9.30am-4.30pm, 27/6/11 for 1 session Fees: £37 Rochester, code: R13302710N

Understanding professional formation workshop Tuesday, 9.30am-4.30pm, 17/1/11 for 1 session Fees: £37 Rochester, code: R13204010N

Using Reflect to track your CPD Wednesday, 9.30am-4.30pm, 8/11/10 for 1 session Fees: £37 Rochester, code: R13104110N


Teaching in the lifelong learning sector Adult Literacy or Numeracy Awards at Level 2 Need to update your English and Mathmatics to Level 2 to achieve QTLS and Professional Formation, please ring 01634 338400 to find out about our self access, self funded Skills for Life Awards. Fee: £30

A1 Award in Assessing Candidates using a range of Methods City and Guilds 7317 Suitable for those who are experienced practitioners within their field and are competent to assess others. This qualification can be offered flexibly throughout the year. From January 11 the New QCF Level 3 Awards and Certificate for Assessors become available. Phone the PDC team on 01634 338400 to find out more.

V1 Award in Conducting Internal Quality Assurance of the Assessment Process City and Guilds 7317 This internal verifier award is for those who are involved in supporting assessors and monitoring their performance or ensuring the quality assurance requirements of external organisations, such as awarding bodies, are met. This qualification can be offered flexibly throughout the year. From January 11 The New QCF Level 4 Awards and Certificate for Internal Quality Assurance staff. Phone the PDC team on 01634 338400 to find out more.

University of Kent For further information and to book your course please contact the Centre for Flexible Learning

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Certificate in Combined Studies (CCS) modules – for qualification

An Introduction to psychology: the biological approach

Taking a Certificate in Combined Studies module is an excellent way to try out a new subject and gain Higher Education credits at certificate level. You do not need to have gained any specific qualifications to apply and you may use credits gained to work towards the Certificate in Combined Studies or with guidance a specialised certificate.

Psychology Introduction to psychology: criminality, crime and deviance Crime and criminal justice as well as issues of law and order remain topical in contemporary society. Studying this module will allow for exploration of the social problems of our times and the images of crime and deviance displayed by media and culture. Thursday, 10am-12noon, 30/9/10 for 20 sessions Fee: £240, tutor: Sarah Hamilton Gillingham, code: CM482, credits: 30

Have you ever wondered how your brain works, how you remember, why you dream or what can causes problems with mental health? Biological psychology explores such topics by focusing on the biological basis of human behaviour. This module looks at a wide range of subjects, including the structure of the brain, how you see and hear, memory and language as well as aspects of mental health. Thursday, 1-3pm, 30/9/10 for 20 sessions Fee: £240, tutor: Sarah Hamilton Gillingham, code: CM207, credits: 30

History The River Thames from sea to source 1750-1950 Explore the effect of a major river on the history of its surrounding area. Using the Thames, a major local river, this module considers its effect on the social and economic development of an area. Students examine how the use of the river changed with the development of new technologies and industries. Monday, 6.30-8.30pm, 27/9/10 for 20 sessions Fee: £240, tutor: Candie Horton Rainham, code: CM418, credits: 30

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Open Studies Short Courses Our Open Studies learners are passionate about the subject they are studying but usually have no need to study for qualification. These courses are also an option for ELQ students who wish to study with the University but who already hold an equivalent or higher level qualification (and who would therefore be liable to pay a significantly higher rate for CCS modules).

Archaeology Castles in the Landscape This course examines ideas behind the development of the medieval castle defence, wealth and prestige. Students consider castles within the British Isles, but when studying specific examples will concentrate on those of the South-East. Wednesday, 7-9pm, 28/9/10 for 6 sessions Fee: £75, tutor: Alan Ward Rochester, code: OS138

The Romans in the South East This course examines the period c.100 BC to c.AD 500 and concentrates on the impact of the Roman Empire on the South-East. Whilst it is necessary to bring in examples from the wider scene students will, wherever possible, concentrate on sites and monuments in Kent. Tuesday 7-9pm, 18/1/11 for 6 sessions Fee: £75, tutor: Alan Ward Rochester, code: OS139

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Fees Fees Most of our classes are subsidised by the Skills Funding Agency (SFA). To be eligible for SFA funding you need to be aged 16 and over and to have been living continuously for the last three years in the UK or to be an EU national (or spouse or child of an EU national) who has been resident in an EU country continuously for at least the last three years. If this does not apply to you please enquire at the office for further clarification. You will still be able to join a class but will need to pay an unsubsidised rate. Tuition fees Fees are charged according to regulations relevant to particular courses. The following conditions apply to courses marked with an F suffix. Most courses for adult learners are partially subsidised by the Skills Funding Agency and learners therefore pay the standard fee (Fee A). Learners in receipt of income-based benefit have tuition fees fully subsidised by the SFA in which case Fee C applies. Discretionary concessions on tuition fees Most courses with the suffixes A, F and S are subject to discretionary concessions on tuition fees. There is only one rate of concession available. This is 30 per cent for the current academic year. Please see the concession table for details.

Additional charges Many courses involve costs other than tuition fees. These are detailed on the course information sheet for each course. Course information sheets can be requested from the office or downloaded from www.medway.gov.uk/learning Additional costs include things such as workbooks, materials, equipment and resources, examining board registration fees, examination administration, examination fees, course registration fee and certification fees. If payable on enrolment, they are shown as other fees on the course information sheet and are included in the course fee. We are not able to offer a reduction on additional costs for any courses. Courses with qualifications It is a requirement of the Skills Funding Agency that learners who are enrolled on courses with qualifications must be aiming to gain the qualification and therefore need to register with the relevant examination board at the start of the course. All learners are required to pay examination fees in full, with the exception of 16-18 year olds and Skills for Life (English and maths) learners.

No concessions are available on courses not funded by the SFA. These courses usually have the suffix N.

For queries regarding fees and concessions

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Concessions are allowed for the following personal circumstances

Course code ends with F

Course code ends with A or S

Course code ends with N

Unemployed people in receipt of Jobseeker’s Allowance

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Disability Living Allowance/Incapacity Benefit/Invalid Care Allowance Aged 16-18 (minimum age for attendees: 16 as at 1/9/10) Aged 60 plus before starting the course and not employed for more than 16 hours per week

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Fees Easy payment plan While our courses offer excellent value for money, we are aware that for some of our learners it would be helpful to be able to spread the payments. We therefore offer an easy payment plan for courses costing £86 or more or lasting 15 weeks or longer. We regret we are unable to accept instalment payments from learners who do not meet the residency criteria. • Courses of 15-20 weeks (or costing £86 - £115) can be paid in four instalments. • Courses of 21 weeks or longer (or costing more than £116) can be paid in six instalments. • The first payment is due on enrolment (cheques payable to Medway Council). • You can only pay subsequent instalments by standing order through your bank or building society. • For courses starting in September, payments from your bank or building society will begin on 1 September. • If you withdraw from a course, any instalments which are still owed must be paid in full. • The total cost of the course must be paid before your course finishes. To take advantage of the easy payment plan:

Learner services All learners are issued with a handbook at the first session that explains all they need to know about learning with Medway Adult and Community Learning Service. Here are some of the things you may want to know prior to enrolment: Childcare Facilities The Gillingham Centre offers childcare provision. This is not run by Medway Adult and Community Learning Service and places cannot be guaranteed. Parents should enquire about availability before enrolling on a course. Phone: 01634 856380 for information. Support for Learners with Disabilities At Medway Adult and Community Learning Service we are committed to helping learners succeed whatever their background or additional needs. If you have a disability or any other support needs please phone Heather Drew, our Learner Services Manager on 01634 338405 to discuss your requirements.

1. Fill in the enrolment form. Tick standing order for method of payment. 2. Calculate the amount of the instalment payments. 3. Complete and sign the standing order mandate, showing the monthly payments. 4. If enrolling by post, send a cheque for the first instalment together with the completed standing order mandate and enrolment form to the Gillingham Centre. 5. If enrolling in person, take a cheque, cash, debit or credit card to one of our centres together with the completed standing order mandate and enrolment form.

Discretionary Learner Support Fund (dLSF) A limited fund is made available by the Skills Funding Agency to provide additional financial support to those learners on courses where the code ends in F and are in receipt of a means-tested benefit. This fund is available to help learners with:

Refunds Refunds are only issued to learners who withdraw more than two weeks before the start date. A £10 administration charge will be deducted from all refunds. After a course has started, refunds are only given if the course is closed. The amount refunded will be a pro-rata amount calculated on the length of time the course ran. If MACLS has to cancel a course due to low enrolments, full refunds will be given to all learners. This decision is usually made one week before the scheduled start date for the course.

Application forms are available from the centre offices. For more information please phone Heather Drew, Learner Services Manager, on 01634 338405.

Class cancellations Every effort is made to run courses as advertised. In the event of low enrolment numbers we may have to cancel a course but we will endeavour to offer alternative classes. If there is no suitable alternative, or if you do not wish to accept the alternative class, a full refund will be given.

Refreshment facilities The Gillingham and Rochester Centres have cafes serving snacks and drinks. Class breaks provide an opportunity to relax and socialise with the other learners on your course. Refreshment services at other centres vary.

Courses may be cancelled for other reasons (usually for reasons beyond our control) and whilst the offer is made in good faith, it cannot be guaranteed.

• exam and registration fees; • crèche or childcare fees; • books and/or equipment; • travel costs.

Study facilities We have a resources room in the Gillingham Centre where you can call in and use a computer to type-up course notes or to do research on the Internet. Public access computers are available at Rochester Library (within the Rochester Centre).

Support with English, maths and language English and maths support may be available if you are studying certain subjects. We may also be able to provide language support if English is not your first language. Please contact: Toni Oxlee on 01634 338417 or Barbara Dingwall on 01634 338473.

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Enrolment How to enrol

To ease congestion during the first week of enrolment:

For courses in this year’s Directory, enrolment starts on Monday 12 July 2010. You are advised to enrol as early as possible to avoid disappointment. Some classes fill very quickly and others may be cancelled due to low enrolments before the start date. For one-day courses, you are advised to book at least two weeks in advance. Please make sure that you have checked the detailed Course Information Sheet prior to enrolling for a course. These are available on request from our offices 01634 338400 or can be downloaded from www.medway.gov.uk/learning If you have any further questions you can ring the office on 01634 338400 and ask to speak to the curriculum manager for the course you require.

Phone, fax and post enrolments: Only personal enrolments will be dealt with on the first day of enrolment.

Other important enrolment information

You can enrol in a number of ways: In person • Call at one of our main centres – it does not have to be the Centre you will be attending. Please bring your completed enrolment form, standing order mandate (if applicable) and evidence of receipt of benefits or of age if you are requesting a concession. • Payment can be by cash, cheque (payable to Medway Council), debit or credit card. By phone* • Phone 01634 338400 • Please have your debit or credit card to hand when you phone. By fax* • Fax your completed enrolment form and (if applicable) standing order mandate to: 01634 338401/2338403 • Payment (or first instalment) by debit or credit card. By post * • Send your completed enrolment form and (if applicable) standing order mandate to the Gillingham or the Rochester Centre. Online • We regret that it is unlikely that you will be able to enrol online in July but we anticipate that online enrolment will be available later in the year. * Proof of receipt of benefits or age will be required before the start of the course (or on the first day) if you are requesting a concession. If you are not able to provide evidence for reduction of fees you will be charged the standard fee.

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Enrolments made in person (note: you can only enrol for one other person) • Monday courses start to enrol on Monday 12 July; • Tuesday courses start to enrol on Tuesday 13 July; • Wednesday courses start to enrol on Wednesday 14 July; • Thursday courses start to enrol on Thursday 15 July; • Friday and Saturday courses start to enrol on Friday 16 July.

Course changes Our courses usually run as advertised but we cannot guarantee this. On some occasions they may have to be closed or altered following the publication of the directory. This may be in response to circumstances outside our control. Waiting lists If your chosen course is full and there are no suitable alternatives, you can be put onto a waiting list. If places become available we will contact you. If there are sufficient numbers of people waiting for particular courses we may be able to run additional courses (please see below). Additional or extension courses If there are sufficient numbers of people on a waiting list, we can arrange to start an additional course. Such courses are in addition to the planned programme and in these circumstances we cannot offer discretionary concessions. All course fees for additional courses are at the standard rate. If there are sufficient numbers of people who wish to extend their course beyond its planned end date we are happy to consider this. Extension courses are in addition to the planned programme and in these circumstances we cannot offer discretionary concessions. If your group wishes to apply for an extension, please ask your course tutor for details. Late enrolments Courses will run when they have reached the minimum numbers for viability. In some cases there may still be places available, which can be enrolled when the course has already started. The fee charged to enter a course that has already commenced will be a pro-rata amount calculated on the length of time that a course has left to run. For many courses it is possible to join at any time but examination courses cannot be joined after the end of the third week. If there is a course you are interested in, please enquire at the office.

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Medway Adult and Community Learning Service

LEARNER ENROLMENT FORM Please ask if you would like help completing this form Title (Mr/Miss etc.)

Male

Female

Surname

First name/s

Date of birth

Home address

Learner number Phone Contact Work Home

Postcode

Mobile

Email (we may use this to notify you of new courses/special promotions)

Ethnicity – please tick one of the boxes Asian or Asian British

Mixed

Indian Pakistani Bangladeshi Any other Asian background Black or Black British Caribbean African Any other Black background Chinese

White and Black Caribbean White and Black African White and Asian Any other mixed background White British Irish Any other White background Any other ethnic background

Do you consider yourself to have a learning difficulty, disability or health problem? Yes

No

If yes, please specify If you do not disclose your learning difficulty, disability or health problem, the service may not be able to provide you with specific arrangements in accordance with the Disability Discrimination Act. Confirmation of residency Have you been resident continuously in the UK for at least the last three years? If no, Are you an EU national (or spouse or child of an EU national) who has been resident continuously in the EU for at least the last three years?

Yes

No

Yes

No

If yes, please specify which country ........................................................................ If no, please ask for form RES01 before enrolling The personal information you provide is passed to the Chief Executive of Skills Funding and, where required, the Young People’s Learning Agency for England (the YPLA) to enable those organisations to fulfil their statutory obligations, principally under the Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Act 2009. Both organisations are registered as data controllers with the UK Information Commissioner’s Office. The information you provide may be shared with other organisations for the purposes of administration, the provision of career and other guidance and statistical and research purposes, relating to education and training. The Skills Funding Agency also administers the learner registration service which uses your learner information to create and maintain a unique learner number. At no time will your personal information be passed to organisations for marketing or sales purposes.

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Enrolment form Learner number

Surname

First name/s

Course details: Course No.

Day and time

Course title

For office use only Fee

Receipt

Initials

CIS

Please complete the following section if you are applying for a fee concession Job Seekers Allowance*

Means Tested Benefit*

16-18

Working Tax Credit*

Unwaged Dependent*

60+

Invalidity

Income-related Employment and Support Allowance

Other - please specify: *Please refer to eligibility criteria – this can be obtained from our offices, course directory or www.medway.gov.uk

Payment details How is course fee being paid? Full

Standing Order* Invoice (letter of authority required) *First installment to be made at enrolment

Office use only

Credit/Debit card details: Card No.

Valid

from:

/

to:

/

Issue No. (Switch only)

Cardholder’s name and address (if different from learner):

Please debit my account with £

Signed

PLEASE READ AND SIGN I confirm that the information given on this form is correct. If fees are due for the course, I agree to pay tuition fees for the whole course including outstanding instalments if I withdraw. I understand that refunds are only given when a class is closed. I confirm that I am not in full-time education with another provider. Signature

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Date

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Medway Adult and Community Learning Service

BANKERS STANDING ORDER INSTRUCTION FOR COURSES OF 15 WEEKS (OR LONGER) or COSTING £82 (OR MORE) Please complete in BLOCK CAPITALS and return to: Medway Adult and Community Learning Service, Gillingham Centre, Green Street, Gillingham Kent ME7 5TJ

A - TO BE COMPLETED BY THE LEARNER TO

Name of bank Branch

Sort code

Address

Please make monthly standing order payments to Medway Council in accordance with the details shown below. Please debit my account number

Account holder’s name

Amount of monthly payment £

Number of payments

Amount in words Signature

Date

B - INFORMATION FOR THE BANK (Completed by the office) Date of first payment

Date of fourth payment

Date of second payment

Date of fifth payment

Date of third payment

Date of sixth payment

THIS ORDER SHOULD BE CANCELLED AFTER THE LAST PAYMENT INDICATED. ACCOUNT TO BE CREDITED Medway Council bank

National Westminster

Sort code

60 05 09

Account number

90514556

Name of account

Medway Imp E207A

Reference to be quote by bank on all payments:

(course code, learner surname and initials)

C FOR OFFICE USE ONLY Name of learner

Learner number

Course number

Course title

Deposit paid £

Balance of fee remaining £

Deposit receipt number

Date passed to bank

This form can be photocopied if necessary

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Guide to foreign language levels Level

This course is suitable for:

Absolute beginners People who have never studied the language before. These short taster courses will cover the and first steps basics so that learners are better prepared when joining the beginners’ course. Beginner

Absolute beginners with no previous knowledge of the language apart from a few words or phrases.

Beginner Plus and Elementary Plus

People who may have started a beginners or elementary course before but were unable to complete it. The courses follow on from 15-week courses at that level.

Elementary

Those who are able communicate in a limited range of everyday situations, eg shopping, in a cafĂŠ, directions, booking a room.

Early intermediate

Those who have more confidence to communicate about daily routines, leisure activities, future and past events, as well as personal preferences and plans.

Intermediate

Those who can communicate fairly confidently in a wide range of everyday situations including making arrangements, describing activities in past and future as well as making telephone calls using standard phrases.

Higher intermediate Those who are comfortable with grammar and can communicate fairly fluently in a wide range of situations. Learners should be able to express preferences and opinions, ask for advice and give instructions. Advanced 1

Those who have a good knowledge of the language, a fairly wide vocabulary, and an ability to speak and write with some fluency.

Advanced 2

Those who are able to use the language to speak and write with a good degree of fluency and accuracy.

Circle

For those who have a very good knowledge of the language and may have studied the language to a high level. Classes will be held only in the foreign language.

If you are not sure which level is right for you, please ask for our Languages self-assessment checklist. For more information about an individual course, please read the course information sheet. These are available from our centres or the website www.medway.gov.uk/coursedirectory If you need more advice from a subject specialist, please contact Julie Fullman on 01634 338400.

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Index A A1 assessor award . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39 Accident reporting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 Accounts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37 Acting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35 Active Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29 Apple Mac – introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Aromatherapy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30 Art appreciation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 Art summer school . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Assisting health-related activity . . . . . . . . .30 AutoCAD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8

B Baby massage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23 Ballroom and Latin dancing . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 Bead needle weaving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 Bead stringing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 Belly dancing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 Book-keeping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37 Bricklaying (DIY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 British Sign Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Business and administration (qualification) .19 Business studies (award) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37

C Ceramics and pottery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 Children’s care, learning and development (CCLD) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 Chinese cookery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 CIEH food safety in catering . . . . . . . . . . . .19 CIEH health and safety in the workplace . . .20 Continuing professional development (LLS) . .38 Clay sculpture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Computerised accounts (award) . . . . . . . . .37 Cookery for men . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Computing using your own laptop . . . . . . . . .7 Computing – skills for work (awards) . . . . . .6 Computer maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Contemporary art . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 COSHH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 Counselling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Creative writing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35 Cross stitch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 CTLLS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38 Cupcakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Customer service qualification . . . . . . . . . .19

D Deaf awareness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Digital photography . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 and 14 Digital and film photography . . . . . . . . . . . .14 Drama – acting skills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35 Drawing and painting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 Dreamweaver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Dressmaking, alterations and fitting . . . . . .26 DTLLS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38 Dyslexia awareness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38

E Eastern dancing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 e-bay – buying and selling . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 EFL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22 Emergency first aid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 Employability and work skills . . . . . . . . . . .19 English as a foreign language (EFL) . . . . . . .22

English for speakers of other languages (ESOL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22 English – GCSE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 English – Skills for Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 ESOL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22 Exercise classes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28 Exercise referral (award) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30

F Facebook – introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Family learning – courses . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23 Family learning fun day – May . . . . . . . . . .25 Family learning fun Day – October . . . . . . .23 Fine art (advanced) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 First aid for parents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 First aid for work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 Fitness and exercise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28 Fitness instructing (award) . . . . . . . . . . . . .30 Floristry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31 Floristry for weddings . . . . . . . . . . .10 and 11 French language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33

G Gardening and garden design . . . . . . . . . . .32 Garment construction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26 Garment restyling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 Genealogy – using the internet . . . . . . . . . . .7 German language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34 Get on at work – English skills . . . . . . . . . .21 Gift wrapping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 Greek language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34 GCSE English . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 GCSE Maths . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36 GCSE – Human Health and Physiology . . . .36 Guitar – acoustic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35 Gym Instructor qualification . . . . . . . . . . . .30

H Health and safety courses . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35 Hoo Centre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 Human Health and Physiology – GCSE . . . .36

I Iconography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 Indian cookery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Internet and email . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Italian cookery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Italian language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34

J Japanese language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34 Jewellery design and making . . . . . . . . . . .15

L Language taster courses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33 Life drawing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13

M Mah Jongg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35 Malaysian cookery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Management qualifications . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 Manual handling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 Massage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30 Maths . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36 Medau . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28 Mediterranean cooking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Microsoft Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Mosaic and glass design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16

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N Needlework . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16

O Office procedures (award) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37 Office skills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37 Oil painting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13

P Payroll – Sage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37 Personal trainer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30 Pilates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29 Plastering (DIY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 Polish language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34 Portrait drawing and painting . . . . . . . . . . .14 Pottery and ceramics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 Pottery summer school . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Printmaking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 Professional formation (IFL) . . . . . . . . . . . . .38 PTLLS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38

Q Quilting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16

R Report writing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 Risk assessment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 Russian language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34

S Sage Payroll . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37 Sculpture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 Self-defence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30 Sell your craftwork . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Singing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35 Skills for Life embedding (CPD) . . . . . . . . . .38 Skills for Life – English . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 Skills for Life – Maths . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36 Social networking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Soft furnishings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 Spanish language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34 Speakeasy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 Stained glass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 Street dance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 Studio instructor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30 Supporting teaching and learning in schools .19

T Tai Chi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28 Teaching awards (post-16) . . . . . . . . . . . . .38 Tiling (DIY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 Train to Gain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 Triathlon technique . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28 Turkish language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35

U University of Kent – Combined Studies . . . .39

V V1 – internal verifier award . . . . . . . . . . . . .39 Vista (Microsoft) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6

W Website creation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Woodwork . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18

Y Yoga . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29

Z Zumba . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17

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Who to contact for further information and advice Phone

01634 338400

Fax

01634 338401 (Gillingham centre)

Write

Medway Adult and Community Learning Service, Green Street, Gillingham, Kent ME7 5TJ (phone/fax numbers and addresses for our other centres are detailed on page 3)

Email

enquiries@medway.gov.uk

Web

www.medway.gov.uk/learning

This information can be made available in other formats from

✆ 01634 333333 If you have any questions about this leaflet and you want to speak to someone in your own language please ring 01634 335577

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Courses for all in Medway: July 2010 to August 2011  
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Medway Adult Community Learning Service Course Directory 2010-11

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