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Training Directory 2011 / 2012 Aston, Digbeth & Saltley Centres


Contents

Contents:

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What can we offer students at our Digbeth and Saltley Centres?

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Frequently Asked Questions & Course Key

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Pre Vocational Courses:

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Vocational Courses:

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Craft Courses:

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Taster Sessions:

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How to find us:

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tel: 0121 773 1455

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fax: 0121 771 0568


What can we offer students at our Digbeth and Saltley Centres? Our spacious training rooms and learning suites are all wellequipped and laid out. Most have natural light and all are well ventilated and comfortable places to learn. Specialist training areas at both sites are dedicated to enabling students to gain vocational skills and include a purpose-built Training Kitchen at the Digbeth Centre and an extensive Textiles Workroom at Saltley. Our IT suites offer Internet access and the facility to study for a wide range of qualifications. They are equipped to stringent health & safety standards including footrests, ergonomic chairs and anti-glare screens. Self service restaurant areas at both sites are comfortable and welcoming with ample seating. Hot drinks are served twice a day and at lunchtimes. A selection of hot and cold food is available. The menu is changed every day and includes healthy eating, vegetarian and Halal options. Both sites have a small retail facility selling soft drinks, confectionery and other personal items. At the Digbeth centre we also sell craft and household items such as soft furnishings, and gift items. Healthy bodies are as important as well trained minds and we offer a choice of outdoor activities including our Green Gym programme and horticultural training based at our allotment areas where we grow fresh produce from which we make preserves and chutneys. There is a wide range of work experience opportunities on offer within BITA Pathways from manufacturing and packing operations at the Digbeth site to quality textiles production at St Anne’s Centre in Saltley. At BITA Pathways we believe we have something unique to offer adults* experiencing mental ill health in Birmingham and Solihull. Our service users are at the core of everything we do and our mission is to provide high quality services in a supportive and friendly environment. Call us for a discussion of your specific interests and needs. * We deliver services to people aged between 18 and 65 years.

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Frequently Asked Questions Who are we? BITA Pathways Training is a division of BITA Pathways, a mental health charity established over 45 years ago. We are an independent training provider specialising in delivering vocational, pre-vocational and lifestyle training programmes for adults experiencing mental ill health. Who are we for, and how much does it cost? Exclusively for adults aged 18 and over living in the Birmingham and Solihull area. All BITA Pathways Training programmes are free to those in receipt of means tested state benefits. What qualifications will I obtain? Many of our programmes are accredited by the National Open College Network. This flexible system allows students to move along a pathway of levels from pre-entry to level two and allows you to achieve either an Award or a Certificate depending on your choice of course. We also offer nationally recognised qualifications accredited by City & Guilds and an Award or Certificate in Information Technology. In addition we are newly recognized to deliver National Certificates in Further Education programmes. Why should I choose BITA Pathways? We offer training to suit any level of student in a friendly and supportive environment. All our courses are delivered in small groups, typically 6-8 students, and much of our training is delivered on a one-to-one basis. All our tutors have a professional qualification and are experienced within their chosen subject areas, and we work in partnership with South Birmingham College, so you can be assured of a high quality standard. And then...? At the end of all training programmes you will be offered an exit interview with one of our vocational skills advisers. You might decide to progress to the next level of any particular course, or that you want to study in mainstream education... Or you might feel ready to move on to employment. If this is the case you could see one of our employment support workers. Whatever you decide to do, our trained advisers will be there to help you. A complete list of our courses begins on the following page, with colour coded headings to denote:

Pre Vocational

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Vocational

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Craft

Taster

fax: 0121 771 0568


Self Development NOCN Certificate for Progression This course covers: • Developing personal confidence and self awareness • Making choices in pursuit of personal goals • Developing own interpersonal skills • Improving assertiveness and decision making • Understanding stress and stress management techniques • Understanding personal relationships • Demonstrating speaking and listening skills The course is 2 days a week for 19 weeks - Digbeth & Saltley Centres

Life Skills NOCN Certificate for Progression This course covers: • Introduction to general skills for independent living • Developing skills for shopping for your home • Introduction to personal budgeting and money management • Developing skills for a healthy lifestyle • Developing domestic skills The course is 1 day a week for 30 weeks - Digbeth Centre

Basic Cooking NOCN Award in Progression Entry Level This course covers:

• Introduction to food, drink and cooking

The course is 1 day a week for 6 weeks - Digbeth Centre

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Home Cooking NOCN Award in Progression Level One This course covers:

• Using cooking skills in a domestic kitchen • Understanding nutrition, performance and healthy eating

The course is 1 day a week for 11 weeks - Digbeth Centre

Functional Skills Literacy City & Guilds Certificate Entry Level This course covers: • Reading • Writing • Speaking & Listening

The course is ½ day a week for 18 weeks - Saltley Centre

Adult Literacy NOCN Certificate Entry Level This course covers: • Reading • Writing for meaning • Speaking and listening • Punctuation and grammar Extra help with reading and writing for adults The course is 1 day a week for 30 weeks - Digbeth Centre

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Functional Skills Maths City & Guilds Certificate Entry Level This course covers: • Numbers • Money • Measurements • Shapes • Sorting • Positioning The course is ½ day a week for 18 weeks - Saltley Centre

Adult Numeracy NOCN Certificate Entry Level This course covers: • Numbers, money, fractions and decimals • Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division • Measures, shapes and time • Data handling Everyday number work for adult learners The course is 1 day a week for 36 weeks - Digbeth Centre

Introduction to Computers NOCN Award in Progression This course covers: • Introduction to using word processing software • Introduction to using desk top publishing applications • Introduction to using the Internet

The course is 1 day a week for 6 weeks - Digbeth & Saltley Centres

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Job Preparation NOCN Certificate for Progression The course covers: • Interview Skills • Communication in the workplace • Personal presentation in the workplace • Oral presentation skills • Building and managing workplace relationships • Personal money management • Teamwork Skills The course is 2 days a week for 11 weeks - Digbeth Centre

Introduction to Catering and Hospitality City & Guilds Certificate Entry Level This course covers: • Introduction to the Hospitality Industry • Basic food preparation - Entry Level • Customer service in the Hospitality Industry • Basic food preparation - Level 1 • Servicing food and drink • Food commodities - Level 1 • Basic cooking • Equipment - Level 1 The course is 1 day a week for 26 weeks - Digbeth Centre

IT Users City and Guilds Certificate Entry Level The course covers: • IT User Fundamentals • Word Processing • Desktop Publishing • Presentation Software

• Online Basics • Spreadsheet Software • Using Email • Using the Internet

The course is 1 day a week for 21 weeks - Digbeth & Saltley Centres

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IT Users City and Guilds Award Level One The course covers: • Word processing • Spreadsheets • Using the Internet The course is 1 day a week for 12 weeks - Digbeth & Saltley Centres

Textile and Fibre Art NCFE Award in Creative Crafts Using Fibre Crafts Level One The course covers: • Explore available resources to develop basic fibre craft skills • Explore and develop fibre crafts ideas creatively • Create, present and review final crafts item(s) The course is 1 day a week for 12 weeks - Saltley Centre

Office Skills NOCN Certificate for Progression This course covers: • Personal career preparation • Developing customer service skills • Operating a computer • Select and use ICT • Using faxes and photocopiers • Developing group and teamwork communication skills • Health and safety awareness in a working environment The course is 1 day a week for 38 weeks - Digbeth Centre

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Horticulture City and Guilds Certificate Level One & Level Two Mandatory units and a wide range of optional units to choose from, including: • Pruning • Sewing seeds • Planting hanging baskets

• Pricking out or laying paving slabs • Laying turf • Building a simple brick wall and many more...

The course is 1 day a week - Park Lane Garden Centre, Aston Starting on Award L1 progressing to Certificate L1 then Diploma L1 and finally L2

Award in Creative Craft Using Soft Furnishings NCFE Level One & Level Two The course covers: • Explore available resources to develop Basic Soft Furnishing Skills • Explore and Develop soft furnishing Ideas Creatively • Create, Present and review Soft Furnishing Item(s)

The course is 1 day a weeks for 12 weeks - Saltley Centre

Creative Craft Using Mixed Crafts NCFE Award Level One This course covers: • Explore available resources to develop Basic Mixed Craft Skills • Explore and develop Mixed Crafts ideas creatively • Create, present and review final mixed crafts item(s)

The course is 1 day a week for 12 weeks - Saltley Centre

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Dress Making NCFE Award Level One The course covers: • Explore available resources to develop Basic Dressmaking Skills • Explore and develop Dressmaking Ideas creatively • Create, present and review final Dressmaking item(s)

The course is 1 day a week for 12 weeks - Saltley Centre

Award in Developing Skills in the Creative & Cultural Industries - Floral Art NOCN Level One The course covers: • Creative Craft Skills & Floral Design • Traditional floral arrangements The course is 1 day a week for 11 weeks - Digbeth Centre

Certificate in Developing Skills in the Creative & Cultural Industries Photography NOCN Level One The course covers: • Creative Craft skills • Using a Camera and Accessories • Using a Tripod • Camera & Darkroom skills • Study Skills

• Computers in the Arts • Graphic Processes

The course is 2 days a week for 17 weeks - Digbeth Centre

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Woodcraft NOCN Award for Progression The course covers:

• Using carpentry hand skills • Using and maintaining woodworking tools

The course is 1 day a week for 11 weeks - Digbeth Centre

Award in Developing Skills in the Creative & Cultural Industries NOCN Candle Making Level One The course covers: • Creative Craft Skills • Design Project

The course is 1 day a week for 11 weeks - Digbeth Centre

Award in Developing Skills in the Creative & Cultural Industries NOCN Pottery Level One The course covers: • Creative Craft Skills • Ceramics

The course is 1 day a week for 11 weeks - Digbeth Centre

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Taster Sessions 2011/2012 You can try out some of our craft courses to see if you enjoy them before you commit to a full course. Our taster courses last for 6-8 weeks and everything you need - tools, materials etc - is provided.

Floral Art • Ever wondered what it would be like to work with fresh and dried flowers? • Create beautiful floral arrangements under step-by-step professional guidance.

Warwick Training Centre 1 day a week for 8 weeks

Woodcraft • Working with wood can be very satisfying indeed! • On this taster course you can learn how to use Warwick Training Centre all the tools you need to build a nesting box 1 day a week for 8 weeks or a trinket box.

Pottery • The perfect opportunity to experiment with Pottery without committing to the course • Design and colour your own clay creations with a certified Pottery Teacher

Warwick Training Centre

1 day a week for 8 weeks Pottery Studio, Martineau Gardens, 1 day a week for 8 weeks

Card Making • Use your creativity to save money on greetings cards! • Make unique and personal cards using a range of materials and methods.

Park Lane Garden Centre 1 day a week for 8 weeks

Gardening • There’s nothing like growing your own flowers, fruit and veg! • Learn how to prepare ground, sow seeds, prick out etc - with an experienced gardener.

Park Lane Garden Centre 1 day a week for 6 weeks

Candle Making • Learn how to make beautiful and decorative candles. • Bring to life your own creations in all sorts of shapes, sizes and colours.

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Warwick Training Centre 1 day a week for 8 weeks

email: training@bitapathways.co.uk


How to find us Warwick Training Centre Digbeth 201 - 206 Alcester Street Digbeth Birmingham B12 0NQ Contact:

Lynn Adcock or Sharon Kirby t: 0121 753 0113 f: 0121 766 5439 training@bitapathways.co.uk

St Anne’s Training Centre Saltley Pope Building St. Peter’s Urban Village Trust Bridge Road Saltley B8 3TE Contact:

Michael Summers t: 0121 327 5088 f: 0121 328 5074 stannes@bitapathways.co.uk tel: 0121 773 1455

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Park Lane Garden Centre Aston Park Lane Aston Birmingham B6 5DL Contact:

Lynn Adcock or Sharon Kirby t: 0121 753 0113 f: 0121 766 5439 training@bitapathways.co.uk

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We engage with adults experiencing mental ill health on a pathway towards employment through training, personal development and support. BITA Pathways gratefully acknowledges financial support from the NHS Primary Care Trusts in Birmingham, Birmingham City Council Adults & Communities and our off-site collaborative partner South Birmingham College together with the Skills Funding Agency. We work with a range of partners to deliver a quality training and development service.

E&OE Courses may be subject to change without notice. Please contact us for the most up to date position. BITA Pathways is the operating name of Birmingham Industrial Therapy Association Ltd Registered in the UK No:748773 at 201-206 Alcester Street, Digbeth, Birmingham B12 0NQ Registered Charity No: 244866 1106/3M


Bita Pathways Training Brochure 2011