Training at OCVA

Training from OCVA

Emergency First Aid at Work Level 2: http://bit.ly/EFA235
A one day course accredits delegates with a First Aid at Work certificate; perfect for beginners and refreshers and includes practical demonstrations of CPR, first aid for wounds and using a defibrillator.
Tuesday 23rd May, 9.30am to 5pm, OCVA. £95

Volunteering and the Law: http://bit.ly/VTL245
This interactive session led by OCVA’s Volunteer Coordinator is designed to provide you with a clear understanding of responsibilities in protecting volunteers, including key areas to be aware of. 100% of delegates who attended the last session would recommend.
Wednesday 24th May, 1.30pm to 4.30pm, Thame Town Hall. £40 to £50

Report Writing and Minutes: http://bit.ly/RWM255
This half day course focusses on how to create a report, the key structures and elements to include and how to convey the correct message. Minute taking is also covered and concentrates on how to capture key points and notes to enable a smooth write-up of events.
Thursday 25th May, 1.30 to 4.30pm, Pioneer Room, Bicester. £40 to £50

Don’t Panic: The Financial Responsibilities of Treasurers and Trustees: http://bit.ly/FRTT76
This half day course covers all the key aspects that trustees and treasurers are responsible for in their role for an organisation including record keeping, accounts and governance. The session is led by Rachel Eden (a qualified management accountant) who will guide delegates through safeguarding their organisation’s assets, ensuring they are used effectively.
Wednesday 7th June, 9.45am to 1pm, OCVA. £70 to £80

Oxfordshire Adult Learning: Jamboree

Ever wanted to do an evening class but not sure if it’s for you?

Why not book onto our Jamboree Taster Day?

All sessions are two hours in duration and take place in the morning starting at 10:00am, or afternoon from 12:30pm.

Abingdon Saturday 15th July. Abingdon & Witney College, Wootton Road, OX14 1GG.

The cost of each session is only £5.00!

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To book your place today go to our website, or call 01235 555 585.  www.abingdon-witney.ac.uk/part-time-courses From our homepage, select the part time/evening tile, click on: Jamboree Taster Day.

WEA Training Courses – New courses for the summer term

We still have places available for the next upcoming courses:

Preparation for work, at Dean Court Community Centre, Botley
Course contents: help students to recognise their skills and qualities, update Curriculum Vitae, complete an application form, prepare for an interview and know where to look for work

Tuesday 16th May to 13th June 2017 (term time only), 12:15-14:45h. 4 sessions

 Makaton Taster, at The Venue@Cowley
A  practical and fun introduction to Makaton into participants daily interactions with children and adults

  • What is Makaton? It is a language programme using signs and symbols to help people to communicate. www.makaton.org

1 session on Friday, 19th May, 10:00-13:00h

 Makaton Course, at The Venue@Cowley
A beginners course of Makaton for parents, carers and workers who need to use Makaton in everyday situations.

4 sessions on Tuesday, from 13th June to 4th July 2017, 10:00-14:00h

Family History, at Blackbird Leys Community Centre
This is a course that will allow you to work on your own family history, by yourself with the support of the tutor and other students. You will be guided to the best places to look for new records that will help you understand more about your ancestors’ lives – what they did, and where they were born, married and died.

5 sessions on Friday 5th, 12th, 19th May and 2nd, 9th June 2017, 1pm-3pm

 Please let me know if you have someone interested in this course.

Inigo Pradera Education Coordinator Oxfordshire
Workers’ Educational Association | Southern Region | www.wea.org.uk
M: 07747790154 | Email: ipradera@wea.org.uk
The Venue@Cowley, 242B Barns Road, Oxford. OX4 3RQ
Working days: Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday

Training: Caring for older relatives

Please see the link below for a new course at City of Oxford College:
 
 
We are planning two versions of the course – One tailored for family carers (intro) and another tailored for local authority care agencies (advanced)
 
The first course runs this month on Saturday 29th, in a new purpose built care facility at the college, and we are keen to offer up 10-15 free places for local organisations focused on caring for the elderly / local volunteers

Training: INTRODUCTION TO WORKING WITH CHILDREN

INTRODUCTION TO WORKING WITH CHILDREN
 
Tuesday 25th April – 23rd May
5 weeks
7pm – 9pm
This course is FREE
Kidlington Adult Learning, Gosford Hill School Campus, Oxford Road, Kidlington, Cowley, OX5 2NT
The aim of this short FREE 10 hour programme is to introduce the knowledge, skills and abilities required to work with children and to enable learners to identify their next step.
 
THE PROGRAMME AIMS: 
·         To give an introduction to the employment roles involving work with children for example: teaching assistant, childcare worker, play worker etc.
·         To help learners decide whether work with children is right for them.
·         To build confidence to apply for an appropriate accredited course.
Carla Wright
Senior Community Development Manager
Abingdon & Witney College | Banbury Adult Learning Centre |Calder Close | Oxfordshire | OX16 3WR
01235 216 319 | 07584 262 411
Twitter: @AbWitCollege | Facebook: AWCollege

City of Oxford College: Caring for Older Relatives

Please see the link below for a new course at City of Oxford College:

 
We are planning two versions of the course – One tailored for family carers (intro) and another tailored for local authority care agencies (advanced)
 
The first course runs this month on Saturday 29th, in a new purpose built care facility at the college, and we are keen to offer up 10-15 free places for local organisations focused on caring for the elderly / local volunteers
 
Happy to discuss further and would be grateful for any support to get this message out to local organisations
  
Peter Hudson
Assistant Group Director of Sales and Marketing 

WEA: Courses for the summer term

Summer Courses at the WEA

Preparation for work, at Dean Court Community Centre, Botley
Course contents: help students to recognise their skills and qualities, update Curriculum Vitae, complete an application form, prepare for an interview and know where to look for work

Tuesday 16th May to 13th June 2017 (term time only), 12:15-14:45h. 4 sessions

Makaton Taster, at The Venue@Cowley
A  practical and fun introduction to Makaton into participants daily interactions with children and adults

What is Makaton? It is a language programme using signs and symbols to help people to communicate. www.makaton.org

1 session on Friday, 19th May, 10:00-13:00h

Makaton Course, at The Venue@Cowley
A beginners course of Makaton for parents, carers and workers who need to use Makaton in everyday situations.

4 sessions on Tuesday, from 13th June to 4th July 2017, 10:00-14:00h

Office administration and reception skills, at The Venue@Cowley
This course will help to develop the skills and confidence needed to work in an office or reception environment.

4 sessions on Wednesday, 14th June to 5th July 2017, 12:00-15:00h

Preparation for work 2 May 2017 Office administration and reception course 14 June 17Makaton Taster and Course

Family Learning Understanding Your Children’s World

Family Learning Understanding Your Children’s World

Free 6 week course Learn how to support your child’s learning in school.

  • Understand the behavioural expectations.
  • Gain tips on how to help your child with their homework.
  • Discover what Maths and English is being taught in a primary school.
  • Meet other parents in a friendly, supportive environment.
  • Starts: Friday 28 April 2017 Time: 12.15- 2.15 pm
    Venue: Blackbird Leys Library
    Course length: 6 weeks
    AFiUK CIC are collaborating with Oxfordshire Adult Learning to tailor this course for First generation migrants or newly arrived migrant families to help them best support their children at school.
    To enquire or book a space please contact: Jacqui (07503 698241) or Jameela (07786 807862)

FREE training & help – Energy Best Deal Talk and/or help to individuals clients

 My name is Andrea  Boliver and I am the Energy Best Deal Adviser for Citizens Advice West Oxfordshire.
 
Citizens Advice are working with OFGEM to deliver the Energy Best Deal.
OFGEM is the government regulator for gas and electricity markets in the UK.
The aim of the programme is to:
  • Ensure that everyone is able to make an informed decision about their energy supply
  • Make everyone aware of the help and assistance that is available to them such as Warm Home Discount or Priority Services Register
  • Show everyone the impact of good insulation and good energy saving practises.
The desire is that people think about energy and review their supplier and usage regularly.
 
We need to find local organisations who would allow us to come and give a talk to their members about the Energy Best Deal.
The talk would be for one hour if that is suitable and we would like to ensure that afterwards everyone has a better understanding of their energy usage and deals.
 
We also offer further support such as 1-to-1 appointments where we can give further, more specific advice for an individual and even help you to switch your supplier.
 
Everything we offer, both talk and 1-to-1 appointments are free of charge and all we would like to do is to ensure that everyone is empowered to review their energy supplier and get the best deal for themselves from their existing or a new supplier.
 
Please let me know if you would like me to come and give a talk.
We are currently filling our slots for May and are hoping you would be happy for us to give a talk in May if that is possible but of course can understand if that is short notice and would be happy to take any available time slot.
 
To contact me please either reply to this email or call me on: 01993 892050 (Mon, Tue and Fri) or please provide me with your contact number and I will call you.
 
Best regards and many thanks,
Andrea Boliver
 
Energy Adviser
Citizens Advice West Oxfordshire
The Old Print House
Marlborough Lane
Oxfordshire
OX28 6DY