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You can find weekend, day or evening classes in a range of subjects - Go Learn Computing and ICTEnglish and MathsLanguagesCourses for adults with learning difficulties and disabilitiesLearning for wellbeingLearning for workHelp choosing a GoLearn! courseYou can get free advice from a Learning and Work Advisor to:find you the right coursehelp you with your CVhelp you with getting a jobknow your career choicesContact the Leicestershire Adult Learning Service to book an appointment.Computing and ICTBeginners computingIntroduction to computersA short course teaching you some basic computer skills and helping you to create simple documents and get started using computers.Find and apply for a beginners computing courseConfidence buildingMoving on with computersImprove your knowledge and understanding about different features of computers such as computer security, creating useful emails and improving your documents. Use your computer more effectively and confidently in this tutor led class.Introduction to Windows 10A beginners course to using a computer or laptop with the Windows 10 operating system. Learn how to work with 'apps', personalise settings, and adjust 'tiles' to suit your needs. Some previous experience of keyboard and mouse skills will help you in this course.Find and apply for a confidence building courseCreative computingCreative photography - learn to use your Digital Single-Lens Reflex (DSLR) cameraExplore manual setting, filters, composition and other controls on your DSLR to take better photographs.Compact cameras and photo editing - first stepsUnderstand the basics of digital photography and improve how you take images. Develop your knowledge of photo-editing software skills. Edit and enhance photos using Photoshop.Photoshop - introductionLearn how to remove parts of a photo or merge images. Use Photoshop to apply different editing skills to repair, restore or improve your images.Website developmentCreate, design and develop websites using Wordpress software. Understand website structures, planning and formatting skills to develop a basic interactive site. This course is suitable for confident computer users with a good understanding of file / folder management.Find and apply for a creative computing courseComputerised accountsSAGE computerised accountsLearn how to use SAGE. You’ll be given the principles of manual accounting and book-keeping before using the software. You should know how to use a computer before joining this course and if you know how to use Excel, the internet and email this will help. This course is approved through an ITQ level 1 certificate.Find and apply for an computerised accounts courseIT skills for employmentYou can do this course at level 1 or 2. Improve your IT skills in word processing, internet and email. You can also choose to focus on Excel spreadsheets, Powerpoint presentations, Access databases or desk top publishing. If you want a ITQ Level 1 or Level 2 qualification, at the end of this course, you will need to arrange this with your tutor.Find and apply for an IT skills for employment courseIT skills for enjoymentIntroduction to tabletsLearn how to set up a tablet, including security settings and using wifi and 'apps'.Raspberry Pi - coding for beginnersLearn basic coding using a new low cost computing device (which will be provided in class but not to take home). Develop ideas to create small practical projects.Find and apply for an IT skills for enjoyment course English and MathsSkills for lifeEnglish and Maths – functional skillsGet a qualification in English and/or maths whilst developing the skills and confidence you need at work and at home. You can apply for a beginner level or level 2 (which is the same skill level as a GCSE). Before you enrol you can discuss the skills you’d like to develop and which will be the right course for you.English and Maths GCSEGet a GCSE in English or Maths in this fast paced course aimed at people who are confident in everyday English and Maths skills.Find and apply for a skills for life courseEnglish for speakers of other languages (ESOL)ESOLLearn or improve your English – this course is for learners whose first language is not English. You will learn how to speak, listen, read and write in English. New learners can enrol on existing courses if there are spaces. More courses may be offered through the year if people want to attend.Find and apply for a ESOL courseLanguagesModern foreign languagesYou can choose to learn Chinese (Mandarin), French, German, Greek, Italian, Polish, Portuguese or Spanish. Each level takes about 2 years to complete.Beginners - a starter course (entry level - part 1)Learn some basic ‘holiday’ language such as introducing yourself and others, numbers, shops, ordering food and drinks. This is a short course for complete beginners to try out learning the language you have picked. You would then do the ‘moving on’ course below to complete your first year of this level.Beginners - moving on (entry level - part 1)The second of a 2-part course for complete beginners. Learn practical phrases that ca n help you with shopping, finding your way around, the time and booking accommodation.Beginners (entry level - part 2)You can join this course if you already know the basics covered in the courses above. You will learn topics such as: shopping, using transport, tourist information, dining out, home and leisure activities and weather.Level 1 - part 1You need some knowledge to join this course, ideally as listed in the entry level courses above. You will learn how to talk about things in the past and going to do in the future. You will use different learning materials to help you such as practical activities, games and the internet.Level 1 - part 2Suitable for learners who have started to use the present, past and future tenses. You will develop your talking skills about what you did / used to do and would like to do in the future.Level 2 - part 1Develop your confidence and ability to speak with ease using present, past and future tenses and conditional forms. For example, I go to town every day, I will go to town tomorrow or I would prefer to go to town tomorrow. You’ll speak about and read formal letters, authentic text and tourist information leaflets, and give your opinion.Level 2 - part 2Improve your language skills in everyday topics / current affairs using the imperative forms (eg ‘mix these ingredients together’), adjectives and adverbs, and common phrases. Suitable for those who have 4-5 years of part-time study or approximately GCSE/O Level standard gained elsewhere.Year 5+ advanced conversation coursesYou must have at least 5 years previous study, or the knowledge detailed for the language courses above. You can gain confidence in giving your opinion and understand other people’s opinions; discuss topics such as current affairs, personal interests, films, travel and cultureFind and apply for a modern foreign languages courseCourses for adults with learning difficulties and disabilitiesYou can apply for a course to help with living and working such as:communicationhealthpersonal safety and wellbeingskills for employment and volunteeringsensory learningindependent living skillscreative skillsleisureWe also have a specialist Transition Learning Programme for young adults with learning difficulties and complex health needs leaving specialist school, making the transition into adult services and education.To find and apply for a course call Leicestershire Adult Learning Service on 0800 988 0308.Learning for wellbeingArtApply for a course in:Botanical drawing and paintingDrawing and paintingWatercolour paintingFind and apply for an art courseCookingBack to basics cookery NHS fundedLearn the skills of healthy cooking and eating, build your confidence in the kitchen and understand how to safely store and use your leftovers.Find and apply for a cooking courseCraftsApply for a course in:Jewellery making - beading workshopPottery workshopSilversmithing workshopTiara and fascinator workshopUpholstery and soft furnishings workshopFind and apply for a crafts courseFitness and healthApply for a course in:Ballet for wellbeing and fitnessPilates - mixed abilityPilates based body conditioningPilates for pregnancyYoga - mixed abilityFind and apply for a fitness and health courseGlassApply for a course in:Glass - stained glass workshopFind and apply for a glass courseLearning for confidence and better mental healthBuild your confidence and enjoy the chance to learn and join in activities, in supportive and safe groups.Complete the referral formand a member of the team will contact you.MediaApply for a course in:Design and create using PhotoshopPhotography - digital image manipulationPhotographyFind and apply for a media courseSpecial interestApply for a course in:AstronomyCreative writingFind and apply for a special interest courseTextilesApply for a course in:Creative crochetPatchwork and quiltingFelting for beginnersCreative sewing workshopFind and apply for a textiles courseLearning for workSkills for jobsPlanning for workIf you haven’t been employed for some time this course will help you understand your skills and how to start planning for work.Skills for jobsApplying for this course will help you with your:• job applications• CV• interview skills• approach to getting a jobYou will also be able to gain skills for:• IT• English• Maths• known business qualifications (ie Emergency First Aid at Work and Food Safety in Catering)Introduction to computers - skills for jobsLearn to use a computer and gain confidence when looking for work using technology. Send and receive emails and attachments, search the Internet for jobs and learn what you can do to speed up your search for a job.Emergency first aid at work - level 2Develop your skills in handling emergency situations including vital lifesaving and resuscitation techniques.Food safety in catering - Level 2Develop your skills to work safely in a food environment.Find and apply for a skills for jobs course Help us improve this page Hide content Was this page helpful? Yes It was helpful, but Please select a reasonthere's a broken link it's hard to understand it's incorrect it's outdated it's too long Other No Please select a reasonit didn't answer my question it's not detailed enough it's hard to understand it's incorrect it's outdated it's too long Other Details Email address We’ll only use this to ask for more detail if we need to.