EMPLOYABILITY COURSES EMPLOYABILITY COURSES

EMPLOYABILITY COURSES

“So grateful for all the information and the possibility of being able to attend the college full time. Happy that the NHS came and visited – have now found the job that I wanted!”

– Sean, Health and Social Care Workskills, 2018

“The tutor really was the most brilliant career coach – extremely knowledgeable, kind and approachable. The Age Positive course helped me enormously, and provided me with a constructive focus while I searched for jobs. It really is a wonderful service you are providing – long may it continue!”

– Rebecca, Age Positive: Job seeking for the over 40s, 2018

“We were put at ease very quickly. There was a nice mix in the group and it was helpful to chat about the future. It’s given me the push to look at voluntary work.”

– Ruth, Inspire Me! Rethink your future, 2018

“I’ve been unemployed for a while and the course has given me confidence. It’s improved my well-being, it’s revived my abilities and given me the motivation to get up and get a job again.”

– Harjinder, Roots to Work, 2016

“The best employability course I’ve ever been on.”

– Amanda, Age Positive: Job seeking for the over 40s, 2016.

“Very interesting and helpful, this can help me work towards my goal of getting a good job in the future”

– Babatunde, CSCS Training, 2018.

“Really useful information. I feel more confident.”

– Hilary, Developing Personal Confidence, Motivation and Assertiveness, 2016

“I am really pleased that I now have a CV that has some resemblance to who I am. Also, that I can look at my future in terms of opportunity and not 20 years of doing something that I hate.”

– Matthew, Employability Skills, 2015

“I would like to thank you for this help to unlock my interpersonal skills.”

– Norbert, Keep Positive: Managing Stress, 2017

ENGLISH / MATHS COURSES

“Interesting and exciting. I love learning again – looking forward to next term and being with the group again!”

– Michelle, Maths, 2019

“I’ve enjoyed the course because the atmosphere is friendly and very inviting. It’s made me confident with English and writing so I can get on better with getting a job. I’ve been able to improve my CV – now it’s more in-depth.”

– Samantha, English, 2016

“This course is fantastic. I have learnt lots of things like how to use punctuation and grammar. Before I was not as confident. Last year I studied a Maths course and now I am doing GCSE Maths. Hopefully by the end of this year I can do GCSE English as well.”

– Ahmad, English, 2016

“I felt part of a team, a lovely friendly group. The course is allowing me to be more confident and professional.”

– Sally, English, 2016

“The tutor is happy to go over things again and again so you don’t feel stupid asking. I was able to write my own Christmas cards this year and that was a really big thing.”

– Lesley, English, 2016

“The teaching and the course has helped me to further my English to go on to do GCSE at Bath College.”

– Jasmine, English, 2016

COMPUTING / IT COURSES COMPUTING / IT COURSES

COMPUTING / IT COURSES

 

“I am not frightened to turn on a computer anymore!”

– Denise, Computer Confidence, 2016

“The course has helped me towards refreshing knowledge and gaining new skills”

– Andrew, Moving on with Computers, 2018

“It was a very good course, the tutor was so informative and very patient with us all.”

– Sheila, Get Started with iPads, 2016

“I found this confidence building course has helped me a lot over the last four weeks.”

– Christine, Computer Confidence, 2016

“A valuable course which has moved my ability to use an iPad and has opened new horizons. I have managed to teach my husband a few things too!”

– Juliet, Get Started with iPads, 2016

“I was really intimidated by the idea of spreadsheets before this course. But I feel like I have the learnt the basics and can try for myself.”

– Kate, MS Excel, 2016

ARTS AND CRAFTS COURSES

“Excellent tutor! I have never painted in my life and now feel more confident. It was really inspiring.”

– Chris, Art Techniques & Gallery, 2016

“Really enjoyed creating my painting, I intend to buy my own watercolours to improve my skills. Painting gives me a good feeling, I can’t wait for next course to start!”

– Sandra, Art Techniques, 2018

“As someone currently unemployed due to health difficulties, it’s been an excellent resource, improving my daily well-being. The course has increased my overall confidence and health. Thank you!”

– Rhiannon, Chinese Brush Painting, 2015

“These courses are a lifeline for me. New skills and experience and good company.”

– Judith, Art Techniques & Gallery, 2016

“An excellent course and teaching. I want to continue and develop more artistic and social skills.”

– Brenda, Introduction to Acrylic Painting, 2016

“Being retired I am not seeking employment but I do enjoy participating in art courses as they extend my abilities and challenge me.”

– Juliet, Art Techniques & Gallery, 2015

FOOD COURSES FOOD COURSES

FOOD COURSES

“It has given me the initiative to come out, join in and meet people and I’ve really enjoyed that. I am on my own so it’s nice to be able to know about cooking and do it for myself. I don’t rely on ready meals now.”

– Rosalind, Cook and Eat, 2016

“I found this course very helpful and confidence building.”

– Peter, Men’s Cookery for over 55s, 2016

“I live on my own and I cook 6 days a week. I’m quite good but I don’t have much variety in what I eat. I tend to play it safe, so coming here has given me the ideas to be more adventurous.”

– Philip, Cook and Eat, 2016

“A really interesting course, well presented and all just at the right level.”

– Susan, Food Safety Level 2 award, 2016

“I’ve enjoyed it from the start to the finish. I’ve been married for 50 years and my wife’s done most of the cooking in that time. I like to do it 2 or 3 times a week now to give her a break so she can explore her hobbies without needing to cook for me.”

– Keith, Cook and Eat, 2016

'THE GREAT OUTDOORS' COURSES

“I really enjoyed the floristry course. It was good to learn new skills in a friendly relaxed atmosphere. It was also nice to meet new people. The tutor was very helpful and encouraging. It would be lovely if a further course could be offered to build on what we learned on this course.”

– Aileen, Perfect Posies: Floristry for Beginners, 2016

“Really good course for team working and developing social skills.”

– Denise, Conservation for Beginners, 2016

“Joining the floristry course has given me the opportunity to go out & meet new people in a relaxed & easily accessible venue. I feel a sense of achievement at producing something that challenges my fine motor skills and stimulates the brain.”

– Anne, Perfect Posies: Floristry for Beginners, 2016

“This course has given me an immense feeling of achievement.”

– Deanna, Beginners’ Animal Care, 2016

GENERAL WELL-BEING COURSES GENERAL WELL-BEING COURSES

GENERAL WELL-BEING COURSES

“Being a carer, the course helped me by meeting others in similar situations, learning about Roman life & visiting the Roman Baths.”

– Sylvia, Health and Wellbeing: A Journey Through Time, 2018

“I have found the course very helpful. It made me realise I have a life, opinion and need to get out and meet people, which I find stimulating. Thank you.”

– Maddie, Healthy Happy Minds, 2016

“I really enjoyed the two days. The course made me feel at ease and it was a very supportive learning environment. Learnt lots and has improved my confidence greatly!”

– Harriet, Introduction to Trainer Skills, 2016

“Please can we have another Healthy Happy Minds course. I have really enjoyed meeting new people, it’s a bonus.”

– Jenny, Healthy Happy Minds, 2016

“It is surprising how powerfully effective photography is at building positive mental health. Engaging in the Snap and Stroll project has helped me to attain a greater sense of natural focus and calmness and reignited my passion for taking a stroll with my camera.”

– Carolyn, Snap and Stroll, 2016

FAMILY LEARNING COURSES

“I really enjoyed all these sessions. The tutor is so helpful to both the adults and children.”

– Amy, Getting It Together: Family Learning, 2017

“I enjoyed participating in the activity with Ashton as it’s not always easy to have one-on-one time as much as I would like to at home.”

– Abbie, Getting It Together, Family Learning, 2017

“I really enjoyed the spray painting, and seeing Riley sitting and listening well made me so proud.”

– Sarah, Getting It Together, Family Learning, 2017