Hampshire Learns Adult Learning Courses Summer Term 2024

May 2, 2024 | News

Hampshire Learns (ACL) have the following courses taking place in the Summer Term 2024

Our adult learning courses are FREE OF CHARGE and fully funded for eligible learners living in Hampshire aged 19+ via Hampshire County Council’s Adult Education & Skills Budget.

To check if you are eligible for our free courses, please email our team at: hampshire.learns@hants.gov.uk

Or visit our website at: Hampshire Learns | Hampshire County Council (hants.gov.uk)

To apply for any of our courses listed in this flyer, please complete our simple online form using the links below:

Hampshire Learns (ACL) Application Form

Hampshire Learns ESOL Course Application Form

 

HAMPSHIRE LEARNS EMPLOYABILITY COURSES

WORKING IN CHILDCARE & SCHOOLS

This popular, online sector-based employability programme will
help you to apply for one of the thousands of jobs in the childcare
sector. You will find out about the skills, values and attitudes
required to work with children and young people, build your
confidence for interviews, and learn how to target your CV and
cover letter to this rewarding sector. We will offer you the
opportunity to meet employers in the final week of the programme
and you may be offered work experience in an early-years setting on successful
completion.
Duration: Three weeks online via MS Teams – Tuesday, Wednesdays and Thursdays
Date: Tuesday 7 May to Thursday 23 May 2024
Time: 10.00 am to 2.00 pm with self-directed learning between sessions
or
Date: Tuesday 25 June to Tuesday 16 July 2024 (no session Tuesday 9 July 2024)
Time: 10.00 am to 2.00 pm with self-directed learning between sessions

WORKING IN THE PUBLIC SECTOR & CUSTOMER SERVICE

This sector-based employability programme will help you find out
about the skills and attitudes required to work in the public
sector, build your confidence for interviews, and learn how to
target an application, your CV and a cover letter to this sector.
We will offer you the opportunity to meet with employers and the
apprenticeship hub. You will also be offered the opportunity to
practice your online interview skills. This course would be useful
if you are looking for a career change or returning to work after redundancy or a break.
Duration: Four weeks online via MS Teams – Wednesday and Thursdays
Time: 10.00 am – 2.00 pm with self-directed learning between sessions
Dates: Wednesday 6 August to Thursday 29 August 2024

HOW TO WRITE AN EYE-CATCHING CV

This course is aimed at adults living in Hampshire aged 19+ who would
like to develop their knowledge and skills about CVs and Cover Letters.
This course can be used to create a new CV or update an existing CV if
you are looking for employment opportunities.
Duration: Two x four hour sessions online via MS Teams
Date: Tuesday 4 June and Tuesday 11 June 2024
Time: 10.00 am to 2.00 pm with 1:1 support offered outside the group session time

LEVEL 2 AWARD – FOOD SAFETY IN CATERING

This course is for adults who would like to develop or refresh their
knowledge of food safety in order to gain a Level 2 in Food Safety
in Catering Award. This qualification is useful anyone looking for a
role that involves preparing or handling food e.g. any part of the
food industry, kitchen staff, waiting staff, carers in adult care and
childcare.
Duration: One x five hour session online via MS Teams, followed by one day face to
face in Winchester for revision and assessment.
Date: Wednesday 3 April 2024 (online) Time: 10.00 am to 3.00 pm
Date: Thursday 4 April 2024 (face to face) Time: 10.00 am to 2.00 pm

SAFEGUARDING AWARENESS TO PREPARE TO WORK IN CHILDCARE SETTINGS

This short online course provides an introduction to
recognising, responding, and reporting safeguarding
concerns in childcare settings. You will also be provided with
a link to complete an online Prevent Awareness Course
between tutor-led online sessions. This course is ideal for
anyone preparing to work in a childcare setting.
Duration: Two x three hour sessions online via MS Teams
Date: Monday 3 June and Friday 7 June 2024 Time: 10.00 am to 1.00 pm

INTRODUCTION TO SUPPORTING EQUALITY & INCLUSION IN CHILDCARE SETTINGS

This popular course is aimed at adults who would like more
awareness of equality & inclusion in childcare settings. It includes
the SEND code of practice, the social vs medical model of
disability and how to challenge presumptions, discrimination and
bias. It will be useful if you are currently looking to work or
volunteer in early years, youth work or schools.
Duration: Three x two and a half hour sessions online via MS Teams
Date: Tuesday 30 April to Thursday 2 May 2024 Time: 12.30 pm to 3.00 pm
Date: Tuesday 18 June to Thursday 20 June 2024 Time: 10.00 am to 12.30 pm

INTRODUCTION TO DEVELOPING CHILDREN’S CONFIDENCE & RESILIENCE

This course is aimed at adults who would like to explore children
confidence and resilience. You will discover simple strategies to
develop children’s resilience and growth mindset. You will consider
how adults act as role models to children and the way they talk and
behave can affect a children’s self-confidence and resilience.
Duration: Four x two hour sessions online via MS Teams
Date: Thursday 18 April to Thursday 9 May 2024 Time: 09.30 am to 11.30 am

INTRODUCTION TO SUPPORTING NUTRITION IN CHILDREN & YOUNG PEOPLE

This course is aimed at adults who would like to explore children
and young people’s nutrition. You will discover resources and apps
that can support you to encourage healthy food choices, find how
you can support children with allergies or food sensitivities and
discover why certain foods are so addictive.
Duration: Two x four hour sessions online via MS Teams
Date: Wednesday 17 July and Thursday 18 July Time: 10.00 am to 2.00 pm

DEVELOP YOUR CONFIDENCE FOR EMPLOYMENT

This online course is for anyone who would like to develop their
confidence for employment. This course will be useful if you
are returning to work after a break or change in career, looking
for work for the first time, or overcoming the barriers of longterm unemployment. You will find out about a range of
strategies to help you to develop your resilience and
confidence while you are job-hunting.
Duration: Four x two hour sessions online via MS Teams
Date: Wednesday 17 April to Wednesday 8 May 2024 Time: 1.00 pm to 3.00 pm
Date: Wednesday 26 June to Wednesday 17 July 2024 Time: 1.00 pm to 3.00 pm

WELLBEING FOR WORK

This course will provide you with practical ideas, resources,
and strategies to overcome barriers to job hunting. It will
provide you with the relevant knowledge about how to address
physical and mental health conditions during the job search
process and whilst in work. You will have the opportunity to
identify personal barriers to work and create a plan of how to
address these.
Duration: Four x two hour or two x four hour sessions delivered online via MS Teams
Date: Tuesday 23 March to Tuesday 14 May 2024 Time: 1.00 pm to 3.00 pm
Date: Thursday 11 June and Thursday 18 July 2024 Time: 10.00 am to 2.00 pm

DEVELOP YOUR CONFIDENCE & SELF-ESTEEM

This online course is for anyone who would like to develop their
knowledge, skills and understanding about developing personal
confidence and self-esteem. This course can be useful if you suffer
with anxiety, difficulty with social situations or challenging yourself to
do things that will help you learn and grow.
Duration: Two x four hour sessions delivered online via MS Teams
Date: Thursday 21 March and Thursday 28 March 2024 Time: 10.00 am to 2.00 pm
Date: Wednesday 5 June and Wednesday 12 June 2024 Time: 10.00 am to 2.00
pm

PRESENTATION SKILLS – DEVELOP YOUR CONFIDENCE FOR PUBLIC SPEAKING

This short online course aims to develop your knowledge and
skills about how to give engaging presentations and speak
confidently in public. This course could be useful if you feel
anxious speaking in public and would like to develop your
confidence to engage your audience effectively and make an
impact.
Duration: Two x two hour sessions delivered online via MS Teams
Dates: Friday 19 July and Friday 26 July 2024 Time: 10.00 am to 12.00 pm

BE A BETTER YOU – FIVE WAYS TO WELLBEING

This online course could be useful if you are coping with
life-changes or feel you lack direction. The course will
include how you can connect with others or reconnect
with yourself, how to gently increase your physical health
or your activity level, how to find a new hobby or learn
something new, how to help others, how kindness can
improve your own wellbeing and how to be mindful and
present in the moment.
Duration: Four x two hour sessions delivered online via MS Teams
Date: Wednesday 27 March to Wednesday 3 April 2024 Time: 10.00 am to 2.00 pm
Date: Wednesday 6 June to Wednesday 13 June 2024 Time: 10.00 am to 2.00 pm

FOOD & MOOD – IMPROVE YOUR HEALTH & WELLBEING THROUGH YOUR DIET

On this facinating course you will discover the wonderful
world of the ‘gut microbiota’ and how the type of bacteria
in your gut can influence your weight, your mood, and
potential allergies and intolerances. You will discover how
you can optimise your diet by adding inexpensive foods,
receive top tips how to save time and money, and which
foods to avoid as they can be linked to mood instability.
You will finally explore the links between body image,
triggers, habits and coping mechanisms when making healthy choices about your diet.
Duration: Two x four-hour sessions delivered online via MS Teams
Dates: Tuesday 16 April and Wednesday 17 April 2024 Time: 10.00 am to 2.00 pm

HAMPSHIRE LEARNS ESOL COURSES

Hampshire Learns offers a selection of English and employability courses for Speakers of
Other Languages (ESOL). We offer various levels, from Entry to Advanced, to help you
improve your English language skills, to gain work, or to advance your career, as well as
prepare you for further academic or vocational study in the UK. We offer flexible start and
finish dates between September to July each academic year. Minimum length of study is 6
weeks. Courses are available both online and face to face in community venues.

ONLINE ESOL – ENTRY LEVEL 1

This course is suitable for people who can have short
conversations in English, and read and write simple text, but
want to do more. It will help you talk, read and write about more
interesting subjects and make fewer mistakes so people can
understand you, you can understand them, and you can read
and write messages, emails, forms and news stories.
Duration: Two hours online via MS Teams (no sessions during school holidays)
Day: Monday afternoons
Time: 1.00 pm to 3.00 pm
Date: Monday 15 April to Monday 20 May 2024 (no session Monday 6 May 2024)
Date: Monday 3 June to Monday 15 July 2024

ONLINE ESOL – ENTRY LEVEL 2

This course is suitable for people who can have short
conversations in English, and read and write simple text, but
want to do more. It will help you talk, read and write about more
interesting subjects and make fewer mistakes so people can
understand you, you can understand them, and you can read
and write messages, emails, forms and news stories.
Duration: Two hours online via MS Teams (no sessions during school holidays)
Day: Thursday mornings
Time: 10.00 am to 12.00 noon
Venue: Online via MS Teams
Date: Thursday 18 April to Thursday 23 March 2024
Date: Thursday 6 June to Thursday 23 July 2024

ONLINE ESOL – ENTRY LEVEL 3

This course is suitable for people who are more confident about
using everyday English but find it difficult to talk about more
complicated topics and still make mistakes when speaking or
writing English. This course will help you practise your speaking,
listening, reading, and writing so you can understand people
better, talk about most daily topics, read a simple news story,
and write a long email or letter.
Duration: Two hours online via MS Teams (no sessions during school holidays)
Day: Wednesday mornings
Time: 10.00 am to 12.00 noon
Venue: Online via MS Teams
Date: Wednesday 17 April to Wednesday 22 May 2024
Date: Wednesday 5 June to Wednesday 17 July 2024

ONLINE ESOL – LEVEL 1

This course is suitable for people who are more confident using
English and communicate quite easily in daily life, understand
people, and can read and write about everyday subjects. This
course will help you speak, read, and write about more
complicated topics with greater accuracy. You will learn how to
make a presentation, write formally and informally, and read
about more challenging and interesting subjects.
Duration: Two hours online via MS Teams (no sessions during school holidays)
Day: Tuesday mornings
Time: 10.00 am to 12.00 noon
Venue: Online via MS Teams
Date: Tuesday 16 April to Tuesday 19 March 2024
Date: Tuesday 4 June to Tuesday 16 July 2024 (no session Tuesday 9 July 2024)

ONLINE ESOL – ADVANCED LEVEL/PREPARATION FOR IELTS

This course is suitable for people who have an advanced
level of English and competency in all areas of spoken
and written English. This 10-week online, evening course
provides extensive practice for the Speaking, Writing,
Listening and Reading sections of the International
English Language Testing System (IELTS) General exam.
The cost and registration for the IELTS exam is not
included.
Duration: Two hours online via MS Teams (no sessions during school holidays)
Day: Tuesday evenings
Time: 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm
Date: Tuesday 16 April to Tuesday 25 June 2024

FACE TO FACE ESOL – PRE-ENTRY / ENTRY LEVEL 1 BEGINNERS

Our face-to-face courses at Pre-Entry / Entry Level 1 are suitable
for people who can speak, read or write only a few words in English
or maybe none at all. Our ESOL courses last six weeks and begin
at the start of each term. You will be taught in a small, supportive
group by an experienced ESOL tutor.
Date: Summer term ESOL courses will start the week beginning 15 April 2024 and
end by Friday 19 July 2024 (no sessions during school holidays or UK bank
holidays).
Time: Mornings 10.00 am to 12.00 noon
Monday Basingstoke Discovery Centre
Monday Winchester, Holy Trinity Church
Tuesday Aldershot Library
Wednesday Fareham Community Church
Thursday Alton Library
Friday Andover Library
Friday Basingstoke Discovery Centre

FACE TO FACE ESOL – ENTRY LEVEL 2 / 3 INTERMEDIATE

Our face-to-face courses at Entry Level 2 / Entry Level 3 are
people who can have conversations in English, and read and
write English text, but want to do more. This course will help
you talk, read, and write about more interesting subjects and
make fewer mistakes so people can understand you and you
can understand them. Our ESOL courses last six weeks and
begin at the start of each term. You will be taught in a small,
supportive group by an experienced ESOL tutor.
Date: Summer term ESOL courses will start the week beginning 15 April and will
end by Friday 19 July 2024 (no sessions during school holidays).
Time: Afternoons 1.00 pm to 3.00 pm (no sessions during school holidays or UK
bank holidays)
Monday Basingstoke Discovery Centre
Monday Winchester Holy Trinity Church
Tuesday Aldershot Library
Thursday Eastleigh, Wells Place
Thursday Alton Library
Friday Andover Library
Friday Basingstoke Discovery Centre

ESOL – JOB-SEEKING IN THE UK (ENTRY LEVEL 3 AND ABOVE)

If you are looking for employment in the UK, then this
course could offer you support and guidance, including
where to look for work, what skills employers are looking
for, how to create a targeted CV, how to answer an
interview question using the STAR method and be able
to discuss your strengths and weaknesses in a positive
way. Please note that you will need English skills at
Entry Level 3 or above to benefit from this course.
Duration: Six x two hour sessions delivered online via MS Teams
Times: 10.00 am to 12.00 noon
Part A: Wednesday 17 April to Wednesday 22 May 2024
Part B: Wednesday 5 June to Wednesday 10 July 2024
Available as a face-to-face course in Winchester:
Time: 10.00 am to 12.00 noon
Part A: Monday 15 April to Monday 20 May 2024
Part B: Monday 3 June to Monday 15 July 2024 (no session Monday 8 May 2024)
Available as a face-to-face course in Fareham:
Time: 10.00 am to 12.00 noon
Part A: Thursday 18 April to Thursday 23 May 2024
Part B: Thursday 6 June to Thursday 11 July 2024
Available as a face-to-face course in Basingstoke:
Time: 10.00 am to 12.00 noon
Part A: Friday 19 April to Friday 24 May 2024
Part B: Friday 7 June to Friday 12 July 2024

ESOL – ENGLISH FOR DRIVING THEORY (ENTRY LEVEL 3 AND ABOVE)

If English is your second or other language and you are preparing
for the UK Driving Theory Test then this course will help you to
identify English vocabulary, signs and legislation for driving in the
UK that will support you to pass the online driving theory test.
Please note that you will need English skills at Entry Level 3
or above to benefit from this course.
Duration: Six x two hour sessions delivered online via MS Teams
Times: 10.00 am to 12.00 noon
Part A: Tuesday 16 April to Tuesday 21 May 2024
Part B: Tuesday 6 June to Tuesday 16 July 2024 (no session Tuesday 9 July 2024)
Available as a face-to-face course in Fareham:
Times: 1.00 pm to 3.00 pm
Part A: Thursday 18 April to Thursday 23 May 2024
Part B: Thursday 6 June to Thursday 11 July 2024

DO YOU NEED MORE INFORMATION ABOUT HAMPSHIRE LEARNS ESOL COURSES?

For full course details, eligibility criteria and how to apply for a Hampshire Learns ESOL
course please:
Email our team at Hampshire.learns@hants.gov.uk
Or send your course enquiry via our online form at Hampshire Learns Adult Community
Learning Enquiry Form
Or complete our easy read Hampshire Learns ESOL Course Application Form (with
translation feature) and select the ESOL course you would like to attend.

HAMPSHIRE LEARNS ENGLISH & MATHS COURSES DEVELOP YOUR ENGLISH WRITING SKILLS

This course is for adults who would like to develop their
knowledge and skills of English writing skills. This course will also
effectively prepare you for the functional skills curriculum if you
do not currently have a Level 2 English qualification. Please note
that this is not intended as an ESOL course.
Duration: Six sessions online via MS Teams
Date: Friday 4 April to Friday 3 May 2024
Time: 10.00 am to 12.00 pm

DEVELOP YOUR ENGLISH SPEAKING, LISTENING & COMMUNICATION SKILLS

This course is for adults who would like to develop their knowledge
and skills of English speaking, listening and communication skills.
This course will also effectively prepare you for the functional skills
curriculum if you do not currently have a Level 2 English
qualification. Please note that this is not intended as an ESOL
course.
Duration: Six x two hour sessions online via MS Teams
Date: Monday 15 April to Monday 20 May 2024
Time: 1.00 pm to 3.00 pm

DEVELOP YOUR ENGLISH SPELLING, PUNCTUATION & GRAMMAR SKILLS

This course is for adults who would like to develop their knowledge
and skills of English spelling, punctuation and grammar skills
(SPAG). This course will also effectively prepare you for the
functional skills curriculum if you do not currently have a Level 2
English qualification. Please note that this is not intended as an
ESOL course.
Duration: Six x two hour sessions online via MS Teams
Date: Monday 3 June to Monday 15 July 2024
Time: 1.00 pm to 3.00 pm

DEVELOP YOUR MATHS SKILLS

We are still open for applications for Numeracy courses, being
delivered under our MULTIPLY initiative. Please enquire for more
details about the range of courses available to develop your
numeracy skills, including helping your child with their maths
homework and budgeting at multiply@hants.gov.uk

FUNCTIONAL SKILLS MATHS & ENGLISH (LEVEL 1 & LEVEL 2)

Please enquire about our English and maths accredited
courses for adults. These are targeted at individuals age 19+
in Hampshire who have not yet achieved a full Level 2
qualification (GCSE Grade C or Level 4 or above) in English
and maths. For more information, please email our Functional
Skills Coordinator at: hampshire.learns@hants.gov.uk

HOW DO I APPLY FOR A HAMPSHIRE LEARNS COURSE?

Applying for all our courses is quick and simple via our online forms:
Hampshire Learns (ACL) Application Form
Hampshire Learns ESOL Course Application Form
(easy read version with translator)
For more information about the courses shown above and links to other adult community
learning courses in Hampshire, please visit our new website and social media sites here:
Hampshire Learns | Hampshire County Council (hants.gov.uk)
You can also search for Hampshire Learns Courses for our providers using our handy
course finder here: Course Finder
Please note that our course dates shown in this flyer may be subject to change and may be
cancelled if the course fails to meet the minimum number of enrolments.