Training

Are you interested in learning something new?

Would you like to take a course in a friendly environment where your children can be looked after in our on-site Nursery?

Preston Road Women’s Centre offers a range of accredited and non-accredited courses.  We are a recognized learning centre for the Skills Education Group (formerly Open College Network) and our courses generally run over 5 weeks, one day per week.  Crèche facilities are available for some of the courses; please contact the centre for more details.

**In light of recent Covid 19 restrictions we have adapted our delivery and are unable to meet the demand for onsite training.  We are however offering the opportunity to complete your training online.  We now offer a wide range of courses both our usual core offerings and some new, exciting opportunities that can be completed in a shorter timeframe.  This new online option gives learners greater flexibility and control over their learning as it can be completed in the comfort of their own home after work or after the kids have gone to bed.

If you've always wanted to complete a course with us but couldn't before because it clashed with work - now you can!  Read through our options below.

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Find below our list of core courses.  These are completed over a 5 to 6 week period and for our online delivery will be supported by online video sessions with your course tutor.

Volunteer Training

You will develop an awareness of women’s issues and learn about confidentiality policies. Upon completion of the course you may become a volunteer at the centre and develop essential skills. This is an accredited module available at Level 2.  Online option available.

Understanding Abusive Relationships (Domestic Violence)

An interesting course which looks at Domestic Violence and Abuse, it covers Power and Control and the reasons/excuses for abuse. This is also an accredited module available at Level 2/3.  Online option available provisionally.

Self Development & Confidence

Course Looks at how you treat others and how people treat you, aims to improve your self-worth and self esteem. It also builds up your confidence. Accredited module at Level 2.  Online option available.

Applying for Work and Interview Skills

A course to build confidence to gain employment giving you the tools to look for and apply for work, increasing your chances of gaining employment.  This course is also accredited at Level 2.  Online option available.

Independent Living Skills: Female Tenancy Course

A course designed to explore the concepts of empowerment and independence, self-sufficiency, your rights as a tenant and community within the context of being a female tenant.  Currently available online.

**Below is a list of our shorter courses, all available online.  Once enrolled you will have 28 days access to the course in order to complete it.  Each course should take a minimum of 8 hours to a maximum of 10 hours to complete at your own pace.

Self-Esteem v Confidence

This course takes a closer look at the concepts of Self-Esteem and Confidence and allows learners to explore their definition, how to build them and what impacts negatively on both.  At the end you will have a set of tools that you can draw from to strengthen both.

Wellbeing Today

This course takes a look at the concepts of stress and improving overall wellbeing.  Learners will explore how stress affects the body and why a holistic approach is important.  On finishing the course you will have a host of tools to use to help minimize stress and improve overall wellbeing.

What is Feminism?

In this bite-size course, learners will have an introduction to the concept of Feminism.  Learners will explore the definition and assumptions made about Feminism, the history and the impact.  On finishing the course learners will have a theoretical base knowledge of the subject matter.

Developing Your Cultural Intelligence

In an increasing global community, it is important now more than ever to develop key understanding between different communities.  On this course leaners will explore the concepts of culture and diversity, the impact on the community and the benefits of building your cultural intelligence.

Please be aware that in light of Covid 19 restrictions our Arts and Crafts offering is currently unavailable.

PLEASE CONTACT THE CENTRE ON 01482 790310 FOR FURTHER INFO

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