Community learning team


The Community Learning team provides short informal courses and advice for adults who are not currently in work or those who have less than a Level 2 qualification (ie GCSE's or NVQ level 1) Our courses are free and some even lead to qualifications. Courses include: Food Safety, First Aid for babies and children and Confidence Building. 

To be offered a free place you will need to:

  • Be 19 and over (except Young Parent courses)
  • Living in Brighton & Hove
  • Unemployed (or working less than 16 hours)
  • On a low income
  • Have no qualifications (or few)

Contact us on (01273) 294 287 or email communitylearning@brighton-hove.gov.uk for information about courses to get you back into learning and volunteering.

Courses for autumn 2014

Click on the links below if you know which course or service you are looking for.

Food safety courses

Level 2 Food Safety – Central Hove
This is a one day course
There is no crèche facility
Dates: Thursday 25 September
Time: 9.30am – 4.30pm
Venue: Hove Town Hall. Norton Rd, Hove BN3 4AH
Tutor: James Aldcroft

Level 2 Food Safety – Central Brighton
This is a one day course
There is no crèche facility
Dates: Monday 3 November
Time: 9.30am – 4.30pm
Venue: Brighton Town Hall. Bartholomew Square. BN1 1JA
Tutor: James Aldcroft

Are you volunteering for a community group, or receiving benefits and hoping to work in catering? A Food & Hygiene certificate is needed by everyone preparing & serving food. This free two day course will provide you with a Level 2 certificate in Food & Hygiene. There is also an assessment at the end of this course.

To book a place call: (01273) 294287

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First aid for babies and children courses

First Aid for Babies and Children - Central Hove
This is a one day course. There is no crèche facility.
Dates: Wednesday 24 September
Time: 10am - 1.15pm
Venue: Hove Town Hall. Norton Rd, Hove BN3 4AH
Tutor: Agnes Munday

First Aid for Babies and Children - Central Brighton
This is a one day course. There is no crèche facility.
Dates: Thursday 27 November
Time: 10am - 1.15pm
Venue: Brighton Town Hall. Bartholomew Square. BN1 1JA
Tutor: Agnes Munday

 

You will find out about: Managing burns and scalds, how to deal with choking, the recovery position and basic life support for babies and children. You will also need to be a local resident to attend this course.

To book a place call: (01273) 294287

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Functional Skills courses

Do you want to brush up on your English or Maths skills and gain a qualification? Free courses at five centres.

Functional Skills - English & Maths
Thursdays
Friends Centre (At Tarner Children's Centre)
10am - 12 Noon
(Crèche available from 9.45am to 12.45pm)
Starts 18 September 2014

Functional Skills - English
Moulsecoomb Primary School 
Wednesdays 1pm - 3pm
Starts 10 September 2014

Functional Skills - Maths
Rudyard Kipling Primary School 
Tuesdays 1- 3pm
Starts 9 September 2014

Functional Skills - Maths
Carlton Hill Primary School
Thursday 1pm - 3pm
Starts 11 September

Interested?
Contact communitylearning@brighton-hove.gov.uk at Community Learning on (01273) 294287 for more details.

Teenage parents and parents to be

Free local courses. We can provide bus tickets for those who do not live in walking distance.

Family Learning [supporting your child] courses in local schools. Moving On [confidence building] courses in local settings. Functional Skills English and Maths [Brush up on your English and maths and get a qualification at Level 1 or 2]

Functional Skills English and Maths
Brush up on your English and maths skills and get a qualification at Level 1 or 2.

Functional Skills - English & Maths
Friends Centre (At Tarner Children's Centre)
Thursdays 10am - 12 Noon
(Crèche available from 9.45am to 12.45pm)
Starts 18 September 2014

Functional Skills - English
Moulsecoomb Primary School
Wednesdays 1pm - 3pm
Starts 10 September 2014

Functional Skills - Maths
Rudyard Kipling Primary School
Tuesdays 1- 3pm
Starts 9 September 2014

Functional Skills - Maths
Carlton Hill Primary School
Thursday 1pm - 3pm
Starts 11 September

For those who have attended at least one of our long courses we can offer places on our shorter courses:
First Aid for Babies and Children [simple first aid skills and what to do in an emergency]
Food Safety [Level 2 Food and Hygiene Certificate for those planning to go into the catering industry]

Interested?
E: communitylearning@brighton-hove.gov.uk
Or call: (01273) 294287

Or you can contact our outreach worker for young parents: Christine Mendez call: 07795336412   E: christina.mendez@brighton-hove.gov.uk
Leave your name and contact phone number and the name of the course that interests you.

 

Information, advice and guidance service (IAG)

Information about IAGs at Children’s Centres
Perhaps you are not sure about what course to take next? We can offer you free personal support to help you find the information you need.

We can offer you:
• An individual session to discuss what you are interested in
• Information on other courses and services
• Impartial guidance to help you make the right choices
• Advice on volunteering and training

Contact us

You can contact our advice staff via your local Children’s Centre, or call directly:

Christina Mendez 
Central Brighton (Tarner) Queens Park, Eastern Road and Woodingdean
(01273) 294186 / 0779 533 6412

Georgina Basset
West Hove, Clarendon, Portland Road and Portslade
(01273) 293583 / 0779 533 5993

Email: communitylearning@brighton-hove.gov.uk

Learning across the city

Many organisations in Brighton and Hove offer opportunities for adults to learn. Some of these are voluntary or charitable organisations, and some are supported by the government’s Skills Funding Agency to provide education for those who might not have had opportunities whilst at school. There are also private learning providers offering learning opportunities across the city. You can find out more by visiting: http://www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/content/children-and-education/community-learning-team/directory-adult-learning-providers-courses

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