Monday, 31 October 2011

Our 2012 Learning Programme

You may think that the Olympics are the big event of 2012; you could be wrong!!
Our 2012 Learning Programme is the main event of the year for Connecting Learners and is set to produce as many winners and awards as Team GB!
Every Wednesday throughout 2012 will be a ‘Connecting Learners Wednesday’ with a rolling programme of courses and workshops running each week in Cartrefi Cymru’s training rooms in Bangor, Newtown and Bridgend.
Coleg Harlech/WEA, along with expert independent providers, will be delivering the courses and workshops, with accreditation available through Agored Cymru. Learners can start from Entry Level 3 and progress to Level 1 then receive all the information needed to keep on learning through Learndirect and the Open University.
The free courses and qualifications are open to all paid staff and volunteers working for organisations in the in the third sector including Charities, Housing Associations, Social Enterprises and Community Groups.
And what a range of courses and workshops we have for you to choose from...
• Connecting with Computers: A basic ICT course for the terrified, including the “Online Basics” e-learning package
• Money Matters: Great tips for budgeting, maximising your income and minimising yours spending
• Effective Writing: Increase your confidence in writing reports, records or filling in application forms
• Knowing Me, Knowing You: Communication skills, active listening, body language a lots more in just 1 day
• Active Citizenship: Discover how you can make a difference at this 1 day workshop
• Modern Welsh Trades Unions: Understand more about the roles that Trades Unions play in contemporary Wales
• Internet Safety & Security: Learn to explore the wonders of the internet whilst keeping yourself and others safe
• Connecting with Change: Learn ways to cope with a changing working environment with this1 day workshop
• Skill Build: 3 one day workshops focusing on CVs, Application forms and Interviews
• Union Learning Rep (ULR) Taster: A 1 day session exploring how you can help your colleagues as a ULR
Our timetable of events will be available in our Learner Brochure for 2012 which is a guide to fun, free and fascinating learning at work, and will be available in early November.
If you’re lucky enough to get on of those hard to come by tickets for the Olympics we hope you enjoy the spectacle, but admission to our learning programme is free and easy to access, and for more information log on to