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Inspiration for learningSkills crafters

Inspiration for learningSkills crafters

Feb 15, 2016

Lovely article in the Sheilds Gazette about one of our Pottery tutors Lindsey Grieves who recently took her Ceramics business on tour to France. Lindsey teaches Pottery at Bensham Grove and is inspirational to all crafters thinking about starting their own business. If you would like to know more about learning about crafting for leisure or enterprise; call us...

Apprentices feedback on their experience with learningSkills

Apprentices feedback on their experience with learningSkills

Dec 20, 2015

learningSkills Apprentices give us outstanding feedback. Here are just a few of those comments about the tutors/assessors. “….I had an amazing assessor,…who was wonderful all throughout…” “Very supportive.” “I felt the overall experience was good…” Here are just a few of those comments about their...

Breakout Programme

Breakout Programme

Dec 7, 2015

People with learning disabilities have gained significant improvement in independence, confidence and employability through the Breakout Programme. This Pilot programme was developed in September 2014 and has had amazing success in its first year. It engages with young people aged 16 to 24 with a range of learning disabilities and develops the skills they need...

GCSE Maths – 86% gain Exam Success

GCSE Maths – 86% gain Exam Success

Oct 21, 2015

 This year the Skills For Life team began delivering GCSEs in maths. The course was led by Sarah Richardson who created new and invigorating resources to support the class and in June seven learners completed the exam. The learners had various reasons for completing the course, from needing it to succeed at work, to not having enjoyed maths in the school...

Mother becomes a Family Learning champion

Mother becomes a Family Learning champion

Jan 8, 2015

Beverly Orr first approached Family Learning at Wardley Children’s Centre in 2009. Bev wanted to get involved with learning based around her child. Her son, Tyler, was then 1 year old (using the Family Learning crèche) and Bev attended Family Learning courses throughout the next 2-3 years. She was able to gain skills and abilities to help her son with early...

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