All courses will be run via Zoom, and while a laptop would be advantageous, they can be accessed on a smartphone with video conferencing capabilities if this is the only option. To find out more and get on the waiting list, please email: The courses below are free for anyone over the age of 19 who is not currently in work or earning less than £17,004 per year. Kelly.Vaughan-Watkins@bathcollege.ac.uk
1. Supersize your support skills 9.30-12:00 Tues 19th, 26th Jan, 2nd and 9th Feb
Learn the basics of supporting people, which can be used at work, at home or as a volunteer, this 2.5 hour x 4 session course covers person centred support, listening and communication skills, signposting, the cycle of change, empathy, being non judgemental and the importance of self-care.
2. Advanced communication skills 1.30-16:00 Thurs 21st and 28th Jan
2.5 hr x2 session suitable for anyone who needs excellent listening skills for either work or home, course includes learning some basic counselling skills including Rogers' core conditions for good communication and listening. This interactive and engaging course is run by a supportive and experienced tutor.
3.Educating kids at home 7-9pm Tues 19th and 26th Jan, 2nd and 9th Feb (2 courses of 2x2 hour sessions).
This short course is facilitated by a supportive, friendly tutor with extensive experience of home educating children. It includes engaging children in learning, giving feedback and encouragement, supporting parents with challenging behaviour, lesson planning and creative tools to enhance learning
4. Level up your personal communication skills 9.30-12:00 Tues 16th and 23rd Feb and 2nd and 9th March
2.5hr x4 session. Whether talking with your partner, adult offspring, mum, boss, teenager, grandad or colleague we can all sometimes fall into patterns of relating that make things worse rather than better. In this course you will learn how to improve your communication skills and relationships, whatever the issue. This engaging and interactive course is run by a friendly and experienced tutor.
5. Improve your communication skills 10-12.30 Wed 20th and 27th Jan
2.5hrx2 session, Improve your communication skills with this short course facilitated by a friendly, warm tutor, learn how to listen well, make yourself understood in a variety of situations and overcome barriers to communication.
6. Look after yourself 10-12.30 Thurs Feb 4th, 11th and 18th
2.5hrx3 session Learn self-care and wellbeing strategies that can be used by you or others to help in these tough times includes relaxation, stress management, support, wellbeing and self awareness. This course is suitable for all and the tutor is welcoming and supportive.
7. Stay motivated! 10-12.30 Mon 15th and 22nd Feb and 1st March
2.5 hour x3 session in these difficult times it can be hard to hold on to our motivation, we will look at goal setting, working with your natural motivation style, self-compassion and strategies for staying motivated. The course is suitable for all and the tutor is welcoming and supportive.
8. Ways to wellbeing 1.30-4 Mon 1st, 8th and 15th Feb
2.5 x 3 session The pandemic has impacted us all and for many decreased our wellbeing and resilience. This course aims to change that, using the 'Five Ways to Wellbeing' (developed by the NEF) Looking at ways you can connect, give, be active, learn and take notice, to improve your overall wellbeing. This course is fun and interactive and facilitated by a friendly, supportive tutor.
9. Develop your potential 10-12.30 Fri 12th, 19th, 26th March
2.5hr x 3 session Facilitated by a supportive, friendly tutor, this interactive course will help you assess what is working in your life and what you'd like to change, and then help you understand your personality, increase your motivation, see where you would like to set some goals and to develop your potential.
10. Practical Routines for wellbeing 10-12.30 Thurs 11th, 18th and 25th March
2.5hr x 3 session Struggling to sleep during the current situation? Finding yourself unmotivated or having problems with relaxing? This course will help you find appropriate strategies, routines and support to help with resilience and wellbeing. The approachable, warm tutor will support you to find what works best for you and the course is suitable for all.
11. Get that job! 10-12.30 Fri April 2nd, 9th and 16th
2.5 hrs x 4 sessions - lockdown need not be a barrier to job hunting, we will cover CV writing, online job sites, types of work and jobs, training options, ways to build your CV and experience, staying motivated and building confidence. Run by an approachable and warm tutor this engaging course is for anyone who is job hunting, or wanting to make a change.