Free Community Learning Workshops & Courses in May

Somerset Skills & Learning (SS&L) have a jampacked schedule for May bringing you a whole range of workshops and courses. All the courses are online for now, but they are looking forward to starting a select number of in-person classes from June. For now, get cosy at home and see what you could learn this May! We've outlined the courses on offer below:

4th May: Make a Magical Monster Book! – A 90 minute workshop for adults and kids alike, crafting a concertina-style book that folds out to reveal a plethora of terrifying monster surprises…

4th May: Improve Your Memory a 3-hour workshop exploring different effective memory techniques for life, work and study.

7th May: Understanding Stress, Anxiety & Low Mood – a four-week course providing knowledge and management techniques to improve health and wellbeing.

10th May: British Sign Language ONE SPACE REMAINING! – a 10-week introductory course to BSL

10th May: Mental Health Awareness Course – improve your knowledge of mental health, debunk the myths and gain awareness of how to recognise poor mental health

10th May: Applying For Jobs With Confidence – looking for a new job? This workshop is for you!

11th May: Effective Time Management – a course for anyone who wants to manage their time better and enhance productivity

12th May: A Beginner’s Guide to Being in the Moment – you may have heard people talking about being ‘in the moment’, but what does it really mean?

12th May: Healthy Eating for Children – a workshop for parents, carers or anyone working in childcare who’d like to learn more about promoting healthy eating

13th May: Autism Awareness Taster Session – a taster workshop for anyone considering working or supporting someone with Autism

17th May: How to Succeed in Your Job Interview – got an interview coming up? Get confident with our short online interview workshop!

18th May: Expressive Creative Writing Taster – learn how to practise expressive creative writing and apply it to your own life

19th May: Developing Emotional Resilience – gain the knowledge, tools and resources to develop and build your personal resilience

20th May: Developing Assertive Communication and Behaviours – assertive communication is beneficial in both our personal and professional lives – learn more in our 2-part workshop

20th May: Turkish Pattern Making: Shamza Workshop – Shamza, meaning ‘little sun’, is a beautiful intricate pattern found commonly in Turkey and other Middle Eastern Countries. Learn to paint your own!

21st May: Caring For Yourself in Times of Uncertainty – learn about different methods of self-care during these uncertain times

24th May: Applying the 5 Ways to Wellbeing – learn about the 5 ways to wellbeing, and how to apply these practically to your life

25th May: Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools Taster – are you interested in working in a school setting? This taster course explains your options and how to reach your goals

26th May: Craft Your Own Concertina Keepsake Book create your own memory book full of secret pockets, compartments and pages to fill with something special

Please feel free to share these courses with anyone who might enjoy getting involved!

*SS&L Community Learning Workshops and Courses are free for anybody aged 19+, who lives in WECA (B&NES, Bristol and South Gloucester) or Somerset, and has lived in the UK for the last three years.