Student success: A star in ICT

20160614_094024Alka Champaneri, expert WEA tutor for ICT is very pleased with her student’s work and progress this term. Jonathan Fletcher has received Distinctions in all exams taken on the OCR Text and Word Processing course at 101.

Alka says: “He is such a helpful member of the group and has produced an excellent “mailmerge” help guide checklist for the students.  He is also now working on Doc Pres II.   He is a pleasure to teach.”

OCR Text and Word Processing will be offered in the Autumn term 2016, starting on Tuesday 20 September 2016 for 20 weeks. The details are as follows:

Time: 9.15am – 2.15 pm(with a half hour lunch break included)

Days:  Tuesday

Venue: 101 Hinckley Road, Leicester, LE3 0TD

Tutor: Alka Champaneri

Please ring to book a place on (0116) 255 6614 or email us with your name and expression of interest at 101leicester@wea.org.uk.

Alternatively you can enrol online at: https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online

 

 

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Student achievements: New course at Deacon and Hardy

Service users at the WEA partner organisation have been very pleased with the new Art course offered at their premises at Wigston Gardens. Expert WEA tutor Kate Keal, started teaching a group of service users on Fridays in the Summer term of 2016 and the students have produced some beautiful art pieces which are being used to decorate the extended premises in Wigston.

Helen Stainby of D&H says: “Kate has managed to build a very good rapport with our service user in a short space of time. They have completed various complex project and are very proud of their achievements. We look forward to continuing the Art courses with Kate in the Autumn term.

Targeted Disability Provision (TDP) courses are run at 101 and in partnership with other organisations and are for adults with learning disabilities.

Additional Art courses include:

Art and Crafts for everyone, Starting Tuesday 20 September 2016 from 1.15pm – 3.45pm for 8 weeks with Annie Kinchington.

Exploring botanical drawing and painting, Starting Tuesday 20 September 2016 from 10.15am – 12.15pm and 1.00pm – 3.00pm for 10 weeks with Annabel Barratt.

Creative Card Making, Starting Thursday 6th October 2016 from 12.30pm – 2.30pm for 7 weeks with Angela Cutting.

Please ring to book a place on (0116) 255 6614 or email us with your name and expression of interest at 101leicester@wea.org.uk.

Alternatively you can enrol online at: https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online

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Student Achievements in English

The Tuesday morning English class at 101 has celebrated a fantastic achievement record.

Their tutor, Ros Taylor says, ‘The students have done a great job this term, supporting and encouraging one another. Their achievement record shows just how committed they are to their learning.’

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English courses are due to be offered again in the Autumn term 2016. These are:

English Improvers L1, Starting Monday 19 September 2016 from 9.30am – 11.30am for 10 weeks

English Practice, Starting Monday 19 September 2016 from 12.30pm – 2.30pm for 10 weeks.

English Entry Levels, Starting Tuesday 21 September 2016 from 9.30am – 11.30am for 10 weeks.

The courses will be held at 101 Hinckley Road, Leicester, LE3 0TD.

Please ring to book a place on (0116) 255 6614 or email us with your name and expression of interest at 101leicester@wea.org.uk.

Alternatively you can enrol online at: https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online

 

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Student Achievements: IT for Me

Students on the TDP course, IT for Me have learnt how to use a new software application in the Summer Term of 2016: Microsoft Publisher 2010.WEA tutor Nusrat Hathiari wanted them to learn desktop publishing skills after they have learnt the basics of Word, Excel and PowerPoint. They have used their new found skills to create birthday cards for fellow class members and thank you cards for the teachers and support staff. This is what the students had to say:

Becky: I feel as though I am able to create such advanced birthday cards and Nus lets us use our imagination freely. I have really enjoyed using Publisher this term.

Lee: I have created several posters but enjoyed creating one celebrating the LCFC win the most. Nus has advised me to study the Level 1 Clait course which I am looking forward to in September 2016.

Christopher: I am delighted when I see the faces of my friends and family when I give them the cards I created during the session. Avani is a wonderful support tutor without whom I would not be able to complete my learning outcomes. I look forward to returning in September 2016.

Service users from Deacon and Hardy, WEA partner organisation also benefit from attending the course and are pleased with their progress.

Stephen: I look forward to this course every Wednesday. Both Shaz and Nus support me when needed and encourage me when I feel down.

Gail: Even if I miss a session, I always ask Nus to give Shaz the work to catch up on at home. I have learnt so many new skills and am proud of my achievements.

Targeted Disability Provision (TDP) courses are run at 101 and in partnership with other organisations and are for adults with learning disabilities.

Please ring us on (0116) 255 6614 or email us with your name and expression of interest for further information about TDP courses at nhathiari@wea.org.uk

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Book now for the Autumn term

We are now taking bookings for the Autumn Term. Courses we are offering at 101 are:

Creative Card Making

Art and Crafts for everyone

Exploring botanical drawing and painting

BCS Digital Skills and ECDL

OCR Entry Level 3, CLAiT Levels 1 and 2, Text and Word Processing

Maths – Entry Level and Level 1

ESOL – Entry Levels

English – improvers, entry levels and practice

Spanish and French

Courses begin Monday 19 September 2016.

Call into the front office, 101 Hinckley Road, Leicester LE3 0TD (click for opening hours) or call 0116 255 6614 or email us: 101leicester@wea.org.uk for further information or expression of interest

 

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Student Success: English

Experienced WEA English Tutor Ros Taylor has had real success this term with her students.

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This is what one of her students, Ann Wills had to say:

I have learnt such a lot from my English classes. I have learnt lots of new words and my confidence has really grown. I feel better about myself now.It’s my ambition to be a book-keeper but I know I have to improve at reading to do that. I also want to be more independent, so I will keep on practising. I have just passed my E1 English, my first ever exam.”

If you would like to brush up your English (and maths) skills, then new courses are starting in the Autumn term, week commencing Monday 19th September 2016.

We offer small classes where you can meet new friends, as well as improving your reading, writing and listening skills.   Call 0116 255 6614 to book your place or pop into 101 Hinckley Road, Leicester LE3 0TD (we’re near the lighting shop on the junction with Fosse Road South) to discuss what’s on offer.

 

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Student success: Lee Watts

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Lee Watts student on the TDP courses – Working creatively with words and IT for me has made excellent progress this term. He has worked hard to write an inspired letter of congratulations to the Leicester City Football Club and created an imaginative poster gracing the walls of the office at 101. Nusrat Hathiari, course tutor has recognised his achievements and advised him to undertake extended study to increase his skills set. He has 100% attendance so far and is planning to pursue further courses by beginning a ICT User Skills Level 1 course from September 2016.

Targeted Disability Provision (TDP) courses are run at 101 and in partnership with other organisations and are for adults with learning disabilities.

Please ring us on (0116) 255 6614 or email us with your name and expression of interest for further information about TDP courses at nhathiari@wea.org.uk

 

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