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Starting July 2015 – Computer sessions for the over 55’s
To book a place phone 01709 889880 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
This course is aimed at users over 55 who may not have access to a PC at home, and would like to grow their skills in using the Internet for browsing, Online Shopping, Social Networking and also getting to grips with Digital Photos and online security. The course has been funded by Awards For All.
The program will be available on a daily basis; activities will range from basic unaccredited confidence building classes, providing useful practical skills, up to a nationally recognised qualification at entry level 3 (OCR Entry ICT). Small class numbers and where necessary even one to one tuition will be delivered.
The primary focus of the support will be confidence building in basic ICT – Word / Internet usage / Email Communication / Social Networking / Online shopping / Internet / Security. Its expected some learners at age 55-65 will need help with employability skills / Universal Jobmatch and jobsearch. You will also be able to bring your own laptop or tablet but computers are provided.
The social aspect is very important to the project and the trainer and volunteers will promote this, with a friendly, relaxed atmosphere and plenty of refreshments!
Call now to book a place!
Venue – DECV / Thurnscoe Library – Lifelong Learning Centre
12th February 2015
10.00am – 16.00pm
GMB Working Towards Work and DECV are holding a Community Learning and Skills Open day.
In attendance will be a range of providers and useful organisations. These Include:
Dearne Valley College
Coalfields Regen Trust
Voluntary Action Barnsley
There will be information on accessing a wide range of lifelong learning opportunities including:
Fork Lift truck Training
Volunteering, apprenticeships and more…
A free buffet lunch will be laid on for all participants.
Everyone is welcome so come and join us. Your next career move could be just around the corner!
Our popular OCR Entry Level 3 Award in ICT course is re-starting. Sessions (small group and where possible 1 to 1) will cover Word Processing, Internet, Email, CV preperation, Online Jobsearch and online applications using Universal Jobmatch. You will also have access to outreach workers who can help with CV’s, Job applications etc who are on-site at DECV. You must be unemployed and aged 19 or over to access these particular courses which are funded by and Coalfields Regen Trust.
Please contact Rory Garforth on 01709 889880 / 07813022087, email email@example.com or pop into the centre if you wish to book a place.
The Course is accredited by OCR and runs Mon – Fri (9.00am – 5.00pm). For 1 to 1 or small group tuition you must book in advance.
Father Christmas visited DECV / Library on his way to the The Big Local’s Winter Wonderland on Friday 12th December 2014! What a great turn out! Many thanks to Brian Walker for the images.
The Big Locals facebook page is HERE
FREE English and Maths for Adults
There are many reasons to brush up on your English and Maths skills and gain a formal qualification. Whether you’re looking to achieve a new career or promotion, looking to improve skills you already have, or a parent struggling to help your children with their homework, studying for an up-to-date free Functional English and Maths qualification at Dearne Valley College might be the route for you!
Achieving an up-to-date formal qualification will demonstrate to prospective employers that you have the English and Maths skills that they are looking for and give you a leading edge. It could help you to beat off the competition for new positions or promotion opportunities.
Here at Dearne Valley College, we try as much as possible to fit around your commitments. The best part is …. the English and Maths courses are absolutely free!
You will be provided with a warm and welcoming learning environment and will receive a wealth of support from your Tutors.
Thurnscoe Lifelong Learning Centre (DECV)
Tuesday and Thursday mornings (students to attend both sessions) – English
Tuesday and Thursday afternoons (students to attend both sessions) – Maths
To book a place on a course or receive further information, feel free to give the college a call on 01709 513355 or DECV on 01709 889880.
Phoenix Park, Thurnscoe
The event is a Nature day with activities for all ages, from families to people interested
in Natural History.
Phoenix Park Nature Day
Thu 7th August, 4-8pm
Our popular OCR Entry Level 3 Award in ICT course is re-starting on the 30th June 2014. Sessions (small group and where possible 1 to 1) will cover Word Processing, Internet, Email, CV preperation, Online Jobsearch and online applications using Universal Jobmatch. You will also have access to outreach jobcentre workers who can help with CV’s, Job applications etc who are on-site at DECV. You must be unemployed and aged 19 or over to access this particular course which is funded by Humber Learning Consortium. There are only 40 places, so book quick! Please contact Rory Garforth on 01709 889880 / 07813022087, email firstname.lastname@example.org or pop into the centre if you wish to book a place
OCR Entry (3) ICT Awards & Award in Life & Living Skills
Well done to all 40 students who completed the OCR ICT Qualification and the award in Life & Living Skills. A massive thanks to Barnsley Ward Alliance and BMBC who funded us for this successful 6 month pilot project! Many thanks to our partners, Dearne Valley College, Goldthorpe Jobcentre and CRT. 10 learners from the project managed to secure employment.
It is hoped further funding can be secured to continue our work helping local residents back into work.
Our popular OCR Entry Level Award in ICT/Employability skills course is re-starting on the 25th November 2013. Sessions (small group and where possible 1 to 1) will cover Word Processing, Internet, Email, CV preperation, Online Jobsearch, online applications and Universal Jobmatch. You will also have access to an outreach jobcentre worker who can help with CV’s, Job applications etc.
You must be unemployed to access this particular course which is funded by Barnsley Council. There are only 40 places, so book quick!
Please contact Rory Garforth on 01709 889880 / 07813022087 if you wish to book a place, email email@example.com or pop into the centre.
DECV’s Lifelong Learning Centre has had a major upgrade to its computers thanks to GMB Community Organising Project, in partnership with the Union Learn and DECV.
The Community Organising Project has been working in Thurnscoe for over a year with DECV to improve access to their centre and has now invested to increase the amount of computers at the centre and fund new equipment. This has been achieved with the support of the Union Learn and the wider GMB, its members and activists.
The staff at DECV, are constantly fighting to secure funding for their charity which provides invaluable support to those who wish to access education, always free of charge.
The event to unveil the new learning centre was attended by many of the centres supporters and GMB members and activists. Tim Roach, GMB regional secretary, spoke at the event describing the work that was done there as invaluable. John Heely, Labour MP for the Dearne Valley, and the founding minister of the Union Learning fund, also sung the centres praises, pointing to the essential link between GMB activists involved in the centre, namely the Shop Steward at the library where the charity is based, Annette Gollick, and the support of the union as a whole.