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Community Learning and Skills Open Day

Lifelong Learning centre

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.

Lifelong Learning centre

In attendance will be a range of providers and useful organisations.  These Include:

Dearne Valley College
Fleetmasters Training
Sure Start
DWP
Coalfields Regen Trust
Voluntary Action Barnsley

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There will be information on accessing a wide range of lifelong learning opportunities including:

ICT
Maths
English
Volunteering
Fork Lift truck Training
Volunteering, apprenticeships and more…

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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!

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ICT / Employability Accredited Course – Enrolling Now!

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 info@decv.co.uk 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 visit!

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

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FREE English and Maths for Adults

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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 Nature Day

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

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ICT Course – Places available

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 info@decv.co.uk or pop into the centre if you wish to book a place

DECV’s Pilot project Success

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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.

 

 

OCR Entry Level Award in ICT/Employability skills course

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 info@decv.co.uk or pop into the centre.

GMB Community Organising Project working in partnership with DECV!

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.
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Jobcentre Community Outreach @ DECV

Community advisors for the job centre, working in partnership with DECV are now based in DECV’s public Room (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday), offering advice to people looking for work and training.  As well as lists of current vacancies,  their role is to work out travel plans to help Thurnscoe people get to places of work, CV creation, calculate how you would be affected financially by take-up of a job and what impact this might have on benefits.

” Engaging with a wide variety of jobseekers, from those just seeking advice on a job application form to those seeking training or opportunities to develop work experience. One of the most important issues linked to recruitment and jobseeking is the rise in use of the internet.  Many jobs are only advertised online and often require CV’s to be created and emailed online.  The partnership with DECV is working extremely well, with over 100 jobseekers gaining an ICT qualification and job search skills.”    

For information and booking a slot call 01709 889880 / 01709 890001 or drop into the Library/DECV during normal hours, Monday to Friday (except Wednesday).

 

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