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New Computer Suite Launch!

DECV / GMB Open Day – New Computer Suite Launch

Many thanks to John Healey MP for attending the opening of our new computer suite at DECV, alongside the leader of Barnsley Council Steve Houghton, local councillors Pauline Phillips and Annette Gollick and representatives for GMB and Dearne Valley College. The new resources were obtained through funds donated by the GMB Trade Union Learning Project. DECV now has 8 new computers, enabling the continued delivery of lifelong learning opportunities to the local community.  The Suite will mainly be used for ICT and Employability Skills Training in the centre.

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DECV – ICT & Employability Course

With support from Sport Relief, Coalfields Regeneration Trust and the Dearne Development Team we are supporting many people living in the Dearne with all aspects of searching and applying for a job, as well as gaining accreditation in ICT.   People will be able to make the most of one-to-one / small group support with searching for jobs, writing CVs and covering letters, completing applications, preparing for an interview, as well as information on universal job match and other job jobsites. There will also be the opportunity to take part in basic computer courses, accredited up to Entry level 3 with OCR.

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We offer Employability activities alongside our popular ICT programmes. Activities include:

Word Processing
Internet
Email
Spreadsheets
CV Creation
Application Forms
Interview Advice
Using Universal Jobmatch
Register with CV Library / Reed / Indeed / Moster
Careers Advice
Progression opportunities
Volunteering

Our Young @ Heart Program offers sessions for older learners (55+) who want to get to grips with the latest technology. Subjects Include Microsoft Office, Photography, Social Media, Online Shopping / Banking, Using Tablets, Smart Phones…..Please phone for availability.

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Monday (9-5) – Employability & ICT Workshop
Tuesday (9-5) – Employability & ICT Workshop
Wed (9-5) – Employability & ICT Workshop
Thurs (9-5) – Employability & ICT Workshop
Friday (9-5) – Employability & ICT Workshop

Call Rory Garforth on 01709 889880 or 07813022087 to book a place or find out more information. Alternatively email info@decv.co.uk

ICT – Digital Inclusion – Courses

Call Rory Garforth on 01709 889880 or 07813022087 to book a place or find out more information. Alternatively email info@decv.co.uk

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Activities  on our popular ICT course include:

Word Processing
Internet
Email
Spreadsheets
CV Creation

Need help with the following?

Application Forms
Interview Advice
Using Universal Jobmatch
Register with CV Library / Reed / Indeed / Monster
Progression opportunities
Volunteering

We are supporting many people living in the Dearne with all aspects of searching and applying for a job. People will be able to make the most of one-to-one / small group support with searching for jobs, writing CVs and covering letters, completing applications, preparing for an interview, as well as information on universal job match. There will also be the opportunity to take part in basic computer courses, accredited at Entry level 3 with OCR.

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The Young @ Heart Digital Inclusion Program offers sessions for older learners who want to get to grips with the latest technology. Subjects Include Microsoft Office, Photography, Social Media, Online Shopping / Banking / Security / Using Tablets, Smart Phones…..

Monday (9-5) – Silver Surfer Digital Inclusion Workshop sessions (55+)
Tuesday (9-5) –  ICT Workshop (OCR Award in ICT)
Wed (9-5) –  ICT Workshop (OCR Award in ICT)
Thurs (9-5) – ICT Workshop (OCR Award in ICT)
Friday (9-5) – Silver Surfer Digital Inclusion Workshop Sessions (55+)

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Call Rory Garforth on 01709 889880 or 07813022087 to book a place or find out more information. Alternatively email info@decv.co.uk

DECV ICT & Employability Workshops

We are supporting many people living in the Dearne with all aspects of searching and applying for a job. People will be able to make the most of one-to-one / small group support with searching for jobs, writing CVs and covering letters, completing applications, preparing for an interview, as well as information on universal job match. There will also be the opportunity to take part in basic computer courses, accredited up to Entry level 3 with OCR.

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We offer Employability activities alongside our popular ICT programmes. Activities include:

Word Processing
Internet
Email
Spreadsheets
CV Creation
Application Forms
Interview Advice
Using Universal Jobmatch
Register with CV Library / Reed / Indeed / Moster
Careers Advice
Progression opportunities
Volunteering

The Young @ Heart Program offers sessions for older learners (55+) who want to get to grips with the latest technology.  Subjects Include Microsoft Office, Photography, Social Media, Online Shopping / Banking, Using Tablets, Smart Phones…..Please phone for availability.

VAB 1

Monday (9-5) – Employability & ICT Workshop 
Tuesday (9-5) – Employability & ICT Workshop
Wed        (9-5) – Employability & ICT Workshop
Thurs     (9-5) – Employability & ICT Workshop
Friday    (9-5) – Employability & ICT Workshop 

Call Rory Garforth on 01709 889880 or 07813022087 to book a place or find out more information.  Alternatively email info@decv.co.uk

The Young @ Heart ICT Course (55+) – Enroling now!

Starting July 2015 – Computer sessions for the over 55’s

To book a place phone 01709 889880 or email info@decv.co.uk

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.

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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!

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.

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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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