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DECV receives funding from Co-Op’s Local Community Fund

DECV receives funding from Co-Op’s Local Community Fund

We are extremely pleased to announce we have received funding from the Co-Op.  Saturday morning saw DECV Trustee Brian Walker pick up a cheque for £3234.28 from Bolton Upon Dearne’s Co-Op store. The money has been raised by Co-Op members and has been raised for DECV to help with the running costs of the centre.  The money comes from Co-op members who take part in The Co-op Local Community Fund which is Co-ops way of giving back to their members and their communities.

The Dearne Electronic Community Village (DECV) is a charity based in the village of Thurnscoe,  experiencing high levels of disadvantage, they educate and empower people to take positive lead of their lives, through classes in ICT and employability skills. Massive thanks to all at the Co-op and the wonderful customers!

HOW DO YOU BECOME A MEMBER?

You pay £1 to become a member and this buys you a share in Co-op, which gives you:

  • 5% back to spend next time when you buy Co-op products
  • a share of their profits if they do well
  • the right to vote on how they do business
  • 1% of what you spend on local causes near you

WHAT IS THE CO-OP LOCAL COMMUNITY FUND?

The £3234.28 has been raised by Co-op members who purchased selected products and services from Co-op Group businesses.  1% of what you spend on selected, Co-op own-brand products goes into your local community fund and the money raised by all the members in your community, together with money from shopping bag sales, helps to fund local projects in the area where you live.

Any money raised by members who don’t select a cause is added to the money raised from shopping bag sales and shared equally between the causes in their local area.

ICT and Employability in the Community – DECV

DECV (Dearne Electronic Community Village) has a proven track record supporting many people living in the Dearne with all aspects of gaining Computer skills and searching and applying for a job. People can 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 and help with Online job search and applications.

There will also be the opportunity to take part in our popular computer courses, accredited with OCR.  If you need help finding work and want to gain a qualification in ICT please call 01709 889880 or 07813022087 and speak to our Qualified and experienced tutor about booking your place.

Activities Include:

Word Processing
Internet
Email
Spreadsheets
CV Creation
Application Forms
Interview Advice
Using Universal Jobmatch
Universal Credit
Register and search/apply with CV Library / Reed / Indeed / Monster
Careers Advice
Progression opportunities
Volunteering
Learn my Way Online Course
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ICT & Employability Workshops at DECV

Dearne Electronic Community Village 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 our popular computer courses, accredited with OCR.  If you need help finding work and want to gain a qualification in ICT please call 01709 889880 and speak to our tutor about booking your place.

 

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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.  These courses are subject to funding.

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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

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.

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

DECV – Silver Surfers digital inclusion Course

Are you 55 or over?
Baffled by computers, tablets, smartphones or the Internet?
Like to learn more in a stress-free, relaxed environment?

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Call us on 01709 889880 to sign up for a course!

We will be starting our new program of courses, at our lifelong learning centre, starting Mondays and Fridays in Feb 2016. Each course consists of around 8 two-hour sessions on the same morning or afternoon for eight weeks.  

Our no cost training sessions take place throughout the year at the Lifelong Learning Centre in Thurnscoe and are run by our experienced tutorand volunteers.

All courses are taught at a gentle pace and there is no pressure or exam at the end. There is always time to ask questions or go over things again. The tutorials highlight the main points from each course.

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First Steps

An introduction to computers and the internet for beginners or for people who want to brush up their computer skills.

Internet and Email

This teaches you how to use the internet and email in more detail and includes how to send and receive email attachments, how to send links to websites in emails and how to download and install new programs from the internet.
Computer Housekeeping

This course is designed to help people keep their computer running smoothly and in a well organised way. Now that Windows 10 is availible, we will also look at how to upgrade for free and without too much stress! The course is also to help people avoid some of the most common perils that can be encountered on the Internet such as viruses, spyware, malware, phishing and the like.

Get To Grips with your Tablet/Smartphone

A course for people who own a tablet or smartphone (Android or Ipad/Iphone). The course covers subjects such as browsing the web, using email, connecting to wifi, making and receiving calls, using voicemail, sending and receiving texts, adding/deleting/editing contact information, downloading new apps, uninstalling apps, organising your desktop. Participants can provide their own device for this course or you can use one of our ipads..

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Digital Imaging

This course teaches how to download images from a digital camera or smartphone and then managed those images. Topics include organising, editing, renaming, backing-up and sharing images. The main program we use to achieve all of this is Picassa, which is free.

Microsoft Office
Learn the basics of Microsoft Word, Access, Powerpoint, Publisher and Microsoft Excel. Ask at the centre for more details.

We can also run a ‘tailored’ course on I.T. , Digital Photography, Web Design, Music technology related subjects where there is sufficient interest.

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Email: info@decv.co.uk If you wish to speak to Rory, the I.T. tutor, call 07813022087 / 01709 889880

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

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.

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.

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