Online Learning

Interested in Learning Online?

CARE is continually developing online courses to be run completely digitally which you can enroll upon and complete from the comfort of your own home! These course’s are free and funded by Staffordshire Community Learning.

Current courses open for enrollment:

⭐️  CARE Personal Development: Getting Ready For Volunteering Or Work (23/09/21 – 28/10/2021)

This on-line course will help you improve your wellbeing, feel more confident and support your next step towards volunteering or work.

Learn how to plan your career and how to achieve success, this course will help you become a more effective, organised and positive person. Personal development is key to satisfaction and growth in all aspects of life and work. Learn how to feel more confident with – technology and staying safe on-line, being part of a team, planning your time, making decisions, developing a positive approach, setting personal goals.

Online delivery via secure learning blog and/or closed Facebook group.

Dates: Thursdays 10.00am 23/09/2021 to 28/10/2021 (6 Sessions)

⭐️ Start Sketching And Drawing! (23/09/2021 – 28/11/2021)

This course will introduce you to some basic sketching materials, resources, skills and techniques to give you the confidence to create drawings of your own. Learn to sketch objects, portraits, animals, shade, make your sketches 3d and much more!

Online delivery via secure learning blog and/or close Facebook group.

Dates: Thursdays, 10.00am 23/09/2021 to 28/11/2021 (6 sessions)

⭐️ Watercolour Painting – Landscapes (18/08/2021 – 29/09/2021)

This is a great new course helping you progress your knowledge and understanding of watercolour painting and techniques to give you the confidence to create your own landscape art with this medium. Follow a proffessional artist step by step creating a range of landscape art from mountain scenes, seascapes, woodlands and much more, learning techniques along the way.

Online delivery via secure learning blog and/or closed Facebook group.

Dates: Wednesdays, 10am 18/08/2021 to 29/09/2021 (6 sessions)

⭐️ An Introduction To Lino Cutting And Printing (6/10/2021 – 27/10/2021)

This course will introduce and guide you through the skills and techniques to perform basic lino cuts and print from them.

Covering everything that you need to know including: introduction to materials, tools, paints and techniques. You will learn how to select and cut your lino safely, which tools to use to create different patterns and lines, how to mix paints to print effectively. You will create several pieces of printing during the course to give you the confidence to create your own.

Online delivery via secure learning blog and/or closed Facebook group.

Dates: Wednesdays, 10am 6/10/2021 to 27/10/2021 (4 Sessions)

⭐️ CARE Wellbeing – Managing Emotions And Distress (14/09/2021 – 12/10/2021)

The course aims to provide tools and techniques to manage in difficult and distressing situations, particularly when the situation can’t be changed or feels out of your control. Learn how to manage and regulate your emotions, manage distress and develop acceptance so that you can feel more prepared to respond in positive ways.

Topics covered include an introduction to mental health and wellbeing versus mental illness. Explore how to monitor your mental health and develop coping strategies to support you with managing emotions, dealing with distress and acceptance of things than may be outside of your control. Develop techniques such as self-soothing, mindfulness and positive distraction.

Online delivery via secure learning blog and/or closed Facebook group.

Dates: Tuesdays, 10.30am 14/09/2021 to 12/10/2021 (Five Sessions)

⭐️ CARE Wellbeing Christmas Crackers (9/11/2021 – 07/12/2021)

This course aims to provide tools and techniques to manage and support your wellbeing during the Christmas period. Each session offers a unique Christmas Cracker tip to help you prepare – everything from planning, looking after your wellbeing and being able to make your money go further. Plus wind down with your home made Christmas Eve pamper box.

Online delivery via secure learning blog and/or closed Facebook group.

Dates: Tuesdays 10.30am 9/11/2021 to 7/12/2021 (five sessions)

⭐️ CARE Christmas Countdown – Create Hand Crafted And Home Cooked Christmas Gifts (03/11/2021 – 15/12/2021)

We will help you to learn how to plan a stress free countdown to Christmas, making some fabulous hand crafted gifts and home cooked Christmas foods to share with your family and friends.

This course is packed full of fabulous ideas to create a Christmas to remember! Learn how to individualise your Christmas cake with sparkling sugar craft, make your own crackers, tree decorations with personal messages, traditional gingerbread and snowflake cookies, chocolate truffles, wrapping paper and tags, learn how to tie bows, use basic calligraphy and create an advent calendar with treats to keep you motivated as your Christmas counts down. The course will finish with a zoom party to share your achievements!

Online delivery via secure learning blog and/or closed Facebook group.

Dates: Wednesdays 10.00am 03/11/2021 to 15/12/2021 (Severn Sessions)

⭐️ CARE Christmas Crafts and Wreath Making (11/11/2021 – 09/12/2021)

This course will provide you with a real feel good factor for Christmas as you learn how to make lots of Christmas tree and table decorations and a wreath to share with family and friends. We will use natural woodland and some recycled resources.

Topics covered include how to develop and use basic crafting and traditional horticulture / florist skills to create a range of Christmas items using natural countryside resources including wreaths, table decorations and sensory decorations. You will learn how to use natural fruits, seeds and oils to improve your wellbeing and create a calming environment in your home.

Online delivery via secure learning blog and/or closed Facebook group.

Dates: Thursdays 10.30am 11/11/2021 – 09/12/2021 (Five Sessions)

⭐️ Staying Safe Online This Christmas!

This basic IT skills course will help you learn essential skills and/or update some you already use, understand how to get connected safely online and stay safe over the Christmas period. Learn how to shop safely online, communicate and collaborate safely through social meda, protect yourself and others from scams, how to use antivirus software, how to safely manage your money online and we will provide you with some great online contacts to support your wellbeing.

Online delivery via safe learning blog and/or closed Facebook group

Dates: Thursdays 10.00am 4/11/2021 – 25/11/2021 (Four Sessions)

⭐️ NEW CARE COURSE – ‘Get Active and On Track’ Well being Programme (22/01/21 – 31/10/21)

A great opportunity to increase your well being, raise your self-confidence becoming more active and independent. The programme is based at CARE, Lower Drayton Lane, Penkridge where you can take part in a wide range of positive activities, including animal care, arts and craft skills, woodcraft and willow weaving, gardening and conservation. Working in partnership with West Midlands Trains you can also take part in supported trips within Staffordshire to help you become more active within your community and socially mobile.

The first eight sessions from 22/01/21 – 12/03/21 will be delivered on line due to current lockdown requirements.

This project is funded by West Midlands Trains New Customer and Communities Improvement Fund. Further details and course applications can be sent to Carol Parkes

To enroll on a course please send us an email on: with your name and which course you are interested in. Thanks.

Available to adult learners (19+) living in Staffordshire (Stafford, South Staffs, Codsall, Cannock Chase Areas, Eccelshall etc) including those with mental wellbeing issues, a learning difficulty, physical disability and anyone who may be unemployed. 

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