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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:

⭐️ Self Help / Mindfulness Wellbeing Course (30/06/21 – 30/07/21)

We have a brilliant online course to offer you which aims to support your own mental wellbeing, taught by a trainee psychotherapist with years of experience in her field. You will learn new self-help coping techniques and strategies, breathing techniques, coping with change, coping with panic attacks and top tips to stay positive in the “new normal”!

The course begins on the 30th of June, and then runs for 5 weeks from the 1st of July to the 29th of July. We have a final celebration and review on the 30th of July.

Don’t worry if you work in the week, the sessions are really flexible and can be fitted around your schedule. You will be able to share ideas and collaborate with others using our closed Facebook group and / or Padlet learning blog.

⭐️ Grow Your Future In Farming! (May Onward – 12 Weeks)

We are excited to offer this brilliant new course providing a great introduction into the world of modern farming giving you the skills to begin or further a career in the industry!

The course introduces you to modern farming and how both technology and science are shaping the industry. Alongside key local experts and companies we will explore topics ranging from the food we eat, the machinery used, our animals and crops, the impact of climate change, protecting our environment, new roles for women, the vast range of career choices in the industry and the training available.

The course is a blended online and face to face, running  for 12 weekly session, beginning in May.

Sound good!? Come spend time with us on a working Staffordshire Farm and learn more about farming!

⭐️  Stay Safe Online & Social Media Explained! (26/05/21 – 30/06/2021)

Interested in learning more about online scams, safe internet browsing and banking? Or perhaps how to use social media, the different types and how to stay safe on it? Then this is the course for you!

The course aims to help you to learn essential skills and update some you use already, understand how to get connected safely online, learn how to communicate and collaborate through social media using your smart phone, ipad and other digital devices.

You will be able to share ideas and collaborate with others using our closed Facebook group and / or Padlet learning blog. The course starts on the 26th of May and runs for 6 weeks with weekly sessions until June the 30th. Don’t worry if you work in the week, the sessions are really flexible and can be fitted around your schedule.

⭐️  Wellbeing Wildlife Gardening! (25/05/21 – 29/06/21)

This great course will show you how to encourage wildlife into your outdoor space! Everything from how to sow seeds to creating brilliant bug hotels!

You will be able to share ideas and collaborate with others using our closed Facebook group and / or Padlet learning blog. The course starts on the 25th of May and runs for 7 weeks with weekly sessions until the 29th of June. Don’t worry if you work in the week, the sessions are really flexible and can be fitted around your schedule.

A second course has been planned, the dates for which are 30/06/21 – 30/07/21.

⭐️ Introduction to Watercolour Art! (21/04/21 – 02/06/21)

This popular course is a brilliant introduction to the world of watercolour art aimed at beginners or those looking to improve on their skills! Recorded with a local professional artist who is on hand to offer guidance and feedback. We also provide a free watercolour set for everyone that covers everything you may need for the duration of the course.

The course covers range of topics including; introduction to equipment, stretching your own paper, mixing colours, basic washes & techniques, painting landscapes, seascapes, skies and buildings.

You will be able to share ideas and collaborate with others using our closed Facebook group and / or Padlet learning blog. The course starts on the 21st of April and runs for 6 weeks with weekly sessions until the 2nd of June. Don’t worry if you work in the week, the sessions are really flexible and can be fitted around your schedule.

⭐️  Progress with Watercolour Art! (02/06/21 – 07/07/21)

This course is aimed at beginners with an existing interest in watercolors and improvers looking to take it to the next level. We recap on some basics and then cover various watercolour techniques with weekly tasks. The course is run by a local professional watercolor artist via videos on Facebook and Padlet our learning blog.

You will be able to share ideas and collaborate with others using our closed Facebook group and / or Padlet learning blog. The course starts on the 2nd of April and runs for 6 weeks with weekly sessions until the 7th of July. Don’t worry if you work in the week, the sessions are really flexible and can be fitted around your schedule.

⭐️  Start Sketching and Drawing (02/06/21 – 07/07/21)

This course will introduce you to basic sketching materials, resources, skills and techniques giving you the confidence to produce drawings of your own. Taught by local professional artist through Facebook and/or Padlet (learning blog) via videos, watch parties and digital tasks.

You will be able to share ideas and collaborate with others using our closed Facebook group and / or Padlet learning blog. The course starts on the 2nd June and runs for 6 weeks with weekly sessions until the 7th of July. Don’t worry if you work in the week, the sessions are really flexible and can be fitted around your schedule.

⭐️  Employability Skills – Horticulture! (28/04/21 – 16/07/21)

Interested in learning valuable employability skills with a horticultural theme?

On this course you will learn to work effectively as a team, communicate with others, undertake risk assessments, learn more about relevant legislation in the workplace and develop your personal skill set! The skills can be transferred into any role in the future and will give some great industry tools to further your career.

You will be able to share ideas and collaborate with others using our closed Facebook group and / or Padlet learning blog. The course starts on the 28th of April and runs for 8 weeks with weekly sessions until the 16th of June. Don’t worry if you work in the week, the sessions are really flexible and can be fitted around your schedule.

⭐️ First Steps: Personal Development Skills! (07/06/21 – 12/07/21)

This 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 acheive success, this course is designed to 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 as part of a team, plan your time effectively, make decisions, develop a positive approach, set personal goals and celebrate your achievements.

You will be able to share ideas and collaborate with others using our closed Facebook group and / or Padlet learning blog. The course starts on the 7th of June and runs for 6 weeks with weekly sessions until the 12th of July. Don’t worry if you work in the week, the sessions are really flexible and can be fitted around your schedule.

⭐️  Summer Four Seasons Blended Learning Course (24/05/21 – 01/07/21)

A great new blended learning course covering a variety of topics including wildlife gardening, conservation, arts, crafts and self-help wellbeing skills. The course comprises of 2 sessions a week, a face to face Monday session at our site in Penkridge followed by a second session done in your own time at home on a Thursday. Each Monday everyone will be provided with a resource pack to take home and access to our online learning blog, Padlet. The packs will include everything you need to undertake the session from home, including craft materials, worksheets and resources. Our learning blog will allow you to collaborate and share ideas with other learners as well as receive feedback from the tutors.

⭐️ 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 carolparkes@chaseaquaruralenterprise.com

To enroll on a course please send us an email on: info@chaseaquaruralenterprise.com 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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