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:
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! (14/04/21 – 19/05/2021)
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 14th of April and runs for 6 weeks with weekly sessions until May the 19th. Don’t worry if you work in the week, the sessions are really flexible and can be fitted around your schedule.
Wellbeing Wildlife Gardening! (05/05/21 – 15/06/21)
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 5th of May and runs for 7 weeks with weekly sessions until the 15th of June. Don’t worry if you work in the week, the sessions are really flexible and can be fitted around your schedule.
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 14th of April and runs for 6 weeks with weekly sessions until the 26th of May. 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! (19/04/21 – 24/05/21)
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 email@example.com
To enroll on a course please send us an email on: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.