MULTIPLY YOUR SKILLS
Join one of our FREE short courses and see your skills soar. We can support you to improve your literacy and numeracy, build your budgeting and finance skills, or develop essential life skills.
Positive about numbers
Do you want to be able to help your children with their schoolwork and improve your own numeracy?
Positive about Numbers will give you a solid grounding in numeracy and a Level 4 or 5 Mathematics qualification.
An experienced lecturer will deliver sessions either online or join in at one of our welcoming, local centres and get support from centre staff. We’ve designed our sessions to be helpful, practical, and fun. Classes are two hours a week for 14 weeks.
Start dates: Evening class - 15 January 2024. Day class -16 January 2024.
Positive about money
Do you want to develop new numeracy skills for everyday life, like budgeting and managing money?
Positive about money will help you:
- understand the costs involved with borrowing money;
- consider long-term financial planning; and
- look at different ways of buying goods and compare different deals.
An experienced lecturer will deliver our practical and fun sessions either online or join in at one of our welcoming, local centres, and get support from our centre staff. Classes are two hours a week for 12 weeks.
Start date: TBC. Register your interest now.
Confident about communications
Help your children with their schoolwork, improve your own literacy skills and become more confident in how you communicate with our new 14-week programme.
You’ll get a solid grounding in basic literacy and a Level 3, 4 or 5 Communication qualification, covering Reading, Writing, Speaking & Listening. Improving skills could lead to extra qualifications and a better job.
An experienced lecturer will deliver sessions that are designed to be useful, practical, and fun so that everyone gets as much benefit as possible from the learning.
Start date: 15 January 2024.
Living on your own for the first time takes a range of skills such as understanding budgeting, nutrition, cooking, wellbeing, resilience, and internet safety. Our intensive three-day course will take you through a series of workshops designed to introduce you to the skills needed to help you avoid some of the pitfalls of being away from home. We’ll look at making your money go further, avoiding debt, how to eat well for less, and understanding how social media missteps can affect your employment prospects.
Dunoon: 5-7 December 2023
Rothesay: 12 December 2023
Helensburgh: 9-11 January 2024
Campbeltown: 16-18 January 2024
ESOL beginners Level 3
You will learn English to help you talk to people and do things like shopping, going to the bank and working.
Starting January. Register your interest now.
ESOL Level 4
If you have started to learn English as a second language, and you would like to get a qualification, our Level 4 ESOL will help you develop your reading, writing, listening, and speaking, using straightforward English language. Over 16 weeks you will improve how you can communicate in every aspect of day-to-day life, enhancing friendships and employment prospects.
You can choose between evening and daytime classes in both Helensburgh and Oban.
Start dates: Day classes 12 January 2024, Evening classes 6 December 2023
These courses are fully funded through the UK Government Multiply Adult Numeracy programme as outlined in the Argyll and Bute UK Shared Prosperity Fund Investment Plan