Adult Learning Courses

Accredited Courses

English Level 1 & 2 (Functional Skills)

During this course you will improve your reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. You will learn to write clearly and concisely, being able to apply this knowledge to a number of practical writing tasks. You will increase your command of English and express yourself more confidently. The course will broaden your skills and confidence to help you get on in life and work. Within the course you are required to complete discussions which will be assessed by your tutor, your reading skills will also be assessed. You will be required to answer questions to show your skills and understanding of a variety of texts. You will cover and learn skills which will enable you to pick out information from articles and present your responses as well as writing for different purposes, for example, to write a letter, an email or a newspaper article.

Open for enrolment. Expected start date January 2020

Maths Level 1 & 2 (Functional Skills)

We all need maths in everyday life and this qualification will help you to learn in a way that makes it real and relevant to everyone. Our experienced tutors will support you to learn the maths skills needed for your next steps in life, work and study. Functional skills help you to develop the maths skills that you need to be able to use on a daily basis. This will include not just the basic numeracy skills but also how to calculate change, work out what bank statements mean, learn about metric units of measurement and many more skills that are all essential. You will learn skills to enable you to make sense of a situation and represent it mathematically as well as interpreting and communicating the results of analysis.

Open for enrolment. Expected start date January 2020

Teaching Assistant Level 1 & 2

This qualification is available in both Level 1 and Level 2. It will provide an understanding of the knowledge and skills needed when working directly with children or young people in schools. Within the course you will learn about children and young people’s development, safeguarding their welfare, and communication. This course is perfect for those wishing to work in unsupervised roles that support children’s’ learning. Your tutor will assess your skills by using a range of methods which include observations in your placement setting, a portfolio of evidence and written assignments. Following this course you could progress onto the next Level of Teaching Assistant course or seek employment in this field.

Open for enrolment. Expected start date January 2020

Paediatric First Aid Level 3

The objective of the qualification is to benefit Learners by enabling them to attain the knowledge and practical competencies needed to deal with a range of first aid situations when looking after children. This qualification is for people who have a specific responsibility at work, or in voluntary and community activities, to provide first aid to children (including babies) when dealing with:

•    An emergency situation

•    Chronic or sudden paediatric illness

 •   Paediatric injury

 

(Please note: There is a fee for this course)

Flexible starting date dependant on reaching minimum required number of learners.

Emergency First Aid at Work

The purpose of this qualification is to prepare the Learner to develop the skills and knowledge needed to administer emergency first aid. This qualification is for people who have a specific responsibility at work, or in voluntary and community activities, to provide basic first aid to people in a range of emergency first aid situations.

 

(Please note: There is a fee for this course)

 

Flexible starting date dependant on reaching minimum required number of learners.

Sign Language - Adults & Children

Our Sign Language course is available for both adults and children and level 1 and level 2. The course cover literacy and numeracy in sign language including deaf awareness and how to communicate with deaf people.  The course covers deaf alphabet, family, hobbies, jobs, colours, clothing, food, equal opportunities and deaf awareness. The children’s course will cover colours, numbers, letters and personal information. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

 

Course full. Please register your expression of interest for the next course. Starting date to be confirmed.

Non - Accredited Courses

Talk English

The Talk English Project puts on weekly English conversation classes for adults who have low levels of spoken English and literacy in English.  We teach people language they need to use in their everyday lives.  This includes how to give personal information, how to book an appointment at the doctor, how to fill in a form, how to talk to your children's teacher.  We also go on trips out of the classroom so that our learners can practise English in real situations.  Our classes visit places like the local library, the local super market and local parks.  We also travel by bus to visit places like Manchester Art Gallery and Manchester Museum.

Course full. Please register your expression of interest for the next course. Starting date to be confirmed.

ESOL for Beginners

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ESOL for Advanced Learners

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Enrichment Sessions

Art (Improve Your Mood Through Art)

Take some time out to relax and meditate, whilst exploring art materials such as collage, painting and print technique. Explore stress and what causes it and make connections with the rest of your group.

Open for enrolment. Expected start date January 2020

Feel Good Friday

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Choir

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Arm Chair Yoga

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More Available Courses

All courses below are subject to flexible starting sates dependant on reaching minimum required number of learners per course.

  • Travel and Tourism

  • Warehouse and Logistics

  • Business Admin

  • Autism Awareness

  • Employability

  • Customer service level 1

  • Retail level 1

  • Food safety, catering and hospitality

  • E-safety and IT level 1

  • Confident Parent, Confident Child

  • E-safety Level 1

  • Customer Service Level 1

  • Retail Level 1

  • Food Safety, Catering and Hospitality 

  • IT for Beginners

Manchester Communication Academy Community

Silchester Drive, Harpurhey, Manchester, M40 8nt.

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