Groundwork Learning Centre Important Information

 Enrolment Some courses need minimum numbers to run so please book on at least a week before your chosen course starts. After that time, please contact us to make sure there is space. Courses need to be paid for (course fees + materials) before your course takes place. There are three ways to enrol on […]

Annual prospectus 2018/19

  The new annual prospectus for 2018/19 courses is now out! >> Click here to download the prospectus <<   Please note: as selected courses require minimum numbers to run, please book onto your chosen course at least one week prior to the course commencing. If there is less than a week before the start date, […]

Christmas Crafting Extravaganza

Saturday 17th Nov 10am – 2pm or Saturday 24th Nov 10am – 2pm Fee £25 (no concessions) Wrap your gifts to perfection, make ornaments for your tree or table and make cards that brighten the season for your friends and family! This workshop will enable you to Christmas craft to your hearts content! Want to […]

Halloween Extravaganza

Saturday 13th Oct 10am – 2pm Fee £25 (no concessions) Do you want to dress your home ghoulishly for Halloween? Do you have a fancy dress outfit that needs a bit of something extra to give people a fright? Come along to this workshop to concoct spooky delights and celebrate Halloween. Materials included Want to […]

Foundations of Art

We take bookings until the second week! Wednesday 19th Sept  2pm – 4pm for 10 weeks Fee £60/retired:£16/low income: fee exempt An interactive course where each week you will learn new techniques of painting and drawing and create a portfolio of work along your chosen themes.

Craft Yourself Silly

We take bookings until the second week! Thursday 20th Sept 2pm – 4pm for 10 weeks Fee £60/retired: £16/low income: fee exempt Expand your existing craft skills by experimenting with new mediums to create new projects.

Being Crafty

We take bookings until the second week! Thursday 20th Sept 6pm – 8pm for 6 weeks Fee £36/retired £9.60/low income: fee exempt Explore a variety of craft approaches in this creative workshop. Produce cards, make scrapbook pages, assemble 3D projects and compose mixed media items.

Making a Masterpiece

We take bookings until the second week! Wednesday 19th Sept 6pm – 8pm for 6 weeks or Thursday 8th Nov 6pm – 8pm for 6 weeks Fee £36/retired:£9.60/low income: fee exempt Would you like to learn painting techniques and create beautiful pictures? Come along to our brushstrokes class and develop your skills.

Family History Online

Wednesday 3rd Oct 6pm – 8pm for 4 weeks Fee £24/retired:£6.40/low income: fee exempt Interested in researching your family tree? Learn how to use free and subscription online resources to start to build your own family tree.

Scrapbook It

We take bookings until the second week! Thursday 20th Sept 11am – 1pm for 4 weeks Fee £36/retired:£9.60/low income: Fee exempt   Do you have treasured memories you’d like to preserve and present? Memories, family history, events, occasions and ideas? Come along and start developing your scrap book of memories.

Paper Piecing Patchwork

Wednesday 10th Oct 11am – 1pm for 7 weeks £70 (no concessions) Do you want to learn to start patchwork quilts? This course is suitable for beginners to have a go at sewing and understand the principles behind paper piecing to make quilts.

Craft Surgery

Wednesday 5th Dec 1pm – 5pm £5 (no concessions) Stuck on a craft project? Don’t know where to start?  Bring your project along to this crafty surgery for help and advice or be inspired with pointers on how to begin your project. Want to book on this course? Call us on 0113 238 0601, pop […]

Seasonal Container Planting

Saturday 20th Oct 10am – 1pm Fee £30 (no concessions) Make a planter with herbs, vegetables, bubs or flowers and take it home to adorn your garden! Materials included Want to book on this course? Call us on 0113 238 0601, pop into our Morley office or email skills@groundwork.org.uk

Last Minute Christmas

Wednesday 12th Dec 1pm – 5pm Fee £25 (no concessions) As the festive season approaches, join us for a session of Christmas fun, handcrafting a range of traditional and modern decorations and ornaments for your tree, walls or table. Want to book on this course? Call us on 0113 238 0601, pop into our Morley […]

Craft and Chat

Every Thursday from 8th Nov 6pm – 8pm £5 per session An informal drop-in session in a relaxed environment.Enjoy tea and biscuits with like minded craft fans and collaborate creatively to explore new skills.  Bring your own craft project and share your skills and learn from others. Drop in, just show up on the evening. […]

Smart Applications

Thursday 22nd Nov 10am – 2pm or Thursday 13 Dec 10am – 2pm Fee £10.50 or free if on a low income On this one day course, learn how to review job adverts and study job descriptions, allowing you to correlate your skills and match your qualities to what an employer is looking for.  You […]

Proofreading and Copy-editing

Saturday 20th Oct 10am – 12pm Fee £6/retired:£1.60/low income: fee exempt Making a good first impression in your writing is crucial –  be it a CV, a written task at work, editing a newsletter or the draft of your first novel!  In this one day course, we will look at copy-editing skills and proofreading techniques […]

Jobseeking for Over 45s

Wednesday 17th and 24th Oct 10am – 2pm Fee £21 or free if on a low income More people than ever are starting a new career later on in life – making a difference using the wisdom and skills they’ve acquired.  If you’re considering a change, this course will help you maximise your experience, update […]

Group Interviews

Thursday 18th Oct 10am – 4pm Fee £16.50 or free if on a low income Group interviews see your skills put to the test alongside those of other candidates. This course looks at how to stand out from the crowd and prepare for group tasks.  You will learn what employers are looking for and how […]

PowerPoint Skills

Saturday 20th Oct 10am – 4pm Fee £16.50/retired:£4.40/low income: fee exempt Presentations made with PowerPoint are a great way to support a talk. This day course provides advice on how to develop an impactful presentation tailored to your audience. Learn design and technical skills to create an interactive experience, providing visual stimulation while you present. […]

Applying for Christmas Retail

Thursday 20th Sept 10am – 2pm Fee £10.50 or free for those on a low income A chance to gain some hints and tips to make your application for Christmas Season jobs more effective Want to book on this course? Call us on 0113 238 0601, pop into our Morley office or email skills@groundwork.org.uk

Smart Job Searching

Thursday 27th Sept and 4th Oct 6pm – 8pm or Wednesday 7th and 14th Nov 6pm – 8pm or Thursday 29th Nov 10am – 2pm Fee £12 or free if on low income Search for job effectively with this course providing hints and tips for maximising your time online.  This course will help you tap […]

Start Your Own Business

Thursday 27th Sept 6pm – 8pm for 4 weeks Fee £24/retired: £6.40/low income: fee exempt Do you have a business idea but don’t know how to get it started? Come along and get advice about how to get your idea off the ground.

Outstanding CVs

Wednesday 19th and 26th Sept 6pm – 8pm or Thursday 25th Oct 12pm – 4pm or Wednesday 7th Nov 10am – 2pm or Wednesday 5th and 12th Dec 6pm – 8pm or Thursday 6th Dec 1pm – 5pm Fee £12 or free for those on a low income This workshop is designed to help you […]

Photographing Your Pet

Thursday 22nd Nov 6pm – 8pm Fee £6/retired: £1.60/low income: fee exempt Want to take professional-looking portraits of your pets? Find out how to pose your pooch. Or get the best shot of your guinea pig!  Receive hints, tips and practical advice. This workshop is suitable for complete beginners or for those looking to refresh […]

Family Photography

Thursday 15th Nov 6pm – 8pm Fee £6/retired: £1.60/low income: fee exempt Learn the tricks and techniques used to capture great family images – whether that’s children, individuals or a whole group. Use posing, lighting and placement for a professional shot. Bring your own camera or borrow one of ours! This workshop is suitable for […]

Phone Photography

Thursday 8th Nov 6pm – 8pm Fee £6/retired: £1.60/low income: fee exempt Learn the basics of lighting, placement, and cropping to capture great images.  Whether it’s people, objects, or pets; compose and create a professional looking photograph using your phone’s camera. Bring your own phone! This workshop is suitable for complete beginners or for those […]

Make Your Own Journal

Thursday 6th Dec 6pm – 8pm Fee £6/retired: £ 1.60/low income: fee exempt Using a variety of materials, create your own journal/art book.  We will begin by building your pages up from the inside and then decorating your cover – handcrafting a completely personalised book that can be used for anything you wish! Materials included […]

Christmas Cards

Wednesday 5th Dec 10am – 12pm for 2 weeks Fee £12/retired: £3.20/low income: fee exempt A short course designed to help you hand make last minute cards for Christmas. Create a personalised range of festive cards for family and friends – bring along your ideas of let us inspire you! Materials £5 This workshop is […]

Crafty Cards

Thursday 22nd Nov 11am – 1pm for 4 weeks Fee £24/retired: £6.40/low income: fee exempt Do you want to learn to make impressive cards for friends and family?

Patchwork

Saturday 20th Oct 10am – 4pm Fee £40 (no concessions) Do you fancy a go at being a sewing bee? Come and learn how to make a variety of patchwork designs.

Brush Up Your English

Tuesday 6th Nov 10am – 12pm for 6 weeks Free Our everyday English course will give you the chance to improve your reading and writing skills. Click here to find out more…

Brush Up Your Maths

Tuesday 6th Nov 1pm – 3pm for 6 weeks Free Our every day Maths course will give you the chance to improve your maths skills. Click here to find our more…

Printworks

Thursday 18th Oct 11am – 1pm for 4 weeks Fee £24/retired:£6.40/low income:fee exempt Would you like to learn different printing techniques to create art work or unusual fabrics for your own projects?

Papercutting

Thursday 15th Nov 1pm – 4pm Fee £9/retired: £2.40/low income: fee exempt Do you want to create beautiful paper art? Take a piece of paper and a super sharp scalpel and try your hand at paper cutting!

Changing Careers

Thursday 27th Sept 10am – 2pm or Wednesday 14th Nov 1pm – 5pm or Wednesday 21st and 28th Nov 6pm – 8pm Fee £10.50 or free if on low income This short course will include: Recognising your skills and qualities, Using transferable skills to change sectors, Writing CVs and application forms that stand out, Exploring […]

Interviewing Confidently

Thursday 15th Nov  10am – 4pm Fee £16.50 or free if on low income Are you looking for work and interested in improving your interview skills? Click here to find out more…

Customer Service

Thursday 8th Nov 10am – 4pm Fee £16.50 or free if on low income Are you interested in gaining skills to work in customer services? Click here to find out more…

Basic IT for Jobseeking

Thursday 4th and 11th Oct  10am – 4pm Or Wednesday 21st and 28th Nov 10am – 4pm Fee £33 or free if on a low income This short course will include: Using different websites to find work Setting and editing Job alerts Sending emails with confidence This workshop is suitable for complete beginners or for […]

Basic Photography

Saturday 13th Oct 10am – 4pm Fee £16.50/retired:£4.40/low income: fee exempt Do you want to take better photographs? Have you just bought a digital camera and not sure how to use it? Join our basic photography course to develop your creative eye for taking beautiful images.

Fabricated Creations

Wednesday 7th Nov 6pm – 8pm for 6 weeks Fee £36/retired:£9.60/low income: fee exempt Come and create fun pieces of art with different fabrics and learn new sewing techniques.

Felting for Beginners

Thursday 18th October 10am- 1pm Fee £9/retired:£2.40/low income: fee exempt Interested in having a go at felting? Come and make beautiful felted artwork for your home.

Woodwork for Women

Tuesday 18th Sept 10am – 12.30pm for 6 weeks Or Tuesday 6th Nov 10am – 12.30pm for 6 weeks Fee £45/retired: £12/low income:fee exempt Keen to have a go at making items using hand and power tools but never had the chance to try? Our woodwork course for women is designed to give you the chance to […]