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Book soon, as the registration deadline is Wednesday 8 January. Most courses start in the week beginning Monday 13 January.

Courses

A Digital Me!

Learn when it is safe to enter your information online and how unscrupulous fraudsters or scammers can use your information against you. Along with other issues, the course will review password security and ensure that you use strong passwords.

Call 01656 642729 to find out about a class near you or to be added to a course list.

Developing Presentations

Accredited by Agored Cymru

This course covers basic computer techniques. This includes managing files and folders, ways to stay safe online, general computer security, and working with USB memory sticks. However, the main focus will be using Microsoft PowerPoint either for business, or to celebrate significant events like milestone birthdays or anniversaries.

Limited spaces are available. Please ring 01656 642729 to check availability.

Places to study 'Developing Presentations'.
Venue Weeks Day Time Fees
Maesteg 7777 9 Wednesday 9:15am to 11:15am Free
Pyle Life Centre 9 Tuesday 9:30 to 11:30am Free

Enrol now.

Keeping Your Child Safe Online

On this course, parents can review sites or apps that their children may be using. To better understand the potential danger, you can see a range of these sites’ risk factors, and get advice for protecting your child.

To be added to a course list or learn about a class near you, please call 01656 642729.

Spreadsheets for Beginners

Accredited by Agored Cymru

This course introduces the power and flexibility of spreadsheets. Learn how to use Microsoft Excel to create spreadsheets, and then enter or manipulate data accurately. Understand how to save and manage your spreadsheet files and how to use basic functions to perform tasks quickly and efficiently. Easily present your data in the form of simple, effective graphs and charts. This is a course that will build your confidence, step by step, in easy stages.

Limited spaces are available. Please ring 01656 642729 to check availability.

Places to study 'Spreadsheets for Beginners'.
Venue Weeks Day Time Fees
YMCA Bridgend 9 Tuesday 1pm to 3pm Free

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Word Processing for Beginners

Accredited by Agored Cymru

Word is versatile and powerful. Learn how to use it to create new documents for a variety of purposes from invites and leaflets to menus, letters and posters. Enter and edit text accurately and efficiently. Then format your text to give your work visual impact. Understand how to save and manage your Word documents.

Improve your computer skills while you build you confidence in a friendly learning environment.

Places to study 'Word processing for beginners'
Venue Weeks Day Time Fees
Maesteg 7777 9 Monday 9.30am to 11.30am Free
YMCA Bridgend 9 Wednesday 1pm to 3pm Free

Enrol now.

Buying and Selling Online

Accredited by Agored Cymru

On this course, learners will begin to look at the benefits and risks of online transactions. They will be able to set up items for sale online, and make online purchases.

Places to study 'Buying and Selling Online'
Venue Weeks Day Time Fees
Pyle Life Centre 5 Thursday 10am to 12pm Free

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Even More Tsutsumi

Accredited by Agored Cymru

Gift wrapping is different from paper craft and other creative activities in that the wrapping is not an end in itself. It is the means by which to convey the thought and sentiment that go into giving a gift. Tsutsumi, the Japanese art of gift wrapping, is easy and rewarding. Throughout the course you will be surprised to find that many apparently very elaborate ideas are really very simple to achieve.

Limited spaces are available. Please ring 01656 642729 to check availability.

Places to study 'Even More Tsutsumi'.
Venue Weeks Day Time Fees
Pyle Life Centre 5 Thursday 1pm to 3pm £10

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Silhouette Art

Accredited by Agored Cymru

Create attractive artwork and personal gifts through the craft of silhouette art! You will gain skills in transforming an image into a stencil. Then, you will extend the method by hand, and use professional cutting equipment. You will be guided through using a ‘Brother Scan and Cut’, while exploring various functions to create unique designs.

Limited spaces are available. Please ring 01656 642729 to check availability.

Places to study 'Silhouette Art'.
Venue Weeks Day Time Fees
Pyle Life Centre 5 Thursday 1pm to 3pm £10

Enrol now.

Introduction to Counselling Level 1

Accredited by Agored Cymru.

During this course, you will learn about various helping strategies. You will be introduced to the responsibilities, skills and attitudes of counsellors. Also you will have the opportunity to try out your developing skills and strategies in a simulated setting.

Places to study ‘Introduction to Counselling Level 1'.
Venue Weeks Day Time Fees
Bridgend Life Centre 9 Thursday 10am to 12pm £15

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Introduction to Counselling Level 2

This course is primarily aimed at those with some prior knowledge of counselling, although beginners may still join. The course will consider person-centred counselling and look at reflective practice.

Limited spaces are available. Please ring 01656 642729 to check availability.

Places to study ‘Introduction to Counselling Level 2'.
Venue Weeks Day Time Fees
Bryncethin Community Centre 9 Thursday 1pm to 3pm £15

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Gardening for Beginners

Accredited by Agored Cymru

Get up, get out, get gardening! Whether you have your own allotment, or just a small garden patch, this course teaches the basics of growing delicious fruit, vegetables and herbs.

Limited spaces are available. Please ring 01656 642729 to check availability.

Places to study ‘Gardening for Beginners'.
Venue Weeks Day Time Fees
Bryncethin Community Centre 9 Wednesday 7pm to 9pm £15

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Holiday Spanish, Beginners, Part Two

Accredited by Agored Cymru

Holiday Spanish is a fun and friendly course that teaches basic Spanish to adults of all ages. It will enable you to have simple conversations whilst on holiday in Spanish speaking countries. The course is conversational, and will develop your speaking and listening skills. You will be able to deal with everyday situations such as giving personal information, shopping, dining out, giving and understanding directions.

Limited spaces are available. Please ring 01656 642729 to check availability.

Places to study 'Holiday Spanish'.
Venue Weeks Day Time Fees
Bridgend Life Centre 9 Wednesday 10am to 12pm £15

Enrol now.

Holiday Spanish, Improving Beginners

Accredited by Agored Cymru.

This is a level one course for those who have already completed year one Beginners’ Spanish or those with a little beginners’ Spanish.
Limited spaces are available. Please ring 01656 642729 to check availability.

Places to study 'Holiday Spanish: Improving Beginners'.
Venue Weeks Day Time Fees
Nolton Church Hall 9 Monday 10am to 12pm £15

Enrol now.

Using Your Digital Cookbook to Cook for Your Family

As there are a wealth of recipes online to use, you no longer need cookbooks to cook for your family. This course has two parts:

  1. A digital element where you search for recipes and store them on a device for taking anywhere.
  2. Actually cooking some of the dishes to provide low cost, healthy meals for your family.

We will be running these courses in Bryncethin Community Centre and Caerau Development Trust from January onwards. More venues will be added in March.

To find out more or put your name on a course list, please call 01656 642729.

 

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