Developing Stronger Communities

Freedom programme

Duration: 10-week programme delivered over 2 hours a week for women only.

Content: This course is designed specifically for women who are experiencing or may have experienced domestic abuse.

Learners will 

  • explore the concept of a healthy relationship
  • gain an awareness of how to keep themselves and/or their children safe in a relationship
  • identify the different forms of domestic violence
  • investigate strategies to raise self-esteem and confidence

Becoming a parent ambassador

Duration: 10-week programme delivered over 3 hours a week. It is an adult only course.

Content: The aim of this level 2 qualification is to help schools increase parental engagement.

Learners will

  • explore barriers to learning for children and adults
  • identify policies and procedures relevant to the school
  • ascertain how to communicate effectively with parents and school staff 
  • identify the values of the school and the importance of promoting British values

Communities for empowerment

Duration: 2 hour workshop.

Content: A variety of workshops that equip learners with the knowledge and skills about their rights and responsibilities in being an active citizen in their community. 

Learners will find out about - 

  • participating in democratic processes
  • volunteering and leadership skills
  • community networks and neighbourhood care

Community learning champions

Duration: 6 week course.

Content: This course enables learners to apply knowledge gained from previous community learning courses they have attended, to develop leadership and empowerment skills and build partnerships between BAES and the wider community.

Learners will be taught how to

  • identify future opportunities for volunteering with small business
  • develop organisation skills, self-presentation skills and time management

Seasonal and cultural events / workshops

Duration: 2 hour workshops

Content: The course aims to provide a better understanding of the importance of eating a healthy balanced diet by making well informed choices and good eating behaviours.

Learners will find out about -  

  • which food is healthy and unhealthy, including the five major food groups as well as incorporating five a day.  
  • food portions, calories and processed food.   
  • the effects of unhealthy food and diet.  
  • how to cook in a healthy way 

Course requirements

Learners will need access to a tablet/laptop/smartphone or PC. They will also need an email address and access to the internet.

What could these courses lead to?

On completion of these courses all learners will receive a certificate of achievement. At the end of the course, we will provide information about other learning opportunities and courses for adults to join in the local area.

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