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Level 3 Award in Education and Training

The Level 3 Award provides an introduction to teaching that will give you an insight into the roles, responsibilities and relationships in education and training, how to plan and deliver inclusive teaching/training sessions and how to assess and give constructive and developmental feedback.
You will have the opportunity to plan and deliver a teaching session (micro teach) as well as observe your fellow classmates when they deliver their own micro teaching session.
The course will be delivered face to face in the main. However, candidates will also experience 1 or 2 sessions delivered remotely via platforms such as Microsoft Teams or Zoom. This is to gain experience in remote learning and to highlight some basic digital teaching skills.

Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (formerly DTLLS)

The Level 5 Diploma is an 18 month (5 terms) part time course which provides a practical approach to the application of knowledge necessary to become a successful teacher / trainer.
Sessions are held one afternoon per week: 14.00-18.00.

Signature Level 1 Award in British Sign Language: Tue 11 Jan – 12 Jul, 18:45-21:15 & Sat 11 June, 10:00-16:00

To achieve the Level 1 Award you need to pass all 3 units. Our course also aims to raise awareness of the differences between cultures based on signed and spoken languages. To provide background information about deaf issues including Deaf Awareness training and Deaf Culture. BSL unit 101 is an introduction to BSL in situations including: meeting people, using numbers, the weather and transport directions. BSL unit 102 is focused on conversational BSL in these situations: At home, people, animals & objects, using numbers, everyday interests & activities and the weather.Finally BSL unit 103 focuses on BSL at School, College or Work including: getting around, exchanging information, refreshments and using numbers at School, College or Work.

Level 3 Award in Education and Training

The Level 3 Award provides an introduction to teaching that will give you an insight into the roles, responsibilities and relationships in education and training, how to plan and deliver inclusive teaching/training sessions and how to assess and give constructive and developmental feedback.
You will have the opportunity to plan and deliver a teaching session (micro teach) as well as observe your fellow classmates when they deliver their own micro teaching session.
The course will be delivered face to face in the main. However, candidates will also experience 1 or 2 sessions delivered remotely via platforms such as Microsoft Teams or Zoom. This is to gain experience in remote learning and to highlight some basic digital teaching skills.

Internet & Staying Safe Online (50+ Project): Starts Mon 21 Feb, 14:00-16:00 (Step2Skills)

This short 6 week course will provide you with the tools to protect yourself against fraud and cyber- crime when online.You will learn about accessing secure websites and understand what makes them a secure site, navigate shopping sites, how to create a secure password and staying safe online by identifying junk mail/ phishing emails, clearing history Cache, favourites and more. You need to be able to use a keyboard and mouse and have experience accessing the internet and email. The course will be held at our Welwyn Garden City Campus. Please note due to the funding, this course is for residents of Hertfordshire only, if you have any questions please contact ACL on 01727 737154 or email acl@oaklands.ac.uk.

Internet & Staying Safe Online (50+ Project): Starts Mon 9 May, 14:00-16:00

This short 6 week course will provide you with the tools to protect yourself against fraud and cyber- crime when online.You will learn about accessing secure websites and understand what makes them a secure site, navigate shopping sites, how to create a secure password and staying safe online by identifying junk mail/ phishing emails, clearing history Cache, favourites and more. The course will be held at our Borehamwood Centre. Please note due to the funding, this course is for residents of Hertfordshire only, if you have any questions please contact ACL on 01727 737154 or email acl@oaklands.ac.uk.

Mindfulness for Daily Living: Starts Fri 28 Jan, 10:00-12:00

Take part in this online experience where your tutor will introduce or extend your knowledge and skills in Mindfulness. Over the six consecutive sessions you will learn how to bring your mind to rest by understanding mindful living; learn and practise meditation techniques and reap the benefits of the physical, emotional and mental good health that mindfulness can provide.

You will need to have internet access and use of a tablet/ smartphone/ laptop with video and microphone capability. Instructions on how to join the online platform will be emailed a few days before the course starts.

This course is funded by Step2Skills and so students are required to reflect on their learning and record this information on a few forms. Please note due to the funding, this course is for residents of Hertfordshire only, if you have any questions please contact ACL on 01727 737154 or email acl@oaklands.ac.uk.

Beginners Word for Work: Starts Tue 25 Jan, 10:00-12:00 (Step2Skills)

This short 5 week course will allow you to gain skills and experience in navigating around the ribbons/ toolbar options;
use formatting techniques to enhance the presentation of documents; locate, download and insert images; manage your files by creating folders and gain invaluable tips & quick techniques. This course is funded by Step2Skills and is for resident of Hertfordshire only. If you have any question please contact acl@oaklands.ac.uk or 01727 737154.

Getting to Grips with Your Smartphone (50+ Project): Starts Fri 22 Apr, 10:00-12:00 (Step2Skills)

Have you got a smartphone that you want to learn more about, do you only use a few functions but are eager to utilise this resource more? Than help is at hand. Get more out of your phone by joining this four week practical course. You will explore your device options by delving into settings. Search, download, group and delete ‘apps’; phone storage and memory implications; understand common terminology; increase awareness of scam text messages; explore the uses of voice assistance; how you can customise your phones to meet your needs and more… This course will be held at our Borehamwood Campus. Please note due to the funding, this course is for residents of Hertfordshire only, if you have any questions please contact ACL on 01727 737154 or email acl@oaklands.ac.uk.

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