Community Engagement Next Steps

Welcome to Community Engagement

Community Engagement Courses:

We want everyone to be able to learn new skills and develop their confidence through our courses and workshops.

We listen carefully to what you would like to learn and support you to find the right courses to help you achieve your goals. You might be looking to learn or build on employability skills, or learn to manage your health and wellbeing.

You do not need any prior qualifications to enrol on our courses and we will support you to learn effectively. Please make sure that you let us know if you have a disability or any issue that might affect your ability to learn so that we can help you.

Please do not worry about coming back to learning if you have not been in a classroom for a long time. We understand that adults learn differently to children and our classes are small and very supportive. Even if you did not enjoy school, we are sure that you will enjoy learning now! Many learners enrol on more than one course with us.

We set up short courses throughout the year and develop new ideas all the time. Current courses (delivered by remote learning) include:

  • Employability Skills – Job searching online, CVs and Application forms, Preparing for interviews and Video Interviews

  • Ways to Wellbeing

  • Managing Stress in a Changed World

  • Write Better, Feel Better! (Creative Writing for Wellbeing)

  • Setting up in Business

  • Beginners ICT

  • Distance Online Learning

  • Health and Wellbeing courses

What learners say

The pressure-free, motivating, encouraging, informative, friendly and supportive input afforded to all students by our tutor, was second to none.

A very worthwhile and valuable course to have completed in improving my wellbeing and self- help.

I enjoyed the course thoroughly. The class teacher was fantastic at delivering relevant tools that we all need on a day to day basis. I’m optimistic about the future as before I didn’t know if I was coming or going. Thank you Buckinghamshire Adult Learning.

The tutor is brilliant and made me feel very welcome.

I must admit, I’ve really enjoyed linking up with other people via the internet to learn something new – it’s another skill I can add to my collection now… And also, I’ve enjoyed the process of using Google Classroom in order to submit ‘homework’ and get feedback – both from my tutor and from my fellow students… It’s all been a very new, but enjoyable experience and I certainly feel less anxious and apprehensive about joining an online class now, than I did at the beginning… So thank you for all your effort and hard work and creating this opportunity… From my point of view, it has been extremely worthwhile.

Where could Community Engagement take you?

Buckinghamshire Adult Learning also offers:

Continue your learning with:

  • Buckinghamshire College Group based in Aylesbury, Amersham and Wycombe provides a range of full and part-time further and higher education courses, plus Apprenticeships and adult education courses. 0800 614016 www.buckscollegegroup.ac.uk

  • Buckinghamshire New University has three main campuses in High Wycombe, Uxbridge and Aylesbury. They offer university degree programmes: nursing, health and social care, cyber fraud detection, textiles and aviation. 01494 522 141 www.bucks.ac.uk

  • Milton Keynes College offers full time and part time courses from GCSEs to HNDs, as well as professional skills courses and apprenticeships. 01908 684444 www.mkcollege.ac.uk

  • East Berkshire College a Further Education college based in the south-east (Langley, Slough & Windsor) provides over 800 part-time and full-time courses. 01753 793000 www.eastberks.ac.uk

  • University of Hertfordshire offers a wide range of Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Professional and Short courses. 01707 284000 www.herts.ac.uk/

  • Open University offers over 180 courses for distance learning. 0300 303 5303 www.open.ac.uk/

  • Future Learn offer free online courses www.futurelearn.co.uk

Employment

If you are job-hunting, you could :

Wellbeing

If you need support :

  • Bucks Mind support for people with mental health difficulties, call them on 01494 463364 www.bucksmind.org.uk

  • Samaritans Offers telephone support anytime about issues you are facing, call them free on 116123 www.samaritans.org/how-we-can-help-you

  • Change4life – Healthy food and activity tips for you and your child www.nhs.uk/change4life

  • Buckinghamshire Family Information service – Find out what's happening in Buckinghamshire for you and your family www.bucksfamilyinfo.org

  • Citizens Advice - Online free advice from Citizens Advice to help you find a way forward, whatever the problem www.citizensadvice.org.uk

  • Money Saving Expert Guides, tips articles and a forum about mortgages, credit cards, loans and money saving tips www.moneysavingexpert.com

  • The National Domestic Violence charity supports those experiencing violence at home 0808 2000247 https://www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk/

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