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Short courses

We are offering a range of short courses for adult learners starting in February and March. 

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Click on the links below to apply online. If there is no link available for the course you're interested in studying, please submit an enquiry to engagement.services@bdc.ac.uk or call 020 3667 0294.

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Creative Arts: Short Courses

All creative short courses starting in March 2018 will run for 6 weeks and cost £90 each. Classes will be 1 evening per week, for 3 hours each.

Experimental Printmaking Open Workshop

Using the print room, this course offers great opportunities to create prints from a variety of different techniques and mediums. For the experienced or novice mark maker.

Introduction to Fashion Blogging

Blogging is an important form of fashion media. You will learn how to create compelling online content, blogging for online publications to potentially promote your business.

Interior Design

From drawing to design realisation this course will help you develop and fulfil your ambitions to design a space. From drawing to mood boards to scale designs and models.

Black & White and Colour Processing

Learn how to develop your pictures in a traditional darkroom with both black and white and colour options.

Ceramics for beginners

This course is designed for those that are interested in working with clay in a variety of methods and processes. You will explore the potential of making clay and its properties and forms.

Introduction to Fashion

Learn to thread, sew, design and pattern cut to make your own outfits.

iPhone Photography

Your iPhone is more than just a tool to take photos of food and holidays. Learn techniques for image composition and the camera apps and editing tools that can transform a casual snapshot to a personal image. Capture and share your vision of the world through your phone.

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Skills for Business: Short Courses 

Spring forward and develop effective communication, team building and problem solving skills in business. Short courses in Skills for Business start in March 2018 and cost £85 each. 

Problem-Solving, Planning & Organisational Skills for Business (1 Day)

We are all faced with problems and solving them effectively is an essential skill. Learn a systematic process for understanding problems and resolving them.

Building Effective Teams in Business (1 Day) 

Our Team Building course will help develop team working skills so you can work towards achieving a common goal.

Effective Communication for Business (1 Day)

Communication is the art of being understood and of understanding others. Learn about all elements of communication from planning, adapting your style and presenting a positive image.

Coach Your Life! 2 hours per week for 8 weeks (evenings)

Create a bespoke programme to look at all aspects of your life: social, relationships, family and friends, emotional, financial and career, health and fitness, environment and much more. Design a plan with a clear focus, so you can take charge of your own actions and achieve your goals.

You never know how far you can go until you try, but be prepared to be pushed out of your comfort zone and take action! This course is not suitable if you want to become a life coach.

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Childcare

CACHE LEVEL 1 AWARD IN AN INTRODUCTION TO AN EARLY YEARS SETTING

Construction

CAD (15 weeks)

DIY MULTI-SKILLS (12 weeks) in Plumbing, Carpentry and Wall Tiling 

LEVEL 1 AWARD IN ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY (3 weeks)

LEVEL 1 AWARD IN MANAGING PERSONAL FINANCE (3 weeks)

LEVEL 1 AWARD IN HEALTH AND SAFETY (3 weeks)

Hair & Beauty

CITY AND GUILDS LEVEL 2 AWARD IN NAIL TECHNOLOGY - 10 WEEKS

LASH LIFTS - 1 DAY COURSE

Health & Social Care

CPCAB AWARD IN COUNSELLING SKILLS - LEVEL 2 (12 WEEKS)

DEMENTIA PROGRAMME (12 WEEKS)

IT & Digital Skills 

LEVEL 1 CERTIFICATE IN IT USER SKILLS

 

 

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Apprenticeships

Earn while you learn. Get real work experience whilst studying for a recognised qualification at College. Choose an apprenticeship in a wide range of industries. Speak to our Apprenticeship Team to get started!

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Or traineeship?

Traineeships are the perfect stepping stone to an Apprenticeship. Whatever your previous qualifications or experience, a traineeship can help you get a foot in the door with employers.

Prince’s Trust

Ready for a challenge? Join the 12-week programme and gain a qualification that's valued by employers. Take part in a group activity that helps your local community too, which looks great on your CV.