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Adult Learning

and Skills Courses

2018/2019 Cambourne
Comberton
& Melbourn
Village
Colleges

All enquiries: 01223 264721


email: commed@combertonvc.org
www.combertonadulted.org
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Welcome to the 2018-19 Adult Education Programme
at Cambourne, Comberton and Melbourn Village Colleges
We strive to provide a high-quality and varied programme of courses taught by well-qualified and enthusiastic tutors. Activities take
place in the daytime, evenings and on weekends and we do hope you will find something here to interest you. Do please let us have
comments and feedback on the courses you attend and ideas you may have for future courses, it is important to us.
Diana Cook and Mandy Draper - on behalf of the Principals and Governors of Cambourne, Comberton and Melbourn Village Colleges

Course Information and Tasters Cambridgeshire. Search our website www.cambsals.co.uk


For more information about our courses please visit our website for more information. We also deliver specific courses for adults
www.combertonadulted.org or contact us to request a Course with learning difficulties and disabilities. For more information
Description or with specific enquiries. First session tasters are about these specific courses please call 01223 703530
available before enrolment, but please book. Some of our courses are subsidised by the Education and
Enrolment and payment Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) and part financed by the 2014-
Please enrol at Comberton Village College for all courses. 20 European Social Fund (ESF) programme. This funding is
Fees can be paid by cheque, cash or debit card: 01223 264721 managed by Cambridgeshire County Council, Adult Learning
Adult Education, Comberton Village College, Comberton, and Skills. A short video covering the background of ESF, what it
Cambridge, CB23 7DU. commed@combertonvc.org does, how it helps and who benefits is available on the European
Cheques payable to: Comberton Village College Union website: http://ec.europa.eu/esf/home.jsp
In Person Please bring payment to the college reception. How we use your data:
9.00–4.30pm Mon–Thurs and www.gov.uk/government/publications/esfa-privacy-notice
7.00–9.30pm Mon and Weds in term time Equality and Diversity
By Phone 01223 264721 and pay by debit card. We are fully committed to equality of opportunity and welcome
Summer Holiday: we pick up messages each week and return enrolments from all adults aged 19+. We positively encourage all
calls and emails. We are closed in other school holidays. learners with any concerns about specific needs which might affect
Refunds their learning to discuss their requirements with us in confidence.
Available if we close a class or you withdraw at least two We believe that everyone is entitled to learn in an environment that
weeks before the start. Classes cancelled due to unforseen is free from discriminatory behaviour so that we build a community
circumstances, will be replaced with an extra class at the end. based on mutual trust and respect. We will do our best to ensure that
Concessionary Fees resources and equipment are accessible to all and make reasonable
50% discount is available for those in receipt of JSA/ESA or adjustments to ensure that all learners can access activities.
Universal Credit; Carers Allowance or a social care assessment Safeguarding Statement
(EHCP, DLA PIP) evidence to be provided. It is also possible to Arrangements have been made to make sure that you are safe
pay by instalments, please ask for details. at our Centres. If you feel you are not safe for any reason, for
Calendar (Please check start date of specific courses) example through verbal or physical abuse or you have been
Autumn Term Half term 22nd–26th Oct 2018 discriminated against, please tell your tutor or the Centre
Spring Term Half term 18th–22nd Feb 2019 Manager, who will investigate to ensure your safety.
Summer Term Half term 27th –31st May 2019 National Careers Service(NCS)
Support for you Careers advice is available to all learners. The National Careers
Further support, advice and specific courses are available for Service provides free information and advice on all aspects of
people with learning difficulties and disabilities 01223 715348. learning, skills development and employment. Help is provided in
Cambridgeshire County Council a way that suits you; online, face to face or by phone. Go to
Cambridgeshire County Council, Adult Learning and Skills service www.cambsals.co.uk and click on “I need some advice” for
supports a wide range of adult learning opportunities across more information or call the booking line 0845 603 1059.
COURSES AT COMBERTON VILLAGE COLLEGE
Course Title Day Time Autumn Spring Summer Weeks Cost
Start Date Start Date Start Date per term per term
ARTS & CRAFTS
Art’s Illusions: the Psychology of Pictures Mon 13:15 -15:15 --- --- 13-May 5 £44
Bookbinding, including materials Mon 19.00-21:00 --- 14-Jan --- 10 £95
Brief History of the World in 10 Paintings Mon 13:15-15:15 --- 14-Jan --- 10 £88
British 20th C. Art: Post Impressionism-Pop Mon 13:15-15:15 17-Sep --- --- 10 £88
Calligraphy Beginners & Improvers Tue 11:25–13:25 18-Sep 15-Jan 30-Apr 10 £88
Calligraphy Intermediate Tue 09:00–11:15 18-Sep 15-Jan 30-Apr 10 £99
Creative Mosaics (2nd course starts 31 Oct) Wed 19:00-21:00 26 Sep 27-Feb --- 4/5 £44
Drawing and Painting Beginners & Improvers Mon 09:30–11:30 17-Sep 14-Jan 29-Apr 10 £88
Printmaking Beginners, including materials Mon 19:00-21:00 17-Sep --- --- 10 £95
Printmaking Improvers Intaglio, incl. materials Mon 19:00-21:00 --- 14-Jan --- 10 £95
Silver Jewellery Beginners & Improvers Wed 19:00–21:00 19-Sep 16-Jan 01-May 10 £94
Silver Jewellery Intermediate Mon 19:15–21:15 17-Sep 14-Jan 29-Apr 10 £94
Upholstery Mon 19:00–21:00 17-Sep 07-Jan 29-Apr 10 £88
Upholstery Wed 19:00-21:00 19-Sep 09-Jan 01-May 10 £88
Watercolours Intermediate Wed 10:00-12:00 19-Sep 16-Jan 01-May 10 £88
Watercolours Improvers Wed 12:15-14:15 19-Sep 16-Jan 01-May 10 £88
Watercolours Advanced Thur 09:15-11:15 20-Sep 17-Jan 02-May 10 £88
Watercolours Beginners Thur 11:30-13:30 20-Sep 17-Jan 02-May 10 £88
FITNESS & HEALTH
Active & Healthy 4 Life GP Referral Mon & Thur a.m. 09:30 or 10:30 individual start dates, must attend 2 x pw 24 sessions £88
Chair Based Exercise Mon 11:45-12:45 17-Sep 07-Jan 22-Apr weekly TBC
Get Fit (in college Fitness Suite) Tue 13:00–14:00 18-Sep 08-Jan 30-Apr 10 £44
Indian Dance & Bollywood Excercise (free taster) Wed 19:00-20:00 19-Sep 16-Jan --- 1+8 £35
Keep Fit to Music 65+ (Comberton Village Hall) Tue 14:00–15:00 18-Sep 15-Jan 30-Apr 10 £44
Men’s Keep Fit (incl women) circuits & more Tue 18:30-20:00 18-Sep 08-Jan tbc weekly £4 p.w.
Pilates Explore Mixed (Toft People’s Hall) Mon 10:30–11:30 24-Sep 14-Jan 29-Apr 11/10/10 £54
Pilates Beginners/Intermediate/Advanced Mon 17:45-18:45 24-Sep 14-Jan 29-Apr 11/10/10 £54
Pilates Intermediate Mon 18:50-19:50 24-Sep 14-Jan 29-Apr 11/10/10 £54
Pilates for Bad Backs Wed 19:10-20:10 26-Sep 16-Jan 01-May 11/10/11 £54
Pilates for Strength Advanced Wed 20:15-21:15 26-Sep 16-Jan 01-May 11/10/11 £54
Yin Yoga Mon 19:55-20:55 17-Sep 14-Jan 29-Apr 12/10/10 £59
Yoga (in Comberton Village Hall) Tue 15:30-16:45 18-Sep 15-Jan 30-Apr 10 £60
GENERAL INTEREST
Absolute Beginners Computing Wed 15:30-17:30 19-Sep --- --- 5 £20
Astronomy: Earth to the edge of the universe Mon 19:00-21:00 17-Sep --- --- 8 £70
BBQ & Summer Salads Wed 19:00-21:00 --- --- 08-May 5 £44
Ballroom and Latin Dancing Beginners Mon 19:00–20:00 17-Sep 14-Jan 29-Apr weekly £4 p.w.
Ballroom and Latin Dancing Improvers Mon 20:05-21:35 17-Sep 14-Jan 29-Apr weekly £6 p.w.
Bee Keeping (2 sessions off site) Wed 19:15-21:15 --- 27-Feb --- 7 £62
Curry Favourites Indian Cookery, new menus Wed 19:00-21:00 --- 16-Jan --- 5 £44
Design Your Own Garden Mon 19:00-21:00 17-Sep --- --- 10 £88
Fish & Seafood Cookery Wed 19:00-21:00 19-Sep --- --- 5 £44
French Language Improvers (Year 3) Mon 19:00-20:30 17-Sep 14-Jan 29-Apr 10/10/5 £66
Guitar Fundamentals for Beginners Wed 19:00-21:00 19-Sep --- --- 10 £88
Guitar for Improvers Wed 19:00-21:00 --- 16-Jan --- 10 £88
Italian Language Intermediate Wed 19:00-21:00 19-Sep 16-Jan 01-May 10 £88
Maths GCSE* Wed 18:45-21:15 12-Sep --- --- 30+ FREE
Spanish Language Intermediate Fri 09:30–11:30 21-Sep 11-Jan 03-May 10 £88
COURSES AT CAMBOURNE VILLAGE COLLEGE
Course Title Day Time Autumn Spring Summer Weeks Cost
Start Date Start Date Start Date per term per term
ARTS & CRAFTS
Creative Ceramics, including materials Mon 19:00-21:00 24-Sep 14-Jan 29-Apr 9 £100
Dressmaking (mixed ability) Mon 19:00-21:00 24-Sep 14-Jan 29-Apr 10 £88
Dressmaking (mixed ability) Tue 19:00-21:00 25-Sep 15-Jan 30-Apr 10 £88
Interior Design for the Home Mon 19:15-21:15 24-Sep --- --- 8 £70
Knitting for Beginners Tue 19:00-21:00 02-Oct --- --- 5 £44
Painting & Drawing Tue 19:00-21:00 25-Sep 15-Jan 30-Apr 10 £88
Photography Digital Beginners Tue 19:00-21:00 25-Sep --- --- 10 £88
Photography Digital Improvers Tue 19:00-21:00 --- 15-Jan --- 10 £88
EMPLOYMENT SKILLS
Basic English Beginners (creche) Blue School Tue 09:45-11:45 30-Oct --- --- 5 FREE
Basic English - Speaking & Listening Tue 09:45-11:45 --- 15-Jan --- 10 FREE
English Functional Skills (creche) Blue School Tue 12:45-14:45 25-Sep --- --- 27 FREE
English Functional Skills Tue 19:00-21:00 25-Sep --- --- 27 FREE
English GCSE* Mon 19:15-21:30 10-Sep --- --- 30 FREE
IT Skills For Work Tue 19:00-21:00 25-Sep --- --- 10 £40
IT Skills For Work Improvers Tue 19:00-21:00 --- 15-Jan --- 10 £88
Maths Functional Skills (creche) Blue School Tue 12:45–14:45 25-Sep --- --- 27 FREE
Maths Functional Skills Mon 19:00-21:00 24-Sep --- --- 27 FREE
Maths GCSE* Tue 18:45-21:15 10-Sep --- --- 30+ FREE
GENERAL INTEREST
Breadmaking for Beginners Tue 18:45-21:15 25-Sep --- --- 5 £55
Breadmaking - Specialist Breads Tue 18:45-21:15 --- 26-Feb --- 5 £55
British Sign Language, an introduction Tue 19:00-21:00 25-Sep --- --- 10 £88
Counselling Skills, an introduction Mon 19:00-21:00 01-Oct --- --- 6 £53
Dads and Children Cooking Together ** Mon 18:30-20:00 24/9&29/10 26-Feb --- 4 £12
Design Your Own Garden Mon 19:00-21:00 --- --- 29-Apr 9 £80
English Conversation: Non-Native Speakers Tue 19:00-20:30 25-Sep 15-Jan 07-May 10 £30
French Language Beginners Mon 19:00-21:00 24-Sep 14-Jan 13-May 10/10/5 £88
French Language for Holidays Tue 19:00-21:00 --- --- 07-May 5 £44
Guitar Fundamentals for Beginners Mon 19:00-21:00 24-Sep --- --- 10 £88
Guitar for Improvers Mon 19:00-21:00 --- 14-Jan --- 10 £88
Healthy Eating on a Budget Thu 13:00-15:00 01-Nov 17-Jan --- 5 FREE
Italian Language Beginners (Mon or Tue, tbc) 19:00-21:00 24/25-Sep 14/15-Jan 06/07-May 10 £88
Italian Language Improvers Tue 19:00-21:00 25-Sep 15-Jan 07-May 10 £88
Keeping up with the children - English Tue 09:45-11:45 11-Sep 08-Jan --- 6 FREE
Keeping up with the children - Maths Tue 09:45-11:45 30-Oct 26-Feb --- 6 FREE
Over 65s Keep Fit to Music (Caxton Village Hall) Wed 10:00–11:00 19-Sep 09-Jan 24-Apr 10 £44
Play Therapy Tue 19:00-21:00 25-Sep --- --- 10 £88
Sourdough - specialist class Tue 18:45-21:15 27-Nov --- --- 1 £12
Spanish Language Beginners Tue 19:00-21:00 25-Sep 15-Jan 30-Apr 10/10/5 £88
Spanish Language Improvers Mon 19:00-21:00 24-Sep 14-Jan 29-Apr 10/10/5 £88
Taste of India Cookery Tue 19:00-21:00 --- --- 07-May 5 £44
Vegan & Vegetarian Cookery Tue 19:00-21:00 --- 15-Jan --- 5 £44
Website Design (beginners & small businesses) Tue 19:30-21:30 18-Sep --- --- 5 £44
Woodwork Workshop (all abilities) incl. materials Tue 19:00-21:00 25-Sep 15-Jan 07-May 8 £80
COURSES AT MELBOURN VILLAGE COLLEGE
Course Title Day Time Autumn Spring Summer Weeks Cost
Start Date Start Date Start Date per term per term

Chinese Cookery Northern China Tue 19:00-21:00 18-Sep --- --- 5 £44
Chinese Cookery Middle China Tue 19:00-21:00 --- 26-Feb --- 5 £44
Chinese Cookery Southern China Tue 19:00-21:00 --- --- 07-May 5 £44
DIY Beginners Tue 19:00-21:00 25-Sep --- --- 6 £60
DIY Advanced Tue 19:00-21:00 --- 22-Jan --- 6 £60
Drawing & Painting Beginners & Improvers Fri 10:45-12:45 21-Sep 19-Jan 04-May 10 £88
English GCSE* Tue 19:00-21:15 11-Sep --- --- 30 FREE
Guitar Fundamentals for Beginners Tue 19:00-21:00 18-Sep --- --- 10 £88
Guitar for Improvers Tue 19:00-21:00 --- 15-Jan --- 10 £88
Improve Your IT Skills Tue 19:00-21:00 18-Sep --- --- 10 £40
Indian Cookery Made Simple Tue 19:00-21:00 --- 15-Jan --- 5 £44
Maths GCSE* Tue 18:45-21:15 11-Sep --- --- 30+ FREE
Pottery, Mixed Ability, including some materials Tue 19:00-21:00 18-Sep 15-Jan 30-Apr 9 £100
Pottery, Mixed Ability, including some materials Fri 10:00–12:00 21-Sep 18-Jan 03-May 9 £100
Spanish Language Beginners Tue 19:00-21:00 18-Sep 15-Jan 30-Apr 10/10/5 £88
Yoga, Hatha Tue 18:30-19:30 18-Sep 15-Jan 30-Apr 10 £44
Yoga, Hatha Tue 19:45-20:45 18-Sep 15-Jan 30-Apr 10 £44

DAY SCHOOLS the venues are: Blue Comberton Village College, Green Cambourne Village College and Pink Melbourn Village College
Course Title Day Time Autumn Spring Summer Days Cost
British Sign Language Sat 10:00-14:00 --- --- 18-May 4 hrs £24
Calligraphy Sat 10:00-16:00 --- 26-Jan --- 1 £35
Colour Analysis for Cothes & Make-Up Sat 10:00-13:00 --- 26-Jan --- 3 hrs £18
Cycle Maintenance for all Sat 10:00-14:00 --- --- 18-May 4 hrs £24
Dads & Children Cooking Together ** Sat 10:00-14:00 --- --- 18-May 4 hrs £8
Delicious Vegan Cookery Sat 10:00-16:00 --- --- 18-May 1 £35
Emergency Paediatric First Aid (OFSTED L3) Sat 09:30-16:15 --- --- 18-May 1 £55
French Language for Holidays Sat 10:00-13:00 --- --- 18-May 3 hrs £18
Glass Jewellery Making, including materials Sat 10:00-16:00 --- 26-Jan --- 1 £40
Morrocan Winter menu (gluten free option) Sat 10:00-16:00 --- 26 Jan --- 1 £42
Mosaics, including materials Sat 10:00-16:00 --- --- 18-May 1 £40
Paediatric First Aid L3 12hr (blended classroom day) Sat 09:30-16:15 --- --- 18-May 1 £55
Painting - from Figurative to Abstract Sat 10:00-16:00 --- 26-Jan --- 1 £35
Painting from the Figure using Mixed Media Sat 10:00-16:00 --- --- 18-May 1 £40
Photoshop Beginners/Improvers Sat 10:00-16:00 --- 26-Jan 18-May 1 £35
Printmaking for Dads & Children incl. materials ** Sat 10:00-16:00 --- 26-Jan --- 1 £20
Silver Jewellery Pendant/Earings Sat 10:00-16:00 --- 26-Jan --- 1 £35
SE Asian Cookery, including ingredients Sat 10:00-16:00 --- 26-Jan --- 1 £50
Stained Glass, including materials Sat 10:00-16:00 --- 26 -Jan __ 1 £40
Wedding Flowers on a Budget, including flowers Sat 10:00-14:00 --- 26-Jan --- 4 hrs £50
Wired Sugar Flowers - Peonies, fillers & ferns Sat 10:00-16:00 --- --- 18-May 1 £40
Yoga & Health through Movement Sat 10:00-14:00 --- 26-Jan --- 4 hrs £30
DAY SCHOOLS the venues are: Blue Comberton Village College, Green Cambourne Village College and Pink Melbourn Village College
Course Title Day Time Autumn Spring Summer Days Cost
Animal/Pet Sculpture (& 27th April x 2hrs) Sat 10:00-15:00 --- 23/3&27/4 --- 2 £50
Anxiety: Building Children’s Self Esteem Sat 10:00-16:00 --- 23-Mar --- 1 £12
Be A Good Listener Sun 10:00-16:00 04-Nov --- --- 1 £35
British Sign Language a fun course for Beginners Sat 10:00-14:00 --- 23-Mar --- 4 hrs £24
Chinese Cookery Dinner Parties Sat 10:00-16:00 --- 23-Mar --- 1 £35
Creative Papercraft and Cards, incl. materials Sat 10:00-16:00 04-Nov 23-Mar --- 1 £45
Creating Short Stories Sun 10:00-16:00 04-Nov --- --- 1 £35
Festive Glass Decorations, including materials Sun 10:00-16:00 04-Nov --- --- 1 £40
Indian Dinner Party Cookery (new menus) Sun 10:00-16:00 04-Nov --- --- 1 £35
Interior Design & Home Decoration Sat 10:00-16:00 --- 23-Mar --- 1 £35
Lino Printing, including materials Sun 10:00-16:00 04-Nov --- --- 1 £40
Mono Printing - an Introduction, incl. materials Sat 10:00-16:00 --- 23-Mar --- 1 £40
Mosaics, including materials Sat 10:00-16:00 --- 23-Mar 1 £40
Paediatric First Aid L3 - 2 days 23rd & 24th Sat 09:30-16:15 --- 23&24 Mar --- 2 £85
Spreadsheets Beginners Sun 10:00-16:00 04-Nov --- --- 1 £35
Spreadsheets, Intermediate/Advanced Sat 10:00-16:00 --- 23-Mar --- 1 £35
Springtime Flower Arrangement, including flowers Sat 10:00-14:00 --- 23-Mar --- 4 hrs £40
Website Design (beginners & small businesses) Sat 10:00-16:00 --- 23-Mar --- 1 £35
Wired Sugar Flowers Magnolia,Honeysuckle Sat 10:00-16:00 --- 23-Mar --- 1 £40
Woodwork - hand crafted projects, incl. materials Sun 10:00-16:00 04-Nov 23-Mar --- 1 £40
Working with your angry child Sun 10:00-16:00 04-Nov --- --- 1 £12

Course Title Day Time Autumn Spring Summer Days Cost


Autumn Cornucopia Flower Arrangement inc flwrs Sat 10:00-14:00 06-Oct --- --- 4 hrs £40
Buying & Selling On Line Sat 10:00-16:00 06-Oct --- --- 1 £35
Colour Analysis for Clothes and Make Up Sat 10:00-13:00 01-Dec --- --- 3 hrs £18
Creative Papercraft & Cards (festive), inc. mat Sat 10:00-16:00 01-Dec --- --- 1 £45
Creative Writing, an introduction Sat 10:00-16:00 06-Oct --- --- 1 £35
Dim Sum Sat 10:00-16:00 01-Dec --- --- 1 £35
DIY - Bricklaying Sat 10:00-16:00 06-Oct --- --- 1 £35
DIY - Plumbing Sat 10:00-16:00 01-Dec --- --- 1 £35
Emergency Paediatric First Aid (OFSTED L3) Sat 09:30-16:15 06-Oct --- --- 1 £55
Glass Beads Bracelet workshop, incl. materials Sat 10:30-13:00 01-Dec --- --- 2.5 hrs £20
Glass Bead Christmas Decorations, inc. materials Sat 14:00-16:00 01-Dec --- --- 2 hrs £17
Glass Jewellery Making, including materials Sat 10:00-16:00 06-Oct --- --- 1 £40
Indian Vegetarian Cookery Sat 10:00-16:00 06-Oct --- --- 1 £35
Mosaics, including materials Sat 10:00-16:00 01-Dec --- --- 1 £40
Paediatric First Aid L3 12hr (blended classroom day) Sat 09:30-16:15 06-Oct --- --- 1 £55
Pottery:Coil and Slab Creations, for all abilities Sat 10:00-16:00 01-Dec --- --- 1 £40
Stained Glass, including materials Sat 10:00-16:00 06-Oct --- --- 1 £40
Tracing Your Family Tree Sat 10:00-16:00 01-Dec --- --- 1 £35
Using a Potter’s Wheel for Dads & Children ** Sat 10:00-12:30 06-Oct --- --- 2.5 hrs £5
Using a Potter’s Wheel Sat 13:00-15:30 06-Oct --- --- 2.5 hrs £15
Using Your Tablet Camera for Photos Sat 10:00-16:00 06-Oct --- --- 1 £35
Watercolours-new techniques and materials Sat 10:00-16:00 01-Dec --- --- 1 £45
Wired Sugar Flowers Calla Lillies & Roses incl. materials Sat 10:00-16:00 06-Oct --- --- 1 £40
Wired Sugar Flowers Chinese Lanterns, Honesty Sat 10:00-16:00 01-Dec --- --- 1 £40

* You should have a grade D, E, 3 (or equivalent) or Functional Skills L2 in Maths/English to enrol. A pre-course assessment is required for English.
** ‘Dads’ includes all male carers for example Uncle and Niece or Grandad and Grandchild. Please note we can only accommodate 1 child per adult.

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