Free Short Courses for Adults this Summer

During the student holidays, we will be hosting a summer school for adults with a wide range of short courses and taster sessions taking place throughout July and August.

If you live in the Nottinghamshire or Rotherham areas and are aged over 19, you don’t have to travel far to have a memorable summer.

Rediscover your love of learning, top up your skills, and escape the boredom with a skills-based course taking place right here on your doorstep.

Ranging from one-hour workshops to three-week-long courses, our short summer courses are taught at our College campuses: Rotherham College, North Notts College and Dearne Valley College.

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Not been in education for a while? Don’t sweat it!

These short courses are relaxed and friendly, with lots of hands-on learning.

You’ll be taught by our experienced and approachable staff in an informal setting within the Colleges.

And best of all, our short courses are completely free for all adults – regardless of your income or current employment status.

So, which course will you sign up for?


Summer courses and taster sessions at North Notts College

To sign up for one of the below courses/taster sessions at North Notts College, please call 01909 504500 or email contact@nnc.ac.uk.

Courses

Award in Mental Awareness

Duration: 1 day

When: Thursday 8th July 2024

Time: 9am – 3pm

Course details:
Develop the skills needed to understand and support people experiencing a range of mental health problems. Ideal for people working in or considering a career in health or social care.

Award in End of Life Care

Duration: 1 week

When: Monday 15th July – Friday 19th July 2024

Time: 9am – 3pm

Course details:
Our End-of-Life Care course equips you with the skills and knowledge to provide compassionate care to those nearing the end of life. You’ll learn communication techniques to navigate sensitive conversations, manage pain and symptoms effectively, and offer emotional and spiritual support to patients and their families.

This course is perfect for healthcare and social care professionals looking to elevate their practice and ensure everyone receives dignified care at the end of life.

Understanding Employment, Business and Enterprise

Duration: 3 days

When: Monday 15th July 2024

Time: 9am – 3pm

Course details:
This introductory programme equips you with the essentials of both employment and entrepreneurship.  Learn about your rights and responsibilities as an employee, explore the  world of business, and gain the knowledge to identify and develop your entrepreneurial skills. 

This course is perfect for anyone looking to take their first steps towards a successful career path,  whether as an employee or a business owner.

Award in Understanding the Importance of a Balanced Diet and Regular Exercise

Duration: 1 day

When: Monday 5th August 2024

Time: 9am – 3pm

Course details:
Learn the key principles of a balanced diet, how to identify essential nutrients, and how food choices fuel your body. Explore the benefits of regular exercise, discover different activity types, and gain the knowledge to create a safe and effective workout routine.

Taster sessions

Computer Programming

Duration: Two hour taster session

When:
Tuesday 9th July 2024
Monday 22nd July 2024

Time: 1pm – 2pm

Dive into Coding:
A Computer Programming Taster Session is designed for anyone curious about programming. This session will unravel the mystery of coding and give you a hands-on taste of how to create your own programs. We’ll start with the basics, then tackle fun puzzles to introduce you to problem-solving techniques.

The highlight is a chance to write some simple programs yourself and see them come to life on screen! There will be plenty of time for questions and to learn how to take your coding journey further.

Whether you’re simply curious, considering a tech career, or want to build cool things, this session is a great first step to unleashing your inner programmer!

Functional Fitness in Protective Services

Duration: Two hour taster session

When: Tuesday 9th July 2024

Time: 10am – 12noon

Intrigued by the physical demands of protective services?
A taster session on Functional Fitness in this field can be your entry point. This introductory workshop will delve into the specific exercises and training methods that prepare professionals for the rigors of their jobs. You’ll learn how functional fitness builds strength, endurance, and agility, all essential for navigating challenging situations.

The session will also provide an overview of the importance of proper form and injury prevention in these physically demanding roles. By the end, you’ll gain a clear understanding of how functional fitness empowers those who serve and protect.

3D Modelling

Duration: Two hour taster session

When:
Thursday 11th July 2024
Thursday 25th July 2024

Time: 1pm – 2pm

Ever dreamt of creating your own 3D worlds?
This taster session will be your launchpad! We’ll guide you through the basics of 3D modelling software, where you’ll build a simple model and discover how this powerful technology is used in animation, gaming, and design. Get ready to unleash your creativity and explore the exciting possibilities of 3D!

Urban, Land, Map and Navigation

Duration: Two hour taster session

When: Tuesday 16th July 2024

Time: 10am – 12noon

Are you interested in learning more about navigating urban environments?
A taster session on urban land maps and navigation can provide you with the foundational skills you need to confidently explore cities. This introductory workshop will introduce you to urban land maps, highlighting how to decipher symbols and navigate using a map.

You’ll also gain practical skills in urban navigation, learning techniques to orient yourself and find your way around unfamiliar areas. By the end of the session, you’ll be equipped with the knowledge and tools to tackle any urban adventure with ease.

Conflict Management in the Protective Services

Duration: Two hour taster session

When:
Thursday 11th July 2024

Time: 10am – 12noon

Ever wondered how security professionals keep tense situations under control?
A taster session on Conflict Management in the Protective Services will give you a glimpse into the essential skills needed to de-escalate conflict. This introductory workshop will explore the different types of conflict you might encounter on the job, and equip you with practical strategies to manage them effectively.

You’ll learn techniques for active listening, verbal de-escalation, and diffusing tense situations, all while ensuring the safety of yourself, those you protect, and the public.

National Curriculum Activities

Duration: One hour taster session

When:
Tuesday 9th July 2024
Thursday 18th July 2024
Monday 22nd July 2024

Time: 10am – 11am

Curious about how fun and engaging learning can be for young children?
Join our taster session on National Curriculum Activities in a Childcare and Education setting! This session will unveil how everyday play and exploration are transformed into educational experiences that meet the National Curriculum guidelines.

We’ll showcase activities that spark children’s interest in communication, maths, science, and the world around them. You’ll see how songs, stories, and creative play are used to nurture young minds while adhering to these important learning goals. This is a perfect opportunity to witness the magic of early childhood education!

Corporate Team Building

Duration: One hour taster session

When: Tuesday 9th July 2024

Time: 10am – 11am

Curious about how to boost collaboration and communication within your team?
A taster session on Corporate Team Building is your perfect introduction! This bite-sized workshop will give you a glimpse into the world of interactive activities designed to strengthen teamwork.

Through engaging exercises and challenges, you’ll experience firsthand how these activities can foster trust, problem-solving skills, and communication between colleagues. This is a great opportunity to see how team building can benefit your workplace and leave you wanting more!

Business Behaviours

Duration: One hour taster session

When:
Tuesday 9th July 2024
Thursday 11th July 2024

Time: 10am – 11am

Curious about the world of business and how people interact within it?
A taster session on Business Behaviours is your perfect starting point! This introductory workshop will give you a glimpse into the essential behaviours that drive success in the professional landscape. You’ll explore topics like communication, teamwork, leadership, and problem-solving, all from a business perspective.

Through interactive activities and discussions, you’ll gain insights into how to navigate professional situations effectively and build strong working relationships. This session is ideal for anyone interested in learning the fundamentals of business etiquette and making a positive impression in the workplace.

Health Screening

Duration: Two hour taster session

When:
Thursday 11th July 2024
Tuesday 13th August 2024
Thursday 15th August 2024

Time: 10am – 12noon

This quick and informative session will offer a range of basic health checks, giving you a snapshot of your current well-being and how to monitor your health.

It’s a perfect opportunity to chat with the health and social care team, learn valuable tips for a healthy summer, and discover our comprehensive health screening programme.

Exercise Referral

Duration: Two hour taster session

When:
Thursday 1st August 2024
Tuesday 6h August 2024
Tuesday 13th August 2024

Time: 10am – 12noon

Looking to jumpstart your fitness journey?
Our free exercise referral taster session is designed for adults of all levels. Discover the benefits of exercise, meet qualified instructors, and try a variety of low-impact workouts in a supportive environment.

This session is perfect for those new to exercise or unsure what type of activity suits them. Take the first step towards a healthier you and reserve your spot today!