AVCT to offer FREE Computer Classes

AVCT is offering FREE Computer Classes to anyone aged 30+ who is unemployed under the new “Include-IT Mersey” project; which is jointly funded by the European Social Fund and the Big Lottery Fund as part of its 2014-2020 Building Better Opportunities Programme.

These classes will aim to help people develop a great understanding of ICT, build up confidence when using a computer as well as help to improve employability skills.

These classes begin next week at our various centres and if you would like to enrol, please contact Dave Mason or Chris Howard on 0151 254 1879.

Monday 26th June, Dovecot MAC 10am – 12:30pm

Tuesday 27th June, The Communiversity 12:30pm – 3pm

Friday 30th June, Ellergreen Community Centre 12:30pm – 3pm

Job Vacancies at North Liverpool Community College

North Liverpool Community College have part time and full time vacancies for experienced Health and Social Care tutor/assessors preferably with Quality Assurance qualifications also sessional staff required to teach Maths/English up to GCSE level. Please forward CV in the first instance to Gill Mason, Principal, North Liverpool Community College, The Communiversity, Altcross Road, Croxteth L11 0BS or email enquiries@altvalley.co.uk

Starting up a Social Enterprise? We can help…

Have you been thinking of starting a business that you feel will help disadvantaged members of a community?

As Government cuts become ever more biting and as statutory services become leaner, social enterprises are a growing sector.
Here at Alt Valley Community Trust, we recognise the need for education and training for social entrepreneurs. As a result, we are holding a Start and Fund your Social Enterprise course on Saturday 10th June and Saturday 17th June for those who are either thinking of starting a social business, or who have recently started up in this field.

Course details
The course will consist of 2 days’ training and some work to complete at home. The work to complete at home will be in line with the natural paperwork that would be required when forming a community interest company or completing a basic funding bid. So you will gain all the knowledge and insight you need to confidently start and run this type of enterprise, whilst also having support in completing your first live funding bid.
The course is fully funded if you are happy to meet the above criteria -attending the two day training and completing paperwork at home. So there will be not charge to participants.

Course Structure

Day one – Setting Up a Social Enterprise – Saturday 10th June 10am – 4pm
• A brief introduction to Social Enterprise and the different business structures that are available to support the operation of a social business, including the paperwork required.

• Key steps post start-up e.g. how to write essential policies (H&S, Equality and Diversity, Environmental, safeguarding etc)

• What are my legal responsibilities as a Director? How to do the basics of managing finances

• Funding streams – who are the funders? Where do these funders present their opportunities? How to sign up for regular alerts?

• Local and national case studies

Day 2 – Fundraising – Saturday 17th June 10am – 4pm

Building on the input from day one, we will start to look at funding bids

• Funding forms – the type and quantity of forms to complete

• Wording – what sort of information do those scoring bids look for?

• Assessing bids – the scorer’s point of view – seeing it from their perspective will help you write high quality bids

• Practical examples and case studies

The Course Tutor is Alan Johnson – Alan is a very experienced bid writer and works for the Lottery, British Council and other funders as a Grant Assessor, so he is able to speak from a funder’s point of view; this is your chance to ask questions directly to a funder! Alan also runs his own community interest company, so the content is based on real up to date and practical experience of this ever changing sector.

To secure your place, please email kayleighclarke@altvalley.co.uk

FREE CACHE Level 2 Teaching Assistant Course

North Liverpool Community College are recruiting for the Level 2 CACHE Teaching Assistant course on Wednesday 26th April at The Communiversity.  Enrolment begins at 12:30pm with one of our tutors Dave Mason.

The course will focus on a range of areas you will require working in a school environment including:

  • Communication and professional relationships
  • Safeguarding the wellbeing of children and young people
  • Supporting those with disabilities or special educational needs

For more information about this call 0151 546 5514.


Open Day Success for North Liverpool Community College

On Friday 23rd September North Liverpool Community College held an open day at The Communiversity. Tutors met with prospective students who enrolled on to a variety of adult education courses such as ‘Introduction to Teaching Assistants’, ‘Basic Maths’ as well as ‘Creative Writing for Beginners.’ For anyone who could not attend; do not worry as it is not too late to enrol. Please contact Sharon Ross on 0151 546 5514 for further information.

Recruitment to begin for Healthcare Support Course

North Liverpool Community College are pleased to announce that they are recruiting for thier CACHE Level 3 Healthcare Support in the Paediatric Setting course.

The qualification has been developed in partnership with Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust to provide the learner with the knowledge, understanding and skills covering a broad spectrum of care responsibilities in a paediatric setting. The Certificate builds on these themes and covers: communication, infection prevention & control and holistic care & compassion.

The course duration is 5 months, applicants must be aged between 16 and 18 years old. Interested? Please contact Angela at Dovecot MAC on          0151 254 1879 for further information.



North Liverpool College offer FREE Teaching Assistant Course

North Liverpool Community College are now offering Introduction to Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools (Teaching Assistant) Course

This course will cover skills and knowledge required for an STLS role & potential to progress onto full qualifications.

The course will focus on a range of areas you will require working in a school environment including:

  •  Communication and professional relationships
  •  Safeguarding the wellbeing of children and young people
  • Supporting those with disabilities or special educational needs

This is a FREE 5 week course beginning Wednesday 11th November, 9:30am – 12:30pm.

Interested?  Please contact Dave Mason on 0151 254 1879 for more information!

FREE Adult Education Courses

Following the ‘Information Event’ which AVCT recently held, we are pleased to confirm that our short courses will begin Wednesday 7th October 2015.

There are still spaces available on the following;

  • Creative Writing & Illustration for Beginners
  • Face Painting
  • Healthy Cooking on a Budget
  • Introduction to Hair & Beauty
  • Introduction to Photography & Film Editing
  • Introduction to Tile Mosaics
  • Music for Beginners*
  • Sew & Save

If you wish to participate in any of the above or for further information please contact Liz on 0151 546 5514.

Location:  North Liverpool Community College, Back Gilmoss Lane Croxteth L11 0BE

Time:  5:30pm – 8:00pm

*Music for Beginners will be held at The Communiversity, Altcross Road L11 0BS

**In order to sign up you must be unemployed and aged 20 & above.

AVCT and NSC celebrate successful apprenticeships.

This year over 40 young people completed apprenticeships which ensured that our community’s young people leave our organisation armed with the skills necessary to equip them for the world of work. Our apprentices gained hands on experience in apprenticeships including: Live events, bricklaying and joinery, horticulture, hairdressing and childcare. We would like to congratulate all our apprentices and wish them well for the future. If you are interested in becoming an apprentice, please contact the Skills Centre on 0151 546 6249

Alt Valley - Drama Students

Learners celebrate latest success!

Congratulations to drama students at Alt Valley who are celebrating achieving their Open Awards Level 1 in Performing Arts (Improvisation and Performance).

Tutor Paula Currie said, “Eight of our learners have received their Open Awards Qualification in Performing Arts. It’s great to see the group developing new skills and achieving their goals. Well done!”

If you would like to join the drama group and get involved with their latest project, please contact Paula Currie on 0151 546 5514 for further details.