Recruitment for Adult Education Courses to begin next week!

Are you thinking of learning a new skill?  Why not enrol on to one of our exciting Adult Ed courses! Beginning on Monday 09th October at Elleregreen Comunity Centre;

1: Introduction to Cookery – Specialising in vegan cuisine 

2: Introduction to Basic Counselling

Enrolment begins at 6pm.  Courses run will run each Monday evening 6pm – 9pm, both for 10 weeks.     To register your interest please call the team on 0151 233 3337 or alternatively email enquiries@altvalley.co.uk

Ellergreen Community Centre, Ellergreen Road Norris Green Liverpool L11 2RY

Erasmus+ Project; Education for Equity – Update

We are in the process of finalising this collaborative Erasmus + project with our partners in Sweden and Germany. The three years have simply ‘flown by’ and we are really pleased with the final outcomes.

At first progress was slow as we found that we were focusing too much on each country’s cultural differences and got involved in too much detail relating to statistics and national legislation.

In time though we worked together to research the causes of early school leaving and student disaffection. Visits to one another’s schools and training organisations led to the sharing of good practice and this was then cascaded to a wide range of Educational Professionals. Seminars, workshops, study visits and conferences were organised and the EfE website was created to capture our findings and encourage new educational approaches to increase student motivation.

We also produced a short film and published a book which summarises our findings.

Meeting partners face to face gave invaluable time to reflect upon our practice and benefit from the cross fertilisation of ideas.

The three main strands of our work were connected to;

  • How to increase learner motivation by using innovative classroom strategies
  • How to ensure that the needs of every individual learner can be met
  • How to make use of effective partnerships beyond school to secure positive outcomes for young people.

At the final conference held in Uppsala University, Sweden in May 2017;  AVCT were represented by 12 delegates and their feedback demonstrated that the experience was valuable and that the project has been an important source of generating new knowledge.

We encourage you to view the short film on the website or contact Kayleigh Clarke if you would like a copy of the book which provides an overview of all our work and key findings.

Fazakerly High School @Alt Valley Communiversity – Open Days

Alt Valley Communiversity are now accepting applications for September 2017 admissions for 6th Form College!

The Open Dates for September admissions are;

  • ‘GCSE Results Day’ Thursday 24th August at Fazakerly High School 9:30am – 4:00pm
  • Friday 25th August at Alt Valley Skills Centre 9:30am – 4:00pm

We hope you can join us at on one of our Open Events to find out about our exciting new vocational provision. Please see below a list of what we have to offer;

  • Catering & Hospitality
  • Childrens Worksforce
  • Construction
  • Hair & Beauty
  • Health & Social Care

You will have the chance to talk to our expert staff, meet our current students and have a look around our excellent facilities!

Don’t worry if your grades are not as you hoped – we are hosting a GCSE Results Day Clinic at Fazkerley School on the 24th and at Alt Valley Skills Centre on the 25th to help you understand your options. It is an extra opportunity to speak to us and put your mind at ease.

If you are interested in finding out more about our Post – 16 Study Offer – Or if you would like to arrange a visit to our college please contact the admissions team on 0151 546 5514 or email enquiries@altvalley.co.uk 

Application forms are also available, please contact the admissions team for yours today…

‘Introduction to Teaching Assistant’ Course is back!

Due to popular demand; we are pleased to announce that we will be recruiting for an ‘Introduction to Teaching Assistant’ course very soon!

The 10 week course will focus on a range of areas you will require working in a school environment including:

Communication and professional relationship
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 today.

Fazakerley 6th Form Open Day

As many of you may be aware; AVCT will be working collaboratively with Fazakerley High Sixth Form in order to benefit our young people in the North Liverpool area. Read more here

Due to this we will be holding an Open Day on Tuesday 11th July at The Skills Centre from 2pm – 5pm.

Parents and potential leaners are most welcome to attend in order tomeet our current learners and staff and ‘try out’ activities including Hairdressing, Childcare, Construction, Health and Social Care.

Light refreshments will be provided plus as we also run a variety of Adult Education courses; parents / carers may be interested in to find out more what we have on offer!

There is no need to book your place, just turn up at the allocated times.  For further information please contact our team at The Communiversity on 0151 546 5514 or email email enquiries@altvalley.co.uk

The Skills Centre, Gillmoss Lane Croxteth Liverpool L11 0BE  

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.

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.