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

Countdown to The BIG Fun Day!

AVCT are holding a BIG Community Fun Day on Saturday 10th June at The Communiversity in Croxteth…and you are ALL invited!

We have lots of fun activities for all the family! There will be a Bouncy Castle, Children’s Bring and Buy Sale (held in Croxteth Sports Centre, limited tables available – call Croxteth Sports Centre to book a table – 0151 548 6421), Mini Football Tournament, Face Painting, Adult Education courses plus much more.

The fun starts at 10am until 3pm…we do hope you can join us!

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.


Business Start Up Conference Event

On Wednesday 22nd March from 10am – 1pm, there will be a Business Start Up Conference at the Atkinson Library in Southport. This event has been organised via the Enterprise Hub programme and as AVCT are a delivery partner; we will be attending!

The Smarta Business Starter team, as part of AVCT, will be in attendance and will be available to answer any problematic business start up issues you may be facing. Furthermore there is a chance to hear from other local business owners who will be sharing their own personal stories on how they moved from having the idea to starting a business to now actually sustaining their business.

All in all this should be a very positive day. If you would like to attend this event, no appointmnet is needed just simply turn up; however if you would like to hear more information please email kayleighclarke@altvalley.co.uk


The Atkinson Art Gallery & Library
Lord Street
Southport .

A Misdummer Nights Dream – in Croxteth Woods

To commemorate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, we will be staging  one of the bard’s best loved plays –  A Midsummer Night’s Dream – in Croxteth Woods.

Our Lady and St Philomena’s primary school,  along with AVCT’s youth drama group  will bring this classical rom-com to life as part of the regeneration of Croxteth Woods.  The play will be performed at the official opening of the new pathway.

The play will be performed ‘promenade style’,  moving from one scenic location to the other, starting from the entrance of the pathway into the heart of the woods, where the main part of the play will take place.

The project is being developed by the creative department at Alt Valley Community Trust, whose aim is to make quality theatre accessible  to everyone in the local community.

Paula Currie, head of creative development at AVCT and leader of this project said

“This is a wonderful opportunity for young people to participate in one of Shakespeare’s best known plays in a beautiful environment on their own door step.”

To see why ‘The course of true love never did run smooth.’ Come on down to the free performance on Saturday 25th March

For more information please contact Paula on 0151 546 5514.