Festival Of Learning

Lifelong Learning Week

7 – 18 November 2022

Discover the world of digital with the Festival of Learning’s Lifelong Learning Week. Feeling left behind as more and more of daily life goes online and technology advances? Get up to speed with a range of free courses from the Festival of Learning.

With introductory sessions covering the use of:

Smartphones – Email – Social Media – Coding

As well as sessions designed to equip you with skills for work:

Digital skills for work and life – Introduction to digital marketing

Lifelong Learning Week offers a range of sessions to make digital more digestible. From coding and programming, to cyber and spreadsheets, creating your own video and experiencing extended reality, these sessions enable you to discover many aspects of the digital world for free.

Discover the digital sessions on offer below:

Title Description Who should attend Delivery organisation Location Time Key contact
Monday 7 November
Digital skills you can use: how to use emails effectively This is an informal, practical drop-in session for anyone wanting to explore using email. You may already use emails and want some tips on getting more out of it, or you may not have an email account and want to start. We can help whatever experience you have.
We will cover 4 areas of using emails including adapting your email style for different situations, sending attachments and adding an email signature.
Everyone welcome. No equipment needed. No matter what your experience you are sure to learn something useful about emails.
General public Lifelong Learning Centre, Uni of Leeds Dewsbury Road Community Hub
190 Dewsbury Road
Leeds
LS11 6PF
5pm-6pm Fiona Chapel
Tuesday 8 November
Learn about digital skills for life and work Interested in finding out what training is available to help you learn new skills to support you in life and work? Come along to a mini skills marketplace as part of Lifelong Learning week and chat to friendly advisors about the range of training options available to help you learn new skills. Get free advice on adult learning courses including digital skills, apprenticeships and careers support.
The skills marketplace will be informal drop in’s so no booking is necessary, just pop along any time between 10am – 2pm.
General public – open to anyone aged 19+ Leeds City Council – Employment & Skills The Compton Centre community hub
Harehills Lane
Leeds
LS9 7BG
10am-2pm Louise Wood
Wednesday 9 November
Learn about digital skills for life and work Interested in finding out what training is available to help you learn new skills to support you in life and work? Come along to a mini skills marketplace as part of Lifelong Learning week and chat to friendly advisors about the range of training options available to help you learn new skills. Get free advice on adult learning courses including digital skills, apprenticeships and careers support.
The skills marketplace will be informal drop in’s so no booking is necessary, just pop along any time between 10am – 2pm.
General public – open to anyone aged 19+ Leeds City Council – Employment & Skills Seacroft Community Hub
1 Seacroft Avenue
Deacon House
Leeds
LS14 6JD
10am-2pm Louise Wood
So what about my smartphone? Introducing adults/beginners to the features, functions and uses of their smartphone. For “everyday” activities and also to enable them to apply for jobs, pay bills, pay for a bus ticket, etc General public Leeds City College – Adult and Community Deacon House
1 Seacroft Avenue
Deacon House
Leeds
LS14 6JD
10am-2pm David Stones
What should I know about social media? Introducing to adults/beginners the uses, features and tips of having a social media presence. For “everyday” activities and also to enable you to apply for jobs, pay bills, pay for a bus ticket, etc General public Leeds City College – Adult and Community Leeds City College
1 Seacroft Avenue
Deacon House
Leeds
LS14 6JD
10am-2pm David Stones
Maths support using digital devices including mobile phones and laptops Using interactive websites to support numeracy skills and support parents to help their children with numeracy Parents and community centre users Bangladeshi Community Centre Kensington St,
Keighley
BD21 1PW
9:30am-11:30am Sam Stelling
Digital support for job searching and creating and uploading CVs to job sites for over 50s Different ways of job searching online, using social media platforms and online recruitment sites. Using online CV templates. Unemployed in Keighley Job Centre, Keighley Hanover House,
49 Low St, Airedale Centre,
Keighley BD21 3PP
1pm-3pm Linda Allan
Discover extended reality
Making coding fun
This is a split session that will give the participants the opportunity to experience 3D Games using virtual reality hardware. The second session will introduce participants to the world of using programming to interface with hardware devices. To emulate the use of coding that controls driverless vehicles. General public University Centre Leeds Leeds City College,
1 Seacroft Avenue,
Deacon House,
Leeds,
LS14 6JD
10am-12 noon Tim Balmforth
Thursday 10 November
Introduction to coding & programming Principles of coding to introduce and progress learners to intermediate coding applications General public Leeds City College Printworks campus,
Hunslet Road,
Leeds, LS10 1JY
5pm-6:30pm Nyla Ahmed
Monday 14 November
Introduction to digital marketing Digital marketing introduction to identify careers and skill sets needed for a future in this dynamic field General public Leeds City College Printworks campus,
Hunslet Road,
Leeds, LS10 1JY
5pm-6:30pm Nyla Ahmed
Cyber Introducing the potential of cyber and networking in future careers and the skills related to the topics. General public Leeds City College Printworks campus,
Hunslet Road,
Leeds, LS10 1JY
5pm-6:30pm Robin White
So what about my smartphone? Introducing adults/beginners to the features, functions and uses of their smartphone. For “everyday” activities and also to enable them to apply for jobs, pay bills, pay for a bus ticket, etc General public Leeds City College – Adult and Community Compton Centre 10am-2pm David Stones
What should I know about social media? Introducing to adults/beginners the uses, features and tips of having a social media presence. For “everyday” activities and also to enable you to apply for jobs, pay bills, pay for a bus ticket, etc General public Leeds City College – Adult and Community Compton Centre 10am-2pm David Stones
Tuesday 15 November
Learn about digital skills for life and work Interested in finding out what training is available to help you learn new skills to support you in life and work? Come along to a mini skills marketplace as part of Lifelong Learning week and chat to friendly advisors about the range of training options available to help you learn new skills. Get free advice on adult learning courses including digital skills, apprenticeships and careers support.
The skills marketplace will be informal drop in’s so no booking is necessary, just pop along any time between 10am – 2pm.
General public – open to anyone aged 19+ Leeds City Council – Employment & Skills Armley community hub
2 Stocks Hill
Armley
Leeds
LS12 1UQ
10am-2pm Louise Wood
So what about my smartphone? Introducing adults/beginners to the features, functions and uses of their smartphone. For “everyday” activities and also to enable them to apply for jobs, pay bills, pay for a bus ticket, etc General public Leeds City College – Adult and Community Armley community hub
2 Stocks Hill
Armley
Leeds
LS12 1UQ
10am-2pm David Stones
Discover extended reality
Making coding fun
This is a split session that will give the participants the opportunity to experience 3D Games using virtual reality hardware. The second session will introduce participants to the world of using programming to interface with hardware devices. To emulate the use of coding that controls driverless vehicles. General public University Centre Leeds Armley community hub
2 Stocks Hill
Armley
Leeds
LS12 1UQ
10am-12 noon Tim Balmforth
What should I know about social media? Introducing to adults/beginners the uses, features and tips of having a social media presence. For “everyday” activities and also to enable you to apply for jobs, pay bills, pay for a bus ticket, etc General public Leeds City College – Adult and Community Armley community hub
2 Stocks Hill
Armley
Leeds
LS12 1UQ
10am-2pm David Stones
Wednesday 16 November
Learn about digital skills for life and work Interested in finding out what training is available to help you learn new skills to support you in life and work? Come along to a mini skills marketplace as part of Lifelong Learning week and chat to friendly advisors about the range of training options available to help you learn new skills. Get free advice on adult learning courses including digital skills, apprenticeships and careers support.
The skills marketplace will be informal drop in’s so no booking is necessary, just pop along any time between 10am – 2pm.
General public – open to anyone aged 19+ Leeds City Council – Employment & Skills Dewsbury Road community hub
190 Dewsbury Road
Leeds
LS11 6PF
10am-2pm Louise Wood
Create your own animated video Thought about making videos? Try out this session to learn and have a go at creating your own! General public Leeds City College – Adult and Community Deacon House 10am-12 noon David Stones
Beginners introduction to coding What is Python? – Introducing adults/beginners into pre-entry coding skills General public Leeds City College – Adult and Community Deacon House 12:30pm-15:00pm David Stones
Thursday 17 November
Introduction to cyber Introducing the potential of cyber and networking in future careers and the skills related to the topics General public Leeds City College Printworks campus,
Hunslet Road,
Leeds, LS10 1JY
5pm-6:30pm Robin White

More on the Festival of Learning

We’re proud to be part of the Festival of Learning – a national campaign that celebrates the achievements of, and opportunities available to, adult learners.

As part of our support for the Festival in 2021, we held a Have a Go Fortnight to let adults sample some of the many and varied activities our courses include.

The Festival of Learning seeks to promote the benefits of lifelong learning and help adults aged 19 and over discover their passion.

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Whether you want to learn essential skills, upskill and reskill for your career, or pursue a hobby – there is something for everyone, regardless of age and at all levels from beginners to higher education.

Through the Festival of Learning, we hope to shine a light on the different expressions of adult education by creating inclusive opportunities for those who want to return to education for the first time, try something new or improve their skills.

We’re committed to supporting everyone with guidance. We offer adult courses in Access to Higher Education, Professional, Vocational, Essential Skills and Leisure.

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Inspiring stories from adult learners

Taking on the challenge of studying again after a break can be a daunting prospect, but the rewards are great. As well as unlocking a whole new intellectual world it can also instil self-belief and confidence – and set you on the path towards the career you’ve dreamed of.

Find out more about individuals who have overcome personal challenges to excel in their studies and lives.

Always fight for your dreams

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Mum excels with lifelong learning

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Education is not bound by age

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Amazing turnaround for ambassador

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Life changing experience

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Our partners

Luminate Education Group, which comprises Leeds City College, Keighley College, Harrogate College, Yorkshire Centre for Training and Development (YCTD) and University Centre Leeds, is working with local partners to deliver programmes that develop skills and support the mental health and wellbeing of adults in Leeds City Region. These include:

We know that many adults across the region have other commitments, such as families and jobs. Together, we will provide flexible learning approaches which accommodate your commitments, encouraging you to upskill and reskill in a Covid-19 safe environment. Please note, these are not the only adult events and courses in the region. There are many additional adult learning opportunities across the region.

Get in touch with us today

If you have any questions about studying or know someone who is thinking about career development and their options for the future, get in touch with us today.

Fill in our quick enquiry form and a member of our team will get back to you. You can also email us at Contact@leedscitycollege.ac.uk or give us a call on 0113 386 1997.

The Festival of Learning partnership offers a wealth of resources and events for adult learners: leedsadultlearning.co.uk

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Did You Know?
Did you know we have 541,720,573 resources at Leeds City College?

Did you know we have 541,720,573 resources at Leeds City College?

The resources include books, journals, e-books, videos, encyclopedias and more. These resources are the combined total number of resources at Joseph Priestley Centre, Beeston, Rothwell Centre, The Annexe, Printworks Campus and Park Lane Campus. We also have 12,277 e-books across Leeds City College libraries and more than 500,000 videos!

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