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Employment qualifications

Learning Pembrokeshire offers a number of courses that provide a qualification that are useful for work and life. These are usually short courses.

  • Emergency First Aid at Work
  • Emergency Paediatric First Aid
  • Food Safety in Catering
  • Food Allergen Management for Caterers
  • Personal Licensing

Don’t see what you are looking for? Please ring Central Services on 01437 770130 or e-mail learn@pembrokeshire.gov.uk to discuss your requirements with our friendly team.

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Languages

Learning a new language can be both fun and rewarding. You may be planning a holiday abroad or it may be the first step to a new life in a foreign country. Whatever your reasons, Learning Pembrokeshire offers a wide range of language courses to suit everyone - from the complete beginner to the more advanced learner.

What languages can I learn?

Courses are currently available in the following languages:

  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish

How do I know what level I need?

Holiday courses: These courses aim to provide you with survival skills essential to help you enjoy and make the most of your stay in a foreign speaking country. You will develop a practical understanding of the basics of the language and learn to communicate successfully.

Year 1: This course aims to give you a basic understanding of the structure of the language and to enable you to use the language effectively in a number of everyday situations. This course is suitable for those who have little or no knowledge of the language

Year 2: This course aims to develop your understanding of the language. It will help to deal confidently with a range of situations and converse on a range of topics, including the past and the future. Students should have followed a course at introductory level or should have some experience of studying/speaking the language

Year 3: This intermediate level course is aimed at those who have a firm basic knowledge of the language. It will help you to develop communication skills using a range of tenses, grammar and vocabulary. Students should have completed a course at introductory level or should have 1-2 years experience of studying the language

Year 4: This course will help you to develop your language skills even further, through the study of advanced grammar; contemporary text and recordings, and other aspects of modern culture. Classes will give you the opportunity to improve fluency and comprehension in an open and friendly atmosphere. Students should have studied the language for a minimum of 2-3 years

Year 5: This advanced level course is aimed at those who have studied the language for 3-4 years and wish to practise their speaking, listening, reading and writing skills in the language at an advanced level

What qualifications are available?

Although some classes are accredited, not all classes lead to a formal qualification. However, your tutor will give you regular feedback about your progress, providing you with an individual learning plan to record your personal goals and achievements.

How long is the course?

Language courses run for between one and two hours a week, over three terms of ten weeks each. Holiday courses tend to run over one or two terms only.

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Creative and Performance

If you've every dreamt of being able to dance, play an instrument, write a book or paint a picture . . .

Or maybe you want to get to grips with your digital camera and resizing or retouching your photos . . .

Or perhaps you long to be creative in other ways: making your own jewellery, greetings cards or ceramics. . .

Maybe you just want to have fun and meet new people . . .

Whatever your particular interest, Learning Pembrokehire's small and friendly creative and performance skills classes can help raise confidence in your chosen field and help you fulfil your ambitions!

Courses are suitable for complete beginners, as well as those who want to develop and practice their skills.

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Courses leaflet

Offering courses in community venues and online.

Learning today for a better tomorrow. Pick your course and book now!

 

Course fees

 

On this page:

How to book

Essential skills

Qualification Courses

Welsh Language

Languages

General interest

Health and Wellbeing

Creative Arts

Performing Arts

Springboard

Pembrokeshire College

Contacts

 



How to book

Information on how to book is given at the top of each category of course.

Contact details for all Community Learning Centres are given below.



Essential skills

For English, ESOL, Maths or Digital Skills classes call Freephone: 0808 100 3302 to book a 1:1 discussion and get the right course for you.

English

Do you want to improve your speaking, listening, reading and writing skills in English for yourself, your family or work? 

FREE Essential Skills courses can help you develop your English skills from Entry level 1 up to GCSE equivalent.

* Essential SKills Wales - Communication * Literacy * Skills for Life *

ESOL

Is English your second language?

FREE accredited ESOL classes can help you develop your English skills at home, at work and in the community from Entry level up to Level 2.

* ESOL * Life in the UK * Driving Test Theory *

Maths

Do you need to improve your maths skills to help you at home, support your family or gain a qualification for work?

Our FREE Maths courses can help you gain a certificate from Entry level up to GCSE equivalent.

* Essential Skills Wales - Application of Number * Numeracy *

Digital Literacy Skills

Are you keen to develop your digital skills?

Free Entry level classes can help you gain new skills. There is a charge for some higher level courses which go up to Level 2.

* Digital Skills - First Steps and More skills * Microsoft Office * Using your tablet * Windows * ICDL *



Qualification Courses

To join any GCSE or vocational course, call your local centre or visit the Learning Pembrokeshire website and book using your PCC My Account.

Do you need any qualifications to help you progress at work or improve skills to gain employment? 

Qualifications in Emergency First Aid, Food Safety and Emergency Paediatric First Aid can help you.

GCSEs

Do you need a GCSE to improve your work prospects or to get into further education? Learning Pembrokeshire runs GCSE courses in English and Maths.

* Emergency First Aid in the Workplace * Emergency Paediatric First Aid * Food Safety in Catering * GCSE English language - WJEC * GCSE Mathematics - WJEC * Personal Licensing *



Welsh Language

To register on a Welsh course go to the Learn Welsh website (opens in a new tab) or for more information, e-mail or call 01437 770180

Are you interested in improving your use of the Welsh language at home, at work or in your community?

Learn Welsh Pembrokeshire run courses from Entry level, through to Foundation level, Intermediate and Advanced. Finding a course that’s right for you either online or at your local learning centre has never been easier. All courses offer accreditation if you are interested in gaining a qualification.

Every level offers a WJEC exam.

* Entry * Foundation * Intermediate * Advanced * Proficiency *



Languages

To join any Language course call your local centre or visit the Learning Pembrokeshire website to book using your PCC My Account

Do you want to develop your ability to communicate in another language?

Learning Pembrokeshire runs a range of language courses from Entry level to Advanced. Our courses can help you while travelling abroad for work or pleasure as well as support you to communicate with people visiting or living in Pembrokeshire who do not speak English as their first language.

* Italian - Entry level, Foundation level and Advanced * Spanish - Entry, Foundation level and Advanced * French - Entry level, Foundation level and Advanced * Spanish - Conversation *



General Interest 

To join any General Interest course, call your local centre or visit the Learning Pembrokeshire website to book using your PCC My Account

Are you are interested in finding out more about how people and places have evolved over time?

Learning Pembrokeshire's History and Psychology courses will help you develop a greater understanding of how people have evolved over time. Whatever area of study you embark on, it is guaranteed that you will be on an interesting journey of discovery!

* History of Art * Local History * History Explorers * History - Determined Ladies * Reading the Mabinogion * Cultural History * Photography * Creative Writing *



Health and Wellbeing

To join a Health and Well-being course, call your local centre or visit the Learning Pembrokeshire website and book using your PCC My Account.

Do you want to feel better and improve your fitness through gentle exercise?

If the answer is yes, then Learning Pembrokeshire has a great range of courses for you to choose from, led by very experienced, caring and supportive tutors. Whatever your level of experience or fitness our tutors can accommodate your needs and you will feel better for it.

* Chair Yoga * Pilates - Stretch and Flex * Pilates * Tai Chi * Yoga* Yoga for the over 50s * Gentle Yoga * Yoga Light *



Creative Arts

To join a Creative course, call your local centre or visit the Learning Pembrokeshire website and book using your PCC My Account

Do you want to explore your creative side, develop new skills or learn new ways of working with different mediums? 

Learning Pembrokeshire has a host of talented tutors able to guide you on a new creative path. You'll be amazed what you can achieve with support from experienced practitioners. Whatever your starting point… we have a course for you from Sewing to Stained Glass.

* Art - various topics * Upholstery * Stained Glass * Printmaking * Sewing * Willow * Christmas Crafts * Card Making * Dressmaking * Photoshop Elements *



Performing Arts

To join a Performance course, call your local centre or visit the Learning Pembrokeshire website to book using your PCC My Account

Are you wishing you had time for more music in your life?

Learning Pembrokeshire’s Music classes can take you to a new place and lift your feelings to a new high whilst developing new skills and making new friendships. Courses are designed for people with no prior experience and learners wanting to progress their skills further.

* Entry level Guitar * Entry level Ukulele * Entry level Singing - Find your voice! * Intermediate level Guitar * Intermediate level Ukulele * Intermediate level Singing *



Springboard

For more details on Springboard's courses in our 12 partner schools go to our Springboard Pembrokeshire Facebook page (opens in a new tab) or call 07500 918050.

Would you like to learn new skills to help you and your family?

Springboard runs FREE courses in 12 Primary schools in Pembrokeshire to support families access engaging activities that link to the new curriculum for Wales in a fun and creative way.

Our courses changes each half term and has a mixture of family workshops and adult only courses for everyone to enjoy.

* Fenton * Gelliswick * Johnston * Milford Haven Community Primary School * Neyland * Prendergast * St Mark's * Tenby Primary School * Waldo Williams * Ysgol Glannau Gwaun * Ysgol Hafan Y Môr * Ysgol Penrhyn Dewi *



Pembrokeshire College

At Pembrokeshire College there are a huge range of full and part-time courses on offer for adults aged 19 and over.

Whether you are looking to gain additional skills and knowledge to boost your career, are wanting to retrain in a different sector to pursue new opportunities, or are simply looking to take up a hobby, at College there are hundreds of courses to choose from.

With courses from entry through to degree level, whatever your current skills, we can help you to find the course that’s right for you, so you can continue your learning journey.

* Accounting * Beauty Therapy * Bookkeeping * Business Admin * Car Maintenance * Carpentry * Childcare * Computing * Construction * Creative Writing * Engineering * Food Safetey for Catering * Hairdressing * Health & Safety * Hospitality * Mixed Craft * Nutrition* Photography * Sewing Skills * Sports Massage Therapy * Welding & Fabrication *

View our courses on the Pembrokeshire College website (opens in a new tab) or call our Admissions team on 0800 9 776 788 for impartial advice and guidance.

Finding the right course for you

With so many courses to choose from, picking the right course can sometimes be overwhelming, but don’t worry, our friendly Admissions team are available throughout the year to offer impartial advice and guidance to help set you on the right path to achieve your future ambitions. Guidance is available either face-to-face, over the phone or online and can be arranged at
a time to suit you.

Financial support

Contact Student Finance on 01437 753 134 or e-mail: s.finance@pembrokeshire.ac.uk to find out if you are eligible for financial support.



Contacts

Learning Pembrokeshire Community Centres you can call for more info and book!



FREE Essential Skills and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

Freephone: 0808 100 3302

 

Learn Welsh Pembrokeshire

01437 770180
learnwelsh.learning@pembrokeshire.gov.uk

 

North Pembrokeshire Community Learning Centres

01437 770140
northpembs.Learning@pembrokeshire.gov.uk

 

Mid Pembrokeshire Community Learning Centres

01437 770150
midpembs.learning@pembrokeshire.gov.uk

 

Pembroke Dock Community Learning Centre

01437 770170
pembrokedock.learning@pembrokeshire.gov.uk

 

Tenby Community Learning Centre

Springboard

Narberth Central Services Office

01437 770130
learn@pembrokeshire.gov.uk

 

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Springboard

Springboard is a Learning Pembrokeshire project which runs a wide range of fun, free and exciting courses for adults and families in 12 partner primary schools.

Why join Springboard?

Through joining one of our courses you and your family can have fun, learn new skills, meet new people, and progress.

What kinds of courses can you do?

Springboard's courses are designed for adults and families to have fun while learning and develop new and essential skills that complement the 4 core purposes of the new Curriculum for Wales.

Where can I view the current timetables?>

To see the current Springboard timetables for all Springboard areas, please go to our Facebook page Springboard Pembrokeshire (opens in a new tab) or visit the Springboard Padlet (opens in a new tab).

Who can take part?

Springboard's courses are open to adults who have a child in their family attending one of our 12 partner schools schools and who feel that they will benefit from engaging in our courses.

When do Springboard activities run?

Springboard runs a different programme of activities either side of every half term. Our morning and afternoon sessions are perfectly timed to fit into the school day.

Where do our activities take place?

Springboard courses take place in the community rooms of each partner Primary school.

Is there help with childcare?

Subject to demand and availability Springboard can fund free crèche placements in registered childcare settings for children of pre-school age.

How can you get involved?

It's easy to get involved. You can click on the booking link that schools share along with our flyers in their School Apps like Class Dojo. Alternatively you can just text, call or e-mail the Springboard Advisor responsible for Springboard delivery in your partner school.

How are our courses funded?

Springboard courses are being funded up to December 31st 2024 by Multiply, Shared Prosperity Fund, Levelling Up Fund.

Funded by UK Government  Levelling up fund

 

 

To discuss how you could work with the Springboard project, please contact:

Laura Phillips, Springboard Co-ordinator

Tel: 07500 918 050
E-mail: laura.phillips@pembrokeshire.gov.uk
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Welsh

People want to learn Welsh for various reasons, but most just want to become proficient in the language. If you decide to learn Welsh you could become one of the hundreds of people who succeed in becoming fluent Welsh speakers every year.

Learning Welsh is a lot of fun and any would be student who may be worried about coping with grammar, can be assured that the emphasis today is firmly on spoken Welsh and on using the language from the very beginning.

Please go to Learn Welsh Pembrokeshire (opens in a new tab) for more information or call us on 01437 770180 for advice.

Before you search for a course, there are two important things you should consider: choosing the right level and the right pace.

Choosing the right level

All courses are named in accordance with the national progression framework for Welsh for Adults, which consists of 5 levels:

  • Entry - courses for beginners. The emphasis is on conversational Welsh - discussing personal details and past events are among the topics covered.
  • Foundation - expand on your speaking skills. Family, work and hobbies are among the topics covered.
  • Intermediate - the emphasis is still on speaking, but a little more writing, reading and listening is introduced. You should feel comfortable holding a conversation on everyday topics by the end of this level.
  • Advanced - still concentrating on oral skills, you'll also be gradually introduced to Welsh radio, television and newspapers. These courses also help you write competently.
  • Proficiency - courses for people who speak Welsh fluently (as a first or second language) who wish to improve their command of the language.

Choose the Right Pace

The best way to learn a language is to immerse yourself in it, so you should consider going for the most intensive course that you can devote your time to.

As a beginner, you have the option of working at a leisurely pace on courses meeting once a week, or more intensively with two classes a week.

Courses meeting once a week usually cover one of the above levels over two years (three years at Uwch/Advanced) and the more intensive courses cover one level a year. The two paths usually merge as you progress to the higher levels.

Welsh Work

If you work in Wales, the ability to speak Welsh will give you a definite advantage, and could lead to a promotion or a better job.

More and more employers view the Welsh language as a skill needed in the workplace, especially within the public sector where there is requirement and demand for a bi-lingual service.

Every year scores of people attend Welsh classes to improve their career prospects, and this is why:

  • Employees with bilingual skills are more likely to earn between 8 and 10% more than those with no bilingual skills
  • Welsh language skills are an important asset in all public sector organisations
  • As the number of Welsh speakers continues to increase, demand for service through the medium of Welsh will also grow

If you work for Pembrokeshire CC and want more information about learning Welsh at work, please contact Cath Holgate – cath.holgate@pembrokeshire.gov.uk 

Welsh at Home

As more and more children get the advantages of a bi-lingual education and learning Welsh at school, many parents and other family members want to get in on the act. Many of our courses are arranged at times and venues that suit parents and we also offer specific courses enabling you to learn some Welsh that you can use with the children.

Progressing - Examinations

Many Welsh learners find that gaining a qualification is a good way to monitor their progress and is a useful incentive to do some revision!

The WJEC offer four levels of qualification for adults who are learning Welsh, in the ‘Defnyddio'r Gymraeg' series. The levels are Entry, Foundation, Intermediate and Advanced.

Day Courses

Once your course has started you can also boost your learning programme by attending the one-day courses, Sadwrn Siarad and block courses, such as the Easter and Summer courses; these normally take place in our Community Learning Centres.

Tuition is provided at all levels and the number of contact hours is equivalent to that gained in at least two evening classes.

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Essential Skills (English, maths, digital)

Would you like to improve your reading, writing, spelling or maths? Or do you know someone who would benefit from individual support?

Learning Pembrokeshire provides FREE classes for adults throughout Pembrokeshire.

English and maths (Communication and Application of Number)

Everyone is offered a confidential interview before joining a class. An Individual Learning Plan will be agreed, so you can work at a pace that suits you, in a relaxed and friendly environment.  

We can support learners with severe learning difficulties, through to those who just need to brush up or want help to work towards a GCSE or NVQ.

To join a class we would like to talk to you first: call 0808 100 3302, e-mail Essential.Skills@pembrokeshire.gov.uk or call into your nearest community learning centre

Digital Skills

Whether you are looking for work or leisure we have the computer course for you.

Never used a computer or tablet before? We offer a range of introductory level courses suitable for the complete beginner.

If you already have some computing experience we have a range of courses to develop your skills.

To find out more please ring us on 01437 770130 or e-mail learn@pembrokeshire.gov.uk to discuss your requirements with our friendly team.

 

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English for the Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

If you've moved to live or work in the UK and want to improve your English, ESOL classes are for you.

There are classes to help if you have little or no English, and classes to help if you want to improve your English to study.

  • Beginners (pre entry and Entry 1) if you have little or no English
  • Entry 2/3 - you know a little English and want to learn more
  • Entry 3/Level 1 - improve your English Language skills

For further information phone 0808 100 3302, e-mail ESOL@pembrokeshire.gov.uk 

or call into your nearest community learning centre

 

 

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Health and Well-being

Learning Pembrokeshire offers a wide variety of courses which can contribute to your health and well-being.

If you're looking to relax and unwind, as well as improve your suppleness, we offer gentle exercise, pilates, tai chi and yoga classes.

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General interest

This section covers a wide range of courses catering for people who want to develop skills in popular hobby and pastime areas, as well as some more specialist interests. You'll find courses on photography, creative writing and psychology.

We offer a choice of history courses, including local history and national history.

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General qualifications (including GCSE and ICDL)

Earning qualifications can help you move on in your existing career, or take your first steps towards a new job or a more advanced course of study.

It can sometimes be difficult to make time to gain new qualifications, especially if you are already juggling the demands of work and family. By providing courses in local venues and at different times throughout the day, Learning Pembrokeshire can help make it easier for you. 

In the UK, qualifications are awarded by a range of different organisations.

Learning Pembrokeshire currently provides courses leading to qualifications which are awarded by the following organisations:

We also offer courses leading to qualifications in First Aid and Food Safety.

Agored Cymru

Agored Cymru provides accreditation for practical, bite-sized courses.  Learning Pembrokeshire offers this accreditation in a variety of skills such as digital and computer skills, numeracy, literacy, communication and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL).

British Computer Society (BCS)

The International Certification of Digital Literacy (ICDL) is a very well recognised qualification for employment. Learning Pembrokeshire offers ICDL level 1 Award, ICDL level 2 Award and ICDL Advanced.

ICDL level 1 individual units – Word processing, Spreadsheet and Presentation.

ICDL level 1 Award - teaches you how to manage the risks associated with computer use, such as spam and identity theft, how to organise your computer, and how to use the internet and e-mail.

ICDL level 2 Award develops your skills in 3 of the following units – word processing, spreadsheets, presentations or databases

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Welsh Joint Education Committee (WJEC)

General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE)

If you missed out on these, or wish to improve on your grades, we provide a chance to take English and Mathematics. 

We also offer Essential Skills Wales qualifications at various levels in Application of Number and in Communication.

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Welsh

Many Welsh learners find that gaining a qualification is a good way to improve their job prospects or just to monitor their progress. 

The WJEC offer four levels of qualifications for adults who are learning Welsh, in the "Defnyddio'r Gymraeg" series. The levels are Entry, Foundation, Intermediate and Advanced.

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Our Service

We aim to provide a wide range of courses to suit all our customers, face-to-face and online. You can develop new skills, and interests, work towards a qualification or enhance your career prospects.

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We are also able to provide bespoke training for businesses; whether it be for one person or an entire organisation, we can tailor training to meet specific needs.

Courses through the medium of Welsh

Our aim is to provide courses bilingually wherever possible. When you enquire about taking part in a course we will ask you if you would prefer to take part exclusively in Welsh. We will provide courses exclusively in Welsh when numbers reach the minimum level.

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