ALDE VALLEY ACADEMY IP16 4BG


Watercolour Landscapes              405         Leiston Alde Valley Academy       Thu        19.00-21.00          28th Sept             10 weeks, 3 terms  

FEE PER TERM:  full: £108.00 over 60: £102.60 benefit: £75.60

WATERCOLOUR LANDSCAPES                                                                  Tutor: Vaughan Windle

How to capture a favourite scene using simple and more advanced watercolour techniques; learning from the ‘masters’ and using photographs of your favourite views.  All this explained.  Suitable for beginners.  A basic set of watercolours, brushes and 140lbs grade of Watercolour paper needed.


Spanish for Beginners   406         Leiston Alde Valley Academy       Thur      19.00-21.00          28th Sept             10 weeks, 3 terms  

FEE PER TERM:  full: £108.00 over 60: £102.60 benefit: £75.60  

SPANISH FOR BEGINNERS                                                                               Tutor: Kata Molnar

For people who have little or no knowledge of Spanish.  Taking the course you will be able to speak about yourself, understand directions, rent a house and make friends, etc.  We will be following the “Nuevo Suena 1” workbook and exercise book.


French for Beginners     407         Leiston Alde Valley Academy       Thur      19.00-21.00          28th Sept             10 weeks, 3 terms   

FEE PER TERM:  full: £108.00 over 60: £102.60 benefit: £75.60  

FRENCH FOR BEGINNERS                                                                                 Tutor: Colin Harbin

Would you like to be able to speak a second language?  This introductory course, held on Thursday evenings in Leiston, will take you along at a comfortable pace but will provide all you require for a grasp of the basics of the French language.  Like the Beginners course offered in Brundish on Wednesday afternoons, it will enable you quickly to begin conversing in simple French and will aim to stimulate your interest in further study of the language and literature.  No previous knowledge of French is required.


Modern Greek - Beginners            408         Leiston Alde Valley Academy       Thur      19.00-20.30          2nd Nov               6 weeks & continuing        

FEE PER TERM: full: £48.60   over 60: £46.20   benefit: £34.00

MODERN GREEK – BEGINNERS                                                                Tutor: Sheila Fox

A short course in Modern Greek for complete beginners. You don’t have to be good at languages to succeed in learning a little Modern Greek on this course.  You will learn the basics only, topics which will be useful to you when on holiday.  The approach will be practical, focussing on the spoken language and on communication.  Revision of each topic will be built into the course and you will have fun while you learn.  Each week you will build on the language previously learnt and also find out about Greek culture and customs.  Although many Greek people speak English well, they are always delighted when someone tries to communicate with them in their own language, so enhance your Greek holiday experience by coming to the class.


Spanish Guitar                           409         Leiston Alde Valley Academy       Thur      19.00 -21.00         2nd Nov               5 weeks               

FEE PER 5 WEEKS : full: £54.00   over 60: £51.30   benefit: £37.80      

SPANISH GUITAR                                                                                                      Tutor: Adrian Nicholson

This is for those with basic playing skills who can accompany a song using more than 3 chords and have some finger style technique, regardless of what musical style or type of guitar you play.

The course will survey a range of popular Spanish and Latin styles from Rumba and Bossa Nova to Flamenco and Bolero.  You do not have to be a Classical guitarist, although some simple classical pieces such as Romanza may be studied later in the course.

You will, however, need either a classical or flamenco guitar (i.e. wooden with nylon strings) to get the most out of the lessons.

If you have ever wanted to play The Girl from Ipanema, Bamboleo, Besame Mucho among many others, this is the course for you!


Home Networking            410         Leiston Alde Valley School            Thur      19.00-21.00          2nd Nov               6 weeks               

FEE PER TERM: full: £64.80   over 60: £61.50   benefit: £45.40

HOME NETWORKING                                                                                                 Tutor: Bernard Fox

Do you have a router at home with Wi-Fi?  Do you have a Smart TV or even a smart kettle?  If so, you are in the world of ‘The Internet of Things’.  Do you know how it works?  Do you worry about how secure your network is?  This course, taught by a former lecturer at college level, will take you through the structure of the Internet and how we connect to it, how to set up home network devices and secure them against intruders.

As well as formal lectures, you will be able to undertake network investigations using Packet Tracer software.


Creating Computer Games           411         Leiston Alde Valley School            Thur      19.00-21.00          11th Jan 2018     10 weeks, 2 terms  

FEE PER TERM:  full: £108.00 over 60: £102.60 benefit: £75.60

CREATING COMPUTER GAMES                                                                             Tutor: Bernard Fox

Have you ever wondered how computer games are made?  Do you think that you could make a better one?  This course, taught by a former lecturer in Computer Game Design at college level, will introduce you to the concepts and processes of writing and programming your own computer games.  We will be using freely downloadable graphics, sound and programming software (InkScape, Gimp, OpenMPT and Unity3D).  These will work with Windows, Linux and Apple.  No previous programming experience will be expected.


SAGE Instant Accounts Beginners      412       Leiston Alde Valley School      Thur     19.00-21.00       28th Sept            5 weeks           

FEE: £80.00no concessions           

SAGE INSTANT ACCOUNTS - BEGINNERS                                                   Tutor: Laura Stubbs  

This five week course aims to cover all the basic aspects of Sage, concentrating on the inputting of information correctly (book-keeping) in order to generate VAT returns and financial reports including Profit and Loss reports.  Ideal for self-employed people or small businesses who want to keep their own financial records.  May lead on to next course – SAGE “Next Steps” starting in November 2017.


SAGE Next Steps              413         Leiston Alde Valley School            Thur      19.00-21.00          9th Nov 5 weeks               

FEE: £80.00   no concessions               

SAGE INSTANT ACCOUNTS – THE NEXT STEPS                                     Tutor: Laura Stubbs

A further course using Sage instant accounts – editing invoice layouts, recurring entries, further journals, transfers between bank accounts, dealing with difficult problems in maintenance, assorted reports, adding nominal codes, using accountants’ link and basic payroll.


LEISTON ENTERPRISE CENTRE, IP16 4US

Modern Greek - Improvers            308         Leiston Enterprise Centre             Wed       16.30-18.00          10th Jan 2018     10 weeks  

FEE PER TERM:  full: £108.00 over 60: £102.60 benefit: £75.60

MODERN GREEK – IMPROVERS                                                                  Tutor: Sheila Fox

A short course in Modern Greek for those who have already learnt a little spoken Greek.  You will further develop your ability to use basic Greek to speak about topics which will be useful to you when on holiday and in every day conversation.  The approach will be practical, focussing on the spoken language and on communication although you will also learn to read and at a basic level, to write.  However, this is NOT a grammar course.  Revision of each topic will be built into the course and you will have fun while you learn.  Each week you will build on the language previously learnt and also find out about Greek culture and customs.  Although many Greek people speak English well, they are always delighted when someone tries to communicate with them in their own language, so enhance your Greek holiday experience by coming to the class.  There will be a course book which you will be able to buy second hand for a few pounds. A course book will be followed – ISBN number is available from the office.

N.B. this class starts in January


 

Philosophy         414         Leiston Enterprise Centre             Thu        10.00 - 11.30          28th Sept             10 weeks, 3 terms               

FEE PER TERM: full: £81.00 over 60: £76.95 benefit: £56.70

PHILOSOPHY                                                                                                                 Tutor: Sue Pine

Discover and explore the great ideas that have shaped Western society.  Each week we will use one major philosopher as our starting point, including Plato, Aquinas and Marx.  You will develop your own thinking and discussion skills.  You do not need to have done philosophy before to enjoy this course.


EASTLANDS INDUSTRIAL ESTATEIP16 4LL


Introduction to Industrial Sewing               110         Leiston, Newton Commercial       Mon       18.30-20.30          25th Sept                10 weeks             

FEE PER TERM: full: £108.00 over 60: £108.00 benefit: £75.60

INTRODUCTION TO INDUSTRIAL SEWING                                                                Tutor: Karen Williams & Gina Chapman

Based on the premises of a world leading automotive trim manufacturer, you will learn how to sew using an industrial grade sewing machine.  You will become familiar with the machine, work with various materials, learn key aspects of the sewing trade and enjoy personal projects along the way!  Ideal for beginners.


LEISTON GUIDE HUT IP16 4HX


Creative Writing for Beginners    207         Leiston Guide Hut            Tue         10.00-12.00          26th Sept             10 weeks, 3 terms    

FEE PER TERM: full: £108.00 over 60: £102.60 benefit: £75.60

CREATIVE WRITING FOR BEGINNERS – Taking the Leap!                                       Tutor: Annie Edge

If you’ve always wanted to write but not known where to start, this is the course for you.  We will cover all the basics in a relaxed way, allowing your inner author to emerge with confidence.  Expect paired activities, prompts and exercises, individual writing tasks and lively discussion.  Come armed with a notebook and pen and watch your writing take off!


Spanish Conversation    309         Leiston Guide Hut            Wed       10.00-12.00          27th Sept             10 weeks, 3 terms            

FEE PER TERM: full: £108.00 over 60: £102.60 benefit: £75.60

SPANISH CONVERSATION CLASS                                                                            Tutor: Kata Molnar

An intermediate level for students wishing to revive their skills in Spanish language.  We shall discuss current events, books, films, travelling or anything the group is interested in, the topics are flexible.  We aim to develop conversational skills, vocabulary and some grammar.


WARDENS CENTRE, SIZEWELL, LEISTON, IP16 4UB


Archery - Beginners        216         Sizewell, Wardens            Tue        19.00-21.00          26th Sept             10 weeks, 3 terms               

FEE PER TERM: full: £110.00 over 60:  £104.60 benefit: £77.60

ARCHERY - BEGINNERS                                                                                               Tutor: Andy Gardiner

As a child did you watch old cowboy or historical movies, and then go outside to make your own bow and arrow to play with?  If so come along and try archery at Wardens, Sizewell with Coastal Leisure Learning!  From beginner to those with a little experience we offer the chance to learn basic skills, make improvements in technique and skill, in a relaxed atmosphere.  Through instruction and games you can learn about safety, how to shoot, first bare bow (without sights,) and then with sights when ready. Instruction will include how to stand correctly; how to begin shooting a set of arrows so that they all form a group on the target, and then how to change sighting to get the set all around the bullseye. Starting with lightweight bows and short distances, as you improve there will be opportunities to try stronger bows, longer shooting distances and smaller targets.  During the winter and spring terms we shoot inside but in summer term and with lighter nights we are able to shoot outside at even longer distances.  Throughout the sessions you will also learn of some of the history of archery, how to select appropriate equipment and where to buy it!  Most of all come along and have fun trying a new sport suitable for everyone!