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Impington Village College

General Interest Courses

AROMATHERAPY - AN INTRODUCTION 

Wednesday 20 November for 4 weeks

7.00pm – 9.00pm

£48

Brief Description:

The art of aromatherapy has been around for centuries, plants and flowers can have the key to your peace of mind. Why not come and try something new, to enhance the soul and revitalise, whilst learning something new. A holistic gentle therapy, using plant oils for relaxation and stress reduction.

Course Aims:

·         Understand basic knowledge of historical context of essential oils

·         Explain how essential oils are used safely and effectively

·         Prepare simple aromatherapy products for home and personal use

·         Demonstrate practical massage skills for relaxation and mindfulness

Extra Costs:

There will be a materials fee of £1.50 for the whole course.  To be paid direct to the tutor on the first evening.

What you need to bring to the first session:

Notebook & pen

2 large baths sheets

Small hand towel

Location:

Impington Village College, New Road, Impington, Cambridge, CB24 9LX

Class Dates:

20, 27 November

4, 11 December

BRITISH SIGN LANGUAGE - LEVEL 1 (ACCREDITED) 

Wednesday 25 September for 35 weeks

7.00pm – 9.00pm

£500

(The fee includes examination fees.)

Brief Description:

British Sign Language (BSL) is the first or preferred language of approximately 70,000 Deaf people in the UK.  BSL is a visual-gestural language, with its own grammar and principles, which are completely different from the grammatical structure of English.

Level 1 BSL is suitable for complete beginners wishing to gain a sign language qualification.  This course is designed to enable learners to communicate with Deaf people in BSL on a range of topics that involve simple, everyday language use.  Topics covered include family, describing people and places, weather, work and more.

Please note this is an accredited course and learners would need to commit to attending the full 32 week course and undertake the 3 assessments leading to the Level 1 BSL qualification.

Course Aims:

·         Be able to understand and use a limited range of simple words and sentences in BSL

·         Be able to take part in simple, everyday conversations in BSL

·         Be able to understand signed communication in a given range of topics and answer simple questions about everyday situations

·         Be able to use BSL to communicate in a given range of topics, using a simple range of vocabulary and signing structures

Extra Costs:

Additional learning aids are available from awarding body but are not essential for the course.

What you need to bring to the first session:

Notebook & pen

Folder for any handouts

Location:

Impington Village College, New Road, Impington, Cambridge, CB24 9LX

Class Dates:

Autumn Term:

25 September 2019

2, 9, 16, 30 October 2019 (No class on 23 Oct due to Half Term break.)

6, 13, 20, 27 November 2019

4 December 2019

Assessment 101 – 11 December 2019

Spring Term:

8, 15, 22, 29 January 2020

5, 12, 26 February 2020 (No class on 19 Feb due to Half Term break.)

4, 11, 18, 25 March 2020

Assessment 102 – 1 April 2020

Summer Term:

22, 29 April 2020

6, 13, 20 May 2020 (No class on 27 May due to Half Term break.)

3, 10, 17, 24 June 2020

1, 8 July

Assessment 3 – 15 July 2020

BRITISH SIGN LANGUAGE - AN INTRODUCTION 

Monday 23 September for 8 weeks

7.00pm – 9.00pm

£96

This is a non-accredited course.

Brief Description:

British Sign Language (BSL) is a beautiful language and so much fun to learn.  This fun and informal course is for complete beginners to learn finger spelling and basic conversation to enable communication with deaf and hard of hearing people.  

 

Being able to use even a little bit of BSL can make a big difference when you

interact with someone who is deaf or hard of hearing.  It would also benefit anyone who would like to try BSL before committing to the much longer BSL Level 1 qualification.

 

Whatever your reason for wanting to learn BSL, come along and have a go.  Topics covered generally include: the finger spelling alphabet, family, pets, numbers, colours, jobs and hobbies.

 

Your tutor is a Speech and Language Therapist specialising in Deafness and

Hearing Impairment. 

Course Aims:

·         Be able to demonstrate some knowledge of the terms ‘deafness’, ‘hard of hearing’ and ‘deaf culture’

·         Be able to demonstrate basic finger spelling by finger spelling their full name

·         Be able to engage in a brief conversation on a topic such as their family and pets 

Extra Costs:

None. Your tutor will happily advise on further reading material if you are interested.

What you need to bring to the first session:

A folder for your handouts, paper and pen.

Location:

Impington Village College, New Road, Impington, Cambridge, CB24 9LX

Class Dates:

23, 30 September

7, 14, 28 October (No class on 21 Oct due to Half Term break.)

4, 11, 18 Nov

HOW TO SLEEP BETTER 

Wednesday 2 October for 6 weeks

7.00pm – 9.00pm

£72

Brief Description:

This is a workshop for those who want to explore and improve their sleep habits.  Does this seem familiar?

 

You can not get to sleep; you are feeling tired and yet when you get into bed, ‘ping’ eyes open and wide awake?  You then spend the night tossing and turning, berating yourself for not sleeping?  You wake as if you have not slept a wink!  Or maybe you wake up and can not get back to sleep?

 

In this short course, you will learn how you can control some of the external stimuli that can affect your sleep.  You will gain some tips to help you use your mind to soothe you to sleep.  Plus, ideas about how you can help your body improve your sleep.  It is a confidential, fun and interactive course.  Each session builds on the previous one.  You will learn and experience techniques and ideas to take away and use at home to help you sleep better.

Course Aims:

·         Develop an understanding of how sleep works

·         Create a personalised sleep plan

·         Understand the need to think and behave so you feel differently

·         Be able to apply practical techniques to help you sleep easy

·         Hold positive beliefs about your ability to get a good night’s sleep

Extra Costs:

None

What you need to bring to the first session:

Notebook & pen

A drink and snacks

Yoga mat and small blanket if you wish to lay down during relaxation

Location:

Impington Village College, New Road, Impington, Cambridge, CB24 9LX

Class Dates:

2, 9, 16, 30 October (No class on 23 Oct due to Half Term break.)

6, 13 Nov

INDIAN BIRYANI AND RAITA (VEGETARIAN) 

Wednesday 16 October for 1 week

7.00pm – 9.00pm

£12

Learners are required to bring their own ingredients.

Brief Description:

This course is aimed at anybody who wants to try their hand at making delicious Indian food from scratch.  Learners will acquire the skills and knowledge to make:

 

·         biryani – a very popular one pot dish, full of fantastic flavours, with layers of basmati rice and  vegetables which is oven baked.

·         raita  - a delicious and refreshing cucumber and onion yoghurt dip.

 

Suitable for all levels, no cooking experience required.

Course Aims:

·         Learn how to make a vegetable biryani and raita from scratch

·         Develop culinary skills and knowledge

·         Build confidence in the kitchen

Extra Costs:

Learners are required to bring their own ingredients. Most ingredients will be available from local supermarkets.  Tutor is also willing to bring in certain spices / flours and charge learners per teaspoon / cup used.  Advance notice required.

What you need to bring to the first session:

An ingredients and equipment list will be sent when the course is confirmed.

Location:

Impington Village College, New Road, Impington, Cambridge, CB24 9LX

Class Dates:

16 October – 1 session

INDIAN BREADS

Wednesday 6 November for 1 week

7.00pm – 9.00pm

£12

Learners are required to bring their own ingredients.

Brief Description:

This course is aimed at anybody who wants to try their hand at making delicious Indian breads from scratch.  Learners will acquire the skills and knowledge to make:

 

·         garlic parathas – made with chappatti flour and pan fired using minimal oil, can also be flavoured with coriander and served with your favourite curry.

·         pooris  - a popular Indian bread made with wheat flour which puff up when deep-fried, will impress your guests!

 

Suitable for all levels, no cooking experience required.

Course Aims:

·         Learn how to cook parathas and pooris from scratch

·         Develop culinary skills and knowledge

·         Build confidence in the kitchen

Extra Costs:

Learners are required to bring their own ingredients. Most ingredients will be available from local supermarkets.  Tutor is also willing to bring in certain spices / flours and charge learners per teaspoon / cup used.  Advance notice required.

What you need to bring to the first session:

An ingredients and equipment list will be sent when the course is confirmed.

Location:

Impington Village College, New Road, Impington, Cambridge, CB24 9LX

Class Dates:

6 November – 1 session

 

INDIAN CURRY & RICE (VEGETARIAN) 

Wednesday 4 December for 1 week

7.00pm – 9.00pm

£12

Learners are required to bring their own ingredients.

Brief Description:

This course is aimed at anybody who wants to try their hand at making delicious Indian food from scratch.  Learners will acquire the skills and knowledge to make:

 

·         A traditional and healthy chickpea, spinach and potato curry with simple Indian spices

·         Jeera rice – a restaurant style Indian rice dish flavoured with cumin (goes well with most curries)

 

You will learn how combining spices and herbs can produce great tasting food using simple everyday ingredients.

 

Suitable for all levels, no cooking experience required.

Course Aims:

·         Learn how to make a chickpea, spinach and potato curry and jeera rice

·         Learn how to use spices and how to store them

·         Develop culinary skills and knowledge

·         Build confidence in the kitchen

Extra Costs:

Learners are required to bring their own ingredients.  Most ingredients will be available from local supermarkets.  Tutor is also willing to bring in certain spices / flours and charge learners per teaspoon / cup used.  Advance notice required.

What you need to bring to the first session:

An ingredients and equipment list will be sent when the course is confirmed.

Location:

Impington Village College, New Road, Impington, Cambridge, CB24 9LX

Class Dates:

4 December – 1 session

INDIAN EASY SAMOSAS & DIP

Wednesday 20 November for 1 week

7.00pm – 9.00pm

£12

Learners are required to bring their own ingredients.

Brief Description:

This course is aimed at anybody who wants to try their hand at making quick and easy Indian samosas.  Learners will acquire the skills and knowledge to make:

 

·         Samosas – made with small wheat tortilla wraps filled with a traditional spicy vegetable based filling and oven baked – a healthier option compared to the more common filled deep fried pastries.

·         Tomato dip – made with fresh tomatos, garlic, green chilies and a cumin/coriander mixture called dhana jiru.

 

Suitable for all levels, no cooking experience required.

 

Course Aims:

·         Learn how to cook easy samosas and a tomato dip from scratch

·         Develop culinary skills and knowledge

·         Build confidence in the kitchen

 

Extra Costs:

Learners are required to bring their own ingredients. Most ingredients will be available from local supermarkets.  Tutor is also willing to bring in certain spices / flours and charge learners per teaspoon / cup used.  Advance notice required.

What you need to bring to the first session:

An ingredients and equipment list will be sent when the course is confirmed.

Location:

Impington Village College, New Road, Impington, Cambridge, CB24 9LX

Class Dates:

20  November

 

INDIAN TADKA DALL AND RICE (VEGETARIAN)

Wednesday 2 October for 1 week

7.00pm – 9.00pm

£12

Learners are required to bring their own ingredients.

Brief Description:

This course is aimed at anybody who wants to try their hand at making delicious Indian food from scratch.  Learners will acquire the skills and knowledge to make:

 

·         Tadka dall – a lentil (dall) and tomato dish full of fantastic flavours finished with a tadka (hot spiced tempering with oil and spices).

·         Saffron rice – a restaurant style Indian rice dish flavoured with cardamom pods and saffron (goes well with most curries)

 

You will learn how combining spices and herbs can produce great tasting food using simple everyday ingredients.

 

Suitable for all levels, no cooking experience required.

Course Aims:

·         Learn how to make a tadka dall and saffron rice

·         Learn how to use spices and how to store them

·         Develop culinary skills and knowledge

·         Build confidence in the kitchen

Extra Costs:

Learners are required to bring their own ingredients.  Most ingredients will be available from local supermarkets.  Tutor is also willing to bring in certain spices / flours and charge learners per teaspoon / cup used.  Advance notice required.

What you need to bring to the first session:

An ingredients and equipment list will be sent when the course is confirmed.

Location:

Impington Village College, New Road, Impington, Cambridge, CB24 9LX

Class Dates:

2 October – 1 session

 PSYCHOLOGY - AN INTRODUCTION

Monday 30 September for 8 weeks

7.00pm – 9.00pm

£96

Brief Description:

Looking to engage your brain? This course is for you.

 

Psychology is the scientifically valid approach to studying mind and behaviour.  In this course we will explain the processes behind how we learn, how our personalities develop, how we behave socially – and why. 

 

Modern Psychology is a rich tapestry of many specialist fields.  These range from Developmental and Lifespan Psychology which take us through childhood to old age, Cognitive Psychology which focuses on how our minds perform various tasks, Social Psychology which looks at how we perform in social groups and covers subjects such as conformity and obedience.  Evolutionary Psychology will also be discussed.

 

A fascinating journey, the tutor encourages all who are interested in the science of mind and behaviour to begin their studies here.

Course Aims:

·         To explain aspects of cognitive Psychology such as learning and memory.

·         To have an understanding of how we behave in groups, our personalities and the study of attraction.

·         To come to both an understanding and an appreciation of The Scientific Method

·         To see how our evolution informs the way we think.

Extra Costs:

None.  However, if you like the subject the tutor can make recommendations for further reading.

What you need to bring to the first session:

Notebook & pen.

Location:

Impington Village College, New Road, Impington, Cambridge, CB24 9LX

Class Dates:

30 Sept

7, 14, 28 October (No class on 21 Oct due to Half Term break.)

4, 11, 18, 25 Nov