Short Courses

At Doncaster College we have a variety of short courses for you to learn and develop new or existing skills. See below for further details.


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Teaching

Planning and Skills

Start with the end in mind

How to write effective aims and objectives to improve and measure learning from the start to the end of the lesson.

When
19th March
Time
9:30 - 11:30
Duration
2 hours
Cost
£50

Positive Discipline Strategies

Develop the skills that enable supportive management of students without the stress of dealing with negative behaviour and confrontation.

When
22nd March
Time
9:30 - 12:30
Duration
3 hours
Cost
£75

Planning for Learning

Planning a learning structure to support and enable effective learning for all students.

When
19th March
Time
13:30 - 15:30
Duration
2 hours
Cost
£50

Assessment for learning

A series of four workshops which can be attended individually. For the best result it is advisable to attend all four sessions - book all four for £150.

A SMARTER approach to learning

Setting effective SMARTER targets to build an autonomous student and improve achievement rates.

When
20th March
Time
9:30 - 11:30
Duration
2 hours
Cost
£50

Creating the ‘learning buzz’ with Questioning Skills

Developing strategies and skills to use questioning to maintain engagement, stretch and challenge all students and effectively assess learning.

When
20th March
Time
13:30 - 15:30
Duration
2 hours
Cost
£50

Top Tips for Differentiation

Using differentiated learning to maintain engagement and motivate all students to realise their full potential and achieve excellence.

When
21st March
Time
9:30 - 11:30
Duration
2 hours
Cost
£50

Feed your way to Success

Motivate and challenge student with inspiring feedback.

When
21st March
Time
13:30 - 15:30
Duration
2 hours
Cost
£50

Award in Education and Training

An introduction to teaching that will give you an insight into the roles and responsibilities of a teacher/trainer.

When
15th May
Time
3 taught sessions 17.30 - 20.30, 9 online delivery sessions
Duration
12 weeks, 3 hours per week
Cost
£395

Ofsted Inspection Ready

Do you think that Ofsted may be heading your way. Come along and meet the team who have successfully taken Doncaster College through two ‘good’ Ofsted inspections. As part of this workshop we will share our ideas and experiences and provide you with support to help you prepare for your inspection.

When
Dates available on request
Time
9:30 - 11:30
Duration
4 hours
Cost
£75

The Arts

Drawing and Painting

Drawing and Painting courses encourage both traditional and non-traditional approaches to still life drawing and painting; inspired by an understanding of artists of the past.

When
20th Feb - 20th March, 10th April - 8th May
Time
18:00 - 20:00
Duration
5 weeks
Cost
£45

Materials will be costed and charged at the point of usage

Ceramics

Ceramics courses cover hand building techniques, such as slab and coil building, and a variety of surface decorating processes using glazes and oxides. There is also the opportunity for using the potter’s wheel.

Possible additional Wednesday afternoon class please enquire

When
20th Feb - 20th March, 10th April - 8th May
Time
18:00 - 20:00
Duration
5 weeks
Cost
£45

Materials will be costed and charged at the point of usage

Textiles

Textiles courses involve a number of workshops including batik, tie and die, hand and machine stitching, knitting and hand weaving; with a view to producing textile art works.

When
20th Feb - 20th March, 10th April - 8th May
Time
18:00 - 20:00
Duration
5 weeks
Cost
£45

Materials will be costed and charged at the point of usage

Screenprinting

This course is designed for beginners as an introduction to Screen-printing. Here you can develop and explore 2D ideas to produce your own art. You will be introduced to techniques such as, layering, registration and colour mixing. Each member of the course will leave with their own set of limited edition, 2 colour A3 prints.

When
20th Feb - 20th March, 10th April - 8th May
Time
6.00pm - 8.00pm
Duration
5 weeks
Cost
£45

Materials will be costed and charged at the point of usage.

IT Skills

Part Time Courses in Open Learning

All our one-day courses can be tailored to customer requirements.

OCR Entry Level 3 IT User Skills

The course has been designed to give you practical skills in using Information Technology that will enable you to carry out tasks in a range of vocational contexts. It is ideally suited to those who are new to using ICT.

When
Flexible
Time
Flexible
Duration
5 Months
Cost
£274

OCR Level 2 ITQ Certificate / Extended Certificate in IT User Skills

The ITQ is a skills-based IT qualification, an ideal qualification to improve job performance, help find a new job or learn how to use today’s technology more efficiently. This course is designed to give you more advanced practical skills in using Information Technology applications that will enable you to carry out tasks in a range of vocational contexts.

When
Flexible
Time
Flexible
Duration
7 Months / 5 Months
Cost
£517 / £302

OCR Level 1 ITQ Award / Certificate in IT User Skills

The ITQ is a skills-based IT qualification and ideal to improve job performance, help find a new job or learn how to use today’s technology more efficiently. This course is designed to give you practical skills in using Information Technology applications that will enable you to carry out tasks in a range of vocational contexts.

When
Flexible
Time
Flexible
Duration
7 Months / 9 Months
Cost
£282 / £455

BCS ECDL Essentials Level 1 / ECDL Extra Level 2

The European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) is a Europe-wide qualification that allows individuals to demonstrate their IT skills levels. The syllabus covers all key aspects of practical computing at Level 1.

When
Flexible
Time
Flexible
Duration
6 Months / 8 Months
Cost
£269 / £471

Microsoft Training

Microsoft Courses

Microsoft Word 2010 Introductory / Intermediate / Advanced

This practical course introduces you to MS Word, providing hands-on experience of many of the features found in this program at Introductory, Intermediate and Advanced Level.

Employers will benefit in the following ways:

  • Staff will respond to your commitment to their career development
  • They will be more motivated to perform well and be dedicated to the business
  • They will perform tasks more quickly and efficiently
  • Productivity may improve

When
Flexible
Time
Flexible
Duration
1 Day
Cost
£225

Microsoft Access 2010 Introductory / Intermediate / Advanced

This practical course introduces you to MS Access, providing hands-on experience of many of the features found in this program at Introductory, Intermediate and Advanced Level.

Employers will benefit in the following ways:

  • Staff will respond to your commitment to their career development
  • They will be more motivated to perform well and be dedicated to the business
  • They will perform tasks more quickly and efficiently
  • Productivity may improve

When
Flexible
Time
Flexible
Duration
1 Day
Cost
£225

Microsoft Excel 2010 Introductory / Intermediate / Advanced

This practical course introduces you to MS Excel, providing hands-on experience of many of the features found in this program at Introductory, Intermediate and Advanced Level.

Employers will benefit in the following ways:

  • Staff will respond to your commitment to their career development
  • They will be more motivated to perform well and be dedicated to the business
  • They will perform tasks more quickly and efficiently
  • Productivity may improve

When
Flexible
Time
Flexible
Duration
1 Day
Cost
£225

Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 Introductory / Intermediate / Advanced

This practical course introduces you to MS PowerPoint, providing hands-on experience of many of the features found in this program at Introductory, Intermediate and Advanced Level.

Employers will benefit in the following ways:

  • Staff will respond to your commitment to their career development
  • They will be more motivated to perform well and be dedicated to the business
  • They will perform tasks more quickly and efficiently
  • Productivity may improve

When
Flexible
Time
Flexible
Duration
1 Day
Cost
£225

Computer Aided Design

AutoCAD

1 Day 2D AutoCAD

AutoCAD 2017 and AutoCAD LT 2017 Essentials features detailed explanations, interesting real-world examples, and practical tutorials to help learners understand concepts so that they can quickly start accomplishing tasks and building skills in 2D.

When
Flexible
Time
Flexible
Duration
1 Day
Cost
£195

1 Day 3D AutoCAD

AutoCAD 2017 and AutoCAD LT 2017 Essentials features detailed explanations, interesting real-world examples, and practical tutorials to help learners understand concepts so that they can quickly start accomplishing tasks and building skills in 3D.

When
Flexible
Time
Flexible
Duration
1 Day
Cost
£195

3 Day AutoCAD Essentials

The three day course is designed to give users a general overview of the course and understand the concepts behind AutoCAD. This course is also designed to be a good course for project managers or other team members that need a general understanding of the possibilities AutoCAD offers but who will not be using the software on a daily basis.

When
Flexible
Time
Flexible
Duration
3 days
Cost
£550

C&G 7689-04-202 Level 2 2D CAD

A Distance Learning City & Guilds 7689-04 2D Level 2 Award course tailored to suit learners seeking to gain experience in the use of AutoCAD. Aimed at those seeking to obtain an introductory City & Guilds CAD qualification. Using AutoCAD each candidate is supplied with the coursework materials and also registration with City & Guilds.

When
Flexible
Time
Flexible
Duration
9 Months
Cost
£483

C&G 7689-05-302 Level 3 2D CAD

A Distance Learning City & Guilds 7689-05 2D Level 3 Award course tailored to suit learners seeking to gain experience in the use of AutoCAD. Aimed at those seeking to obtain an introductory City & Guilds CAD qualification. Using AutoCAD each candidate is supplied with the coursework materials and also registration with City & Guilds.

When
Flexible
Time
Flexible
Duration
9 Months
Cost
£495.25

C&G 7689-06-303 Level 3 3D CAD

A Distance Learning City & Guilds 7689-06 3D Level 3 Award course tailored to suit learners seeking to gain experience in the use of 3D AutoCAD. Aimed at those seeking to obtain an advanced City & Guilds CAD qualification. Using AutoCAD each candidate is supplied with the coursework materials and also registration with City & Guilds.

When
Flexible
Time
Flexible
Duration
9 Months
Cost
£495.25

C&G 7689-01-101 CAD Parametric Modelling Level 1

A Distance Learning City & Guilds 7689-101 CAD Using Parametric Modelling Software Level 1 Award course tailored to suit learners seeking to gain a CAD qualification and learn how to use Autodesk Inventor.

When
Flexible
Time
Flexible
Duration
9 Months
Cost
£331

C&G 7689-02-201 CAD Parametric Modelling Level 2

A Distance Learning City & Guilds 7689-201 CAD Using Parametric Modelling Software Level 2 Award course tailored to suit learners seeking to gain an intermediate level CAD qualification in the use Autodesk Inventor.

When
Flexible
Time
Flexible
Duration
9 Months
Cost
£483

C&G 7689-03-301 CAD Parametric Modelling Level 3

A Distance Learning City & Guilds 7689-301 CAD Using Parametric Modelling Software Level 3 Award course tailored to suit learners seeking to gain an advanced CAD qualification in the use of Autodesk Inventor.

When
Flexible
Time
Flexible
Duration
9 Months
Cost
£495.25

Health and Safety

Working and Managing Safety

Working Safely

Institution of Occupational Safety and Health

A one-day course for people at any level, in any sector covering the health & safety basics in the workplace – recognised by CSCS as equivalent to a Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment.

When
Flexible
Time
9:00 - 17:00
Duration
1 Day
Cost
£110 + VAT including lunch

Managing Safely

Institution of Occupational Safety and Health

A four day course that delivers practical step-by-step guidance every manager needs. Along with an understanding of their safety and health responsibilities.

When
Flexible
Time
9:00 - 17:00
Duration
4 Days
Cost
£380 + VAT including Lunch / £350 + VAT Course Only

Business

Small Business courses

Understanding Finance in Business

Through this short course you will gain more insight into what the Income Statement (Profit & Loss) and Statement of Financial Position (Balance Sheet) figures actually mean for your business, and how to use these to assess the financial position of your business.

You will also gain an understanding of how budgets can help to manage your daily business activities.

The course runs over 2 evenings.

When
21 February and 28 February 2018
Duration
2 evenings
Cost
£199

Cash Flow for Small Business

This short course is aimed at helping to improve the effectiveness of cash within your business.

You will learn how to prepare a cash budget for your business, look at ways to monitor and control cash flows and also assessing creditworthiness of new customers.

The course runs over 2 evenings.

When
11 April and 18 April 2018
Duration
2 evenings
Cost
£115

Budgeting for Small Business

This short course is designed to help you to understand why budgets are important to any business, how budgets can help you to make informed decisions about your business.

The course runs over 2 evenings.

When
07 March and 14 March 2018
Duration
2 evenings
Cost
£318

Music

Introduction to Recording

This 6 week short course is an introduction to recording within the studio. This is a ‘hands on’ course using the latest recording software and a vintage analogue mixing desk which has been used to record hit singles/albums. Topics include microphones and their placement, recording console operation, logic Pro 9 operation. A professional sound engineer who has worked with famous artists teaches this course

When
11th April to 16th May
Time
6:15pm - 9.15pm
Duration
6 Weeks
Cost
£130

Introduction to Mixing

This 6 week short course is an introduction to mixing within the studio. This is a ‘hands on’ course using the latest mixing software and used a vintage analogue mixing desk, which has been used to mix many hit singles/albums. Topics include balance, equalization, effects, signal processing. Again a professional sound engineer who has worked with famous artists teaches this course.

*It is advantageous to have completed the above ‘Introduction to recording short course’ before you enrol on this course, although not essential.

When
23rd May to 27th June
Time
6.15pm - 9.15pm
Duration
6 Weeks
Cost
£130

Introduction to Midi Sequencing

This 6 week short course is an introduction to using Logic Pro 9, which is an industry standard piece of software used to create/record music from hip-hop to death metal and is used by many professional songwriters/producers the world over. We offer the latest Apple iMac computers with Focusrite interfaces, keyboard and headphones. The course is taught by a professional sound engineer/musician who has worked within the music industry

When
11th April to 16th May
Time
6.15pm - 9.15pm
Duration
6 weeks
Cost
£130

Introduction to Sampling

This 6 week short course is an introduction to using the software sampler (EXS24), which is an industry standard sampler, used by many professional songwriters/producers the world over and is used in conjunction with Logic Pro 9 software. We offer the latest Apple iMac computers with Focusrite interfaces, keyboard and headphones. The course is taught by a professional sound engineer/musician who has worked within the music industry

*It is advantageous to have completed the above ‘Introduction to Midi Sequencing short course’ before you enrol on this course, although not essential.

When
23th May - 27th June
Time
6.15pm - 9.15pm
Duration
6 weeks
Cost
£130

Find out more and apply

Interested in any of our short courses? Fill in the form below, or click the ‘more information’ link under the courses for further details.

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