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Short Courses

Lifelong Learning for All

The state of the nation: exploring society today

This course explores a number of topical issues and examines their origins and the impact they have upon our lives and the lives of others.

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Tackling everyday maths with confidence

Maths with chocolate!

This course seeks to help participants recover their natural curiosity, make maths fun and accessible, re-build confidence and resilience and lay a strong foundation for further contact with maths.

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An introduction to mental health awareness

This course will explain what ‘mental health’ is.

We will look at what is anxiety and depression and help people to recognise simple things in themselves and others which will help to promote and sustain good mental health.

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Mindfulness for everyday living

Mindfulness meditation is fast becoming a mainstream, recommended approach for improved health, well-being and performance in the Western world. This 10-week course gives an introduction to mindfulness practice, including types of mindfulness and their benefits.


Mindfulness for everyday living *online*

This online version of our popular Mindfulness for Everyday Living course provides you with the opportunity to learn about mindfulness remotely and benefit from online face-to-face interactions with the tutor and other students if desired.

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Cultivating mindfulness

If you have previously attended a mindfulness course and/or have experience of practising mindfulness, this 10-week course could be for you. It will involve guided mindfulness sessions and group discussions.

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Introduction to counselling

In this 10-week course you will compare the person-centred approach to counselling to the psychodynamic and cognitive behavioural models, exploring some of the key elements of the theoretical backgrounds. There will be opportunities for you to engage in the reflective learning process, both as an individual and as a member of the group.

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Our Certificate and Diploma in Coaching are closed and will open for an October 2019 start in May 2019.

Certificate in Coaching 

Diploma in Coaching 

Gateway to HE (Social Studies)

Gateway to HE

Our FREE part-time Gateway to HE offers you the chance to see if study is for you.

We teach the classes in an informal style, allowing you to settle back into study. The course is designed to fit around work and family commitments, whilst developing your skills, knowledge and confidence.

You will meet and work with others who will be embarking on a similar journey to your own, in an environment designed for adult learners.

The course is designed for adults living in the local area and we don't ask for previous qualifications, and successful completion* guarantees you a place on the University of Warwick’s part-time BA (Hons) Social Studies Degree.

Our next Gateway to HE programme started on November 2019. You can sign up for our mailing list for updates and more information.

Student Profiles

"I found the course most enjoyable. I have a keen interest in psychology and was curious to discover more about mindfulness. The psychological theory supported by research and neuroscience, combined with practical strategies and experiences, was quite fascinating. Dean's amazing depth of knowledge and excellent teaching skills further enhanced the experience. The course was not only useful, it was transformational."

Teresa Jones, Mindfulness for Everyday Living

"The certificate provides a fantastic introduction to the theories, tools and techniques involved in effective coaching. The course provides a safe and relaxed environment to learn and practice newly acquired coaching skills with the support and supervision of expert teachers."

Gemma Hearnden, Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring