St Paul's Learning Centre mural

COURSES, CLASSES, AND EVENTS

 

COVID update: The centre remains open for our tenants and specific covid/lockdown compliant bookings such as food provisions, support services or key worker delivery. We are doing our best to provide a safe and well-maintained environment so essential services can continue to operate for our community.

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This is just a selection of the regular courses hosted at the centre, for more details about what's happening here check out our events calendar

Please contact the facilitators directly for more information or to book

Upholstery at the Makershed

English Classes

Free ESOL conversation club

Practice speaking English in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. No need to enrol, just turn up!

(Not currently running)

www.communitylearningwest.net/joinesol

For more information about English classes in Bristol visit www.leb.community

Children & young people

Qaalib

Afterschool and weekend tuition from year-1 through to A-Level, empowering pupils and students from BAME backgrounds (Black, Asian & minority ethnic) to excel in education. 

 

  • Maths

  • Science

  • English 

www.qaalibacademy.com

07949 575138 / 07838 676297

Lifelong learning

We have many partnerships with colleges, universities and learning providers delivering both accredited and leisure courses within the community.

CCBED

CCBED are a social enterprise providing FREE accredited training and mentoring to help people to achieve their professional aspirations and realise their potential.

Courses include:

 

  • ESOL

  • Functional skills such as Maths and English

  • Digital skills 

  • Business and Enterprise

admin@c-cbed.com / 0790 868 75 34 

www.c-cbed.com

University of Bristol

Providing a number of courses in the community, the University of Bristol currently runs evenings in 

 

  • Philosophy

  • English Literature

  • History

Whether you need help you realise your potential, create pathways into further and higher education or to explore your interests further, many of their courses offer bursaries and funded places.

Other courses include...

 

City of Bristol College

Courses currently run by CoBCollege include...

 

  • Community Development; Level 1 (10wks - 3hr sessions)

Get the most out of your volunteering and community work.  Develop the knowledge, skills and professional practice to find work in the community and make a difference.

becca.lloyd@cityofbristol.ac.uk

WEA

The Workers’ Educational Association (WEA) is a charity dedicated to bringing high-quality, professional education into the heart of communities. They are currently running courses at the centre in:

www.wea.org.uk

Body & spirit

Maroon Fist

Kickboxing, kung fu and self-defence, £10/£7.50 under 18

www.maroonfist.co.uk

 

Learn Reiki

Affordable high-quality Reiki training. Twelve-week evening courses with experienced professional teachers in friendly, supportive classes. www.learnreiki-bristol.co.uk

Arts & crafts

Bristol City Council Adult Learning

 

  • Pottery

  • Printmaking

www.bristolcourses.com / 0117 903 88 44

The Makershed

Courses for all levels in:

 

  • Woodworking

  • Furniture Making

  • Lino printing

  • Weaving

  • Sewing

  • Upholstery

  • Tool sharpening

www.themakershedbristol.co.uk

The Real Photography Company

Darkroom and photography workshops for all levels

www.realphotographycompany.co.uk stpaulsdarkrooms@gmail.com

Printmaking with Barbara Disney

 Barbara.disney@talk21.com

Stained Glass Club with Ruth Adams

ruth@adams.me.uk

Community events

Meet your local councillors

Do you have a local issue you'd like to talk with someone about? Speak to your local elected councillors on the first Friday of the month at 1-2pm in the library (Not currently running due to Covid restrictions)

Repair Cafe

What do you do with a chair when the leg has come loose? With a toaster that no longer works? Or a woollen jumper with moth holes? Toss it? No way! You can repair it at the Repair Café!

www.facebook.com/groups/bristolrepaircafe