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Location: Ilkeston

Years: 0

Weeks: 7

Hours: 2.50

Start: 13/01/2021

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Tuition (£): 0.00*

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Course Summary

This exciting free course is ideal for anyone who wants to improve and recall their everyday skills in maths and English.  

The topics are all relevant to work-life skills and you will improve your communication and numeracy skills while learning how to apply them to your everyday home and work life. The course is ideal for anyone looking to upskill or to support children with their homework.

Entry requirements

You need an interest in improving your English, maths or both.

 

Course Content

English:                 - parts of speech (nouns, verbs, adjectives etc)

                                - punctuation

                                - sentence structure

                                - spelling strategies

 

Maths:                  - long division and multiplication (grid and column        methods)

                              - fractions

                              - area and perimeter

                              - percentages

How will I be assessed?

The course will be formatively assessed by the teacher.  

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

No

What can I do after this course?

Further Study

You could advance to Functional Skills qualifications in English or Maths. 

 

Careers

You will find that maths and English skills are essential to most careers.

 

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* Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are not entitled to any concessions.
*** Co-Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are entitled to any partial concessions.

This course is run at the Ilkeston Campus

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Jamie Quince-Starkey

Jamie Quince-Starkey

College creative writing course leads to Quad documentary premiere

Aero-engine worker Jamie Quince-Starkey used creative writing skills learned at Derby College to create a pilot documentary about his ambitious city environment project.  
 
Rolls-Royce employee Jamie, 26, who was brought up in Allestree, founded The Down to Earth Project as a result of the conflict he felt between his job and the natural world. He had also always had a love for reading, writing and story-telling.  
 
Jamie enrolled for creative writing evening classes at the Roundhouse to “get back into learning things” and to develop his ideas. He found the course gave him the toolkit to plan out a pilot film documenting The Down to Earth Project.  
 
It was screened at the Quad venue in front of an audience of 150 people, including the Mayor and Mayoress of Derby. The pilot documents the community aspects of the project’s allotment off Markeaton Street. Jamie said he launched the project to help people reconnect with the natural world.  
 
He created the pilot with the help of (Nottingham Trent University) photography student Jason Sheehan and other volunteers. Jamie feels the documentary fills a community niche missed by major documentaries.    
 
Now he hopes to create a series of documentaries about the project and pitch them to TV, or to run them online as a webseries.

I was so happy how the pilot went at Quad: people I knew from school in Allestree bought tickets and said they wanted to get an allotment. Derby College helped 100 per cent. It doesn’t matter what it is: it could be a book, or a movie or a documentary, there’s always a story being told and a way to get it across. The course taught me how to approach the planning and writing. It’s a buzz when you find you have a creative side. I’d recommend it highly.


Without the support of Derby College, and the support of my lecturer Tina Jay, I don’t think I’d be at the point that I am with The Down to Earth Project.

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