Course Timetable

SmartMove monthly learning programme

Monday July 1st

12:00pm - 2:00pm

Sorry, no SmartSkills Drop-In today

Tuesday July 2nd

10:30am - 12.30am

Sorry, no SmartSkills Drop-In today 

Wednesday July 3rd

10:30am – 12:30pm

Job Club

Thursday July 4th

1:00pm - 3:00pm

Grow Your Own Produce, Cook & Eat Ryburn House Allotment; meet at SmartMove at 12:30

Monday July 8th

1:00pm - 3:00pm

SmartSkills Drop-In to be confirmed

Tuesday July 9th

10:30am - 12.30pm

SmartSkills session to be confirmed

Wednesday July 10th

10:30am – 12:30pm

Job Club

Thursday July 11th

1:00pm - 3:00pm

Grow Your Own Produce, Cook & Eat Ryburn House Allotment; meet at SmartMove at 12:30

Monday July 15th

1:00pm - 3:00pm

SmartSkills Drop-In to be confirmed

Tuesday July 16th

10:30am - 2.30pm

Pamper Day  

Meet at SmartMove at 10.30

Wednesday July 17th

10:30am – 12:30pm

Job Club

Thursday July 18th

1:00pm - 3:00pm

Grow Your Own Produce, Cook & Eat Ryburn House Allotment; meet at SmartMove at 12:30

Monday July 22nd

1:00pm - 3:00pm

SmartSkills Drop-In

Tuesday July 23rd

10:30am

Bowling

Meet at SmartMove at 10:30

Wednesday July 24th

10:30am – 12:30pm

Job Club

Thursday July 25th

1:00pm - 3:00pm

Grow Your Own Produce, Cook & Eat Ryburn House Allotment; meet at SmartMove at 12:30

Monday July 29th

1:00pm - 3:00pm

Sorry, no SmartSkills Drop-In today

Tuesday July 30th

10:30am

Sorry, no SmartSkills Drop-In today

Wednesday July 31st

10:30am – 12:30pm

Job Club

Thursday August 1st

1:00pm - 3:00pm

Grow Your Own Produce, Cook & Eat Ryburn House Allotment; meet at SmartMove at 12:30

What are the courses about?

Drop-ins

At the drop-ins we have computers and support available for people who want to do job searches, CVs, letters or updating their Universal Credit journals.

The drop-ins are one-offs (unlike the courses, which run for several weeks), so you don’t need to make a regular commitment.

Summer Arts, Crafts & Literacy

Making greeting cards, design posters, practise your writing or computer skills. We provide the craft materials and can suggest ideas if you need them. Don’t worry if you’re not a great artist – all are welcome

    Job Club

    This course covers:

    • job searching
    • improving your job applications
    • preparing for job interviews

    There will be time built in for job searches and working on applications

    Grow Your Own Produce, Cook & Eat

    This course runs at the SmartMove allotment and covers:

    • the benefits of growing your own food
    • planting fruit, vegetables and herbs
    • keeping the plants healthy and free from pests
    • cooking with fruit, vegetables and herbs

    We provide transport to the allotment and equipment; wear suitable clothes and footwear

    At all the sessions we can refund bus fares if you bring the ticket in, and we provide tea, coffee and biscuits.
    We aim to learn together in a relaxed atmosphere and have fun.

    Mini Courses

    Come and see us at SmartSkills in our training room at SmartMove. SmartSkills is the educational arm of SmartMove and offers a range of informal learning courses and projects.

    We provide a great opportunity to learn new things with educational programmes based around Health and Well Being, Beginners’ Yoga, Confidence with Computers, Financial Skills, Confidence with Reading and Writing, Arts and Crafts, Revamp Your Wardrobe, Job Club, Pre-Tenancy Course, Safety in the Home and Volunteering Skills.

    Successful learning sessions around ‘Grow your own Produce’ take place at our allotment. Practical, healthy cooking sessions, such as ‘Cook and Eat’ have been run by clients using produce from the allotment. This has lead to a ‘SmartMeal’ recipe book being researched, designed and produced by clients as a learning activity.

    We are also able to give out free leisure passes for Halifax Pool for swimming and the gym. Wii Fit sessions have also taken place at SmartMove along with activities such as organised walks.

    We won our second contract with Calderdale Adult Education in September 2011 and were presented with their Quality Assurance Accreditation which is a measure of our success. We are now a Neighbourhood Learning Centre and received excellent feedback from our Ofsted inspection. In addition we run other learning projects for example one funded by the Adult and Community Learning Fund was for clients to produce the SmartMove Tenancy Handbook.

    Previous projects have included the Calderdale SmartSearch Website, which was an Online directory of adult learning opportunities available in the Calderdale area, now only available in leaflet format as a lot of agencies have since merged, disbanded or rebranded.

    Make sure you come up to see us, you will be sure to have a friendly welcome; it is also a great opportunity to make friends and have a free cup of tea or coffee.

    To see the current course timetable, click here.

    Jobs Advice

    Work Clubs

    We use complementary training sessions to help clients re-build confidence and self esteem.

    Details of these sessions will be published as demand requires, or on our regular Training Pages. Contact your Support Worker for more information.

    For those wishing to contact JobcentrePlus:

    Crossfield House JobsCentre Plus,  St James Road, Halifax, HX1 1PE

    Telephone: 0345 604 3719 Textphone: 0345 608 8551

    (You can use the 0845 code to call these 0345 numbers. Check with your phone company which code is cheaper for you).
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