Course Timetable

SmartMove monthly learning programme

Monday August 6th

1:00pm - 3:00pm

Cook and Eat at Ryburn House

Meet at SmartMove at 12:30

Tuesday August 7th

10:30am – 12:30pm

Drop In: Job search, IT access, develop a CV, update your Universal Credit journal or just come for a coffee.

Wednesday August 8th

10:30am – 12:30pm

Drop In: Job search, IT access, develop a CV, update your Universal Credit journal or just come for a coffee.

Monday August 13th

NO SESSION

Tuesday August 14th

10:30am - 12:30pm

Drop In: Job search, IT access, develop a CV, update your Universal Credit journal or just come for a coffee.

Wednesday August 15th

10:30am - 12:30pm

Drop In: Job search, IT access, develop a CV, update your Universal Credit journal or just come for a coffee.

Monday August 20th

NO SESSION

Tuesday August 21st

10:30am – 12:30pm

Drop In: Job search, IT access, develop a CV, update your Universal Credit journal or just come for a coffee.

Wednesday August 22nd

10:30am - 12:30pm

Drop In: Job search, IT access, develop a CV, update your Universal Credit journal or just come for a coffee.

Monday August 27th

NO SESSION

Tuesday August 28th

10:30am – 12:30pm

Drop In: Job search, IT access, develop a CV, update your Universal Credit journal or just come for a coffee.

Wednesday August 29th

10:30am - 12:30pm

Drop In: Job search, IT access, develop a CV, update your Universal Credit journal or just come for a coffee.

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.

Fitness and Positive Activities

This course covers:

  • The benefits of exercise
  • Barriers to exercising and how to reduce them
  • Simple activities to do at home
  • Exercising safely

Free exercise opportunities in Calderdale

Tenancy Skills

This course covers:

  • The skills needed to maintain a tenancy
  • The sources of support available
  • The landlord’s point of view
  • How to resolve neighbour disputes
Money Skills

This course covers:

  • How to manage a bank account
  • Saving money on utilities
  • Maximising the household budget
    Welfare benefits information
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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