Thinking of an idea for your community?
Not sure about funding it? Look no further…
Our final Samba Drumming session produced this fabulous sound!
Come along and enjoy a relaxing musical evening with singer songwriter Bronwen Lewis from the Dulais Valley, known for her role in the BAFTA award winning file Pride. The evening also includes a hot buffet. Tickets available from DOVE Workshop. (Please inform us of any dietary requirements when booking your ticket.)
Take a look at local Neath Port Talbot food producers by clicking on the link: Community Growers Map
If you are a small producer with a hobby or an existing trader or know anyone who produces quality goods let us know we would love to hear from you.
Please fill in the questionnaire mentioned below, it can be accessed by clicking on this link – Tyfu’n Iach
Providing training and support for community groups and individuals who are interested in growing produce to generate income. Our passion is strengthening communities through building networks and providing opportunities for participation in local growing. We value healthy lifestyles and giving people the skills they need to develop. With a view to building a food network/hub we’d really appreciate it if you would fill out the questionnaire in the link above.
Looking to improve your Maths and English skills?
Come along to our friendly classes at DOVE on Tuesday and Thursday mornings!
English – Tues 10 – 1.00
Maths – Thurs 10 – 1.00
Start with the pre-access to health professions course! The course will give you the confidence to study at a higher level; the level which health professions such as nursing, midwifery and general practice require you to have. The pre-access to health professions is running at Dove Workshop at the end of January and will be running at Glynneath Training Centre in the near future. Click on this link for more info.
This successful project has now come to an end, click on the picture to read how we got on!
This Foundation Year Access to Higher Education Course aims to provide the skills and confidence for learners to progress onto an Access to Higher Education Course and then in the future, to a degree or equivalent higher education course.
On successful completion of the course, learners will gain a Level 2 Diploma (60 credits at Level 2)
The course is aimed at adults of all ages, 16 and above and particularly suitable for those who have no formal qualifications and who are interested in work or further study in Health & Social Care. It will provide a foundation for achieving the skills and qualifications employers are looking for and will help develop the skills needed for academic study.
There are no formal entry requirements but candidates need to have a caring nature, and a mature and committed approach to their studies.
We aim to start this course at the end of January 2017. Students will be expected to attend for an average of up to 4 days a week, for 35 weeks, (over 3 terms), during 2017/18
Learners will undertake Skills for Further Study Level 2 Diploma and the main focus of the course is to develop learners’ proficiency in a range of academic skills, including writing, research, numeracy and confidence in using computer applications.
Subjects covered will focus on a range of themes around health care, IT and media skills, communication skills, personal reflection, welsh culture, Pre/GCSE English & Maths and other options.
There may be help with childcare and other learning related costs, please ask for further advice on this at your initial meeting at either Glynneath Training Centre or Dove Workshop
If you are interested in studying this course at Dove Workshop, please contact Lesley to arrange an appointment for further advice 01639 700024
New courses: ( please ask for details. )
Pre-access to Health and Social Care
Access to Health and Social Care
English and Maths GCSE
Webwise for Work
Welsh for Beginners
If you love people and supporting them while they’re struggling, this is the job for you!
Gaining a health and social care qualification can be done whilst in employment although it would be beneficial to your knowledge and understanding to complete a pre-access to health and social care and/or a full access to health professions course.
At this time of the year, we start to dream of how our garden might look in a couple of months. Have you ever thought about taking the dream further and making a living out of creating beautiful spaces? The qualities needed for this career are a love of the outdoors and to be relatively fit! Some of the benefits of this career are to increase your fitness, health and well-being to name but a few. Click for information regarding qualifications you might need to become a professional. There are also part time courses available for those who would like to learn more just for their own pleasure.
Health/Care Worker: care sector support workers are patient and compassionate, sympathetic and empathetic. These workers are individuals who have a love of people and want to support them in their daily lives. Among other situations, you could be supporting someone to live independently or ensuring that an elderly person has the help to continue living in their own home. We are running a FREE pre-access to health taster day at DOVE Workshop on 28th January from 9.00 – 15.00. This will be followed by a FREE full pre-access to health course starting in February. The course will explore the study skills needed to complete a Health qualification as well as supporting the learner to improve their maths and literacy skills; both needed to progress further in this field.
If you’re an animal lover, this might be a career choice for you! If you are passionate about animals and want to work with anything from small animals, horses and farm animals to zoo animals you can find out more information here. You’ll have a patient and unflappable personality and be able to communicate well at all levels. You’ll also have to be practical and unsentimental as the work can sometimes be distressing. It would also be very useful to have a good knowledge of IT.
If you are a conscientious and helpful person who is looking for part time work, this might be a suitable career for you! Yule(!) be expected to be part of a team that makes toys, feeds reindeer and generally ensures that Father Christmas is ready to traverse the world on Christmas Eve.