Contact the team if you’re interested in five weekly sessions of basic cooking suitable for complete beginners or those with limited knowledge.
New for the spring term!
This course can help you progress further in the counselling profession.
If you are interested and need further information please contact DACE using the details below. Alternatively click for an application form.
What are your stories of living in the South Wales Valleys? See below or visit: www.valleysstories.com
Our final Samba Drumming session produced this fabulous sound!
Take a look at local Neath Port Talbot food producers by clicking on the link: Community Growers Map
Tyfu’n iach gyda’n gilydd Take a look at the food producers 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.
Return to Learn
Looking to improve your Maths and English skills?
Come along to our friendly classes at DOVE on Tuesday and Thursday mornings!
English – Tuesday 10 am – 1.00 pm
Maths – Thursday 10 am – 1.00 pm
Entry Routes and Training:
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!
New For September
Access to HE Diploma – Health Care
The Access to Higher Education Diploma – Health Care is an introductory course which develops the confidence, knowledge and skills necessary to be able to progress to and successfully participate in a relevant higher education programme and enhance employment.
This course will be delivered in DOVE Workshop by Neath Port Talbot College.
If you are interested in studying this course at Dove Workshop, please contact Lesley to arrange an appointment for further advice 01639 700024.
There is also more information on the Neath Port Talbot College Website https://www.nptcgroup.ac.uk/courses/access-health-care/
Or message us on Twitter or Facebook https://www.facebook.com/DOVEWorkshopBanwen/
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.
This Month: Health Worker
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.
This month: Veterinary Nurse
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.
We can now offer a more extensive printing and photocopying service.
Please call in or ring us for more details.
Job of the Month – November
Do you have a logical and methodical approach to problem solving?
Do you have excellent communication and interpersonal skills?
Are you committed to helping people transform their lives in a positive way
The work of a psychologist can be educational, clinical and occupational. Becoming qualified to practise involves completing a psychology degree accredited by British Psychological Society (BPS). A good starting point would be the psychology course running at DOVE in November! The class begins on the 5th November at 18.00 – 20.00.
This month – Roadie
Also could be described as technical support staff or crew. They help to stage music concerts and other events. You would set up before a gig, look after the instruments during the show, and pack away afterwards. If you are physically fit, love music and technology and would like a practical job, this could be the career for you.
Simon Pope’s film ‘Primary Agents of a Social World’.
This event features free refreshments and includes a discussion and Q&A after the screening. In attendance will be the filmaker Simon Pope and Mair and Hywel Francis.
Commissioned by the National Museum Wales, Primary Agents of a Social World is Simon Pope’s film about coal and community in South Wales, touring to four key venues across the coalfield this September. In the film a group of people, related to a large coal sample from the Amgueddfa Cymru/ National Museum Wales collection, take a bus journey that follows the coal seam from Blaenavon to the north of Cardiff, picking people up along the way, and eventually meeting the coal sample itself in the Museum stores. The resulting film asks whether new types of community can be formed by tracing connections between this specific coal specimen and those whose lives it may have transformed.
This project has created accessible community growing spaces on previously disused and badly overgrown land. The land is owned by Onllwyn Community Council and leased to DOVE Workshop. The project has built raised beds, constructed paths and erected large poly tunnels. There are 23 families using the raised beds and one of the poly tunnels to grow fresh produce, the other poly tunnel is used for horticulture and woodwork sessions with participants and volunteers.
If you are interested in finding out about any of the above projects, please do not hesitate to contact us.