Training Available

All training courses on offer from Ashton Community Trust

Below is a list of available training and development opportunities provided by Ashton Community Trust.

Training & Employment Courses

LEMIS+ Courses

Childcare Level 1

Description: An eight week accredited course offering an insight into the Childcare Industry

Eligibility Criteria: Unemployed and 16+

Contact Info: LEMIS+ Mentor on: 02890 742 255


ECDL Essentials

Description: A twelve week accredited computer course offering 3 of the 7 ECDL modules

Eligibility Criteria: Unemployed and 16+

Contact Info: LEMIS+ Mentor on: 02890 742 255


Word Processing Level 1

Description: A six week accredited computer course offering basic word processing skills

Eligibility Criteria: Unemployed and 16+

Contact Info: LEMIS+ Mentor on: 02890 742 255


Spreadsheet Software Level 1

Description: A six week accredited computer course offering basic spreadsheet software skills

Eligibility Criteria: Unemployed and 16+

Contact Info: LEMIS+ Mentor on: 02890 742 255


Hospitality Level 1

Description: A nine week accredited course offering an insight into the Hospitality Industry

Eligibility Criteria: Unemployed and 16+

Contact Info: LEMIS+ Mentor on: 02890 742 255


Personal Development

Description: A one day course offering personal development and increase your self awareness

Eligibility Criteria: Unemployed and 16+

Contact Info: LEMIS+ Mentor on: 02890 742 255


Pre Employment Courses

Construction Academy

Construction Safety Register (CSR) Card

Customer Service Training – Level 1

Food and Hygiene

World Host Principles of Customer Service – Level 1

Warehouse Academy

Forklift (Various)

Contact Info: LEMIS+ Mentor on: 02890 742 255

CORE Courses

Level One Employability

Description: A three day accredited course preparing young adults for the world of work. Incorporates Equality & Diversity, Job Seeking Skills, Teamwork

Eligibility Criteria: Unemployed young adults aged 16-24 years with an address in BT14, BT15  and BT36

Contact Person: Betty Murray Tel: (028) 90609522 Ext. 3306 Email: john.mccrea@ashtoncentre.com


Level One Design

Description: A four day accredited introduction to the world of computer aided design and graphic design

Eligibility Criteria: Unemployed young adults aged 16-24 years with an address in BT14, BT15  and BT36

Contact Person: Betty Murray Tel: (028) 90609522 Ext. 3306 Email:  john.mccrea@ashtoncentre.com


Level One Nails and Beauty

Description: A five – six day accredited course giving an introductory insight into a career in the beauty industry.

Eligibility Criteria: Unemployed young adults aged 16-24 years with an address in BT14, BT15  and BT36.

Contact Person: Betty Murray Tel: (028) 90609522 Ext. 3306 Email:  john.mccrea@ashtoncentre.com


Level One Childcare

Description: A three week accredited course offering an insight into the Childcare Industry

Eligibility Criteria: Unemployed young adults aged 16-24 years with an address in BT14, BT15 and BT36.

Contact Person: Betty Murray Tel: (028) 90609522 Ext. 3306 Email:  john.mccrea@ashtoncentre.com


Construction

Construction: CSR Card, Manual Handling, Working at Heights, Health & Safety at Work

Description: Three day course to achieve the essential, mandatory requirements for working on a construction site.

Eligibility Criteria: Unemployed young adults aged 16-24 years with an address in BT14, BT15 and BT36.

Contact Person: Betty Murray Tel: (028) 90609522 Ext. 3306 Email:  john.mccrea@ashtoncentre.com


Level One Retail

Description: A three week accredited course with built in site visits to gain an understanding of what is required to work in retail

Eligibility Criteria: Unemployed young adults aged 16-24 years with an address in BT14, BT15 and BT36.

Contact Person: Betty Murray Tel: (028) 90609522 Ext. 3306 Email:  john.mccrea@ashtoncentre.com


Level One Catering & Hospitality

Description:A three week accredited course giving an insight into the service industries such as working in hotels, restaurants etc.

Eligibility Criteria: Unemployed young adults aged 16-24 years with an address in BT14, BT15 and BT36.

Contact Person: Betty Murray Tel: (028) 90609522 Ext. 3306 Email:  john.mccrea@ashtoncentre.com


Level One Food Hygiene

Description: A one day accredited course to achieve a recognised qualification for working in the food industry.

Eligibility Criteria: Unemployed young adults aged 16-24 years with an address in BT14, BT15 and BT36.

Contact Person: Betty Murray Tel: (028) 90609522 Ext. 3306 Email:  john.mccrea@ashtoncentre.com


Level One First Aid

Description: One day accredited course to achieve a recognised qualification for working in a range of industries such as Childcare, Health and

Eligibility Criteria: Social Care, Fitness Unemployed young adults aged 16-24 years with an address in BT14, BT15 and BT36.

Contact Person: Betty Murray Tel: (028) 90609522 Ext. 3306 Email:  john.mccrea@ashtoncentre.com


 

Essential Skills Courses

Essential Skills Literacy + Communication

Description: English reading, writing and speaking and listening skills from Entry Level 1 (beginners) to Level 1 (higher)

Eligibility Criteria: English speakers, no previous qualifications required – enrolment by Initial Assessment

Contact Person: Hilary Adair Tel: (028) 9032 2289 Email: hilary.adair@ashtoncentre.com

Accredited


Essential Skills Numeracy + Application of Number

Description: Mathematics skills in working with numbers, shape + measure and handling data from Entry Level 1 (beginners) to Level 1 (higher)

Eligibility Criteria: No previous qualifications required – enrolment by Initial Assessment

Contact Person: Hilary Adair Tel: (028) 9032 2289 Email: hilary.adair@ashtoncentre.com

Accredited


Using ICT for Literacy

Description: Short Entry Level 3 course to accompany full Literacy and Numeracy courses

Eligibility Criteria: Non beginners – basic computer skills – those enrolled for Literacy and / or maths

Contact Person: Hilary Adair Tel: (028) 9032 2289 Email: hilary.adair@ashtoncentre.com

Accredited


 

Community Family Support 12 week Programme

Community Family Support 12 week Programme

Description:12 week programme consists of Cook It, parenting skills, food vales, Basic DIY, Employability workshop, goals and Positive family time.

Eligibility Criteria: Families must reside in the North Belfast Area and have a young person aged 16+ years who is not in education, training or employment (this could be the parent as well)

Contact Person: Jeanette Burns Tel: (028) 95 609522 Email: jeanette.burns@ashtoncentre.com

Non Accredited


 

 

FabLab Belfast Training Courses

Digital Fabrication Training Courses

New courses will be published early in the New Year

Bridge of Hope Training Courses

Wellbeing Training Courses

De-stress and Relax SWAN Programme 

Description: Identifying Strengths, Weakness’s Ambitions and Needs

Eligibility Criteria: Any one affected by the conflict

Contact Person: Mary Stanton Tel: (028) 90 322289 Email: mary@ashtoncentre.com

Non Accredited One Day Workshop


Confidence & Communication Workshop

Description: Provides tools and techniques to help improve confidence and communication skills.

Eligibility Criteria: Any one affected by the conflict

Contact Person: Mary Stanton Tel: (028) 90 322289 Email: mary@ashtoncentre.com

Non Accredited One Day Workshop


Meditation

Description: Meditation is a state of deep peace that occurs when the mind is calm and silent.

Eligibility Criteria: Any one affected by the conflict

Contact Person: Mary Stanton Tel: (028) 90 322289 Email: mary@ashtoncentre.com

Non Accredited  overnight residential  workshop


Resilience Training

Description:Develop personal resilience, learn about bouncing back and turning adversities into opportunities

Eligibility Criteria: Any one affected by the conflict

Contact Person: Mary Stanton Tel: (028) 90 322289 Email: mary@ashtoncentre.com

Non Accredited One Day Workshop


Empower Me

Description:Create Positive, Proactive and lasting Changes

Eligibility Criteria: Any one affected by the conflict

Contact Person: Mary Stanton Tel: (028) 90 322289 Email: mary@ashtoncentre.com

Non Accredited One Day Workshop


Understanding Stress for Personal Growth

Description: Understanding stress and how it affects people and effective tools to deal with it

Eligibility Criteria: Any one affected by the conflict

Contact Person: Mary Stanton Tel: (028) 90 322289 Email: mary@ashtoncentre.com

Non Accredited Two Day Workshop


Love Yourself Heal Your Life

Description: Two day workshop based on Louise L. Hay’s best-selling book “You Can Heal Your Life”

Eligibility Criteria: Any one affected by the conflict

Contact Person: Mary Stanton Tel: (028) 90 322289 Email: mary@ashtoncentre.com

Non Accredited Three Day Residential Workshop


Take 5 Resilience Training

Description: Take notice – Connect – Keep Learning- Give – Be active

Eligibility Criteria: Any one affected by the conflict

Contact Person: Mary Stanton Tel: (028) 90 322289 Email: mary@ashtoncentre.com

Non Accredited One Day Workshop


Swedish Body Massage

Eligibility Criteria: Any one affected by the conflict

Contact Person: Mary Stanton Tel: (028) 90 322289 Email: mary@ashtoncentre.com

VTCT Level 3 Accredited 1 evening per week for 32 weeks  (includes weekends)


Reflexology

Eligibility Criteria: Any one affected by the conflict

Contact Person: Mary Stanton Tel: (028) 90 322289 Email: mary@ashtoncentre.com

VTCT Level 3 Diploma 1 evening per week for  35 weeks (includes weekends)


Thermal Auricular Therapy

Eligibility Criteria: Any one affected by the conflict

Contact Person: Mary Stanton Tel: (028) 90 322289 Email: mary@ashtoncentre.com

VTCT level 2 Accredited  4 Full days


 

New Lodge Arts Training & Development Courses

Training & Development Courses

Fancy Feet – Hip Hop Dance Classes

Mondays, Macrory Church Hall, Duncairn Gardens

Class 1 – 4.30pm-5.30pm Nursery-P1

Class 2 – 5.30pm-6.30pm Nursery-P1

Class 3 – 630pm-7.30pm P2-P4

Fancy Feet is a Hip Hop class for younger children. It is a great starting off point for beginners in who want to dance.

Contact: Anne Delaney (028) 90742255 anne.delaney@ashtoncentre.com

Non-Accredited


Pop Video Dance Class

Mondays Macrory Church Hall, Duncairn Gardens

Eligibility Criteria: None

7.30pm-8.30pm P5-P7’s

Pop video style dance is class for young people from P5-P7 who love to dance!  The participants will create their own routines and learn new styles. n. It is a great starting off point for beginners in who want to dance.

Contact: Anne Delaney (028) 90742255 anne.delaney@ashtoncentre.com

Non-Accredited


Hip Hop Dance Classes

Mondays @ Girdwood Community Hub

7pm-8pm – 10-13yrs

8pm-9pm 14-18yrs

This Hip Hop class is a very active and productive way to develop your skills as a dancer.  The class is led by Rochelle McParland, Kollizion Crew who has extensive experience in choreographing routines for major competitions across the UK.

Contact: Anne Delaney (028) 90742255 anne.delaney@ashtoncentre.com

Non-Accredited


Drama Classes

Monday’s @ New Lodge Youth Centre

Tiny’s Drama (P1-P3) 3pm-4pm

Junior Drama (P4-P7) 4pm-5.30pm

Tuesdays @ Duncairn Art Centre

Youth Drama (1st—3rd Year) 6pm-7.30pm

Senior Drama (4th-6thyrs) 7.30pm-9pm

Wednesday’s  @ Girdwood Community Hub

Youth Theatre Class (13-18yrs) (audition only) 7pm-9pm

Thursday’s @ Girdwood Community Hub

Tiny’s Drama (P1-P4) 6pm-7pm

Junior Drama (P5-2ndyr) 7pm-8.30pm

All our drama classes are aimed at developing confidence and self-esteem of young people whilst giving building their performance skills. Throughout the year, there are a range of performance opportunities including an end of year showcase.

Contact: Anne Delaney (028) 90742255 anne.delaney@ashtoncentre.com

Non-Accredited


Art Classes

Tuesday’s 

Tiny’s Art Class (P1-P3) 3.30pm – 4.30pm New Lodge Youth Centre

Junior Art Class (P4-P7) 4.30pm-5.30pm New Lodge Youth Centre

Junior Visual Arts (5-10yrs) 3pm-4.30pm The North Queen Street Community Centre

These classes for children provide a chance to try lots of creative crafts opportunities to get messy!

Contact: Anne Delaney (028) 90742255 anne.delaney@ashtoncentre.com

Non-Accredited


Art Studio for Teenagers

Tuesday’s @ The Culture Shop, Ashton Centre

Age 15-18yrs

7pm-9pm

A drop in Art session for budding young artist.  The session is led by a professional artist who will give support to young people with a passion for art.

Contact: Anne Delaney (028) 90742255 anne.delaney@ashtoncentre.com

Non-Accredited


Tuesday Drawing Studio

Tuesdays and Fridays 11am-2pm

Culture Shop, Ashton Centre

This drop in group is for an adult interested in developing their skills.  Come along with your own projects and get some support from a professional artist.

Contact: Anne Delaney (028) 90742255 anne.delaney@ashtoncentre.com

Non-Accredited


Ballet Classes

Thursday’s @ North Queen Street Community Centre

Ballet (Nursery-P1) 3pm-3.50pm

Ballet (P2-P5) 3.50pm-4.50pm

Our ballet classes are very popular with the kids of North Belfast. It’s a great way to teach discipline and respect threw the art of ballet whilst doing something that they enjoy.

Contact: Anne Delaney (028) 90742255 anne.delaney@ashtoncentre.com

Non-Accredited


Event Management – OCN Level 2

Tuesday’s @ Culture Shop, Ashton Centre

5pm-7pm

Our Event Management Team is a group of young people that enjoy and learn how to plan and deliver their own events. The group meet on a weekly basis to brainstorm and plan for events they would like to do in the future. When the group have decided what event they would like to do, they develop a plan and make it happen. The group also assist in New Lodge Art’s events; this can be anything from basic stewarding roles to helping out with the production of the event. They are a friendly team that have proved easy to work with and have a good track record in successful events, by young people for young people. The young people have learned a lot from being members of the Event Management team and have gained various skills. One of our members has described his experience being a member of the team;

Contact: Orla Hawkins  (028) 90742255 orla.hawkins@ashtoncentre.com

OCN Level 2


Leadership in Youth Work – OCN Level 2

Wednesdays @ Culture Shop, Ashton Centre

5pm-7pm

This accredited programme is provided for young people aged 14-17 years old that are interested in learning about and training in youth work, as well as getting some valuable voluntary experience. This programme teaches the young people about the different aspects of youth work, leadership, child protection, group work, communication and much more. The programme consists of 3 units which focus on:

  • An Introduction to Youth Leadership (definitions, theory, purpose).
  • Communication (different types, methods, decision making, team work).
  • Planning and Delivering a Youth Work session.

Contact: Orla Hawkins  (028) 90742255 orla.hawkins@ashtoncentre.com

OCN Level 2


 

New Lodge Youth Centre Courses

Personal and Social Development Programmes

New Lodge Youth Centre delivers a wide range of accredited and non-accredited personal and social development opportunities for young people including programmes that focus on alcohol and substance abuse, peer mentoring, drug awareness, disability awareness, citizenship, independent travel, sexual health, cultural awareness and diversity, cookery, independent living and active community participation.

Young people must be registered members of the youth centre.  The youth centre is open to new members’ registrations.

Contact: Mary Madine (028) 028 9075 1358 Email: mary.madine@ashtoncentre.com

Accredited and Non Accredited Training

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