CLIP has been working in Gainsborough since 2008, and recently moved premises from The Foundry Learning Centre to The Bridge. We offer a programme for 16-18s called Flare as well as accredited and non-accredited courses for adults.
We support those looking for employment through our weekly Job Club (Friday mornings 10.00 – 12.00) and are happy to assist anyone looking to explore their learning options.
Free computer access is also available.
- Mon: 1200 – 1500
- Tue: 0900 – 1500
- Wed: 0900 – 1500
- Thu: 0090 – 1500
- Fri: 0900 – 1500
NOTE: Concessions are usually available for learners who are retired or claiming benefits
| Start date Tuesday 02/04/2019 | Length: 52 week | Centre: Gainsborough_BRG | Cost: £
This "Basic Spanish" course is designed for people who would like to learn more about Spain and be able to engage in basic Spanish conversation. You will explore Spanish culture, food and the top Spanish places for tourists. You will learn to conduct introductions, order drinks in a café, book a hotel room, read road signs and buy a train ticket – all in Spanish. You will do all of this in a relaxed atmosphere where you can learn and have fun at the same time. | Start date Tuesday 23/04/2019 | Length: 12 week | Centre: Gainsborough_BRG | Cost: £ 15
We are offering a package of skills relating to Customer Service and Marketing including the nature of ‘good’ customer service and its benefits; the importance of first impressions; and key marketing principles eg. the ‘marketing mix’. Students can also gain a qualification in health and safety or food safety. Tutor: Charlotte Barnett | Start date Monday 29/04/2019 | Length: 6 Weeks | Centre: Gainsborough_BRG | Cost: £ 80
Aromatherapy is a form of holistic therapy that uses essential oils to help improve and balance you both emotionally and physically. It helps you to take time out for yourself, to be mindful and to reconnect with yourself, even for a moment. This course will cover a brief history of aromatherapy, provide you with an understanding of essential oils properties and how to blend and apply oils. It will also include the use of oils for health and well-being. | Start date Tuesday 30/04/2019 | Length: TBC | Centre: Gainsborough_BRG | Cost: £ 15
This course provides a broad and useful introduction to academic psychology. We will look at theories and practical research in the areas of developmental psychology (cognitive and moral development), cognition (memory and attention) and social psychology (group processes, prejudice, attraction). It would be useful for further study eg. Access to HE course, or for general interest. | Start date Tuesday 30/04/2019 | Length: 10 Week | Centre: Gainsborough_BRG | Cost: £ 120
Everyone should do this course! It includes a wide range of tasks relating to managing an emergency – examination of the casualty, unconsciousness, control of bleeding and burns/scalds. There is a test at the end of the day to achieve the certificate. Tutor: Jonathan Whittaker | Start date Friday 03/05/2019 | Length: 1 Day | Centre: Gainsborough_BRG | Cost: £ 30
This taster course will look at some of the key principles of physics, chemistry and biology and examples of the practical applications in everyday life. It will provide an introduction to enable learners to develop a fundamental understanding to move onto further science programmes such as BTEC, GCSE or Access to Science or Health. An interest in science is essential but no prior knowledge is required! | Start date Thursday 09/05/2019 | Length: 6 Weeks | Centre: Gainsborough_BRG | Cost: £ 15
You will explore the creative and technical aspects of digital photography using a digital SLR or ‘bridge’ camera. Over the course, you will produce a portfolio of images for assessment, demonstrating your skill development and ability to evaluate your own and others’ practice. Tutor: Stewart Wall | Start date Wednesday 15/05/2019 | Length: 10 Week | Centre: Gainsborough_BRG | Cost: £ 80
All art has its benefits and screen printing is no different. The excitement of finalising a design and then lifting your screen to reveal your print is a therapeutic process that makes you want to come back for more. In this workshop we will look at botanical inspiration for your designs. You will be making your own stencils and taking away with you a finished product of either a cotton tea towel or cotton shopping bag. Please note there is a £20 materials charge for this course in addition to the course fee. | Start date Monday 03/06/2019 | Length: 5 Weeks | Centre: Gainsborough_BRG | Cost: £ 45
A fantastic opportunity to brush up your English language skills in preparation for taking the GCSE English or Access to HE courses next year. Improve your spelling, punctuation and grammar; develop your reading skills; and polish up your presentation skills with this intensive course. This course is condensed into a 6 week period and learners will be required to undertake an initial assessment prior to enrolment and/or evidence previous achievement in the subject. | Start date Tuesday 11/06/2019 | Length: 6 Weeks | Centre: Gainsborough_BRG | Cost: £ 0
This course is suitable for those wanting to start a career in office administration. Understand key tasks and the functions of a busy office and learn practical skills such as filing, photocopying, business letters and creating a “To Do” list. Tutor: Jade Stalker | Start date Wednesday 12/06/2019 | Length: 6 Weeks | Centre: Gainsborough_BRG | Cost: £ 15
If you have completed Functional English or feel that your everyday English is quite good but are daunted by the prospect of approaching and writing about fiction and other prose texts, then this course if for you! It’s ideal for interest or to support progression to GCSE English. | Start date Wednesday 12/06/2019 | Length: 5 Weeks | Centre: Gainsborough_BRG | Cost: £ 15
This accredited award provides an introductory taster to the health professions, looking at the variety of subjects and careers involved; an introduction to health and disease; and an exploration of the cardiovascular system. It is of interest in its own right or could lead to further learning such as Access to HE. | Start date Friday 14/06/2019 | Length: 6 Weeks | Centre: Gainsborough_BRG | Cost: £ 80
A fantastic opportunity to brush up on your Maths skills in preparation for taking the GCSE Maths or Access to HE courses next year. Functional Skills Maths helps you to develop a wide range of Maths skills including number, decimals, fractions, measurement, area, volume and data collection/analysis. This course is condensed into a 6 week period and learners will be required to undertake an initial assessment prior to enrolment and/or evidence previous achievement in the subject. | Start date Friday 14/06/2019 | Length: 6 Weeks | Centre: Gainsborough_BRG | Cost: £ 0
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training courses teach people to spot the symptoms of mental health issues, offer initial help and guide a person towards support. We don’t teach people to be therapists but we do teach people to listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis or potentially to stop a crisis from happening. Tutor: Barbara Hancock | Start date Monday 08/07/2019 | Length: 2 Weeks | Centre: Gainsborough_BRG | Cost: £ 45The courses displayed above are real time interfaced with our course booking application.