2017 Courses

From ‘digital drop-in’ computer basics to sewing, CSC Construction training and child psychology, we regularly hold informal and accredited courses.  Get in touch and we’ll hold your name on a reserve list until we have enough interest to run a course.

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Accredited Courses – Contact Hamid / tel: 02920 250549/07969 066316

First Aid L2 (1 Day)
Paediatric First Aid Level L3 (2 Day)
Safeguarding Level 2 (1 Day)
Managing Children Behaviour (10 weeks)
Classroom Assistant (5 Day)
Teaching Assistant/Child Care Level 2  (30 Weeks)
Food & Hygiene Level 2 (1 Day)
Health & Safety Level 2 (1 Day)
CSCS card Training (CITB)  With Health & Safety in Construction Environment (3.5 Day) More info here

Register by 16th March for the course starting 28 -31st March.

Child protection (1 Day)

Care work training with employment support

Business Start-up & Self-employment Training

Computer Skills 

Contact Anna McVicker tel: 02920 250549 / 07969 066251

Digital Drop-in – Every Wednesday, 1pm – 3pm at Grangetown Hub






Improve your Computer Skills course (4 weeks – Thursday 9th to 30th March)
Feel more confident in using email/ web-browsing / Word-Processing / Power-Point

Taster Courses with Cardiff Met

Introduction to Sociology – starts 27 April

Health and Wellbeing 

Art  – contact Rebecca Grace 

Yoga, cycling, cooking, weight loss – contact Tony Hendrickson

Learn Welsh

We run beginners Welsh for parents and Welsh conversation – contact Catherine

Learn English

ESOL Classes – contact mashmoomadin@srcdc.org.uk

Pre-Entry to Entry Level 3 – courses have started but we can add you to a waiting list after you have completed an assessment – next date Wednesday 5th April – 2.30- 4pm at Brunel Street.






If you require further information or would like to talk to one of the Learning Team please call us:

Mashmooma Din
Learning Communities –   Lead Officer
Tel: 07969 065929

Helen Edgeworth
Community Development Worker – Children & Schools
Tel: 07969065665


Anna McVicker  
Community Development Worker – Adult & Community
Tel: 07969066251

Communities Programme

The Communities 1st Programme aims to promote a culture of learning within our communities where everyone regardless of age or ability is encouraged to recognise and reach their potential.

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Our action plan has been drawn up using extensive research within the cluster area with partner organisations.  The key aims are to:

  • Support young people to do well in school
  • Support families to be involved in their children’s education
  • Development of  Lifelong learning into the BRG communities
  • Development of language learning.

Our Learning team consists of two community development workers and a lead officer who together bring a combination of experience to the staffing group.

The Learning team have six priorities under the action plan to be delivered under two separate groups: Children, Schools & Education and Community & Adult Learning.  These priorities break down as follows:-

Children, School and Education:

Transition: This project seeks to provide support to young people and their parents within the education system through defined support, particularly targeted at transition points within the learning journey. The support package will be offered to young people identified by stakeholders at risk of poor attainment and attendance within the education system.

L picSupport will complement that which is offered within the school system, but will be delivered through third party organisations, within the community, throughout the year. It is felt that this is appropriate as many users who are facing difficulties within the school system will feel more comfortable linking with a project that they perceive to be independent, reflective and sensitive of their needs. Particular community based projects focusing on transition, and particularly preparing young people for transition from key  stage 2 to 3. The project will be delivered through a range of approaches including the following;

  • Peer mentoring – providing peer mentors to offer support to young people through transition points. These peer mentors will be trained in mentoring skills through an accredited training programme
  • Peer mentors offered to those who are repeatedly absent from schools
  • Access to short, time limited re-engagement courses to support young people to regain motivation and focus within the mainstream education system, as offered by a range of third sector organisation
  • Support for young people on exit from statutory education including mentoring to bridge the gap from education to employment / training support services
  • Engagement with parents to empower them to support children at critical points in their educational journey. This will add value to that offered within the school environment that may not be accessible due to location, culture, language challenges and/or stigma.

Homework Clubs:

We provide a facilitated and co-ordinated approach to the provision of after-school and homework clubs across the cluster, specifically focusing on LSOA areas where educational attainment is poor.

This includes Butetown 1 and Butetown 2 which are in the top 10% of Education deprivation as highlighted by Wales Index of Multiple Deprivation (WIMD). We work in partnership with Fitzalan School and several transition primaries will allow the development workers to promote the school based homework and extra studying facilities which are offered as well as ensure community based provisions will complement the curriculum followed at the various key stages.

The BRG cluster programme works with community based educational support organisations/ initiatives to ensure appropriateness and co-ordination of provision across the BRG cluster. Further work will also take place within Riverside 3, the other LSOA within our cluster where education falls within the worst 10% of provision as identified by WIMD. This LSOA is geographically close to Fitzalan School and further work will be undertaken to identify what additional support needs can be offered within the community to stimulate learning and attainment; and we envisage this to be based around language need. The project will also engage with schools, to identify pupils with needs for support with educational attainment and after school support. Holiday activities

Holiday Activities: To provide a range of holiday activities, to support young people aged 16 and under which provide positive activities and things to do for young people, with embedded educational benefits. The network of delivery partners will provide these activities, offered at no charge to young people with the portfolio of provision being broad enough to appeal to a diverse range of ages, interests; genders and cultures.The BRG cluster programme will play a key role in working with partner agenci s to plan a co-ordinated cluster wide programme of events/ activities. Co-ordination in planning will ensure that there is a structured time-table of events/ activities, and that duplication of provision is avoided. Equally where there is unmet demand for activities, the BRG cluster programme will work to identify further potential partners and funding.

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