Health and Wellbeing 5 - Starter

  • Day:Friday
  • Time:10:00 - 15:00
  • Duration:6 sessions
  • Location:Ark at Egwood
  • Start:19/04/2024

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Course overview

Join our 6 week Health & Wellbeing course for people of all ages (19+), and abilities. The course offers taster sessions in a number of rural arts and crafts and activities to improve mental health and wellbeing.

What to Expect:

- Dates & Times: Fridays, 10 am to 3 pm, over the course of 6 weeks.

- Activities: Engage in a variety of taster sessions, including willow weaving, woodcraft, felting, cyanotype, batik, drumming, and clay.

- Lunch: A provided lunch allows you to relax and refuel, but you're also welcome to bring your own.

- Environment: Escape to a safe and relaxed outdoor setting, offering a break from routine and providing a conducive atmosphere for learning and personal growth.

- Benefits: Learn new skills, build confidence, and connect with new people.

Course assessment

There are no formal assessments; you will just be asked to feedback as to whether the course has delivered to meet your expectations and whether it has improved your health and wellbeing.

Course progression

At the end of this course, if you’d like to continue with your learning in this subject, you’ll be able to progress onto our Developer Level workshop or course.

Learners will be encouraged to progress their learning and ARK will help to find suitable courses, either academic or progression learning, or move onto employment. Learners can also volunteer at ARK or other organisations locally. ARK can facilitate this. Learners from previous courses have gone onto do all of the above, having undertaken our courses and developed their skills in some of our taster sessions. Additionally,they have made new friendships, and improved their overall confidence; particularly in social situations.

Our workshops and courses are designed to provide essential skills, develop confidence and resilience, improve your health & wellbeing, prepare you for further learning or employment, provide ways to learn with your family and build communities. We have a wide range of workshops and courses and you can explore more on our website. There’s something for everyone! 

Need to know…

Entry Requirements:

This course is suitable if you’re a beginner and want to learn about this subject, and you don’t have relevant knowledge or experience.

There are no qualifications required to join this course, just a willingness to learn and lots of enthusiasm. All sessions are face-to-face at ARK.

Fee information:

If you are aged 19+ AND are unemployed AND receive a benefit / your annual income is less than £25,000 per year AND live in Somerset (not including Bath & North East Somerset) AND you have lived in the UK/EU for the last 3 years OR you have refugee status / right to remain. *Please note – proof of eligibility will be requested during the enrolment process.

If you are aged 19+ AND your annual income is over £25,000 and live in Somerset OR you live in Bath & North East Somerset OR you live anywhere else in the UK. Some Community partners may not be able to accommodate learners from outside Somerset. This will be highlighted during enrolment.

Our funding rules have changed – how this affects you…
You can only enrol on ONE free* workshop/course at each level, e.g. one Taster, one Starter… and so on. Our new levels are designed to encourage you to learn and progress in your chosen area of interest. If you enrol on multiple workshops/courses at the same level, we’ll contact you to discuss (as there are exceptions), or you’ll be given the opportunity to pay for your place, (costs are detailed on each course page).

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