COMMUNITY SATURDAYS

Join the KC community and open the doors to new opportunities at Kirklees College Pioneer Higher Skills Centre in Dewsbury.

Our Pioneer Higher Skills Centre will be opening its doors on Saturday 25 June to the community with some fantastic taster sessions of our new adult and community courses.

Designed for adults aged 19+, these free courses offer adult learners the chance to get involved in the community by learning a new skill, embracing a new hobby or investing in their future.

The community courses cover a range of areas to suit all interests and abilities, from arts and crafts, health and wellbeing, and digital skills. These classes will offer learners the opportunity to meet new people, relax and express their creativity with the help of our experienced tutors.

The majority of the sessions will last half a day with some family-friendly activities that will be suitable for both parents and children, such as our Yoga Taster sessions.

What taster sessions can I try on 25 June?

  • Five Ways to Wellbeing: 9:30am – 12:00pm
  • Kite Making – Family Fun Session: 9:30am -12:00pm
  • Creative Writing: 10:00am – 12:00pm

Community Saturday - Free Courses on 2 April

Crafty Kids at Pioneer Higher Skills Centre

Book onto our Be Your Own Boss taster course as part of our Community Saturday on Saturday 5 March.

Mindful Mandala Sketch and Draw at Pioneer Higher Skills Centre

Book onto our Mindful Mandala Sketch and Draw taster course as part of our Community Saturday on Saturday 5 March.

Upcoming Community Saturdays and Free Courses

Community Saturday - 5 March 2022

Be Your Own Boss

Ever considered being your own boss? Discover if it’s right for you with our taster course exploring the world of self-employment, we’ll explore if starting your own business is for you as well as provide the skills and knowledge to help you make the decision.

Pioneer Higher Skills Centre9:30am – 12:30pm

Mindful Mandala Sketch and Draw

Get your weekend off to a relaxing start with our therapeutic Mindful Mandala Sketch and Draw course. Drawing mandalas, which is artwork created using repetitive motions can help calm, relax and concentrate the mind.

Pioneer Higher Skills Centre10:00am – 12:00pm

Community Saturday - 2 April 2022

Introduction to Life Coaching

Learn the fundamental skills to get started in life coaching. You’ll be introduced to life coaching, learn about a simple process to help coach others, find out the right type of questions and understand the mindset needed to be an effective coach.

Pioneer Higher Skills Centre9:30am – 12:00pm

Crafty Kids - Sock Puppets

Take part in an activity that’s fun for the whole family and helps keep the little ones entertained! Create a talking sock puppet using an old sock and bring your new friend to life, you’ll be able to design how they look and best of all, take them home at the end.

Pioneer Higher Skills Centre10:00am – 12:00pm

Community Saturday - 21 May 2022

Practising Mindfulness

On this free course, we’ll learn about mindfulness meditation and how it can benefit you. It involves sitting silently and paying attention to thoughts, sounds, the sensations of breathing or parts of the body, bringing your attention back whenever the mind starts to wander.

Pioneer Higher Skills Centre9:30am – 12:00pm

Dewsbury Walk This Way

Starting at the Pioneer Higher Skills Centre, this free walking tour will explore the history of Dewsbury. Our teacher will guide you around the local area, finding out more about our rich history.

Pioneer Higher Skills Centre9:30am – 12:30pm

Summer Crafts - Family Fun Session

Join us for a fun, crafting session for adults and children to take part in together. Develop your children’s artistic skills with our specialist tutor. 

Pioneer Higher Skills Centre10:00am – 12:00pm

Introduction to Colouring Techniques for Barbering

Barbering salons are now catering for clients who are wanting colour services. On this course, you will learn how to offer the right solution for your client.

Pioneer Higher Skills Centre9:30am – 12:00pm

Community Saturday - 25 June 2022

Five Ways to Wellbeing

On this free course, we will cover the five suggested steps we all can take to improve our mental health and wellbeing. By learning this, you can start to feel more positive and feel more able to enjoy life if you invest in yourself.

Pioneer Higher Skills Centre9:30am – 12:00pm

Kite Making - Fun Family Session

Join us for a fun, kite making session and make your very own kites to take away. Our free family learning sessions are a great way to spend time together as a family learning new skills.

Pioneer Higher Skills Centre9:30am – 12:00pm

Creative Writing

Learn how to write creatively for fun or for that passion project with our free creative writing course.

Pioneer Higher Skills Centre10:00am – 12:00pm

Want to see our range of adult courses?

Take a Virtual Tour ahead of our Community Saturday

Take a Virtual Tour ahead of our Community Saturday

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Contact Info

We are here to help you. If you have any questions or queries, please contact a member of our team who will be happy to help and guide you through this process.