The NYCC and WEA also run several courses at Jennyruth Workshops. These courses help the workers to gain a wide range of skills and understanding that will benefit them both in the Workshops and out and about in the community.

Below are examples of some of the courses we have run. 

NCFE Level 1 Certificate in Creative Studies: Craft 


This course was run by Diane from the NYCC. This qualification is designed for learners with an interest in craft and can be delivered in a variety of contexts. Examples could include wood crafts, floristry, textiles, garment making, stained glass, cake decoration etc. 

This qualification aims to:

  • Develop a broad understanding of craft

  • Develop a significant knowledge core which spans the vocational sector

  • Provide academic and study skills that will support progression within craft and more broadly


The objectives of this qualification are to help learners to:

  • Use raw materials, tools and equipment in a safe and competent manner

  • Review their own work, and develop ideas and learning through the craft process

  • Develop an understanding of health and safety considerations in the craft environment

  • Develop communication skills through a range of media. 

Business: Past, Present and Future

This course was run by June and Joy from the WEA.

This course looks at how a business develops over time and links to culture and community through timelines, how this informs the present and how this enables planning for the future.

NCFE Entry Level Award in Developing Enterprise Skills (Entry 3) 

This course was run by Diane from the NYCC. This qualification provides learners with a basic introduction to the main principles of enterprise. Learners will research local enterprising people or entrepreneurs and identify their own enterprise skills and areas for growth.


As part of the Developing Enterprise qualification, they’ll then apply these skills by taking part in a brief enterprise activity. 

Functional Skills: English

This course was run by Diane from the NYCC. Functional Skills are practical skills in English, Maths and ICT for all learners aged 14 and above.


Functional Skills provide an individual with essential knowledge, skills and understanding that will enable them to operate confidently, effectively and independently in life and work.

Social Media and Promoting the Business

This course was run by Anna and Joy from the WEA. It explored, and put into action, the different ways that we can use Social Media to promote Jennyruth Workshops.


As part of the course they also created 2 Makaton signing videos (which you can view in our Gallery), improved their computer skills and enhanced their understanding of the importance of internet safety. 

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