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A Warm Welcome

Bearwood Community Centre would like to extend a warm welcome to Revd Peter Myres the new Vicar of St Barnabas Church

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FREE COURSES (for people unemployed/low incomes) at Bearwood

Free Courses for unemployed and Low income

 Spring Programme for courses beginning January an onwards at Bearwood Community Centre.

Courses are accredited City & Guilds qualifications (levels below).  Learners attend the course and undergo independent study and coursework to achieve the qualification.    

Eligibility: Be resident in Dorset, 16+ and unemployed, or 19+ and earning £17k or below; must also be legally resident in the UK and able to work.  


Childcare / Working with Children

  • Caring for Children (L1) – An introduction to working with young children in an early years setting, a course that gives the learner an idea of what to expect in these types of roles.  
  • Support work in Schools (L2) – Aimed at those wanting to begin, or develop their employment in support work roles in educational settings or working with young people

English / Language

  • English Skills (L1) – Suitable for anyone who has not been in formal education for a while and needs a confidence boost with their literacy skills.  No pre-entry requirements for this course but learners must have some literacy skills to be able to do the course.   Not suitable for someone looking to learn English as a second language.
  • ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) – An informal course for people of other languages than English to improve their skills in speaking and listening in English for daily practical use.   

Management Skills & Own Businesses

  • Extended Award in Employability Skills (Business Start Up – L2) – An introduction to starting up a business – a course for someone who is considering this as an option or is in the very early stages.  Modules covered: Time Management, Developing your USP, Product/ Service Delivery & Targeting. 
  • Leadership & Team Skills (L2)- From ILM (Institute of Leadership & Management, this course is great for anyone who has some experience in leading a team and wants to develop their skills or for those looking to enhance their CV and looking to move into a senior role or responsibility.

Please note:

This are real-time courses i.e. not online; they take place in community settings in a small groups to allow for social-distancing (venue information on flyer). 

If you have any questions or need further information about the programme please do not hesitate to contact me on 07776 960 019 or

Full list of Free Training Courses available in Bearwood and across Dorset
Halloween Crafting Activity at Bearwood

Halloween Crafting Activity at Bearwood

Come and Join us on Saturday, 31st October for a fun activities class making decorations for Halloween.

Try your hand at making a spooky spider bowl or some scary pumpkin straws. What about making a spider web with
its own resident spider to decorate your wall as well as some bats to hang from the ceiling!!

Just bring your imagination and come and have some fun. We provide all materials and everything is COVID safe.

Saturday, 31st October 2020
10:00 – 12:00
Cost – £10

Text: 07580003307 with your name to book a place or
book on-line at

Craft Activities for Adults and Children
Two of our recent students from our non Halloween crafting session

About me:

I came to the UK in 2008 ready for a new adventure and although I do miss the beauty of South Africa I love my life in the UK. Since then I have worked in many different industries as a PA to Directors and most recently in Health & Safety at Sunseeker. After being made redundant due to the COVID crisis I decided to use my passion for all things crafty and start my own business and thus The Crafty South African was born. I have always loved working with children and studied to be a primary school teacher in South Africa. I have decided its now or never to realise my dream so here I am, come and join me.

Bake for Heroes

Bake for Heroes

9th April Date for your diary – come along for coffee and cake with friends and help raise money for this good cause 🍰☕️

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When you make a booking with us you are also supporting our work in serving the local Bearwood Community.

To make contact for bookings & enquiries please call the Centre Manager Lynn