Courses

Make the most of your winter with our diverse range of courses. Whether you want to take up something new to challenge yourself, revisit rusty skills, or take your experience and knowledge to the next level, we have a huge range of courses for you to explore.

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  1. Craft focus: setting in fiction

    Craft focus: setting in fiction

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 3 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Setting is one of the integral elements of fiction craft. It is essential for building a world that a reader can escape into and for providing context that supports character and plot. In this practical one-day intensive course, you'll learn how to create settings that matter in your stories.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £24.00

  2. Self-care and staying well

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 3 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Self-care techniques for a better work-life balance. Learn how to care better for yourself, sleep better and live a happier healthier life.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £89.00

  3. Masters of cinema: Spike Lee 'Do the right thing'

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 3 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Spike Lee makes films with a social conscience built in. Soul. His first film was a landmark in independent filmmaking and the entire reason for the success of eighties’ independent features. This year he was back with BlackkKlansmen - and Oscar nominated. We do the right thing and review his films.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £30.00

  4. Introduction to Scar Massage at Build: for Practitioners

    Course Date: Mon 4 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £119.00

  5. Overcoming procrastination

    Course Date: Tue 5 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you constantly put things off? Do you put aside small tasks, like paying a bill, or big life choices, like ending a relationship? Explore why you procrastinate and learn techniques to help make decisions.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £48.00

  6. Try it out: film lighting workshop

    Course Date: Wed 6 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover how to use lights the manual settings of your DSLR camera to shoot professional-level video on this introductory workshop.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £31.00
    Concession: £24.00

  7. Making sense of Windows 10

    Course Date: Wed 6 Nov 2019 (and 4 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    New to Windows 10? Unsure about Edge and Cortana? Join this course and get to grips with this new operating system. This friendly introduction will open doors to the main elements of the software, as well as some of its less accessible applications and tools.

    This course is FREE if one of the following applies:





    a) You are employed and earn less than £20,572.50 . You need to have lived in the UK or EU for the last 3 years and be a citizen of the UK or a country within the EU. You may also be eligible for this funding in other circumstances. When you come for assessment or enrolment, bring a pay slip dated within 3 months of the course start date, or a current employment contract that shows your gross salary.





    Or





    b) You are either on Jobseekers' Allowance or Employment & Support Allowance (WRAG). Please bring proof of income to your assessment or enrolment.





    Or





    c) You receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit), earn less than £338 a month (individual claims) or £541 a month (household claims) and are doing the course to become employed or move into more sustainable employment.





    Call 222-66-889-99 for more information.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £71.00
    Concession: £45.00

  8. Reading & writing group: exploring 'On Writing' by Stephen King

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 8 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Craft texts are a wonderful resource for any budding fiction writer and it can help our understanding if we chat about them with others. In this short session we'll discuss popular craft text 'On Writing' by Stephen King and complete a writing exercise based on a key concept from the book.
    Full fee: £19.00
    Senior fee: £19.00
    Concession: £19.00

  9. Friday lates: Gerhard Richter: Nazis in the family

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 8 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Investigate the work of this enigmatic artist, raised in Hitler’s Third Reich and communist East Germany, before moving to the west to become one of the most popular and commercially successful painters of the last 50 years.
    Full fee: £19.00
    Senior fee: £19.00
    Concession: £12.00

  10. Friday lates: treasure at the British Museum

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 8 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Take a Friday evening to discover treasure troves in the British Museum, such as the Mildenhall Treasure and the Cuerdale Hoard, and find out about the societies in which these discoveries were produced.
    Full fee: £19.00
    Senior fee: £19.00
    Concession: £12.00

  11. Difficult people: brave conversations

    Difficult people: brave conversations

    Course Date: Fri 8 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you sometimes struggle to make your point with difficult people? This course will help you develop the skills to plan for and hold brave conversations with others, including colleagues and friends.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  12. Japanese: the art of onsen

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 8 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Japanese hot springs, or "onsen", are an important aspect of Japanese culture. More than just a way to cleanse the body, the Onsen experience is about appreciating nature’s seasons, benefitting from natural minerals and feeling part of society. From historical sites to modern day spas, outdoors or indoors, the Onsen offers a special way to enjoy Japanese culture. Open to all levels.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

  13. Tolkien as translator

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 9 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    One of the 20th Century’s most popular authors, J.R.R. Tolkien was also a scholar of the medieval period. He translated the poetic masterpieces Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and Beowulf. This course considers his translations, his style, and what it tells us about 20th century perceptions of medieval literature.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £30.00

  14. From Maria Edgeworth to George Eliot: the British novel 1780 - 1880

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 9 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This one-day course will give an overview of the key developments in the rise of the novel as it became the most popular written form between 1780 and 1880. It will explore different styles and developments in the novel and consider what made it such a success story in this period (and beyond!).
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £30.00

  15. 'Equal in God's sight but not in man's'?: women and the Christian church in the 19th century

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 9 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Women were the mainstay of the Christian Church. But denominations’ attitudes towards them varied notably regarding home/overseas mission and fears of ‘feminisation’. They were also divided over women’s demands for higher education and the franchise.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £23.00
    Concession: £15.00

  16. Voyage à travers les temps grammaticaux: présent et passé

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 9 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Come and revise the different tenses of the indicative (present, future and past) and brush up on your irregular verbs in this interactive workshop. Ideal if you are preparing for an exam or have an upper-intermediate level.

    To find out about our great discounts on our French workshops, please visit our - French workshops and short course bundles page.

    . Taught in French.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

  17. Art icons: Picasso and Cubism

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 9 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the Cubist movement, focusing on Picasso as its key example, considering such issues as biographic and social context, material experimentation, stylistic developments, and artistic influences including the influence of non-European art.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  18. Egyptology day

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 9 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    After thousands of years, the legacy of the Ancient Egyptians continues to captivate. This autumn, leading experts and specialists shed new light on this mysterious civilisation at Build's annual Egyptology day. No prior knowledge is required - just bring your curiosity!
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £36.00

  19. A taste of journalism

    A taste of journalism

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 9 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Ever dreamed of becoming a journalist? Come and learn the basics from an experienced news and features journalist. Discover how journalists develop, write and edit their stories.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £24.00

  20. Write your CV in a day

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 9 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    You'll analyse the principles of CV and cover letter writing. You will also start work on a clear and concise version of your CV, one that will make the best possible first impression on future employers.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £24.00

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