Our IT Training is designed to give clients more confidence with their computing skills. We offer different levels of computer training from a basic 6-week course with an introduction to email set-up, navigating web pages and using search engines, to a nationally recognised ITQ course of 2 Levels covering the Microsoft Office packages:
Word | Excel | PowerPoint | Access | Publisher | Image Manipulation | Website Development | Outlook
We also run further IT workshops to develop our clients’ skills in: designing a WordPress webpage, Online security, Photo Editing, Encryption, Digital Art, Email, Google Maps and Skype. We understand that every client has a different level of IT experience – we are here to support each individual to achieve their qualification at their own pace.
Our gardening department is designed to teach our clients about soft landscaping and garden maintenance. They will work on real customers’ gardens with our trained and qualified staff, learning about:
Lawn care | Weeding | Planting | Hedge-cutting | Pruning | Leaf-tidying | Estimating the time required and costing for a job
In addition, they will receive “classroom” training, here at Oakleaf, to support their practical work, including plant identification, handling tools and machinery and health & safety awareness.
This department is very hands on and every day is different. As their experience grows clients will be learning transferable skills including teamwork, adaptability, problem-solving, communication, professional behaviour and getting the job done, which are important additions to any CV.
Oakleaf has developed its own upholstery course which is overseen by our Master Upholsterer. Clients work towards an initial 6-week introductory course which involves:
• Scatter cushion project – perfecting sewing machine skills.
• Sprung, stitched & stuffed dining chair project