In early 2018 we started running some courses such as; Cookery, Computers, Maths and Reading and Writing. The courses are sometimes at our building and sometimes in other buildings.

Below is a list of what courses we have running, look out for the ones that still have places available. If you would like to do a course that is not on this list, let us know and we will try to find it for you.

We will update this page regularly as we have new courses starting often.


  • Maths 

Learn simple skills to help with everyday tasks like telling the time and using money.

Fridays 10am – 12pm. 10 week course, started 2nd March at Wirral Mencap



  • Reading and Writing

Feel better about your reading and writing with this course.

Fridays 1.30pm –  3.30pm. 10 week course, started 2nd March at Wirral Mencap



  • Be the Best You!

This is a course to help you feel better about yourself. It will give you ideas on how to present yourself well so you are more confident.

Wednesdays 10am – 12pm. 12 week course, started 14th March at Wirral Mencap.



  • Understand Parliament and How You Can Be Involved

This course will talk about what parliament is. The tutor will also show you how you can change things that matter to you in your community. There is a break on 15th May.

Tuesdays 11am – 12pm. 4 week course, started 1st May at Wirral Mencap.



  • Save Money on Your Bills

This course is for people who look after their home. Learn about how to save money on your bills and how to look after our planet. You will receive £10, a FREE sandwich and a certificate for attending the course.

Friday 10am – 12pm. 1 day course, 1st June at Wirral Mencap.



  • Basic Cookery

Learn about kitchen equipment and how to prepare snacks and simple meals. This course will also show you how to be safe and clean in the kitchen.

Wednesdays 10.30am – 12.30pm. 12 weeks, starts 6th June at the St James Centre.



  • Using Computers and the Internet

If you know how to use computers a bit but want to learn more skills, this course will be for you. There is a lunch club in the same venue before the course so you can bring lunch to eat.

Thursdays, 1pm – 3pm. 12 weeks, starting 5th July at Woodchurch Methodist Church.



  • Advanced Cookery and Food Safety (Accredited)

Learn how to make simple meals and to follow recipes. You will also learn about how to be clean and safe in the kitchen, when the course is complete you will get a Level 2 Certificate in Food Hygiene and Safety.

Wednesdays, 10.30am to 12.30pm. 12 weeks, starting 12th September at the St James Centre.



  • COMING SOON: 8-week road safety course, DIY course and cookery.


Please contact the office on 0151 666 1829 for more information or you can email

If you want to sign up to a course, you must make an appointment to meet with Lizzie who will help you to find all the best opportunities for you.

We have been able to run these courses for free with the help of Lifelong Learning, Houses of Parliament, and with grants from The Tilney Foundation, TalkTalk and Good Things Foundation. We are also very grateful to all the skilled volunteers involved.

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