FACES newsletter February 2022

Happy New Year

 We hope everyone had a great Christmas and wanted to wish you all a Happy New Year! If your new years resolution was to learn something new, we have lots of new courses on offer this term

More about FACES

What’s on offer?

We teach accredited courses up to level 2 (GCSE equivalent grade C/4) and non-accredited courses in these curriculum areas:

  • Family Learning
  • ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages)
  • English and Maths
  • Digital and Technology
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Employment Skills

Click here for more courses

Want to register for a course?

If you want more information or want to register for a course then you can email us at faces@sheffield.gov.uk or call us on 0114 229 6144.  Follow us on social media for regular updates.

What’s been happening?

Winter Craft Events

Craft Events

We held some winter craft events in various libraries before Christmas. We wanted to reintroduce our service in the community after almost two years of a pandemic. 

  We engaged families and adults through fun craft activities such as wreath making and bauble decorating, whilst also providing valuable information, advice and guidance. We have had people interested in many of our adult learning courses such as Functional Skills Maths and English, ESOL, Digital Skills and Childcare. 

Central library

Central Library Drop Ins

We are now hosting information, advice and guidance sessions in the Central Library foyer on the second Tuesday of every month between 10am and 12pm. Officers will be able to give information, advice and guidance around the FACES services and provision.

You can ask about progression from community courses onto Further Education, Higher Education, Apprenticeships, and Sector Routeways programmes (courses followed by work placements which can lead into employment in Digital Coding, Care, Construction, and Engineering and Manufacturing). Come and see us between 10am and 12pm on: 8th March 12th April 10th May 14th June 12th July

Courses in Darnall

We are now delivering some of our courses at Darnall Library and the SUBUD centre including Family Learning and Childcare. These courses will continue as we enter term 3. Courses on offer: Sew me a Story at Darnall Library on 22nd February – 29th March 2022, 12:30 – 2:30pm Level 1 Award in Caring for Children at SUBUD on 20th April – 19th July 9:30 – 12:30pm Level 1 Health & Social Care at SUBUD on 20th April – 19th July 12:30 – 2:30pm.

What next?

National Apprenticeship Week

This National Apprenticeship Week, we’re shining a light on the benefits of completing an apprenticeship.

Here are just some of the many reasons to go down this educational route.

If you like the idea of training in this hands-on way, apply for a vacancy today.

Apply now


Higher Education

If you are thinking about attending university, check out HEPP who work across the Sheffield City Region to encourage more children, young people and adults to consider higher education opportunities. They hosted ‘Heppfest’ which focussed on providing knowledge and guidance to enable learners and those who support them to have the confidence to make an informed decision about higher education.

Find out more

Sheffield Working Jobs Fair

Opportunity Sheffield will be hosting the next Sheffield’s Working Jobs Fair at St Mary’s Church, Bramall Lane on Tuesday 22 February.

Join us from 10:30am-3pm to meet great local employers who are looking to interview on the day for their full-time and part-time, temporary and permanent vacancies. Please bring your CV and be prepared to answer their questions.

The Opportunity Sheffield team will also be available to provide employment support and guidance.

We look forward to seeing you there!