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Address details
Organisation Nishkam Civic Association
Address Nishkam Centre, 6 Soho Rd, Handsworth
B21 9BH
Contact details
Phone 0121 515 4229
Opening hours Monday 9am–9pm
Tuesday 9am–9pm
Wednesday 9am–9pm
Thursday 9am–9pm
Friday 9am–9pm
Saturday 10:30am–9pm
Sunday Closed

What is AAT?
AAT stands for Association of Accounting Technicians which anyone irrespective of their age, experience or previous qualification can study. The AAT is a highly recognised qualification which awards around 90% of all nationally accredited vocational qualifications in accounting in the UK, offering a recognized, popular and non-graduate entry route into the accountancy profession. AAT is the preferred accounting qualification of many corporate employees including the NHS, because of the hands on experience received.

Why study at the Nishkam Centre?

The Nishkam Centre provides students with a great learning atmosphere that helps students grow professionally and provides them with the self-confidence and motivation that makes you want to learn. The teachers are all highly qualified and very supportive, which helps students to progress significantly throughout the course. Located near the centre of town, the Nishkam centre is easy to reach and located within a very strong community. The Nishkam Centre exclusively runs AAT level 2, 3 & 4 on Saturdays. Offering the opportunity for busy students and employed / self employed individuals the opportunity to gain qualifications and develop their careers.

Basic English
English My Way is designed to help and teach those who do not speak English as their primary language. Helping to improve English & life skills, the English My Way classes will give you the confidence that you need to boost you into writing, reading, listening and speaking English more often. Taught using Computer/ Internet. The Nishkam centre offers a welcoming, encouraging and culturally sensitive environment.
The course will cover:
-speaking and listening
-reading and writing
Price: Free (subject to eligibility and funding)
Duration: 12 weeks
Time: Monday and Tuesday, 10am to 12.30pm

Chaplaincy Training from a Faith Perspective.
At the Nishkam Centre we are very prominent and particular about the type of training we deliver to our volunteers and students, when it comes to serving the ‘community’.
Why we developed the training
The ‘Chaplaincy training from a Faith Perspective’ was developed to overcome ‘barriers and build bridges’ and to engage with government policy, network with organisations in the public and social sector and engage with people of faith and non- faith ensuring the faith, quality care and culture sensitivity is captured to deliver this holistic service.
How we developed the training
The key elements to develop the course was :
Networking with major organisations
Engagement with faith leaders on a multi faith and inter faith level
Attend steering group meetings, public meetings, conferences and events to develop chaplaincy training from a faith perspective
Understanding culture sensitivity – to meet the requirement’s of each individual
Faith led values and principles
Safeguarding people
Quality of Care on an individual basis
Understanding emotions at grass root levels
Collective responsibility for the common good

What’s unique about the course ?
The course is unique to an individual Faith or Dharam, evolving around the care of people, awareness in the community, policy and procedure, personnel development and a toolkit combined with the ‘know how’ of incorporating the knowledge and skills of chaplaincy and the barriers faith or non-faith people face.

Funding 2012 – Near Neighbours
In 2012 Near Neighbours very kindly awarded us funding to deliver a OCN LEVEL 2 Chaplaincy Course (equivalent to GCSE Level standard) which allowed us to train 12 people from a multi faith background. The achievers attended an award ceremony at Birmingham Cathedral where Bishop David Urquhart and Near Neighbours, Dr Andrew Smith and Jessica Foster presented the awards – certificates.

Funding 2014 – Together In Service
This year, in 2014 we have very kindly been awarded by Together In Service to deliver a OCN LEVEL 3 Chaplaincy Course (equivalent to A Level Standard). This is a 6-8 week course which will run later on this year, it will include specific training to chaplaincy from a faith perspective, faith and Dharam, discussion and awareness on the 24 Dispositions, Faith Led Values and Principals, and visits to local places of worship in Handsworth and discussion on chaplaincy and faith. We will also invite guest speakers from faith and non-faith backgrounds to share their experiences in Chaplaincy.

Recruitment – 2014
We are now recruiting for the above training, we want to hear from people who can support people through chaplaincy, have a good standard of reading and writing English and will be able to commit 2 hours a week in the daytime, evening or weekends to provide this service.

Service details
Categories Employment, Education and Training
Gender both
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Last updated: Nov 1, 2016 15:19

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