At Wizard Education we are involved in a variety of different projects, training programmes and activities.
Our primary work is to provide ongoing, work related training and experience for 14-16yrs olds not currently attending mainstream schooling. We do this through a programme called Project Zero which works alongside our community projects including the Swindon Soap Box Derby and our intergenerational project, Swindon Silver Surfers.
In addition to this we run short engagement programmes for 14-16yr olds and adult community courses, offer private tuition and, as a UK Online centre, we currently run workshops for anyone who wants to get online for the first time.
From Autumn 2012 we aim to become an independent school offering a full-time curriculum through personalized, individual programmes initally for 14-16yr olds but ultimately for 14-18yr olds. We also hope to offer a range of 16+ full time programmes and part-time workshops.
Engagement programmes and projects for 14-16yr olds;
- Motorsports Scrutineering
- Introduction to Food, Drink and Cooking
- Car Washing and Valeting
- Creativity & Art
- Kit Car Project Zero
- Building a Motorcycle
- Design & Build a live Website
- Zero Bars (music & art)
- Project Zero
Courses open to all age groups (run subject to demand and as private tuition):
- Introduction to the internet (using emails, shopping, facebook, ebay etc)
- Introduction to word processing and spreadsheets
- Marketing materials for the small business or sole trader (how to create promotional materials, posters, flyers, online adverts and banners)
- Introduction to marketing
- Web Design for the small business or sole trader
- Finance for the small business or sole trader
Community courses, activities or projects:
- Swindon Silver Surfers (over 50's workshops to swap notes, learn new skills or take those first scary steps online - all over a cup of tea!)
- Computer workshops (for all ages; how to find and apply for jobs, get online for the first time, brush up skills or build new ones! - join a workshop or book up for some one to one lessons)
- Soap Box Derby