Opportunities in Eastleigh

Discover the world of digital photography with this 7-session course all about getting to grips with fundamental photography skills.

Learn how to take excellent photos in a variety of situations using your own smartphone, tablet or digital camera.

This course runs until March 2021, with a one-hour sessions taking place each month at inspirational locations within Itchen Valley Country Park and Lakeside Country Park

Lesson 1 - Know your tool

16th September 2020 10.30 am – 11.30 am at Itchen Valley Country Park

  • Types of cameras
  • How it works (basics)
  • Camera explanation (modes, buttons, etc.)
  • File formats
  • On exposure

Lesson 2 - Photography genres and styles

14th October 10:30 am - 11:30 am at Lakeside Country Park 

  • Difference between photography genre and photography style
  • Photography genres (+examples)
  • Photography styles (+examples)

Lesson 3 - On composition

11th November 10.30 am – 11.30 am at Itchen Valley Country Park

  • Elements that form a composition
  • Basic composition rules and techniques

Lesson 4 - On Colour

9th December 10.30 am – 11.30 am at Lakeside Country Park

  • Colour properties (Hue, Value, Saturation)
  • Colour theory (basics)
  • Colour schemes

Lesson 5 - More on light and modifiers

13th January 2021 10.30 am – 11.30 am at Itchen Valley Country Park

  • Natural light and reflectors
  • Flash light
  • Other light resources
  • Filters, macro rings and other accessories

Lesson 6 - Editing

10th February 10.30 am – 11.30 am at Lakeside Country Park & Conference room

  • Lightroom (basic)
  • Photoshop (basic)
  • Editing apps for mobiles

Lesson 7 - Workflow and other technical aspects

10th of March - closing event 11:30am - 1:30pm (lunch included) - Venues TBC

  • Workflow
  • Storage and backup
  • Publishing
  • Printing
  • Displaying

Contact Sue.Edgerley@eastleigh.gov.uk for further information or to sign up!

“The best toys focus on what a child can do rather than what the toy can do!”  Could you design a toy or game that does exactly that? How would you develop your idea to take it further?

Release your inner inventor as we show you what it would take to get your great toy or game idea into planning! We’ve ditched the business gibberish in favour of a no-nonsense online programme, designed to guide those with no experience in product development to take you from first idea to final pitch for your hypothetical toy! Full of fun, hands-on activities and support as well as industry knowledge to get you thinking about all the stages involved with how you could get a new product idea shared to those in the know. 

This programme is designed for those with no previous experience and don’t forget that additional individual support from our team is provided for every step of the way! If you’re looking to expand your skills and learn how to get a creative idea together through a manageable programme, then look no further! 

Included in the workshops: 

  • Create a successful product plan
  • Learn how to raise money for your product idea
  • Understand how to establish and work to a budget
  • Explore how to advertise and market your product

And much, much more!

This course will take place in November - precise dates and times to be confirmed with participants!

Please contact Sue.Edgerley@eastleigh.gov.uk by the 22nd of October to register your interest!

Seven swans a-swimming in the Swan Centre? Nine ladies dancing at Netley Abbey?

Christmas in Eastleigh won’t involve the usual glitz and glamour of the lights switch-on this year, but in a perfect world, what would you do instead? Now, ever wondered what it would take to make something like that happen?...

We invite you to boost your business skills and join us for an online challenge like no other! We’ll take you through a jargon-free step-by-step guide to designing, developing and pitching your proposed hypothetical event to your peers as well as an industry expert. Sounds scary? Don’t worry! During the programme, we’ll give you all the tools, practical knowledge and support you need to show you how to develop and manage your proposal and how to effectively communicate your idea to others. 

Don’t forget, you don’t need any previous experience to take part and we are able to offer additional individual support throughout the programme if you do get stuck! So if you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to be in control of a project whilst learning new skills and exploring your own job interests, then this is the programme for you! 

Included in the workshops:

· Learning how to raise money for your event

· Mastering the art of creating a successful project plan

· Understand how to establish and work to a budget

· Find out how to manage a project team

· How to advertise and market your event

And much, much more!

This course will take place in November - precise dates and times to be confirmed with participants!

Please contact Sue.Edgerley@eastleigh.gov.uk by the 22nd of October to register your interest!


If you would like to be notified of future opportunities in Eastleigh, contact Eastleigh Borough Council PONToon Employment and Skills Specialist Sue Edgerley via sue.edgerley@eastleigh.gov.uk 

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Try out the PONToon employment support tools

We're in the process of creating a digital toolkit for women who are looking to improve their employment situations. To find out more, visit the PONToon apps website by clicking the following link: http://pontoonapps.com/beneficiaries.php

The tools are currently a work-in-progress - you can help us in our goal of supporting women to find better employment by trying them and giving feedback via the surveys on the PONToon apps website!

How to access the PONToon tools and feedback surveys on the pontoonapps.com website

Eager to get started right away?

The PONToon website contains a number of useful guides and articles that will help you get started with skills such as blogging, social media, graphic design and photography - click the button below to check them out! 

Learn new skills!

Project PONToon, Partnership Opportunity using New Technologies fostering sOcial and ecOnomic inclusioN 2017-2021, is a 5.8 million euro digital upskilling collaboration between participants in Southern England and Northern France. The project is 69% funded by the European Regional Development Fund, Interreg France (Channel) England programme and is delivered by 11 partners, The University of Portsmouth (lead), Amiens Métropole, Aspex, ADICE, Digital Peninsula Network, Devon Mind, Eastleigh Borough Council, GIP-FCIP de l'académie de Caen, MEFP, TRAJECTIO and WSX Enterprise.