14 Days Retreat Programme

Additional weeks available upon email request (subject to availability)

Participating individuals will spend 10 days out of 14 days learning and practicing each of the following trades, 1 trade per day. The other 4 days can be spent at their leisure on vacation, viewing, seeing and engaging in excursions on the island to enjoy the experience of Grenada.

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Decorating, Workshop-based learning

 

Tutor-led practical session showing/discussing the tools and equipment used in applying wallpaper, using the correct techniques and how to set up your work area.

 

Learning outcomes:

Be able to prepare and decorate a wall surface

Be able to apply wallpaper to prepared wall surfaces

Be able to set up and maintain a clean and safe working environment

 

Activities:

  • Protecting work areas

  • Preparing various types of surfaces with abrasive papers

  • Mixing and applying various types of fillers

  • Mixing paste ready to use

  • Hanging wallpaper to a wall surface

  • Decorating a wallpapered surface

  • Maintaining clean working environment

  • Cleaning all tools and equipment ready for re-use

 

 

Resources:

Workstations/areas, appropriate PPE equipment, various types of dust sheets, various types of abrasive papers & fillers, decorating tools & equipment, avariety of wallpaper types.

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Painting techniques, Workshop-based learning

Tutor-led practical session showing/discussing the tools and equipment used to transfer and paint designs, using the correct techniques and how to set up your work area.

 

Learning outcomes:

Be able to prepare and apply paint to surfaces

Be able to transfer and paint designs to prepared surfaces

Be able to set up and maintain a clean and safe working environment

 

Activities:

  • Protecting work areas

  • Preparing various types of surfaces with abrasive papers

  • Mixing and applying various types of fillers

  • Preparing various types of water-based paints ready to use

  • Applying water-based paints by brush and roller

  • Set out designs to a flush surface

  • Paint in designs using brush techniques

  • Maintain a clean working environment

  • Clean all tools and equipment ready for re-use

 

Resources:

Workstations/areas, appropriate PPE equipment, various types of dust sheets, various types of abrasive papers and fillers, decorating tools and equipment, various types of water-based paints.

 

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Electrics, Workshop-based learning

​Tutor-led practical session showing/discussing the tools and equipment used to install one-way lighting circuits. using the correct techniques and how to set up your work area.

 

Learning outcomes:

Be able to recognise health and safety requirements for testing

Be able to select the correct instrument types to be used

Be able to carry out tests on sample circuits, achievements and ensure completion of any outstanding issues. clear and clean away

 

Activities:

  • Use Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) appropriate to installing one-way lighting circuits

  • Select materials required to install one-way lighting circuits

  • Select tools and equipment required to install one-way lighting circuits

  • Install one-way lighting circuits to given specifications

 

Resources:

3 one-way circuit singles two lamps, 3 cable stripping, 4 terminations. onsite guide.

 Plumbing, Workshop-based learning

​Tutor-led practical session showing/discussing the tools and equipment used to carrying out general repairs yourself, using the correct techniques and how to set up your work area.

Learning outcomes:

Be able to connect pipes and fittings to appliances

Be able to re-build a toilet system

Be able to re-build a kitchen sink

Be able to re-build a bath & basin

Be able to select tools and equipment required for connecting pipes and fittings to appliances

Activities:

After demonstration by tutor, select tools and PPE, set up safe area to work, then use tools in conjunction with correct PPE.

 

  • Work with push-fit connectors and pipes when fitting to appliances.

  • Assemble toilet system from the beginning to completion, and connect to the mains and check for any leaks. (rectify if needed).

  • Dismantle taps and sink from base unit then reassemble then connect to the mains and check for any leaks. (rectify if needed).

  • After assembling u-bend trap and taps connect the complete bath and basin then connect to the mains and check for any leaks. (rectify if needed)

Resources:

Water supply, taps, waste, waste pipe, overflow, heat mats, blow torch, pipe cutter, water-pump pliers, soft-jaw pliers, adjustable spanner, spirit level, basin wrench, plastic-pipe cutter, screwdriver, tape measure, toilet system, sink, bath.

 Tiling, Workshop-based learning

Tutor-led practical session showing/discussing the tools and equipment used to set out and fix wall tiles, using the correct techniques and how to set up your work area.

 

Learning outcomes:

Be able to prepare surfaces for wall tiles

Be able to set out and fix wall tiles

Be able to finish wall tiles

Be able to set up and maintain a clean and safe working environment

Activities:

·         Demonstration of the work to be carried out

·         Select tools and PPE, set up safe area to work, use tools in conjunction with correct PPE. set out a wall, gauge tiles across horizontal and vertical lines to establish cuts around perimeter, set a lath/batten

·         Establish start point, spread adhesive evenly, tile a wall

·         Clean all work down, clean work area and tools

Resources:

Tiles: ceramic/clay, porcelain, terracotta, natural stone, adhesives: ready-mixed, powder-based, grout: ready-mixed, powder-based, pencil, spirit level, a notched trowel, bucket, sponge, water, manual tile cutter.

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 Floor coverings, Workshop-based learning

Tutor-led practical session showing/discussing the tools and equipment used to Carpet fitting, floor tilling, Laminate flooring. using the correct techniques and how to set up your work area.

Learning Outcomes

Be able to select the correct tools for the correct floor covering

Be able to use the correct tools for the correct floor covering

Be able to lay different types of floor coverings whether it be carpet, floor tiles or laminate flooring

Be able to present a professional finish

Activities:

When laying Carpet;

Measuring up

Choosing the correct carpet

Preparing the sub floor

Laying down underlay

When laying floor tiles;

Gathering the loose tiles and set them aside

Using a notched trowel

Laying tiles and fitting the last tile in the row at the wall

Mixing the grout

Clearing away the excess grout

When laying laminate flooring;

Measuring up correctly

Surface preparation

Fitting flooring correctly around pipes, architraves, and skirting boards

Resources:

Rubber mallet, claw hammer, laminate underlay, disposable craft knife, spirit level, hacksaw, tape measure, support and comfort knee pads, carpet bolster, knee pads, stanley knife.

 Installing rain water goods, Workshop-based learning

Tutor-led practical session showing/discussing the tools and equipment used to Install rainwater goods. using the correct techniques and how to set up your work area.

​Learning Outcomes:

Be able to understand and use correct tools and equipment to efficiently install rain water goods

Activities:

·         Correct PPE selection

·         Facia board measurements

·         Complete the calculations

·         Set the running outlet in position

·         Set the fall

·         Secure the facia brackets in position

·         Measure and cut the gutter to length

·         Clip into place

·         Use a spirit level

·         Measure for swan neck and down pipe

 

Resources: off set bends. brackets, shoe, downpipe. running outlet. facia brackets, end stops. gutter.

 Plastering, Workshop-based learning

Tutor-led practical session showing/discussing the tools and equipment used on patch repair plaster to walls and ceilings. Using the correct techniques and how to set up your work area.

​Learning outcomes:

Be able to know the tools and equipment needed to prepare background surfaces and apply finishing coats.

Be able to know the materials needed for finishing coats and different types of background surfaces

Be able to know how to mix finish plaster to the given specifications.

Be able to know how to fix beads and apply finish plaster

 

Activities:

·         Prepare background surfaces and apply finishing coats

·         Prepare background surfaces and apply finishing coats

·         Set up and maintain a clean and safe working environment

·         Prepare background surfaces and apply finishing coats

·         Prepare background surfaces and apply finishing coats

 

Resources:

​Tutor support, dry wall screws, tape measure, drill, knife, pencil, jointing tape, straight edge plasterboard, spot board, scrim cloth, bucket with clean water, plaster

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Carpentry, Workshop-based learning

Tutor-led practical session showing/discussing the tools and equipment used to fixing, architraves, door locks and skirtings, using the correct techniques and how to set up work area.

Learning Outcomes:

Be able to know how to mark out, cut and fix architraves and skirting

Be able to know how to mark out, cut and fix new door locks

Be able to mark out, cut and fix architraves and skirting

Be able to mark out, cut and fix new door locks

Be able to set up and maintain a clean and safe working environment

​Activities:

Fixing architraves and skirting

Identify and select appropriate PPE for working environment

Set up the work area safely

Mark out edge of door and fit new door locks

Identify and select materials suitable for construction of a frame

Identify architraves and skirting profiles

Identify and select tools and equipment for construction of frames

Mark out, cut and fix architrave and skirting to given specifications

Clear work area of surplus materials and debris on completion of the job

Clean all tools and equipment ready for re-use

Resources:

Steel tape, planes, coping saws, claw hammer, tenon saw, sanding block, try squares, sanding block, mitre block, steel ruler, timber, screwdrivers, chisels, nails, screws, raw plugs, drill and bits.

Healthy Living skills

Healthy eating is an essential and fundamental issue for healthy development, which is fully promoted and supported as an essential aspect of the independent living skills provided.  Alongside the healthy balanced diet provided students will be guided to create a range of meals consisting of a weekly plan.  This is to ensure that they are equipped in the future to not only cater to their own dietary needs but also manage the tools, appliances and safety requirements within the kitchen environment. 

1 male_boy pasting

1 male_boy pasting

1 male/boy cutting in

1 male/boy cutting in

1 male_boy plastering

1 male_boy plastering

1 male_boy leveling the bricks

1 male_boy leveling the bricks

1 male_boy tiling

1 male_boy tiling

1 female_woman_girl tiling

1 female_woman_girl tiling

1 male/boy plastering

1 male/boy plastering

1 male_boy leveling the bricks

1 male_boy leveling the bricks

1 male_boy trimming wallpaper

1 male_boy trimming wallpaper

3 males/boys painting

3 males/boys painting

House keeping

Following on from the tasks of healthy eating, students will be taking ownership and responsibility for the things that you have utilised.  This will be useful an essential element when it come to washing up following the creation of the lovely meals. 

Alongside these skills students are also supported to utilise the full range of their abilities by accessing and being supported to operate the washing machine and understanding its varying functions.  The Grenadian climate will allow for them to hang out their clean clothes outside in the warm breeze.  Finally accessing the iron and being taught some tricks of the trade if required.

There is anticipation that students residing at Camp Grenada Academic University as part of their independent living skills maintain their rooms to a good standard by making their beds on a daily basis.  All rooms have laundry baskets and small bins, brooms, dustpans and vacuums can be found in the storage area if required. 


 

Healthy Mind & Body

Healthy mind and body is another focus of Camp Grenada Academic University and is seen as an essential element of the independent living skill.  It is identified that the students that join the program have varied backgrounds and are addressing differing individual issues.  However the one communality within the group dynamic is the need to have a focused, supportive and nurturing routine.  Camp Grenada Academic University have identified that the best way to combine these essential elements whilst integrating the students into the community is through an effective workout training programme that encompasses the ability to target all of these requirements. 

Students will engage in a 1 hour daily workout routine beginning at 6:00 am consisting of stretching exercises before setting off for a run which has elevated progressions.  
It is anticipated that this daily exercise plan will support consideration of healthy eating as well as focusing the mind for the day ahead.

Horticulture

Camp Grenada Academic University has ownership of land, on which crops are harvested throughout the year. It is planned that as an activity all participants will have the opportunity to plant seeds for the future. The crops produced will continue to be donated to the local orphanage and school which are located in the Parish where Camp Grenada Academic University is located.

“Grenadians are well known for planting short crop, which is planting something today that can be eaten in the space of three weeks due to the richness of the soil".

Supportive Learning

Within the context of independent living it is recognised that students will require learning support and guidance with their educational progression.  This could be in the area of reading, writing, maths or other aspects of the curriculum that may be hindering their growth or development.  
In some cases it may be that there is the need for more directional support in terms of future development.  Whether that is in terms of progressing in education, creating curriculum vitae, applying for a job or preparing for an interview.
Camp Grenada Academic University is able to create an

individual supportive plan that meets the needs of the students.

£2,200 per person

based on 3 people minimum

CAMP GRENADA ACADEMIC UNIVERSITY INDUSTRY PARTNERS WITH KINGSWAY INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE 

United Kingdom

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