Courses

We offer a wide variety of both non-vocational and accredited courses designed to build self-esteem and skills as well as to gain nationally recognised qualifications.

Courses normally begin in September, January and April although short courses and workshops are available year round.

We have a high demand for all our courses, which are offered on a first come, first served basis.   In order to guarantee a place, an enrolment form must be completed, along with full payment.  As places are limited on each course, we operate a waiting list if a course is fully booked.

List of Courses

RAW Friends – Monday 23 September to 2 December 2019.     09.30 to 12.00.

A 10 week course in a supportive, friendly atmosphere for adults who want to improve their reading and writing skills.

Held at ASCEND, All Saints’ Church, Gosforth Lane, South Oxhey, WD19 7AX.

Cost

£15.00

To Book

Call Jane on 020 8420 1364

English and Maths Functional Skills – Tuesdays – dates TBC 09.30 to 12.00 (English),  12.30-15.00 (Maths).

A 30 week course in either Maths or English leading to a recognised qualification (likely to be Entry Level 3 or Level 1).

Held at ASCEND, All Saints Church, Gosforth Lane, South Oxhey, WD19 7AX.

Cost

£20

To Book

Call Jane on 020 8420 1364

English Functional Skills – Wednesdays 9.30am to 12 noon. Dates TBC.

A 30 week course leading to a recognised qualification.  Please contact ASCEND for further details of levels offered.

Held at ASCEND, All Saints Church, South Oxhey, WD19 7SD.

Cost

£20

To Book

Call Jane on 020 8420 1364

Maths Functional Skills – Mondays – dates TBC.  13.00 to 15.00.

A 30 week course leading to a nationally recognised qualification.   Please contact ASCEND for details of the levels being offered.

Held at ASCEND, Gosforth Lane,  South Oxhey WD19 7AX.

Cost

£20

To Book

Call Jane on 020 8420 1364

English Preparation – Fridays, 11.00 to 13.00.  Dates TBC.

This is a 10 week course for beginners at entry level one and below.  It is designed to help students gain confidence in English skills for personal use and in the workplace.

Held at ASCEND, All Saints Church, Gosforth Lane, South Oxhey WD19 7AX.

Cost

£15.00

To Book

Call Jane on 020 8420 1364

Microsoft Office Basics & Intermediate – Thursday 3 October to 28 November 2019.

Two courses (Basics 10am to 12noon and Intermediate 1pm to 3pm) to support those wanting to know more about how Microsoft Office works.   A knowledge of how a computer works is essential for both these courses.

Held at ASCEND Step Up, 39 Oxhey Drive, South Oxhey WD19 7SD.

Cost

£15.00

To Book

Call Jane on 020 8420 1364

Social Media for Work Using Tablets – Wednesday 24 to Friday 26 July 2019.

A three day course looking at how to use social media applications for successful job searching and recruitment.

Held at South Oxhey Methodist Church, Prestwick Road, South Oxhey WD19 6LA.

Cost

£15.00

To Book

Call Jane on 020 8420 1364

Wirework Jewellery for Beginners – Thursday 3 October to 28 November 2019.  10.00 to 13.00.

An eight week course covering the basics of producing your own wirework jewellery.

Held at ASCEND, All Saints’ Church, Gosforth Lane,  South Oxhey.  WD19 7AX.

Cost

£15

To Book

Call Jane on 020 8420 1364

A Stitch in Time – Monday 16 September to 9 December 2019.     13.00 to 15.00.

Learn new stitches, make new friends and swap patterns.  Bring along your own project – wool available to purchase.

Cost

£2.00 per session

To Book

Call Jane on 020 8420 1364

Paediatric First Aid – Saturday 14th and Saturday 21st September 2019.  09.00 to 17.00.

A two day course covering Recovery Position, CPR, major bleeding, choking, understanding meningitis/ septicemia, burns, head injuries.   Both days must be fully attended in order to gain the qualification.

Held at ASCEND Step Up, 39 Oxhey Drive, South Oxhey WD19 7SD.

Cost

£50

To Book

Call Jane on 020 8420 1364

Rooted Parenting – a breathing space for parents

Tuesday 24th September to 22nd October 2019.  09.30 to 12.00.

This 5 week course looks at parents’ roles and how children sit within the family system.  Lots of opportunity to share experiences and group follow-up after 3 months.

Held at Otley Way Family Centre, Otley Way, South Oxhey WD19 7TB.

Cost

£15

To Book

Call Jane on 020 8420 1364

Dig Deep Gardening & Conservation – every Thursday from 10.00 to 15.00.

This ongoing course is about keeping our Dig Deep allotment tidy and learning new planting and gardening skills.

Held at the ASCEND Dig Deep gardening project, Kilmarnock Road, South Oxhey.

Cost

£15.00 – Free to ASCEND volunteers

To Book

Call Jane on 020 8420 1364

Painting and Drawing – Monday 16 September to 9 December 2019. 13.00 to 15.00.

A ten week course, for people of all art abilities.   Basic art materials provided.

Oil Painting – Tuesday 17 September to 10 December 2019. 13.00 to 15.00.

A twelve week course, for people of all art abilities.   Basic art materials provided.

Held at ASCEND at All Saints Church, Gosforth Lane, South Oxhey WD19 7AX

Cost

£72.00

To Book

Call Jane on 020 8420 1364

Communicate in English for Beginners (ESOL) –     Monday 23 September to 2 December 2019. 10.00 to 12.00.

Gain confidence in English skills for personal use and in the workplace.  This 10 week course covers the development of speaking, listening, reading and writing.

Held at Step Up, 39 Oxhey Drive, South Oxhey, WD19 7SD.

Cost

£15.00

To Book

Call Jane on 020 8420 1364

Stitch Up at Step Up – Saturday 7 September, 12 October, 9 November & 7 December 2019.   10.00 to 13.00.

Learn to use a sewing machine, make new friends and swap patterns.

Held at ASCEND Step Up, 39 Oxhey Drive, South Oxhey WD19 7SD.

Cost

£5.00 per session

To Book

Call Jane on 020 8420 1364

Creative Writing (Self Organised Group – SOG) –  Thursday 19 September to 5 December 2019 from 13.30 to 15.30.

A self organised group of people interested in writing stories, plays, poems and memoirs.

Held at ASCEND Step Up, 39 Oxhey Drive, South Oxhey WD19 7SD.

Cost

£2 per session

To Book

Call Jane on 020 8420 1364

Sew Inspired Social Enterprise

Thursday 26 September to 5 December 2019 from 10.00 to 12.30.

A self organised group of keen sewers, who sell their work as part of a social enterprise.

Held at ASCEND Step Up, 39 Oxhey Drive, South Oxhey WD19 7SD.

Cost

£15.00

To Book

Call Jane on 020 8420 1364

Crafty Creations – Rag Hooking

Thursday 26 September to 5 December 2019. 13.00 to 15.30.

Create a stunning rag rug using the hooking method.

Held at South Oxhey Baptist Church, Gosforth Lane WD19 7BX

Cost

£15.00

To Book

Call Jane on 020 8420 1364

Decoupage – Woodland Stitches – Wednesday 9th October to 20th November 2019. 12.00 to 15.00.

A mixed media project, over 6 weeks, working with paint effects, decoupage and a variety of stitch embellishments.

Held at Croxley Green Baptist Church, Baldwins Lane, Croxley Green WD3 3LH.

Cost

£15.00

To Book

Call Jane on 020 8420 1364

Healthy Lifestyles for Women – Wednesday 18 September to 23 October 2019 – 09.30 to 12.30.

For adult women aged 19+, this fun 6 week course looks at how to improve lifestyles though exercise, eating habits and general lifestyle changes.  The course includes the preparation of healthy lunches and lifestyle plans for the future.

Held at Watford Rural Parish Council, Oxhey Drive, South Oxhey WD19 7SB.

Cost

£15.00

To Book

Call Jane on 020 8420 1364

Cultural Dance – Wednesday 25 September to 23 October 2019 – 12.00 to 15.00.

A five week course to improve fitness and well-being while having fun learning new dance steps.  For all adults.

Held at ASCEND, All Saints’ Church, Gosforth Lane, South Oxhey WD19 7AX

Cost

£15.00

To Book

Call Jane on 020 8420 1364

Digital Photography (Next Steps) – Wednesday 18 September to 23 October 2019 – 11.00 to 14.00.

This six week course is for people who are comfortable using basic settings on their DSLR camera, but would like more in-depth knowledge of the camera’s controls and photography principles, in order to adjust settings manually.

The course includes a variety of photography briefs and photo-walks and is also suitable for those with mirrorless, compact cameras and bridge users.

Held at ASCEND, All Saints’ Church, Gosforth Lane, South Oxhey WD19 7AX.

Cost

£20.00

To Book

Call Jane on 020 8420 1364

The Spirit of Volunteering – Wednesday 25th to Friday 27th September 2019.  10.00 to 15.00 every day.

A three day workshop for anyone interested in volunteering for a local charity etc.  It looks in particular at the qualities of a superstar volunteer, the benefits of volunteering and gives an opportunity to gain a nationally recognised qualification.

Held at South Oxhey Methodist Church, Prestwick Road,  South Oxhey WD19 6LA.

Cost

£20.00

To Book

Call Jane on 020 8420 1364

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