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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.  At the present time, we are running a mixture of face to face and virtual courses with adaptations including social distancing and learner packs.   For more information please ring Jane Ross on 07483 104910.

Courses normally begin in September, January and April although short courses and workshops are available year round.  All courses are available to Hertfordshire residents, and some are available to those living in other parts of the UK.

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

English Reading and Writing (RAW Friends) – Monday 25th April to 4th July 2022.  10.00 to 12.30 every Monday.

A 10 week course in a supportive, friendly atmosphere for adults who want to improve their reading and writing skills.  (Note – one session is on Wednesday 4th May due to bank holiday.)

Being held at All Saints Church, Gosforth Lane, South Oxhey WD19 7AX.

Cost

£15.00

To Book

Call Jane during office hours on 07483 104910

English Preparation – Friday 29th April to 8th July 2022.  10.30 to 12.30 every Friday.

This 10 week course is designed to help students gain confidence in reading and writing skills for personal use and in the workplace.

Particularly suitable for those who are working towards a Functional Skills course but are not yet ready to sit the exam.

Being held at All Saints Church, Gosforth Lane, South Oxhey WD19 7AX.

Cost

£15.00

To Book

Call Jane during office hours on 07483 104910

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) – Monday 9th May to 19th July 2022 – 10am to 12noon.  

This 10 session course is designed to help students gain confidence and to develop skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing in English.

Being held at Watford Rural Parish Council Hall, Oxhey Drive, South Oxhey WD19 7SB

Cost

£15.00

To Book

Call Jane during office hours on 07483 104910

Computing for Beginners – Tuesdays, 10th May to 5th July 2022.    10.30 to 12.30 every Tuesday except half term week.

This 8 week course is for complete beginners and covers the basics of how to use a computer and its key software.

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

Cost

£15.00

To Book

Call Jane during office hours on 07483 104910

Microsoft Office Basics – Tuesdays, 10th May to 5th July 2022.    13.00 to 15.00 every Tuesday except half term week.

This 8 week course is for those familiar with a computer and who would like to learn more about the Microsoft Office software.

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

Cost

£15.00

To Book

Call Jane during office hours on 07483 104910

The Creative Enterprise Project  – Thursdays, 23rd June to 28th July 2022 – 10.00 to 13.00 and Friday 29th July  – 10.00 to 14.00.

This is an 8 week practical business enterprise start up project where participants will learn about developing a business idea, product or service, the legal aspects, marketing and finance by actually doing it.

Combining awareness, product or service creation and an opportunity to sell at the end at a mini sales event, organised by participants,  this project will benefit those wanting to subsidise their income, develop a product or service and/or test the market.

Being held at All Saints Church, Gosforth Lane, South Oxhey WD19 7AX.

Cost

£10.00

To Book

Call Jane during office hours on 07483 104910

The Healthy Me – Healthy Lifestyles for Women – Thursdays, 9th June to 14th July 2022 – 09.30 to 13.30.

For adult women aged 19+

  • Cook and eat some great food
  • Learn about how your body works and what it needs to be mentally and physically strong.
  • Find out about healthy activities in our area
  • Set achievable goals and meet others who want to feel great and have fun too!

Being held at Watford Rural Parish Council Offices, Oxhey Lane, South Oxhey WD19 7SD.

Cost

£15.00

To Book

Call Jane during office hours on 07483 104910

Gardening for All – for mind, body and soul

 Thursdays, 7th July to 28th July 2022 – 13.00 to 16.00.

A comprehensive gardening course, covering all you need to know to start your own gardening project.

  • Garden planning and planting for all seasons
  • Gardening on a budget
  • Sewing seeds and plants, when to water, garden tools etc.
  • Sustainable gardening including re-use, re-cycle and re-purpose
  • Garden health and safety
  • Companion planting to encourage wildlife and much more.

Being held at the ASCEND Dig Deep allotment project, Newport Mead, off Kilmarnock Road, South Oxhey WD19 6EW

Cost

£15.00

To Book

Call Jane during office hours on 07483 104910

Moonlit Hare – Mixed Media  Tuesdays & Wednesdays  14th, 15th, 21st  & 22nd June 2022. 9.30am to 3pm each day.

Over four days, this mixed media course creates the magic of the Moonlit Hare, using a collage of vintage papers, stamps, paint and inks to create this beautiful image.

Being held at All Saints Church, Gosforth Lane, South Oxhey WD19 7AX.

 

Cost

£25.00 including materials

To Book

Call Jane on 07483 104910 during office hours

Sew Inspired Social Enterprise Group  Thursday 21st April to 30th June 2022.  10.00 to 12.30 every Thursday.

This friendly group all have an interest in sewing by hand and by machine.   They create a variety of craft and gift items and sell them at various events to raise funds for ASCEND.

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

Cost

To be advised

To Book

Call Jane on 07483 104910 during office hours

Creative Writing Group  Thursday 21st April to 30th June 2022.  13.00 to 15.00 every Thursday.

This friendly group meets weekly to support one another with writing memoirs, poetry, themed stories, play writing and much more. It’s all about making new friends, positive group feedback and having fun too.

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

Cost

£2.50 per session

To Book

Call Jane on 07483 104910 during office hours

A Stitch in Time – Monday 25th April to 11th July 2022.  13.00 to 15.00 every Thursday.

This friendly group meets weekly to support one another with knitting and crocheting projects.  It’s all about making new friends,  learning new stitches and swapping ideas. Bring along your own projects.  Wool available to purchase at ASCEND.

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

Cost

£2.50 per session

To Book

Call Jane on 07483 104910 during office hours

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