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 13 January to 23 March 2020.     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 – Starting Tuesday 24 September 2019.     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 – Starting Wednesday 25 September 2019.   9.30am to 12 noon.

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 – Starts Monday 23 September 2019.  12.45 to 15.15.

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 – Friday 17 January to 27 March 2020.  10.30 to 12.30.

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 23 January to 19 March 2020.

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

Wirework Jewellery – Intermediate Thursday 16 January to 12 March 2020.  10.00 to 13.00.

An eight week course for those who have attended our basic jewellery course or who have experience of creating their own 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 13 January to 23 March 2020.     13.00 to 15.00.

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

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

Cost

£2.50 per session

To Book

Call Jane on 020 8420 1364

Rooted Parenting – a breathing space for parents

Friday 24th January to Friday 6th March 2020 – 9.30am to 12 noon.

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.

Usually 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 13 January to 30 March 2020. 13.00 to 15.00.

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

Oil and water-colour painting as well as drawing techniques.

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

Cost

£66.00

To Book

Call Jane on 020 8420 1364

Communicate in English for Beginners (ESOL) –     Monday 13 January to 23 March 2020.  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 9 November & 14 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 16 January to 26 March 2020 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

£2.50 per session

To Book

Call Jane on 020 8420 1364

Sew Inspired Social Enterprise

Thursday 16 January to 26 March 2020 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 Men – Wednesday 23 February to 1 April 2020 – 09.30 to 12.30.

For adult men 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

Mosaic Art – Monday 13 January to 10 February 2020 – 10.00 to 14.30.

This five week course looks at the basic techniques of mosaic art, with the creation of two projects to take home.  All materials and equipment supplied.

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

Cost

£25.00

To Book

Call Jane on 020 8420 1364

The Spirit of Volunteering – Wednesday 12th to Friday 14th February 2020.  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

From Hobby to Enterprise – Dates and times to be announced.

An eight week course providing a step by step guide to starting a business.  It is aimed at people with a creative hobby who are looking to subsidise their income doing what they enjoy.  It covers legal requirements, marketing, sales, finance as well asachieving a good work/ life balance.

Venue to be announced..

Cost

£15.00

To Book

Call Jane on 020 8420 1364

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