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 29 April to 15 July 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 – 15 January 2019 to  June 2019.   09.30 to 12.00 (English),  12.30-15.00 (Maths).

A 22 week course in either Maths or English leading to a recognised qualification (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 – 19 September 2018 to 26 June 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 – 20th September 2018 to 27 June 2019.  09.30 to 12.00.

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

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

Cost

£20

To Book

Call Jane on 020 8420 1364

English Preparation – Friday 3 May to 12th July 2019.  11.00 to 13.00.

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

Information Technology Qualification Level 1 – Thursday 28th March to 13th June 2019.  09.30 to 15.00.

A nine week computing course leading to an ICT Level One qualification.  Ideal for learners wanting to develop practical, transferable skills in ICT in order to work confidently, effectively and independently in life.

The course covers:- Using e-mails and folders; finding information from the internet; developing spreadsheet data on Excel; developing a Word document or PowerPoint presentation and answering questions on general ICT knowledge.

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

Cost

£20.00

To Book

Call Jane on 020 8420 1364

Social Media 4 Work Using Tablets

Wednesday 5th June to Friday 7th June 2019.  10.00 to 15.00.

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

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

Cost

£15.00

To Book

Call Jane on 020 8420 1364

Jewellery Making SOG – Thursday 25 April to 2 July 2019.  10.00 to 13.00.

A weekly self-managed group for people who want to use and develop their jewellery making skills in a friendly group environment.

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

Cost

£2.50 per session

To Book

Call Jane on 020 8420 1364

A Stitch in Time – Monday 29 April to 15 July 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 15th and Saturday 22nd June 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, All Saints’ Church, South Oxhey WD19 7AX.

Cost

£25

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 29 April to 15 July 2019. 13.00 to 15.00.

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

Oil Painting – Tuesday 23 April to 16 July 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

£60.00/ £72.00

To Book

Call Jane on 020 8420 1364

Communicate in English for Beginners (ESOL) –     Monday 29 April to 15 July 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 11th May then every second Saturday of the month.  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 25 April to 2 July 2019 from 13.30 to 15.30.

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

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 2 May to 11 July 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 – Mixed Media Feather Your Nest Thursday 9nd May to 18th July 2019. 13.00 to 15.00.

Create mixed media feathers and display as cards, tags and wall art.

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

Cost

£15.00

To Book

Call Jane on 020 8420 1364

Decoupage – Summer Meadow – Wednesday 8th May to 19 June 2019. 12.00 to 15.00.

Decoupage and stitch this Summer meadow with all your favourite flowers.

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 – Coming soon – dates to be confirmed.

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 The Meriden Community Centre, Garsmouth Way, Watford WD25 9ET.

Cost

£15.00

To Book

Call Jane on 020 8420 1364

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