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 20 April to 29 June 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 24 April to 10 July 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

Social Media for Work Using Tablets – Wednesday 13 May to Friday 15 May 2020

A three day course looking at how to use social media applications for job searching, work and self employment situations.

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

Cost

£15.00

To Book

Call Jane on 020 8420 1364

 Jewellery Making- Self Managed Group Thursday 23 April to 2 July March 2020.  10.00 to 13.00.

A self managed group for those interested in creating their own jewellery and who are happy to share their skills with others.

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 – Knitting and Crochet Group Monday 20 April to 29 June 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

Expressive Art for Wellbeing

Thursday 23 January to Thursday 19 March 2020 – 6pm to 8pm.

This eight week project under the IGNITE and Healthy Hub programmes uses different artistic mediums to develop pathways to self discovery and wellbeing.  Each evening session is themed using a variety of arts and crafts techniques and mediums to create group and individual projects.

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

Cost

£10

To Book

Call Jane on 020 8420 1364

Culture 2020 Dance Class

Wednesday 26 February to Wednesday 8 April 2020 – 4pm to 6.30pm.

This seven week course under the IGNITE and Healthy Hub programme is all about celebrating the Hertfordshire Year of Culture 2020 through dance.  The course completes with participation in our ‘Arts Way of Life’ celebration on 15th April 2020.

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

Cost

£10

To Book

Call Jane on 020 8428 6725

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

Dig Deep Wildlife Watch –  Thursday 4 June to 2 July 2020 from 12.00 to 15.15.

A five week practical course at Dig Deep looking at how to encourage wildlife into your garden.  Projects include bug palaces, planting ideas, bird feeders, ponds and bog gardens and creating natural pesticides.

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/ Oil Painting – Monday 20 April to 13 July 2020.  13.00 to 15.00.

A twelve week course, led by artist David Waterman 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

£72.00

To Book

Call Jane on 020 8420 1364

Communicate in English for Beginners (ESOL) –     Monday 20 April to 29 June 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 14 March 2020, plus new dates of every 2nd Saturday of the month until 11 July.   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 23 April to 2 July 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 30 April to 5 August 2020 from 10.00 to 15.00.

A monthly 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

£5.00 per session

To Book

Call Jane on 020 8420 1364

Healthy Lifestyles for Men – Wednesday 13 May to 24 June 2020 – 09.30 to 13.30.

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.  Special promotion – bring a friend and only pay one course fee!!!

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

Cost

£15.00 (including BOGOF offer)

To Book

Call Jane on 020 8420 1364

Digital Photography Self Organised Group – Friday 24 April to 10 July 2020 – 10am to 12 noon.

A self organised group for people interested in photography and who are willing to share their knowledge with others.

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

The Spirit of Volunteering – Wednesday 24th to Friday 26th June 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

Diva Designs – Creative Craft SOG

Tuesday 21 April to 30 June 2020,  13.00 to 15.00

A weekly self managed group for anyone who enjoys crafting and is happy to share their knowledge with others.  You can bring your own projects.

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

Cost

£2.50 per session

To Book

Call Jane on 020 8420 1364

Decoupage and Stitch – All Creatures Great & Small – Wednesday 3 June to 8 July 2020,  12 noon to 15.15

A six week craft course guiding the learner through a mixed media project working with decoupage and a variety of stitch embellishments to include 3D techniques.

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

Cost

£15.00

To Book

Call Jane on 020 8420 1364

From Hobby to Enterprise – Thursday 14 May to 25 June 2020.  10.00 to 14.00

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 as achieving a good work/ life balance.

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

Cost

£15.00

To Book

Call Jane on 020 8420 1364

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