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.  During the Covid-19 Pandemic, our courses are still running with adaptations using learner packs and virtual teaching.   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.

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 4 May to 6 July 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.

A virtual course with workbooks and tutor led virtual sessions.

Cost

£15.00

To Book

Call Jane on 020 8420 1364

Social Media for Work  – Tuesday 7th to Thursday 9th July 2020 – either 10am to 12noon or 1pm to 3pm.

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

Group and two to one time with the tutor using social media and Zoom applications

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.

A virtual group currently taking part in a community project.

Cost

£2.50 per session

To Book

Call Jane on 020 8420 1364

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

Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, we have postponed our programme on the Dig Deep site until it is permissible to safely resume our activities.  Please contact Jane Ross on 07483 104910 for further details.

Cost

£15.00 – Free to ASCEND volunteers

To Book

Call Jane on 020 8420 1364

Communicate in English for Beginners (ESOL) –     Monday 4th May to 6th July  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.

Being held virtually with workbooks and virtual tutor support.

Cost

£15.00

To Book

Call Jane on 020 8420 1364

Mandala Art – A virtual home course from ASCEND     Friday 12th June to 17th July  2020.  10.00 to 11.00am or 11.15 to 12.15pm.

Learn to create a beautiful mandala, using specialised paints and techniques. All materials supplied.

Being held virtually with workbooks, materials and virtual tutor support.

Cost

£15.00

To Book

Call Jane on 07483 104910 during office hours

Mosaic Art for Beginners – A virtual home course from ASCEND     Monday 15th June to 20th July  2020.  10.00 to 12.00 noon.

This course is for beginners who are new to the art of mosaic.  By the end of the course, you will have produced a set of hanging hearts.

This is a virtual course with tutor support, using Zoom, YouTube and workbooks.  All materials supplied.

Cost

£20.00

To Book

Call Jane on 07483 104910 during office hours

Stitch Up at Step Up

Learn to use a sewing machine, make new friends and swap patterns.  At the present time, this is now a virtual session taking place on a Thursday afternoon.

Please contact Jane Ross for information about this session. 07483 104910.

Usually 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.

This group are currently meeting virtually.  Please contact Jane Ross for information about this group.  Tel: 07483 104910.

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.

This group are currently involved in a community project and meet virtually.

Cost

£5.00 per session

To Book

Call Jane on 07483 104910 during office hours

Healthy Lifestyles for Men – Tuesday 16 June to 21 July 2020 – 10.00 to 13.00.

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 – recommend a friend and only pay one course fee!!!

This course will be held in your own home and supported by workbooks and virtual sessions with your tutor.

Cost

£15.00 (including BOGOF offer)

To Book

Call Jane on 07483 104910 during office hours

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.

This group are currently meeting virtually.   Please contact Jane Ross on Tel:07483 104910 for further information.

Cost

£2.50 per session

To Book

Call Jane on 07483 104910 during office hours

The Spirit of Volunteering – Wednesday 24th to Friday 26th June 2020.  Either 10.00 to 12.00 noon or 13.00 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.

This course will be held virtually with on line course tutoring and work books.

Cost

£20.00

To Book

Call Jane on 07483 104910 during office hours

Diva Designs – Creative Craft SOG

A weekly self managed group for anyone who enjoys crafting and is happy to share their knowledge with others.   Please contact Jane Ross on Tel:07483 104910 for further details.

Cost

£2.50 per session

To Book

Call Jane on 07483 104910 during office hours

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.

This course is likely to be held virtually with tutor online course and workbooks/ materials being delivered to your home.

Cost

£15.00

To Book

Call Jane on 07483 104910 during office hours

From Hobby to Enterprise – Thursday 21 May to 25 June 2020.  10.00 to 14.00

A six 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 subsidize their income doing what they enjoy.  It covers legal requirements, marketing, sales, finance as well as achieving a good work/ life balance.

This course is being held virtually and includes all workbooks.  Tutorials will be via Zoom application.

Cost

£15.00

To Book

Call Jane on 07483 104910 during office hours

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