Course Guide 2019-2020 - Supporting a love of lifelong learning, for the community, with the community, in the community - Hertfordshire County ...

 
Course Guide 2019-2020 - Supporting a love of lifelong learning, for the community, with the community, in the community - Hertfordshire County ...
Course Guide 2019-2020

          Supporting a love of lifelong learning,
for the community, with the community, in the community
Course Guide 2019-2020 - Supporting a love of lifelong learning, for the community, with the community, in the community - Hertfordshire County ...
Introduction to HAFLS
Hertfordshire Adult and Family Learning Service       HAFLS are also proud to offer one-to-one
(HAFLS) is part of Hertfordshire County Council. We   mentoring support through the Building Better
are funded by the Education and Skills Funding        Opportunities Project (details of this project can be
Agency and the European Social Fund to provide        found on page 21). This project is funded by The
learning opportunities for adults, young people and   National Lottery Community Fund and the European
families across the county.                           Social Fund Through the Bringing Communities
                                                      Together Project we provide English courses to
Our aim is to give all Hertfordshire residents,
                                                      those who have been in the UK for 10 years or less
whatever their age or background, the chance to
                                                      and are speakers of other languages. Details of this
learn and develop further skills in a safe and
                                                      project can be found on page 20.
supportive environment.
                                                      The majority of the courses we offer are within this
We offer a wide range of opportunities to adults
                                                      course guide. We can be flexible in terms of course
aged 19+ which include courses in the following
                                                      length and content in order to tailor these to your
subject areas:
                                                      particular need.
• English and Maths
• ICT and Digital Skills                              We hope that you might find something that is of
• Arts and Crafts                                     interest to you. If you do require any further
• First Aid                                           information please do not hesitate to contact our
• Employability and Work Skills                       friendly team who will do their best to help you.
• Family Learning                                       Telephone: 01992 556194
• Fitness and Wellbeing
                                                        Email: hafls@hertfordshire.gov.uk
For those that are aged 16-19 (up to age 24 with an     Post: HAFLS, CHO121, Room 328,
EHCP) we offer the Study Plus Programme (see                  County Hall, Pegs Lane,
pages 22-23 for details).                                     Hertford, SG13 8DF
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Learning with us
How to enrol
If you have found a course that you would like to
enrol on, there are 3 ways you can do this quickly
and easily.
Via our website www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/hafls
By email hafls@hertfordshire.gov.uk
By phone 01992 556194 Monday-Friday 9am-5pm
Most of the courses in this guide are shown as
being held in one of our learning hubs. These
courses can also be delivered outside of the hub and
these will be led by demand. Please contact us to
find out if a course you are interested in is running
in other venues or look on our social media
channels.

Interested in planning a course for a group?
If you are enquiring on behalf of an organisation and
have a group of people you would like us to provide
the course for, please contact us to discuss your          Registration Fees
requirements (most courses require a minimum of
                                                           All of our courses aside from the Stained Glass
15 participants).
                                                           Mosaic course cost just a £15.00 registration fee.
                                                           The Stained Glass Mosaic course costs £25.00 due to
                                                           the costs of materials used in this course.
Information and advice
                                                           The registration fee is not subject to concession
If you are unsure whether you are choosing the right
                                                           rates and remains the same regardless of the length
course, then contact our team who will provide you
                                                           or subject of the course.
with information and advice regarding the courses
and how they will help you achieve your goals.             The registration fee is not refundable.

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Cancelled Courses                                             Our Partners
HAFLS reserves the right to cancel a course without           Whilst the courses within this course guide are
notice. In this instance all course related fees will be      provided directly by us at HAFLS, we also
refunded in full.                                             subcontract to trusted partner organisations across
                                                              Hertfordshire.

Equality and Diversity
                                                              Quality
Our courses are open to everyone aged 19 and over,
(16 for our Youth programme) as we are committed              HAFLS quality monitors provision to ensure it meets
to ensuring that all learners are provided with an            the requirements of Ofsted and the Education and
equal opportunity to learn and achieve, regardless of         Skills Funding Agency. However if you do have any
age, ethnicity, gender, race, sexual orientation,             concerns or issues please raise them with us so we
pregnancy and maternity, disability and marriage.             can take action if necessary.

Learners with Disabilities                                    How we use Personal Data
We are able to provide additional support to our              HAFLS takes your data privacy very seriously. If you
learners where necessary. Please let us know in               enquire about learning opportunities with us, we will
advance if you have any individual requirements so            only hold your details with your consent and we will
that we can provide reasonable adjustments and                remove your details if you ask us to. We will not
ensure you have a positive learning experience.               share your details outside of HAFLS without your
                                                              permission. If you enrol on a course with us, we will
                                                              explain how we use your data at enrolment. We will
Safeguarding                                                  keep your data secure.
We strive to provide a safe and supportive
                                                              For further information about the use of and access
environment for all our learners. However if you have
                                                              to your personal data, details of organisations with
any worries or concerns please let us know.
                                                              whom we regularly share data after enrolment,
Our Safeguarding leads are Chantal Lommel, Head               information about how long we retain your data,
of Service, Tracey Mortimore, Manager, Pathways to            and how to change your consent to being contacted,
Employment, Barbara McDonagh, Adult Learning                  please contact HAFLS on 01992 556194 or
Curriculum Manager and Lyn Keates, Operations                 hafls@hertfordshire.gov.uk.
and Administration Manager. All can be contacted on
01992 556194

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English, Maths and ESOL courses
We offer both qualification courses in functional skills              To ensure you are on the
English and maths at entry level 1, 2 and 3 and also                  course that is at the correct
functional skills level 1 & 2 . We also offer a selection of          level for you, you will be
ESOL courses, which are designed for people who are                   offered an initial assessment
speakers of other languages.                                          test.
Our Functional Skills English and maths courses will                  Our ESOL offer includes
teach you the practical day-to-day essentials you need in             non-qualification courses to
these subjects and will provide you with a nationally                 help you improve your basic English skills. If you have
recognised qualification. Functional skills qualifications            recently arrived in the UK you can learn about British
are required for many jobs where a minimum GCSE grade                 culture, UK values, local traditions and our political
is required and also needed for many college courses.                 system to help you settle in the UK.

Course Name – Functional Skills - English                                                                  Registration fee: £15
 Start Date                Time                    Venue                          Duration

Monday 23/09/19            9.30am – 12pm           Borehamwood Hub                Introduction to Functional Skills
                                                                                  This is a 6-week course starting on 23/09/19.
Assessment days:           9.30am – 11.30am                                       Continuing onto
09/09/19 and 16/09/19
                                                                                  Functional Skills
                                                                                  which is a 24-week course starting on 04/11/19
Monday 23/09/19            12.30pm– 3pm            Hemel Hempstead                Introduction to Functional Skills
                                                   Library                        This is a 6-week course starting on 23/09/19.
Assessment days:           12.30pm – 2.30pm                                       Continuing onto
09/09/19 and 16/09/19                                                             Functional Skills
                                                                                  which is a 24-week course starting on 04/11/19
Tuesday 24/09/19           9.30am– 12pm            Waltham Cross Hub              Introduction to Functional Skills
                                                                                  This is a 6-week course starting on 24/09/19.
Assessment days:           9.30am – 11.30am                                       Continuing onto
10/09/19 and 17/09/19
                                                                                  Functional Skills
                                                                                  which is a 24-week course starting on 05/11/19
Tuesday 24/09/19           9.30am – 12pm           The Campus - Welwyn      Introduction to Functional Skills
                                                   Hatfield Borough Council This is a 6-week course starting on 24/09/19.
Assessment days:           9.30am- 11.45am                                  Continuing onto
10/09/19 and 17/09/19
                                                                                  Functional Skills
                                                                                  which is a 24-week course starting on 05/11/19

                              Fees are correct at the time of publishing but may change during the year.
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Course Name – Functional Skills - English                                                                 Registration fee: £15
    Start Date             Time                   Venue                          Duration

Tuesday 24/09/19           9.30am – 12pm          ASCEND Gosforth Lane,          Introduction to Functional Skills
                                                  Watford                        This is a 6-week course starting on 24/09/19.
Assessment days:           9.30am – 11.30am                                      Continuing onto
10/09/19 and 17/09/19
                                                                                 Functional Skills
                                                                                 which is a 24-week course starting on 05/11/19

Wednesday 25/09/19         9.30am – 12pm          Stevenage Hub                  Introduction to Functional Skills
                                                                                 This is a 6-week course starting on 25/09/19.
Assessment days:           9.30am -11.30am                                       Continuing onto
11/09/19 and 18/09/19
                                                                                 Functional Skills
                                                                                 which is a 24-week course starting on 06/11/19
Wednesday 25/09/19         12.30pm – 3pm          Stevenage Hub                  Introduction to Functional Skills
                                                                                 This is a 6-week course starting on 25/09/19.
Assessment days:           12.30pm – 2.30pm                                      Continuing onto
11/09/19 and 18/09/19
                                                                                 Functional Skills
                                                                                 which is a 24-week course starting on 06/11/19
Wednesday 25/09/19         12.30pm – 3pm          Laurance Haines School, Introduction to Functional Skills
                                                  Watford                 This is a 6-week course starting on 25/09/19.
Assessment days:           12.30pm – 2.30pm                               Continuing onto
11/09/19 and 18/09/19
                                                                                 Functional Skills
                                                                                 which is a 24-week course starting on 06/11/19
Wednesday 25/09/19         9.30am – 12pm          ASCEND, Gosforth Lane, Introduction to Functional Skills
                                                  Watford                This is a 6-week course starting on 25/09/19.
Assessment days:           9.30am – 11.30am                              Continuing onto
11/09/19 and 18/09/19
                                                                                 Functional Skills
                                                                                 which is a 24-week course starting on 06/11/19
Friday 27/09/19            9.15am – 11.45am       Andrew Lane School,            Introduction to Functional Skills
                                                  Cheshunt                       This is a 6-week course starting on 27/09/19.
Assessment days:           9.15am – 11.15am                                      Continuing onto
13/09/19 and 20/09/19
                                                                                 Functional Skills
                                                                                 which is a 24-week course starting on 08/11/19

                             Fees are correct at the time of publishing but may change during the year.
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Course Name – Functional Skills - Maths                                                                  Registration fee: £15
Start Date              Time                     Venue                          Duration

Monday 23/09/19         12.30pm-3pm              Borehamwood Hub                Introduction to Functional Skills
                                                                                This is a 6-week course starting on 23/09/19.
Assessment days:        12.30pm – 2.30pm                                        Continuing onto
09/09/19 and 16/09/19
                                                                                Functional Skills
                                                                                which is a 24-week course starting on 04/11/19
Monday 23/09/19         12.30pm-3pm              Hemel Hempstead                Introduction to Functional Skills
                                                 Library                        This is a 6-week course starting on 23/09/19.
Assessment days:        9.30am – 11.30am                                        Continuing onto
09/09/19 and 16/09/19
                                                                                Functional Skills
                                                                                which is a 24-week course starting on 04/11/19
Monday 23/09/19         12.30pm-3pm              ASCEND Gosforth Lane,          Introduction to Functional Skills
                                                 Watford                        This is a 6-week course starting on 23/09/19.
Assessment days:        12.30pm – 2.30pm                                        Continuing onto
09/09/19 and 16/09/19
                                                                                Functional Skills
                                                                                which is a 24-week course starting on 04/11/19
Tuesday 24/09/19        12.30pm-3pm              Waltham Cross Hub              Introduction to Functional Skills
                                                                                This is a 6-week course starting on 24/09/19.
Assessment days:        12.30pm – 2.30pm                                        Continuing onto
10/09/19 and 17/09/19
                                                                                Functional Skills
                                                                                which is a 24-week course starting on 05/11/19
Tuesday 24/09/19        12.30pm-3pm              ASCEND Gosforth Lane,          Introduction to Functional Skills
                                                 Watford                        This is a 6-week course starting on 24/09/19.
Assessment days:        12.30pm – 2.30pm                                        Continuing onto
10/09/19 and 17/09/19
                                                                                Functional Skills
                                                                                which is a 24-week course starting on 05/11/19
Wednesday 25/09/19      6.30pm – 8.45pm          Stevenage Hub                  Introduction to Functional Skills
                                                                                This is a 6-week course starting on 25/09/19.
Assessment days:        6.30pm – 8.15pm                                         Continuing onto
11/09/19 and 18/09/19
                                                                                Functional Skills
                                                                                which is a 24-week course starting on 06/11/19
Wednesday 25/09/19      12.30pm – 3pm            The Campus -                   Introduction to Functional Skills
                                                 Welwyn Hatfield                This is a 6-week course starting on 25/09/19.
Assessment days:        12.30pm– 2.30pm          Borough Council                Continuing onto
11/09/19and 18/09/19
                                                                                Functional Skills
                                                                                which is a 24-week course starting on 06/11/19

                            Fees are correct at the time of publishing but may change during the year.
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Course Name - Brush Up on your English                                                                    Registration fee: £15
A non-qualification course which aims to help you improve your basic English skills and gain confidence in using them in
everyday life.
Start Date                         Time                              Venue                                Duration
Thursday 27/02/20                  9.30am-11.30am                    Stevenage Hub                        5 weeks

Course Name - Settling in the UK - ESOL                                                                   Registration fee: £15
This course is designed for people who have recently arrived in the UK. You will cover topics such as British culture, UK
values, local traditions and political elections.
Start Date                         Time                              Venue                                Duration
Thursday 16/01/20                  1pm-3pm                           Waltham Cross Hub                    5 weeks

Course Name - Succeed and Get that Job – ESOL                                                             Registration fee: £15
Aimed at learners with English as an additional language, you will learn how to effectively search and apply for jobs. This
course will help you to develop valuable techniques and tips for successful interview performance, learn how to produce
an effective CV, write winning personal statements and meet the requirements of applications.
Start Date                         Time                              Venue                                Duration
Thursday 27/02/20                  1pm-3pm                           Waltham Cross Hub                    5 weeks

Course Name - Family Health - ESOL                                                                        Registration fee: £15
Aimed at learners with English as an additional language, this course will cover important aspects of family health – from
making doctors appointments to understanding basic first aid skills, medicines and prescriptions.
Start Date                         Time                              Venue                                Duration
Thursday 04/06/20                  9.30am-11.30am                    Waltham Cross Hub                    5 weeks

                             Fees are correct at the time of publishing but may change during the year.
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ICT and Digital Skills
 We offer a range of computing courses from Computing for Beginners to Get Blogging. Our courses are held
 at a number of venues across Hertfordshire throughout the year.

Course Name - Computing for Beginners                                                                      Registration fee: £15
An introduction to computing basics covering security (viruses) email, the internet, staying safe online and social media.
Start Date                          Time                              Venue                                Duration
Tuesday 14/01/20                    1pm-3pm                           Stevenage Hub                        5 weeks

Course Name - iPads and Tablets made Easy                                                                  Registration fee: £15
Help and practical advice for navigating the internet, exploring a range of apps and staying safe online.
Start Date                          Time                              Venue                                Duration
Tuesday 17/09/19                    1pm-3pm                           Stevenage Hub                        5 weeks
Tuesday 14/01/20                    1pm-3pm                           Borehamwood Hub                      5 weeks

Course Name - Learn Word and Excel                                                                         Registration fee: £15
This is an intermediate level course which will give you confidence in using these programs.Topics include formatting Word
documents, creating posters and using formulae in Excel. To join this course you must have a basic level of computer skills.
Start Date                          Time                              Venue                                Duration
Tuesday 25/02/20                    1pm-3pm                           Stevenage Hub                        5 weeks

Course Name - Get Blogging                                                                                 Registration fee: £15
Discover how to set up your own blogging account, format your post, add photographs and learn new ways to improve
your writing. Just bring yourself and a laptop or tablet.
Start Date                          Time                              Venue                                Duration
Thursday 23/04/20                   9.30am-11.30am                    Stevenage Hub                        5 weeks
Tuesday 02/06/20                    1pm-3pm                           Borehamwood Hub                      5 weeks

COMING SOON...Level 1 qualification in ICT. Please contact us for more details
                              Fees are correct at the time of publishing but may change during the year.
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Arts and Crafts
Our Arts and Crafts courses are
designed to improve wellbeing, as
research indicates that learning
something new has a positive impact on
a person’s health. At HAFLS we believe
in the value of learning to develop new
skills and meeting new people as a way
to increase a person's confidence.

Course Name - Scrapbooking Made Simple                                                                     Registration fee: £15
You will learn how to create a beautiful keepsake scrapbook of memories using a wide range of paper crafting techniques.
Start Date                          Time                              Venue                                Duration
Tuesday 14/01/20                    9.30am-11.30am                    Stevenage Hub                        5 weeks

Course Name - Creative Writing                                                                             Registration fee: £15
Improve your wellbeing by learning a new skill. On this course you will learn about effective methods of writing. Choose
your own theme each session, be it fiction, non-fiction, poetry and more. This course is taught by a published author.
Start Date                          Time                              Venue                                Duration
Tuesday 25/02/20                    9.30am-11.30am                    Stevenage Hub                        5 weeks

Course Name - Writing for Pleasure and Profit                                                              Registration fee: £15
Aimed at beginners. On this course you will learn how to write for pleasure and maybe even make money from it! We will cover
effective ways to think about writing articles for magazines, papers and more. This course is taught by a published author.
This course is run on a demand-led basis. Please contact us if you are interested in taking part in this course or if you
have a group of people you would like us to provide this course to.

Course Name - Stained Glass Mosaic                                                                         Registration fee: £25
A hands-on creative course for beginners that will teach you how to make stunning mosaics from stained glass that
would make beautiful gifts for family and friends.
This course is run on a demand-led basis. Please contact us if you are interested in taking part in this course or if you
have a group of people you would like us to provide this course to.
                              Fees are correct at the time of publishing but may change during the year.
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Course Name - Crochet for Beginners                                                                       Registration fee: £15
Improve your wellbeing by learning a new craft. You will learn the basic crochet stitches, how to read a pattern and how to
use crochet tools to create lovely pieces of work.
This course is run on a demand-led basis. Please contact us if you are interested in taking part in this course or if you
have a group of people you would like us to provide this course to.

Course Name - Creative Crafts for the Festive Season                                                      Registration fee: £15
Explore a wide range of arts and crafts – learn a new technique or use new materials.This course is themed to include
seasonal and festive crafts.
Start Date                         Time                              Venue                                Duration
Tuesday 05/11/19                   1pm-3pm                           Borehamwood Hub                      5 weeks
Tuesday 05/11/19                   1pm-3pm                           Stevenage Hub                        5 weeks

Course Name - Intermediate Sewing                                                                         Registration fee: £15
Do you have a sewing machine but need some help using it? We can help. Bring along your sewing machine to this
practical course and learn how to use it to create different projects each week in a fun and friendly environment.
Machines must be less than 2 years old or recently serviced and in full working order. We also have some machines
that you may use during the lesson but these MUST be booked at the time of booking the course to ensure we have
availability.
Start Date                         Time                              Venue                                Duration
Tuesday 05/11/19                   9.30am-11.30am                    Stevenage Hub                        5 weeks
Tuesday 02/06/20                   10am-12pm                         Borehamwood Hub                      5 weeks

COMING SOON...Level 1 qualification in Garment Construction. Please contact us for more details

Course Name - Jewellery Making Made Easy                                                                  Registration fee: £15
Come and design your very own piece of jewellery. This course is perfect for beginners or those wishing to start a
new hobby.
Start Date                         Time                              Venue                                Duration
Thursday 23/04/20                  1pm-3pm                           Stevenage Hub                        5 weeks

                             Fees are correct at the time of publishing but may change during the year.
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Course Name - Quilting- Sewing for Beginners                                                              Registration fee: £15
This course will show you the basic techniques you need to create your own quilted items. You will learn how to cut fabric
accurately into strips and squares, what ‘fussy cutting’ is , how to create a simple block of your choice. Also included is
the technique of ‘quilt-as-you-go’ which is the technique used to create a ‘courtyard’ block as well as exploring how to
create a simple appliqué design.
Start Date                         Time                              Venue                                Duration
Tuesday 17/09/19                   9.30am-11.30am                    Stevenage Hub                        5 weeks
Tuesday 21/04/20                   10am-12pm                         Borehamwood Hub                      5 weeks

COMING SOON...Level 1 qualification in Garment Construction. Please contact us for more details

Course Name - Photography for Beginners                                                                   Registration fee: £15
Learn how to take great photographs and explore portraiture, still life and action photography in this outdoor-based
course. You will also learn ways to make money from your photographs.
Start Date                         Time                              Venue                                Duration
Tuesday 21/04/20                   1pm-3pm                           Borehamwood Hub                      5 weeks
Thursday 04/06/20                  9.30am-11.30am                    Stevenage Hub                        5 weeks

                             Fees are correct at the time of publishing but may change during the year.
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Employability and Work Skills
Do you need help finding and preparing for                            We cater for a range of different learning styles and
employment? Or are you already in a job but would                     are always happy to discuss your requirements and
like to improve your skills?                                          seek to accommodate them.
Our Employability and Work Skills courses focus on                    Our courses take place in our learning hubs, local
developing your job search skills and aim to help you                 businesses, community venues, and schools across
find and get the right job for you. We also offer courses             Hertfordshire.
that will help you develop your skills whilst in work.

Course Name - Becoming a Midday Supervisor in Primary Schools                                              Registration fee: £15
A hands-on, practical course to become an effective Midday Supervisor. You will discuss the role and importance of a
Midday Supervisor Assistant, learn a wide range of different indoor / outdoor games and activities and explore behaviour
management and reward strategies.
Start Date                          Time                              Venue                                Duration
Tuesday 17/09/19                    10am-12pm                         Borehamwood Hub                      5 weeks
Thursday 19/09/19                   9.30am-11.30am                    Stevenage Hub                        5 weeks
Thursday 16/01/20                   9.30am-11.30am                    Waltham Cross Hub                    5 weeks

Course Name - Becoming a Classroom Helper in Primary Schools                                               Registration fee: £15
This course is a stepping stone to becoming a classroom helper/volunteer in primary schools. It will give you a base of
knowledge on the primary curriculum, and show you how to support children with their learning and school policies.
Start Date                          Time                              Venue                                Duration
Tuesday 05/11/19                    10am-12pm                         Borehamwood Hub                      5 weeks
Thursday 07/11/19                   9.30am-11.30am                    Stevenage Hub                        5 weeks
Thursday 27/02/20                   9.30am-11.30am                    Waltham Cross Hub                    5 weeks

Course Name - Becoming a Learning Support Assistant in Secondary Schools                                   Registration fee: £15
Explore skills needed to become an effective Learning Support Assistant in a Secondary School. Topics will include
learning styles, supporting children and young people, policies and getting a job.
This course is run on a demand-led basis. Please contact us if you are interested in taking part in this course or if you
have a group of people you would like us to provide this course to.

                              Fees are correct at the time of publishing but may change during the year.
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Course Name - Introduction to Working in Health and Social Care                                            Registration fee: £15
Find out more about how the health and social care sector works in the UK in this introductory course. Look at the way
that the industry is structured, the variety of job roles on offer and the importance of communication skills. Also gain an
overview of policies that are central to working in the industry.
Start Date                          Time                              Venue                                Duration
Thursday 07/11/19                   1pm-3pm                           Waltham Cross Hub                    5 weeks

Course Name - Introduction to Working in the Film and Television Industry                                  Registration fee: £15
On this introductory course we will look at the way the industries are financed, the technology that is used and the
importance of the audience. We discuss basic creative skills involved in the production of the moving image such as
camera work and editing techniques. We will also look at job roles and transferable skills required to work in the industry.
Start Date                          Time                              Venue                                Duration
Thursday 23/04/20                   9.30am-11.30am                    Waltham Cross Hub                    5 weeks

Course Name - Introduction to Working in Customer Services                                                 Registration fee: £15
You will gain an overview of the principles of customer service involving discussion of elements that make up good
customer service, methods for handling complaints and positive ways to deal with difficult customers.
Start Date                          Time                              Venue                                Duration
Thursday 19/09/19                   9.30am-11.30am                    Waltham Cross Hub                    5 weeks

Thursday 04/06/20                   1pm-3pm                           Stevenage Hub                        5 weeks

Course Name - Succeed and Get that Job                                                                     Registration fee: £15
Learn how to effectively search and apply for jobs. This course will help you to develop valuable techniques and tips for
successful interview performance, learn how to produce an effective CV, write winning personal statements and meet the
requirements of applications.
Start Date                          Time                              Venue                                Duration
Thursday 27/02/20                   1pm-3pm                           Stevenage Hub                        5 weeks
Thursday 23/04/20                   1pm-3pm                           Waltham Cross Hub                    5 weeks

                              Fees are correct at the time of publishing but may change during the year.
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Course Name - Public Speaking and Presentation Techniques                                                  Registration fee: £15
Boost the quality of your professional or social presentations by looking at ways to engage your audience, use speech
structure, intonation and positive body language.
This course is run on a demand-led basis. Please contact us if you are interested in taking part in this course or if you
have a group of people you would like us to provide this course to.

Course Name - Level 1 Award in Skills for Business and Administration                                      Registration fee: £15
This course will provide you with a broad introduction to the business and administration sector. It will equip you with an
underpinning knowledge and the skills specific to the sector alongside a range of transferable employability skills. It is
designed to support progression to further learning and ultimately to secure employment in business and administration
or other related sectors.
The course runs for a duration of one day per week for 10 weeks and sessions last 4 hours per day.
The venues and dates for this course are to be confirmed. Please call for details 01992 556194.

Course Name - Assertiveness and Communication Skills                                                       Registration fee: £15
This course aims to develop your confidence through exploring personal values, attitudes to change, assertiveness and
sources of inspiration.
Start Date                          Time                              Venue                                Duration
Thursday 19/09/19                   1pm-3pm                           Waltham Cross Hub                    5 weeks
Thursday 07/11/19                   1pm-3pm                           Stevenage Hub                        5 weeks

Course Name - Developing Self-Esteem and Resilience                                                        Registration fee: £15
Helping you to look at life’s challenges in a new, helpful and future-focused way. This course will help you to identify and
then begin to work your way through emotions that may have held you back, to help change your perspective of your story
and move ahead with renewed resources to cope.
Start Date                          Time                              Venue                                Duration
Thursday 16/01/20                   9.30am-11.30am                    Stevenage Hub                        5 weeks

Course Name - Boost your Confidence                                                                        Registration fee: £15
This course will help you identify strategies for increasing your confidence levels, recognising your own values, skills and
abilities and using lateral thinking to see the strengths in your weaknesses.
Start Date                          Time                              Venue                                Duration
Thursday 07/11/19                   9.30am-11.30am                    Waltham Cross Hub                    5 weeks
Thursday 16/01/20                   1pm-3pm                           Stevenage Hub                        5 weeks

                              Fees are correct at the time of publishing but may change during the year.
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Family Learning
Our Family Learning courses enable you to support your                 Interested in
children with their learning. Our courses can be taught with           hosting our
the adult and child learning together for part of each session         Family
or as an adult-only course that includes activities to carry out       Learning
at home. This delivers learning benefits for both adult and
                                                                       courses?
child as it provides valuable one-to-one time whilst learning in
a fun way. You will gain confidence, new knowledge and skills          Please
for yourself and also ways to support your child’s learning and        contact us
wellbeing. To get the most out of these courses you need to            and we will
have a conversational level of English. Courses will be tailored       work in
according to the age of the children. We offer courses for Early       partnership
Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), Key Stage 1 and 2.                      with you to:
All of our courses come with information and advice on                 • Plan which courses
possible next steps towards further learning or support into             we can offer in your area
                                                                         and to whom
new or different employment.
                                                                       • Assist with bookings and all the necessary paperwork
Our courses are run in partnership within our Learning Hubs,
Family Centres, Schools and Community Centres across                   • Market and promote courses
Hertfordshire.                                                         • Deliver a course to any particular focus you may have
Please contact us for more information about opportunities in          • Review courses and help families progress
your area.

Course Name - Family English                                                                                 Registration fee: £15
Ideas and activities for supporting your child with reading, writing, phonics, speaking and listening.
This is an adult-only course aimed at parents with children in nursery and reception.
Start Date                            Time                              Venue                                Duration
Tuesday 14/01/20                      10am-12pm                         Borehamwood Hub                      5 weeks

Course Name - Family Maths                                                                                   Registration fee: £15
Ideas and activities for supporting your child with a range of maths topics such as numbers, addition, subtraction,
multiplication, division, fractions and shapes and measurements. Topics will depend on the age of the children'.
This is an adult-only course aimed at parents with children in nursery and reception.
Start Date                            Time                              Venue                                Duration
Tuesday 25/02/20                      10am-12pm                         Borehamwood Hub                      5 weeks
Tuesday 02/06/20                      9.30am-11.30am                    Stevenage Hub                        5 weeks
                                Fees are correct at the time of publishing but may change during the year.
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Course Name - Computing for Families                                                                      Registration fee: £15
Use computers and tablets together with your child to increase your knowledge of the latest apps and social media. Be
more aware of staying safe online and gain confidence to use computers and technology as a family. When run in a
community venue time will be allowed to collect children from school.
Start Date                         Time                              Venue                                Duration
Tuesday 21/04/20                   2pm-4.30pm                        Stevenage Hub                        5 weeks

Course Name - Family Coding                                                                               Registration fee: £15
Suitable for children from reception to Year 6. This course aims to familiarise you with a coding programme which is
suited to creating interactive applications with multimedia content. Then use your skills to create animations and a basic
game. When run in a community venue time will be allowed to collect children from school.
Start Date                         Time                              Venue                                Duration
Tuesday 02/06/20                   2pm-4.30pm                        Stevenage Hub                        5 weeks

Course Name - Inspire to Write for Key Stage 2                                                            Registration fee: £15
With the support of a published author, you will develop confidence in helping your child’s literacy skills by exploring the
world of short story and poetry writing.
These courses are run on a demand-led basis. Please contact us if you are interested in taking part in this course or if you
have a group of people you would like us to provide these courses to.

Course Name - Story Sacks                                                                                 Registration fee: £15
A great way to inspire families with learning through stories. Develop reading, writing and listening skills and work with
your child to create activities related to a favourite children’s story.
These courses are run on a demand-led basis. Please contact us if you are interested in taking part in this course or if you
have a group of people you would like us to provide these courses to.

Course Name - Story Telling                                                                               Registration fee: £15
Learn together, support your child’s reading skills, and explore different ways of telling and reading stories to make them
fun and interesting.
These courses are run on a demand-led basis. Please contact us if you are interested in taking part in this course or if you
have a group of people you would like us to provide these courses to.

Course Name - Creative Crafts                                                                             Registration fee: £15
Explore a wide range of arts and crafts – learn a new technique or use new materials.This course is themed to include
seasonal and festive crafts.
These courses are run on a demand-led basis. Please contact us if you are interested in taking part in this course or if you
have a group of people you would like us to provide these courses to.

                             Fees are correct at the time of publishing but may change during the year.
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Course Name - Family Language - ESOL                                                                       Registration fee: £15
Ideas and activities for supporting your child with reading, writing, phonics, speaking and listening but for speakers for
whom English is not their first language.
These courses are run on a demand-led basis. Please contact us if you are interested in taking part in this course or if
you have a group of people you would like us to provide these courses to.

Course Name - Family Mindfulness                                                                           Registration fee: £15
Learn how mindfulness can help you and your child to work together to reduce your stress levels, to take time out
together and to re-train your brains to deal with life’s challenges both at home and outside it.
Find out how to:    • Enhance your mental health
                    • Connect better with those around you
                    • Focus your mind and reduce brain chatter
                    • Lower your stress levels
                    • Help you both to develop resilience and self-compassion
                    • Help to reduce the likelihood of mental health difficulties in childhood
These courses are run on a demand-led basis. Please contact us if you are interested in taking part in this course or if
you have a group of people you would like us to provide these courses to.

First Aid Courses
HAFLS offer various first aid courses to
help you cope with medical emergencies
at home and work.

Course Name - First Aid                       Registration fee: £15
Emergency Paediatric First Aid (10 hours)
Emergency First Aid at Work (10 hours)
Paediatric First Aid (12 hours)
First Aid at Work (18 hours)
Registration Fee £15 plus £10 for the book and certificate

                              Fees are correct at the time of publishing but may change during the year.
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Fitness and Wellbeing
Join in some of our Fitness and Wellbeing courses to find out ways of coping
with the challenges that life presents whilst keeping fit and staying healthy.

Course Name - Mindfulness                                                                              Registration fee: £15
Learn how to wake up to life and to live with greater intensity, greater clarity and find more fulfilment in your everyday
experiences. You will learn techniques to help you reduce stress and improve your overall wellbeing.
Start Date                          Time                            Venue                              Duration
Thursday 19/09/19                   1pm-3pm                         Stevenage Hub                      5 weeks
Thursday 04/06/20                   1pm-3pm                         Waltham Cross Hub                  5 weeks

Course Name - Healthy Living Made Easy                                                                 Registration fee: £15
Improving health with some key ‘life-hacks’. Each week will include a new recipe to try at home, some light exercise and
many other topics such as sleep, learning and relaxation techniques.
Start Date                          Time                            Venue                              Duration
Tuesday 17/09/19                    1pm-3pm                         Borehamwood Hub                    5 weeks

Course Name - Get Smart, Get Fit                                                                       Registration fee: £15
On this course you will be able to try different types of exercise - from Box-Fit to Pilates. Suitable for people of all abilities
who want to improve their fitness and wellbeing but are unsure about what type of exercise would be suitable. All age
groups are welcome.
Start Date                          Time                            Venue                              Duration
Tuesday 25/02/20                    1pm-3pm                         Borehamwood Hub                    5 weeks

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Bringing Communities Together

 BRINGING COMMUNITIES                                              BRINGING COMMUNITIES
 TOGETHER 1                                                        TOGETHER 2
 The Bringing Communities                                                            Bringing Communities
 Together 1 project is a project                                                     Together 2 is a project working
 that provides English courses                                                       with schools and Family
 for Romanian, Polish, Urdu,                                                         Centres that teaches English to
 Gujarati and Bengali speakers                                                       parents who have been living in
 from the South-Asian continent                                                      the UK for 10 years or less. The
 who have been living in the U.K                                                     project is running in Three
 for 5 years or less.                                                                Rivers, Watford, Hertsmere,
                                                                                     Broxbourne, Welwyn and
 It is being delivered in
                                                                                     Hatfield.
 Hertsmere, Stevenage, Watford,
 Welwyn and Hatfield. These                                                     Courses will run at different
 courses will improve your English; speaking,                      times throughout the year; these courses
 listening, reading and writing. These classes                     will improve your English but also include
 will also include information on:                                     information on:
 • Your local community                                                        • How schools work
 • Public services                                                                 • Helping with homework
 • Available support                                                                 • Services and support in your
                                                                                      local area
 This project is delivered by
 HAFLS partners and courses                                                           This course is delivered by
 are organised and run                                                                HAFLS partners in the local
 depending on demand at                                                               community.
 different times and venues.                                                      To find out more about this
 To find out more please call                                                   project please call:
 HAFLS on: 01992 556194.                                                      01992 556194

                        Fees are correct at the time of publishing but may change during the year.
20           01992 556194       www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/haflscourses                 hafls@hertfordshire.gov.uk
Building Better Opportunities in Hertfordshire
The Building Better Opportunities programme is funded jointly by The National Lottery Community Fund
with match funding from the European Social Fund. It aims to tackle the root causes of poverty and
unemployment, such as poor physical or mental health, homelessness, addiction and much more.
There are three strands to the programme:

STRIVE                                                             YOUTH
This is the Support and Transition routes into                     FUTURES
Volunteering and Employment (STRIVE) in Herts                      The Herts Youth
project.                                                           Futures project will
If you have previously tried to find employment and                support young
the support you had was not successful then this                   people furthest from
project could be for you. We provide tailored support              the workplace to
to your interests and needs, helping you move into                 improve
sustainable employment, volunteering or education.                 employability and
To join this project, you must be aged 19+ and be                  enter training or
either registered unemployed or be economically                    work.
inactive.                                                          Herts Youth Futures
                                                                   offers one-to-one support
MILE                                                               to help you get to work out
The Money Information for better Living and                        your training or job goals
Employment in Herts (MILE in Herts) project aims                   through involvement in regular fun
to support adults with general debt issues, people                 activities such as a youth club, sports
requiring support to move to Universal Credit and                  club or creative groups.
people who have problems with travel to take
                                                                   To join this project you must be aged 15-19 (21 if you
advantage of employment opportunities.
                                                                   are a care leaver or 25 if you are a young adult with
To join this project you need to                                   disabilities) from Hertfordshire and currently not in
• Live in a household where no one works                           education, employment or training.
• Require support to move onto Universal Credit
And you'll need to be:
• Long term unemployed
• Struggling with debt issues.
If this applies to you then get in touch.
                             Fees are correct at the time of publishing but may change during the year.
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Youth Programme - Study Plus (16-24)
           This practical course will develop key skills and lead to qualifications

                                    English                        Health &
       STUDY                                                                                         Work
                                   Functional                      Wellbeing
        PLUS                         Skills                         Skills
                                                                                                   Experience
                                                                                    Problem
                     Teamwork                        Career
                                                                                    Solving
                       Skills                       Planning
                                                                                     Skills
                                   Resilience
     Communication                                                 Enterprise                       First Aid
                                       &
        Skills                                                       Skills                        Certificate
                                   Confidence
                       Maths                       Money
                                                                                 Employability
                     Functional                  Management
                                                                                    Skills
                       Skills                       Skills

              Our courses are for 16-19 year olds and 20-24 year olds with an
                         Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP)
Entry requirements:                 No formal qualifications but learners must be able to use English and
                                    maths at Entry Level 2 as a minimum.

Qualifications available:           Functional Skills in English (Entry Level 2 to Level 2)
                                    Functional Skills Maths (Entry Level 2 to Level 2)
                                    Level 1 Award in Employability Skills
                                    Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work

Progression after the course:       Our learners apply and progress onto college courses, traineeships,
                                    apprenticeships, further learning and employment.

How to apply:                       Contact the Study Plus team at HAFLS now on: 01992 556194 to register
                                    your interest.
                                    Alternatively, email your enquiry to: hafls@hertfordshire.gov.uk and we
                                    will get in touch with you.

For the latest list of course dates and venues look on our website: www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/haflscourses

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Study Plus
Programme
The Course: We specialise in helping
and supporting young people who may
not have previously achieved their
goals in education to re-engage in
learning and start achieving their
personal goals. Our group sizes are small

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to help give students the best possible
chance of achieving and building confidence
                                                                       Study Plus Dates and Locations
through developing new skills and making
friends.                                                     New programmes will be starting
                                                           in September 2019 and January 2020
                                                                  in Bedwell, Stevenage.
                                                         Attendance is 3 days a week 9.30am-4pm
Hear from our Learners

              I’d say "Do it because at                                  I highly recommend this
            first you may think it’s an                                course. It's not too long nor
          average college but it’s a whole                           too short, you will be whole-
        family. You come here thinking                             somely supported throughout the
     ‘I’m just going to learn maths and                           entirety of the course. The groups are
    English’ but you learn so much more. As                     not large, people are always friendly and
  there’s a small amount of people and so you                  welcoming so if you're worried about
   come out of your shell. If people are                       meeting new people this isn't alike to a big
    considering Study Plus they should                          class where groups segregate, everyone
      100% do it, the tutors are extremely                        supports each other, and I guarantee
         accepting. It’s the best thing I’ve                        no matter how much disbelief you
          been able to do.                                            have, you will progress in
                                      XS                                some way.
                                                                                                SH

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Feedback from our Learners

                             “The tutor, Dionne makes it fun and
                              enjoyable. Time goes too quickly”
                                Donna, a learner on our Jewellery for
                                 Wellbeing course at the Stevenage
                                 Hub.

                                         "Thank you for
                                                 being so
                                            unbelievably
                                        accepting of me.
                                           I never thought
                                          I would ever fit in
                                              and feel part of a
                                              team! Thank you for
                                         being the start of everything"
                                                              Study Plus Student

                              "I was very, very anxious and nearly didn’t go
                             through the door. But I did, and they were
                             absolutely lovely and I met some wonderful
                            people there. It’s given me a lot more confidence;
                          I wouldn’t have spoken to you a year ago."
                      Maria Bunker, Winner of an Adult Achievement Award

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Adult Achievement Awards
Outstanding learners were honored at the
Hertfordshire Adult Achievement Awards held at
Hatfield House. Many of the learners had
successfully completed courses under difficult and
challenging circumstances. Among the people
whose work were celebrated were learners who
completed courses in English, maths, health and
wellbeing or skills for work.

Winner of the ‘Overcoming Challenges’ award,
Miguel, 45, from Watford, successfully completed the
‘Boost your Confidence’ course while coping with a
debilitating medical condition. He said “Before the
course I wasn’t in a great place. I was unemployed,
depressed and really struggling with my condition.
My wife found out about the course, while looking for
something to build my confidence and get me back
into work”.

Winner of the Progression Award was a single mum
of five, Katie from Hemel Hempstead, who
completed the Employability Course.

Katie’s tutor said, “As soon as Katie stepped into the
classroom you could tell she felt happy and
comfortable and it was wonderful to watch her grow
in confidence.”

After the course Katie secured a part-time role with
a travel company which she really enjoys. She has
also joined the Open University studying sociology
with a view to getting a degree in psychology and
criminology and ultimately becoming a forensic
psychologist.

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Lynsi Hayward-Smith
Chair of the HAFLS Advisory Board
Lynsi Hayward-Smith is the Director of Cambridgeshire County Council Adult
Learning and Skills Service as well as being the Chair of the HAFLS Advisory
Board.
As Chair of the Advisory Board Lynsi's role, is to offer support to the
management team in all aspects of the work and to ensure that every learner
has a high quality experience.
Lynsi supports the HAFLS mission to meet the needs of learners across the
county and particularly those who have the least opportunities to benefit from
the growing prosperity in Hertfordshire.
“HAFLS activity not only benefits individuals, but also their families and the
communities of Hertfordshire and I am pleased to be able to support the work of
the service”

Chantal Lommel
Head of Hertfordshire Adult and Family Learning Service
Chantal has been a teacher and manager in Adult Education for 17 years. She
holds a Post Graduate Diploma in assessing and teaching people with dyslexia
and she is a trained therapeutic counsellor with a Master’s Degree as a
therapist. Her whole career in education has been focused on creating and
providing suitable learning opportunities to young people and adults with a
variety of barriers to learning. Her work ethos is based on working in
partnership with local organisations, charities and offering life chances to
those who need help re-engaging with learning or with their communities.
“The job market is more competitive than ever. As an adult, it can be tough taking
the first step back into education, especially if you struggle with a long-term health
problem or disability. It is also hard to get back to learning if you have taken a break
to raise a family, to look after someone else or if you have recently lost your job.
Learning something new can boost your self-esteem and help you meet new
people. There are a number of different routes back into education specifically
tailored to suit adult learners. I hope that you will find something of interest in this
course guide to help you start or get back on your learning journey.”
Hertfordshire Adult and Family Learning Service
          CHO121, Room 328, County Hall, Pegs Lane, Hertford, SG13 8DF
                                   01992 556194
        www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/haflscourses    hafls@hertfordshire.gov.uk
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                             Waltham Cross Hub
            CVSBEH Community Skills Hub,59 Pavilions Shopping Centre,
                     High Street, Waltham Cross EN8 7BZ

                               Stevenage Hub
         Bedwell Community Centre, Bedwell Crescent, Stevenage SG1 1NA

                               Borehamwood Hub
Maxwell Park Community Centre, Maxwell Road, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, WD6 1JJ
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