Meaningful Use of Time, Education & Training

 

Ascend

All Saints Church Centre
Gosforth Lane
South Oxhey
Watford
WD19 7AX

0208 4201364

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A charity organisation available to anyone living in the South Oxhey and Three Rivers District and provides education and training opportunities, advice, information,  guidance and counselling.

Offering:

Training Courses:
• English & Maths.
• ICT Skills (Inc. Office Suite).
• First Aid.
• English as an Additional Language.

A range of educational and creative workshops, including: oil painting, gardening and English skills.

Career Guidance.

Work Experience.

Confidence and Self-Esteem Support Groups.

Weekly Job Club:
• Employment Opportunities.
• CV Writing Guidance.
• Application Form and Interview Techniques.
 

Cost: free of charge but offers additional course of which many carry a £12.50 administration fee or an additional supplement.

Eligibility Criteria: those living in South Oxhey, Three Rivers District, Watford, Borehamwood and St Albans.

Referral Procedure: drop-In service available, phone services available during opening hours.


Watford Central Library

Watford Central Library
Hempstead Road
Watford
Hertfordshire
WD17 3EU

0300 123 4049

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Book lending facilities accessible to all. Situated at the top of Watford high street near to the town hall.

Offering:

Access to a large selection of books.

Free computer facilities with internet access.

Scanning, printing and photocopying.

Free basic computer skills training.

Regular events such as readings.
 

Cost: free to access facilities but printing & photocopying carry a small charge.

Eligibility Criteria: everyone may use the facilities although membership is required to borrow books.


Watford Women's Centre

83 Market Street
Watford
Herts
WD18 0PT

01923 816229

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A centre for women offering a wide variety of groups and workshops for subjects such as arts & crafts, life coaching, assertiveness and anger management. Basic Maths and English courses are available alongside basic IT courses.

Offering:

Courses:
• Maths.
• English.
• Basic ICT.

Workshops/Activities:
• Arts & Crafts.
• Jewellery Making.
• Life Coaching.
• Assertiveness.
• Anger Management.
 

Cost: contact and guidance free of charge. Most workshops listed at £5 but no information available on price of courses.

Eligibility Criteria: any woman wanting to move onwards and upwards out of crisis or to a new phase of life and to realise her dreams.

Referral Procedure: drop-Ins during afternoon opening hours or arranging an appointment via phone.


HAFLS

Email general enquiries

Phone: 0300 123 4040

Hertfordshire Adult & Family Learning Service

Offering

Gain finance, employment and skills mentoring support through the Building Better Opportunities programme.

  • 1 to 1 mentoring with a personalised plan that’s right for you
  • ongoing support to identify and overcome any barriers holding you back for as long as you need it
  • help and support for you to achieve positive outcomes such as starting a job or going to college, learning new skills through 1 to 1 support and workshops, as well as gaining work experience through volunteering or work placements
  • a safe and local hub which may be available for you to meet with your mentor as well as other organisations that can help you
  • a range of short 1 to 1 or group activities including horticulture, crafts and dealing with anxiety