Meaningful Use of Time, Education & Training
All Saints Church Centre
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.
• 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.
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
0300 123 4049
Book lending facilities accessible to all. Situated at the top of Watford high street near to the town hall.
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
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.
• Basic ICT.
• Arts & Crafts.
• Jewellery Making.
• Life Coaching.
• 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.
Phone: 0300 123 4040
Hertfordshire Adult & Family Learning Service
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