Additional Courses

COMPUTING AND IT

MS Word stage 1

This course is designed for students looking to enhance their Microsoft Word skills, either at home or in the workplace.  The aim of the course is to unlock the power of Microsoft word by covering the key features, learning how to do simple tasks efficiently and exploring some of the more advanced features.  Students will need a basic understanding of how to use a computer and a mouse.

Course Code 2001B 27 Feb-3 Apr

Wed 10:00-13:00, 6 meetings

£80, conc. £28

Venue: Mary Ward Centre, 42 Queen Square, WC1N 3AQ

MS Word stage 2

This course is designed for students looking to work, manage and coordinate in any office environment professionally, where the MS office is indispensable.  You are now ready to move on to tackling the more advanced Word features.  These features enable you to create professional documents with a consistent look and feel.  They also enable you to automate tedious tasks such as preparing a letter to send to every customer of your organisation.  The course will explore the rich features and powerful tools MS Word has to offer, that can make your work more fluid and even fun.

Course Code 2002B 01 May-05 Jun

Wed 10:00-13:00, 6 meetings

£80, conc. £28

Venue: Mary Ward Centre, 42 Queen Square, WC1N 3AQ 

MS Office For Beginners

This course is designed for the beginners and students who wish to improve on their basic knowledge of Microsoft Office. No skills or experience is necessary although some mouse and keyboard skills are preferred. The course will cover key skills such as creating, saving, printing, editing and formatting documents and spreadsheets. It will also cover inserting pictures and improving document presentation.

Course Code 2003A 14 Jan-18 Feb

Mon 14:00-17:00, 6 meetings

£80, conc. £28

Course Code 2004A

 29 Apr-10 Jun   

Mon 14:00-17:00, 5 meetings

£67, conc. £23

Venue: Blackfriars, 1 Rushworth Street, SE1 0RB

Computers for Beginners

A chance to demystify the computer in a friendly and supportive environment.  Learn how to get started, then how to do basic word processing and use the internet.

Course Code 2001Y  16 Jan-20 Feb

Course Code 2002Y  27 Feb-03 Apr

Course Code 2003Y 01 May-05 Jun

Course Code 2004Y 12 Jun-17 Jul

Wed 15:30-17:30, 6 meetings

£73, MW Conc. £26, Conc. £0

Venue: Blackfriars, 1 Rushworth Street, SE1 0RB

 

BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT

Introduction to Business Management

This course is aimed at anyone looking to start the first step in any business or office environment. You do not need to have any previous experience of office skills but are required to have a good level of English (Level 1). Some basic computer skills are preferred.

Course Code 5602B    14 Jan-18 Feb

Course Code 5604B    29 Apr-17 Jun

Mon 10:00-13:00, 6 meetings

£80, MW conc. £28, conc. £0 per course

Venue: Blackfriars, 1 Rushworth Street, SE1 0RB

Business Administration: Essentials for Work

Are you looking to get into the office environment work?

Do you want to improve your skills in Business Administration and increase your employability?

This course is aimed at students with some experience in business administration, to reinforce all the skills you need to enter into an office environment and administration.

Course Code 5603B  25 Feb-01 Apr

Course Code 5605B  24 Jun-29 Jul  

Mon 10:00-13:00, 6 meetings

£80, MW conc. £28, conc. £0 per course

Venue: Blackfriars, 1 Rushworth Street, SE1 0RB

 

SKILLS FOR WORK AND EVERYDAY LIFE

Literacy, IT and Maths

Do you want to learn computer skills and improve your English and Maths at the same time? This course will give you the chance to practise all three! Please make sure you have at least E2 English/ESOL. You will need to come for an assessment before you start.

On this course, you will work on improving your English. You will practice reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. Some lessons will enable you to work on improving your IT skills. You will also get a chance to improve your maths.

Course Code 125 © 15 Jan-04 Apr

Course Code 126 ©  30 Apr-18 Jul

Tue & Thu 13:30 -15:30, 24 meetings

Nil fee

Venue: Blackfriars, 1 Rushworth Street, SE1 0RB

Maths Entry Level 2/3

Do you need to improve your Maths to help you in your daily life, with work or your studies? Do you need to increase your confidence with Maths? Do you need to work towards a GCSE? These courses will help you gain essential mathematical skills and also enable you to get a qualification. You will need to come for an assessment before you start. These courses are FREE

Course code 127 28 Feb-04 Apr

Thu 14:00-16:30, 6 meetings

Nil fee

Course Code 128  02 May-18 Jul

Thu 14:00-16:30, 12 meetings

Nil fee

Venue: Blackfriars, 1 Rushworth Street, SE1 0RB

 

LANGUAGES

Holiday Spanish

This course is for people with no previous knowledge

of Spanish, or those who know a few words and phrases.

Course code 398 02 Jul-16 Jul

Tue 10:30-16:30, 3 meetings

£67, conc. £23

Venue: Mary Ward Centre, 42 Queen Square, WC1N 3AQ

 

HUMANITIES & SOCIAL SCIENCE

Get a Life – Making Positive Changes

Want to change your job or start a new career? Looking for greater work life balance? Do you have something you always wanted to achieve but don’t know where to start? In this interactive one-day course, you will learn some effective ways to set goals, achieve them and then continue to maintain them. We will examine why making decisions and changes can be difficult and how to overcome some of these blocks. You will get tools, techniques and inspiration on how to make positive changes to your life.

Course Code 488CS 8 Jun

Sat 10:30-16:30, 1 meeting

£46, Conc. £16

Venue: Mary Ward Centre, 42 Queen Square, WC1N 3AQ

NLP – Thinking, Listening & Connecting to Others

This course is for people who may feel they could have listened better or would like to connect more fully with others in a helpful and compassionate way.  Everything we do depends for its quality on the thinking we do first.  The quality of attention one person gives to another when listening can be catalytic, because it determines the quality of other people’s thinking.    The aim is to connect with each other in ways that makes people feel listened to and positively empowers their thinking to flow.

Course Code 489CS  15 Mar

Fri 10:00-16:30, 1 meeting

£50, Conc. £18

Venue: Mary Ward Centre, 42 Queen Square, WC1N 3AQ

Managing Internal Stress – Introduction to CBT/REBT

For anyone seeking self-development and to understand

their own anxiety. No previous knowledge required.  It is for anyone seeking to understand anxiety and how it may affect them.

Course Code 490CS 30 Mar

Sat 10:00-16:30, 1 meeting

£50, Conc. £18

Venue: Mary Ward Centre, 42 Queen Square, WC1N 3AQ

 

HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE

Introduction to Complementary Therapies

This introductory course is designed to enable students to learn the basics of 4 exciting complementary therapies, Indian Head Massage, Aromatherapy and Hand Reflexology. The course aims to provide learners with the necessary practical and theoretical skills that enable them to give safe and effective mini treatments for relaxation on family and friends. Students will work in pairs massaging each other facilitated by the tutor, through demonstration and direct hands-on. You will receive feedback from the tutor throughout the course as and when appropriate.

Course code 526 01 Mar-05 Apr

Fri 10:00-12:00, 6 meetings

£54, conc. £19

Venue: Blackfriars, 1 Rushworth Street, SE1 0RB

Wellbeing and Resilience

This course is for anyone.  It is especially useful for people who experience stress in their lives, or who wish to find a simple way to reduce stress, feelings of anxiety and to improve their sense of wellbeing.

Course Code 527CS 27 Feb-03 Apr

Wed 10:00-12:30, 6 meetings

£98

Venue: Mary Ward Centre, 42 Queen Square, WC1N 3AQ

Course Code 528CS 01 May-05 Jun

Wed 10:00-12:30, 6 meetings

£98

Venue: Blackfriars, 1 Rushworth Street, SE1 0RB 

Introduction to Diet & Nutrition

This course gives you the knowledge to really understand how to create a healthy diet for you and your family.

Discover how food affects us and how what you eat can improve or damage your health. Understand food labelling, which fats you should be eating, the role of vitamins and minerals in the body and so much more.

Course code 533 01 Mar-05 Apr

Fri 12:30-14:30, 6 meetings

£53, conc. £19

Venue: Blackfriars, 1 Rushworth Street, SE1 0RB

Ballroom Dance for Improvers

Develop your skills in your favourite ballroom and Latin American dances such as the Waltz, Tango, Cha Cha Cha and Jive. Aimed at those who have covered the basics, this class will expand your repertoire of steps and develop technique and confidence in a sociable environment.

Course Code 645CS  17 Jan-04 Apr

Course Code 646CS  02 May-18 Jul

Thu 18:30-20:00, 12 meetings

£109, Conc. £38

Venue: Blackfriars, 1 Rushworth Street, SE1 0RB

Gentle Yoga for Relaxation

This is a gentle yoga class for those wishing to relax and improve mobility and flexibility.

Course code 647 16 Jan-03 Apr

Course code 648  01 May-17 Jul

Wed 14:00-15:00, 12 meetings

£56, Conc. £33

Mary Ward Centre, 10 Great Turnstile, WC1V 7JU

 

WRITING AND PUBLISHING

Writing Family History

This course is for anyone wishing to turn research about their family’s history into an engaging story.

Course Code 748 16 Jan-03 Apr

Wed 13:00-15:00, 12 meetings

£107, Conc. £41

Venue: Mary Ward Centre, 42 Queen Square, WC1N 3AQ 

A Novel Approach 2 – How to edit and sell your novel

This course is perfect if you want to gain industry knowledge

on the steps that go into creating a final draft of a novel as well as polishing, querying and pitching.

Course Code 750 27 Feb-03 Apr

Wed 18:00-20:00, 6 meetings

£53, Conc. £19

Venue: Mary Ward Centre, 42 Queen Square, WC1N 3AQ

 

VISUAL ARTS

Clothes Upcycling and Alterations

This course is the perfect opportunity to learn how to upcycle and alter clothes. Students will learn how to adapt and customise clothes and pick up useful tips and tricks to creatively recycle old clothes.

Suitable for students who have some experience in using a sewing machine or hand sewing.

Course Code 1360  18 Jan-5 Apr

Course Code 1363 03 May-19 Jul

Fri 14:00-17:00, 12 meetings

£195, conc. £68

Venue: Mary Ward Centre, 42 Queen Square, WC1N 3AQ

Sewing Machine Masterclasses

Spend a day brushing up on advanced sewing techniques and elements of garment construction.

Suitable for intermediate advanced students who want to spend a day focusing on specialist areas.

Course Code 1362 16 Mar

Sat 10:30-16:30, 1 meeting

£30, conc. £11

Venue: Mary Ward Centre, 42 Queen Square, WC1N 3AQ 

Weaving for Pleasure

A six-week course for students who want to learn the basics of weaving on frames. You will explore a range of techniques, materials and threads and you can work on a range of frames sizes and shapes. This course can help develop a new or existing interest in crafts. Join and learn a new skill.

Course Code 1364 25 Feb-01 Apr

Mon 14:00-17:00, 6 meetings

£109, conc. £38

Venue: Blackfriars, 1 Rushworth Street, SE1 0RB

Introduction to Working with Clay

This course is suitable for both beginners and anyone who has never used air-dry clay, and students who have some experience and would like to work on the short projects and learn more skills

Course Code 1365  25 Feb-01 Apr

Mon 10:00-13:00, 6 meetings

£109, conc. £38

Venue: Blackfriars, 1 Rushworth Street, SE1 0RB

 

OVER 60’S PROGRAMME

Arts & Crafts

Learn simple, fun techniques in art and crafts, gain skills and gain confidence using a range of materials. We’ll encourage you to develop a personal style in a friendly environment. Beginners are particularly welcome.

Course code 37  18 Jan-05 Apr

Course code 38  03 May-19 Jul

Fri 10:30-13:00, 12 meetings

£75, conc. £29

Venue: Mary Ward Centre, 42 Queen Square, WC1N 3AQ