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Haringey Adult Learning Service

Course guide 2016/17

September 2016 to April 2017 • Day and evening courses

FREE courses for

people who are receiving job

seekers allowance

and wider benefits

Some courses are

FREE for people

who are receiving

job seekers

allowance and

wider benefits

www.haringey.gov.uk


Welcome to Haringey Adult

Learning Service (HALS)

Our adult learning programmes will help you gain valuable skills and

qualifications and change your life for the better. Whether you want to get a job,

go further in your current career, develop an entirely new career path or brush

up on your basic skills, we have the right solution for you.

86% of our learners say they are ‘satisfied’ or ‘very satisfied’ with their course.

HALS is well equipped to provide the training and skills that Haringey residents

and businesses need. To do this we’ve worked closely with partners from

around the borough to ensure that our courses are relevant. Last year,

2331 learners enrolled on HALS courses, with 93% of them completing the

programme and of those 96.3% successfully achieving their qualification or

learning aims.

We welcome students of all ages and you will find the learning centre a friendly,

inclusive and enjoyable place to learn. We offer personal, one to one support to

our learners who need it.

With us:

• You can fit in your study around work and family commitments

• Costs are kept to a minimum

• You have the chance to improve your English and maths skills

• You will build the confidence, self esteem and communication

skills you need to achieve your life goals

We find that once people get back into learning with HALS they get the bug.

Last year 74% of our learners progressed into further courses either at HALS

or elsewhere. 33 % of our learners gained employment as a result of their

courses. We will help you take your next step, whether that is a progression

route into work through our links with local employment services, or into

further learning, for example through our partnership with Bridges to Birkbeck

partnership with Birkbeck College.

Our adult learning programmes can make a big impact on your life. Choose

what you want to achieve and we’ll help you get there!

Cllr Joe Goldberg

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Contents

Term Dates 4

Advice and Enrolment Sessions 5

How To Enrol 6

About the Fees 8

Course listings

Bookkeeping and Computerised

Accounts 10

Computers 12

Counselling 15

Maths 18

Parent Toolkit 20

Wellbeing Toolkit 22

Other HALS Provision

Family Learning 24

ESOL 26

Learner support 30

Volunteering 32

Where to Find HALS Venues 33

English 16

Photographs produced by Sango Nghembe

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Welcome

HALS Term Dates 2016/17

Autumn Term 2016

Main enrolment: Monday 5th to 15th September 2016

Teaching Starts Ends No of weeks

1 st half

Monday 12 th

September

Friday 21 st October 6

Half term Monday 24 October Friday 28 th October

2 nd half Monday 31 October Friday 17 th December 7

Bank Holidays: Monday 26 and Tuesday 27 December 2016

and Monday 02 January 2017

Spring Term 2017

Main enrolments: Tuesday 03 to Friday 13 January 2017

Teaching Starts Ends No of Weeks

1 st half Monday 09 January Friday 10 February 5

Half term Monday 13 February Friday 17 February

2 nd half Monday 20 February Friday 31 March 6

Bank Holidays: Good Friday 14 April 2017 and Easter Monday 17 April 2017

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Advice and Enrolment Sessions

Receive advice and enrol on a course at any date and time below.

Autumn Term 2016

Mon 05 Sep 10:00 - 19:00 Mon 12 Sep 10:00 - 19:00

Tue 06 Sep 10:00 - 19:00 Tue 13 Sep 10:00 - 19:00

Wed 07 Sep 10:00 - 19:00 Wed 14 Sep 10:00 –19:00

Thu 08 Sep 10:00 - 19:00 Thu 15 Sep 10.00 – 19:00

Sat 10 Sep 10:00 - 13:00

Spring Term 2017

Mon 12 Dec 10:00 - 19:00

Tue 13 Dec 10:00 - 19:00

Wed 14 Dec 10:00 - 19:00

Thu 15 Dec 10:00 - 19:00

Tue 03 Jan 10:00 - 19:00

Wed 04 Jan 10:00 - 19:00

Thu 05 Jan 10:00 - 19:00

Sat 07 Jan 10:00 - 13:00

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Welcome

How to enrol

How to enrol onto a HALS Course

Step 1 - Take an initial assessment

and get course advice

Before you enrol onto a course we offer a free initial assessment, this will let you

know your level in English, maths and Information Communication Technology

(ICT) so we can make sure you are on the right course for your level. Each

subject assessment takes approximately 45 minutes therefore if you are taking

2 assessments and completing the writing sample this could take 2 hours.

You can also discuss any learning support needs. e.g. Visual and hearing aides

English for Speakers of Other

Languages (ESOL)

ESOL

Assessment

ESOL √ √

Writing Sample

Course

English

Assessment

Maths

Assessment

ICT

Assessment

Writing

Sample

Other

Assessments

English ✓ Optional Optional ✓

Maths ✓ ✓ Optional ✓

Computer

(ICT)


Optional

(Except Level

1 and 2)

Bookkeeping ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓

Computerised

Account

✓ ✓ ✓ ✓

Payroll ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓

Counselling ✓ Optional Optional ✓



✓ (Word

and excel

task)

Interview

with course

tutor

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Step 2 - Complete a HALS Enrolment Form

(available in reception)

Complete the enrolment form, to include the course code. If you need help to

fill in the enrolment form please ask a member of staff.

Step 3 - Bring your supporting evidence

• Proof of identity e.g. passport or photo card driving license.

• Proof that you are receiving benefits e.g. letter from Job Centre plus or

State Pension or Haringey Registered Carer if you are paying a concession

fee. Refugees and Asylum seekers and their dependents will also need to

provide evidence of status in the UK(for example passport with stamp,

Home Office letter, proof of financial assistance such as subsistence

payments or other National Asylum Support Service (NASS) support.

• Your supporting evidence must be dated within the last 3 months

and show your name as a claimant (or a dependent).

Step 4 – Enrol onto your course

Once you and your tutor have signed the learning agreement on the enrolment

form you can enrol and pay for your course if a fee applies.

The Front Line Support Team will:

Check your enrolment form, fill in any gaps and check your supporting evidence

e.g. proof of identity or benefits put your details on learner track, our computer

database.

If there is a payment to be made you can make this on the 2nd floor Reception

of the library by either: cash, cheque, credit/debit card and you will be given a

payment receipt with course code and course fees.

Please remember your place is not allocated until enrolment is complete and

payment is made. Places are allocated on a first come first served basis

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About Fees

Welcome

Fees and discounts

Standard fee for Home Learners (people ordinarily resident in the UK/ EEA,

European Economic Area or their dependents, who have been resident in the UK

or EEA continuously for three years, not solely for the purposes of education).

Refugees and asylum seekers are considered as Home Learners.

A 10% discount rate is available to Haringey registered carers with proof of

registration.

Concessionary fee for adults who are Home Learners in receipt of an income

Based benefit or a Senior Citizen in receipt of a State Pension credit. All accredited

courses with the course code prefix ASB (Adult Skills Budget) are fully funded for

adults (19+) on Job Seekers Allowance, Employment Support Allowance or Work

Related Group (WRAG) and Universal Credit.

Overseas/International fee These learners will be charged twice the standard fee.

Examination and registration fees. Where possible these are included in the

course fees. Where charged separately, these are non-refundable once you have

been registered with the awarding body. Other costs: Examination re-sits, materials

and crèche costs are charged separately as applicable.

Transfers – if you transfer to another course a £5 administration charge will be

made. If the course you are applying for costs more than the course you first

enrolled on you will be required to pay the balance before you start the course.

HALS is accepting Haringey Time Credits as payment for some of our courses.

Haringey Time Credits offers Haringey residents who are happy to give an

hour of their time to a good cause the opportunity to clock-up credits to

spend at many local businesses and community organisations. Please ask

for a list of courses at HALS for which we accept time credits. To find out

more about time credits, go to their facebook page: www.facebook.com/

HaringeyTimeCredits/

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Changes to the advertised programme

The course details listed in the Course Guide are correct at the time of printing. HALS

reserves the right to change details as required throughout the term. You will be

advised of any changes to courses you are enrolled on.

Refunds

A refund will be given if a course is cancelled or where changes made to the original

schedule are unacceptable to you. Fees are not refunded in any other circumstances.

No cash refunds are possible. Refunds will be paid through Haringey Council Finance

Department (this can take up to 30 days).

Well being survey:

Research shows learning is one of the 5 ways to well being that really help

to improve well being for all of us. It boosts our confidence and sense of

engagement and achievement which develops our resilience to cope with

life’s general ups and downs.

Sarah Stewart-Brown, professor of public health at the University

of Warwick and a wellbeing expert, says: "Feelings of

contentment, enjoyment, confidence and engagement

with the world are all a part of mental wellbeing

We are piloting the use of the Warwick-Edinburgh

Mental Well-being (WEMWEB) scale on our

courses and open learning centre to gauge the

impact of learning on the well being of our

learners. Talk to your course tutor to take

part in the WEMWEB questionnaire.

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Bookkeeping and

Computerised Computers Accounts

Welcome

Increase your earning potential or boost your career by getting qualified as a professional

bookkeeper through a range of highly valued qualifications accredited by International

Association of Bookkeepers (IAB), the professional body for bookkeepers.

This programme will enable you to develop practical skills and knowledge of manual and

computerised book keeping and payroll for business. The courses range from entry point to

certificate level and use industry specific software, SAGE 50.

Enrolment is through advice and assessment interview. Call 020 8489 2596/2523 to

book an initial assessment

Bookkeeping Progression Chart

IAB Level 1 Award in

Bookkeeping (QCF)

IAB Level 1 Award in

Computerised Accounting

for Business

IAB Level 1

Certificate In Payroll

Level 1 Award in Book-Keeping

Venue: Wood Green Learning Centre

Start Date Day of course Time Duration Fee (std/conc.) Course code

28 Sep - 14 Dec 2016 Wed 17.00-21.00 11 Wks £225/free ASB16/5920

11 Jan -29 Mar 2017 Wed 17.00-21.00 11 Wks £225/free ASB16/5921

03 May - 19 Jul 2017 Wed 17.00-21.00 11 Wks £225/free ASB16/5922

Level 1 Award in Computerised Accounting for

Business

Venue: Wood Green Learning Centre

Start Date Day of course Time Duration Fee (std/conc.) Course code

29 Sep - 15 Dec 2016 Thu 17.00 -21.00 11 Wks £225/free ASB16/5923

13 Jan - 24 Mar 2017 Fri 10:00-15:00 10 Wks £225/free ASB16/5924

27 Apr - 20 Jul 2017 Thu 17:00-21:00 12 Wks £225/free ASB16/5925

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Level 1 Certificate in Payroll

Venue: Wood Green Learning Centre

Start Date Day of course Time Duration Fee (std/conc.) Course code

30 Sep - 16 Dec 2016 Fri 9.30 -16.00 11 Wks £362/Free ASB16/5926

28 Apr - 21 Jul 2017 Fri 9.30 -16.00 12 Wks £362/Free ASB16/5927

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Computers

Welcome

This programme offers a range of computer courses designed to cater for all levels of

experience from complete beginners to more experienced users. The programme is

organised so that you can easily progress from one course to another at the next level. You

can take accredited courses at entry levels in Functional Skills in ICT progressing through to

level 2 in Information and Technology Qualifications (ITQs).

Workshops

These short workshops are ideal for learners with intermediate level computer skills who would

like to brush up on some of the key features of the MS Office applications used at work.

Using a computer for complete beginners

Venue: Wood Green Learning Centre

Start Date Day of course Time Duration Fee (std/conc.) Course code

22 Sep - 20 Oct 2016 Thu 18:00-21:00 5 Wks £50/15 IT16/6050

23 Sep - 21 Oct 2016 Fri 09:30-12:30 5 Wks £50/15 IT16/6051

Internet Basics

Venue: Wood Green Learning Centre

Start Date Day of course Time Duration Fee (std/conc.) Course code

12 Jan - 09 Feb 2017 Thu 18:00-21:00 5 Wks £50/15 IT16/6052

Smart phone Tablet Basics

Venue: Wood Green Learning Centre

Start Date Day of course Time Duration Fee (std/conc.) Course code

23 Feb - 23 Mar 2017 Thu 18:00-21:00 5 Wks £50/25 IT16/6053

Introducing Word

Venue: Wood Green Learning Centre

Start Date Day of course Time Duration Fee (std/conc.) Course code

03 Nov - 08 Dec 2016 Thu 18:00-21:00 6 Wks £54/18 IT16/6054

04 Nov - 09 Dec 2016 Fri 09:30-12:30 6 Wks £54/18 IT16/6055

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Functional Skills in ICT Entry 2

Venue: Wood Green Learning Centre

Start Date Day of course Time Duration Fee (std/conc.) Course code

20 Sep - 15 Dec 2016 Tue Thu 13:00-15:00 12 Wks £178/Free ASB16/6056

13 Jan - 31 Mar 2017 Fri 09:30- 13:00 11 Wks £178/Free ASB16/6057

Functional Skills ICT Entry 3

Venue: Wood Green Learning Centre

Start Date Day of course Time Duration Fee (std/conc.) Course code

20 Sep - 15 Dec 2016 Tue Thu 09:30-12:00 12 Wks £178/Free ASB16/6058

10 Jan - 30 Mar 2017 Tue Thu 13:00- 15:30 11 Wks £178/Free ASB16/6059

Level 1 ITQ (MS Office)

Venue: Wood Green Learning Centre

Start Date Day of course Time Duration Fee (std/conc.) Course code

12 Sep - 14 Dec 2016 Mon Wed 09:30- 13:00 13 Wks £389/Free ASB16/6060

10 Jan - 30 Mar 2017 Tue Thu 09:30- 14:30 11 Wks £389/ Free ASB16/6061

Level 2 ITQ (MS Office)

Venue: Wood Green Learning Centre

Start Date Day of course Time Duration Fee (std/conc.) Course code

20 Sep - 15 Dec 2016 Tue Thu 13:00- 17:00 12 Wks £438/Free ASB16/6062

09 Jan - 29 Mar 2017 Mon Wed 09:30- 14:30 11 Wks £438/Free ASB16/6063

MS Office Skills - Word, Mailmerge & Labels

Venue: Wood Green Learning Centre

Start Date Day of course Time Duration Fee (std/conc.) Course code

27 Sep 2016 Tue 18:00-21:00 1 day £10/£5.00 IT16/6039

19 Jan 2017 Thu 18:00-21:00 1 day £10/£5.00 IT16/6040

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Computers

Welcome

Develop your visual communication skills through current Graphics

and Design software, e.g. Photoshop, In Design and Illustrator.

For more information contact HALS on 020 8489 2596/2523.

MS Office Skills - Powerpoint, developing a

Presentation (Intermediate)

Venue: Wood Green Learning Centre

Start Date Day of course Time Duration Fee (std/conc.) Course code

04 Oct 2016 Tue 18:00-21:00 1 day £10/5 IT16/6046

26 Jan 2017 Thu 18:00-21:00 1 day £10/5 IT16/6047

MS Office Skills - Excel Charts and Graphs (Intermediate)

Venue: Wood Green Learning Centre

Start Date Day of course Time Duration Fee (std/conc.) Course code

24 Nov 2016 Thu 18:00-21:00 1 day £10/5 IT16/6044

14 Mar 2016 Tue 18:00-21:00 1 day £10/5 IT16/6045

MS Office Skills in Power Point: Preparing Slides

Shows in a Presentation

Venue: Wood Green Learning Centre

Start Date Day of course Time Duration Fee (std/conc.) Course code

11 October 2017 Tue 18:00-21:00 1 day £10/5 IT16/6048

02 Feb 2017 Tue 18:00-21:00 1 day £10/5 IT16/6049

MS Office skills - Excel formulae and functions

(Intermediate)

Venue: Wood Green Learning Centre

Start Date Day of course Time Duration Fee (std/conc.) Course code

17 Nov 2016 Thu 18:00-21:00 1 day £10/5 IT16/6041

07 Mar 2017 Tue 18:00-21:00 1 day £10/5 IT16/6042

MS Office Skills in Excel: Creating a Spreadsheet

Venue: Wood Green Learning Centre

Start Date Day of course Time Duration Fee (std/conc.) Course code

10 Nov 2016 Thu 18:00-21:00 1 day £10/5 IT16/6038

28 Feb 2017 Tue 18:00-21:00 1 day £310/ £5 IT16/6043

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Counselling

These accredited courses offer an ideal start for exploring counselling as a career option.

You will learn initial counselling skills and values to use in your personal life and in professional

work in voluntary or employed capacity. Enrolment is through advice and interview with the

tutor.

Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills (CPCAB)

Venue: Wood Green Learning Centre

Start Date Day of course Time Duration Fee (std/conc.) Course code

20 Sep - 15 Dec 2016 Tue Thu 18:00-21:00 12 Wks £325/Free ASB16/5929

03 Oct - 27 Mar 2017 Mon 10:00 - 14:00 22 Wks £405/ Free ASB16/5928

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English

Welcome

Our FREE English courses are designed for native English speakers and offer support with

reading, writing, spelling and communication skills for a range of contexts and purposes. You

will develop vital skills to improve your confidence in communicating at work, when applying

for jobs or for a variety of daily situations where good English language skills are important.

Functional Skills accredited courses offer opportunities to take nationally recognised

qualifications.

English Writing Skills Development

These courses are suitable for learners who would benefit from further skills development

and confidence building in order to consolidate learning before taking an accredited

courses.

English Functional Skills - Entry 2

Venue: Wood Green Learning Centre

Start Date Day of course Time Duration Fee (std/conc.) Course code

19 Sep - 14 Dec 2016 Mon Wed 13:00-15:30 12 Wks Free FS16/5956

10 Jan - 30 Mar 2017 Tue Thu 13:00-15:30 11 Wks Free FS16/5959

English Functional Skills - Entry 3

Venue: Wood Green Learning Centre

Start Date Day of course Time Duration Fee (std/conc.) Course code

19 Sep - 14 Dec 2016 Mon Wed 09:30-12:00 12 Wks Free FS16/5961

20 Sep - 15 Dec 2016 Tue Thu 13:00-15:30 12 Wks Free FS16/5992

09 Jan - 29 Mar 2017 Mon Wed 13:00-15:30 11 Wks Free FS16/5962

10 Jan - 30 Mar 2017 Tue Thu 09:30-12:00 11 Wks Free FS16/5963

English: Writing Skills Development Level 1

Venue: Wood Green Learning Centre

Start Date Day of course Time Duration Fee (std/conc.) Course code

21 Sep - 21 Oct 2016 Wed Fri 09:30-12:00 5 Wks Free FS16/6069

09 Jan - 08 Feb 2017 Mon Wed 09:30-12:00 5 Wks Free FS16/6070

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English Functional Skills - Level 1

Venue: Wood Green Learning Centre

Start Date Day of course Time Duration Fee (std/conc.) Course code

20 Sep - 15 Dec 2016 Tue Thu 18:00-20:30 12 Wks Free FS16/5966

20 Sep - 15 Dec 2016 Tue Thu 09:30-12:00 12 Wks Free FS16/5996

02 Nov - 10 Feb 2017 Wed Fri 09:30-12:00 12 Wks Free FS16/5964

20 Feb - 24 May 2017 Mon Wed 09:30 - 12:00 13 Wks Free FS16/5965

English Writing Skills Development Level 2

Venue: Wood Green Learning Centre

Start Date Day of course Time Duration Fee (std/conc.) Course code

11 Jan - 10 Feb 2017 Wed Fri 09:30-12:00 5 Wks Free FS16/6068

English Functional Skills - Level 2

Venue: Wood Green Learning Centre

Start Date Day of course Time Duration Fee (std/conc.) Course code

10 Jan - 06 Apr 2017 Tue Thu 18:00-20:30 12 Wks Free FS16/5967

22 Feb - 26 May 2017 Wed Fri 09:30-12:00 12 Wks Free FS16/5968

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Welcome

Functional Maths

Our FREE Maths courses offer help with numbers and fractions, measuring

shapes and space, data handling and statistical measuring. You will develop skills

to improve your maths at work or applied to a variety of daily situations where

maths problem solving skills are important. Functional Skills accredited courses

offer opportunities to take nationally recognised qualifications.

Maths Skills Development

These courses are for learners who would benefit from further skills development

and confidence building in order to consolidate learning before taking an

accredited course.

Maths Functional Skills - E2

Venue: Wood Green Learning Centre

Start Date Day of course Time Duration Fee (std/conc.) Course code

20 Sep - 15 Dec 2016 Tue Thu 13:00-15:30 12 Wks Free FS16/6015

10 Jan - 30 Mar 2017 Tue Thu 13:00-15:30 11 Wks Free FS16/6016

Maths Skills Development Entry 3

Venue: Wood Green Learning Centre

Start Date Day of course Time Duration Fee (std/conc.) Course code

23 Sep - 21 Oct 2016 Fri 10:00-12:30 5 Wks Free FS16/6007

Maths Functional Skills - Entry 3

Venue: Wood Green Learning Centre

Start Date Day of course Time Duration Fee (std/conc.) Course code

20 Sep - 15 Dec 2016 Tue Thu 09:30-12:00 12 Wks Free FS16/6017

04 Nov - 17 Mar 2017 Fri 10:00-12:30 18 Wks Free FS16/6032

09 Jan - 29 Mar 2017 Mon Wed 13:00-15:30 11 Wks Free FS16/6018

Venue: Northumberland Park Learning Centre

Start Date Day of course Time Duration Fee (std/conc.) Course code

19 Sep-14 Dec 2016 Mon Wed 13.00-15.30 12 Wks Free FS16/6122

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‘A government-funded study by the Institute for Fiscal

Studies (IFS) in 2013 found people with the best maths

skills earn the most money,’

Maths Functional Skills - Level 1

Venue: Wood Green Learning Centre

Start Date Day of course Time Duration Fee (std/conc.) Course code

19 Sep - 14 Dec 2016 Mon Wed 9:30 - 12:30 12 Wks Free FS16/6022

20 Sep - 15 Dec 2016 Tue Thu 18:00 - 20:30 12 Wks Free FS16/6026

10 Jan - 30 Mar 2017 Tue Thu 13:00 -15:30 11 Wks Free FS16/6029

24 Apr - 19 Jul 2017 Mon x11 Wed x12 13:00 - 15:30 12 Wks Free FS16/6024

Math Skills Development Level 2

Venue: Wood Green Learning Centre

Start Date Day of course Time Duration Fee (std/conc.) Course code

19 Sep - 19 Oct 2016 Mon Wed 18:00-20:30 5 Wks Free FS16/6064

10 Jan - 09 Feb 2017 Tue Thu 18:00 - 20:30 5 Wks Free FS16/6065

10 Jan - 09 Feb 2017 Tue Thu 09:30-12:00 5 Wks Free FS16/6066

Maths Functional Skills - Level 2

Venue: Wood Green Learning Centre

Start Date Day of course Time Duration Fee (std/conc.) Course code

31 Oct - 08 Feb 2017 Mon Wed 18:00-20:30 12 Wks Free FS16/6037

21 Feb - 25 May 2017 Tue Thu 09:30-12:00 12 Wks Free FS16/6036

21 Feb - 25 May 2017 Tue Thu 18:00 - 20.30 12 Wks Free FS16/6095

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Welcome

Parents’ Toolkit

A series of half day courses that offer positive ways of parenting for the present day

challenges. You learn how to build strong and secure families and support your children as

a team as well as on your own. Participants need to be open minded and willing to change

positively. All workshops are based on a coaching model.

Parents Toolkit: Help your child develop self-esteem

and self confidence

Venue: Wood Green Learning Centre

Start Date Day of course Time Duration Fee (std/conc.) Course code

28 Sep 2016 Wed 10:00-13:00 1 day £6/3 HC16/5930

12 Jan 2017 Thu 10:00-13:00 1 day £6/3 HC16/5931

Parents Toolkit: How to deal with your child’s worries

and fears

Venue: Wood Green Learning Centre

Start Date Day of course Time Duration Fee (std/conc.) Course code

05 Oct 2016 Wed 10:00-13:00 1 day £6/3 HC16/5932

19 Jan 2017 Thu 10:00-13:00 1 day £6/3 HC16/5933

Parents Toolkit: How to deal with your child’s anger

Venue: Wood Green Learning Centre

Start Date Day of course Time Duration Fee (std/conc.) Course code

12 Oct 2016 Wed 10:00-13:00 1 day £6/3 HC16/5934

26 Jan 2017 Thu 10:00-13:00 1 day £6/3 HC16/5935

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Parents Toolkit: How to help your child to deal with

changes

Venue: Wood Green Learning Centre

Start Date Day of course Time Duration Fee (std/conc.) Course code

19 Oct 2016 Wed 10:00-13:00 1 day £6/3 HC16/5936

02 Feb 2017 Thu 10:00-13:00 1 day £6/3 HC16/5937

Parents Toolkit: Help your child cope with disturbed

sleep patterns

Venue: Wood Green Learning Centre

Start Date Day of course Time Duration Fee (std/conc.) Course code

02 Nov 2016 Wed 10:00-13:00 1 day £6/3 HC16/5938

09 Feb 2017 Thu 10:00-13:00 1 day £6/3 HC16/5939

Parents Toolkit: How to deal with your child’s

challenging behaviour

Venue: Wood Green Learning Centre

Start Date Day of course Time Duration Fee (std/conc.) Course code

09 Nov 2016 Wed 10:00-13:00 1 day £6/3 HC16/5940

23 Feb 2017 Thu 10:00-13:00 1 day £6/3 HC16/5941

Parents Toolkit: Building strong and secure families

Venue: Wood Green Learning Centre

Start Date Day of course Time Duration Fee (std/conc.) Course code

16 Nov - 07 Dec 2016 Wed 10:00-13:00 3 Wks £18/9 HC16/5942

02 Mar - 16 Mar 2017 Thu 10:00-13:00 3 Wks £18/9 HC16/5943

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Wellbeing

Welcome

This programme of short courses aims to encourage you to take time for yourself and find

the power within you to improve and maintain your wellbeing. You learn simple techniques

and ways to help you live a more harmonious and balanced life. You learn to find out what

you want and how to get there. Workshops are delivered using a coaching framework.

Participants on the workshop need to be willing to change positively.

Wellbeing Toolkit: Mindfulness

Venue: Wood Green Learning Centre

Start Date Day of course Time Duration Fee (std/conc.) Course code

29 Sep 2016 Thu 13:00-16:00 1 day £6/3 HC16/5944

11 Jan 2017 Wed 10:00-13:00 1 day £6/3 HC16/5945

Wellbeing Toolkit: How to deal with your anxiety

and fears

Venue: Wood Green Learning Centre

Start Date Day of course Time Duration Fee (std/conc.) Course code

06 Oct 2016 Thu 13:00-16:00 1 day £6/3 HC16/5946

18 Jan 2017 Wed 10:00-13:00 1 day £6/3 HC16/5947

Different Strokes provide services, on a self-organised, voluntary basis, which help

enhance mobility, boost confidence and reduce the sense of isolation experienced

by stroke survivors. Their aim is to help stroke survivors of working age optimise their

recovery, take control of their lives and regain as much independence as possible,

including returning to work.

HALS has previously worked with Different Strokes to support group activities

provided by experienced and professional tutors: For information contact

Contact HALS on 0208 489 2596/2523

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Wellbeing Toolkit: Coping with daily pressures

Venue: Wood Green Learning Centre

Start Date Day of course Time Duration Fee (std/conc.) Course code

13 Oct 2016 Thu 13:00-16:00 1 day £6/3 HC16/5948

25 Jan 2017 Wed 10:00-13:00 1 day £6/3 HC16/5949

Wellbeing Toolkit: Managing your anger

Venue: Wood Green Learning Centre

Start Date Day of course Time Duration Fee (std/conc.) Course code

20 Oct 2016 Thu 13:00-16:00 1 day £6/3 HC16/5950

01 Feb 2017 Wed 10:00-13:00 1 day £6/3 HC16/5951

Wellbeing Toolkit: Building self esteem and self

confidence

Venue: Wood Green Learning Centre

Start Date Day of course Time Duration Fee (std/conc.) Course code

03 Nov 2016 Thu 13:00-16:00 1 day £6/3 HC16/5952

08 Feb 2017 Wed 10:00-13:00 1 day £6/3 HC16/5953

Wellbeing Toolkit: Assertiveness

Venue: Wood Green Learning Centre

Start Date Day of course Time Duration Fee (std/conc.) Course code

10 Nov 2016 Thu 13:00-16:00 1 day £6/3 HC16/5954

22 Feb 2017 Wed 10:00-13:00 1 day £6/3 HC16/5955

Wellbeing Toolkit: How to coach yourself

Venue: Wood Green Learning Centre

Start Date Day of course Time Duration Fee (std/conc.) Course code

17 Nov - 08 Dec 2016 Thu 13:00-16:00 3 Wks £6/3 HC16/5957

01 Mar 2017 Wed 10:00-13:00 1 day £6/3 HC16/5958

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Welcome

Family Learning

Free classes

• Join a friendly class with mums, dads, grandparents and carers just like you!

• Mix with others and become more confident in speaking English and using

everyday maths

• Support your children to learn through play and throughout their education

• Help your children develop English and maths skills to help them succeed

Ask for details at HALS reception, pick up a leaflet or call HALS Family Learning on 020

8489 2500 /2596

HALS Family Learning is specifically for parents and carers and takes place in selected

children’s centres and schools in Haringey. As mums, dads, granddads, grandmas,

aunties, uncles and carers, you are your child’s most important teachers. If you come

from another country you may not feel confident in English yet and do not understand

the UK education system well. Family Learning will help you develop your speaking and

listening skills and introduce you to what your child is learning so that you can support

them with much more confidence. You will receive a HALS Certificate of Achievement

when you attend and complete a Family Learning course.

New for 2016-17:

Children’s Centres Learning Hubs

Children’s Centres Learning Hubs provide information and coordinate the children’s

centres’ adult learning offer in each area. There are four hubs across Haringey covering

the five Children’s Centres’ planning areas: Welbourne, Rowland Hill, Woodside and

Downhills Site.

Various Children’s Centres offer parents and carers looking after children under 5 the

opportunity to join HALS Learning English Through Play and Story Telling courses.

In the Learning English Through Play courses you will discover how to speak, listen and

support your child as they have fun in the Stay & Play. Story Telling courses are available

at Rowland Hill Children’s Centre to help you learn how to engage your child with books,

toys, props and activities. You may then decide to develop your English on an ESOL

course locally through the WEA. Enrolments will be held in September and October

and then at other dates to be announced. Some courses may take place at other local

venues as advised by each Learning Hub. Contact details of all Haringey Children’s

Centres can be found on the following Website:

http://www.haringey.gov.uk/children-and-families/childcare-and-early-years/

childrens-centres

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Local School Family Learning Hub

The Learning Centre at Risley Avenue Primary School will be open to parents from other

local schools to join HALS Family Learning courses specifically designed to help you support

children from Reception to Year 2. You will learn about the school curriculum and develop

your own English communication and maths skills at the same time. Parenting classes may

also be available on certain dates. For up-to-date details please call HALS on 020 8489 2500

/2596 and ask for Family Learning or pick up a leaflet at HALS reception.

What Next after Family Learning?

You will be supported by Family Learning tutors to continue on your learning journey. They

may encourage you to enrol on an accredited HALS ESOL, English, Maths or Computer

course and work towards a nationally recognised qualification at our Wood Green Learning

Centre (N22) or at Northumberland Park Community School (N17).

Past learners have also joined the HALS Volunteering Scheme to help other learners and

others have recently found employment in local shops and schools. Two learners won

best Family Learning and Wider Family Learning awards respectively at the HALS Learner

Celebration of Achievement Event at the Haringey Civic Centre in June 2016 for their

inspiring life-changing stories. You could be our 2017 winner!

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ESOL

Welcome

Translations are available for ESOL pages at Wood Green Library, 2nd Floor

Reception.

English for Speakers of Other Languages

ESOL courses are designed for people whose first language is not English. We offer

courses at all levels. Each course will help you study at a level that is appropriate for you,

and aims to:

• Help you to cope better with everyday life in the UK.

• Develop your English skills to get a job or improve your work prospects.

• Provide you with a qualification in English.

• Enable you to progress to an academic or vocational course.

What do we offer?

• English classes at our main sites from Basic Beginners

Pre-Entry level to Upper Intermediate level 1.

• ESOL for Work Entry 3/Level 1

• English classes at schools and some Haringey Libraries.

• Class sizes of not more than 14 people.

• Morning, afternoon or evening classes.

• The opportunity to develop your speaking, listening, reading, writing,

grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, computing and study skills.

• Citizenship, British values, employability, and safeguarding

are embedded in most ESOL courses.

• Skills support classes for students at Entry levels to

help you improve your English language skills.

• A Skills for Life qualification at the end of the course

covering reading, writing, listening and speaking.

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Who are ESOL courses for?

If you are a citizen of the UK or a country within the European Economic Area or

have lived in either for at least the last three years then you should be eligible for UK

government funding for your ESOL course.

People with certain types of immigration status such as refugee status, discretionary,

exceptional or indefinite leave to enter or to remain and their family members are also

usually eligible.

Are the courses free?

Yes, if you are studying on an accredited course and you are receiving Universal

Credit, Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) or Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) and

National Insurance Credits

How much do courses cost?

Learners who are studying on accredited courses and are in receipt of Income Support,

Working Tax Credit, or Council Tax, or Housing Benefit etc must pay £2.75 per hour. If you do

not meet one of the above criteria, HALS ESOL courses will be charged at £4.50 per hour.

Learners who are studying on non – accredited courses and in receipt of Universal Credit,

Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) or Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) and National

Insurance Credits and are in the work – related activity group (WRAG) must pay £1.50 per

hour. If you do not meet one of the above criteria, HALS ESOL courses will be charged at

£3.00 per hour.

Exam fees:

All learners must pay for exams

(£30 for Speaking & Listening Mode, £15 for each Reading & Writing Modes except

those learners in receipt of JSA, ESA, Universal Credit and National Insurance Credits.

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Entry levels

Welcome

Basic

Beginners

Pre – Entry

Beginners

Entry 1

Lower

Intermediate

Entry 2

Intermediate

Entry 3

Upper Intermediate

Level 1

Further Education

Employment

Voluntary Sector

HALS

Mainstream courses

Crèche Fees

We offer crèche facilities at

Northumberland Park School. A standard

charge of £1 per session is made, £0.50

per session to those on benefits. Places

must be booked and paid for at enrolment.

Progression

Each level is divided into three stages over

the academic year, although students may

join a class at the beginning of any term.

Most students remain at a level for a year

before progressing to the next.

Once you have reached Level 1, there are

opportunities to progress to other HALS

courses, further education, volunteering

or employment.

Where and when can I study?

Mornings

9.30-12.00 or 10.00-12.30

• Wood Green Learning Centre

• Northumberland Park School

Afternoons

13.00-15.30

• Wood Green Learning Centre

• Northumberland Park School

Evenings

18.00-20.30

• Wood Green Learning Centre

Find out more

To discuss your options, or book a place

on one of the enrolment days or weekly

assessment sessions, please contact

HALS on 020 8489 2500

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When can I Enrol?

How do I start?

All students must take an initial assessment test before joining a class to enrol them on the

most appropriate course.

ESOL enrolment days are held at Wood Green Learning Centre at various times throughout

the year (see the latest HALS Course Guide for forthcoming dates and times). In addition,

weekly assessment sessions take place at Wood Green Learning Centre. These are by

appointment only. ESOL enrolment days and weekly assessment sessions are held at Wood

Green Learning Centre.

Dates and times include:

Autumn Term

05/09/16 10:00 - 17:00

06/09/16 10:00 - 19:00

07/09/16 10:00 - 19:00

08/09/16 10:00 - 19:00

12/09/16 10:00 - 19:00

13/09/16 10:00 - 19:00

14/09/16 10:00 - 19:00

15/09/16 10:00 - 19:00

Spring term

03/01/17 10:00 - 17:00

04/01/17 10:00 - 19:00

05/01/17 10:00 - 19:00

09/01/17 10:00 - 19:00

10/01/17 10:00 - 19:00

11/01/17 10:00 - 19:00

12/01/17 10:00 - 19:00

Summer Term

18/04/17 10:00 - 17:00

19/04/17 10:00 - 19:00

20/04/17 10:00 - 19:00

24/04/17 10:00 - 19:00

25/04/17 10:00 - 19:00

26/04/17 10:00 - 19:00

27/04/17 10:00 - 19:00

21/04/16 10:00 - 19:00

Term Dates

Autumn Term

19 Sep - 16 Dec 2016

Half Term: 24 Oct – 28 Oct

2016

Spring Term

16 Jan - 31 Mar 2017

Half Term: 13 - 17 Feb

2017

Spring Term

02 May- 21July 2017

Half Term: 29 May - 02

June 2017

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Welcome

Learners with Health Problems

Learning Difficulties or

Disabilities

We do not have specialist support but

please let us know if you have a specific

learning difficulty, health condition or

mental health difficulty and need help to

study at HALS.

We will do our best to make reasonable

arrangements, within our resources, for

you to benefit, from your learning with us.

We would like to meet with you and your

Support Worker (if you have one) to

discuss your needs before you apply for

a course.

If you have a support worker please ask

her /him to contact us by email

Halslearnersupport@haringey.gov.uk

Tutors can also discuss the possibility

of any allowances that can be made

when working towards an accredited

qualification with the awarding body.

We will deal with anything you tell us with

sensitivity and in strictest confidence

and nothing will be passed on to others

without your consent. If we are unable

to make reasonable adjustments, we

will do our best to put you in touch with

another organisation that can.

If you need help with anything

else then please talk to us as we

have links to a number of different

organisations so we can also refer

you to other organisations if you

need specialist advice or support.

If we are aware of your individual needs

ahead of enrolment, your tutor will help

you identify how the course materials

can be adapted early.

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Learner Support

We can provide support and advice to HALS

learners on almost anything related to

learning and employment.

Here are just a few ways that we can support

you during your course at HALS:

• Accessing the internet and

learning resources

• Helping you to complete

homework tasks

• Developing your study skills

• Looking at job market Information

• Carrying out job searches, completing

job applications and CV writing

• Exploring your options after your

course and planning your next steps

• Applying for further and

higher education courses

• Preparing for job and course interviews

• Finding and applying for volunteering

opportunities

HALS has worked closely with Business

in the Community (BITC) to help our

learners to explore self employment

options and also help other employment

options with Haringey Employment

Support Team (HEST) who provide

access to local job vacancies and support

people through the application and

interview process.

‘Bridges to Birkbeck is working

collaboratively with HALS to promote

higher educational options to Haringey

residents to enhance new skills, change

career or for better employment

opportunities. To speak to someone

about Bridges To Birkbeck

contact Faith Williams by email:

f.williams@bbk.ac.uk

Open Learning Centre (OLC)

The Open Learning Centre is a

dedicated space for HALS learners to

access computers, online resources

and learner support provided by

the learner support team to help

you progress on your course and to

explore career options.

The OLC is open five days a week

during term time

‘I am grateful to HAL’s team

who helped me to apply

for a grant and now it has

been accepted. This means

my place for my LLM at the

Birkbeck School of Law is

secured. The Team has been

very helpful, professional

and friendly which makes

the best experience you

could possibly have.’

Ozlem J Edren (HALS Learner)

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Volunteering

Beverley enrolled onto a HALS course as a recommendation

by her GP to improve her health and wellbeing.

‘Being a HALS volunteer has allowed me to gain confidence

within myself, the staff are very supportive, atmosphere

is very friendly. I call HALS my home from home. It is very

rewarding to see learners progress and achieve something

they thought impossible and I am proud to be a part of that.’

Beverley Mason (HALS learner and volunteer).

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Volunteering can enable you to learn new skills, meet new people

and gain valuable experience that you can take into your future

career. It also gives you the opportunity to explore an area of work

that is of interest to you or try something completely different!

Haringey Adult Learning Service is offering volunteering

opportunities in a wide range of educational contexts. These

include helping in classrooms especially on the English, maths

and Computer programmes, also supporting learners who use

the Open Learning Centre to access online resources to help

with independent study. There may be other skill development

opportunities within the organisation which

can be explored.

If you are:

• passionate about education

and community learning

• enthusiastic about promoting

and championing learning

• interested in using your skills,

knowledge and experience to

make a change for yourself

and wider community

• keen to gain new skills,

experience and qualifications

• interested in enhancing your CV and

developing wider confidence and

presentation skills

Then we want to hear from you.

Contact HALS on 0208 489

2596/2523


Where to find us

1 Wood Green Learning Centre

2nd Floor, Central Library,

Wood Green N22 6XD

Tel: 020 8489 2596/2523

29, 67, 121, 123, 141, 144, 184, 221,

230, W3, W4

Wood Green

Alexandra Park

Car parking is available after 18.00.

2 Northumberland Park School

Learning Centre

Trulock Road, N17 OPG

Tel: 020 8801 0091

144, 259, 279, 349, 318, 341, 476, W3

Seven Sisters

Northumberland Park

Car parking available.

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We deliver a range

of free workshops,

information sessions

and subject taster days

to help raise awareness

of the opportunities

available to prospective

learners.

We also recognise that

making a commitment to

study is difficult for people

to do. So, we have designed

a whole series of toe-dipping

experiences at Birkbeck

which support people into

taking a step towards

discovering and following

their educational goals.

Over the summer, beginning

in June, Birkbeck will be

running an ongoing series

of free events at the 639

Enterprise Centre.

All of our workshops and

talks are free. You can

register by visiting

bbk.ac.uk/bridges

If you would like to speak

to someone about any of

these activities or would

like further advice, contact

Faith Williams, Birkbeck

Outreach Officer:

Birkbeck@haringey.gov.uk

020 8489 2228

Tottenham Perks

Coffee Morning,

Blooming Scent Café

Tuesdays, 9.30–11.30am

Those attending this coffee

morning will be able to meet with

specialist staff offering career and

educational advice. Each session

will explore pathways to university

and beyond.

Learners’ Lounge

Wednesdays 4-–6.30pm

This drop-in service provides a

space to chat with staff from

Birkbeck and other education

providers, who can answer

questions about how to go about

accessing higher education and

career pathways. Each week’s

theme will be based upon areas

of interest people wish to explore

further, including academic skills,

career mapping, application

support, maths, and a new study

space for those looking for a

supportive learning environment.

Tottenham Summer

of Learning

Wednesdays 6–8.30pm

This summer, the Learners’

Lounge will have extended activity

taking place between. These

sessions will be hosted by guest

lectures and speakers presenting

thought provoking topics for

discussion. Topics range from

Business Studies to Community

Development. All are welcome!

Future Focus

Fourth Wednesday of the

month (22 June, 27 July,

24 August, 28 September)

Whether you’re feeling stuck in

your current job or are looking to

fast-track your progression, this

workshop is designed to help you

explore how further study can

have a positive impact on your

future career. This workshop will

help you:

n Gain a more in-depth

understanding of yourself

to better inform your career

decisions

n Learn about your skills,

personality, values and

motivations

n Apply this knowledge of yourself

to different career options

n Know how to find out

whether the course(s) you are

considering is a stepping stone

to the career you want, including

information about the graduate

destinations of Birkbeck

students to inspire you.

Step into university:

Higher Education

Introductory Studies

in Business

As part of the initiative, Birkbeck

is offering residents who

participate the opportunity

to progress onto its Higher

Education Introductory Studies

(HEIS) course, a fast-track

programme designed to facilitate

entry to university. Students who

undertake this course will also be

offered £2000 bursaries towards

their study. Course starts this

September.

London’s only specialist provider of evening higher education.

Prestigious University of London qualifications. World-class research environment.

Ranked number 1 for quality of overall student experience*.

* National Student Surveys 2014


FREE

WORKSHOPS,

EVENTS

AND

ACTIVITIES

Bridges to

Birkbeck

YOUR JOURNEY TO

UNIVERSITY STARTS HERE

Bringing educational options

to people living and working

in Haringey

LONDON’S

EVENING

UNIVERSITY

bbk.ac.uk/

bridges

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