Courses

We have a range of upcoming courses below. Please contact us to learn more or register. You can also book an event or course through our Eventbrite page

Courses Directory

Age groups
5-8
9-16
11-16
Adults

Learning for Children

ACS Online Saturday School (Ongoing)

Due to COVID -19, we are continuing to run our Saturday School online from July until it is safe for in-person education to resume back in class. 

Online Saturday School is for children in Year 4 – Year 10, every Saturday between 10 am – 3.30 pm.

To view the timetable please visit this: https://bit.ly/acsonlinesaturdayschooltimetable and to sign up please check https://forms.office.com/r/dTaJC5LMbv

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Talk About It Tuesday: My Well-being and Me (Starts June 2021)

12 - 18-year-olds join ACS & First Steps every Tuesday between 5-6PM from 1st June - 29th June 2021 for our Talk About It Tuesday: My Wellbeing and Me an interactive online workshops covering wellbeing to mindfulness and relaxation. Sign up at https://forms.office.com/r/gCHMiCiA1t or by calling either ACS or First Steps on 02070147135 or email office@acschool.org.uk.

What is it?

A five-session online interactive workshop for teenagers aged 11 to 18 years old.
Our wellbeing affects how we think, feel and act. These workshops aim to give you a greater understanding of the mind and emotions, and to equip you with tools and strategies for mental health and wellbeing.

When is it?

1. The Five Areas of Wellbeing Tues 01/06/2021 | 5-6PM
2. Understanding Emotions - Tues, 08/06/2021 | 5-6PM
3. Thinking Traps - Tues, 15/06/2021 | 5-6PM
4. Healthy Habits - Tues, 22/06/2021 | 5-6PM
5.. Mindfulness and relaxation - Tues, 29/06/2021 | 5-6PM

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Family Arts & Crafts with ACS

Join as a family to discover a new approach to arts & crafts and explore various techniques. Find out how fun activities can inspire your creativity and improve your wellbeing

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Adult learning

FREE Empowerment for Parents Course

Experience a life-changing 10 weeks free course for parents with children aged 5 years & above.

Starts from 18th May 2021 for 10 weeks
Every Thursday from 10 am - 1 pm

Location: Zoom or Microsoft Teams [TBC]

Topics include:

  • Identity & Culture
  • Parent-Child - Relationships
  • Setting Boundaries
  • Personal Well-being
  • Local Community

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FREE Accredited ICT Course E3 (Distance Learning Course)

Interested in updating or gaining invaluable IT Skills?

Starts from 3rd May 2021 for 8 weeks

Every Monday 10 am - 1 pm

What will I learn from the course?

  • Using ICT learn how to carry out straightforward tasks in a range of vocational contexts
  • Improve IT skills
  • Gain a professional qualification pending successful completion of the course

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Accredited Functional Skills English E3 ( FREE Online Course)

Starts 30th April Every Monday & Wednesday 10AM - 2PM

Want to improve your punctuation, spelling, sentence, writing and grammar skills?

Over the course of 8 weeks join us on a free accredited course that enables you to pick up invaluable English skills helping you operate confidently, effectively and independently in education, work and everyday life.

What are the benefits of the course? What work is involved in gaining the qualification?

This qualification contains one mandatory unit (comprising three components – Reading, Writing and Speaking, Listening and Communicating, all of which must be achieved at the same level).

give learners the opportunity to:

  • Develop an understanding of Functional Skills English at Entry Levels 1, 2 and 3
  • develop their skills and competences in English
  • achieve a nationally recognised qualification
  • prepare for employment
  • progress to further study.

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Accredited Functional Skills Maths E3 ( FREE Online Course)

Improve your Maths skills over the course of 15 weeks and beyond

Starts 15th January 2021

Develop basic maths skills over the course of 15 weeks and beyond and gain a functional skills qualification in maths at Entry level 3.

Every Friday 10am - 2pm

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Accredited ICT Course L1(Distance Learning Course)

Update or gain invaluable accredited IT skills over an 12 weeks period and beyond

Interested in updating or gaining invaluable IT Skills?

Starts from 10th March 2021 for 12 weeks

Every Tuesday & Wednesday from 10 am - 1 pm

What will I learn from the course?

  • Using ICT learn how to carry out straightforward tasks in a range of vocational contexts
  • Improve IT skills
  • Gain a professional qualification pending successful completion of the course

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Level 1 Accredited Functional Skills English ( FREE Online Course)

Improve your English skills over the course of 9 weeks and beyond

Improve your English skills over the course of 9 weeks and beyond

Over the course of 9 weeks join us on a free accredited course that enables you to pick up invaluable English skills helping you operate confidently, effectively and independently in education, work and everyday life.

This course is for people who want to gain a Functional Skills qualification.

You will complete three exams: reading, writing and SLC (speaking, listening and communication) to gain the full qualification. The course covers everything you need to know to pass the exam. You will need to attend lessons regularly online and complete homework in your own time.

Entry requirements

To complete an online pre-course assessment to ensure you are placed in the correct course.

Accreditation

Accredited by NCFE

What are the benefits of the course? What work is involved in gaining the qualification?

This qualification contains one mandatory unit (comprising three components – Reading, Writing and Speaking, Listening and Communicating, all of which must be achieved at the same level).

give learners the opportunity to:

  • Develop an understanding of Functional Skills English at Levels 1
  • develop their skills and competences in English
  • achieve a nationally recognised qualification
  • prepare for employment
  • progress to further study.

See course leaflet

Accredited Functional Skills Maths E3 ( FREE Online Course)

Improve your Maths skills over the course of 15 weeks and beyond

About this Event

Develop basic maths skills over the course of 15 weeks and beyond and gain a functional skills qualification in maths at Entry level 3.

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L1 Functional Maths Accredited (Online) or In Person Course

Improve your Maths skills over the course of 15 weeks and beyond

 

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FREE Accredited ICT Course E3 Evening Online Course

Interested in updating or gaining invaluable IT Skills?

Starts from March 2021 Every Monday & Tuesday from 5 - 7 pm

What will I learn from the course?

  • Using ICT learn how to carry out straightforward tasks in a range of vocational contexts
  • Improve IT skills
  • Gain a professional qualification pending successful completion of the course

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FREE Accredited L2 ICT Online Course

Update  or gain invaluable accredited IT skills over an 21 weeks period and beyond

Interested in updating or gaining invaluable IT Skills?

Starts from 22nd April 2021

Every Thursday & Friday from 10 am - 1 pm

What will I learn from the course?

  • Using ICT learn how to carry out straightforward tasks in a range of vocational contexts
  • Improve IT skills
  • Gain a professional qualification pending successful completion of the course

See course leaflet

ACS Online PC Maintenance Free Course

Improve your skills in Computer Maintenance Training

Starts March 6th 2021 for 4 weeks

You will learn the following:

  • Understanding The Components Of A PC
  • System optimization techniques
  • Software installation /
  • Anti-virus procedures / Explore how to fight malware
  • Memory and data management
  • PC hardware installation
  • Recognize how to install updates and improve PC performance.
  • Recognize how to apply account security

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NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care

Interested in launching a career in  Adult Social care?  Enrol on ACS Free NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care

Enrol on Free NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care

You will get a good introduction to a variety of topics fundamental to working in adult social care. The course focuses on your professional knowledge and your language skills to help you find work in the rewarding Health and Social Care sector.

All applicants must be at least 18 years or over

To apply join us for an Initial Assessment day on Monday 12th April 2021

Class will run every Mondays and Thursdays

Time: 10am to 3pm

Study Location: Online via Microsoft Teams

Progression routes: Level 3 Diploma in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care

How do I ensure I receive a certificate of course completion?

To complete successful enrolment and be issued a certificate of completion please:

1. Fill out the enrolment Employment, Skills & Adult Learning Enrolment Form

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Online Accredited Functional Skills English Level 2 Course

Start date: 21st April 2021 to end 28th July 2021

Time & Day: 10am to 2pm Course will run every Monday

Study Location: Online via Microsoft Teams

Info

Improve your English skills over the course of 9 weeks and beyond

This course is for people who want to gain a Functional Skills qualification.

You will complete three exams: reading, writing and SLC (speaking, listening and communication) to gain the full qualification. The course covers everything you need to know to pass the exam. You will need to attend lessons regularly online and complete homework in your own time.

Entry requirements

To complete an online pre-course assessment to ensure you are placed in the correct course.

Accreditation

Accredited by NCFE

What are the benefits of the course? What work is involved in gaining the qualification?

This qualification contains one mandatory unit (comprising three components – Reading, Writing and Speaking, Listening and Communicating, all of which must be achieved at the same level).

give learners the opportunity to:

  • Develop an understanding of Functional Skills English at Levels 2
  • develop their skills and competences in English
  • achieve a nationally recognised qualification
  • prepare for employment
  • progress to further study.

See course leaflet

ACS NVR Parenting Programme - Expression of Interest

This is a free 12 weeks culturally approach course targeting African and Caribbean parents

Starts week commencing 7th June either:

  1. Mondays 1 -3PM
  2. Thursday 5pm – 7pm

What is NVR?

  • NVR is an approach to helping parents and carers to develop strategies for managing children or young people’s destructive or violent behaviours whilst focusing on (re)-building the relationship with them. It also supports caring

Criteria to join

  1. For parents of children aged 9 years and above
  2. Aimed at parents from Hackney only.
  3. Booking required-
  4. Referrals accepted

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Functional Skills English Level 1 and 2 ( FREE Online Course)

Improve your English skills over the course of 9 weeks and beyond

Start date: 24rd April 2021

Time & Day: 10am to 2.30pm every Friday

Study Location: Online via Microsoft Teams

Improve your English skills over the course of 9 weeks and beyond

This course is for people who want to gain a Functional Skills qualification.

You will complete three exams: reading, writing and SLC (speaking, listening and communication) to gain the full qualification. The course covers everything you need to know to pass the exam. You will need to attend lessons regularly online and complete homework in your own time.

Entry requirements

To complete an online pre-course assessment to ensure you are placed in the correct course.

Accreditation

Accredited by NCFE

What are the benefits of the course? What work is involved in gaining the qualification?

This qualification contains one mandatory unit (comprising three components – Reading, Writing and Speaking, Listening and Communicating, all of which must be achieved at the same level).

give learners the opportunity to:

  • Develop an understanding of Functional Skills English at Levels 1 & Level 2
  • develop their skills and competences in English
  • achieve a nationally recognised qualification
  • prepare for employment
  • progress to further study.

See course leaflet

Scrapbook Story Family Learning Course

Join our free 6-week online Scrapbooking course. Get creative telling your family story through pictures. Have fun learning new techniques

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