Thurrock Adult Community College

Courses

Full course outlines for all the courses listed below can be found in our brochure.

Levels

Some courses are provided at different levels. These are:

  • Pre-Entry and Entry Level 1, 2 and 3 – these levels have no formal entry requirements and provide essential skills for anyone who wishes to get a basic knowledge of a subject
  • Level 1 (beginners) – this level offers a broad introduction with a chance develop practical skills and gain a first-step qualification
  • Level 2 (intermediate) – this level is equivalent to a GCSE, offering a chance develop a higher practical skills plus essential professional and personal skills
  • Level 3+ (advanced) – this level is a chance to develop in-depth knowledge, take responsibility for tasks, and gain a qualification that attract UCAS points for progression onto higher education

Fees

The tables below show the basic fees for each course, along with lower concessionary fees and qualification fees ('qual fee') where applicable.

Fees marked with a '(1)' are concessionary rates for learners over 65 or those in receipt of state benefits. Fees marked with a '(2)' are free for those who receive work-related unemployment benefits and employed or self-employed learners on a low income and 19 to 23 year-olds. Concessionary rates are only on offer to those who meet residency criteria – full details are given in the brochure.

Bookkeeping and Accounts courses

Course Code Day, date, times and sessions Fees
Bookkeeping: Introduction 1300GY190 Thursdays, starting 03/10/2019,
9:30am to 11:30am, 4 sessions
£15
Bookkeeping: Introduction 1300GY191 Wednesdays, starting 15/01/2020,
6:30pm to 8:30pm, 4 sessions
£15
Bookkeeping: Level 1* 1310GY190 Thursdays, starting 14/11/2019,
9:30am to 12:30pm, 11 sessions
£160.05 /
free(2) /
qual. fee £83
Bookkeeping: Level 1* 1310GY191 Wednesdays, starting 26/02/2020,
6:30pm to 9:30pm, 11 sessions
£160.05 /
free(2) /
qual. fee £83
Bookkeeping: Level 1 – Fast Track* 1310GY192 Monday to Friday, starting 20/07/2020,
9:30am to 2:30pm, 5 sessions (1 week)
£121.25 /
free(2) /
qual. fee £83
Bookkeeping: Level 2* 1320GY190 Thursdays, starting 10/10/2019,
6:30pm to 9:30pm, 31 sessions
£451.05 /
free(2) /
qual. fee £144
Bookkeeping: Level 2 – Fast Track* 1320GY191 Thursdays, starting 27/02/2020,
9:30am to 2:30pm, 16 sessions
£388 /
free(2) /
qual. fee £144
Bookkeeping: Level 3* 1330GY190 Mondays, starting 16/09/2019,
9:30am to 12:30pm, 35 sessions (includes 3 Saturdays)
£1,265 /
qual. fee included
Accounting: Level 3* 1331GY190 Mondays, starting 16/09/2019,
9:30am to 2:30pm, 35 sessions (includes 3 Saturdays)
£2,500 /
qual. fee included
Sage: Computerised Accounts Level 1 Fast Track* 1311GY190 Monday to Friday, starting 20/07/2020,
9:30am to 2:30pm, 5 sessions (1 week)
£121.25 /
free(2) /
qual. fee £83
Sage Computerised Accounts: Level 2* 1321GY190 Tuesdays, starting 08/10/2019,
7pm to 9:30pm, 16 sessions
£194 /
free(2) /
qual. fee £96
Sage Computerised Accounts: Level 2* 1321GY191 Tuesdays, starting 10/03/2020,
7pm to 9:30pm, 16 sessions
£194 /
free(2) /
qual. fee £96
Sage Computerised Accounts: Level 2* 1321GY192 Fridays, starting 15/11/2019,
9:30am to 12:30pm, 13 sessions
£189.15 /
free(2) /
qual. fee £96
Tax Essentials: Self Assessments 1340GY190 Fridays, starting 15/11/2019,
12:30pm to 2:30pm, 2 sessions
£19.40 /
£12.80(1) /
free(2)
Tax Essentials: Self Assessments 1340GY191 Fridays, starting 13/03/2020,
12:30pm to 2:30pm, 2 sessions
£19.40 /
£12.80(1) /
free(2)

How to enrol or express an interest

Business and Administration qualification courses

Course Code Day, date, times and sessions Fees
Administration Skills: Introduction (Entry Level)* 1200GY190 Thursdays, starting 19/09/2019,
6:30pm to 9:30pm, 3 sessions
£43.65 /
free(2) /
qual. fee £23
Administration Skills: Level 1* 1210GY190 Thursdays, starting 10/10/2019,
6:30pm to 9:30pm, 10 sessions
£145 /
free(2) /
qual. fee £27
Administration Skills: Level 2* 1220GY190 Thursdays, starting 09/01/2020,
6:30pm to 9:30pm, 24 sessions
£349.20 /
free(2) /
qual. fee £57
Step into Work* 1202GY190 Thursdays, starting 14/11/2019,
12:30pm to 2:30pm, 11 sessions
£106.70 /
free(2) /
qual. fee £34
Logistics: Introduction* 1201GY190 Thursdays, starting 27/02/2020,
12:30pm to 2:30pm, 11 sessions
£106.70 /
free(2) /
qual. fee £34

How to enrol or express an interest

Business and Administration skills courses

Course Code Day, date, times and sessions Fees
HR: Introduction 1710GY190 Fridays, starting 17/01/2020,
9:30am to 12:15pm, 5 sessions
£66.69 /
£44(1) /
free(2)
How to Chair a Meeting 1732GY190 Tuesdays, starting 15/10/2019,
6:30pm to 9:30pm, 1 session
£14.55 /
£9.60(1) /
free(2)
Brave Conversations 1736GY190 Saturdays, starting 14/03/2020,
10am to 2pm, 1 session
£19.40 /
£12.80(1) /
free(2)
Build A Website in a Day with Wordpress 1450GY190 Fridays, starting 25/10/2019,
9:30am to 2:30pm, 1 session
£24.25 /
£16(1) /
free(2)
Starting your Business: Digital Marketing 1240GY190 Wednesdays, starting 08/01/2020,
6:30pm to 9pm, 3 sessions
£36.38 /
£24(1) /
free(2)
Starting your Business: Tax Returns 1240GY191 Wednesdays, starting 29/01/2020,
6:30pm to 9pm, 3 sessions
£36.38 /
£24(1) /
free(2)
Starting your Business: Excel Skills* 1240GY192 Wednesdays, starting 26/02/2020,
6:30pm to 9pm, 6 sessions
£72.75 /
free(2) /
qual. fee £23
Starting your Business: Documents* 1240GY193 Wednesdays, starting 22/04/2020,
6:30pm to 9:30pm, 5 sessions
£72.75 /
free(2) /
qual. fee £23
Starting your Business: Enterprise* 1240GY194 Wednesdays, starting 03/06/2020,
6:30pm to 9:30pm, 5 sessions
£72.75 /
free(2) /
qual. fee £23

How to enrol or express an interest

IT and Digital Skills qualification courses

Course Code Day, date, times and sessions Fees
IT: Introduction (Entry Level)* 1400GY190 Mondays, starting 23/09/2019,
9:30am to 12:30pm, 5 sessions
£72.75 /
free(2) /
qual. fee £23
IT: Beginners* 1400GY191 Mondays, starting 11/11/2019,
9:30am to 12:30pm, 15 sessions
£218.25 /
free(2) /
qual. fee £33
IT: Skills Level 1* 1410GY190 Wednesdays, starting 26/02/2020,
6:30pm to 9:30pm, 18 sessions
£261.90 /
free(2) /
qual. fee £34
IT: Skills Level 1 Fast-track* 1410GY191 Monday to Friday, starting 20/07/2020,
9:30am to 2:30pm, 5 sessions (1 week)
£121.25 /
free(2) /
qual. fee £34
IT: Skills Level 2 – ECDL* 1420GY190 Thursdays, starting 14/11/2019,
9:30am to 12:30pm, 24 sessions
£349.20 /
free(2) /
qual. fee £101
IT: Skills Level 2 – ECDL* 1420GY191 Tuesdays, starting 12/11/2019,
6:30pm to 9:30pm, 24 sessions
£349.20 /
free(2) /
qual. fee £101

How to enrol or express an interest

IT and Digital Skills non-qualification courses

Course Code Day, date, times and sessions Fees
Excel: Pivot Tables 1452GY190 Saturdays, starting 14/03/2020,
9:30am to 2:30pm, 1 session
£24.25 /
£16(1) /
free(2)
Excel: Advanced Functions 1452GY191 Saturdays, starting 25/04/2020,
9:30am to 2:30pm, 1 session
£24.25 /
£16(1) /
free(2)
Excel: Advanced Features 1452GY192 Saturdays, starting 16/05/2020,
9:30am to 2:30pm, 1 session
£24.25 /
£16(1) /
free(2)

How to enrol or express an interest

Health and Social Care courses

Course Code Day, date, times and sessions Fees
Health and Social Care: Introduction 1100GY190 Tuesdays, starting 24/09/2019,
7pm to 9:30pm, 2 sessions
£15
Health and Social Care: Level 1* 1110GY190 Wednesdays, starting 02/10/2019,
9:30am to 12:30pm, 10 sessions
£145.50 /
free(2) /
qual. fee £31
Health and Social Care: Level 2* 1120GY190 Fridays, starting 04/10/2019,
9:30am to 12:30pm, 26 sessions
£378.30 /
free(2) /
qual. fee £63
Health and Social Care: Level 2 Pre-Access* 1130GY190 Mondays, starting 23/09/2019,
9:30am to 2:30pm, 30 sessions
£970 /
qual. fee £105

How to enrol or express an interest

Counselling / Mental Well-being courses

Course Code Day, date, times and sessions Fees
Counselling / Mental Health: Introduction 1000GY191 Saturdays, starting 14/03/2020,
9:30am to 12:30pm, 1 session
£15
Counselling / Mental Health: Introduction 1000GY190 Thursdays, starting 05/12/2019,
9:30am to 12:30pm, 2 sessions
£15
Counselling: Level 1 Fast-track* 1010GY191 Monday to Friday, starting 20/07/2020,
9:30am to 2:30pm, 5 sessions (1 week)
£121.25 /
free(2) /
qual. fee £31
Counselling: Level 1* 1010GY190 Thursdays, starting 03/10/2019,
6:45pm to 9:45pm, 10 sessions
£145.50 /
free(2) /
qual. fee £31
Counselling: Level 2* 1020GY190 Thursdays, starting 09/01/2020,
9:30am to 2pm, 20 sessions
£436.50 /
free(2) /
qual. fee £61
Counselling: Level 3* 1030GY190 Wednesdays, starting 18/09/2019,
9:30am to 2:30pm, 35 sessions
£2,000 /
qual. fee included
Mental Well-being: Level 1* 1151GY190 Wednesdays, starting 08/01/2020,
1pm to 4pm, 3 sessions
£43.65 /
free(2) /
qual. fee £17
Mental Well-being: Level 1* 1151GY191 Wednesdays, starting 22/04/2020,
1pm to 4pm, 3 sessions
£43.65 /
free(2) /
qual. fee £17

How to enrol or express an interest

Childcare courses

Course Code Day, date, times and sessions Fees
Childcare: Introduction 1600GY190 Fridays, starting 04/10/2019,
9:30am to 2:30pm, 1 session
£15
Childcare: Introduction 1600GY191 Tuesdays, starting 28/01/2020,
6:30pm to 9:30pm, 1 session
£15
Childcare: Introduction 1600GY192 Saturdays, starting 14/03/2020,
9:30am to 12:30pm, 1 session
£15
Childcare: Level 1* 1610GY190 Thursdays, starting 14/11/2019,
9:30am to 12:30pm, 10 sessions
£145.50 /
free(2) /
qual. fee £53
Childcare: Level 1* 1610GY191 Tuesdays, starting 25/02/2020,
6:30pm to 9:30pm, 10 sessions
£145.50 /
free(2) /
qual. fee £53
Childcare: Level 1 Fast-Track* 1610GY192 Monday to Friday, starting 20/07/2020,
9:30am to 2:30pm, 5 sessions (1 week)
£121.25 /
free(2) /
qual. fee £53
Childcare: Level 2 Pre-Access* 1632GY190 Mondays, starting 23/09/2019,
9:30am to 2:30pm, 30 sessions
£1,075
advanced level loan available
Childcare: Level 2* 1620GY191 Fridays, starting 27/09/2019,
9:30am to 2:30pm, 30 sessions
£727.50 /
free(2) /
qual. fee £100
Childcare: Level 2 (including home study)* 1620GY190 Tuesdays, starting 24/09/2019,
6:45pm to 9:45pm, 30 sessions
£436.50 /
free(2) /
qual. fee £100
Childcare: Level 3* 1630GY190 Tuesdays, starting 24/09/2019,
9:30am to 2:30pm, 30 sessions
£2,500 /
qual. fee included

How to enrol or express an interest

Learning Support Assistant (LSA) training

Course Code Day, date, times and sessions Fees
LSA: Introduction 1530GY190 Wednesdays, starting 08/01/2020,
7pm to 9pm, 3 sessions
£15
LSA: Introduction (Intensive) 1530GY191 Saturdays, starting 14/03/2020,
9:30am to 12:30pm, 1 session
£15
LSA: Level 1* 1531GY190 Fridays, starting 04/10/2019,
9:30am to 12:30pm, 15 sessions
£218.25 /
free(2) /
qual. fee £21
LSA: Level 1* 1531GY191 Tuesdays, starting 01/10/2019,
6:30pm to 9:30pm, 15 sessions
£218.25 /
free(2) /
qual. fee £21
LSA: Level 1* 1531GY192 Wednesdays, starting 18/03/2020,
6:30pm to 9:30pm, 15 sessions
£218.25 /
free(2) /
qual. fee £21
LSA: Level 2* 1532GY192 Fridays, starting 20/09/2019,
9:30am to midday, 20 sessions
£242.50 /
free(2) /
qual. fee £51
LSA: Level 2* 1532GY190 Wednesdays, starting 25/09/2019,
6:30pm to 9pm, 20 sessions
£242.50 /
free(2) /
qual. fee £51
LSA: Level 2* 1532GY191 Wednesdays, starting 05/02/2020,
9:30am to 12:30pm, 20 sessions
£242.50 /
free(2) /
qual. fee £51

How to enrol or express an interest

Professional Development for Childcare, Education and Health / Social Care Professionals

Course Code Day, date, times and sessions Fees
Dyslexia Awareness: Level 2* 1170GY190 Thursdays, starting 23/04/2020,
midday to 2:30pm, 6 sessions
£72.75 /
free(2) /
qual. fee £17
Dyslexia Awareness: Level 2* 1170GY191 Thursdays, starting 09/01/2020,
midday to 2:30pm, 6 sessions
£72.75 /
free(2) /
qual. fee £17
Dyslexia Awareness: Level 2 Fast-track* 1170GY192 Monday to Friday, starting 20/07/2020,
9:30am to 12:30pm, 5 sessions (1 week)
£72.75 /
free(2) /
qual. fee £17
ADHD: Level 2* 1160GY190 Thursdays, starting 07/11/2019,
midday to 2:30pm, 6 sessions
£72.75 /
free(2) /
qual. fee £17
ADHD: Level 2* 1160GY191 Thursdays, starting 27/02/2020,
midday to 2:30pm, 6 sessions
£72.75 /
free(2) /
qual. fee £17
Dyspraxia Awareness: Level 2* 1171GY190 Thursdays, starting 07/11/2019,
3:30pm to 6pm, 5 sessions
£60.63 /
free(2) /
qual. fee £17
Autism Awareness workshop 1161GY190 Saturdays, starting 14/03/2020,
9:30am to 12:30pm, 1 session
£14.55 /
£9.60(1) /
free(2)
NLP: Introductory workshop 1734GY190 Wednesdays, starting 22/01/2020,
9:30am to 12:30pm, 1 session
£14.55 /
£9.60(1) /
free(2)

How to enrol or express an interest

Education and Training courses

Course Code Day, date, times and sessions Fees
Teaching Adults: Introduction 1500GY190 Saturdays, starting 28/03/2020,
9:30am to 2:30pm, 1 session
£15
Education And Training: Level 3* 1501GY190 Thursdays, starting 27/02/2020,
7pm to 9:30pm, 16 sessions
£500 /
qual. fee £53
SENCO in Early Years Settings: Level 3* 1631GY190 Tuesdays, starting 21/04/2020,
9:30am to 2:30pm, 5 sessions
£121.25 /
free(2) /
qual. fee £58

How to enrol or express an interest

English courses

Course Code Day, date, times and sessions Fees
Beginners – Reading / Writing* Wednesdays, start to be confirmed,
12:30pm to 2:30pm, 15 sessions
Free – please check your eligibility
Beginners – Reading / Writing* Tuesday to Friday, start to be confirmed,
9:30am to midday,
3 sessions
Free – please check your eligibility
Entry 1/2 – Boost* Mondays, start to be confirmed,
9:45am to midday,
14 sessions
Free – please check your eligibility
Entry 1/2 – Boost* Tuesday to Friday, start to be confirmed,
9:30am to midday,
3 sessions
Free – please check your eligibility
Entry 2 – Functional Skills* Wednesday and Friday, start to be confirmed,
12:15pm to 2:45pm, 15 sessions
Free – please check your eligibility
Entry 2/3 – Functional Skills* Wednesdays, start to be confirmed,
7pm to 9:30pm, 17 sessions
Free – please check your eligibility
Entry 3 – Functional Skills* Tuesday and Thursday, start to be confirmed,
9:30am to midday,
15 sessions
Free – please check your eligibility
Entry 3 – Functional Skills* Wednesday and Friday, start to be confirmed,
12:15pm to 2:45pm, 15 sessions
Free – please check your eligibility
Entry 3 – Functional Skills* Tuesday to Friday, start to be confirmed,
12:15pm to 2:45pm, 4 sessions
Free – please check your eligibility
Entry 3/Level 1 – Boost* Fridays, start to be confirmed,
12:45pm to 2:45pm, 15 sessions
Free – please check your eligibility
Entry 3/Level 1 – Boost* Monday to Friday, start to be confirmed,
9:30am to midday,
2 sessions
Free – please check your eligibility
Level 1 – Functional Skills* Tuesday and Thursday, start to be confirmed,
9:30am to midday,
15 sessions
Free – please check your eligibility
Level 1 – Functional Skills* Tuesday and Thursday, start to be confirmed,
12:15pm to 2:45pm, 15 sessions
Free – please check your eligibility
Level 1 – Functional Skills* Wednesdays, start to be confirmed,
9:30am to midday,
30 sessions
Free – please check your eligibility
Level 1 – Functional Skills* Tuesdays, start to be confirmed,
7pm to 9:30pm, 30 sessions
Free – please check your eligibility
Level 2 – Functional Skills* Wednesday and Friday, start to be confirmed,
9:30am to midday,
15 sessions
Free – please check your eligibility
Level 2 – Functional Skills* Tuesday and Thursday, start to be confirmed,
12:15pm to 2:45pm, 15 sessions
Free – please check your eligibility
Level 2 – Functional Skills* Thursdays, start to be confirmed,
7pm to 9:30pm, 30 sessions
Free – please check your eligibility
Level 2 – Functional Skills* Fridays, start to be confirmed,
12:15pm to 2:45pm, 30 sessions
Free – please check your eligibility
GCSE* Wednesday, start to be confirmed,
6:45pm to 9:45pm, 32 sessions (includes 3 Saturdays)
Free – please check your eligibility
GCSE* Friday, start to be confirmed,
9:30am to 12:30pm, 32 sessions (includes 3 Saturdays)
Free – please check your eligibility
GCSE Boost* Tuesdays, start to be confirmed,
7pm to 9:30pm, 11 sessions
Free – please check your eligibility
Get Ready for GCSE* Wednesdays, start to be confirmed,
7pm to 9:30pm, 4 sessions
Free – please check your eligibility
Get Ready for GCSE* Fridays, start to be confirmed,
9:30am to midday,
4 sessions
Free – please check your eligibility

How to enrol or express an interest

Maths courses

Course Code Day, date, times and sessions Fees
Entry 1 – Functional Skills* Mondays, start to be confirmed,
12:30pm to 2:30pm, 30 sessions
Free – please check your eligibility
Entry 2/3 – Boost* Mondays, start to be confirmed,
9:45am to midday,
14 sessions
Free – please check your eligibility
Entry 2/3 – Functional Skills* Tuesday and Thursday, start to be confirmed,
9:30am to midday,
15 sessions
Free – please check your eligibility
Entry 2/3 – Functional Skills* Thursdays, start to be confirmed,
7pm to 9:30pm, 17 sessions
Free – please check your eligibility
Level 1 – Functional Skills* Wednesday and Friday, start to be confirmed,
9:30am to midday,
15 sessions
Free – please check your eligibility
Level 1 – Functional Skills* Tuesday and Thursday, start to be confirmed,
12:15pm to 2:45pm, 15 sessions
Free – please check your eligibility
Level 1 – Functional Skills* Wednesdays, start to be confirmed,
7pm to 9:30pm, 10 sessions
Free – please check your eligibility
Level 1 – Functional Skills* Thursdays, start to be confirmed,
7pm to 9:30pm, 22 sessions
Free – please check your eligibility
Level 1 – Boost* Wednesdays, start to be confirmed,
12:30pm to 2:30pm, 15 sessions
Free – please check your eligibility
Level 2 – Functional Skills* Wednesday and Friday, start to be confirmed,
9:30am to midday,
15 sessions
Free – please check your eligibility
Level 2 – Functional Skills* Tuesday and Thursday, start to be confirmed,
12:15pm to 2:45pm, 15 sessions
Free – please check your eligibility
Level 2 – Functional Skills* Wednesdays, start to be confirmed,
7pm to 9:30pm, 22 sessions
Free – please check your eligibility
GCSE* Tuesday, start to be confirmed,
6:45pm to 9:45pm, 32 sessions (includes 3 Saturdays)
Free – please check your eligibility
Get Ready for GCSE* Tuesdays, start to be confirmed,
7pm to 9:30pm, 4 sessions
Free – please check your eligibility
Maths for ESOL Learners* Mondays, start to be confirmed,
9:45am to midday,
25 sessions
Free – please check your eligibility
Maths for ESOL Learners* Monday to Thursday, start to be confirmed,
9:30am to 12:30pm, 4 sessions
Free – please check your eligibility
Entry 1 – Money and Time* Monday and Wednesday, start to be confirmed,
12:30pm to 2:45pm, 3 sessions
Free – please check your eligibility
Entry 3 – Fractions* Thursday and Friday, start to be confirmed,
9:30am to 12:45pm, 2 sessions
Free – please check your eligibility
Level 1 – Decimal Skills* Tuesday and Thursday, start to be confirmed,
12:45pm to 2:45pm, 2 sessions
Free – please check your eligibility

How to enrol or express an interest

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) courses

Be part of your community in Thurrock. You can join a course at any time during the year but first need to book a skills check by calling 01375 372 476.

Course Code Day, date, times and sessions Fees
Pre-Entry* Mondays, starting September 2019,
9:30am to midday,
5 sessions
£60.63 /
free(2)
Pre-Entry* Mondays, starting November 2019,
9:30am to midday,
5 sessions
£60.63 /
free(2)
Pre-Entry* Mondays, starting January 2020,
9:30am to midday,
6 sessions
£72.75 /
free(2)
Pre-Entry* Mondays, starting February 2020,
9:30am to midday,
6 sessions
£72.75 /
free(2)
Pre-Entry* Mondays, starting April 2020,
9:30am to midday,
6 sessions
£72.75 /
free(2)
Entry 1 Grammar and Skills* Wednesdays, starting September 2019,
12:15pm to 2:pm, 15 sessions
£145.50 /
free(2)
Entry 1 Reading* Wednesdays, starting September 2019,
9:30am to midday,
15 sessions
£181.88 /
free(2) /
qual. fee £17
Entry 1 Reading* Thursdays, starting February 2020,
12:15pm to 2:45pm, 15 sessions
£181.88 /
free(2) /
qual. fee £17
Entry 1 Speaking and Listening* Tuesdays, starting September 2019,
9:30am to midday,
15 sessions
£181.88 /
free(2) /
qual. fee £33
Entry 1 Speaking and Listening* Fridays, starting February 2020,
12:15pm to 2:45pm, 15 sessions
£181.88 /
free(2) /
qual. fee £33
Entry 1 Writing* Thursdays, starting September 2019,
9:30am to midday,
15 sessions
£181.88 /
free(2) /
qual. fee £17
Entry 1 Writing* Tuesdays, starting February 2020,
12:15pm to 2:45pm, 15 sessions
£181.88 /
free(2) /
qual. fee £17
Entry 2 Grammar and Skills* Fridays, starting September 2019,
12:30pm to 2:30pm, 15 sessions
£145.50 /
free(2)
Entry 2 Reading* Thursdays, starting September 2019,
9:30am to midday,
15 sessions
£181.88 /
free(2) /
qual. fee £17
Entry 2 Reading* Tuesdays, starting February 2020,
9:30am to midday,
15 sessions
£181.88 /
free(2) /
qual. fee £17
Entry 2 Reading* Tuesdays, starting September 2019,
6:30pm to 9:45pm, 11 sessions
£173.39 /
free(2) /
qual. fee £17
Entry 2 Speaking and Listening* Tuesdays, starting September 2019,
9:30am to midday,
15 sessions
£181.88 /
free(2) /
qual. fee £33
Entry 2 Speaking and Listening* Thursdays, starting February 2020,
9:30am to midday,
15 sessions
£181.88 /
free(2) /
qual. fee £33
Entry 2 Speaking and Listening* Tuesdays, starting January 2020,
6:30pm to 9:45pm, 12 sessions
£189.15 /
free(2) /
qual. fee £33
Entry 2 Writing* Fridays, starting September 2019,
9:30am to midday,
15 sessions
£181.88 /
free(2) /
qual. fee £17
Entry 2 Writing* Wednesdays, starting February 2020,
9:30am to midday,
15 sessions
£181.88 /
free(2) /
qual. fee £17
Entry 2 Writing* Tuesdays, starting April 2020,
6:30pm to 9:45pm, 11 sessions
£173.39 /
free(2) /
qual. fee £17
Entry 3 and Grammar and Skills* Wednesdays, starting September 2019,
7pm to 9pm, 11 sessions
£106.70 /
free(2)
Entry 3 and Grammar and Skills* Wednesdays, starting January 2020,
7pm to 9pm, 11 sessions
£106.70 /
free(2)
Entry 3 and Grammar and Skills* Wednesdays, starting April 2020,
7pm to 9pm, 11 sessions
£106.70 /
free(2)
Entry 3 and Grammar and Skills* Fridays, starting September 2019,
12:15pm to 2:15pm, 15 sessions
£145.50 /
free(2)
Entry 3 Reading* Wednesdays, starting September 2019,
12:15pm to 2:45pm, 15 sessions
£181.88 /
free(2) /
qual. fee £17
Entry 3 Reading* Tuesdays, starting February 2020,
9:30am to midday,
15 sessions
£181.88 /
free(2) /
qual. fee £17
Entry 3 Reading* Thursdays, starting September 2019,
6:30pm to 9:45pm, 11 sessions
£173.39 /
free(2) /
qual. fee £17
Entry 3 Speaking and Listening* Tuesdays, starting September 2019,
12:15pm to 2:45pm, 15 sessions
£181.88 /
free(2) /
qual. fee £33
Entry 3 Speaking and Listening* Thursdays, starting February 2020,
9:30am to midday,
15 sessions
£181.88 /
free(2) /
qual. fee £33
Entry 3 Speaking and Listening* Thursdays, starting January 2020,
6:30pm to 9:45pm, 12 sessions
£189.15 /
free(2) /
qual. fee £33
Entry 3 Writing* Thursdays, starting September 2019,
12:15pm to 2:45pm, 15 sessions
£181.88 /
free(2) /
qual. fee £17
Entry 3 Writing* Fridays, starting February 2020,
9:30am to midday,
15 sessions
£181.88 /
free(2) /
qual. fee £17
Entry 3 Writing* Thursdays, starting April 2020,
6:30pm to 9:45pm, 11 sessions
£173.39 /
free(2) /
qual. fee £17
Entry 2 Intensive* Monday to Wednesday, starting June 2020,
Daytime, 3 sessions
£167.32 /
free(2) /
qual. fee £17
Entry 3/Level 1 Intensive* Wednesday to Friday, starting July 2020,
Daytime, 3 sessions
£167.32 /
free(2) /
qual. fee £17
Level 1/2 Reading* Tuesdays, starting February 2020,
12:15pm to 2:45pm, 15 sessions
£181.88 /
free(2) /
qual. fee £17
Level 1/2 Speaking and Listening* Wednesdays, starting February 2020,
12:15pm to 2:45pm, 15 sessions
£181.88 /
free(2) /
qual. fee £33
Level 1/2 Writing* Thursdays, starting February 2020,
12:15pm to 2:45pm, 15 sessions
£181.88 /
free(2) /
qual. fee £17
Maths for ESOL Learners* Mondays, starting November 2019,
10am to 12:15pm, 24 sessions
Free /
qual. fee free
Maths for ESOL Learners* Monday to Thursday, starting November 2019,
9:30am to 12:30pm, 4 sessions
Free /
qual. fee free

How to enrol or express an interest

Free WELL Programme for your Mental Health Well-being

To enrol in these sessions, first book onto an induction session with one of our well-being tutors. At this session you will be asked to complete a well-being questionnaire, talk about your learning goals and enrol. You will be able to ask questions and discuss concerns.

20-minute induction sessions are available at these times:

  • Monday 22 July 2019, 6 to 8:30pm
  • Wednesday 28 August 2019, 2 to 4pm
  • Thursday 5 September 2019, 5 to 9pm
  • Saturday 7 September 2019, 10am to midday
  • Wednesday 23 October 2019, 10am to midday
  • Wednesday 15 January 2020, 10am to midday
  • Wednesday 18 March 2020, 10am to midday
  • Wednesday 7 May 2020, 10am to midday
Course Code Day, date, times and sessions Fees
Mind Over Matters 6100GY190 Tuesdays, starting 17/09/2019,
6:45pm to 9pm, 6 sessions
Free – please check your eligibility
Soothing Sketching and Exploring Drawing 6212GY190 Wednesdays, starting 18/09/2019,
6:45pm to 9pm, 6 sessions
Free – please check your eligibility
Write Away: Express Yourself in Words 6213GY190 Wednesdays, starting 13/11/2019,
9:15am to 12:30pm, 4 sessions
Free – please check your eligibility
Eat Well Be Well 6000GY190 Wednesdays, starting 26/02/2020,
9:45am to midday,
6 sessions
Free – please check your eligibility
Calming Crafts 6211GY190 Thursdays, starting 27/02/2020,
3pm to 5:15pm, 6 sessions
Free – please check your eligibility
Trauma Sensitive: Yoga 6250GY190 Wednesdays, starting 06/05/2020,
2pm to 4:15pm, 6 sessions
Free – please check your eligibility
Lift your Mood: with Singing 6101GY190 Mondays, starting 01/06/2020,
9:45am to midday,
6 sessions
Free – please check your eligibility
Gardening: for Tranquillity 6240GY190 Thursdays, starting 04/06/2020,
9:45am to midday,
6 sessions
Free – please check your eligibility

How to enrol or express an interest

Free courses for Well-being

Course Code Day, date, times and sessions Fees
Self-Esteem 6260GY190 Wednesdays, starting 29/01/2020,
midday to 2pm, 1 session
Free – please check your eligibility
Self-Esteem: Recovery – Good To Be Me 6266GY191 Wednesdays, starting 26/02/2020,
midday to 2:30pm, 6 sessions
Free – please check your eligibility
Self-Esteem: Recovery – Good To Be Me 6266GY192 Mondays, starting 13/07/2020,
10am to 2pm, 4 sessions
Free – please check your eligibility
Confidence Building and Moving Forward – New Directions 6261GY190 Thursdays, starting 12/09/2019,
midday to 2:30pm, 7 sessions
Free – please check your eligibility
Confidence Building and Moving Forward – New Directions 6261GY191 Thursdays, starting 23/04/2020,
7pm to 9pm, 8 sessions
Free – please check your eligibility
Manage your Money: Make it work for you! 6400GY190 Thursdays, starting 09/01/2020,
10am to 12:30pm, 5 sessions
Free – please check your eligibility

How to enrol or express an interest

Free courses for Carers

Course Code Day, date, times and sessions Fees
Carers: Your Health Your Life (ages 19 and over) 6300GY190 Fridays, starting 13/09/2019,
10am to midday,
7 sessions
Free – please check your eligibility
Care 4 U: Course for Young Carers (ages 19 to 24) 6301GY191 Wednesdays, starting 25/09/2019,
10am to 1pm, 5 sessions
Free – please check your eligibility

How to enrol or express an interest

Free courses for Hearing Loss

Book a 15-minute induction for lip-reading by sending a text message to 07860 055 145.

Course Code Day, date, times and sessions Fees
Lip-reading and Managing Hearing Loss: Introduction* 6200GY190 Wednesdays, starting 25/09/2019,
10am to midday,
10 sessions
Free – please check your eligibility
Lip-reading and Managing Hearing Loss: Introduction* 6201GY191 Thursdays, starting 26/09/2019,
10am to midday,
10 sessions
Free – please check your eligibility
Lip-reading and Managing Hearing Loss: Beginners* 6201GY192 Thursdays, starting 16/01/2020,
10am to midday,
10 sessions
Free – please check your eligibility

How to enrol or express an interest

Yoga, Meditation and Mindfulness courses

Course Code Day, date, times and sessions Fees
Yoga: Beginners / Improvers 7051GY190 Wednesdays, starting 25/09/2019,
midday to 1:30pm, 5 sessions
£48.75 /
£30(1)
Yoga: Beginners / Improvers 7051GY191 Wednesdays, starting 25/09/2019,
6pm to 7:30pm, 5 sessions
£48.75 /
£30(1)
Yoga: Beginners / Improvers 7051GY192 Wednesdays, starting 15/01/2020,
10am to 11:30am, 5 sessions
£48.75 /
£30(1)
Yoga: Beginners / Improvers 7051GY193 Wednesdays, starting 26/02/2020,
midday to 1:30pm, 6 sessions
£58.50 /
£36(1)
Yoga: Beginners / Improvers 7051GY194 Wednesdays, starting 26/02/2020,
6pm to 7:30pm, 6 sessions
£58.50 /
£36(1)
Yoga: Beginners / Improvers 7051GY195 Wednesdays, starting 22/04/2020,
midday to 1:30pm, 8 sessions
£78 /
£48(1)
Yoga: Seated 6250GY191 Wednesdays, starting 15/01/2020,
midday to 1:30pm, 5 sessions
Free – please check your eligibility
Trauma Sensitive: Yoga – read the WELL programme details above to book an induction session 6250GY190 Wednesdays, starting 06/05/2020,
2pm to 4:15pm, 6 sessions
Free – please check your eligibility
Meditation and Mindfulness 7010GY190 Wednesdays, starting 04/12/2019,
10am to 1pm, 1 session
£13 /
£8(1)
Meditation 7010GY191 Wednesdays, starting 25/09/2019,
2pm to 3:30pm, 5 sessions
£48.75 /
£30(1)
Meditation 7010GY192 Wednesdays, starting 26/02/2020,
2pm to 3:30pm, 6 sessions
£58.50 /
£36(1)

How to enrol or express an interest

Art workshops and short courses

Check individual course outlines for details of materials that you must bring to these courses.

Course Code Day, date, times and sessions Fees
Learn to Use Charcoal 7530GY191 Wednesdays, starting 02/10/2019,
6:30pm to 9:30pm, 1 session
£19.50 /
£12(1)
Learn to use Experimental Mark Making 7530GY192 Wednesdays, starting 23/10/2019,
6:30pm to 9:30pm, 1 session
£19.50 /
£12(1)
Learn to use Collage and Mixed Media 7530GY193 Tuesdays, starting 11/02/2020,
6:30pm to 9:30pm, 1 session
£19.50 /
£12(1)
Starting a Sketchbook 7530GY194 Wednesdays, starting 22/01/2020,
9:30am to 2:30pm, 1 session
£32.50 /
£20(1)
Starting to Paint 7530GY195 Tuesdays, starting 26/11/2019,
6:30pm to 9:30pm, 1 session
£19.50 /
£12(1)
Starting to Draw Portraits 7530GY196 Tuesdays, starting 21/01/2020,
6:30pm to 9:30pm, 1 session
£19.50 /
£12(1)
Drawing and Painting: Plants and Flowers 7531GY190 Wednesdays, starting 25/09/2019,
1:30pm to 3:30pm, 5 sessions
£65 /
£40(1)
Still Life in Chalk Pastels 7531GY191 Fridays, starting 17/01/2020,
12:30pm to 2:30pm, 5 sessions
£65 /
£40(1)

How to enrol or express an interest

Floristry masterclass workshops

Check individual course outlines for details of materials that you must bring to these courses.

Course Code Day, date, times and sessions Fees
Christmas Table Centre 7320GY190 Tuesdays, starting 26/11/2019,
7:30pm to 9pm, 1 session
£9.75 /
£6(1)
Christmas Wreath 7320GY191 Tuesdays, starting 03/12/2019,
7:30pm to 9pm, 1 session
£9.75 /
£6(1)
Wedding Table Centre 7320GY192 Tuesdays, starting 05/05/2020,
7:30pm to 9pm, 1 session
£9.75 /
£6(1)
Spring Flowers 7320GY193 Mondays, starting 30/03/2020,
10am to 2pm, 1 session
£26 /
£16(1)
Summer Flowers 7320GY194 Mondays, starting 01/06/2020,
10am to 2pm, 1 session
£26 /
£16(1)

How to enrol or express an interest

British Sign Language (BSL) and Lip-reading courses

Book a 15-minute induction for lip-reading by sending a text message to 07860 055 145.

Course Code Day, date, times and sessions Fees
British Sign Language: Taster 7700GY190 Thursdays, starting 26/09/2019,
7pm to 9pm, 1 session
£13 /
£8(1)
British Sign Language: Discover 7700GY191 Thursdays, starting 03/10/2019,
7pm to 9pm, 7 sessions
£91 /
£56(1)
British Sign Language: Practice 7701GY190 Thursdays, starting 23/01/2020,
7pm to 9pm, 7 sessions
£91 /
£56(1)
Lip-reading and Hearing Loss: Introduction 6200GY190 Wednesdays, starting 25/09/2019,
10am to midday,
10 sessions
Free
Lip-reading and Hearing Loss: Introduction 6201GY191 Thursdays, starting 26/09/2019,
10am to midday,
10 sessions
Free
Lip-reading and Hearing Loss: Beginners 6201GY192 Thursdays, starting 16/01/2020,
10am to midday,
10 sessions
Free

How to enrol or express an interest

Modern Foreign Languages – tasters and short courses

Course Code Day, date, times and sessions Fees
French: A Taste of 7720GY190 Tuesdays, starting 17/09/2019,
7pm to 9pm, 1 session
£13 /
£8(1)
French: Discover 7720GY191 Tuesdays, starting 01/10/2019,
7pm to 9pm, 7 sessions
£91 /
£56(1)
French: Practice 7721GY190 Tuesdays, starting 21/01/2020,
7pm to 9pm, 7 sessions
£91 /
£56(1)
Spanish: A Taste of 7740GY190 Thursdays, starting 19/09/2019,
7pm to 9pm, 1 session
£13 /
£8(1)
Spanish: Discover 7740GY191 Thursdays, starting 03/10/2019,
7pm to 9pm, 7 sessions
£91 /
£56(1)
Spanish: Practice 7741GY190 Thursdays, starting 23/01/2020,
7pm to 9pm, 7 sessions
£91 /
£56(1)
Italian: A Taste of 7730GY190 Wednesdays, starting 18/09/2019,
7pm to 9pm, 1 session
£13 /
£8(1)
Italian: Discover 7730GY191 Wednesdays, starting 02/10/2019,
7pm to 9pm, 7 sessions
£91 /
£56(1)
Italian: Practice 7731GY190 Wednesdays, starting 22/01/2020,
7pm to 9pm, 7 sessions
£91 /
£56(1)

How to enrol or express an interest

Cookery courses at Ormiston Park Academy, Aveley

Check individual course outlines for details of materials that you must bring to these courses.

Course Code Day, date, times and sessions Fees
Batch Cooking 7202CY190 Tuesdays, starting 08/10/2019,
6:30pm to 9pm, 3 sessions
£48.75 /
£30(1)
A Taste of Christmas 7201CY190 Tuesdays, starting 03/12/2019,
6pm to 9pm, 1 session
£19.50 /
£12(1)
A Taste of One Pot Cooking 7201CY191 Tuesdays, starting 19/11/2019,
6pm to 9pm, 1 session
£19.50 /
£12(1)
Cooking for One 7203CY190 Tuesdays, starting 25/02/2020,
6:30pm to 9pm, 6 sessions
£97.50 /
£60(1)
Basic Cookery for Beginners 7200CY190 Tuesdays, starting 02/06/2020,
6:30pm to 9pm, 6 sessions
£97.50 /
£60(1)

How to enrol or express an interest

Sewing and Clothes-making courses

Check individual course outlines for details of materials that you must bring to these courses.

Course Code Day, date, times and sessions Fees
Introduction to the Sewing Machine 7500GY190 Mondays, starting 23/09/2019,
9:30am to 12:30pm, 4 sessions
£78 /
£48(1)
Introduction to the Sewing Machine 7500GY191 Wednesdays, starting 22/01/2020,
6:30pm to 9:30pm, 4 sessions
£78 /
£48(1)
Introduction to Clothes-making 7501GY190 Mondays, starting 11/11/2019,
9:30am to 1:30pm, 4 sessions
£104 /
£64(1)
Introduction to Clothes-making 7501GY191 Wednesdays, starting 26/02/2020,
6:30pm to 9:30pm, 6 sessions
£117 /
£72(1)
Clothes-making – Practice 7502GY190 Mondays, starting 13/01/2020,
9:30am to 12:30pm, 5 sessions
£97.50 /
£60(1)
Clothes-making – Practice 7502GY191 Wednesdays, starting 22/04/2020,
6:30pm to 9:30pm, 5 sessions
£97.50 /
£60(1)

How to enrol or express an interest

Beauty and Massage workshops

Check individual course outlines for details of materials that you must bring to these courses.

Course Code Day, date, times and sessions Fees
Massage: Beginners 7430GY190 Thursdays, starting 23/01/2020,
7pm to 9:30pm, 9 sessions
£146.20 /
£90(1)
Scalp Massage 7431GY190 Thursdays, starting 26/09/2019,
9:30am to 12:30pm, 1 session
£19.50 /
£12(1)
Beauty: Contouring 7410GY190 Thursdays, starting 03/10/2019,
9:30am to midday,
1 session
£16.25 /
£10(1)
Beauty: Manicure 7411GY190 Thursdays, starting 10/10/2019,
9:30am to 12:30pm, 1 session
£19.50 /
£12(1)
Beauty: Eyelash Extensions 7412GY190 Thursdays, starting 17/10/2019,
9:30am to 12:30pm, 2 sessions (session 1 is 2 hours including sensitivity testing)
£32.50 /
£20(1)

How to enrol or express an interest

Singing, Songwriting and Drama masterclasses and short courses

Course Code Day, date, times and sessions Fees
Singing: The Greatest Showman Hits 7602GY190 Tuesdays, starting 26/11/2019,
6:30pm to 9:30pm, 1 session
£19.50 /
£12(1)
Singing: Absolute Beginners 7600GY190 Tuesdays, starting 25/02/2020,
7pm to 8:30pm, 6 sessions
£58.50 /
£36(1)
Songwriting: A Taste of 7602GY191 Tuesdays, starting 22/10/2019,
6:30pm to 9:30pm, 1 session
£19.50 /
£12(1)
Drama: Step Into Acting 7610GY190 Thursdays, starting 17/10/2019,
7pm to 9:30pm, 1 session
£16.25 /
£10(1)
Drama: Improvisation and Character 7610GY191 Thursdays, starting 24/10/2019,
7pm to 9:30pm, 1 session
£16.25 /
£10(1)

How to enrol or express an interest

Creative Writing and Short Literary courses

Course Code Day, date, times and sessions Fees
Creative Writing: A Taste of 7710GY190 Wednesdays, starting 11/12/2019,
9:30am to 12:30pm, 1 session
£19.50 /
£12(1)
Creative Writing 7711GY190 Wednesdays, starting 22/01/2020,
9:30am to 11:30am, 7 sessions
£91 /
£56(1)
Poetry: First Steps in Writing 7712GY190 Thursdays, starting 28/11/2019,
6:30pm to 9:30pm, 1 session
£19.50 /
£12(1)
Shakespeare 7710GY191 Tuesdays, starting 04/02/2020,
7pm to 9pm, 1 session
£13 /
£8(1)
Shakespeare: Intro to his work 7711GY191 Tuesdays, starting 25/02/2020,
7pm to 9pm, 6 sessions
£78 /
£48(1)
Explore Thurrock’s Literary Landscapes 7713GY190 Tuesdays, starting 12/05/2020,
7pm to 9pm, 1 session
£13 /
£8(1)
The Literary Landscape of Thurrock 7713GY191 Tuesdays, starting 02/06/2020,
7pm to 9pm, 6 sessions
£78 /
£48(1)

How to enrol or express an interest

Free After-School and Saturday activities and courses for Families

Course Code Day, date, times and sessions Fees
Cooking Together at Ormiston Park Academy, Aveley: for Families 8047CY190 Saturdays, starting 21/09/2019,
10am to midday,
1 session
Free – please check your eligibility
Cooking Together at Ormiston Park Academy, Aveley: Feasts for a Fiver 8047CY191 Saturdays, starting 28/09/2019,
10am to midday,
4 sessions
Free – please check your eligibility
Yoga: for Families 8041GY191 Wednesdays, starting 25/09/2019,
4pm to 5:30pm, 5 sessions
Free – please check your eligibility
Yoga and Mindfulness: for Families 8041GY192 Wednesdays, starting 26/02/2020,
4pm to 5:30pm, 6 sessions
Free – please check your eligibility
Wellbeing: for Families 8043GY190 Wednesdays, starting 03/06/2020,
4pm to 5:30pm, 3 sessions
Free – please check your eligibility
Tai Chi: for Families 8041GY190 Wednesdays, starting 13/11/2019,
4pm to 5:30pm, 3 sessions
Free – please check your eligibility
Creative Writing: for Families 8046GY190 Wednesdays, starting 22/01/2020,
4pm to 5:30pm, 4 sessions
Free – please check your eligibility
Photography: for Families 8049GY190 Tuesdays, starting 25/02/2020,
4pm to 5:30pm, 3 sessions
Free – please check your eligibility
Making Catapults 8046GY191 Saturdays, starting 14/03/2020,
10am to midday,
1 session
Free – please check your eligibility
Gardening: for Families 8048GY190 Tuesdays, starting 28/04/2020,
4pm to 5:30pm, 4 sessions
Free – please check your eligibility
Drama: for Families 8044GY190 Wednesdays, starting 29/04/2020,
4pm to 5:30pm, 4 sessions
Free – please check your eligibility
Making Planes and Gliders 8046GY192 Saturdays, starting 16/05/2020,
10am to midday,
1 session
Free – please check your eligibility

How to enrol or express an interest

Free Informative and Supportive courses for Parents and Carers

Course Code Day, date, times and sessions Fees
ESOL: Supporting Bilingual Parents – book a skills check by calling 01375 372 476 8070GY190 Mondays, starting 23/09/2019,
9:30am to midday,
5 sessions
Free – please check your eligibility
Aiding your Anxious Child 8020GY190 Wednesdays, starting 16/10/2019,
6:30pm to 9:30pm, 1 session
Free – please check your eligibility
Aiding your Anxious Child 8020GY191 Thursdays, starting 16/01/2020,
9:30am to 12:30pm, 1 session
Free – please check your eligibility
Positive Parents: Happy Home 8030GY190 Thursdays, starting 23/01/2020,
9:30am to midday,
6 sessions
Free – please check your eligibility
Keeping Up With Your Children: Maths 8072GY190 Tuesdays, starting 25/02/2020,
9:30am to midday,
6 sessions
Free – please check your eligibility
Keeping Up with Your Children: English 8071GY190 Tuesdays, starting 21/04/2020,
9:30am to midday,
5 sessions
Free – please check your eligibility

How to enrol or express an interest

Paediatric First Aid Workshop for Parents and Carers

Course Code Day, date, times and sessions Fees
First Aid: Paediatric 7800GY190 Thursdays, starting 10/10/2019,
7:15pm to 9:15pm, 1 session
£13 /
£8(1)

How to enrol or express an interest