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Hounslow Adult And Community Education

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"We provide over 1,000 part time and vocational courses for adults through fun workshops that are taught by trained, helpful tutors."

Overview

Hounslow Adult & Community Education (HACE) offers part-time courses for adults throughout the London Borough of Hounslow at over 60 different locations, catering for a diverse population with a wide range of educational needs.

HACE offers fully-trained, well-prepared tutors and friendly, helpful staff catering for around 7,500 students each year.

What's on offer

  • HACE offers well over 1,000 vocational and leisure courses - in the mornings, afternoons and evenings.
  • Throughout the year HACE also offers short workshops in selected subjects.
  • Creches or funding for childcare may be available for students who are taking courses which lead to a qualification.

Course fees on qualification courses are waived for students who are 18 or under or who are on means-tested benefits.

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Subject Strengths

HACE offers a full range of courses in the subjects listed below. There are qualification and non-qualification courses at a variety of levels and students can choose to progress to suit their own particular tastes.

  • Arts, Crafts, Media and Floristry
  • Beauty
  • Business & Administration, including Return to Work
  • Childcare & Classroom Assistant
  • Construction and DIY
  • English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL )
  • Fashion
  • Fitness
  • ICT
  • Languages
  • Literacy & Numeracy
  • Maths & English GCSE
  • Music and Performing Arts

 

HACE also offers Wider Family Learning and Family Learning, Literacy and Numeracy courses in conjunction with Hounslow Primary Schools.

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Facilities

Up-to-date equipment is available to students, ranging from the state-of-the-art beauty suite at Brentford and Hounslow West, to a series of ICT rooms, dance studios, kitchens and pottery studios.

Location

Courses are taught at schools within Hounslow, plus more than 60 other outreach locations.

There are four main enrolment sites based in Brentford, Chiswick, Cranford and Hounslow Manor; all are accessible by road and bus, and some by rail and tube and the sites have disabled access.

Details of parking and transport links are available on the HACE website.

Open Days

8 September 2009 at Hounslow Manor Adult Education Centre 5:30pm - 8:30pm
9 September 2009 at Cswich Adult Education Centre 5:30pm - 8:30pm

Student Story

Gurnam Barmi
Advanced ECDL

Gurnam has studied a wide range of courses in recent years, including Sage accounting, Book-keeping, Neuro-linguistic Programming and fitness classes such as Yoga and Reiki.

'All the classes have been so useful,' she said. 'One of my favourites was the Neuro-linguistic Programming - I didn’t realise the impact it would have on my life – it’s been so positive! I made some good friends on the course and it’s great to have like-minded people to boost you along life’s journey. I started with Setting & Reaching Your Goals in 2001 and I have enjoyed learning with HACE every year since. This year I’m studying Life Coaching and Advanced Excel, and I’ve just completed a Life Coaching Workshop.'

Gurnam is keen to progress. 'I am thinking of doing Cookery next term, and my tutor has put me forward for the new computing ITQ course.'

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Contact Details

Hounslow Manor School
Cecil Road
Hounslow
TW3 1NE

Tel: 020 8583 6000
Nearest Train/Tube Station: Hounslow East