our programmes …

We run a range of programmes and activities from our centre in Letchworth …

 

 
 

 

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ready for life

This FREE course is ideal for anyone in Hertfordshire who wants to have the space and support to re-engage with their life, with people and with the community and gain clarity on purpose and motivation for the future. We welcome people wherever they are at in their adult life journey.

We recognise that change and doing something new can be exciting but also scary. Our facilitators and the environment at The LaunchPad learning centre ensure that your experience on the course will be positive and beneficial.

Our course leaders are not teachers or tutors, they are highly experienced facilitators who bring groups together, guiding the sessions and creating a space that is informal, accepting and stimulating. Laughter of course is welcomed too!

What to expect from the course:

  • Small group environment (max 8 people)

  • Informal and creative learning environment

  • Supportive and helpful facilitation

  • Learning from facilitator, inspiring speakers and each other

  • Space for thinking and discussion

  • Opportunities to get involved in the community and any course activities at the CCN centre

  • Activities to explore your values, purpose and how this can guide you

  • Take part in Mindfulness meditation to calm the mind and open up to change

  • Techniques to let go of unhelpful thinking

  • Peer support

  • New personal insights

  • Energy for future plans and opportunities

  • Opportunity to connect with others

  • To have fun and value time for yourself

structure

  • 5 days over 2 weeks

  • Week 1:

    Mo, Tu, We

  • Week 2:

    Mo, Tu

  • 09.30am – 2.30pm

  • Free lunch and refreshments

Location

Pixmore Business Centre, Letchworth

preparing for work

This FREE course is aimed at anyone in Hertfordshire who is looking to make the transition into, or back into, employment.  We recognise that finding your way back into work after a long absence can be challenging and sometimes scary but our ‘ready for Work’ programme is designed to provide you with the belief, confidence and skills to help you secure your next step to employment.

Our course leaders are not teachers or tutors, they are highly experienced facilitators who bring groups together, guiding the sessions and creating a space that is informal, accepting and stimulating.  Our LaunchPad learning centre is similarly not a classroom, simply a welcoming and relaxed space that we use creatively as the activities demand.  Laughter of course is a welcome and key ingredient!

What to expect from the course:

  • Gaining self belief – from who you are and what you believe in

  • Rediscovering your value – what you have to offer

  • Building self confidence – from your value, achievement and potential

  • CV writing skills

  • Interview techniques and practice

  • Informal and creative learning environment

  • Supportive and helpful facilitation

  • Learning and inspiration from facilitators and each other

  • Space for thinking and discussion

  • New personal insights

  • Opportunity to connect with others

  • To have fun and value time for yourself

  • Energy for future plans and opportunities and take action!

structure

  • 5 days over 2 weeks

  • Week 1:

    Mo, Tu, We

  • Week 2:

    Mo, Tu

  • 09.30am – 2.30pm

  • Free lunch and refreshments

Location

Pixmore Business Centre, Letchworth

hub drop-in

We recognise that programmes can be a great injection of skills, belief and and a new found enthusiasm.  However, we also know that sustainable change does not happen overnight and to carry us through that transition period we may need a little ‘top up’!

With this in mind we run a drop-IN session every week for anyone who is looking for someone to simply listen to their journey and gently help them rediscover the next steps to their chosen destination.

No appointment necessary … just turn up!

Availability

Every Friday

09:30 until 16:00

Location

Pixmore Business Centre, Letchworth

foundations for work

This is a great initiative funded by our friends at settle where we have been given the opportunity to provide tailored 1 to 1 to help their tenants become more self-sufficient and support them in taking those difficult steps back to more regular, permanent employment.

As a settle tenant, we can work together to help you:

  • get some needed structure into your day to day life

  • tackle any challenges or issues you may be facing

  • rediscover your strengths and abilities

  • work on those areas needed to get you back into sustainable employment that reflects your circumstances

Essentially, you have access to someone who can provide you with the specific support you need.

structure

  • 1 to 1 mentor support

  • tailored activities

Location

Pixmore Business Centre, Letchworth