Assessment Dates – Functional Skills English and Maths & English For Speakers Of Other Languages

Our English and Maths courses are taught in a friendly and supportive environment by tutors experienced in helping students achieve their learning goal.

Functional Skills Maths – these courses aim to improve your skills for work and everyday life with the National Curriculum for adults and to work towards a maths qualification.

Functional Skills English – These courses aim to improve and enhance your everyday reading, writing, speaking and listening skills at a level which is appropriate for you.

Don’t feel daunted, contact us on 0345 601 0161 for an initial assessment and we will start you at the right level.

Bognor Regis
Wed 30th January 2019, 9.30am-1.30pm
Thu 31st January 2019, 5pm-8pm

Burgess Hill
Wed 30th January 2019, 9.30am-1.30pm
Wed 30th January 2019, 5pm-8pm

Chichester
Thu 24th January 2019, 5pm-8pm

Crawley
Wed 23rd January 2019, 9.30am-1.30pm

Littlehampton
Tue 22nd January 2019, 9.30am-11.45pm
Tue 22nd January 2019, 5pm-8pm

Worthing
Worthing Tuition Centre Thu 24th January 2019, 9.30am-1.30pm

English For Speakers Of Other Languages (ESOL)

Bognor Regis
Wed 9th January 2019, 9am-12pm, 4pm-9pm

Burgess Hill
Tue 8th January 2019, 9.30am-12.30pm

Chichester
Thu 10th January 2019, 9am-12pm, 4pm-9pm

Littlehampton
Thu 10th January 2019, 9.15am-12pm

Contact us on 0345 601 0161 to book in for an initial assessment.

Gift Vouchers

Are you still looking for the perfect Christmas gift to spoil your loved ones this year? Why not give the gift of learning with an Aspire Sussex gift voucher, available in £10 and £20 denominations.

To order your gift voucher, please call our Student Support team on 0345 601 0161 or email us at enquiries@aspiresussex.org.uk.

The full Terms and Conditions can be found here: https://www.aspiresussex.org.uk/student-support/gift-vouchers/

Learner Views Survey 2018

Thank you to all those who responded to the 2018 Learner Views Survey. We find your opinions and feedback important in helping us plan and deliver our service.

Congratulations to Mike Freeman who has won the prize draw for £30 Aspire Sussex Gift Vouchers.

Talk and Taste Evening

Join us for our first Talk and Taste evening of gin, chocolate and nibbles on Wednesday 14th November 2018, 7pm-9pm!

Tickets £12.50 per person. Book today: https://aspiresussextalkandtaste.eventbrite.co.uk

Hear the stories from three local producers, Jarrold’s Gin, Le Salon Du Chocolat and Zest for Taste, ask questions and taste their produce.

There will also be the opportunity to buy their produce at the end of the evening if you want to stock up on some treats or gifts for Christmas.

Participants must be aged 19+ due to the gin tasting. If you are lucky enough to look under 25 please bring some photo ID with you as you may be asked to prove your age.

We are close to the train station, bus station and taxi ranks – don’t drink and drive.

Christmas Themed Saturday Workshops

While you may not want to be thinking about Christmas yet, it is slowly but surely sneaking up on us. Aspire Sussex have some wonderful Saturday workshops across the West Sussex to put you in a festive mood! These workshops are the perfect opportunity to relax before the big rush, create beautiful handmade gifts or just to learn something new before the new year.

17th November 2018
Lancing:
Christmas Photography: Family Portraits And Capturing The Season (L0972CF18)
Paint a Snow Scene with Impressionist Colours (L0967CF18)
Woodcarving: A Holly Leaf Design in Relief (L0950CF18)
Christmas Decorations in Willow (L0970CF18)

24th November 2018
Chichester:
Cake Decorating: Christmas Modelling Workshop (B0706CF18)
Stained Glass: Festive Light Catcher (B09132CF18)
Painting A Winter Scene: Mixed Media (B0960CF18)
History of Art: Artists in the Snow (B09124CF18)
Jewellery Gifts: Create a Pendant in Silver Clay (B09119CF18)

Burgess Hill:
Festive Wreath Making (M0946CF18)
A Winter Scene in Watercolour (M0948CF18)
Photography Workshop: Digital Editing and the Winter Garden (M0957CF18)

1st December 2018
Horsham:
Woodcarving: A Festive Angel In The Round (H0932CF18)
History of Art: Scenes in the Deep Midwinter (H0942CF18)
Cookery: Cocktail Party: Aperitif Dinatoire (H0704CF18)

12th January 2019
Chichester:
Sugar Flower Workshop – Winter Hellebore (B0707CF18)

If you are interested in enrolling on any of these courses you can follow the links, email enquiries@aspiresussex.org.uk or call us on 0345 601 0161.

Learner Views Survey

If you have attended an Aspire Sussex Course you are invited to take part in an Ofsted Survey to give your views. Please note the provider is listed as West Sussex County Council on the survey as Aspire Sussex are contracted to provide Adult Education by West Sussex County Council.

Unique Reference Number: 50208

Ofsted inspects Aspire Sussex as a further education and skills provider.

We have an online questionnaire for learners to give us your views about the provider that you are learning or training with, known as Learner View. This questionnaire is open to learners of all ages, and on all courses and can be completed at any time during the year.

If you are learning or training with more than one provider you may receive an email from each of them, and are welcome to complete a questionnaire for each one.

We would be grateful if you could complete the Learner View questionnaire to help us understand how well the further education and skills provider supports its learners to ensure the best possible outcomes. Inspectors will use the results during inspection to identify issues to look at in more detail.

To complete the questionnaire, you will need to register on the Learner View site using your email address. Instructions for logging in and creating a password will then be emailed to you. Once logged in to Learner View you can search by name for the provider that you are learning or training with in order to give your views about them. You can also search by their unique reference number 50208.
Please click on the link below to find out more and to complete the questionnaire.
https://learnerview.ofsted.gov.uk/login?destination=give-your-views

To complete the questionnaire on a mobile device, please click https://mobile.learnerview.ofsted.gov.uk and then ‘add your view’. You will be given the option to enter your email address and create a password. We apply the General Data Protection Regulation and other UK data protection law when handling any personal information.

We have a video about Learner View which you may find useful. You can view the video at the following link:
https://learnerview.ofsted.gov.uk/how-to-use

If you have any queries or require assistance please call us on 0300 123 1231 or email us at fes@ofsted.gov.uk

Thank you for taking the time to complete Learner View.

November Saturday Workshops

Aspire Sussex has an outstanding programme of one day Saturday workshops across West Sussex. These workshops are the perfect opportunity to make little gifts, treat yourself or learn something new before enrolling onto a longer course.

3rd November 2018
Burgess Hill:
M1212CF18 – French Grammar Workshop: Focus On Tenses
M0101CF18 – Nutrition And Menopause: A Holistic Approach To A Healthy Menopause

Bognor Regis:
B0705CF18 – Introduction To Cake Decorating
B0113CF18 – Introduction To Counselling
B0105CF18 – Introduction To Mindfulness
B0613CF18 – IT Workshop For Beginners
B09140CF18 – Photography For Social Media
B0210CF18 – Understanding Workplace Cultures

17th November 2018
Burgess Hill:
M0945CF18 – Artists’ Experience Of The Great War
M0943CF18 – Casts Of The Past: Remembrance Tiles From Clay moulds
M0944CF18 – Remembrance Of A Field Of Poppies: Acrylic Painting In The Impressionist Style
M1002CF18 – Talks On The Great War: The Changing Role Of Women
M1001CF18 – Talks On The Great War: The War Effort At Home
M1295CF18 – The Great War Seen Through Literature

Lancing:
L0970CF18 – Christmas Decorations In Willow
L0972CF18 – Christmas Photography: Family Portraits And Capturing The Season
L0102CF18 – Introduction To Mindfulness
L0967CF18 – Paint A Snow Scene With Impressionist Colours
L0950CF18 – Woodcarving: A Holly Leaf Design In Relief

24th November 2018
Chichester:
B0620CF18 – IT Workshop For Beginners
B0960CF18 – Painting A Winter Scene: Mixed Media
B1239CF18 – Spanish Grammar Workshop: Spanish Verbs For Beginners
B1252CF18 – German Grammar Workshop: Nouns And Cases
B09124CF18 – History Of Art: Artists In The Snows
B0114CF18 – Introduction To Counselling
B0211CF18 – Introduction To Managing Change In The Workplace And Business Ethics
B0106CF18 – Introduction To Mindfulness
B1278CF18 – Italian grammar Workshop: Italian Verbs For Beginners
B09119CF18 – Jewellery Gifts: Create A Pendant In Silver Clay
B0909CF18 – Portrait Drawing With Character
B09130CF18 – Stained Glass: Festive Light Catcher
B0706CF18 – Cake Decorating: Christmas Modelling Workshop
B09141CF18 – Take Better Pictures
B12104CF18 – French Grammar Workshop: Back To The Basics

Burgess Hill:
M0948CF18 – A Winter Scene In Watercolour
M0946CF18 – Festive Wreath Making
M0957CF18 – Photography Workshop: Digital Editing And The Winter Garden
M0860CF18 – Alexander Technique

If you are interested in enrolling on any of these courses you can follow the links, email enquiries@aspiresussex.org.uk or call us on 0345 601 0161.

Centenary of World War One – Saturday Workshops

2018 marks 100 years since the end of World War One. To commemorate this 100 year anniversary, Aspire Sussex is offering a selection of Saturday workshops on the 17th November at Marle Place Burgess Hill.

Casts Of The Past: Remembrance Tiles From Clay Moulds (M0943CF18)
This course which introduces the technique of plaster casting; impressing objects or the drawing with tools into clay to create a mould from which plaster is then poured into the mould to create a tile cast. The tile can then be treated to simulate metal or simply painted or stained and varnished to create colour effects.

The theme of WW1 will be explored through the use of related objects and drawing tools to create tile designs which will reflect the embedding of memories in this significant remembrance year.

Remembrance Of A Field Of Poppies: Acrylic Painting In The Impressionist Style (M0944CF18)
Marking the centenary of the Great War with our special event day, this friendly, relaxed course will be focusing on using Impressionist styles to paint Poppies, both in detail and from a distance as well as fields and foliage. We will be looking at the lives and work of Impressionist artists such as Monet and Renoir and tuition will be given on brushwork, tonal values and colour. Students will be taught a variety of painting techniques through demonstration and discussion.

Artists’ Experience Of The Great War (M0945CF18)
This Day Course looks at the impact of World War One on artists active at the time, both German Artists and the Allies. How the war changed their outlook and style. We shall be taken through some short biographies of the artists and look at what they produced before and after the War and how it changed their careers.

Talks On The Great War: The War Effort At Home (M1001CF18)
This course will look at how the war impacted people’s lives and how they responded to the challenges of fighting a global war. This will include looking at such issues as conscription, rationing, changes to industry and farming, and the role of women, and the fate of German an Austrian ‘aliens’. It will also consider the effect that restrictions had on individual liberties during the war. Where possible, examples from the experience of Sussex will be discussed.

Talks On The Great War: The Changing Role Of Women (M1002CF18)
This course will look at how the war impacted people’s lives and how they responded to the challenges of fighting a global war. This will include looking at such issues as conscription, rationing, changes to industry and farming, and the role of women, and the fate of German an Austrian ‘aliens’. It will also consider the effect that restrictions had on individual liberties during the war. Where possible, examples from the experience of Sussex will be discussed.

The Great War Seen Through Literature (M1295CF18)
We will look at various writers through novels and journals and see World War One through their eyes. We will discuss various aspects and try to get a feel for how it was to live through both at home and in the trenches.