65+ Project

We have a selection of short FREE courses for those 65 and over (a £10 registration fee applies). Courses are subsidised by Hertfordshire Adult & Family Learning Service, helping us bring these learning opportunities to you at no teaching cost. The £10 fee covers registration/administration fees

Gain or improve your smartphone or tablet skills, take your first steps to write your own memoir or discover mindfulness. The only requirement for joining the course is that you have a basic level of maths and English. Please note that due to funding restrictions you can only book onto one course.

HAFLES Hertfordshire: Adult & Family Learning Service

Getting Started with your Tablet

(Apple / Android)

Take a tour around your tablet, get to grips with the interface, explore the apps store, search, download, delete and manage your apps. Discover the different uses for your tablet, learn how to personalise your device, adding security features, registering and accessing cloud storage.

Please bring your tablet fully charged.

 When Wed 24 Apr - 22 May
5 weeks 10am - 12pm
 Where Hatfield Community Hub
White Lion House, Town Centre, Hatfield AL10 0JL
 Code CL202C1P

Mindfulness for Daily Living

Learn how to bring the mind to rest

  • Understand the basics of mindful living
  • Learn simple meditation techniques
  • Practice mindful meditation
  • Reap the benefits of emotional and mental health that mindfulness can provide.

 When Thursday
31 Jan - 7 Mar
5 Weeks 3 - 5pm
 Where Oaklands College St Albans Campus, Hatfield Road, St Albans AL4 0JA
 Code CL092E1P

Getting to Grips with your Smartphone

(Apple / Android)

Get more out of your phone in these practical sessions where we will explore 'apps', how to search, download and delete them, phone storage, how to transfer pictures, understanding common terminology, how you can amend your phone settings and more.

 When Friday
1 Feb - 8 Feb
2 Weeks 12:45 - 3:15pm
 Where Oaklands College St Albans Campus, Hatfield Road, St Albans AL4 0JA
 Code CL191B1P

When Fri 7 Jun - 14 Jun
2 weeks 12:45pm - 3:15pm
Where Hertsmere Borough Council
Civic Offices, Elstree Way, WD6 1WA
Code CL191C1P

Memoir Writing

Our memories are the most precious thing we have. This course will help you to capture yours in writing, both for yourself and your family.

The course will provide you with expert training from a professional writer. Learn how to plan your memoirs and start the process of putting your life into words.

Please bring a pen and pad.

 When Wednesday
27 Feb - 27 Mar
5 Weeks 10am - 12pm
 Where Hatfield Community Hub, White Lion House, Town Centre, Hatfield AL10 0JL
 Code CL226C1P

Digital Skills - Internet and Staying Safe Online

The course will cover a variety of digital skills to give you more confidence in dealing with technology:

  • Brush up on mouse and keyboard skills
  • Creating a secure password
  • What makes websites secure and how to access those
  • Navigating online shopping sites
  • Ordering tickets online, e.g. theatre or train

 When Friday
25 Jan - 8 Mar
6 Weeks 1pm - 3pm
 Where Oaklands College Welwyn Garden City Campus, The Campus, Welwyn Garden City AL8 6AH
 Code CL248B1P

Book your place

All you need to do to book is contact us on 01727 737000 and quote the course code. Please make sure that you can attend all sessions before you book.

In case the session is full we will keep your details in case a space becomes available or we run the course again. Please note that you can only book on one of the courses due to funding restrictions.