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

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 19th Sep- 17th Oct  5 Weeks 9:45am - 11.45am
 Where Jimmy Mac's Centre Hatfield
McDonald Court, Highview, Hatfield, AL10 8HR
 Code CL092A1P


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 Start Date 18 Oct- 25 Oct Day (Friday)
2 weeks 12:20pm - 3pm
Where Oaklands Borehamwood, 163 Elstree Way, Borehamwood, Herts WD6 1JY
Code CL191A1P

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
9 Oct -13 Nov
5 Weeks 10am - 12pm
 Where Hatfield Community Hub, White Lion House, Town Centre, Hatfield AL10 0JL
 Code CL226A1P

Digital Skills - Internet and Staying Safe Online

Did you know that cyber-crime is the fastest growing crime type in the world also that the  majority of these types of crime can also be prevented by adopting basic cyber security measures?

This course will cover improving your mouse and keyboard skills; accessing secure websites and understanding what makes them secure; navigating shopping sites e.g. Amazon, eBay, food stores for delivery/ click and collect, ordering tickets for the theatre, trains etc; how to create a secure password; staying safe on line – junk email/ phishing emails and clearing history, cache, favourites and more ….

When Wednesday
2 Aug -30 Aug
5 Weeks 13.00pm - 15.00pm
Where Oaklands College, Hatfield Road, St Albans AL4 0JA
Code CL248A1P

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.