All Courses at Verulam School



This course, run in conjunction with HAFLS ( Hertfordshire Adult and Family Learning), will be running for five weeks after half term. 

It's ideal for anyone who has been out of work for some time and would like some help in preparing for the job market.

Confidence and Communication Skills

Become more confident about your own values and skills as a potential candidate. Improve your speaking and listening skills  throughout the course. 

 Effective Job Search and Applications

Guidance on completing an efficient job search, indentifying personal skills, meeting the requirements of applications  and tips on how to aim at achieving an interview offer. 

Essential interview Techniques 

 Interview preparation and valuable  techniques and tips for effective performance.

 The course is suitable for anyone with a good level of spoken and written English and is delivered by an experienced, fully  qualified teacher who is able to tailor the content for a range of career levels.  


Wild Blue Yonder

There will be inspiring prompts and triggers to send our imaginations in different directions. Each session will also contain clear teaching on a specific writing technique.  There will often be a chance to write and review each other's writing during the session. 

We are a friendly and supportive group and welcome new joiners. 


Taught by local award-winning, agented writer, Clare Hobba. Suitable both for beginners and those with more experience.


Two of our authors have been published.  Congratulations to K A Hitchins, one of our creative writing group, who has a second novel out now which developed from a creative exercise at one of our sessions.  For more information about her work, visit


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To enrol for this class, email or call Carole on 01727 754113. 


"This is a great class, combining excellent teaching, group discussion, writing exercises and constructive feedback on your own writing project.  The best thing about it is the warm, supportive atmosphere, and the fact that we have fun together." KW

"I would recommend this class to writers of all abilities and levels of experience. The participants are friendly, enthusiastic and highly supportive to one another. It is facilitated by an excellent tutor, who allows individuals the freedom to write on topics of their choosing, using a variety of genres."TB



"I very much enjoy the classes. Teaching very good."

'As a novice writer, I have found this course to be both informative and entertaining. The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly. My fellow delegates are currently engaged in writing across several genres and are most supportive in exchanging views and ideas. I would highly recommend these sessions to new and more experienced writers alike.' TG

The course is aimed at helping parents currently in years 4, 5 & 6 to support their children's learning and preparation for KS2 SATs.

NB There is now a charge of £5 for attending this course. 

In this course you will refresh your skills and develop your confidence in supporting your child's maths learning in upper Key Stage 2 at primary school and gain insight into their KS2 SATS. You will 

  • Use maths dictionaries to understand terminology
  • Identify different ways to solve maths problems
  • Understand and identify strategies for calculating with whole numbers and decimals and fractions
  • Practice the written method for multiplying and dividing numbers 
  • Interpret and apply BODMAS rules for numerical and algebraic expressions 
  • Use a range of models to represent fractions, decimals and percentages
  • Learn ways to support your child with real life maths at home.

The course is delivered in conjunction with Hertfordshire Family Learning Service and Verulam School.

Please email to register your interest. Email


This six week course running in the Autumn Term  will help parents of children currently in years 4, 5 and 6 to understand the skills and concepts their children will be learning about in literacy in those years including:

  • progression in the curriculum
  • poetry
  • word games
  • punctuation
  • creativity
  • story structures - eg character description, settings etc
  • genres of fiction and non-fiction
  • sentence construction / grammar
  • phonics / spelling
  • skimming texts / comprehension
  • speaking and listening techniques eg questioning techniques
  • You will gain insight into the SATs, and be able to support your children's learning, help with homework and refresh your own skills. Classes are supportive and friendly, provided by Verulam School and Hertfordshire Adult and Family Learning. 

    Functional Skills courses in Maths and English


    In conjunction with Hertfordshire Adult and Family Learning, we are offering City and Guilds Functional Skills Courses in Maths and/or English for parents and carers who do not currently have a GCSE qualification in these subjects. The courses offer a chance to develop your skills in a relaxed and fun way, working in a group with similar interests and gain a qualification. Both courses run weekly over 24 weeks of the school year. Exams are taken during and at the end of the course so learners will need to be able to attend the course every week.

    Learners will be assessed at the beginning to see whether they should enter at level one or level two. A level two pass is equivalent to a grade 4 pass at GCSE )(previously a pass at grade C). Students achieving a level one pass may wish to continue studying to take the level two examination.

    NB There is a registration charge of £5 per learner per course.  

    Introduction and Information Morning for English

     Thursday 13 July at Verulam School 9.30 – 11.30 am


    We are holding an Introduction and Information morning on Thursday 13 July between 9.30 and 11.30 am for anyone who is interested in enrolling on the 24 week English Functional Skills course to come along, meet the tutor, ask questions and find out if this is the right course for you.  If not, we will direct you to courses that will be suitable. Your skills will be assessed and you will progress at an appropriate level.  *You may need to start at Level 1 rather than Level 2.


    To register your interest in either of these courses contact or call 01727 754113.