In their own words...Carina Rogers, Functional Skills English & Maths.
(Carina, pictured second from right with Councillor Richard Roberts, on a visit to ASCEND in South Oxhey)
Carina joined both a Functional Skills English and Maths course, run via our partner ASCEND UK, based in South Oxhey.
In her own words this is what Carina had to say at the end of the English course;
'This course has enabled me to pursue my dream of going to university, something which I had always felt was out of my reach. The course cost ensured I could afford to do the course as I had recently become a single parent, and had to reduce my working hours.
HAFLS has provided me the ability to progress in my career and learning. I have always been in full time employment and progressed well in roles. However when I saw my opportunity to go to university was having to be put on hold, due to my low GCSE results, I was disappointed, having looked at attending a college to complete functional skills, the cost was something I had to consider. Also the thought of attending a course with young people and teenagers put me off.
The English course has provided me with the foundations I will need for writing for assignments at university. I am very grateful to Jacqui ( her tutor) for her patience, with my continued questioning, my constant debating and never ending need to question the way things were written.
HAFLS offers everyone the opportunity to grow and develop - I will be encouraging people I meet personally and professionally towards HAFLS courses.'
Carina, June 2019
We offer both English and Maths Functional Skills qualifications across Hertfordshire. To find out what's running in your area, call us on 01992 556194.