Assertiveness Courses


What is Being Assertive ?

Being Assertive is a training course of six mornings, over a six week period, of assertiveness and confidence building aimed to help improve your communication skills – at work, in your ‘community’, and in your personal relationships.

Who is it for ?
The Course is for anyone over 18 years of age who is unemployed and would like to become more assertive.

What do I get out of it ?
Being Assertive aims not only to give you the skills and confidence you need to be assertive, but also recognises your achievements over the six week course with a nationally recognised and approved OCN Level 1 qualification in assertiveness.
The OCN is the ‘Open College Network’, which specialises in recognising and awarding achievement outside of traditional qualifications.

What will I be learning ?
The topics and skills covered include:

  • Building self-confidence
  • Communicating effectively
  • Understanding assertiveness
  • Being more assertive in practice
  • Negotiating effectively
  • Saying "no", and meaning it!
  • Giving feedback to others
  • Dealing with conflict
  • Dealing with negative criticism

You will also be given some tools to help you to continue improving your assertiveness skills after the course has finished.

Does it cost anything?
There is no charge for the course which includes all the course materials, a portfolio (for you to keep), the tuition, the OCN Registration Fees, and refreshments. You will receive an OCN Certificate of achievement after successfully completing the course.

Next Course
Wednesday October 30th to December 4th 2019
from 10:00am – 01:00pm, 6 weekly sessions.
Places for this course are available on a ‘first come, first served’, basis.
Contact Simon to express an interest in joining.

The Quiet Room, St Edmund’s Church Living Well, St Edmund’s Road, Dartford, Kent, DA1 5ND.

I’m interested. What do I need to do ?
Contact the facilitator Simon Simpson for more information.

Simon can be contacted via: 
Tel: 07956 863 879  or  Email:

You will need to complete and return a Registration Form to assure a place on the course.

New Futures is a partnership of training and counselling professionals who have come together to develop and deliver social learning projects to improve the personal and interpersonal skills (‘soft skills’) of people unable to access commercially available courses. Simon Simpson is the Principal Partner.
Please note that New Futures is independent of Healthy Living Centre Dartford.

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