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Self-defence for Women - Mixed Ability

Course code: ZSKV020P

Subject area: Health & Social Care

Study level: Part Time

Course level:

Course details

Course time:

10:00 - 11:00

Days of week:


Course date:

24th Sept 2024 - 10th Dec 2024

Course location:

Kidlington Band Hall

Contact details


01235 555 585

Empower yourself with essential self-defence skills tailored for women. Learn fundamental techniques from basic awareness to hands-on defensive manoeuvres, equipping you to confidently navigate real-world threats. Recognise, assess and mitigate risks, develop quick reflexes, and leverage your natural strengths against physical aggression. Through interactive instruction and realistic scenario-based training, gain the confidence to react decisively in threatening encounters. Our experienced instructor prioritises safety and empowerment, fostering a supportive learning environment. Join us to take control of your personal safety, whether you're a beginner or seeking to refine your skills. This course provides the expertise and practice necessary to know that you can defend yourself with confidence and determination, an asset which can improve every aspect of life.
• Understand the importance of self-defence and its role in personal safety.• Discuss common threats and scenarios women might face in various environments.• Practice basic defensive manoeuvres such as blocking, striking, and escaping holds.• Focus on using leverage and natural body strengths to counter physical aggression.• Engage in realistic scenario-based exercises to simulate real-world threats.• Gain hands-on experience in applying self-defence techniques under stress.• Participate in activities designed to boost self-confidence and assertiveness.• Foster a mindset of empowerment and self-assurance in your daily life.

In order to avoid disappointment, it is advisable to enrol at least 2½ weeks prior to the course starting. We will confirm course information two weeks prior to the start date.Please note there will be no class on 29/10/2024.

Please bring own refreshments, if required.There is no parking at the venue. Maximum 3 hours free parking in Tesco car park close by.Please note that there is no disabled toilet available.

Abingdon and Witney College is subject to Ofsted regulation and is required to work with all its students to make sure they understand Government initiatives around Safeguarding, Prevent and Fundamental British Values. Information on these matters will be shared with you during your course.

You will also be asked to complete monitoring paperwork, which helps us to deliver course content to the highest quality.

Course units
Basic awareness: Understand surroundings and recognise threats. Assertiveness: Build confidence and set boundaries. Practical defence: Learn strikes, blocks, and escapes. Risk assessment: Identify dangers and develop avoidance strategies. Reflex development: Improve reaction time through drills. Leverage strengths: Use biomechanics for defence. Scenario training: Simulate realistic situations. Safety first: Ensure a supportive environment. Confidence building: Cultivate resilience in stress. Continuous improvement: Provide ongoing support for skill development.
What next?
Oxfordshire Adult Learning offer a wide-range of similar workshops and courses, please check our website for further information.
Entry criteria
All welcome.

Courses can fill fast, so please enrol early to avoid disappointment. Decisions on whether a course is to run are made two weeks prior to the start date - an email will be sent to you should there be changes to your course or if it is cancelled. Please check your inbox leading up to your course, including the junk folders. For anyone without an email account, our Admissions team will phone you instead.

For the first week of the course you will need to bring a valid form of identification; this includes passport, driving licence, debit/credit card, Birth Certificate or National Insurance card.

Please note - you should be 19 years old or over at 31st August 2024 prior to starting the course.

Fee information
Courses offered by the college are fully or partly funded by the Government and the published fee takes account of this funding.

Before starting a course, the College is required to check you meet conditions relating to that funding, e.g. age, residency status within the UK/EEA, prior qualification level and employment status. In some circumstances (such as with online enrolments), these checks can only be completed after you have enrolled and paid.

If you are unable to pay in full for this course at the time of enrolment, and the course tuition fee is £300 or more, an instalment plan is available. If this is your preference, please do not enrol online but rather call the Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to enrol.

Once enrolled, Admissions will take the first instalment payment from you and pass on your details to the Finance team who will email you to set-up your payment plan. Please return a fully completed instalment plan to Finance as failure to do so could result in being withdrawn from your course.

The rules on fee reduction are complicated, we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to discuss these options. You can find more information on our Fees and Bursaries page - search "Fees and Bursaries" at the top of the page.

Course fees

19+ Fee:

Tuition Fee: £105.60

Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £105.60

19+ Reduced Fee:

Tuition Fee: £52.80

Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £52.80

Qualifications received
As this is a non-accredited course, there is no formal qualification. However, you will be asked to complete activities that demonstrate how you are progressing on your course.
Learning & method assessment
To track your progress and achievement you will be required to complete a short document.