In central Birmingham in 2015 courses will generally run the third weekend in each month near the Aston Villa football ground up at Ward End. On Sundays buses do not get to the area of the venue so a pick-up will be arranged for 8.45 near Moore Street Station in central Birmingham.
In North West London, Harrow, courses will run 2nd weekend in the month starting in 2016. The venue is a short walk from either Harrow-on-the-hill or Harrow and Wealdstone railway / tube stations. The former is accessible via the Metropolitan line and the British Rail Chiltern line. H & W is on the Bakerloo line and Midland Mainline from Northampton. Currently the 8.45 train from Northampton on both Saturday and Sunday stops there at 9.00. The new times for London are from 9.00 am to 6.00 pm.
(For professionals) Our
experience is that it takes about 3-4 weeks to process a first
meeting and get to the start of a course. For London our plan for 2017 is tto encrease the number of courses per year from 6 to 10 (or 12 if we can). This means there will be a new start every month, so there should never be a wait of longer than 4 weeks. For Birmingham our plan is to deliver 6 courses in 2017 If you suggest someone attends and we have just started a course then the next start is about 8 weeks away. With a long wait in advance engagement tends to drop quite considerably.
People sometimes attend from
quite large distances away and stay overnight on Saturday in a hotel or guest
house. Costs are often about £60. Sometimes if finances are very tight we can find a former
client who will "put the individual up" on a sofa for the night.